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Last Post: Jul 3, 2009 12:27pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant engine for sale
I posted on july 1 about an engine I have. With Bob Smiths help I can tell you more about what I have. This is a Continental engine used in the A-22,8 bolt head with heat box exh. Date on head is 5-8-23 and date on block is in the other posting.If anyone has any inte...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2009 11:40am
by Lou Dube'
Mason/ Durant/ Rugby TRUCK
Lucky you--I have a rear axle assembly and transmission, all heavy duty,sitting in my driveway looking for a new home. Do you want more info, pictures?????
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2009 2:43pm
by Jack Connor
Tour registration
Well it is finally confirmed--I am definitely going to be there . Another long drive for this old man but I got time to spare We will be leaving here early enough to make it for the whole thing. Only problem at the moment is trying to download the registra...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2009 10:28am
by Ken McCormick
Rugby engine numbers
My name is Matthew Lombard; I am the curator at the National Motor Museum (Australia). I often get asked many questions, and not all of which I have the answer for, recently I was asked about a Rugby engine. I noted that on the Durant web forum people had asked a que...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2009 10:32pm
by Matthew Lombard
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2009 6:49pm
Helpful Hint for New radiators
I recently got a new radiator for an engine that had been sitting for many years. The radiator repairman suggested that I put a screen across the intake to the new radiator, get the engine hot and flush the system several times. He insisted that I use a small mesh...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2009 4:07pm
by Vince O'Brien
Paint colours
I'm trying to settle on a paint colour. I've been looking through the tech pages and old forum posts. In the tech pages I've seen the list of colour names. In the old forum pages, others have said that Jim Wells from Auto Color Library has previously been a big he...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2009 4:04am
by Shane Hoffmann
Response to General Motors Posts
The US is now importing over 70% of its' oil. Last year we paid $450 billion for oil. The US will continue to pay more and more for oil. T. Boone Pickens prophesies that we will be importing over 75% of our oil and paying $200 to $300 dollars for it. We need to h...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2009 8:11pm
by Stephen Aldrich
chassis for sale
I have a complete chassis for sale. It is 102" wheelbase with a W-5 motor. I also have a rear end and front axle from a 1924 Star touring. Any questions please E-mail me.
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2009 3:50pm
by Bill DeVries
Another celebrity amongst us.
Ok so last night I couldn't sleep. Have been having a bout with insomnia and turned on my Satellite Direct TV and started channel browsing. At 4:00 AM not much on, but Male Enhancement products and Vacuum Cleaner Sales but way up on the channels is a channel called R...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2009 1:58pm
by Mike Linthicum
Sunday drivin'
Wow! The weather is great for this time of year in the Northwest! Time to get out and share the Luv.... Keith N
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2009 4:17pm
by Keith Nordquist
Selling 1928 Durant
My father has owned a 1928 Durant since the early 50's mayber earlier, used to drive it in the calvalcade of colors tour in Muskoka and in later years, just once a year for Kearney parade. My father has passed on and none of us are prepared to restore the car and ar...
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Last Post: May 29, 2009 7:08am
by Heather Pateman
hello everyone i received a call last week from a gentlemen out in phelan calif, by victorville,he says he has a 1928 m2 2door sedan (coach) has owned it for 25 years,engine rebuilt supposedly, needs total restoration,wouldnt give me a figure on what he wanted, b...
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Last Post: May 26, 2009 1:16pm
by dave enrico
I have recently updated the Events page, info for the Canadian Gathering has been posted. Contact Ed Pringlemeir for more information. I have also posted the registration form and agenda for our Texarkana meet, the cost will only be $59 per person. Rick
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Last Post: May 24, 2009 8:34pm
by Rick Botti
1933 Continental ACE NEED HELP
Hello everyone.. I've landed here from information received from another sites forum members.. Here's the story.. I'm trying to help a friend find the best way to sell and value a 1933 Continental Ace that he recently inherited from his father. He doesn't know mu...
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Last Post: May 6, 2009 5:21pm
by fattuna
FYI on Gas Stabilizer
This info may be known to many of our Members, but I just found out about it. STA-BIL has a product called STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment Marine Formula. This product is made to help fight many of the damaging effects of Ethanol. This product I was told about was at a Ma...
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Last Post: May 6, 2009 10:45am
by Ken Brink
'24 Star
Hello Fellow Members, Has anyone noticed the nice '24 Star touring car someone has for sale in Snohomish, washington. He's only asking $10,000 for this fine piece of history. I think this gentelman needs a shot or two of reality.
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Last Post: May 4, 2009 7:40pm
by Bruce Hargin
Continental F-163 engine for sale
For those out East, this might be a drop-in conversion for a Durant: Contact Greg, Dillsburg, PA. 717-432-8385. $475. Out of an Ingersoll Rand compressor. From YT magazine ad.
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Last Post: May 4, 2009 5:40am
by cdmn
1928 Durant For Sale
1928 Durant Does run comes with extra transmission and sun visor. Needs top and wood working. Has title . would make great father son project and sunday driver. This is my sister's car and i am only posting it for her. first 3500.00 takes it all great car for the mon...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2009 6:34pm
by Dennis Murphy
National Auto Museum; Reno Nv. Great Visit!
All, Just back from a weeklong business trip. While there saw this. The National Auto Museum,10 S.Lake St. Reno Nv.89501-1558, (775) 333-9300. www.automuseum.org, Info@automuseum.org It's in the center of Reno Nv. and is an excellent stop if you are in that area....
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2009 7:58am
by Lance Chabot
28 rear end / wire wheels
I received this a couple of days ago and am passing it on if someone wants to follow up. I replied thanks, but nothing pre 30 fits post 29 cars, however he should post on forum. I have no idea if its Canada or US. Re: Durant Car Parts We used to use, as a trai...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2009 12:12pm
by Norm Toone
Carburetor Adaptor
I am converting over to the Zenith carburetor that is being used by some members. Lance Haynes sent me both the straight and the 90 degree versions he had made when I was restoring my 30 Model Durant 614. I am in need of one that changes the carb. to a 90 degree angl...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2009 8:32am
by Yates Milton
Luray Pictures
Hi All..... Thought you might enjoy a couple quick pictures from the ECC Luray meet. We had cars from: Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario Canada ! As always the Durantonians had a lot of fun and laughs. See Y'all in Texarkana (or may...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2009 5:04pm
by Frank Witkowski
STAR Steering wheel, Original Finish?
I need help determining how the steering wheel was finished when the car was sold in 1925. I removed the wheel to work on it and discovered that there was some black paint on the wood portion. Was the entire wheel painted black when new? Did the paint on the wood get...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2009 7:57am
by Rusty Buchanan
Running Board material for 1929
Greetings Fellow Durantians, Can anyone tell me what the original rubber material looked like on a 1929' model 60 running board. Did it have groove in it? if so, which way did the groove run? or was it the diamond pattern, like some fords had? Also does anyone kno...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2009 7:26am
by Leonard Burkhold...
question on value of durant star roadster and coupester
I am basically a muscle car guy (mustangs), however, i have come across two star cars a roadster and coupe. i want to make an offer but do not know what the value range should be. they are both complete and had some restoration done years ago and have not been star...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2009 6:29pm
by jerry Cool Clas...
For Sale, Model 70, Deluxe Sedan, Star engines & parts
Business forces me to sell my Mod. 70 Deluxe Sedan. The car is fairly complete but needs a good restoration. This car may be the only one of its kind and deserves a good home. Some Durant and Star 4 cylinder engine parts. Will post to E-Bay or call me at 804 761 4705
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2009 1:04pm
by Arthur Roberts
1928 D-55 Transmission
Does anyone have a repair manual that would cover the transmission for my 1928 D-55 Coupe? The front seal is bad and I thought it might not hurt to go through the entire transmission when I replace it, but I don’t want to tear into it blind. I would be happy...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2009 7:07am
by Matt Crull
It may be time to upgrade your software.
If you are still experience problems with the forum make sure your software is up-to-date. If you use Internet Explorer versions 6 or 7 please be sure that they are using the most recent and compatible version of Flash. The newest version can be downloaded from the...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2009 8:11am
by Rick Botti
FLINT Headlight Stands
All, Those previous mentioned "unidentified" Headlight stands I have now found out are for 20's Six (6) Cylinder FLINT models. Two stands Complete with all mounting brackets, braces and original hardware. Good condition overall with slight surface rust. I had advert...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2009 8:42pm
by Lance Chabot
1923 Star Parts
I have for sale the "remains" of a 1923 Star, s/n L34754. All that remains of the body is the firewall/cowl. The chassis parts include front and rear axles,hubs and rims. The rims are in poor shape from sitting in the dirt. The steering sector is intact. The tran...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2009 5:46pm
by Gene Corle
1929 Durant Model 6-66 four door sedan for sale. Car is totally disassembled, frame has been powder coated,engine turns freely,started to replace wood in doors. Does not have wheels or rear end. Body is in good shape. All vin numbers and engine numbers match original...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2009 9:21pm
by George Soto
Torque specs
Hi again. What are the torque specs for the model 614 headbolts ? Just want to be ready to bolt the thing back down when the gasket arrives. Thanks again guys. Sure nice to have a good club ro get info from -and boy do I ever need it too...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2009 6:19am
by Ken McCormick
Hi folks I have some parts from a 1929 D40 4door I am not going to need for my car but of course there are parts I am looking for. I am located near hamilton ontario and will ship the parts if someone really wants them enough to pay the shipping costs. It will take...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 5:58pm
by brian
Durant Partner artical
I just received our Durant Partner today and want to thank Carol for publishing my artical on how I aquired our Durant. Another great issue as always thanks again Carol. Also a great artical on Alvin Anderson. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2009 8:55am
by Ken Brink
Luray Virginia Meet Schedule
Hi All..... Here is a brief listing of the schedule for the ECC meet: Wednesday 15th: afternoon Mike & I will arrive Thursday 16th: check in day afternoon trip to New Market Civil War site Friday 17th: Leave at 10:00 for Hood, Virginia and the "Roaring T...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2009 6:54am
by Frank Witkowski
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2009 8:18pm
by gary k
Star Goodies in Oklahoma!
Butch and I just got back from the Chickasha, OK pre-war swap meet with some Star Car goodies and several new contacts. Bill Hoaglan, from Yuma, Ariz, was there and took this pic. The side aprons were built by Howell's Sheetmetal Co in Beaumont, Tex. (www.fordor.co...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 2:39pm
by Don Shilling
1924 Flint 6 Axle for sale
A fellow has a complete Flint front axle assembly with springs and hubcaps $50.00
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2009 12:48pm
by J Franklin
1926 Durant 614 for sale
Ya right not 1926 nor Star nor 614. Claims to be fully restored M2 coup. Right hand drive. Has rad shell of 28 / 29. PDF] Durant 614 File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML 1926 Durant Star M-2 Coupe. Completely Retored. Near Showroom Condition ... Spar...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2009 12:59pm
by Norm Toone
I spotted what might be a STAR headlight bezel on ebay. item #230331028061. Could be an opportunity for someone in need of one.
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2009 9:30am
by Rusty from Presc...
I picked up a drive axle the other day for spare parts.I pulled it from,what I figured to be, a model F chassis. I got it home and started disassembly when I noticed that regular STAR hubcaps are too big for the hubs.The rest of the axle parts look correct. Even all...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2009 8:18pm
by Rusty from Presc...
Clutch Pedal Shaft Yoke
Hello Gentlemen: I appreciate being able to ask questions / opinions as I dismantle, clean and prepare parts for a mechanical refurbishment. Current Point: Clutch Pedal Shaft Yoke. As my photographs indicate, my grandpa had sleeves (one is a squared cop...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2009 7:03pm
by Guy J. Belzil
horn button spring
I have been all over town today looking for a spring for my horn button (30 durant coupe)--No luck. Does anyone have one for sale?? If not I may have to have a guy make one for me. I have a machinist friend who is very good at that kind of job but he is qui...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2009 3:16pm
by Ken McCormick
Ebay 1925 Durant/Star project
Item number: 290300389318. May have some usable parts?
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2009 6:44am
by Dennis Murphy
E-Bay 1926 STAR Ad, 2 Hours left $6
Saw this tonight with 2 Hours left on An e-bay item #: 350170423652 NICE Black and White Ad: for 1926 STAR Six Landau Sedan, from Saturday Evening Post. Ad measures 10-1/4" X 13-1/2". Price $6.00 Dollars Lance C.
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2009 4:44pm
by Lance Chabot
Need continental c400 engine
I am looking for a continental C-400 engine that works or could be made to work. Can anyone help?
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2009 1:46pm
by L.C.
Cam Shaft Babbiting Question
Hi guys. I was in Calgary Alberta last week delivering my W5 block for babitting. Mr. Horace Bauer of the Alberta Antique Car Association is in charge of their babitting operations. I was given a tour of babitting shop and was very impressed with knowledges known...
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2009 9:01am
by Guy J. Belzil
Star w-4 w-5 interchangeable parts?
Hi Durantonians.I am wondering if some of you out there know what parts are interchangeable with each other on the w4 and w5 engines. crankshaft? rods? other parts? Thx, Rusty
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2009 11:04am
by Rusty from Presc...
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