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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
1928 Durant 4 Cyl. for sale on Ebay
Hello All, Just saw a complete engine and radiator on Ebay from 28 Durant. Item #130120910442, It has a $499.00 starting bid with a reserve price, about 4 days left on bidding. Greg
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2007 1:58am
by Greg Krueger
Steam Oil
I was looking at the lube chart for my 1930 Durant Deluxe Sedan and notices some strange oil types. Does anyone know where to find a local Southern California source for 600wt Steam Oil or Dixon No 672 Graphie Grease for the universals?
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2007 7:24am
by Frank Witkowski
Rugby Durant radiator cap
Hi all , somebody can tell me if it's an original durant radiator cap for my car? http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z281/walterp06/DSC03766.jpg If not, wich is the correct one? Thanks and best regards Walter PD: I tryed with no success to...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2007 10:23pm
by Rick Botti
Pics Seattle Durant Dearship
Here are some pics of the Seattle Durant Dealership. As you can see the building is in pristine condition, I will be going there today for some detailed interior shots.. hope this works.. Keith N
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2007 9:51am
by Keith Nordquist
Seattle Durant Dealership
Greetings Durantists..... Say, can anyone tell me how to post pics on the web forum? I'v tried and failed to get it. I understand that Jeff Gillis once printed a calender with this dealership on it. Does anyone know which issue, what year it was published? I woul...
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Last Post: May 31, 2007 6:00am
by Keith Nordquist
Auburn, Indiana will be the place to be for our 10th annual DMAC Meeting & Tour
You can all start to make plans for the 10th Annual DMAC meeting & Tour as soon as possible. A formal announcement and registration form will be in the next Partner magazine, but below is the details to get a jump start on everything. We will be touring several ca...
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Last Post: May 31, 2007 5:30am
by Mike Linthicum
1927 Star Coupe on Ebay
There is currently on Ebay a 1927 Star 2 door coupe six cylinder up for auction. The ebay item # is 120124261178. This is an auction item and you have to register to bid. Good luck to all club bidders
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Last Post: May 29, 2007 10:24am
by Steve Large
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Last Post: May 28, 2007 3:20pm
by Charles A. Spitz
North East Horn on eBay
There is a North East Horn on eBay Looks decent Item 220115673231 Gord
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 6:58pm
by Gordon F. Curl
New 619 Pics
Posted new pictures of 1931 Durant Model 619 Owned by Charlie Spitz. Rick
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 5:48pm
by Charles
New 407 Pics
Just posted pictures from new member John Neil of his 1930 Durant 407, Deluxe Sedan. This is the car once owned by Harvey Frid. Rick
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 10:55am
by Rick Botti
Is the ID#/VIN anywherre else other than the ID tag under the hood?
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone klnows if the VIN/ID number is anywhere else on the car other than on the ID tag under the hood. My 1926 star was passed down to me from my uncle, who got it from his uncle, who bought it new in 1926. The car was recieved by my un...
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Last Post: May 25, 2007 5:39pm
by Ryan Taylor
Spark Plug Question
My 28 Model 65 has AC C-75 spark plugs in it right now. What would have been the original spark plug provided by Durant when new? What plugs are most of you using for modern replacements for cruising now? Best source to get them?
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Last Post: May 23, 2007 8:41pm
by gary kauffman
2007 Tour
On the bottom of the left side, I've added a button for the Auburn Tour.
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Last Post: May 22, 2007 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
Star Fenders on eBay - 9 hours left to go
There are a good looking set of Star fenders on eBay - Reserve not yet met $5.00 only bid. Item 160117406757 Located in Berlin, Ohio
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Last Post: May 22, 2007 10:37am
by Frank Witkowski
'27 Coupe Progress
We made some progress in the last few days. I have the body cross brace, seat spring frames, and floor seat frame completed in pine and two sets in red oak.
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Last Post: May 20, 2007 6:30pm
by Don Shilling
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