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Durant hubcap on eBay
i know Durant hubcaps are hen's teeth. There's a D cap on eBay now. It looked a lot like those needed for my 619 with wire wheels. But looked suspicious so I asked about the diameter of the hole needed to snap in. It's larger diameter than my 6 inchers - and has an o...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2018 5:25am
by Norm Toone
durant dealership mentioned
I stumbled across an article about the last season of Downtown Abbey. They mention Durant and a real Durant dealership circa 1922. http://www.citizen-times.com/story/entertainment/2015/03/02/vanderbilts-ahead-downton-abbey-cars-trains/24276261/ Rick
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2017 6:15pm
by Rick Botti
Some Past History Of Rugby in Australia
To the DMAC Members, I have been busy trying to find Durant owners in Australia. This is a Email from a Rugby Owner Russel Medhurst of Melbourne Hi Robert Heath, Nice to hear from you.Is your a C or an F as models overlapped a bit owning to the time they they...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2017 3:46pm
by Colin
Upholstery Material
I am looking to purchase some custom mohair upholstery material soon for my 1928 Durant D75 original pattern. Not sure if it is specific to the D75 but wanted to put a call out to the club members to see if you desire to join in. I personally need 5-6 square yards of...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2017 3:58am
by S. Blomquist
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Since today is Friday and many of you will be heading out for holiday travel, (if you haven't already headed out) Frances and I want to take this opportunity to wish all the Durantonians throughout the world a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year. I hope yo...
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2017 2:01pm
by Mike Linthicum
Report on California Fires
Hi Brother Lance Let us know your situation with the fires in your area. Haven't heard from you in quite sometime. Hope all is well with you and other members in the area. Yates
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2017 7:54am
by dave enrico
Last minute donations to the Durant Museum Fund!
Hello everyone; We've got just about two weeks left of this year and those of you in the United States that are looking for last minute possible tax deductions, please consider sending a donation to the DMAC Museum Fund. Remember, the DMAC is a IRS designated 501...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2017 1:07pm
by Mike Linthicum
2018 DMAC Conference in Staten Island NY 9/13 - 9/17
Hi Everyone! Charlie and I met up with Ed yesterday to work on the Meet. We toured several hotels and agreed with Ed that the best choice is the Hilton. He was able to get a rate of $139.00 plus taxes per night. We got Lacqua to honor that rate for two days before t...
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2017 5:10pm
by Tom Schaffer
'24 Star Restoration Prep
I've checked with several shops about rebuilding the woodwork, repairing metalwork, and body assembly and have pretty well decided on Robin Baker at Automotive Wood Bodies to do the work. Today we trimed the body, unbolted from the frame, and installed bracing. I'll...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2017 3:29pm
by Don Shilling
Curtis Bartells Parts Cache
Hey, Whats up with Curts Parts Cache. Just talked to Curt and he says it's still available and reduced to $500.00. Hey Gene where are You ?? Curt say's if no action soon it go's in the trash as he can't afford to pay storage rent on it any longer. I could take half...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2017 10:47am
by Curtis Bartell
NOS oil pump gears
Quite some time ago I loaned a member a pair of NOS oil pump gears for a reproduction project. I have forgotten the members name, and was curious as to the status of the project. Hopefully the member will contact me. Dave
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2017 7:46am
by Dave Schulte
I have a one of a kind boat built from a 1928 star car.
I have a boat that a gentle man built in 1928 from a star car. I'm not sure what model exactly. I believe everything but the body and tires were used. It has the original motor and transmission both seats and steering wheel. Looks very similar to a Chris craft. The m...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2017 2:45pm
by Brian Johnson
hello everyone and happy holidays does anyone have a picture of or and old freewheeling control and knob for a Durant Frontenac or devaux,my control cable on my 32 is missing and I don't know what it looks like,as always thanks to everyone for there help dave
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2017 2:12pm
by dave enrico
Engine numbers
Can any one help, I have purchased a Rugby / Star / Durant and it has an engine serial number on it which I don't know. Engine number is R1559067 . It is an over head valve engine, it has 2 individual rocker covers each covering 2 pistons worth of rockers and it has...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2017 10:34pm
by Sid Semple
testing image hosting
https://imgbb.com Rick
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2017 9:24am
by Rick Botti
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Rick
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2017 3:07pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, Springfield, Illinois
Time to start thinking about the East Coast Chapter Spring Meet. This April we'll meet in Springfield, Illinois. The land of Abraham Lincoln and also part of Route 66 I understand. I have ordered a visitors bureau booklet and made initial contact with the visitors bu...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2017 10:07am
by Ken Brink
Urgent call for articles for the Partner!
Carol's supply of articles is almost non-existent. I spoke with her yesterday and she has very little to draw from for our fall issue and winter issue. Please consider sitting down and writing up an article on anything Durant related. Restoration tips, stories of ho...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2017 5:58am
by Mike Linthicum
Would like to sell this Star
My father passed away and he had this vehicle on his property. He loved this vehicle but never got the chance to restore it. I would love to see this done.
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2017 5:35am
by Norm Toone
Shifting a 4 speed transmission - any comments?
Shifting a 4 speed transmission: I have a friend who has a 1929 6-66 that he has just brought to life. However, he is a little puzzled by the 4 speed transmission. I have tried to help him, as best I can, but I have never driven one either. Can someone explain...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2017 1:29am
by Phil Donoghoe
New source of Durant Era Pictures
I found a great new source of Durant era pictures. All seem to be factory images from 1923-31. These are hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rick https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/search/?q=durant
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2017 10:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Old cars sure are fun
Lots of fun trying to fit old tin onto an old framework-- Doesn't seem like anything is the right size to fit anywhere. Seems like everything I try to fit good makes something else fit poorly. Pretty discouraging after all the work you do to get this far. Only thing...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2017 4:46am
by Norm Toone
Missing Modesto package
Hi All.... Trying to track down a package that was to be sent from the Modesto meet. Did anyone get ours by mistake? Thanks..... Cathy & Frank ---
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2017 6:31am
by Frank Witkowski
Curtis Bartell's parts cache
Anyone else interested in Curts cache and wants to combine a few purchase's ? I'm interested in some but not all. I'd be willing to help haul some of it to get it over to East edge of S. Dakota if that would help at all. Dave
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2017 10:56pm
by David Coppess
Thank you for the Award
It sure was a surprise to get a call from Mike Linthicum, our President, letting me know that I was the recipient of the 2017 "William C. "Billy" Durant Award" What an unexpected honour!! The beautiful plaque arrived by post last evening. I have been a member of...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2017 4:59pm
by Birgit and Don A...
To all members of the DMAC:
We would like to thank all of the members of the Durant club for the prayers and concerns for our safety in regards to the northern California fires. Pam and Roger Von Bergen, Terry Neisingh and us ( like Roger said ) dodged a major bullet. We didn't have any dama...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2017 6:55am
by Gordon F. Curl
woodwork in body for rebuild
Does anyone have plans for all the body work in the 614 rumble seat coupe =-1930 deluxe. I am going to rip mine all apart again and try to do it right. Need help and any info will be helpful and appreciated Never had a plan of any kind to work from so its not re...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2017 10:42pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Star C model horn
Bill, Bert, or Ed, could you tell me the make and model of the horn used on the Star C 22-24 ?
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2017 8:07pm
by Bert Babick
mix up at the meeting
seems like I have caused a lot of trouble. I am really sorry if that is the case. Anyone that knows me will know that I am a quiet guy and I would not want to be the cause of strife in the club. There was a screw up in the transportation to the dinner but its no big...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2017 4:56pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Looking at buying a Durant 614 need advice!
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1253481778&siteLocale=en_CA&requestSource=b I have a chance to make a trade on this Durant 614 I'm curious if any one could tell me what it's value would really be, thanks!
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2017 5:20am
by Norm Toone
California fires
I would like to hear how our California members are fairing with the wildfires! A few that I had the pleasure of spending time with at our meet a few weeks ago I know are from one of the areas of concern. Wishing you all the best !
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2017 8:07am
by Bill Hoaglan
1931 Devaux Owner's Manual on Ebay
I was bidding on an original owner's manual on Ebay. I maxed out at $141.00 and the winning bid was $143.00. I would be curious on what the winning bidder's Maximum bid was as I wasn't the only one that lost out. I did manage to have the winning bid on a large lub...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2017 5:39am
by Norm Toone
2017 DMAC Modesto Meet
Kudos to the Pacific Chapter for a job well done. The time, effort and hands-on you all did to make this a great meet showed! The trips were fun, sometimes educational (the museum and covered bridge) wow factor (the private collector tour with the high end cars), et...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2017 5:48am
by Mike Linthicum
Rear Quarter panels for Star
I brought 2 rear Quarter panels for a star to the meeting. Does anyone know what became of them - The owner would like to know if they found a good home. Thanks Ken
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2017 3:25pm
by Rick Botti
Dort help needed. Any suggestions?
I received the following message from Paul, who's working on the restoration of a Dort engine. Let's see if we can lend a hand to get this one on the road again. Howdy: I found you through the Durant website. We are currently rebuilding the Lycoming DU engin...
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2017 3:48pm
by Norm Toone
I'm selling my 1926 star I want to know how to go about doing so
Yes I'm wanting to sell my 1926 star. I have complete body and frame also title. How do I go about doing so. Thank you
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2017 9:23pm
by Jon maisterrena
Tillotson JR5 Vs. JR5A
Hi. I am trying to find information that identifies the difference between a Tillotson JR5 and JR5A. Can anyone provide documentation or explain the difference between the two carbs? Thank you.
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2017 12:52pm
by Rick Botti
Safe Travels!
Hello Durantonians! As we get closer to the National meet in Modesto, California next week, many of you will start traveling in the next couple of days to get there. I'll be arriving myself on Tuesday, early afternoon. I hope everyone, especially those towing, t...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 2:50pm
by Rick Botti
HERSHEY Fall Meet, October 4 through 7, 2017
Hello Durantonians! The DMAC will have the same two spaces this year at the upcoming October Hershey fall meet. This is the best advertising and recruitment for new members money can buy, when there are over 100,000 people attending and over 9,000 flea market s...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 5:29am
by tom edmonds
That darn nut!!
I removed the bumpers from the 619 today, Lots of rust man o man. The rear bumpers were easy, in fact they almost fell off they were so lose. But the front bumper was another matter. The nut holding the carriage bolt on the passenger side of the bumper was very,...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 4:01pm
by Rick Botti
any one need a 1930+ radiator shell. see ebay
any body need a radiator shell? just saw one on ebay, and they are willing to bring it to Hershey! Hurry time is running out. This vendor is in the same field as the Durant motors automobile club booth, but up near the food vendors. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-1...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2017 4:30am
by Norm Toone
Clutch will not fully disengage?
I have a problem where the clutch appears not to fully disengage. This car has the separate gearbox and rubber ball universal coupling. The travel is correctly adjusted and any areas where there was minor wear repaired. There is a new clutch bush with around 1.5...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2017 9:12pm
by Vincent Edward O...
I need a Tillotson Sp13B-1
I am searching for a Tillotson Sp13B-1 some on help please
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2017 6:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Free Quarter Panels
Free, Free, Rear Quarter Panels from a 1926 Star Coach. Good condition, paint has been stripped to bare metal. No rust. Ken (Yukon Jack) McCormick is offering to transport said panels to the Modesto Convention at no charge. Pictures available on request....
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2017 10:43pm
by Ken Hoshowski
1929 Durant car radiator
I have a 29 Durant car radiator in great shape it holds water and flows through real good the shell is not rusted through just email me I'm willing to ship if need be you'll be responsible for shipping cost email me at guslaw38@gmail.com
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2017 6:09pm
by Don Shilling
The Cars that Made America
Hey Everyone; Very exciting news, if you watch the History Channel you'll start seeing advertisements for a 3 night special starting August 13, 2017 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time "The Cars that Made America". Many of the early car people will be featured, Henry Ford of...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2017 6:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Hurricane Irma
Hello Durantonians; Well Frances and I are hunkering down and riding the hurricane out in our home just East of Orlando. Plenty of water, canned soups, comfort foods, kerosene lamps (One lucky thing about collecting them for a number of years, I have about 7 ol...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 7:03pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
DMAC Meet in Modesto, CA
The met turnout is looking real good, in fact for a brief moment we ran out of rooms. BUT, we arranged for 14 additional rooms at the Ramada Inn and should those fill up the hotel next door has set aside 10 additional rooms. So pickup your phone and call the Ramada I...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 6:37pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Ruby 1932
I am going to restore a 1932 Ruby truck and would greatly appreciate any leads on where I could source various parts for the truck. For example, are there suppliers that might have steering and brake system parts? thanks for your help Brock
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2017 12:46pm
by Norm Toone
Headlight bar and gas tank
Hello all, I am entering my '26 Star in our Orpahan Car show here in Michigan on the 17th of this month. I'm sure i may be a little late in asking, but life has gotten in the way of thinking about it sooner! My car is all original and unrestored. I have every p...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2017 10:27am
by Don Shilling
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