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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
Lancaster Car Count !!!
Hi All........ Mike L, tells me that the car count for Lancaster is increasing every day!! So far we have 4 Durants, 4 Stars and a Rugby. Still time to add your car to this unique group. Hey it doesn't matter what condition, push, pull drag or trailer it in...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2010 7:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Free pick up and delivery
Same deal as this spring, I am going to be driving a 1 ton chev P U to Lancaster from B C If anyone needs something picked up along the way just let me know. I will be happy to deliver things since I am going there anyway --Same holds true to items from there...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2010 8:11pm
by Ken McCormick
Gary k
wanted - windshield stanchions (posts) for 1925 model f star
hello, i am hoping to find a pair of Reasonably priced windshield posts...i just picked up headlights and bar for $20 FROM GUY AT MACUNGIE PA. SHOW ..HE.HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE....MINE MOUNTS TO BODY STUBS WITH TWO BOLTS 1 AND 1/2" APART WITH MOUNT HOLES ON SHAF...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 8:54pm
by Gary k
Website Updates
Over the past few weeks I have been quietly updating the website with your pictures and tech docs. I have more to do but anywhere you see the word “new” I have updated or added new material. Today I added pictures of the 2010 Canadian Gathering and poste...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2010 6:06pm
by Rick Botti
Attention Canadians Save this STAR !!!
Hi All....... Could be a good parts source for someone. This is an email I just received: FRANK: the easiest way to start this is as follows - my name is Doug Palmer and I live near Perth Ontario Canada.........a local car wrecker (yes a redneck)...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 9:04am
by Frank Witkowski
Hey Durantonians, Well I'v managed to get some driving in this summer with the Ol' girl despite a very busy summer touring with a Pink Floyd tribute band. However, she has devoloped some issues .. I have a vibration when I get up to around 30-35 but subsides at lowe...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2010 12:34pm
by Keith N
For Sale 1929 Durant Model 60 Roadster
Hi All..... This car is for sale in Europe. Located in the Netherlands. Owner is in Germany, so has German paper work. The car is pictured in the photographs section under roadster showroom. It is the gray roadster, top row middle. I have additional pictu...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2010 6:05am
by Frank Witkowski
Star front axle+ for sale
1927 (maybe 26) front axle and wheel for sale Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:23pm
by Bryan Gross
1927 Star M for sale
In Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:25pm
by Bryan Gross
Flint & Star Axle in Oregon $50
Hi All..... There is a Flint & Star front axle listed on the AACA forum. They are located in Oregon. Asking $50 each. Just scroll down to the Durant section of the AACA forums. There are even some pictures. Hate to see these junked, might help one of our...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 8:12am
by Frank Witkowski
Production figures
As the Historian at the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, I have been compiling production figures on all Lansing built vehicles. Can someone help me on Durant/Star? If not specific Lansing figures, then totals? I can estimate Lansing's portion. Thank you. Dave.
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2010 6:57am
by Dave
Durant touring
I found parts for a Durant 1928 touring model M2 If one is interested , send me a email
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2010 7:36am
by Henri Houle
Filtrator part 2
Also, does anyone know where to find a 1/8 comp cap that goes on top of the filtrator? I lost mine (stupid) so I have an old oil pressure gage connected to it for now.
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 2:13pm
by paul
1922 star touring
Dont be afraid to insult me on any offers this car got to go and there is lots of good parts for you guys out there restoring these.Lets talk. I would like to get rid of it all at once and not piece by piece. Call me lets deal. 760-221-7919 or email me. millbs@msn.com
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 9:08am
by jeff
So last trip went fishing...
So I have been having a good summer with the Star. Been doing trips of 50 to 100 miles a weekend. Mostly hiway, but 1/3 gravel and some "gumbo". Last trip July 01 went fishing. Came home with our limit of 2 lbs rainbows, it semi drizzled all day, but we are expe...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2010 2:37pm
by Guy Belzil
Thank You Canadians Guelph Meet Pictures
Hi All..... Just returned from the Guelph Ontario meet. What a great gathering of people and cars. Got a chance to meet some old friends and make some new ones. This was a joint meet with a couple other Clubs so a wide variety of cars. Got to ride in a Whi...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2010 4:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
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