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durant sign
I have what appears to be an original "durant" dealer sign.It is approx. 2 1/2 ft x 3 1/5 ft,heavy guage metal. It is black w/white lettering,w/red accents. It states in large letters"Durant" then in smaller letters,"A Good Car". Under that in smaller letters states"...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2004 8:03pm
by rob jones
Great Race New York to Paris (San Diego Style)
Today (8/22) Lance and I, along with our wives, participated in a replica of the great race from New York to Paris. This event was hosted by the San Diego Horseless Carriage Club and consisted of about 60 miles of driving and 6 stops along the way, and about 4 hours...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2004 8:44pm
by Charles A. Spitz
1928 Star M2 Coupe for sale
I have an original coupe that I would like to sell with under 80,000 actual miles.It is in excellent condition. I'm asking $6,000 or best offer. Thanks... Ron
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2004 5:55pm
by Ron Scobie
Durant model 619 for sale in UK
Yeah that's right I found a model 619 for sale on eBay that is restored and located in England. http://users.autoexposure.co.uk/classicdd.cfm?Account=AETA43737&VehicleID=AETV332175&Photo=http://users.autoexposure.co.uk/is/remotemanaged/AETA43737/AETV332175_1a.jpg...
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2004 9:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant radiator and shell for sale
I have an extra radiator and shell for what I believe to be a 1928 Durant for sale. Please contact me if you are interested and let me know how to identify what I have. It looked very similar to what I had on the 28 Star (which I just sold) and bought it as a b...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2004 7:50am
by Ron Scobie
On the inside of the front end plate of my generator there's what looks like a fuse holder. There doesn't appear to be any wires connected to it.Can anyone advise whats its purpose.
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2004 1:19am
by Peter Dunne
Star Fenders on eBay
There are 3 Star fenders just posted on eBay. Item #'s are 2487181118, 2487181594 and 2487180518. Yates
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2004 7:18am
by Yates Milton
'24 Star Runabout
Thanx to Bob Porter for some mfg. number clarification, now the only other unfinished business for my 24 F Star is the round radiator emblem. Any ideas to where I may look would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2004 10:42am
by Lance Haynes
Durant 29 6/60 Roadster Cabriolet. Built in 1929. Perfect condition seakes new owner. Who's interested?
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2004 12:50pm
by Rick Botti
I have a 22 Durant touring and the frame at the back is visible as apposed to the later Durant's, Devaux's and Frontenac's. My question, is the rear visible portion of the frame painted body colour or black. I have seen both on "AUTHENTIC RESTORATIONS". My dad has aq...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2004 6:15am
by Lewis Mendenhall
1933 Frontenac gas gauge
Does anyone know or have a photo of a gas gauge used in a 1933 Frontenac C400 4 door sedan, and what other vehicles might they have been used on? Also need details of the in tank sending unit, currently I only have one connection for the fuel pump line and the other...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 10:41pm
by Stephan Riffault
1929 DURANT 6-70
I am new to this site, and I have a question regarding my father's car, I believe its a 6-70 definately a 1929. My father passed away in 2003 and my mother has decided to sell this car, however I am having a hard time in finding a value for this car. I would say it...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 1:03pm
Annual Meeting?
I have just found this site and would be interested in attending this meeting. However, I can't find any information on it on this site (like the date!). Whenever I try to go to the website, all I get is a photo of seven guys!! Can I get someone to give me som...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 7:39am
by Charles A. Spitz
1926 Moon 660 Limo
Have a 1926 Moon 660 Limo with 26,000 orginal miles, all tools and original owners manual, title, etc...Garaged last 52 years Am trying to find out if there are any of these left and what kind of value might be placed on it. Hemmings forum mentioned that you have a...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2004 6:15pm
by jan arnett
ignition key
I lost the only ignition key for my '27 Star model R coupe!!!!! Does anyone have one for sale? I was told that all might be the same. Is that true? If so would someone with a '27 trace theirs on paper and send it to me so that I could make one? Thanks. Rick
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2004 4:23pm
by Bruce Hargin
New pictures
I've posted new pictures of a 1930 Durant model 617 Sedan owned by Fred & Rosie Stager of Whitney, Texas. Pictures include both the before and after shots. The result is one very striking motorcar, the product of a 5-year restoration project. Look in the Photogra...
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 9:53pm
by Rick Botti
Interesting Sunday.
Last Sunday, I was out flying with a friend, just knocking some holes in the sky, when the friend mentioned he would like to get some lunch. So, I dropped us into a little strip South East of Portland called Mulino where they have a nice little airport cafe. As w...
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 4:55pm
by Rick Botti
Restored 1928 Durant For Sale on Ebay
There is what looks to me like a 1928 Durant Sedan for sale on ebay. It's listed as a 1925. Other than that, all I know about the car is from the listing, but the pictures look pretty good. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2482777...
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 6:52am
by Dave Schulte
Distributor Drive Gears.
I have three new distributor drive gears that are supposed to fit a Continental engine. They are to small in diameter to work on my 14L distributor. The part number on the gears is GJ-168. If any one is interested in these gears please let me know. Thank You, Bruce...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 4:15pm
by Bruce Hargin
zenith carb
looking for new carb for m2 1928 durant w5 engine original carb is layed to rest does the zenith 14544 carb work well does anyone have one available
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 1:22pm
by Andy
star porcelin sign
my father belongs to the club and has a 2x3 porcelin star sign he is looking to sell i can email pictures if anybody is interested thanks
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 10:50am
by Jan Arnett
radiator cap.
I'm having difficulty fitting a rad cap on my '31 model 619. The top of the neck is even with the top of the shell so a cap has to either stand up taller (have teh edge of teh cap at or above the brass pressure seal) or be small dia to fit down around the tube. Haven...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2004 7:40am
by Lance Haynes
Newest Durant Fan: It's a Girl !!!
This morning at 5:15, Claudie gave birth to our first born: Laurianne Audrey Riffault. She weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces and measures 21 inches. Baby and mom are both doing great... (dad just got home and is looking forward to a bit of sleep...) Stephan
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 7:02pm
by Ron Jaremkow
1927 Star Model R Coupe FOR SALE
Must sell my '27 Star Coupe. If interested e-mail me with questions or for discription and pictures. BEST OFFER...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 5:11pm
by Rick Deckert
top and seat material
I am in the process of restoring a 23 star touring. does any one know what type of material should I use for the top and seats and door panels.I read that the seat material was imitation leather,but now I find that their are many kinds of imitation materials available.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 8:18am
by ed vomero
New Water Return Pipes
I am currently having a local tube bending company reproduce the water return pipe that runs from the water pump to the bottom of the radiator on the 14L engines ( I assume 15L too). Yes there was supposed to be a pipe there, the bends are excellent and the quality...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 7:00pm
by Rick Botti
Seventh Annual Durant Meeting - NJ
Dear Members: You should have received a copy of the registration form for the Seventh Annual Durant Motors Automobile Club Meeting in the issue of the Durant Partner that arrived at your home this week. And you should have gotten your copy before it even hit the...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
DURANT sales premium and/or token
While metal detecting along a sidewalk I had the good fortune of finding a token. It is approximatly 3" tall and 1 1/2" wide. It is made of brass or bronze and looks just like the emblem on your club hats. Most of the enamel work is gone but I beleave the plating...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 8:56am
by Gary Warden
Does anyone know if the 29 model 60 came with factory installed lenses or just plain window glass I have seen both on separate occassions, my car came with window glass. I have recently acquired a pair of lenses that fit properly and look good, but what is correct?
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:45am
New Email Address
Just want to let everyone know that I have a new email address: haleywarden@adelphia.net In a few days the haleywarden@aol.com will no longer be in service. I hope everyone will have an artice with pictures of their automobile to send to me at this new address...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 10:39pm
by Haley
Good Morning from NJ. Peg and I just arrived home from San Diego, and there were several registration forms for the Seventh Annual Durant Meeting. But Peg is disappointed, there was only ONE, yes just one, recipe for cookies for the cookbook that we are going...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 2:23pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Touring canvas roof support
Can somebody give me some clues or pictures, about the supports that hold the roof bows and mechanism when folded? Those parts are detachable and go in the rear part of the vehicle, should be fixed in a bushing hold by a bracket, that is fixed to the body, by means o...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 5:44am
by Jan Arnett
battery charging
OK, I may need some help - at least free advice. Decided to get my '31 model 619 out of the garage on such a beautiful day yesterday here in Iowa. So... I put the battery charger on. Was so eager, I didn't pay attention. Well, my Durant was set up for positive ground...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 6:33pm
by Wayne Farrand
1927 Durant Star For Sale
I thought some of your members might be interested in a project/parts car -- a 1927 Durant Star posted for sale on CentralValleyClassics.com. You can click here to see it: http://www.centralvalleyclassics.com/cars/durant/27_durant/27_durant.html This car is...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 3:30pm
by Steve
Old Car Price Guide for 29 Durant model 40 4 door
Does anyone have a general price range for a 29 model 40 4dr sedan. Particularly for a condition 3,4 or 5. Checking one out on Wednesday, Been on blocks 30+ years, body and interior good, motor needs to be rebuilt. I'm trying to get an idea what to offer. The seller...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2004 12:38pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Motors Dealer Sign
I have been watching the eBay auction for the Star Dealer sign that just ended without the reserve being met. Good Gravy!! How much does the seller want for it? Seems I remember someone had these signs reproduced a few years ago. If they were to become avaliable aga...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 7:57pm
by Jim Rohn
Virus Warning Haleys Site Address
Beware. Do not open any attachment from Haley's club website address. They are contaminated. It has the beagle virus in it. I got about 6 or 8 of them and thought it was OK to open one from our sweet new young editor. Wrong. Anyway Norton took care of it thankfully....
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 3:37pm
by Rick Botti
hey people i need a rite fender and a rite headlite assm for a 29 durant to make a complete car then i can finally sell these babys if anyone wants to buy it i hav 3 29 coupes and 3 29 sedans for sale as a package 1 coupe in oregon 2 coupes and 3 sed in jersey...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2004 11:21am
by bec
Durant Partner
Our Durant Partner magazine started arriving in peoples mail boxes yesterday as Bob Krause called me and said it sure was a great issue. He is now fighting his wife to finish it. Ha. I got one today and could not put it down. A great big THANK YOU Haley for a job wel...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2004 4:44pm
by Yates Milton
Manuals for M40 1929 Sedan
I am looking for a repair manual and instruction manual for a M40 1929 Durant Sedan Automobile. Any information would be appreciated. Sincerely, Glenn Charron Collections Officer Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 613-833-3059 glenn.charron@ottawa.ca
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2004 4:27pm
by Rick Botti
1919 Star Pickup
howdy guys, I am going to look at a 1919 Star Convertible pickup tomorrow evening. I talked with the guy on the phone today and he says its all there including running gear with good sheet metal but most of the wood is rotted. It has wood spoked wheels and is rollabl...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2004 7:02pm
by jan arnett
New Mailing Address
For all of those who don't know, I have moved from my previous residence. My new address is as follows: Haley Warden 15220 Sherman Way #106 Van Nuys, CA 91405 The address that is listed in the Durant Parnter is wrong. However, it's my sister's house so shou...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2004 7:57pm
by Haley
Kind of wood
I have discovered some bad wood in the floor and roof of my Model 60. This has probably been discussed a few times before, but what type of wood should be used as a replacement? Luckily there is enough there for a good pattern. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2004 2:11pm
by Gary Warden
Interesting finds....
Over the last couple of weeks I seem to have stumbled over several interesting Durant finds.... First (and what may be of interest to other members here), I have found a 1933 Frontenac C600 in a field about 1/2 hour from my place. The car is rough but probably res...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2004 7:49pm
by Don Shilling
Cooling system over-flow
When you look into the rad opening on my 4-07, you can see the overflow tube. What should the distance be from the top of the neck to the tube? Ron ...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2004 7:09pm
by Ron Jaremkow
1920 Dort Touring Car
I have a 1920 Dort Model 17-A Car Number 78038. This car is not restored and in many pieces. I would like to know what it may be worth and what is the best way to sell it. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Richard B. Malin Phone (302) 65...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2004 6:42pm
by jan arnett
Many of the forum regulars were able to attend this year's Durant Gathering up in Canada, how was it? Rick
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2004 2:29pm
by Ken Brink
Western Regional Meet (Pictures)
Western Regional Meet June 28th - July 1st 2004 Hood River, Oregon Photographs taken by Stephen Aldrich are now posted in the Past Events section. Steve said that these three were taken on the first day on the Washington side of the gorge. Some beautiful cars am...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 10:55pm
by Rick Botti
North West Tour
I know many of this forums regulars were able to attend Mike Larsen's Hood River Tour. Please tell us all about it, inquiring minds want to know! Rick
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 5:45pm
by Keith Nordquist
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2004 12:10pm
by Gary Warden
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