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4 speed Transmission
What Durant models came with a four speed transmission?
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2023 4:17am
by Norm Toone
1930 Four door coach
Hi guys, I have been looking at a 1930 Durant four door sedan that I think may actually be a four door coach. The car has no rear quarter windows, just windows in the four doors and in the front and rear of the car. Did the sedans all have the quarter windows? And th...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2023 2:12pm
by James Hammond
Durant parts run
As Jim said, Lance still has a lot of Durant/Star parts. I plan to make a trip down to San Diego in a couple of weeks. Please let me know what you need. Rick
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2023 8:40am
by Rick Botti
silver anniversary tour
Thank all that participated in the Silver Anniversary tour. There was alot of memories that were had. We had a couple of first on a tour. We had the first brunch and our first silent auction. These changes are welcome so we can keep things interesting. I want to than...
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Last Post: Sep 30, 2023 3:49pm
by mike babick
Repro Durant engine manual
I found this at the Jensales website that sells gaskets for tractors. They have a reproduction engine manual in either printed or PDF download verson. Link is below. Durant C, CC, F, M, M-2, M-4 Automobile Service Manual Brand Category: Durant Product Cod...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2023 9:08am
by Rick Botti
1931 Durant production numbers
Does anybody have a source for production numbers for 1931 Durant 612?
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2023 4:45am
by Norm Toone
Motor mounts
I am looking for info on how to replace / repair the rear motor mounts in my 1930 614.Any help from other members would be appreciated. Thank you, Jack Wright
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2023 4:50am
by Norm Toone
Coolant in oil
Hello I have a 1931 Durant 612 with coolant in the engine oil. Me a lifetime mechanic but no experience with the continental six is there a common issue with coolant in the oil on these engines? Thanks Earnie
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2023 2:58pm
by Rick Botti
Oil filter
What oil filter does the 31 Durant 6 cylinder use?
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2023 11:28am
by Earnie
Vintage & Classic Reproductions from Australia
Here's a heads up if you order from them. SPECIAL NOTICE in the April 2023 The Filling Station publication One of our longtime suppliers Vintage & Classic Reproductions from Australia is retiring due to health reasons. This company makes early car & truck polis...
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Last Post: May 11, 2023 10:01am
by Rick Botti
Cooling & Head Gasket
It's been a long time (too long!) since I have posted on the forum and now I am back asking for tips and advice. I had my A-22 out over the weekend for the first time since fall. She started and ran great, but was running a little warm. Ambient temperature was in...
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Last Post: May 16, 2023 6:48am
ignition switch
Looking for a correct/working ignition switch and key.
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Last Post: May 16, 2023 3:28pm
by Thomas Livesay
escutcheon 1930-31
While sorting through parts from my 619, I found two types of escutcheon, Do you have any idea of which one is for a 619 and I assume the other from a 614. Rick
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Last Post: May 21, 2023 9:45am
by Rick Botti
619 Wood Wheel Progress
Restoration of my wood wheels are almost finished, they just need the bolt holes drilled and shipped to me :smile: Rick
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Last Post: May 22, 2023 4:22pm
by Rick Botti
Dealers Manual
Now there's an interesting manual that doesn't come up on DMAC connection to eBay and Terry hasn't it in durantcars. How to sell Billy's vehicles. Original 1927 Star Automobile Durant Motors Inc. Dealer Franchise Manual 171 P 374727498772
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2023 7:57am
by Norm Toone
Fee for 25th Anniversary Tour
The cost to attend the 25th Anniversary meet in Folsom CA is $140US per person. A check can be made out to and sent to Mike Babick, 128 Saxony CT., Vallejo CA 94591-6883 Reservations can be made by calling the Lake Natoma Inn at (916) 351-1500 or (800) 808-5253 me...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2023 4:15pm
by mike b
Canadian Friends
Has anyone heard from any of our Canadian buddies? Hope everyone is safe.
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2023 6:27pm
by Jack CONNOR
Members only password
Got the magazine today. Tried the members only password several times but it doesn't work for me.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2023 4:35pm
by JACK Connor
Starter Bendix isssues
I started to get my 25 Star ready for the local 4th of July parade and the fan bracket broke and the Bendix fell apart. Thanks to the "junk" my girlfriend want me to throw away, I got them both repaired. I've replaced so many Bendix's that I'm not sure if the new...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2023 1:39pm
by Vince O'Brien
1923 Durant on YouTube
Came across a 10 year old YouTube video on Phil Pezzella's 1923 Durant restoration.Vehicle is partially restored and he is describing the car. Probably a pioneer video on YouTube.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2023 5:10am
by Norm Toone
Think about donating to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year!
Tomorrow is September and we head into the fall of the year and before you know it the end of the year and tax time here in the U.S. Why not make a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Foundation Inc this year! This year even with the struggles of the Pandemic, i...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2023 11:19am
by Mike Linthicum
wood wheel hubcaps
Will someone please buy the 1930-31 wood wheel hubcaps listed on ebay. They have been on there for some time. I looked for years(decades?) for hubcaps this nice, but I don't need them now. They are aluminum and easily dented, or just lost.$45.00 each doesn't seem too...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2023 10:06am
by Ross Hoevet
Summer projects on your cars?
OK Durantonians, what summer projects have you been doing on your cars? You all must be working on something to fix or make better. Let us know?
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2023 9:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Wire wheels
Hello everyone, I am looking for two nineteen inch wire wheels for 31 or 32 devaux,appreciate everyone looking,my email is serv auto 645@ hotmail.com,or phone me at 909 918 7171,, Thanks dave
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2023 1:28pm
by Dave enrico
hubcap application
In the row of three wire wheel hubcaps, does anyone know what year and model would have used this cap? It has the graphics of a 28-29 Durant. But it has the physical design of the later 1932-33 wire wheeled caps. The 1928-29 wire wheeled cars had a small cap and e...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2023 4:10am
by Norm Toone
Virtual Museum is temporarily down
Hello Durantonians Unfortunately due to technical issues the DMAC Virtual Museum is off line at this time. Rick and Adam moved the DMAC web site to another server recently and moved the virtual museum too. Web site links have to be reestablished and a hardware iss...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2023 10:17am
by Mike Linthicum
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
brakeshoe glue
Does anyone know of a good brake shoe glue?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2023 2:25pm
by Don M Gaskill
You have 7 more days to get your Hotel reservations in for the National tour in Sacramento, Ca. The Silver Anniversary in the Golden State time is rapidly approaching and routes are complete. Banquet night will be very memorable. Get off that rocking chair and kick t...
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2023 11:40am
by Gordon F. Curl
Star Coupe Vinal Top Covering
I've just purchased a '27 Star M coupe. One of the things that will need addressed is the vinal top. I think it has been replaced sometime in the past and is a somewhat amateurish installation. Therefore, if anyone has a Star M or R coupe with an original top, would...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2023 11:47am
by Don Shilling
headlight lens gasket
Is a gasket used at all for the glass headlight lens? If so, is it used between the reflector and glass headlight lens or between the lens and the ring cover.
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2023 7:10am
by Bill Hoge
DeVaux automobile article
Probably old news, but interesting article on DeVaux history in Antique Automobile of March/April 1972 by the late Richard Larrowe. The Hall-Scott engine in these cars has a remarkable pedigree.
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2023 12:54pm
by Wayne Farrand
steeldraulic brakes
Just wanting to verify something for my 1931 model 619. I had a rear axle/differential that I got years ago set up recently. Had a knowledgeable differential guy check it out and make adjustments. Only issue remaining is that the brake cable coming out of the backing...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2023 7:43pm
by Rick Botti
1924 Flint Touring on Hemmings Auctions
There is a 1924 Flint E-55 touring for sale on Hemmings Auctions. Located in Winnemucca, Nevada. 13 days remaining on the auction.
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2023 10:26am
by Robert Bush
Distributor advance
Would anyone have a picture of how the cable is attached to the distributor on a 31 Durant 612?
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2023 7:13pm
by Earnie
Headlight lens
Someone put flat glass in for my headlight lenses in my 31 Durant 612 they measure about 9” doses anyone no a part number or a source to get them. They don’t seem very bright do you think the proper lenses will help?
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2023 4:26am
by Norm Toone
RHD Durant in Kenya
Hi, I am a car restorer based in Nairobi, Kenya and I look after a 40 odd classic car collection. The latest addition is the only Durant in the country. It's RHD and in running order. I am not sure of the actual model, as I have been unable to locate a chassis p...
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Last Post: May 14, 2023 8:04am
by Norm Toone
carburator for 614
is there a newer replacement carb available for the potmetal Stromburg
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Last Post: May 11, 2023 9:46am
by Rick Botti
Oldcars Weekly Article
Oldcarsweekly did an article about our newsletter and club
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Last Post: May 5, 2023 9:05am
by Rick Botti
Holiday time
Hi Guys: I am going to be in Seattle for a few days. Do we have any members that I might be able to visit? Gord
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Last Post: May 4, 2023 7:51am
by Gordon F. Curl
Free Early Star Frame
Posted this from a non member looking to give away an early Star frame. Rick My folks who lived in central Washington have passed away and my siblings and I are dealing with their stuff. The property has been sold and we have a limited amount of time to remove...
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Last Post: May 2, 2023 6:01pm
by Rick Botti
Does anyone have a recommendation for someone to repair my ammeter? The needle was all the way to the left whether the car was running or not. I had to remove the dash to get to it. When I got it out, the needle went back to the middle. If you've had a similar exp...
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Last Post: May 1, 2023 4:12am
by Norm Toone
East coast Chapter Spring Meet
All you Durantonions east of the Mississippi. With Covid and everything behind us now it’s time to have a spring meet. I’ll start working on it and AnnJean DeVries has volunteered to help. The question is “where would you like to go”? We can g...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2023 1:15pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant Emblem (early yrs)
I recently found an Durant Emblem from early years while metal detecting an 1800.s house. After researching a bit I am loving these collector cars. I cant tell how early it is, are there any noticable differences between 1922-1926? It has a Silver Dragon and still ha...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2023 11:54am
by Norm Toone
bndix spring
Today I broke the Bendix spring on my 129 model 60. Does anyone have a spare they can Sbring to the Spring Fling Monday? Rick
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2023 6:15pm
by Rick Botti
Tour season
Now that tour season is upon us in N. America(kind of), time to think about our fuel systems. Check out website for The Carb Doctor for suggestions on dealing with the fuels we have today. They also recommend rebuilding your fuel pump every ten years as a service ite...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2023 7:21am
by Mike Linthicum
Wheel bolt grade
Does anyone know what grade bolts the factory used on the 1930-31 Durants. Mine are 2" long 7/16" and 14 tread pitch 7/16X2-14 I found replacements from McMaster-Carr grade 5, I wasn't able to find a higher grade anywhere. Rick
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2023 7:51pm
by Don Shilling
Carburetor for W5
I am looking for any information on a replacement carburetor for my 26 Star W5. 2 3/8” space between mounting holes. I see there are many options for 2 3/8” spacing for example Zenith 14991. ($500.00) Are there more affordable options? Thank you for yo...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2023 10:20pm
by Ross Hoevet
Free Star motor
My father who lives In new Windsor ny is going to be moving and has a Star motor if anyone interested he is selling there house and does not want to send to scrap yard if interested let me know thanks Jeff
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2023 9:01am
by Jeff Quicksell
Correct tire size
I’m looking to find the correct tire size for a 1925 Flint E55 Roadster. The car has 6.50 x 20” tires on it currently. any help would be appreciated
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2023 2:55pm
by mike b
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