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Club Events
Looks to be a busy year for the DMAC with a West Coast Spring Tour, an East Coast Summer Tour and National Meet. More info posted in the Events Section. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2016 2:05pm
by Rick Botti
1932 DeVaux Model 80 Convertable
I received my June issue of Hemmings Classic Car yesterday and there is a great article on the 1932 DeVaux Model 80 convertable Coupe owned by clubs long time member Howard Reinke's sons Dennis Reinke. This car was sold to Myron Cummings who owned it until his passin...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2016 6:48am
by Mike Linthicum
Dort Hub Caps
At the Portland, OR swap meet this past weekend I met a vendor who has several different Dort hub caps. Since I do not see many of these, I asked for his contact info. If you need a Dort hub cap, he may have what you need. His name is Bob Calvert, Oakville, WA, phone...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2016 1:20pm
by Bob Bush
need parts for 1924 star
need drivers side hood shelf and 2universal joint coupling hub part #20307 same as a 23 star
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2016 6:17am
by Tom Edmonds
Manifold Stud nuts, thread & size
Looking for the thread type and size for the Manifold studs and nuts on 15L engine. Have stripped one of the brass nuts. Went to local store today but thread on nut supplied is definitely wrong.Email me. Thanks Phil D.
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2016 10:16pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Need throwout tube
As Gilda Radner said "If its not one thing, its another". This time it's the throwout tube. Mine is split in two places and won't push the throwout fork in enough to keep the transmission from crunching. This is the 2 1/2 inch tube that runs tranverse to the car un...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2016 8:17pm
by Vince OBrien
Startix page on eBay
For those cars Durant and Frontenac with Startix ... item 200897286321 on eBay. This is mentioned in the generic Dominion Motors owners manual. Durantcars has the cover of the generic owners manual under Frontenac 1931 C-31-401-12. There is no date in the manual...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2016 11:56am
by Norm Toone
2016 Calendars
I do have a few 2016 Durant Motors Automobile Club Calendars availalbe.. Same pricing as last year with a completely new cast. $22 plus postage ($4 US, $10 Canada, $15 inter) Bob Smith 36234 S. Cypress Dr Tucson, AZ 85739
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2016 7:08am
by Bob Smith
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Flint Water Works
Trouble with lead in Flint Michigan water. Sounds like using pipes from when young Billy D was running the water works.
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2016 2:50pm
by Ross
Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
A close matching option for our OEM 9/16"-18 closed end ball seat lug nuts that I have found is to get a set of Ball seat lug nuts on ebay (designed for Porsche) http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Premium-Chrome-Closed-Ball-Seat-Lug-Nuts-For-OEM-Wheels-M14x1-5-1-26-Tall-...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2016 3:49pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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1928 durant value?
Hi I may be purchasing a 1928 Durant and was just curious if anyone could tell me how much they are valued at? It is all steel, no rust or filler. Mostly complete. Needs a motor and interior. Still have original cluster, interior light, transmission, all body panels,...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2015 11:18am
by tj
Exhaust gasket
Does anyone know of any exhaust parts. In need of a gasket for the first joint right off the manifold. Compression seal. The gasket is gone. Any suggestions??
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2015 4:13pm
by David N Blyler
Recent Election
Hello Fellow Durantonians! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took the time to run for office with our club and more importantly to vote in the election. I understand from Rick & Frank that we had a record number of ballots come back i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
2016 Meet Ideas
At the Annual meet this past week, a few ideas where tossed around for the 2018 Meet. I don't know who gets to pick them or how it's decided, but it seems like by then it would be the East coast's turn. I really like the idea of doing Staten Island after Ed explain...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2015 10:52am
by Adam B Ford
DMAC Meet 2015
Here is a link to a few pictures for the first day of touring. Great Job. Adam Ford lead the way in his 1923 A22 Durant. We had three A22 Durants on tour today with a fourth for tomorrow. I think that's a record number of A22's. http://www.dmacweb.com/events/DM...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2015 4:34pm
by Rick Botti
Elections Ballots Are In.
Hi Durantonians, I have received 134 ballot envelopes, there may be more than one per envelope but they will not be opened until the business meeting next week. I think this is a record. That you to everyone that voted and a special Thank You to our members...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2015 12:51pm
by Rick Botti
Starter restoration
Sent my starter off to Advanced Electrical Rebuilders in Grand Ledge, Michigan for a complete rebuild. www.aerrebuild.com. Jason was recommended by several individuals on the AACA Forum. He did a complete rebuild, plus made a new tag up etc. The photos do not do it j...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2015 8:09am
by Mike Linthicum
Need help in Phoenix Area
Hello all! I'm buying a 26 Star from a man just East of Phoenix and have developed health issues that will greatly delay the original pick-up date. I was supposed to pick the car up in late July or August but medical issues will prevent that for several months and p...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2015 9:55pm
by Gene House
DeVaux at Spring AACA in Auburn
Just opened my July/Aug AACA mag and see Howard Reinke's 31 Sport sedan on page 58. Brings back good memories of riding with Howard at the Traverse City meet. Gary
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2015 3:14pm
by Gary Yelle
Making of the Mob Television program on AMC
Anybody been watching "The Making of the Mob" on AMC channel. I watched the first two episodes and what are the Mobsters driving in a couple of scenes. A Flint. In several shots you can clearly see the Flint radiator emblem. Car belongs to a newer DMAC member in Mary...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2015 5:04am
by Mike Linthicum
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Mechanism of advance of the distributor
Hello, I have Rugby 1928 and I need information of the mechanism of advance of the distributor. The Rugby has command to the left side. As the rods are installed for moving the distributor.
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2015 10:27am
by Nestor
1925 Star Touring Car for Sale in San Francisco Bay Area.
Just got this ad for a 1925 Star for Sale from one of the vintage Chevy guys. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5059695181.html Rick
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2015 9:39am
by Rick Botti
California Registered Motor Vehicle Tags
California started registering autos in 1905. Owners would get a small brass tag with the registration number on it. This would be attached to the car and the owner would make a larger plate with the number on it to hang on the back of the car. These brass tags we...
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Last Post: May 29, 2015 3:02pm
by Vince OBrien
Looking for info on 1917 Dort Touring
A friend owns a 1917 Dort Touring and I am trying to help him determine the value of it. The car has been in a barn for several years and it is very dirty but body is complete. Interior needs some minor restoration but overall it is in good shape. Car was last dr...
Views: 183   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 25, 2015 1:08pm
by Steve Joyce
Last call for candidates!!
DMAC Election Last call for candidates!! Remember that this election will have no incumbents so all positions are open. Make our club stronger by volunteering to run to an office. No prior experience required. Question? Contact he Election team at:...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2015 7:41pm
by Rick Botti
shaft and pulley needed for W5 engine
It's not an emergency... but the previous people who had this car had spot welded the pulley to the shift. It's quote worn out. While we could get it back on likely. .. it would be nice to have clean pieces to work with. also there are no real marks for the timi...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2015 1:54pm
by Gerald Feather
Events
Updated Events Page. Many Events going on this year. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2015 6:11pm
by Rick Botti
Star Truck W5 Motor
My friend told me of an old Star truck in the woods nearby. We went out to look at it today. Not much left of it but the engine plate gave us a clue. It says Star W5 481128 Made for Durant Motors Leaside, Ontario Question. Based on the engine serial number, do...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2015 4:54pm
by Neil Martin
Drivability help needed for "new" Star
As many of you know, I've been wanting to buy a Durant car for several months now. That was finally made possible with the help of Frank Witkowski (many thanks Frank!). My "new" 1926 Star R 6 cylinder arrived last week during the rain and I rapidly discovered, during...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2015 6:45am
by Gene House
Model 416 Rugby Truck
Well we are stumped about info on the 416 Rugby Truck that used the W8 engine. Seems to be a Leaside vehicle. Same clutch as the 406, 416, 615, 616. Same drive shaft and uni joints, same front / rear springs, same ring gear and pinion, same axle shafts, same drag lin...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2015 1:05pm
by Norm Toone
Hatfield
Do any of you Durantonians know of anybody who has a Hatfield automobile? They were manufactured in Sydney, N.Y. between 1917 and 1923. I have some information on this car that I'd like to forward on. Thanks
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2015 3:50pm
by Hilkka Brucksch
Car hauling:
Looking for someone that is going from West coast East with a empty enclosed trailer. A star needs a ride. Contact me by E-mail only: garyyelle@msn.com. Thanks, Gary
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2015 10:06pm
by Gary Yelle
Locomobile bodybuilders
Hello! Did Central Manufacturing Company build Locomobile 8-70 bodies? I'm working on a project and I found this sign with other parts, which came with this car, but I can't say if it's original or not. It reads Central Manufacturing Co. F-2 554, material is alu...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2015 4:59am
by Antti Lappalaine...
Car transport anyone?
I'm returning to the San Francisco area from Los Angeles later this week pulling an empty 30 ft enclosed car hauler. I'd be happy to haul a member's car.
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2015 10:43pm
by Vince O'Brien
TORQUE
Hi out there.A happy new year to all of you. I am looking for the torque on the gears of the crank shaft and the two others that hold the timeing chain on a 6 cylinder continental 14 L engine on the two engines that I have had rebuilt(boreing babet pistons connecting...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2014 3:36pm
by Gerry Gouin
My Resume
Hi there Mr Lance Durant-Haynes; I really hate to bother you again about my end date at Lance Durant Chauffeuring, BUT, always the big butt...I have not been able to find a real job since coming to Woodstock, GA. We are not at all unhappy about the move we have a...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2014 5:21am
by Janet Barnhart
Change of Email Address
Please change my email address to ymilton@ec.rr.com rather than nc.rr.com. My computer went South so had to start all over. Hated to use the Forum, but figure it was the quickest way. Change only the n to an e. Thanks Yates
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2014 12:39pm
by Yates Milton
Help with distributor spark advance setup.
Hi all. My car is missing the cable that hooks up to the distributor from the spark advance. I took a little closer look lately and also noted it looks like the housing is on backward. The bolt that holds the distributor on has twisted around to rest against the...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2014 5:07am
by Gerald Feather
Durant Partner
Hi All, Fifteen years ago, Ralph and Judy Woodard started our then "No Name Newsletter" all in black and white and only 4 pages long. We now have a beautiful magazine the "DURANT PARTNER" that would rival any small club effort and would no doubt win. Jeff Gillis...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2014 9:08am
by Yates Milton
It's alive
Today was a good day. Before today I had a devil of a time getting the engine in the car to start. It could take me all day with a can of quick start to get it going. So I took the carburetor off and rebuilt it, fixed the choke wire which hasn't been attached well...
Views: 196   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 22, 2014 4:01pm
by Gerald F
2015 DMAC Elections
Hi All.... 2015 is an election year for the DMAC. The election committee is composed of the past president, Rick Botti and 2 other members appointed by the current president. I have asked AnnJean DeVries and Yates Milton to join Rick, and they have agreed....
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 12:23pm
by Frank Witkowski
2015 International Durant Meet, Minnesota
We have the contract signed with Marriott. They created a special link to book the hotel online. Checking Sept 9, 2015 and checkout is Sept 13, 2015 $95 http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Durant%20Mot...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 12:21pm
by Adam Ford
Anyone know what happen to Philip Tramel ?
Philip Tramel was a member of the DMAC until somewhere around 2009. He lived in Modesto, California and owned a 1931 Durant Model 619. I'm updating the website and list of 619 owners and would like to speak to him. Anyone out there know how I can contact him?...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2014 12:01pm
by Rick Botti
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Chris
Continental 7R Starter
Hi, I would like to find a starter for a Continental 7R engine. The trouble is I don't know which brand or model or part number to look for. Does anyone have one or can you tell me the info I need to search for one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Chris
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2014 10:47am
by Chris
Durant/Star Clutches
I am in the process of rebuilding my clutch and was wondering if anybody has the specifications on the pressure plate springs(rate and free length) as well as the recess depth of the flywheel and initial pressure plate release finger settings? My understanding is tha...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2014 3:43pm
by Phil Peters
Stuck engine
This car ran about 15 years ago. When I bought it 4 years ago I soaked the pistons with brake fluid & diesel fuel and the engine turned over easily. Now, after setting for 4 years it is seized up. Does anyone have any suggestion on what I should try to free it up wi...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2014 7:29pm
by Larry Harp
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Speedometer Decals
The numbers on the only speedo I have are pretty poor. Does anyone know if the decals that the Model A vendors sell for the Stewart Warner speedo's will fit correctly? Thanks
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2014 3:53am
by Shane
Pictures of your cars
I've just looked over the photographs section of this website to the left and notice that it's been a long time since there has been some new pictures posted. We've had many new members join with cars we either haven't seen or seen in a long long time. We all like lo...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2014 6:18am
by Mike Linthicum
1921 Durant Ford Sale
1921 Blue Durant 4 door Touring vehicle. Wooden spoke rims and trunk. Newly refurbished in 2000, hardly driven. 39,229 miles. Model A-22 Car No. 523. Extra parts available. - See more at: http://www.classifiedads.com/classic_cars_antiques-ad125921560.htm#sthash.t2vAr...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2014 5:46pm
by Donna Willis
Technical Session at Annual Meeting
Hi All....... Phil Peters has agreed to do the Thursday night tech session in Salisbury NC. If you remember he did an excellent one in San Diego on the Model 60. This session will deal with documenting you car. Please bring any info you have on your car....
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2014 8:07am
by Frank Witkowski
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