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Car for sale?
I have been thinking of selling my Durant. It is a lovely car that has been trouble free for years now but I haven't' had the luxury of really driving it much for some time and as I continue to struggle to get the bills paid after a long period of unemployment I am...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 6:50pm
by Justin Schiess
1926 Durant Star coupe FOR SALE (Pensacola Florida Craigslist)
antique car - $7500 (Gulf Breeze) Date: 2010-05-18, 11:56AM EDT Reply to: sale-z9dwa-1747001797@craigslist.org 1926 Durant Star coupe. Runs good, very little rust, new stainless steel gas tank. Great projecr car!
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 5:36am
by Dennis Murphy
1929 Durant front fender (Chicago Craigslist)
1929 Durant front fender - $200 (Michigan City, in) Date: 2010-06-01, 5:18PM CDT Reply to: sale-ffdxt-1770352503@craigslist.org This is a original Durant Fender and it is solid. Will have to be picked up in Michigan City,In
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 5:22am
by Dennis Murphy
Required - spring for starter bendix
Sirs : Just a progress note, car did 50 miles, running 40 mph on highway with no problems, yesterday. But today, going out to start the car.... zing...zing... zing.. the starter is not engaging, the spring on the bendix is broken..... da... da... Could anyone...
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Last Post: May 28, 2010 5:21am
by Frank Witkowski
Star Trans. parts needed
I am working on a 1924 Star Touring car and need a good input shaft and second third slider gear for the transmission. Steve Sturim fordkid1@gmail.com 616-538-0441
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Last Post: May 27, 2010 10:11am
by Dave
1930 Durant rumble seat coupe on EBAY
Item number: 270583346119 US $4,500.00 Reserve price not met
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Last Post: May 25, 2010 3:51pm
by Dennis Murphy
Hi - I would appreciate having a W5 - compression discussion
Hi I you have been having a compression discussion with Bill Hoaglan. I would like more input, I know my compression, I know Bill's point of view. My compression on an engine with about 700-800 hours is: Dry #1-50 #2-45 #3-45 #4-55 lbs. Wet #1-52 #2-46 #3-47...
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Last Post: May 23, 2010 2:00pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Hub Cap
I am still looking for a hub cap for my M4 it has to have a "D" on it anyone got one
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Last Post: May 23, 2010 9:07am
by Don Gaskill
Msg to Frank Witkoski (my running problems)
Hi Frank... Forget all prior messages. Your point about condenser got me to checking that. It is a small rectangular condenser inside the distributor. Well the screw holding the condenser tight (I and assume grounding it) was not tight. Tightened it up and all...
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Last Post: May 22, 2010 8:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
Parts for sale
I now have a few parts to get rid of. My trip to missouri supplied me with a lot more than I will ever use so if anyone needs these extra parts and pieces I will gladly sell them . I have a motor- transmission- drive shaft-2 rims for wood wheels- starter- gene...
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Last Post: May 21, 2010 8:13pm
by Gary k
W5 - Zenith B gas ( I think ) problem.... Help Required
I put 500 miles on this carburator last year and am working on my 2nd 100 miles for this year.. So my old car is getting around somewhat. But I inherited a new problem. The problem, I think, seems to be a gas problem.... My car has a Zenith Model B carburator....
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Last Post: May 20, 2010 4:39pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Fan Belt - Where to buy
Goodday I am looking for a place to buy another fan belt for my W5. Where are 1 inch flat 38 inch long belts to be purchased ? I checked with George Moir and the Fords longest belt was 36 inches. Thanks ahead of time Guy
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Last Post: May 18, 2010 10:37pm
by Don Gaskill
Help required Coil - W5 with Autolite electronics
Goodday.... Went for a 60 mile test run yesterday and had to be trailered home..... But good day anyway. My summation and farmer stopper byers's summation is that the coil has quit or intermittently very weak. I ordered a6 volt (no external resistor) coil fr...
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Last Post: May 18, 2010 7:14am
by Guy Belzil
Do These Cars Still Exist ???
Hi All.... I just purchased an accumulation of Durant literature. Among the items where two Harrah"s Vehicle items. One is an auction catalog from the June 27-29 1986 no reserve sale. On page 8 is a listing for lot # 36 a 1931 DeVaux DeLuxe rumble seat coupe....
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 11:18pm
by Gary Yelle
1930 Durant Mod. 70 VERY RARE - $17500 (Heathsville, VA)
FYI - No Photos - This is a craigslist posting. I am not selling this car. The contact number is below. Date: 2010-04-23, 10:13AM EDT Reply to: sale-vhxx2-1706097337@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] ------------------------------------------------...
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 5:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
Continental engine 6-66
Hello, I found out, that your DURANT`s and STAR`s have the same 6-cyl CONTINENTAL-L-head engine, which is built in into my AUBURN 6-66 A from 1927. I`m just restoring it and I`m looking for a new oil guard, which is placed at the rear end of the crankshaft. It wa...
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 7:13am
by Frank Witkowski
New - old RUGBY-Sign for bonnet
Hi everyone, I got last year from Paul in Australia an old and original RUGBY-Sign for to put on the side of the bonnet. I tryed allready to find another one to have two of them, but no luck with that Idea. So my Buddy Dirk made two knew ones for me. I will pu...
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 5:36pm
by joe griffin
Dayton Meet Pictures Needed
Hi All...... If you took any pictures at the Dayton spring meet I need them. My camera malfunctioned and most of my pictures did not come out. Or maybe I don't know how to use it! If you took some pictures, please send them to either Carol or myself. Neede...
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 9:42am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
carburator needed
looking for a good carb for a 1930 rugby...tillition S4D can also be a good rebuildable one. thanks joe
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 9:02am
by joe griffin
Alfred Bartak
I have been informed by Alfred's daughter Nicole and wife Veronika that Alfred passed away on Apr.22. Alfred had a recent article in the Durant Partner.
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Last Post: May 10, 2010 1:21pm
by Rick Botti
Where are all the Durant signs?
Funny things that just pop into your head. I was wondering where all the Durant signs have disappeared to? I know of several Star Motors signs (The green ones) that members own, at least four anyway but who owns or knows of where any Durant Motors signs are? Just cur...
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Last Post: May 9, 2010 6:43am
by Dave Schulte
salesman sample Star on ebay??
Its a rainy day here, and I am just crusin' the net.. Check out this great salesman sample on ebay, the seller thinks it is a Durant star car sample, but it looks more like a Dodge to me... what a price! It is item number 380229037600 The seller is: rdscars
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 5:19pm
by Don Shilling
Need help finding a thowout bearing
1928 Durant 2-door sedan Model D-65 Engine #15L-1839 I would appreciate any help locating one Dwayne Scheidel 1769 7 mile road NW Comstock Park Mi 49321 cell 616-901-8657 thanks
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 1:12pm
by Warren Rauch
1926 Durant 614 Star M-2 (Coupe) for sale
FYI http://www.collectorcarhunter.com/listings/detail01.lasso?listing=33466 Location: , British Columbia - Canada 22,500 obo Classification: Original Condition: Condition 1: PRISTINE Colour: Light Green with Light Green interior Dennis
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 9:53am
by Dennis Murphy
1928 Durant D65 open tourer. LHD
Sharp Car!!! Make: Durant Model: 3.0 litre D65 Year: 1928 Price: £16,800 1928 Durant open tourer. Left hand drive. Chassis number E-7735 Registration number SL9745 Under the current ownership since 1983. This car was imported by the present owner f...
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 9:25am
by Dennis Murphy
Another 1926 Star for sale on craigslist
For Members FYI 1926 Star/Durant Sedan - $5000 (Northern Wisconsin) Date: 2010-05-06, 11:06AM CDT Reply to: sale-95sw5-1727413300@craigslist.org 1926 Star Durant, F model., 26 series 4 speed, WB 109 in., 4 cylinder, tillotson carb, single plate clutch, wei...
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 6:41am
by Dennis Murphy
Canadian Region Meet
Information and registration form for the 2010 Canadian Region Meet are now location on the Events page. Rick
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Last Post: May 6, 2010 5:12pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Congratulations Carol ! Partner Award
Hi All..... Reading through the latest "Old Cars Weekly" I see that our great editor Carol Fogarazzo has once again won the Golden Quill Award for her outstanding effort on the Durant Partner. I know that Carol puts a lot of time and effort into making each is...
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Last Post: May 6, 2010 5:09pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Liverrmore Tour Day Three
Third and final day of touring took us along scenic back roads to the Blackhawk museum in Danville. Our cars were parked in front of the main entrance to the museum with the Stars in the middle and the one of the two Durant’s on each side. Afterwards we d...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 11:05pm
by Rick Botti
Locomobile parts needed; Name wanted
All, At the Dayton meet last Saturday night while showing photos one of the Club members mentioned; "a friend was finishing up a high-end Locomobile", who had a lot of Locomobile parts!! Whoops, I didn't get the club members name or telephone number, or his Frie...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:28pm
by Lance Chabot
rims for wood wheels
Someone asked me one time about rims for wood spoke wheels . I did not have any at that time but have now got 4 and they seem to be in good condition . They are for sale if anyone is interested in them . I dont need then for my wire wheels . Make me an offer and lets...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:24pm
by Lance Chabot
Locomobile Model history and Horsepower.
Cdmn, There is No reference of a 6-70 model. Originally at the Jan 1925 Auto Show there was a Junior-6 shown but it was too close to the Flint, and Locomobile went with the Junior-8 in 1925. However Early 1925 Ads call this model the "Straight-Eight" but data-tags s...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 10:40am
by cdmn
Second Annaul PCC Spring Tour
Durantonians, Here is first notice for the upcoming Spring Tour to be held in the Livermore / Tracy area from May 3-6th. We will be arriving in Livermore on May 3rd and spend 3 nights at the La Quinta Inn in Livermore, departing on Thursday, May 6th. More inf...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:46am
by Bill Hoaglan
wanted, to purchase a Durant or Star sedan
Wanted; A durant or Star sedan, no tourings.
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 7:34am
by Dave
Day Two of Pacific Coast Chapter Tour
In the morning drove over the Altamont Pass on the old Lincoln highway. We stopped to regroup alongside the California Aqueduct, and then it was off to the towns of Mountain House and Tracey for Lunch. Later we drove to a restored 1930’s era gas station for a p...
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Last Post: May 4, 2010 11:18pm
by Lance Haynes
What order did you do your restoration in?
I am now done with the rear diff in my '26 coupe, tomorrow should see it mounted in the frame. Next I am planning on doing the front end, I want to get it rolling so I can move it around the shop. After that I was planning on doing the transmission, drive shaft a...
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Last Post: May 4, 2010 10:02pm
by Brian
Carb on this motor
I have a carb on this engine that is a carter Model BB-1 . I always understood that the carbs for this car were a stromberg or tillotson . Would this be a kind of jury rig made so the car would run or is it another of the many weird parts that show up on the durant...
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 5:15pm
Dayton Spring Meet
OK it's been a day since you all returned home, so let's hear about the Dayton Spring meet and see some pictures. Hated I could not go, but can't wait to see some pictures and hear some reports.
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 2:51am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
star car sign
i just purchased what i believe is a 1925 star car porcelain dealer sign. was wondering if anyone would have an idea of the value of this sign. condition is prob a good 7 out of 10. thanks
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 2:03am
by ross merrill
1928 Locomobile
At the Staten Island AACA Car Show today a 1928 Locomobile rolled in. The car was Fully restored and beautiful. I spoke to the owner and he will be joining our club. I asked him if he could possibly come to our Lancaster Meet, he said he would try. I will post pictur...
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 7:44pm
by cdmn
Need 27 star coach body
Looking for 27 coach body from the fenders up and also a hood have the complete drive train and I have wheels but possibly need some. Thanks
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 10:55am
by Dave
1930/31 Outside Doorhandles
I have in stock a new set of spear type outside doorhandles for sale. Locking and non-locking are both available. If anyone is interested feel free to email me at nbutters@eagle.ca
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 5:28am
by Norm Toone
Parts catologe for sale
I am selling a durant parts catolog for 30.00. Is this a fair price? Picture and ad can be see on craigslidt humboldt county ca under for sale antuqies. email me if interested. Has blank order form and addressed envlope. Thanks
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 5:18am
by Norm Toone
On my way to a car show on Saturday I lost one of my hubcaps, so I am looking for (1) cap with the letter "D" on it. Can anyone help? Don
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 5:42pm
by Gary k
1930 durant for sale on craigslist - $15000 (portland)
Hello All FYI - This is posted on Portland's Craiglist. Dennis
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 5:41pm
by Gary k
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:29pm
by Dennis Murphy
1925 FLINT OPEN For Sale (Rockford, Illinois)
A FLINT for sale on craigslist. Best offer over $35,000.00 Telephone 815-983-0163 weekdays/daytime.
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:14pm
by Dennis Murphy
1924 DURANT STAR - $7000 (spokane,wa)
This Craigslist listing had no photos. 1924 DURANT STAR -- 7,000.00 or OBO. RUNS GREAT AND HAS NEW TIRES. CUTE CLASSIC !!! HEAD TURNER !!! PLEASE CALL 509-926-2044
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:08pm
by Dennis Murphy
1926 sedan
Looking for info on 1926 two door sedan cars and looking for body parts have complete under carriage and fenders so any help would be greatly appreciated.Also looking for pictures of this car. Thanks
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 12:47pm
by cdmn
1924 Star roadster parts for sale
I recently acquired a 1924 Star roadster basket case. I'm keeping the body from the cowl on back, the windshield, the headlights and the steering wheel, everything else is for sale. That would include the frame and suspension, which is in good condition. 4 wheels and...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2010 3:18pm
by Roger
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