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The DMAC Mission
When the DMAC was formed back in 1998, our founder Yates Milton wrote direct and clear mission statement, is was and still is: "Preserve the automobiles manufactured by the Durant Motor Company and provide enjoyment for each member with meets, tours and technical...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2006 10:56am
by Rick Botti
Another Durant For Sale on EBay
1921 Durant Item number: 220005646898
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2006 9:57pm
by Rick Botti
A Tour of the Oakland Plant
Since there is a lot of restoration work going on at this time through out the club, I recommend reading the "1929 Tour of Oakland Plant" located in the Special Interest section or by clicking the link to your left. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/Addi...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2006 11:59am
by Rick Botti
New Buick and Durant Book
Hello Durant Historians There is another brand new great book out called “David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car” by Lawrence R. Gustin. Durant’s picture is on the cover along with David Buick’s picture and our man is all over in the book....
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2006 6:45pm
by Lance Haynes
sharing two great resourses
Greetings Fellow Durantians, I came accross two great resourses I would like to share: 1. Noah Oberholtzer in Leola, Lancaster County, PA. Phone 717-656-8036. Noah makes buggy tops. He has all the cast iron pieces and the wood bows. He is redoing the hardware o...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2006 8:04am
by Leonard Burkhold...
Radiator Needed
Terry Rudie of Westby Wisconsin Is looking for a radiator for a 1928 Model M4 and a 1930 Model 614. If you have or know of one, please call him at: 608 452-3989
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 10:25pm
by Rick Botti
cars for sale
in the june 22 old cars news on page 40 there are two cars for sale. 1923 durant model a touting car 1923 star doctors coupe the prices look ok if what they are claiming, on the conditions, are accurate.
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2006 6:26am
by ed vomero
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Billy Durant Book on CSpan
If someone else mentioned this, I missed it. CSPAN History Books had an hour program about Billy Durant and Alfred Sloan with the author, William Pelfrey. Not too much we didn't know from previous biographies, but interesting. You can watch it on your computer:...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 8:11pm
by cdmn
1925 Star Coupster
I have a 1925 Star Coupster. I believe this is the only one left of 4 model of this model. My Serial number is 307848 Engine number 330435. Since there were so few stars of some model I am having trouble verifying this information. Can any one help me. Also...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 1:41pm
by Glenda Mc Ewen
Rugby rear lamp.
There are not too many pictures of the rear end of Durant cars. Navigating through the pictures gallery trying to define the rear lamp for the 28 Rugbies, found some round (similar to A Fords), and oval rear lamps. Concluded that the original one was the oval but fou...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2006 4:05am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Alfred Bartak
Does anyone have an up to date email address for Alfred? My emails keep bouncing back. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2006 2:22pm
by Dave Schulte
Tractor Supply Stores as A Supply Source
Hi ALL... If you live near farm country and have not visited one of these Farm Tractor supply outlets, you should! They are a great source for many items. Mike L has mentioned non detergent oil and saftey flashers. They also have 6 and 8 volt batteries. Th...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2006 9:03am
by Frank Witkowski
Flint Durant Hotel
Hello. I have been communicating with a very nice historical society gal (Sally Jaeger) back in Flint MI. about some history back there in Flint where our man Billy Durant got his start in Business. And some of us older Durant Club members were taken by our club hist...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 8:28pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Durant WHEELS
I am cleaning out my shop and these wheels have got to go! I have 4- 1923 Durant dish wheels. 2 front and 2 back with hubs. The tires are 4.40-4.50 x 21". Lots of tread and hold air but dry rot cracks show. The dishes and hubs are perfect EXCEPT the previous owner ta...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 5:00pm
by Jack Malpass
Model 66 i Norway
I've update the story of how Terje Nafstad in Norway aquired and restored his 1929 Model 66 Durant. I've also included a printable version of this story in PDF format. Look in the Photographs section under Durant, then 1929 or in the Special Interest section. R...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 10:50am
by Rick Botti
Oil Capacity / 6 Cyl Continental (26 Star R)
Just finished dropping the pan to install new gaskets. Cleaned and re-fit. Mechanics manual calls for 6 quarts 30 weight non detergent. Filled with 5 quarts which brings dip stick reading over full mark. There are no apparent modifications, other than what appears to...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 2:39am
by Ron Hast
Who Sumitted these pictures?
I forgot who sent me a copy of these pictures, HELP! I think they were taken in New York state last year, they are of Durant dealer building that still bears the Durant insignia on the front of the building. Please contact me if you know who it was. Rick Bott...
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Last Post: May 25, 2006 7:33pm
by Rick Botti
'23 Star parts
I have a Star engine & trans. It has been sitting in the woods for 60+ yrs in a chassis. This is nothing to get exited about- the timing cover was broken to steal the mag and the carb and starter and generator are gone. The block had been cracked and the car was dr...
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Last Post: May 23, 2006 5:17am
by Lou Amsler
Looking for a Durant entry for 2006 Milwaukee Concours
Dear Durant Owners This August 26-27 the Wisconsin Region of the Classic Car Club will again present The Masterpiece Style and Speed Concours automobile show at Milwaukee's lakefront. We are presenting rare, fine and historic autos in a Concours D’Elegance set...
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Last Post: May 21, 2006 8:01pm
by Gregg Hotson
durant md.614
hi need crown gear/pionion,some door handles,windshield gears/crank,fuel tank guage,bumper pins motor crank,side mirror,back seat ashtraywiper motor ass. can anybody help me out thank you scott walsh ph 1 506 753 3333 fax 1 506 759 8787
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Last Post: May 20, 2006 7:14am
by scott walsh
Seeking information
A friend has asked me to assist him in finding a buyer for a 1929 Rugby 4 door sedan. This belonged to his father-in-law who recently died. The car is in very good condition and stored in a garage. Attempts by me to find a 'starting point' as to what this car is wor...
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Last Post: May 19, 2006 2:10am
by John Van Groning...
1923 Star
I've just purchased a 1923 Durant Star - a very rare car over here in England. The papers included editions of your club magazine, so it may be known to you. I would like to join the club - is it possible to pay by card? - much easier than bank transfer etc. I'd l...
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Last Post: May 16, 2006 12:51pm
by Mike Mcdowall
Star M Coupe Info Needed
Hi Guys! The progress on our two M coupes is coming along nicely. Presently, I'm getting the door skins ready to assemble on the finished ash frames. Butch is finishing up on his rear body section and the rear panel repair is looking very profesional. However, I no...
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Last Post: May 7, 2006 1:13pm
by Don Shilling
Star Depot Hack model c 1923
Hi! I am looking for a picture for the front panel of my Star Depot Hack model c 1923.I find some from Ford but it,s not the same one.If one of you has a picture , I woud like to see it. Thanks you.
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Last Post: May 2, 2006 11:40am
by Louis Quennevill...
operators manuel
I have an operators manual for sale in excellent shape. Anyone interested? Brent e mail me at brentg@gudgeon.on.ca
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2006 1:24pm
by Brent Gudgeon
Durant Standard for sale
Hi Durant folks, this is to let you know that I've posted on e-bay a listing for a Christmas 1923 Durant Standard (Vol. 2 No. 3) that I rounded up a number of years ago in Gramma's junk and I've decided that it is just one more of those cool items that needs to go to...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2006 4:34pm
by Phil Bregitzer
Durant 30-32 stone gaurd on ebay
There's a real nice 30-32 Durant accessory radiator stone gaurd being offered on Ebay. Don't see many of these offered very often.
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2006 10:43am
by Mike Linthicum
Paint colors offered for Flints?
I'm collecting information on what paint colors were offered for the various Flint models. It seems that there were some standard colors offered depending on the model if it was a touring car, brougham, or roadster. Let me know what you come up with.
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2006 9:21am
by Mike Linthicum
Latest Finds
Hi All Well last week was the week for discovering unknown Durants. Found 3 cars that belonged to people who are not Club members. First was the 1923 A-22 touring, which I will look at and photograph this week. Thanks to all who have contacted me about thi...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2006 8:25am
by Frank Witkowski
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gary k
durant coupe for sale cheap on ebay
justfound a durant on ebay motors...go to #8052837088 for a coupe in poor condition of wood but some good metal and all chasis there..pics available on website..asking $1000 but no reserve...central Illinois... take a ook on parts cars....it is 4/10/06....11pm..rega...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2006 8:19pm
by gary k
NEED RADIATOR
HI I AM IN NEED OF A GOOD RADIATOR FOR A 1923 STAR TOURING.ANY OUT THERE?
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2006 8:31am
by EDDIE V
1925 star real cheap
i have a 1925 star (parts car) for sell i am asking a really cheap price email me for details
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2006 2:02pm
by mark russell
ebayer dependable?
Has anyone done business with an ebay seller "relicsparts" with success? He has a part I need at a good price but he also has some negetive feedbacks in the last 6 months. Mostly long shipping times. What good is a good price if you can't get it? Jim
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2006 2:17pm
by Jim Glover
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gary k
fender search
Fellow members, It looks like I will have to find two front fenders for my 1929 6-66 durant coupe. The ones on it do not fit properly. They must be from a different 1929 model as they resemble those on my model 63 sedan. If anyone has something, let me know please....
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2006 4:23pm
by gary k
Curious about "ooooga" horns
I've been told that the "oooga" horn was designed with a purpose. Mine functions perfectly -- a slight push is barely audible, and sounds like some animal in distress. A full push is loud and "animal-like", I suppose. Horses were as common on the road as cars, and I...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2006 5:53pm
by Ron Hast
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Kathy
Pretty car on eBay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4623850690 (but when did they put an ocean in Palm Springs?)
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2006 8:41pm
by Kathy
License Plate Frame
The 1926 Original California License Plate measures 4 1/4" x 14" -- and am in need of new license plate frames for the newly refirbished and registered plates of that era for the 26 Star Coach. Is there a source known to members for this item?
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2006 4:25pm
by Ron Hast
Star Coupe Parts Needed
Our two Star coupes are coming along slowly but surely. Today, we picked up a load of rough cut ash wood to transform into genuine Star body parts. Butch is taking a break from sandblasting and is starting some metal patch panel repair. Mike Larsen and Ray Ganser ar...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2006 5:38pm
by Don Shilling
New Dealer Sign
I just added to the Tech Page under Factory Correspondence/Sales Bulletins a 1931 factory memo regarding the new Durant Service sign. I recreated the memo and scanned the sales brochure and turned them both into one PDF file for easy downloading and printing. It's...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 1:17pm
by Rick Botti
Durants most popular model
What do you think was Durants most popular model with the public?
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2006 8:21am
by Mike Linthicum
guages
As I go through my 1922 Durant Touring I have come to realize that the oil pressure and amp guage are incorrect. The early A-22 had a 0-10 lb guage the 1923? they had a 0-5 lb guage. This would mean that my 0-50 lb guge is not correct. This would also explain the dog...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2006 4:55pm
by Will Curl
No website updates for rest of week.
Currently there is an issue with our host server that pervents me from updating and uploading files on this website. Other clubs may also have the same issue. This should be resloved soon, but since this is a holiday weekend I don't expect it to be addressed until ne...
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2006 1:45pm
by Rick Botti
radiator badge contest
hello clubbers i sent in the picture of the original D>M>O>C> badge just to give others ideas...don't count mine as an entrant...the others are fantastic and far superior to the old one. but the oval aluminum casting was a good durable unit with plenty of room for i...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2006 7:42pm
by gary kauffman
Crown Wheel & Pinion set for Durant D66 (1929)
Looking through the Forum and in particular Curtis Smith's enquiry re Crown wheel (Diff Ring Gear) and Pinion sets (Dec,20 05) I would like to follow up the leads mentioned in replys. My ratio should be 3.9 which is the 10 teeth pinion and 39 teeth ring gear. I curr...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 7:00pm
by Phil Donoghoe
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SANDI
REAR BUMPER FOR LOCOMOBILE NO. 8 (?)
I HAVE THIS BUMPER AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION AND PRICE. AND IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BUYING IT.
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2006 12:50am
by SANDI
283 chev engine
I have a 1964 chev impala 283 engine for sale --it is profesionally rebuilt with new pistons and rings--bearings--oilpump- camshaft and bearings -has been bored 30 thou over --crank turned 10 and 10 heads are all rebuilt -valves all done - It is complete from i...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2006 10:19pm
by Ken McCormick`
Thanks to Rick Botti
Sir Rick: Thanks for your telephone call Sunday Evening. Imagine, being consumed with Startalk all through "60 Minutes" and then some. And thanks for posting the photos of the "new" 26 Star R Coach. You are a wealth of information, and it adds to the intrigue of thi...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2006 2:28am
by Ron Hast
vacuum fuel pump
stewart warner 403 d u8, need float,are whole ass. 1927 star touring
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2006 6:08pm
by gary blalock
1927 star
have 27 star touring, need fuel pump stewert warner fuel pump, or float, 403 d u8 hard to read numbers THANKS really nice car , my dad spent alot of time to make it worthy of a calander pic.
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2006 3:38pm
by gary blalock
Durant promotional pocket watch.....OLD!!
I was just doing a web search on Durant as I have an Elgin pocket watch from the 20's. That I am in the process of restoring. The watch appears to be a promotional item commissioned by Durant and was probably given to a dealership owner or Durant executive. The...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2006 10:37am
by dave bolls
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