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Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year
I want to wish all of my Durant friends and acquaintances a Merry Christmas. This is a special season of the year that we can take time out of our busy schedules and reflect on the fulfillment of the promise of a Saviour that God has bestowed upon all of us. The hope...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2016 5:08am
by S. Blomquist
Key
Question for the 30 Durant owners. Does any one know the Chum serial number for the ignition key, or have an extra I could buy? Thanks
Views: 466   Replies: 10
Last Post: Dec 16, 2016 11:53pm
by Rory
Axle straightening
I have a front axle I acquired along with the purchase of two w5 engines and some other miscellaneous parts. I was hoping to use the axle when building a small speedster I am planning around one of the w5 engines. The axle is bent slightly just inboard of the passeng...
Views: 233   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 13, 2016 7:55pm
by Al hackel
Locomobile Tow Rig
I came across this in one my employer's tow industry magazines today and thought I would share. I always get a kick out of mechanics' tools and equipment from this era.
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2016 2:46pm
by Todd E Frye
1928 8-80 sedan
I'm looking for a Durant sedan body or any Locomobile body that will fit on a 1928 8-80 chassis. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Chris (720-999-1854) crd8481@gmail.com
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2016 5:50pm
by Norm Toone
Happy Birthday: William C. Durant
December 8, 1861 was the birth date of William C. Durant, therefore a Happy 155th Birthday to the founder of the Durant Motor Company
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2016 4:29pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Timing
I am struggling with both the valve timing and the distributor timing on my w5 engine. Am I right: you put the #1 piston at top dead centre and then turn the cam until the #1 exhaust valve closes, therefore, the #1 cylinder is no longer in firing position? You count...
Views: 425   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 6, 2016 7:21am
by Bill Hoaglan
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condolences
Our condolences to Dick and madeliene Ward for the lost of her beloved mother yesterday. She was at a young age of 110. The Babicks
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2016 11:39am
by Rick Botti
Happy Thaksgiving
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Durant family a healthy, safe and joyous Thanksgiving holiday. I believe we should take this time at Thanksgiving to reflect on all of our blessings, including our families and friends. Rick
Views: 212   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 24, 2016 4:29pm
by Don Shilling
News Flash!!! Today is Don Shilling's Birthday!
Hey Durantonians, DMAC News Flash! Today is that Hardy Texan's Birthday! Yes Mr. Star Man himself!. Happy Birthday Don!
Views: 225   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 24, 2016 9:34am
by Yates Milton
DMAC memeber's Durant makes local newspaper
Jim Mitchell of Walnut Creek, CA had his 1929 Durant Coupe is featured in local newspaper. Click link below. Rick http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/11/21/me-my-car-29-durant-carmakers-history-fascinating/
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2016 6:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Thoughts and Prayers to our New Zealand club members
Just wanted to put out our thoughts and prayers to our New Zealand club members. Yes we have a couple that have been with us for many years. Graham and June Mock and Duncan Smeaton and I hope I have not forgotten anyone. We hope you all faired well and your families...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2016 6:37am
by Mike Linthicum
Door skins
Hello Does anyone know if it is possible to buy door skins, either new or good second hand condition? My vehicle is the equivalent of the Star, 1928, M2 sedan. I have been told my worst 2 doors (full of rust holes) will cost NZ$350 to $500 each to remove rust an...
Views: 258   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 14, 2016 6:31pm
by Don Shilling
Christmas decorating
I have finally got ahead of the frost.. Have my yard decorations up and no frozen fingers this year . Sure took a long time to get smart but that,s how I do things. Now if I can figure how to post pictures I will take a few and show off my handiwork. It actually...
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2016 9:02pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Annual Meet
Inquiring as to the month and Venue for 2017 next Annual Meet.
Views: 287   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 11, 2016 1:35pm
by Rick Botti
DMAC veteran
I just got back from my free veterans breakfast at a local watering hole and got to thinking about a DMAC member who passed a few years back. Larry Rockey's 29 D-60 Coupe is in our photograph section. Larry put in his 4 years in the Army and did have a tour in Viet...
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Last Post: Nov 11, 2016 1:08pm
by Arthur E. LloydI...
Flint updates
Lots of new Flint pictures added to Photographs section, a mix of era pics and current. Thanks to Terje Bråtveit for supplying the images. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2016 5:12pm
by Rick Botti
Wanted - 1924 Star Emergency Brake Shoe
Need to find an emergency brake shoe for my 1924 Star. This is the rear parking or emergency brake shoe that fits inside the brake drum. Any condition considered. I can always put a new lining on a worn out shoe.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2016 1:35pm
by Bob DeAngelis
Torque Specs for 24 Flint
I need to know how much torque for the head bolts on my E6 engine and also for the manifold. Still need a 4 blade fan for same. Yates
Views: 231   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 5, 2016 8:11am
by Yates Milton
Today in history?
OK Durantonians, What happened today that has significance to the history of Durant?? Hint: You can drive it to the levee but the levee is dry? Frank ---
Views: 184   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 3, 2016 11:02am
by Don Atkinson
Engine paint Color
I need help trying to find the engine paint code for a 1923 Star green engine. thank you in advance. Ed Vomero
Views: 399   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 3, 2016 6:44am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant Motors return envelope (w/addr of New York HQ)
I recently bought some envelopes, and as I went through the boxes, I found a pristine return mail envelope from Durant Motors. It's awesome, but I am not a Durant memorabilia collector, so I thought I would see if anyone would like it. Picture
Views: 191   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 29, 2016 5:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Concours Event- Durant Needed
Hi Guys, I am on the Vehicle Selection Committee for the Eyes on Design Concours car show held at the beautiful old Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate in metro Detroit each Fathers Day. One of our Feature classes next summer is a special class called Touring America whi...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2016 2:43pm
by Bill Schultz
Another Flint find...
Hey All, Just snagged a '25 Flint B-40 Touring that was hidden in a machine shead about 45 minutes from my house in the Leavenworth, WA area...This guy has 4 wheel hydraulic brakes, engine turns freely, body metal looks exceptionaly good...The Wheels are not cor...
Views: 389   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 25, 2016 8:21pm
by Bill Hoaglan
ebay listing
Hey fellow Canadians. There is a 1926 locomobile jr woody for sale in Quebec, Canada. Looks like a real nice car to be in the club. The item number is 152288409434. hope someone gets it?
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2016 11:52am
by mike babick
A22 Crown Wheel and Pinion needed
Jimmie needs a new or second hand Crown Wheel and Pinion please. Any information on how or where to get one would be appreciated. E mail taupomocks@outlook.co.nz or mail address G. Mock, 'Arosfa', 14 Frederick Street, Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Views: 190   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 22, 2016 7:59pm
by Graham Mock
Website Updates
Updates, Website Updates!! * Added Information for the Pacific Coast Chapter's 2017 Spring Tour to Club Events page. * Added 2017 DMAC National Meet information to Club Events Page. * Added pictures taken by the year's Billy Durant winner to the Frontenac Pho...
Views: 366   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 18, 2016 12:25pm
by Yates Milton
DMAC at Hershey!
I spent last week at the Hershey, Pennsylvania annual car show representing the DMAC there. For those that are not aware, the Hershey Fall Car Show is the largest car show east of the Rockies. Over 9,500 flea market spaces, 3000 cars in the car corral, several antiqu...
Views: 144   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 18, 2016 12:09pm
by Yates Milton
1929 Durant?
I'm a police officer with the Eugene Oregon please Department. I am putting together a history wall and located the first police car for the department. I am told it is a 1929 Durant. Can anyone verify this and/or tell me the model? Thank you very much. http://s...
Views: 326   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 14, 2016 11:44am
by Norm Toone
Hershey Fall Meet and the DMAC
OK Durantonians. Several members would like to see us have a space at Hershey each year to "get the work out" and try to recruit new members. As many of you early members know the club was re-organized and first met there in 1998 after the passing of Jeff Gillis the...
Views: 845   Replies: 25
Last Post: Oct 11, 2016 4:45pm
by Don Atkinson
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mike
New York star motor
My dad bert just picked up a 1923 New York star motor made in New York. Does anyone know when did New York plant started production. Also,was this the first plant to produce star cars? The designation is "n" and production numbers were n-8 - n-3850. The motor my dad...
Views: 395   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 7, 2016 3:52am
by Norm Toone
Charlie Wins Prestigious Billy Durant Award!
Charlie Spitz wins prestigious Billy Durant Award during DMAC Annual Meet in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Congratulations Charlie! Rick
Views: 237   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 4, 2016 4:04am
by Peggy Spitz
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1930-31 doorhandles
I'm just making an observation here, I'm not the one selling these doorhandles. Ebay has 1930-31 exterior doorhandles for sale in their vintage parts section. The are listed as NOS(and the sure look like it). They are for a roadster or touring since they have flat es...
Views: 211   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 2, 2016 3:00am
by Norm Toone
national meet
Hi all, Look out!! we are on our way Orillia Canada. Air fare done. hotel reservations done. check to Don, on its way. car rental done. Sonia and mtself cant wait to see all of frenda again, and meet new ones.. Only nine weeks to go. As my civics teacher told us,...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2016 4:05pm
by Charles Spitz
A New Set of Wheels
Does anyone remember the '29 Durant Depot Hack on Ebay? Well, it's now at home in Texas. It's in remarkable condition, even for it's age, and needs very little to go driving. I'll get it unloaded tomorrow and take a couple of pics to show it off.
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2016 11:20am
by Norm Toone
Local Car Show
Took the 1929 Durant 663 and the 1926 Star to the local car show on Saturday. Had lots of fun. A few people knew about Durants and lots were interested in the story. Both oldsters and kids enjoyed the cars. Met a gentleman who's grandfather had the local dealersh...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2016 2:26pm
by Tom Schaffer
19 Annual Meet
Dorothy and My self Want to say that we totally enjoyed the Family Reunion. Meeting and making new friends as well seeing old friends. Seeing some friends that we hadn't seen for a few years. We hope that all made it safely home, and all of good Health. Ke...
Views: 380   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 24, 2016 7:42am
by Peggy Spitz
Billy Durant
September 16th, 1908 was the date Billy Durant started General Motors.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2016 5:35am
by Don Shilling
Durant in History Park, San Jose
I drove the Roadster over to this year's Annual Antique Autos in History Park event in San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club puts this show on every year and invites all of the local prewar car clubs to attend. Here is a link to a few pictures I took...
Views: 175   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2016 7:48am
by mike
New Durant Owner.... It was destined to happen
Hello from Michigan. A new Durant owner as green as they come. I have some family history that drew me to wanting a Durant for a number of years now. My Uncle was Vice President of General Motors back about 1916 as well as for Chevrolet. He was a very good frien...
Views: 505   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 5, 2016 12:24pm
by Brian
Durant Meet - Durant Appraisals for Ontario Durant Owners
Hi all, I have been rebuilding my wife's grandfather's 28 Durant for about 2 years now. Still quite a bit to go but I'm getting there. (Facebook TwentyEight Durant) In my rebuilding adventure, I managed to become an Ontario "Used Motor Vehicle Appraiser" for v...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2016 9:49am
by Neil Martin
Durant - Dort Carriage
Came across this while searching craigslist and found it interesting. https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/for/5745841488.html Found this information about Durant - Dort Carriage Companty William C. Durant and his business partner, J. Dallas Dort, completed this...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2016 7:13pm
by cdmn
Camshaft timing A22 motor
I sent my Durant motor to a machine shop for some minor work and cleaning. They pulled the camshaft out to assist in the block clean. When they put it back in they missed. The cam is no way near in time. I checked the owners manual for instructions and the ones the...
Views: 311   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 31, 2016 7:41am
by Bill Hoaglan
30 durant wood pattern
Does anyone have a pattern for the piece of wood that goes along the floor below the trunk lid? Thanks, Dave
Views: 239   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 30, 2016 11:52pm
by Ross Hoevet
Floor Patterns
Are there any floor patterns out there for a 1929 D-40? I am missing from the back fenders forward.
Views: 274   Replies: 9
Last Post: Aug 30, 2016 11:51am
by Norm Toone
1927 Star value?
My father is selling his 27 Star model R Super Six convertible due to his health. He has asked for my help in coming up with an estimated value. Runs great, 99% original, 3/5 body condition. What should he ask for it?
Views: 303   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 29, 2016 6:15pm
by Don Shilling
Phil Donohough
Anyone have an email address for Phil? Thanks, Dave
Views: 292   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 16, 2016 10:01am
by Dave Schulte
Lower fan belt pulley
Can anyone tell me if the lower fan belt pulley is just pressed on? I can't see that the drive shaft is threaded for a retainer bolt and I find it hard to believe that it is held on by friction. The manual doesn't explain it very well. Help would be appreciated. Jim
Views: 218   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 16, 2016 5:27am
by Jim
That first time feeling
https://goo.gl/photos/4rFpWqTxU35iWPdK8 There is nothing quite like that first time you hear her run or take her out for her first drive! After spending the last 8 years in a dark storage unit I rescued her and brought her across the state to her new home. Th...
Views: 339   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 7, 2016 1:18pm
by Brian Johnson
Need a carburator Or a repair substance)
After all this time I finally tried to get it running and find a gas leak ****ed Carburetor seems to have a small crack in it and gas -of course -is leaking out .I cant see any way to repair it but maybe a sealing compound -If I can find one-- might make it work...
Views: 311   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 2, 2016 8:48am
by Bill Hoaglan
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