We are not having the "Durant Gathering" on the July 1st weekend in 2006.
We have a new location and a new date.
The "Gathering" will be in Prince Edward County, near Picton, Ontario (on the Bay of Quinte, near the east end of Lake Ontario)
The date will be June 2...
I am having trouble confirming what the Caster Angle should be on a 1924 Rugby Tourer. If anyone knows the answer I would greatly appreciate being told.
I want to confirm that the vehicle has been set up as per the factory specifications.
The article described is from a cars and parts magazine from sept 1983. It is a good article . I have the magazine here if anyone is interested in a copy . I will print it in color and send by E mail.
Have just reprinted the repair manual for models C-CC-F-M-M2-M4, four cylinder cars.
This is a great refference book if you have one of these cars. It is full of illustrations, and is 114 pages long.
This was copied from one of my very cle...
Hi, I have a set of 6-6 inch wire wheel hubcaps that were made by the gentleman in Argentina. I ordered the wrong size. You can either get them directly from Peter in Argentina, or wait until I receive them and buy them from me. $279 plus shipping.
I need a brake band guide arm for my 1923 Star. This is the arm which is riveted to the rear axle housing. Each axle side has three of these arms to guide the brake bands on the drums. Each arm has two adjusting bolts. One of my arms was broken off and I'd really...
I recently came across a '29 Durant Deluxe Roadster in mostly original condition. It has the original 6 cyl engine in running condition. There are a few dings and dents here and there, the interior needs work, and most of the wood flooring will need to be r...
I just posted some pictures of today Kelley Park event to the Past Events page. I took 154 and posted about 42, but I hope they give an idea of the day. Lots of cars and people dressed in vintage attire.
We had 4 cars present, and all time record, next year we'll...
I have a NOS left rear fender that is labelled 1924-1925 Star. I had a 1925 Star touring but it did not fitso I put the fender in storage for many years. This new fender does not have a bend where it would attach flush and vertically to the touring body, but rather...
Here is an interesting link to an article written on Sunday, July 22, 1928 and published in Los Angeles Examiner. The story is about a Durant Roadster racing against a human track runner. It may have been a tie in with the 1928 Olympics in the Netherlands.
I'm not sure what will get the most attention SURVEY or FREE DINNER. Anyway the government is doing a survey..."most influential auto pioneer?" The list is long, our man W. C. Durant is on it and Henry Ford has been excluded. Should be a cake walk?? Three random...
If your in need of a working Moto Meter for your Star or Durant please check out item # 6555591975 on E-bay. Also while I have your attention I'm looking for a hood ornament for a 1933 Beacon, Flyer or Ace, it is the nude flying lady type, although the correct one fo...
I found an interesting webpage with a reprint of a 1928 Loas Angeles Times story about a Durant-Star.
The URL is:
From the article:
Taking a stock Durant-Star Four utility roadster down into the big bowl, Kaiser pu...
Is there anyone interested in the 22A 6 cyl on ebay
(4565942040)? I would be if it wasn't in AZ. It would take too much travel or $ and since I have a running 6 cyl in my '31 plus another in a basket, I'll have to pass. Maybe they'r not rare or the '30-'31s that n...
Anyone out there have an extra early Durant, Star or Flint radiator emblem they want to get rid of or sell. Prefer one in good condition, but small chips will not rule it out. Email me with condition and price.
I've posted two pictures submitted by Ricardo Colombo
(Ricardo.H.Colombo@gsk.com) of race car driver Fangio with a Rugby modified for racing.
I know I'm probably whizzing in the wind here.....but would any one out there have a pair of door latches for a 30 roadster? I also need one rumble seat grab handle and one top rest/tiedown. I'd even be interested in a photo of the latches.
We are trying to find out more information on our 1929 Rugby Delivery Truck. We have the original title issued June 18, 1934. It says: Type: 1/2 ton, 4-06 model, weight: 2,325, serial #: 1013, motor#W8-7-1283. It is a 4 cylinder with a Continental engine, panel body...
For Sale 29 Durant Model 66 project car. Partially disassembled. 99% complete. Many parts to convert to a DeLuxe included. Email for photos and more info. $3500 Located in Iowa. Dave Schulte email@example.com
Disposing my car book collection. Send e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for list, description and prices. List covers books on Durant, books by Alfred P Sloan, Jr, Arthur Pound, Burt Mills, David Horowitz, Floyd Clymer and Matt Joseph. 11 total.
Fellow members, I just took a look at a 1928 M2 four door sedan. The car appears to be pretty much all there, but, the engine has been torn apart. The car is weatherd looking the radiator shrould and bumpers are rusty. Interior is torn in spots but complete, hard to...
I received my new fan hub for our 1923 Durant Service Truck and have installed it. Thanks to the great and fast work by Franz Fraitzl (the Mahineist from Vacouver B.C.). This is the one that broke while on the Santa Rosa Tour. Franz did an excellent job in redooing t...
Oakland & Star Durant Factory
I purchased a DVD containing 3 films made for the Oakland, California area on EBay last week. They may have been produced for the Oakland Camber of Commerce and are dated 1918, 1928 and 1931. The 1928 film briefly talked about Oakland...
My Dad look the lid off of this 29 Durant 6-66 many years ago. There are plates mounted to the lid with 2 holes in each. There are slots in the side metal panels that would line up. The hard ware to connect is missing, can some one tell me what to make? Warren
To all of you veterans both American and Canadian that served in the armed forces of both countries I would like to wish you a happy U.S. Memorial day and to say thank you for all the sacrifices you have given to make both countries free and safe. Job Well Done!
Results of another Sunday e-bay surf has produced
an item of interest to some club member. Up for auction is a 1920's Star/Durant W5 engine item # 7977039813 which is located in New Jersey. It has a low opening bid of $24 and has approx. 3 days left on bidding. Hop...
I am looking for a data plate for my 1925 Star, or info regarding same. I have a 24 Star with a data plate and the star on it is a solid star without shading, is the 25 the same? The radiator ornaments are solid white on the 24 and shaded on the 25.
Pictures from the first meeting of the new East Coast Chaper have jsut arrived at:
Thanks to Gloria Wiersma who took them and Mike Linthicum who forward them to me.
We make car/grill badges for clubs, from a copy of the club's logo.
A car badge is a great way to dress up your car and show pride in your club membership at the same time.
A custom made car badge can also be a significant source of income for your club. The c...
Can somebody help me with advice. Would the vertical grill bars on a '31 model 619 be black or the body color (if other than black)? Seems like I've seen both, but would like to be right.
If you have time, we have posted pictures the car and of some Durant parts for sale on our new website: Backyardbikes.us
Please contact us if we can be of assistance. We welcome all questions, comments and critiques!
Thank you for your time.
I need a distributor to complete my 1923 Star restoration. ANY CONDITION CONSIDERED. I may use one as a pattern to machine a Delco distributor. I also need the clamping bracket which attaches the distributor to the generator. Can anyone help?
Ive been told that there are a few Durant family members on the board. I am trying to trace the name "GARNET DURANT" who last resided in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1993. If anyone has any information this Durant, it would be very helpful....
I've got a shipment of new Zenith carbs for our cars comming.
If you drive your car this is the best way to go.
If you want one of these emai me and I'll put you on the list, and follow up as soon as they arrive.
Will have some at the Lancaster Eas...