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Contact points
I'm replacing the points in my 25 Star. The points came in two pieces wrapped around each other that connect to the coil stud. One is a copper strip. The other is a spring steel band. I guess it is to increase the pressure holding points closed. However, I can't figu...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2022 9:53pm
by Vincent Edward O...
Road Trip with a Goodie Run
I'm feeling a little bit better every day so I'm still planning on the Marshal meet in September, I just made the hotel reservations and purchased a '25 Star sedan project to pick up on the way! So, if the sun's shining and the river don't rise, I'll see ya'll shortly.
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2022 2:24pm
by Don Shilling
Durant-Dort Carriage Company
I found a website devoted tot the Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Rick http://durantdort.org/index.cfm
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2022 8:21pm
by Rick Botti
Help, pictures needed for 2023 calendar, Help
Stephanie is assembling a calendar for 2023. She needs pictures of our cars! It's your chance to get exposure for your favorite auto. The bigger/more pixels the better, think creative, add foreground (needed for cropping), a background with no modern cars (or peopl...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2022 9:48am
by Bob Smith
1927 Durant M2 For Sale
I have a beautiful and very unique project that I unfortunately don’t have the time for. It is a 1927 Durant M2, and according to the Durant Automobile Club of America, it is 1 of only 10 known in existence to this day. It is a full restoration project includin...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2022 8:24am
by Christian Becker
Durant Partner Spring 2022 Issue
I received the Spring issue of the Partner today. I am lucky to receive it since the Post Office has proven over the past year that it is not my friend. Thanks to Shawn, Bob Smith and the new printer for getting the new issue out to us.
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2022 4:26pm
by Robert Bush
Interesting tidbit about W.C. Durant
Henry Leland took over Henry Ford's first company and turned it in to Cadillac which was then acquired by W. C. Durant. Leland left General Motors in a dispute with Durant over producing materiel during World War I. Cadillac had been asked to build Liberty aircraft e...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2022 2:30pm
by Vince O'Brien
Water pump installation
I had the water pump rebuilt for my 1928 Star. Wanted to know if there is a recommended length for the hose that connects the water pump to the generator/ distributor as well as the placement of the holes for the clamps on each end. I noticed that the water pump shaf...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2022 8:48pm
by John Strieb
1929 LA Auto Show up in flames: Were Durant cars there???
On March 5, 1929 the 16th annual Los Angeles Auto Show went up in flames. The show was held under giant outdoor tents, and when a fire started it destroyed nearly 400 hundred cars as well as boats and airplanes. Many well know brands of cars and many less well known...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2022 8:43am
by Robert Bush
Road Trip Goodie Run
Just got back from upper Missouri and scored a pair of Durant wire wheels, (application to be determined later. They are 5 lug with the killer snap ring), a NOS Star C left front fender, and a set of NOS side curtains for the C and F touring cars. These will be saved...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2022 2:03pm
by Don Shilling
Tail light for 23/24/25 Durant Star.
Looking to buy a 1923/24/or 25 Tail light for my finished Car.
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2021 5:03am
by Robert Heath
Think about donating to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year!
Well for all you U.S. Durantonians who are looking for a place to donate some money before the end of the year before the end of our tax season, please take a moment and consider donating any amount to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year. Donatio...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2021 10:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Star engine for sale
Star engine for sale in Portland, OR. Ebay #133942145662. Tag on engine is 376487. Complete engine, less flywheel, carb and distributor.
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2021 12:52pm
by Robert Bush
W. C. Durant's birthday
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to William Crapo Durant
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2021 12:26pm
by Bob Smith
Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation.
Hello Durantonians! As we start to draw near to the end of the year and our thoughts turn to year end donations to various non profits here in the United States please consider making a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation inc. You can easily d...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2021 4:51pm
by Mike Linthicum
Roadster Interior and Top Pictures
Hi All, Well if you remember the post "Following A Star" Cathy's roadster is ready for the interior and top. What we need are any reference pictures of the interiors used in Durant or Star roadsters. Please help us get the car ready for the Flint Meet! Thanks.....
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2021 11:56am
by frank witkowski
Needing help!
Just a good news - bad news note. GOOD NEWS, just bought a 1925 STAR SPORT TOURING CAR that had major restorations nearly finished: the Bad news, in the restoration process, the restorer "lost" major parts - e.g. steering column, dash gauges, door handles, top irons...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2021 6:50pm
by Dennis Olson
distributor curve
does anyone have specs for distibutor curve for a w4 1924 engine thanks
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2021 2:18pm
by jeffrey quicksel...
23rd Annual Durant Meet, Grand Junction, CO
Tom and Lisa Schaffer did an outstanding job of hosting the annual Durant get-together. From the Alpaca introduction to the all female chorus, there wasn't a detail missed. Their tireless efforts were appreciated and a great time was had by all those that attended....
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2021 10:11am
by Bob Smith
starter bushings
Looking for a set of starter bushings for a '29 Durant M-4 with a W5 motor if any one has any or can tell me where to find some let me know gaskill_d@msn.com -
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2021 8:19pm
by Don M Gaskill
MUSIC for 2021 NATIONAL MEET
Here is the link to the music for the National Meet: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vhKtTAAUFbJU6qvkSIH91_1iNDxhAmIu?usp=sharing Dearest Durant Ladies, I had talked to some of you a couple of meetings ago about putting some songs together to play an...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2021 9:01am
by Tom Schaffer
valve timing
I found a car with a 15L engine and I am planning to build a racer/speedster because only the mechanical part is worthwhile. I am looking for information on the camshaft/tappets specifications and valve overlap. I found that the tappets do not have a plane surface at...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2021 7:09am
by Rogelio Hecker
Starter
Looking for a starter. New or rebuilt any suggestions? Thanks for the help! 1923 Durant Touring
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2021 5:48am
by Dave Blyler
1924 star brakes model f
so im needing some help with rear brakes i have a 24 star im replacing rear brakes i have reassembled them but my brakes where only used on that year im told by don shilling, With the car on jacks i can spin wheel one way no problem but if i go the other way parking...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2021 8:16am
by Jeffrey Quicksel...
Tools for sale
I have a lot of tools for sale. I have finally quit working and its time to download.Come see what I have and help me get rid of stuff. Ken
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2021 12:26pm
by Ken MCcormick
DMAC Annual Tour is a GO!
Annual DMAC National Tour Grand Junction, Colorado Arrive Tuesday, September 14, Departure Sunday, September 19. Details have ben posted to the Club Events Page. Rick
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2021 3:28pm
by RICK BOTTI
rear brakes on 24 star
so im replacing rear brakes on my star i did right side no problem but now to the left . on the parking brake shoe (inner) i was missing the one shoe u bracket welded to shoe and where the shoe goes into the brake lever there is play so shoe moves until slack is take...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2021 1:14pm
by jeff quicksell
Very Nice Locomobile Book on eBay
There is a very nice Locomobile book on eBay. Pricey but excellent. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-1917-Locomobile-Standard-Custom-Models-Prestige-Sales-Brochure-Book-Nice/382859069895?hash=item59242dc9c7:g:HewAAOSw9tFdlMA3
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2021 12:02pm
by Robert Bush
Kingston vacuum tank fuel feed
The Kingston vacuum tank is a different animal than the Stewart unit. The Kingston is simpler with a lot less moving parts. I'm curious to learn how the Kingston unit knows it's full? There is a brass fitting (vacuum) at the top of the unit. 1) There is an opening f...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2021 6:48am
by Bob Smith
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December mens tech Zoom session
Well if didn't know, tech sessions have been going on monthly. This month Tech session is how to repair your Spicer unit on your Durant and Stars. Rick and the junior mechanics will show you how we repair Spicer units. email me and I can send you the Link. the date i...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2020 7:33am
by mike b
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Devaux
Hello everyone There are two devauxs for sale at the same time I don’t believe that has happened since 1931,, Dave
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2020 3:15pm
by Dave
Blessed Thanksgiving to all
Good morning and a blessed Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope this holiday is a special one and we want to remember give thanks for all the blessings we have received throughout the past year. Be sure to share this holiday season with your families and friends and b...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2020 7:31am
by S. Blomquist
21 inch rims
One of the front rims are wrong for the durant car, believe they are from a model T. Wondering where we can buy a used 21 inch rim for our car. yes they are 21 front and 20 rear? Thanks for any help in our quest to get the car back on the ground with tires....
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2020 4:40pm
by William Durant
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mike b
project star on Zoom
Calling all Mechanics and Junior Mechanics! Come join us on a Zoom Tech Sesh...11/21 @ Noon Pacific Time. We'll be troubleshooting a 1925 Star and hope to get her off the trailer and back on the road. Contact me for Zoom link if you're in for some educational fun...y...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2020 8:17am
by mike b
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Rumble seat rollers
Does anybody have pictures (or spares) of what the rumble seat rollers look like for a 1926-29 Star Durant?
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2020 12:15pm
by Gary
New Durant owner Michigan with a 1929 Model 60 Sedan
New Durant owner ‎Ben Logan in Michigan just purchased a 1929 Model 60 Sedan Below is a link to pictures posted to the Durant Motors Autombile Club FaceBook page. https://www.facebook.com/durantmotors/inbox/3713966415349950/?notif_id=1602463157679043&no...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2020 8:43pm
by Rick Botti
Badge Auction
There is an online auction of a large collection of badges. There are several Durant and Star badges. Auction ends soon. Here's a link: https://www.icollector.com/search.aspx?q=durant&p=1&ps=20&is=1&ex=0&so=13&sf=1&hi=0
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2020 8:42pm
by Vincent OBrien
SOLD the 1927
Got gobs of parts left over if anyone needs anything, plus a Spare engine. Had lots of fun with it and did have the engine running for while but now I can concentrate on my true love of old cars. My 1930 Model A Ford phaeton.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2020 9:02pm
by David Coppess
pictures needed for a new 2021 calendar
Stephanie is in the process of compiling a Durant calendar for 2021. She is in need of pictures. Since most cars are long and the calendar page is square, any pictures provided need to have some foreground and back ground to crop. Also need pictures taken with high...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2020 11:38am
by Robert Smith
1923 Durant A22 touring
Pictures from the restoration of Ken Crouch 1923 Durant A22 touring are now in the Durant photographs section. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2020 7:23pm
by Rick Botti
found old certicate
1928 5 shares. Paper was folded in thirds, otherwise in great condition. What can I do with it?
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2020 2:45pm
by Katie Gundersen
Clutch Depth
I going to have a spare clutch pressure plate assemble rebuilt. I my plan to have all the parts ready ahead of time so I can get the car back on the road as soon aa possible. The shop asked for the clutch depth, this is a number I don't have. Does any know what...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2020 9:20am
by Rick Botti
zoom
I would like to thank all that attended the tech, pacific coast meeting and the Wine and Whine zoom sessions. For people who aren't familiar with Zoom, it is a platform for people to have a meetings via the web. You will get a e-mail with a active link that 5 min bef...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2020 8:57am
by mike babick
Durant Partner Address
Hello all, You'll notice that the Durant Partner - on schedule to deliver for printing on August 1 - has a new address on it. I'm no longer in Phoenix. My address, and the address for the Partner, is now- 660 Bonita Ave. 18D Claremont, CA 91711 Have a gr...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2020 2:09pm
by Shawn Humphrey
Distributor Help
Hello: I am a new Star owner and am joining your terrific club. My original distributor crumbled away from what the previous owner told me and they either made one or got this one from a club member who made some. I was just wondering can anyone identify this one?...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2020 7:18am
by Michael
Throttle control
Pretty basic question here but both the rod from the accelerator and the spring from the throttle control are not attached to anything and I need to reattach them in the right place on a 1923 Star. There are two holes in the arm behind the carburetor that I assume th...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2020 10:17am
by Jim Simmons
wondering what happened to a 1928 durant 2dr sedan
I've been wondering what happened to a 1928 Durant 2dr sedan that belonged to a friend of mine. The car was restored in about 1980 and I did some minor work on the car. It was a good original car and resulted in a spectacular restoration. It was painted back to the o...
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Last Post: May 25, 2020 10:59am
by Curtis Bartell
Need help with my Bendix 3 shoe mechanical breaks
When I took my brakes apart for restoration I took several photographs which I thought would be what I would use to put them back together. Now as you can see from the photographs that the parts are restored and I have new brake pads installed. I downloaded the instr...
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Last Post: May 17, 2020 7:21am
by Mike Linthicum
EDITOR NEEDED!
Hello Durantonians Carol has graciously agreed to put out our next issue of "The Partner" which will be coming out soon BUT as I posted earlier she has notified me she has retired. The last issue was supposed to be her last. We need a club member to step up and b...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2020 9:34am
by Mike Linthicum
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W5 motor front seal
Does anyone have the correct size of the front felt seal on the crankshaft for a W5 motor? The size I have written down is not correct. Thanks
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2020 3:05pm
by Shane
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