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2020 Summer Newsletter Done: Coming Attractions
Hello! I'm so pleased to announce I've sent the summer edition of the newsletter to the printer. I hope you enjoy this edition. It may look a little different, but I believe that overall it should be a pleasing refresh. I'm very grateful to Carol, Mike, and Bob fo...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2020 10:13am
by Shawn Humphrey
Piston installation
Re-assembling 1927 Continental 14L engine for the owner (Ron Weirsma), but now unsure of the orientation of the pistons. They are .040 oversize and have a slot on one side of the skirt. (expansion slot?) Does it make a difference whether the slot in the skirt is on...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2020 3:59am
by Bill
Mike Larsen estate
Hi all: This morning I called the man in Newburg Oregon that is preparing the auction of Mike and Rosie Larsen estate. He has many things to do to get the cars (and tons of parts) ready for auction. Hi is going to use e-bay as he does now for the cars. Mike did gi...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2020 11:12pm
by Gary Yelle
Clutch Depth
I going to have a spare clutch pressure plate assemble rebuilt. I my plan to have all the parts ready ahead of time so I can get the car back on the road as soon aa possible. The shop asked for the clutch depth, this is a number I don't have. Does any know what...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2020 9:20am
by Rick Botti
engine mounting
I am currently redoing portions of my 1926 Star 4 restoration which was begun in 1975 ( not a typo ). Career and life required a move, at which time the car was put into storage about two months away from being finished. Needless to say time in a dusty mini storage w...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2020 7:14pm
by cdmn
I would like to thank all that attended the tech, pacific coast meeting and the Wine and Whine zoom sessions. For people who aren't familiar with Zoom, it is a platform for people to have a meetings via the web. You will get a e-mail with a active link that 5 min bef...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2020 8:57am
by mike babick
Durant Partner Address
Hello all, You'll notice that the Durant Partner - on schedule to deliver for printing on August 1 - has a new address on it. I'm no longer in Phoenix. My address, and the address for the Partner, is now- 660 Bonita Ave. 18D Claremont, CA 91711 Have a gr...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2020 2:09pm
by Shawn Humphrey
Looking for 1925 Star Roadster correct Pinstriping?
Does anyone have a pic or drawing of what the factory-correct pinstriping was for the F Roadster in 1925? I have one and would like to have it done correctly. Thank you, James
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2020 12:20pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Distributor Help
Hello: I am a new Star owner and am joining your terrific club. My original distributor crumbled away from what the previous owner told me and they either made one or got this one from a club member who made some. I was just wondering can anyone identify this one?...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2020 7:18am
by Michael
Rosalie Larsen
Our Friends Art & Deb Sell in Vancouver, Washington reported the sad news that our friend Rosalie Larsen passed away on Friday 7-10. She went peacefully at her home in Vancouver. This photo of Rosalie with her award winning 1930 Durant 6-17 coupe taken at the HCCA...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2020 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Your Durantonian tech on zoom
If you haven't seen on Facebook (both sites) that we are having a meet your tech and answer question seminar. This is for our members only. The date is Friday 07/10/20 at 17:00 pacific time. Our new editor will pop in and say hi. I hope to meet some new friends and o...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2020 8:55pm
by mike babick
California to Michigan
Hi all: Anyone planning a trip to Michigan area from California with a empty trailer? Could wait to Fall and Hershey time. Gary garyyelle@msn.com
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2020 4:52am
by Mike Linthicum
Throttle control
Pretty basic question here but both the rod from the accelerator and the spring from the throttle control are not attached to anything and I need to reattach them in the right place on a 1923 Star. There are two holes in the arm behind the carburetor that I assume th...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2020 10:17am
by Jim Simmons
new editor in town
The Durant Club has a new editor; Shawn Humphrey lives in Phoenix, his email is irishboy51@gmail.com The plan is for Shawn to produce the next "Partner". The goal at this time is to have the next "Partner" ready August 1st. That would require members to provide...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2020 3:19pm
by Shawn Humphrey
Starter Button
The starter button on my 1925 Star quickly becomes warm and reduces the current to the starter. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement?
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2020 11:45am
by Ross Hoevet
Carburetor identification?
Hello, I have a 1925 Star Roadster that has a finicky carburetor. Can anyone reach out and help me identify the carb in order for me to adjust and get it set properly. It is hard to start and keep running. Thank you, James 630-608-3978 text/call email: anteekgu...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2020 9:49am
by Vince OBrien
Starter Bendix?
Does anyone have a good starter bendix for sale? My collar has detached from the teeth on my starter bendix and although it was brazed once, it has let loose again.
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2020 2:47pm
by Vince OBrien
Parts Book for a 25 Star
Does anyone have a parts book for a 25 Star?
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2020 7:41am
by mark armer
Car hauler for Tall car
How do you guys transport your cars ? I bought a 20’ car hauler but doesn’t make it up the ramp without hitting the roof . I thought about removing wheels but would have to build a nice rolling stand . Any suggestions ? I suppose building a raised loading...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2020 10:22am
by Bob Smith
I am looking for a copy of a lubrication chart for my 1931 Durant 614 and the 1926 Locomobile junior 8. I don't need an original ,just looking for the information to made sure I do a thorough job. Thanks Kenn
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2020 2:17pm
by Norm Toone
Durant advertisement
I am looking for some info on this Durant advertisement. Cannot find another one online anywhere. Has anyone else seen it or know what year it is from? Maybe a dealership advertisement? Has really cool graphics. Thank you in advance. pic hosting free
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2020 8:13pm
by cdmn
Oil Pan Gasket
Does anyone know a source for an oil pan gasket for my 25 Star other than Olsen's?
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2020 8:09pm
by John Connor
I have just gone through my coolant system. New radiator core, rebuilt water pump, flushed block, etc. would like some advise on what to run as coolant. Read posts on the web that it is not adviseable to use antifreeze. My radiator guy didn’t think it was a pro...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2020 5:29pm
by Ross Hoevet
My ammeter stopped registering. Stuck in the middle. Car runs and starts. I've never had this kind of problem. So where should I start to find and fix the problem?
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Last Post: May 30, 2020 3:04pm
by ross hoevet
This wheel is driving me crazy.
I repaired a flat and although I have been able to finish this up in the past, today seems to be different. You see I cannot get the rim to expand the last ¼” so the two ends of the wheel mate. I hope I don’t have to remove the rim and figure some...
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Last Post: May 27, 2020 8:01pm
by Vince OBrien
wondering what happened to a 1928 durant 2dr sedan
I've been wondering what happened to a 1928 Durant 2dr sedan that belonged to a friend of mine. The car was restored in about 1980 and I did some minor work on the car. It was a good original car and resulted in a spectacular restoration. It was painted back to the o...
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Last Post: May 25, 2020 10:59am
by Curtis Bartell
1928 Star engine
Assisting a friend replace timing chain and sprockets in a 1927 14L Continental engine installed in a 1928 Star. Using the article by Bruce Hargin found on the technical page. Finding the bolt (nut?) in the end of the camshaft very tight. Need to determine if it is...
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Last Post: May 21, 2020 6:11am
by John Thomas
SO im trying to deign some durant wall clocks from a company right now i have only done star car , if some one can forward a durant and rugby logo i can forward them on to the company and i will post what they might look like . IF we can get enough orders the will wa...
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Last Post: May 20, 2020 2:18pm
by Don Shilling
Need information on my 1923 touring Star car
Greetings: I don't want to be a bother, I'm a Iraq veteran diagnosed with PTSD I bought a 1923 touring Star car.The bottom of serial numbers chart on the technical section of the DMAC I saw the following. (*) 1923 Star date (L-September 1st 1922. The ID plate on my...
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Last Post: May 18, 2020 6:11am
by Norman Toone
Need help with my Bendix 3 shoe mechanical breaks
When I took my brakes apart for restoration I took several photographs which I thought would be what I would use to put them back together. Now as you can see from the photographs that the parts are restored and I have new brake pads installed. I downloaded the instr...
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Last Post: May 17, 2020 7:21am
by Mike Linthicum
Need Tips and some help for restoring my first Durant
I am new to restoring and have just purchased my first 1928 Durant M2. I have taken pictures of the engine and have figured out and ordered some of the parts I need for it, but I need help finding parts and would appreciate any general tips on restoring these beautif...
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Last Post: May 6, 2020 7:49am
by ross hoevet
Excess Durant Parts
Hope this finds the Durant family all alive and well in this very trying time. I suppose the one good thing that is coming out of this is that we've had time to not only collect our thoughts but to collect and organize our Durant stock. I've just finished going thro...
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Last Post: May 6, 2020 6:45am
by Mike Linthicum
Steeldraulic Breaks
Does anyone have a back issue of Skinned Knuckles #449 (Dec 13) or #450 (Jan 14) it has an article on “steeldraulics”? I would like to have a copy. I had an incident where the breaks on my 614 faded while going downhill and trying to stop. I am looking to...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2020 11:27pm
by Rory
1929 chev coach on BAT assembly steps
There is a 1929 Chevrolet Coach On the website Bring a Trailer auction right now with the auction closing in a couple days. But after the auction closes it will still be accessible forever? The reason I bring it up is that the seller has a 32 minute time lapse of him...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2020 9:14am
by Rick Botti
Hello Durantonians Carol has graciously agreed to put out our next issue of "The Partner" which will be coming out soon BUT as I posted earlier she has notified me she has retired. The last issue was supposed to be her last. We need a club member to step up and b...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2020 9:34am
by Mike Linthicum
With all the health issues going on, and all the events not going on, we decided to do something different while staying home. We brought out the "DMAC Cookie Cookbook" created by Peggy Spitz and Carla Spitz Fisher for the 7th Annual DMAC Meeting in New Jersey in...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2020 5:28pm
by Peggy Spitz
Restoring Dash Gauges
About 40 years ago I restored the dash gauges in my '31 Chrysler when I restored the car...I recall having the round bezels chrome plated and a fellow in San Diego who was also restoring a '31 Chrysler sent me a set of or rather a sheet of vinyl self adhesive decal d...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2020 10:39am
by Bill Hoaglan
Question about radiator caps. Is there a size designation for the radiator cap for a 1928 Star? Also does the Durant and star use the same size cap?
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2020 7:30am
by John strieb
W5 motor front seal
Does anyone have the correct size of the front felt seal on the crankshaft for a W5 motor? The size I have written down is not correct. Thanks
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2020 3:05pm
by Shane
Rugby Racer In Hemmings for $99,000
On page two of the latest Hemmings is an ad for a Rugby racer for $99,000. Here's a link to the listing: https://www.erclassics.com/rugby-durant-1929-r2548/
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2020 7:11am
by Don Shilling
flywheel ring gear
New ring gear on the flywheel for my 6-14 22A engine.Number on ring gear is H8C300W if you find one at a swap meet.(Our big Portland Swap Meet was cancelled this year due to Covid-19). A lot of time now to do projects. Our governor said my profession cannot return to...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2020 1:52pm
by Rick Botti
Stay Safe and I wish everone stay healthy!
I wanted to tell all my extended family members, the Durantonians that I wish all of you well and that you stay healthy during this troubling times! So far I haven't heard of anyone of our members contracting the virus and are following the CDC as well as the local a...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2020 6:20pm
by ross hoevet
Tillotson Carburetor
Will a Tillotson carburetor JR5 or JR5A work on my a1928 4 cylinder Star? Thanks.
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2020 8:26am
by Bill Hoaglan
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Fling Tour
“Planes, trains, canyons and cars” Come see beautiful Ogden Utah, May 4-8, 2020 An aerospace museum, a pioneer ranch, an historic train station, and the site of the Golden Spike ceremony are just some of the events you can look forward to!...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2020 12:51pm
by Bob Bush
SMS Auto Fabrics is having a 19% off sale
Hard to believe in these turbulent times, and because SMS has never had a sale in its entire 43 years, but I received an email with the news this morning. SMS is open although operating with a smaller staff. If you want to take advantage of their sale and order anyt...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2020 7:35am
by Bob Bush
30 Durant and Rugby wood wheel hubcaps
Testing the waters to see if there is enough interest in reproducing the aluminum hubcaps for 30 Rugby trucks, and 30 Durant wood wheel hubcaps. Would need orders of 12 for each design and 50% down. This is just in the exploratory stage right now, if interested I...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2020 5:16pm
by Rick Botti
Cylinderhead Gasket
I need a cylinder head gasket for a 1930 Durant Coupe. Flathead 6 cylinder Continental engine. I cannot find a data plate listing engine type / model. there is a casting mark of 11/13/29 on the cylinder head and the following number: 22AA605 The vehicle title list...
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2020 12:27pm
by Norman Toone
Hello Durantonians; After conferring with Phil Peters the host and organizer of the 2020 DMAC National Meet in Oregon, it has been decided to cancel this years event. The decision was not taken lightly as I know how much we all love getting together and the fun we...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2020 6:08pm
by Tom Schaffer
DMAC Events
Just posted this to the Pacific Coast Facebook site, but thought I would also make a post here. Ok, I'm sure there have been discussions already but I guess I'll be the first to actually ask the question. Should the DMAC events scheduled, simply be moved to next y...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2020 7:58pm
by Tom Schaffer
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
The East Coast Chapter Spring Meet was planning to be held on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this April with trips planned for several of the local historic sites as well as some real good seafood eating around the area. Unfortunately our point man, on a recent trip t...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2020 8:06am
by Mike Linthicum
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