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Super Rare 1933 Frontenac C-600
I recently picked up a 1933 Frontenac C-600 2dr. Sedan the only known one to exist to date. I have taken the part I needed (glove box door) and have the remainder which consist of a full body from front firewall cowl to tail apron, spare tire mount, one wheel, one ro...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 11:18am
by Steve Large
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My Durant Restoration Page
If you head over to http://gfeathe6.wix.com/durant-m2 ... I have posted pictures of many of the parts of my Durant m2. Though I still need a radiator and good advice on oil ... (have heard 15W40 Diesel Oil is a good bet) The plan is to start it this weekend with a l...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 10:59am
by Gerald
Live & Online Auction of Dort and Dort Parts Friday, June 21, 2013
We are holding an estate auction Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22, in New London and West Burlington (Southeast), IOWA. Dorts and Dort Parts! Great stuff! Online bidding is available on many of the items. You can bid any time - live auction starts at 9:30 AM CS...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2013 11:07am
by DORTS & DORT PAR...
PARTS FROM GARY'S PILE
DEAR FRIENDS, I AM TRYING TO GET TO THE PARTS YOU HAVE ASKED ABOUT...I HAVE ALL YOUR REQUESTS AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO ADVISE EVERYONE WHAT I HAVE ...I HAVE ALL YOUR LETTERS IN ONE PILE AND WILL RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...THANX GARY K
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Last Post: May 27, 2013 9:44pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Steering gear box
Hi partners, I'm having trouble locating replacement bearings for my steering gear box. Thought I had found some but, nope. Mine are "nice #4834 bearings". Anyone know of a source or a replacement that fits? Any help would be appreciated. Dave
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Last Post: May 9, 2013 5:56am
by David L. Coppess
Star clutch
Hi all; I'm preparing to send a clutch disc from a '27 Star M to the shop to have new lining installed. Does anyone know the correct thinkness of the pad? Thanks, Jim G.
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2013 5:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
1928 Durant D60 Sedan, found in covered garage FOR SALE
This car was found in our neighbor's garage. It has a complicated history, and at some point was the governor's car of Oklahoma, and it spent time in, and was titled in, South Dakota. It has not been running or driven since 2006. It is in unbelievable original cond...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2013 3:08pm
by Chris F. Lillibr...
McPherson College Car Show Saturday May 4
I am currently a student at McPherson College, located in McPherson Kansas, where I am majoring in Automotive Restoration. This is the only school in the country where you can receive a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Restoration. On Saturday May 4th, there is a car...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 1:20pm
by Jason Pfoutz
Billy Durant and the Selden Patent
While reading about Henry Ford's fight against the Selden Patent, I came across the following that may be of interest. "But Ford was in for a surprise that tested his tenacity and determination. The Selden patent case finally came to trial on May 28, 1909, before...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:56pm
by Vince O'Brien
DORT 1923 FOR SALE
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) - This DORT was started by an old fella.. He began to fix it up..and bought all new materials..had it painted..GREEN & BLACK ..Wood spokes - running board. Looks beautiful..but needs finishing. I had a darn stroke..can't do it.. Is a beau...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 7:39pm
by Eugene Pantano
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Newly Acquired 1924 Star Speedster
A few weeks back I acquired a highly modified 1924 Star speedster. I've had a few cars and this one will be a lot of fun I think. The previous owner/builder did an amazing job on the modifications and I'm looking forward to contributing to the group. Some...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 4:47pm
by Shawn
B-22 Tune up Information / Specifications
Hi All...... Anybody have a copy of the tune up specifications with timing information for the 6 cylinder B-22, Durant ?? Sure could use a copy. Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 2:24pm
by Frank Witkowski
Durant Partner
I would like to say I really enjoyed the article by Mike on how they judge and what the judges have to do to be judges.I also enjoyed the rest of the Partner as always well done.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 1:26pm
by Mike Rice
Ignition switch information
I am currently restoring a 1921 Dort Touring car and I am setting up the ignition switch and I am a little lost. I was wondering if any one had any information on this switch because I have it apart right now and I have a pretty good idea of how it goes together but...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2013 4:04pm
by Norman Oborne
!927 Star Touring Cowl.
Does anyone out there have an extra 1927 Star touring or roadster cowl ? I've got a 1927 Star Sedans front end and a 1927 Star complete frame, engine etc. and very back part of a 1927 touring body. Would love to have a Touring car. Do have a 1926 Touring cowl but th...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2013 8:23pm
by Dave coppess
1928 Durant for sale
Hi folks: I just got a message regarding a good looking Durant for sale. Check it out: http://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=752152&Year=1928&Make=&Model= Gord
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 12:39pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1923 Star touring 4 sale
1923 Star touring for in the For Sale and Wanted forum.
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 11:10am
by Robert Hill
What did you do with your Durant today?
Being a beautiful sunny day in Ind. with the temp. of 36 degrees I cleaned out by barn/garage to reinventory my parts for my Star speedster since Spring is near. I did find other objects that I "misplaced" and even managed to make a little more space. Never, and I me...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 9:50am
by Dennis W. nutter
old cars weekly article..Gold Star Day
Just a heads Up... The latest issue of Old Cars Weekly V42 #6, has an article about a widow looking for a new home for a number of nice looking Stars. The story is part of a readers series, p. 40-41. The widow lives in Roseville, CA. There are a number of solid w...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 9:55am
by Bob Smith
A big thanks.
Thanks everyone for your help regarding Bulbs.Hope to get to one of your large meets in the future.
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 6:55am
by Robert N Heat...
For sale
I have a 1927 Dstar fully restored I would like to sell 12k
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 5:46am
by Dan Pitney
re: star titles...
my title source tells me he has the following titles available.."for joy of collecting purposes only" of course hahaha.....1927 star conv. truck, 1930 rugby truck, expects to have following soon, 1923 star sedan, 1925 sport roadster and 1927 star sedan, and a 1922...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 11:04am
by gary kauffman
1929 LA Auto Show Fire
Hi All..... Just got my copy of the Horseless Carriage Gazette, there is a picture of the aftermath of the 1929 fire and shows some of the cars close up. Sure looks like the Durant display to me. The picture is captioned as showing a DeSoto ? Anybody else see...
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2013 9:24am
by Frank Witkowski
1971 Article on 1923 Star Touring Car
This is an article from a 1971 auto publication in which they do a Drive Report for a 1923 Star Touring Car. If folks haven't seen it- it is interesting. Thanks and enjoy! Jim Chochole
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Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 8:12am
by Jim Chocole
Photographs of your cars.
We have had a number of new cars join our family over the last couple years that we do not have pictures of in our photograph section. Let's get out there and snap a couple of photographs and send them to Rick Botti. Doesn't matter what condition they are, restored o...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2013 5:39am
by Mike Linthicum
Ideas for Exhaust Connection?
I have a '24 Roadster and don't have an idea what this connection should be like? I have a 1 34" ID on exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe is about 1 11/16" - what makes the two fit together? Anyone have a press-fit set? Plus both have holes running crosswise throu...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2013 7:26pm
by Jim Chocole
A Few Hours Left!
Hello fellow Durantonians: We only have a few hours left of the 2012 year here in the United States to write a check or get a Money Order to be postmarked by the close of the Post Office today to contribute a tax deductible gift to the DMAC Museum Fund. Why n...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2012 8:02am
by Mike Linthicum
Phone Scamer?
I today received a phone call in-regards to ordering the Magazine,s Car and Drive as well as Hot Rod. This person that called I had mentioned that I had never order such. His statement was that I did and he was going to bill our master card. Thing is that he could n...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2012 2:39pm
by Ken and Dorothy ...
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas to all from sunny California. I hope all have wonderful Christmas and remember the reason for the season to honor the Birth of Christ the Son of the Living God!
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2012 12:35am
by Chuck FAULKNER
Year end donations to the DMAC Museum Fund
With just over a week away from the end of 2012 and that end of the tax year for all us in the United States, please take a moment to remember the DMAC Museum effort in your charitable giving. Any monetary amount will be excepted and as long as it is postmarked befor...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2012 2:52pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant Statue in Flint
Here are some links to articles about the Durant statue that they plan to place in downtown Flint. They have a Louis Chevrolet statue in that area already. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2012/11/back_to_the_bricks_announces_d.html http://ww...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2012 1:33pm
by J&W Garage
Museum collection effort
Hi everyone! This year when you send in your dues to Bob, why not add a little more $5, $10 to the check marked for the museum fund. Anything over the normal membership fee could possibly be a tax deductible amount for the members in the U.S. and for the others out...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 7:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Military museum in Auburn Indiana
Some years ago when we had our National meet in Auburn many of us toured the Military Museum there. I just saw posted on Hemmings that much of the collection has been auctioned off and is going to private collectors. Glad we got to see it when we did.
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Export of Durant Cars to Australia
Can anyone confirm what Date the first Durant Rugby's arrived in Australia. I do know that the first sales commenced in July 1923.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 9:45pm
by Robert N Heat...
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see u at hershey?....maybe
hello... if i make it to hershey i will be at the booth space of HULLCO restorations with Doug Hull...thursday if i can make it...ask for me there...gary kauffman it is listed in the vendor book.....
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 8:27pm
by gary k
wire wheels
hello everyone has anybody rebuilt there own wire wheels,on my 31 devaux it has 19 inch i believe there called riveted spoke wheels no adjustments that i can see,one of my wheels needs some spokes replaced but i was wondering about tightening existing spokes and tru...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 10:48am
by DAVE ENRICO
Helping a fellow out...
It's not often you find someone who is will go out of their way to help you out. I had the pleasure of meeting Ken McCormick this morning on his way from Kelowna B.C. to the meet in Michigan. I purchase a set of wheels in Sicamous B.C. and made arrangements with Ke...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2012 10:45am
by Brian D.
Posting Pictures is a littler Easier now
Recently I asked the folks at Bravenet the company that hosts our forum to make a change to the way code is entered into a post when you want to display pictures. Today they completed work that will remove some of the effort needed to display pictures in our posts...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 11:08am
by Rick Botti
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considering sale of model 60 1929 wire wheel coupe
please read my item in parts wanted/sale
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2012 5:47pm
by gary k
Dist gear set
"HELP" I need a set of gears for my '29 M4 distbutor and gen it is a W5 4cly. motor would like NOS if i can get them. Come boys dig in the garage and help me out.
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2012 8:09pm
by Don Gaskill
Differential
Has anyone got some info on removing the crown gear from the diff? Would really appreciate seeing a picture with instructions on how to do this. I cant seem to get it apart enough to get it out of the case -And cant get the diff apart far enough to get at it well....
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2012 9:10am
by Ken McCormick
Model 612 Coupe Restoration
Yesterday I took some photographs of a Durant undergoing restoration owned by Frank Lersch of Hayward, California. The car has an interesting story behind it and is currently undergoing restoration. The car is and will continue to be a driver, not trailer queen. It h...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2012 4:21pm
by Rick Botti
wheel
Does anyone know of a Durant car that had a 20" Hayes split demountable rim, with four attached lug ears? 21" outside to outside. 20" bead seat to bead seat. Thanks Curt
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2012 8:58am
by Curtis Bartell
Velocity channel Carfellos
Came across an amusing television show on the Velocity channel on Direct TV. It was called Carfello's about three guys that own a New York used car lot. Seems the owner went to jail for racketeering and is now out and his friends own this car lot. Anyway was watching...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2012 6:28am
by mike Linthicum
Photographs of your cars.
It's time all you new members to send in photographs of your cars for us to see. Doesn't matter if they are a project car, on the trailer, behind the house, next to the tree or wherever and in whatever state of restoration. Take a good picture and send it to Rick so...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2012 2:22pm
by mike Linthicum
putting it back together again
Got it all checked out. seems okay-- Now putting it back together AGAIN. Got the motor back in and some of the parts attached . Had to quit for a while-- Drink time lol. Should have it done in a day or two--Other than going away for the weekend . These trips kee...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2012 5:05pm
by Ken McCormick
Stars At Norm Miller Auction July 22
Hi All..... Here is a link to the listing for the estate auction. Lots of interesting items! Some one need a "road trip"? Frank --- http://www.stenzelauction.com/7-22-12.html
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 10:55am
by Frank Witkowski
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TIRES
Re: Tires AHHHH, THE WOUNDED BRAIN RECOVERS.... LUCAS TIRE CO. 2850 TEMPLE AVE...LONG BEACH CALIF.90806 1-800-952 4333 OR 2141 WEST MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD OHIO 45504..1-800-735-0166 OR WWW.LUCASCLASSICTIRES.COM 4.75-500 X 19..LUCAS BRAND....OLYMPIC TR...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 8:34pm
by gary k
Ebay Star Horn
Heads up, a Star horn is listed on Ebay # 251080370085 May be worth looking into.
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 4:20pm
by Don Shilling
Prop shaft universal joint covers
Hi all. Both of the grease/oil covers at each end of the Spicer prop shaft are damaged. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new set? Preferably in the UK but anywhere will do!!!
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Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:12am
by Graham Batty
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