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Last known Durant factory worker "Rocky" dies at 99
Sad news came over the phone this morning from our faithful member Charlie Spitz that our great friend and ex Durant factory work (Rocky) Russell Howland died at 99 yesterday. As many of you remember we invited him to tour the Elizabeth New Jersey Durant factory with...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2007 3:43pm
by Rick Botti
The manual for my Star says that the universal joints should be oiled with 600W oil. However, they all have an Alemite grease fitting instead of an oil plug. Should I grease these or disassemble and clean them and then fill them with oil?
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2007 6:05am
by Jan Arnett
Most Identifiable Durant Product
Hi All....... Of all the various cars out there, which are the most easily identified as being products of Durant Motors ??? I would say any of the models (40, 60 M2, M4 etc) with the rad shell with the bars. As well as the 614 with the hood spears. What ab...
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2007 9:42pm
by ross hoevet
I need help identifying a Continental Engine
Hi Everyone, I need help identifying a 4 cylinder engine that a friend has. It came out of a field and was being used as a water pump engine. It has overhead valves but no valve cover, Tillison carburator and Durant style clutch and throw out bearing. The generato...
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2007 8:27am
by Phil Peters
Loose Differential Housing
The housing (part no. 20309) that covers the universal joint between the clutch and the transmission on my 1925 Star is loose. I can easily wiggle it and it will rattle occasionally. The universal joint itself appears to be fine. Is this normal or is something out...
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Last Post: Jul 16, 2007 9:33pm
by Vince O'Brien
Rear seat springs
My 26 Star is a frame off restoration -- hardly a flaw now, inside and out. However, the rear seat (2 door) seems "soft," but not lumpy, likely relating to springs. Is this the nature of the beast, or are there correction opportunities?
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2007 6:19pm
by Greg Krueger
Latest Issue - Durant Partner
Just finished reading the latest issue of the DURANT PARTNER. WOW.... Great job Carol... The pictures are sharp as a tack and the changes are superb. Would also like to thank those who contributed. As a member of the AACA I much prefer our small magazine over what th...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:53pm
by Graham Mock
Transmission Trivia
Butch and I have been dismantling 3 "M" trannys in the last couple of days and have found a peculiar trend. All the ball bearings in all transmissions are made in Italy! Was this a Durant practice to use imported components? Anybody have any insight on this matt...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:13pm
by cdmn
Headlamp on eBay
There is a "Tilt Ray" headlamp on eBay at the present. Some later Durants used this lamp item 7901383794 Lots of luck
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 9:32am
by Manuel Campos
Car Show Participant
Want to see a 1930 Durant Deluxe Sedan in a car show? http://www.livecarshows.com/Sespe.html Type the above into your internet search and see my wife Cyndi and I at the 2007 4th of July Sespe Creek car show and festival sponsored by the Fillmore & Western Railw...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2007 8:50am
by D. J. Federlein
Wood on the Station Wagon
This past weekend my family and I finally were able to get the Star out. After we carefully pull it out we were able to inspect all aspects of the car. After looking carefully some of the wood appears to be rotted or falling apart. We would like to replace this to th...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2007 1:29pm
by Jan Arnett
Auburn Restoration Talks & Demonstrations
Hi All...... One of the ideas we are working on for the National Meet, is to have some demonstrations from members on various restoration techniques. Here's your chance to share your skills with other members. We are looking for any ideas. These can be from...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2007 9:19am
by Mike Linthicum
do I hot rod or restore a 28 55?
How rare is a 1928 model 55 four dour deluxe Durant? The sheet metal is so georgeous it would make an awesome hot rod. Where would a person get rid of the rest of the car? It is complete: wheels, tires, all metal parts, etc.
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2007 11:38am
by Dave Schulte
Need Help Again
Thanks for the help on last item, does anyone know where I can find clutch disc pads, they are about 3 inches long and there are 8 of them riveted on, they look like brake pads.
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2007 7:09am
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Star 2dr runabout [roadster] gas tank,seat springs,bumpers etc.
Ha any one out there know of a gas tank seat springs bumpers for my 1923 star roadster also a spare tire and mount.
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2007 3:01am
by Yates Milton
gary k
rugby "speedster" on ebay
don't miss the Rugby speedster for sale on ebay...it isn't original but it is definitely interesting... regards, gary k
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 5:07pm
by gary k
Durant Star Engine, 4-Cylinder, FOR SALE
1926 circa 4-Cylinder Durant Star Motor on a wooden skid. Radiator is included. Engine was mounted to the skid to drive a mill or other type of farm machinery. Engine is not frozen and still turns over by hand, but has not been run in several years. Serial Number...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 2:44pm
by David
Painting Your Car
Don Shilling in a recent post mentioned color sanding. As a "Do It Yourself" person, I would like to see an article both for the website and the Durant Partner on painting your car. I do not recall ever seeing anything about painting a car in the Durant Partner or ou...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2007 9:17am
by Jan Arnett
old folks memory
dear rick.what is the chance of getting you to put all these great restoration tips from the website onto a disc that we could buy to make a few $$$$ for the club and have forever....????? regards, gary k
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2007 2:43pm
by Rick Botti
Ammeter Reading
I got my 25 Star out of storage today and drove it home. On idle, the ammeter reads 10 amps charging but it drops to zero at higher revs (e.g. when I'm cruising at 35). Is this normal? P.S. I live in the SF Bay area. To get the car home I have to cross the Rich...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2007 7:06am
by Keith Nordquist
Rugby and Durant badges
Hi guys [oops, and gals] I currently have listed on eBay a 1924 Rugby badge [ 320132157331]. I was intrigued why this site did not pick up on the words Rugby and Durant in its eBay segment. It turns out that the segment is 'ebay motors' specific, and as i had liste...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2007 5:43am
by Paul Durrant
windshield window riser mechanism
Hi group I have done it again. Broke my windshield raising mechanism.Had another but it is broken as well and I cant make a good one out of two. Does anyone have the complete setup to sell. It has the double gears -One at each end . I broke the pot metal part t...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2007 9:26am
by Lance Haynes
I own a 1929 Durant Model 666. The blue paint is faded and almost gone in spots. It comes off on the drying towels when I wash the car. I was trying to avoid re-painting since it is the original paint, but this may not be possible. Any suggestions?
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 5:13pm
by Don Shilling
re: Star 4 cylinder motor for sale
I have a not-siezed 4 cylinder Star motor for sale if anyone needs one. the price is negoitable. It has the brass tag as Installed by the Continental engine Co. I guess the serial # could be available if you were concerned about the year. I think it is for a 1926 but...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 2:28pm
by brent chalmers
Car find of the Century???
Folks, check out this web page and decide for yourself or wait and see if this is a hoax. If it's for real it's got to be the find of the century!! http://www.metafilter.com/58748/Huge-classic-car-find-in-barn-in-Portugal Don
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2007 11:57am
by Frank Witkowski
Tire Pressure
What is the proper air pressure for 4.5-4.75 x 21 tires, for my 1925 Model F Star? I was raised on fat tubeless tires so I don’t have any idea what the tire pressure should be for skinny tubed tires. Thanks Chuck
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 9:38am
by Jan Arnett
Brake Cables
I'm looking for a source for brake cables for my 1930 614. I have 2 complete, but they look a little sketchy. Any help would be appreciated!
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 5:56am
by Al DeWitt
Saddles for my 1925 Star Model F
I'm missing the saddles for my 1925 Star Touring. These are the arms at the rear corner of the body that the top rests on when it is folded down. I know these are hard to find so I'd appreciate any help. Does anyone have a picture they could send me? How might...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2007 5:44am
by Frank Witkowski
latest Durant partner.
Good job Carol!
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 11:12pm
by Bert Babick
stock certificate
I have an original stock certificate from Durant Motors dated Feb. 21 1922. I will be listing it on ebay tonight if any of your readers are interested in a true collectable. It will be listed in the antiques section. Thanks for looking.
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 8:45pm
by gary kauffman
window channels and rubbers
Hi gang Does anyone know of a Canadian source for the rubbers and channels for the windows of our cars ? If not then I could use info on a source anywhere thanks guys Ken
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 7:19am
by Ken McCormick
Voltage Regulator
Deos any-one have a Voltage regulator for my 1923 Durant? I am in need of one or a recommendation as to where we might find one. Thanks Tom
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2007 5:58am
by Frank Witkowski
Rear Motor mount
Hey Everyone, have front rubber motor mounts, how does rear motor mount work, have two hole in rear of motor and two in the frame. Does it bolt directly to frame in rear ?.Is there a rubber bushing that sets in between the frame and motor.Does the transmission wings...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2007 6:05pm
by Dave Ford
generator again
Well the joke is on me because I did not proof read what I wrote. I had ask a question about the wining on the generator. I have a 1923 A22 durant touring car. I had to put all new wiring in the car. I went by the wiring diagram. ^The diagram showes an old coil and...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2007 9:12pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Touring Splash Aprons.
Hello All, I have a pair of side splash aprons left over from a 1925 Star F Touring restoration. I had two different shops make a set and these are ones I didn't use. They are 20 ga., the beading is done except for about one inch on rounded corner, the curved top is...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2007 5:36am
by Greg Krueger
Found two Stars for sale....
At the recent Tiburon, CA antique and classic show, i was told of a 1923 Star roadster pickup: New black paint, top and interior -- hasn't run for at least 6 years - 4 cyl. has been garaged. (photo shows it's quite nice in appearance). Other is a 1927 Star pickup w...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2007 2:04pm
by Ron Hast
Happy Fathers Day
Would just like to wish all the fellow father's out there a very happy Father's day.
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2007 11:23am
by Frank Witkowski
Speedometer Cables
Norm Miller in Davenport Iowa can build new speedometer cables for most, if not all, of our Durant and Star cars. Contact him at 563-322-8388. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2007 9:38am
by Gordon F. Curl
Butters new 28, 29 Durant Gas Cap
OK fellows get your orders in now. A perfect fit and really "cool" looking art deco 20"s design cast aluminum new gas cap really compliments my senior 1929 model 6-66 Durant. I wire brushed off all the dark brown paint and polished it bright as I love flash of course...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2007 9:00am
by Dave Schulte
I am going to ask dum question I have driving my durant for two now and it runs good well when I put all new wiring on wiring diagrm it on wire going to the corl that is tremal closes to the out side the other tremal is next to the engine if you look at the diagrm it...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2007 7:03pm
by bobby carter
Speedometer Cable
I am looking for a good speedometer cable for my 1928 Durant D-55 Coupe. Can anyone help me with this?
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2007 5:11pm
by Dave Schulte
Flint Moto-Meter
Today I was invited to view a collection of aquired items from the 20's/30's etc. nothing of any major interest except (1) item that one of our DMAC members could use. A FLINT Moto-Meter the base has two Arms extending each out about 2" threaded ID is about 1 7/1...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2007 3:36pm
by Flint Dille
1925 Star Differential
I have a 1925 Star Rear end (Differential) If anyone is in need or want I can bring it to Auburn in September. No Axels but Grears are in A-1 shape.
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2007 11:14am
by Ken Brink
Oil capacity?
Help - I need the correct oil capacity for my '24 Star model C. Have received different opinions - what is the right amount? Thanx.
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2007 3:22pm
by wolfman
Anyone needing Engine rebuild
Hey Everyone, just got motor back. Glen Deal out of Altoona, Pa. did the work. He is awesome. When I went to pick it up, he had it ready and fired it up. Purred like a kitten. Very reasonable price, he is retired and works on any motor in his garage at home. Anyone i...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2007 8:30am
by Dave Ford
Seattle Dealer Pics
Greetings Durantists, just thought I would post some more pics for your veiwing pleasure. The last attempt was not very good. These will show up much better. Front and rear veiws of this beautiful old building show the very solid constuction not seen in todays build...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2007 5:30am
by Keith Nordquist
Gas tank and horn ring
I am looking for a gas tank and a horn ring for my car. The tank is the round one --10 inch diameter and 36 1/2 inches long. The horn ring is the piece that fits on the steering wheel -to hold the button in place . 3 bolts hold the ring in place. I have the button bu...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2007 2:40pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant Star Emblem
Hi, This is Gary K's son. I'm trying to recreate the Durant Star Emblem using some graphics software. The image I am using for reference is small and the griffin/dragon is not so clear. I'm wondering if anyone has a large copy of the logo, or if someone co...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2007 5:38pm
by Rick Botti
Members Login
How do I find out what my user name and password is to get into the MEMBERS LOGIN? I seem to remember going through this once before. RonJ
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2007 5:35pm
by Rick Botti
1928 Durant for Sale
Hello All, I inherited a 1928 Durant in good condition from my dad and would like to sell it. It was running before it was stored a few years ago. It is 4 cyl, 36 hp, 4 dr. sedan, green with wooden-spoke wheels and running boards. Electric and hand start. 6V batte...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2007 9:28am
by Joe D. Chandler
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