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Garage Clean-out
I have 4 dish wheels, rims & tires off my 1923 Durant. The tires hold air but are dryrotted. The removable split rims have been tack welded to the dish wheel. I think the welds could be cut to go back to original, but not sure. 2 wheels have no center hub & 2 wheels...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2011 4:35pm
by Jack Malpass
durant 1930 ? 6-14 coach for sale
hello men, i am going to see a 1930 coach next weekend...i will get pictures...is anyone looking for a solid durant?....it might be worth wthe $3600 he is asking...i will lt you know after i see it...the coach is the blind quarter windowed four door sedan..this one...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2011 7:49pm
Durants for Sale
Aside from that young man in Texarakana, AR, Durants and Stars are coming on the market. There are two projects on Ebay and one restored at hemmings.com. The hemmings car is a 1929 model 60 Coach the url is below. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/d...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2011 9:29pm
by Rick Botti
'24 Star F, question about pistons
Hello all I have the oil pan off my friend's Star touring to check bearing clearances and look for any future trouble spots. The engine has aluminum pistons, and I suspect they are replacements although our period literature does not specify the original piston ma...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2011 7:13am
by Chris Bamford
DMAC is now a recognized IRS 501(c)(3) organization
Just wanted to post and let everyone know that for our U.S. members the DMAC is now a recognized 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization with the United States Internal Revenue Service. This means that U.S. Members may now donate money, historic items, cars etc to the DMAC...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2011 12:24pm
by Mike Linthicum
1st. Latin America Durant product owners meet
What a nice Sunday we had meeting with Rugby and Durant owners. Thanks to Walter that hosted the meeting receiving in his house proud owners and cars. More information and pictures will be sent to Durant Partner. Ricardo
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2011 2:10pm
by ricardo
DeVaux For Sale
I recently heard of a 1932 DeVaux coupe w/rumble seat that is for sale. It's located in the middle of California; it's in pieces, but complete. If you're interested, or know of someone who might be, contact me and we'll start working on it.
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2011 2:32pm
by John Willoughby
Help Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. host a Durant Motors car show!
Good afternoon, My name is Kelli Ford and I am an intern working with the Friends of Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. Our group is dedicated to increasing usage and visibility of Durant Park within the Lansing community. Durant Park has very historical roots connecte...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2011 10:51am
by Kelli Ford
Skinned Knuckles
Hello All Just a heads up. Skinned Knuckles started "The Club Corner" with the latest March issue. In this first edition of the column, the Durant Club is the featured club. Our upcoming 14th Annual Meet, Sept. 14th-18th in Vancouver BC is mentioned. Not...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2011 2:42pm
by Bob Smith
Star Parts
I spoke with a Delvin Weldim about what he thought were early Durant parts, as it turned out they are a Star which had been possiably used as a buzz saw...Anyway the engine is a W5-40774, so there is the W-5 engine, the cowl, the Radiator which he said looked good ho...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2011 8:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
seal in water pump
Has anyone used a rubber seal as a replacement in their water pump? if so need part #
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 8:56pm
by Don Gaskill
engine valve timing 1924 Flint H 40
How is the crankshaft gear marked for timing the valves on a Continental 6W engine? We see the cam gear mark but don't see a mark on the crank gear. How many links between marks if we do find both of them Thank You
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 4:18pm
by Dave Webster
Mixed FLINT parts available
All, Hi I'm cleaning house, and have some FLINT parts; Transmission, Hubcaps, Manuals, magazine, Ads, misc. Interior, and maybe some other FLINT chassis, fuel, exhaust, etc. parts. Lots of loose stuff, (Door handles, Screws & Bolts, etc. etc.). These were mixed in...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2011 7:22pm
by Lance Chabot
Starting Issue
My Star has a W-4 engine with one of Frank's Zenith carbs. I have to both fully retard and choke it to get it to start even when it is hot. I then have to quickly advance the spark or it dies. If the engine is hot, I have to stop choking as well. Any suggestions?
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2011 10:12pm
by Vince O'Brien
621 / 622
Now there you go this place has parts for the 621 and 622. Just need to find such cars if they were even built or just an idea. 1932 DURANT Model 6-21 & 6-22 71hp 199-6cyl 109wb ELECTRICAL - Distributors, Ignition, Plugs, Wires, Tune-up http://www.hagensa...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2011 5:39am
by Norm Toone
Founding of Durant Motors
I am writing a book on W.C Durant's son-in-law Dr Edwin Campbell who was one of the incorporators of the Chevrolet Motor Company. He was Durant's executive assistant from 1906 until his (Campbell's) death in 1929. I am trying to find out how much help he gave Durant...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2011 12:51pm
by Paul Arculus
Durant historians
You might be interested in a page and a half about Willian C Durant's history in http://news.google.ca/archivesearch/advanced_search Just put in the year or years you wish to look at and Durant, or Star, etc and Citizen or Ottawa Citizen. (no charge to look at thi...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 11:22am
by Norm Toone
Durant for sale
Want to sell a Durant Roadster G60 from 1929. Any interest?
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 10:21am
by Smolders
1928 complete engine for sale 4cyl
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2011 8:58pm
by Bryan pique
Saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist
I saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist for the San Francisco area. I don't know the car or the seller, but tought someone may find it helpful. Yes, it's overpriced and not truely restored, but it's a pretty Durant anyway. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 10:05pm
by Rick
our appreciation
DEAR FRIENDS, My daughter Jennifer, son Nathan and I wish to thank everyone for the continued outpouring of cards and calls expressing sympathy over the loss of our dear Marcia. It certainly does help to get us through those sad times ....by reminding us of all the...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:51pm
star engine
i have 26 27 star engine for sale runs well and totally complete 1100$ 14l small bore
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 9:54am
by brian boys
Membership drive...Skinned Knuckles
Just a FYI Anyone receiving the January issue of Skinned Knuckles will noticed an ad from the DMAC announcing itself and looking for members. At this time the ad will run for 12 months. The artwork will rotate monthly (thanks to Carol). That said, the best sour...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2011 11:55am
by Bob Smith
anyone in the club have a Star model C roadster 1923-1924 serial #126613 ?
I have some history on your car that you may like ... -Phillip
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2010 4:53pm
by Phillip Butterfi...
Holiday Wishes
Happy holidays to all and the best of health for the new year and beyond.
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2010 10:27am
by Ed Vomero
durant motor
need the gear for cam and crank for a durant overhead valve motor date stamped on block is 3-8-24
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2010 2:24am
by tom edmonds
W5 Engine
Hello fellow Durantonians, I just picked up a W5 engine out of a 1928 or 29 Durant. This engine does not look to bad and can be turned over by hand at the flywheel. The starter and generator are on the engine but I looted the distributor mount of of it. Would like to...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2010 3:29pm
by Bruce Hargin
1924 Star Touring model
seattle craigslist > snohomish co > for sale / wanted > cars & trucks - by owner please flag with care: miscategorized prohibited spam/overpost best of craigslist Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving West...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 7:15pm
by DAN
Rugby truck for sale
Heads up on a call I got from a neighbour about a Rugby truck for sale in Old Auto's, plus a pile of other none D Motors cars. Old Auto's has a 29 Rugby truck at Carleton Place for sale for $3500. Phone number 257-5587 email mmashton@yahoo.ca . He rattled off a pil...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 11:10am
by Norm Toone
Bendix 3 shoe brake lining material
I am working on the brakes on a Durant D75 and need to replace the riveted linings. They are the Bendix 12 inch diameter, 3 shoe mechanical type with linings that measure about 3/16 in thickness by 1-3/4 wide. Does anyone know what type material should be used to ma...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2010 8:01am
by S. Blomquist
Parts to sell
I have a lot of extra parts here that I do not need and am ready to sell to anyone that needs them. These are from a 30 durant Model 614. I have a set of 4 rims. 6 cyl motor with all the attachments( gen, starter, etc), 2 drive shafts, a set of springs,quite a few br...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 10:45am
by Ken McCormick
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver, BC
Yes Franz, I too have looked often but not responded. Vancouver is quite warm in Sept, I believe. Mary said early or even late Sept is fine with me. I'm usually busy in Aug but would be willing to think about adding an Alaska cruise in Sept if I can save some money...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 3:11pm
by Jack Connor
Old Auto mag Parts wanted 30 Durant
Looking in the current Old Auto's I caught an wanted ad> Someone is looking for 1930 Durant bumpers (complete) front and back (must be sedan with rear spare tire as he says left and right bumper bars), rad cap (aren't we all), all outside door handles, tail light cov...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 4:42am
by Norm Toone
Tires / tubes / rims
Looking around I caught this site, for those Ontarian's not wanting to deal with Simco Tires and costs. I notice its Canada only. I have no idea of their prices but see they have split rims, tires , tubes, rim jacks ,valve stem covers, etc. Looks like a fairly n...
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2010 4:53am
by Norm Toone
2011 Meet
Hi Franz, Labor Day in the US is also on the 5th of September. Any time after that would be good as school would be back in session. Looking forward to coming North. Regards, Phil
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 7:28pm
by Phil Peters
durant 4 cylinder engine
hi fellow car guys ,I just listed a durant engine on ebay,thought I should give you guys a 'heads up'thanks Bill Donnelly.ebay # is180580805646.
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2010 4:03pm
by Bill Donnelly
Parts for sale- And I am going to portland area this (leaving this weekend)
I have a lot of parts for sale and will be going to the portland area( vancouver wash) this coming week. Expect to be there Mon evening or early tuesday. If anyone needs anything contact me quickly to save shipping costs. I leave Sat Morning oct 30. Have a 6 cyl moto...
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2010 9:18am
by Ken McCormick
Axle shafts Durant, DeVaux, Star
Rick who just bought the 1919 Dort sent me this site he just found, if anyone needs an axle shaft. http://www.vapinc.com/Axles_Driveshafts/main.html Not quite correct about Star axles 23 - 30 when last Star was 28. I see he has axles for a 621 and 622 Duran...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2010 1:36pm
by Norm Toone
Durant for sale
Just back once again for the season and had this from my Kijiji ad for parts / info on the 32. Haven't received a reply back from the sender telling me any info as to year etc. "Call my buddy rob 905 728TIRE in oshawa he has durant for sale"
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 4:11am
by Norm Toone
Star Motor Trans etc For Sale Otego New York
Hi All...... Talked to a fellow this evening who has the remains of a Star 4 cylinder power unit. Fairly complete, missing radiator. Has cowl and front axle motor accessories. Wants it to go to a good home with a club member. Priced at less than scrap value a...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2010 4:52pm
by Frank Witkowski
Bendix brakes
The BENDIX front brakes on my 1929 Durant RUGBY are adjusted by means of a 'wormscrew' and locknut. One of these has sheared and I am having difficulty locating a spare here in the UK. Anyone know where I can get one either here or in the USA?
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2010 6:47am
by Graham Batty
Durants in Canada
Below are two links to three articles regarding Durants built in Canada. I learned that Durant was the number three car maker there, pretty impressive. Rick Durants in Canada Part 1 Durants in Canada Part 2 & 3 Scroll down the page
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2010 10:30am
by Rick Botti
Get Well Card
Wow I got a nice get well card in the mail full of medicine for me from all the attendees of the Lancaster Pennsylvania Natl meet. When one has been knocked down this badly with cancer not sure one understands how meaningful a nice big get well card with all your s...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2010 9:16pm
by Lance Haynes
Devaux for sale on Ebay
There is a good looking Devaux for sale on ebay in Washington State. Looks fairly complete and don't want this to go the hot rod route. Check it out.
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2010 5:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Seats, Upholstery, Interior Ideas, Please?
So, my boyfriend, Phillip Butterfield, owns a Durant. I LOVE this car. I would love to get the interior redone, but I have no idea where to start. First of all, the seat springs we currently have in the poor girl are all wrong. Can anyone tell me of a good place to g...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2010 4:51pm
by Jeri Stewart
DeVaux brochure on AACA forum
Hi All..... Any DeVaux owners able to identify this brochure in the AACA forum?? Just follow this link: http://forums.aaca.org/f170/de-vaux-brochure-288353.html Frank ---
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2010 11:45am
by Frank Witkowski
Lancaster Agenda Final Edition
Hi All..... Here is the revised agenda for the meet. Some additions and corrections made. Weather looks very pleasant for next week. Don't forget the camera and the vintage clothes........ Frank --- DMAC National Meet September 9th through 12th 2010...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2010 10:14am
by Frank Witkowski
Gas Mileage
Sirs : Did amother good jaunt with the Star last weekend, 235 miles... **** near run out of gas. The literature says 25 mpg and I calculated my trip at 20 mpg @ 35 mph mainly. This is part of my "tuning", so I am wondering other peoples' numbers (mpg's)....
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2010 4:57am
by Guy Belzil
No go
Well my summer touring is over and I missed out on some really big events in the N.W. this year.. But what's more important getting together with family,who may not be with us much longer or buggin' around in the old buggy? I think the the Durant will be around lon...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2010 11:33pm
by K Nordquist
Rod Knock
Well after waiting 6 weeks for the return of my distributor put in in timed it went to a car show and about half way there I got a rod knock thank God for AAA now it is pull the engine.
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2010 7:51pm
by Don Gaskill
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