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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...
Durant serials
Rick .. you back from your sales trip yet ? Re missing serial numbers for Durant and our emails between Terry and us ? 1929 40 (1/29) missing in all plants, plus one or more changes ? M2 (8/28)to 28 etc and 1933 633 L 1001 up. Just wiping out emails before OE corr...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2009 1:35pm
by Norm Toone
Free Transportation
It looks like I'll be returning to San Francisco from Los Angeles with an empty enclosed car hauler sometime in the next 4 to 8 weeks. If someone needs a car hauled I'd be happy to carry it. Free to club members. Likewise, on the way down, there will be room to...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2009 11:47am
by Vince O'Brien
Beauty in the making 1927 - W5
Love it ! Going for babitting next week ! Notice those gleaming ports !!!
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2009 7:36pm
by Guy J. Belzil
production line for a early car
This was sent to me by Bob Kruse. When you listen to it you will realize the narator doesn't know what a convertible is. http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=S4KrIMZpwCY
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2009 6:06pm
by jan arnett
Colorado/Wyoming Tour #3
We would like to invite the Durants to the Colorado/Wyoming tour on June 12th. The tour is 6 days long and will reach a new town each night. It is limited to 120 cars 1927 and older. This tour takes place in the most scenic areas of the Unted States. For information...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2009 4:55pm
by Dave Huson
1925 Durant Star 2 door sedan rolling chassis for sale on EBAY
A 1925 Durant Star 2 door sedan rolling chassis. Has the W-5 35HP Continental engine. Engine turns over with crank, have not tried to start. Throttle and spark controls work. Drive train appears to be in good working order. Steering, break and linkages are in workin...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2009 2:47am
by Dennis Murphy
Plug Wire Tube
I would like to replace the original tube which the plug wires ran through on my 29 Model 60 engine. I know most of these were thrown out at the first tune up. Since I probably won't be able to buy an original, could any one help me with a drawing showing the corre...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2009 8:04am
by Dennis Comer
old video on U-tube
This video is about the old Ford Model T, but nevertheless, I found it very interesting. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KrIMZpwCY Looks like you may have to copy/paste the address into your browser, I don't see how to enter it as a link. RonJ
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2009 6:17pm
by Ron Jaremkow
W4 Parts
If anyone needs W4 pistons and rods, please contact me. I have two sets available that need a new home.
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2009 9:11am
by Mac Irvine
DeVaux owners:
I just received two items of interest on Norman DeVaux. The first is a copy of a letter he sent to a man in Portland in 1924 when he was running the Star factory in Oakland and the second is a article from the Saturday Evening Post on forming DeVaux Hall Motors. Co...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2009 5:45pm
by garyyelle
14L for sale
I STILL HAVE A EXCELLENT RUNNING COMPLETE 14L ENGINE FOR SALE,INCLUDS CLUTCH.800$ plus shipping.this is the small displacement 14l 1926 27
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2009 6:52am
by brian boys
"MUSIC & AUTOMOBILE, a possible interface"
Dear friends, I already told President Rick Botti by email about my passionate research "MUSIC & AUTOMOBILE, a possible interface". I would like then to explain a bit about it: I am a pianist and teacher at the University of Brasilia and last month I presented...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2009 4:54am
by Dib Franciss
Axle / Pinion Bearings and Seals
Wanted to allow club members to know that I have found George at Olcar Bearing Co. to be a valuable resource for axle and pinion bearings and seals for my 1926 Star Model M Touring. Thanks George To contact George - 1.910.693.3324
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2009 8:03am
by Guy J. Belzil
Tire Terminology
Looking thru the parts books I see wheels and rims pertaining to "High Pressure", "Balloon", and "Cord" tires. "High Pressure" means clincher type rims but what is the difference between "Cord" and "Balloon" construction?
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2008 9:03pm
by Don Shilling
article in old cars weekly
Did anyone else see the article in old cars weekly about Durant http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/GeneralMenu/
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2008 5:10pm
by Mike Rice
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