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early durant?
check out the 1921 Durant a=11 n-300. item #121772740867.. tell me what you think?
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2015 8:51am
by Norm Toone
Star Motor Info/For Sale
Please provide any info possible i.e. year, value, etc. Considering selling motor. Thanks.
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2015 9:35pm
by David Coppess
Honeycomb Radiator
Howdy, Am wondering if anyone has had any luck opening up the core on a '28 / '29 Durant honeycomb radiator.....I bought this radiator at the Monroe, WA swap meet a couple years back, It appeared not to be in too bad of shape other than the usual mouse nest, so...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2015 12:22pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Depression Era Los Angeles Junk Yard
Interesting article showing what likely happened to many Durant Motor cars. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=151140
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2015 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Historical Data Project
Hello To All: At the DMAC national meet (where everyone had a great time!) I was asked to resend the data sheets for our Historical Data Project. I have send the forms to all who asked for them. We are trying to get as much data as possible on each and ever...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2015 6:56am
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Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto
I have just bought a Durant a22 tourer I think it is a 23-24 model but it has a magneto ignition , can any one tell me when they stopped using them or does any one have a wiring diagram for one ? Thanks Luke
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2015 4:02am
by Norm Toone
Durant Star Dealership to celebrate 100 years tomorrow
The Pacific Coast chapter will take in the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Duarte Garage in Livermore, California. The garage was a Durant and Star dealer during the 1920's. Our folks will represent the DMAC with our cars on display where it is beli...
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2015 6:24pm
by Rick Botti
The repair manual (page 94) states "A dowel between the motor base and the starting motor frame locates it in relation to the flywheel". I am not clear on what this means. What size dowel? and exactly where? Can anyone clear this up for me. Thanks,
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 11:45am
by Don Shilling
Free wiring harness
I bought a restoration project in pieces which included the old wiring harness and a new harness that the previous owner had made-up. I have re-wired my project from scratch and do not need this harness. I can not guarantee the accuracy or workmanship of the harnes...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 9:34am
by Bill Hoaglan
Interesting Star motor pictures
Hi All..... Well here is my latest find. This power unit came off an old oil patch in Northwestern Pennsylvania. It was used into the late 1980's to pump oil wells. It was only changed because the owner got tired of cranking it! Check out the pictures and yo...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 5:21am
by Norm Toone
Coil Wiring
My 26 Star project came without the original type distributor. I have adapted a Delco Remy 635B. My question is where do the positive and negative connections from the coil go. The distributor has a connector on the side. Which wire would hook up to this and wher...
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2015 9:47pm
by Bill Hoaglan
block casting number
looking for info on a Durant 4cyl,the casting# is W4A 604-P,there is also a serial# of either L67056 or 167056, hard to read on the tag. The tag does say Durant on it, all we have is the engine, front half of the frame with axle and the headlights with the bar,not a...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2015 7:24pm
by Don Shilling
2015 September Meet - Minnesota
I am still working out the Details of the Agenda, but I thought I'd post what I have so far. Wednesday 9/9 - Check In Thursday 9/10 - Scenic Tour to Historic Stillwater, MN (http://www.discoverstillwater.com/) - (Working on arranging...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:55am
by Peggy Spitz
Durant huckster truck
Does anyone know how many Durant star huckster trucks where produced?
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:52am
by Norm Toone
1933 Continental Convertible
This seems to be the closest site as I've found for people that might be interested in the DeVaux-Continental of 1933-34. I collect automobiles, boats, and other modes of transportation that bear the "Continental" name. From what I've learned the C/DV was a con...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:41am
by Norm Toone
Alemite grease gun
I have the fittings but I don't have a proper grease gun. Does anyone know if there is an adapter that can be exchanged for the Zerk fitting on a regular grease gun? Or a source for the Proper grease gun used on Durants I could not find anything in the archives....
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2015 6:26am
by David M. Saleh
1929 Durant
Can anyone give me a clue what model this is ? There is an outside door handle on Ebay with same shield shaped backing plate. 221382562568 Instrument dash plate is very similar to the 1930's. It would have to be 63, 65,66,70 or 75 to have all the gauges inside. T...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2015 4:11am
by Norm Toone
1923 Dort with Falls 6cyl engine - help needed
We have recently purchased a partially restored 1923 Dort with a Falls 6cyl engine. It is our first vintage car and it has been very rewarding, and even more intriguing, doing research and learning about the history of Dort and the car we purchased. Our car was i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 9:41am
by Ross Hoevet
A Little mention of Durant in Lexington history
For the Durant historians , Found this blurb doing some mindless research. May or may not be commonly known stuff already here. Interesting sort of? if your having a slow evening. "Toward the end of the Lexington saga Billy Durant, original founder of General Mot...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 9:12am
by Frank Witkowski
Recent Election
Hello Fellow Durantonians! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took the time to run for office with our club and more importantly to vote in the election. I understand from Rick & Frank that we had a record number of ballots come back i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
Front seat back.
How do you remove the front seat back? Looks like it is bolted to the door post. Can't see any visible screw heads and I don't want to pry. Perhaps it was upholstered after installation. Looks to be original.
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 5:27pm
by Jim Cooke
Happy Founders Day!
On September 16, 1908, Buick Motor Company head William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey.
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 9:37am
by Frank Witkowski
2015 W C "Billy" Durant waard winner--Carol Fogarazzo !!!
Hi All..... At the 2015 met in Minnesota, Carol was presented with this prestigious award. Thanks for all the hard work on our award winning Durant Partner..... Frank --- PS...the plaque is in the mail!!!
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 6:11am
by Mike Linthicum
2016 Meet Ideas
At the Annual meet this past week, a few ideas where tossed around for the 2018 Meet. I don't know who gets to pick them or how it's decided, but it seems like by then it would be the East coast's turn. I really like the idea of doing Staten Island after Ed explain...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2015 10:52am
by Adam B Ford
DMAC Meet 2015
Here is a link to a few pictures for the first day of touring. Great Job. Adam Ford lead the way in his 1923 A22 Durant. We had three A22 Durants on tour today with a fourth for tomorrow. I think that's a record number of A22's. http://www.dmacweb.com/events/DM...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2015 4:34pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Spicer Joints on eBay
I saw these turn up on eBay and thought they be something someone is looking for. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291557835006?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2015 4:18am
by Norm Toone
Durant Event
Mary & I hope that a great time is had by all who get to attend this event. We can not attend this year but will in 2016 Does anyone want a 1930 Durant cowl section [sedan] before it goes on the scrap pile :or even a frame. I have to make space for a shop rearran...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2015 2:08pm
by Rick Botti
Elections Ballots Are In.
Hi Durantonians, I have received 134 ballot envelopes, there may be more than one per envelope but they will not be opened until the business meeting next week. I think this is a record. That you to everyone that voted and a special Thank You to our members...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2015 12:51pm
by Rick Botti
I have as friend restoring a Star Coupster and needs rear fenders. I have a pair off a two door sedan. Will they fit the coupster ?? Both vehicles are 1926's I think. If they won't interchange, who might have a pair for sale or trade. Dave
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2015 9:34am
by Don Shilling
1930 Durant/Star Engine Maybe In Quebec??
Denis Rouleau, in Quebec, is trying to ID a smaller green 4cyl with what looks like a very light transmission; tag's gone, but cast into engine is: 6-28-30 (day may be off, forgot to write it down) W8A 603 and an overlaid CL (one letter over the other) on head W8A...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2015 5:38pm
by Tom Lloyd
Durant Dealer Newspaper Clipping from Kansas
A friend of mine shared this with me and I thought I would share it with the group. This is from a town just a little more than an hour down the road from me. (For the record, an hour is next door in Kansas.) I especially like where is says on the sign "Can your...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2015 1:13pm
by Norm Toone
New Star owner starting with transmissiom and Distributor issues
Hello to all those out in Durant land! I'm glad to be here! It took me 41 years of antique autos to drag home a Durant car. While looking for a Maxwell or Dodge Brothers open car , this car was offered to me at a modest price so it wouldn't have to be sold to a...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2015 5:38pm
by Norm Toone
Star 4 cylinder engine identification
Found an old frame with engine. Four cylinder Star. Looking for help to determine if of value to anyone. Body parts rusted out but frame and engine in tact.
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2015 7:06am
by Don Shilling
6 Volt fuel pump
I am considering installing a 6 volt fuel pump in my restoration project. I will be using a new zenith carb. Any tips I should know about? What should the psi be? I think I have seen adjustable psi pumps. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2015 1:29pm
by Ken Hoshowski
Were there different camshaft designs for the Durant 4 cyl engine?
Have a car in the restoration shop, And the rebuilt engine runs as if it has a huge race cam in it.... Very rough, yet consistent idle just as a race car sounds, heavy lope until around 1500 rpm... have tried correct tillotson and a rebuilt zenith carb, both are the...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2015 4:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
DMAC Election of Officers
In less than one month the new DMAC Officers will have been chosen. Yes, the President and Vice President have been chosen. In my opinion that leaves one of the most important positions in the DMAC and that is the Secretary/Treasurer. Be sure to cast those ballot...
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2015 6:12pm
by Peggy Spitz
I need a camshaft for my 1930 Rugby truck..Does "W-5" sound right for the name of the engine?
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2015 1:58pm
by Don Atkinson
Need a Head Gasket for a 1931 Durant
1931 Durant. (six cylinder). Need a head gasket. Cast numbers near front, lower, passenger side of block. 22 AA 609 M 2-19-31 Stamped numbers on machined pad, near rear, lower, passenger side of block 21952 Cast numbers (on cylinder he...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2015 11:57am
by Ross Hoevet
1923 or 1924 Star Touring
I met an old gentleman last week that has a complete 1923 or 1924 Star car that has been completely disassembled stored in the loft of his tractor shed. I had a chance to see what I could see of the car but it is stored with a host of other car parts and it was quite...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2015 6:09am
by Todd E. Frye
Timing issue or something else causing engine to push the flywheel the wrong way
Hi, thanks for reading this. I have run into a different issue once I changed my ignition system. (to recap: Points, distributor cap, rotor, coil and condenser were all replaced) When I started the car, I did get it to start a couple of times, but it was running wei...
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2015 9:19pm
by Gerald Feather
2015 annual meet
I'm planning to attend the annual meeting as a first timer, so here's a couple of dumb questions. Is there any area set up as a swap meet or is it strictly a car show of fully restored cars ? I could bring a parts car for sale and other parts or I could just bring...
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2015 6:28am
by Frank Witkowski
New Start Up
I am getting ready to start up the D40 for the first time in 45 years. The motor is not seized but needs a number of things. I am planning to buy a Zenith 14544 carburetor to replace the Tilstson. It also needs points, distributer cap, rotor, condenser, plugs and wir...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2015 9:28pm
by Rick Botti
'29 Durant on San Antonio Craigslist
Anyone looking for a project in Texas? http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/5120392941.html
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2015 2:17pm
by Dave Schulte
First day on the road, ran into issues.
It was my first day going out with the Durant M2. It was supposed to be fun, however, it turned into a long night. I made it home, I hadn't really gone far. I just was going to get gas near my house, but unfortunately I live in the middle of a hill. The largest...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2015 9:23am
by Bill Hoaglan
Wood sills measurements on a touring body
Anyone have a measurement on the far back end of the sills width. I've got measurements all along up to the dogleg but not the final at the rear where the tub fits. Read in an old partner article that that has to be correct for the rear fenders to line up with the fr...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2015 3:25pm
by David M.Saleh
It's Yates Milton's BIrthday Today!!!
It's that very fine Southern Gentleman we all know and Founding President of the DMAC's, Birthday Today! In 1998 it was Yates and others that decided to keep the best antique automobile club going after the passing of Jeff Gillis the previous club coordinator. Happy...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2015 8:41pm
by Peggy Spitz
Exhaust seems over hot!
Gentlemen: We finally have the 1922 A22 Durant running. The engine seems to heat up very quickly, and the exhaust tube( still using the original backbone with a new exhaust tube inserted) seems to get overly hot after a few minutes of running. Also the overhead...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2015 8:27am
by Bill Hoaglan
Starter restoration
Sent my starter off to Advanced Electrical Rebuilders in Grand Ledge, Michigan for a complete rebuild. www.aerrebuild.com. Jason was recommended by several individuals on the AACA Forum. He did a complete rebuild, plus made a new tag up etc. The photos do not do it j...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2015 8:09am
by Mike Linthicum
Need help in Phoenix Area
Hello all! I'm buying a 26 Star from a man just East of Phoenix and have developed health issues that will greatly delay the original pick-up date. I was supposed to pick the car up in late July or August but medical issues will prevent that for several months and p...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2015 9:55pm
by Gene House
Got a question for my fellow Durantonians. Are all coils the same? Besides of course 12 volt and 6 volt. Does our cars, particularly the 28/29 models take any special type of coil?
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2015 6:43pm
by Don Shilling
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