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Can someone help me with some pictures of the firewall (cowl) on a 25 Star? Need the view under the hood showing what is mounted and what holes go through into the car and what goes through them. Mine as several holes that I don't think should be there and there is a...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 4:04pm
by Frank Witkowski
durants in movies
For pictures of our cars in the movies go to www.imcdb.org/movie, then click on the home page.Type in your movie, and pictures of the cars will come up(eg bonnie and clyde,timecop--note not identified yet).Has a vast listing of cars in movies and tv
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2007 3:46pm
by Frank Witkowski
Steering Wheel
OK - my '24 Star is up and running - thanx to help from many of you. Now for some cosmetics! My wooden steering wheel is OK, but to replace it, does somebody make them or best to have one handmade? Help, please... KC
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2007 8:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
A Star Shines at Hershey
Hi All....... If you look in the latest AACA winners list from the Fall Meet at Hershey in Class 17B You will see that members Ron & Gloria Wiersma recieved a Second Junior for their BEAUTIFUL 1928 Star. If you've been to any of the ECC meets or the New Jerse...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2007 1:35pm
by Bill DeVries
1923 Star Roadster For Sale
Hi All....... I've found a 1923 Star Model C Runabout (Roadster) for sale. The car has been in the same family since 1950 is complete except for the top. Located in Maine. I Have the contact information . Any interest ???? Frank ---
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2007 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
For sale 1930 Durant Rumble Seat coupe
Very nice model 613 Coupe .older restoraion,Rumble seat.Nice interior&engine &driveline are great.Artillery Wheels&Wide White walls.Light Grey body with dark blue interior&DarkFenders &trim.I can e-mail a photo on request.Asking price is $12,000.00 CDN.funds.Call eve...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2007 7:15pm
by Larry
Rear fender 1932
Well here we go again with another quirk on the 32 ? Talking to Gord Curl his Fronty rear fenders have a different moulding that doesn't sweep around the bottom of the fender like the Durant's do. When we picked up the car I noted this slot on the bottom of the fe...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2007 3:35am
by Norm Toone
1931 Devaux brakes
Hello All, Does anyone know where I could purchase the steel brake cables for the 1931 Devaux? I understand that the 31 614 Durant had the same brakes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dennis
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2007 6:59pm
by Gordon F. Curl
DMAC National Meet Auburn 2007! Be there or be square!
Ok fellow Durantonians. You will want to make your reservations early on this one. I've been challenged to make this the best and greatest DMAC Annual Meeting ever! That's a hard shoe to follow but the ECC is sure going to try. I finalized the hotel yesterday which...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2007 5:50pm
by gary kauffman
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2007 3:52pm
by Rick Botti
Can You Decode Block Number?
I have come across another neat project. I am a heavy 20's early 30's Chrysler product collector, so the Star car is all new to me. I have come up with a rough early to mid 20's Delivery truck. I don't think it's a Depot Hack because it has a full bed (no rear seatin...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2007 3:12am
by NormToone
quality chrome plating facility?
Other than the chrome shop that Lance uses in California, has anyone had any good dealings with any of the other ones out there? So many of the chrome shops are bumper replaters not show chrome facilities. How about any of the big ones, Graves or Pauls? Any small s...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2007 8:14pm
by Mike Rice
D65 Battery Cables
Could somebody please tell me the size of the battery cables for my D65. And also what is the proper mounting place for the ground cable. My ground cable is attached to the frame,however I don't feel this is right as there is no ground strap to the frame from the eng...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2007 5:29am
by Lawrence
1931 DeVaux for sale
OK East Coast Durant Club members, here is a good one for someone. Yesterday I talked to a man in Mississippi that wants to sell a good-complete 1931 DeVaux Standard sedan. He got it from an estate and has the original Bill of Sale. It was purchased new from the R...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 9:24pm
by Gary Yelle
DEVAUX car bodies
Hello, I have been researching the net on info about the Devaux car. At the site coachbuilt.com there seems to be a descrepancy on who built the bodies for Devaux. The Hayes article claims ownership of the Devaux, but at the bottom of the Murray article in the engin...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 9:11pm
by Gary Yelle
New batch of DMAC license plate toppers are in!
OK Durantonians I just received today the new batch of 60 license plate toppers so I will start filling the orders I've received so far on Monday evening 11-27-2006 when I return from my Thanksgiving holiday out of town. If you think you want one, then please place y...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 5:00pm
by Mike Linthicum
Just Posted
Just posted pictures of Norman Toone's 1932 6-14 Sedan in both the Durant Photographs and Current Projects page. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2007 11:41am
by Rick Botti
Another Rescue
It's not much but at least most of it will see future use! I retrieved this A-22 from Brian,Tex the other day. It is fitted with a Durant issued W-5 from 1928. The touring body is mostly gone but the cowl could be reused with some care. Fortunately I have a ve...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2007 9:47am
by Rick Botti
Listing on Durant cars
Can any one tell me whether the Durant Cars web site is updated on a regular basis. I have supplied information on my D40 Rugby To registry@ Durantcars.com on three occasions over the past 8 months but still have not been listed. Although I note a number of new addit...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2007 5:44am
by NormToone
My 1927 Durant...what fun!
Just thought Id throw in my 2 cents worth...all thats left after buying some parts! Stumbled on my Durant last summer for $300.00 Runs good body rotted out. Am making pickup body using all steel. I hope not to make any Durant people mad at me about that. I live b...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2007 11:06pm
by Fred Scholl
Rubber Balls for Forward Universal Joint
Can any one help me please. I am looking for 16 rubber balls to fit Front universal joint of my Rugby D40. Name of Supplier in Australia, NewZealand, America. Would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks,John
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2007 4:42pm
by Frank Witkowski
Headlight lens size
I have a 1928 M2 that I am doing a ground up restoration on . I'm working on the headlights right at this time, and the ones I have are the newer sealed beam kind. I would like to turn mine back to the original lens and reflector. I would like to find out the size a...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2007 5:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Hood hinge hold downs
Couldn't think what you called the two parts that hold the hood in place at cowl and rad shell. My 32 614 has the chrome center like a 618 / 19 hood not like a normal center round rod hinge. I have 4 bolts and two riser things but not the actual part for each end. Do...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2007 9:04am
by Bill Hoaglan
I'm looking for a radiator core for my 25 Star. I have 2 radiators, both cores are bad. Are honeycomb cores available? Has anyone changed to a newer style core? I'm looking for options and recomendations. Thanks, Glenn
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2007 5:17am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Butters Reproductions
I recently had a pair of door handles made by Butters Reproductions using an original that Bob Fleguel generously loaned me and that Reg Bent graciously hand carried up to Mike and Neil. The results were fantastic! All of these gentlemen are assets to the club! Many...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 11:09am
by NormToone
!931 Devaux
Greetings All, I just purchased a 1931 Devaux Sedan. You have a great site! Dennis
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 8:54am
by Dennis Murphy
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2007 6:27am
by ed vomero
Join Durant Motos Club
Hi, I am Brazilian and I have a Durant Sport Roadster 1927 and a Rugby Pick up 1926 and a Rugby 4 dors for restore . I would like an address of email to send the photo of my car. I would like, also to verify which the procedure to become me partner of the club...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2007 8:55pm
by Rick Botti
Cleveland Ohio
Any Durantonians living or close to the Cleveland, Ohio area. Need information for East Coast Chapter Spring Meet.
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2007 5:45pm
by Mike Linthicum
Electric water pump
I am converting my 6 cylinder Continental engine over to 12 volts, and I would like to replace the existing water pump to an electric pump. Can someone tell me what type of pump I can use and where I could get one from. Thank You...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2007 12:48am
by Frank Lersch
If you should have or find a 1923 Calendar, dust it off and hang it up on your wall somewhere. That's because the years 2007 & 1923 share the same calendar.
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2007 2:30pm
by Rick Botti
Durant patents
Fun new website (leave it to google!) http://www.google.com/patents Type in Durant Motors and see the patents Durant took out (with drawings!) Ross
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2007 5:33pm
by ross hoevet
W5 engine rear cranckshaft seal
At the rear end of the W5 engine is a casted part that holds 180° of the packing that seals the cranckshaft. The other 180° of the groove are in the block , the casting part, also colects the leaking oil and sends it back to the carter. What is the best...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2007 2:30am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
fender mount lamps
Does anyone have a source for the small fender mounted lamps for a 1930 deluxe coupe? I need a couple . Thought maybe I would try motorcycle clearance lights or turn signals and change the bulbs and lenses --but they are very costly Also looking for the two small mi...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2007 10:37pm
by Ken McCormick
Top bow socket
I'm in need of a top bow socket (left side) for a 1923 Star Touring. Mine is broken and could be repaired but I would rather replace it.
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2007 8:07am
by Jan Arnett
Door handles 619 ?
Looking for two more of these for passenger side of the 1932 614. Seem to be 619. One key if possible.
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2007 1:11pm
by NormToone
Cylinder head studs
My 1928 M2 Rugby had when bought, six bolts fixing the cylinder head. All manuals I have seen, included the one shown in technical page, show studs and nuts instead of bolts. Is that the original configuration for a W5 Continental engine for a 1928 M2 Rugby? Th...
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2007 2:20am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Parts needed for 1926 Star 4 Coupster Model M
I have a ground up restoration of a 1926 Star 4 Coupster which is very near completion. I need some parts 1. Key/light switch assembly, 2. Horn button, 3. Window wiper vaccuum control 4. Hood latches 5. Radiator cap (I have a motometer). 5. Door guide and base (th...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2007 7:17pm
by Lance Haynes
Landau Bars
Re" Decorative landau bars" -- am reluctant to try to twist off the knobs to remove the bars for chrome or nickel center plating (soft and original). Any hints to avoid opening a can of worms? Cordially, Ron
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2007 2:14pm
by Frank Witkowski
update on my work
Finally after 20 hrs of working on the lathe and mill. All is left is to have them hardend and then we can try it out. Soon, Franz
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2007 11:38am
by NormToone
I am getting ready to buy tires for my 25 Star model F 2dr sedan with wooden spokes. Have found several companys on the web that sell the tires, but I have a few questions. Is 440/450-21 the correct size? The tubes are offered with rubber or metal stems, wh...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2007 6:55am
by Mike Linthicum
for sale
My wife and I have decided to put our 33 deluxe sedan up for sale, we have found we don't have the time, room, or funds to complete the restoration of this complete and rare Durant. The chassis was stripped, repainted, and rebuilt, engine was completely rebuilt and t...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 6:52pm
by Tim Orr
Durant 619 Posted
I just posted pictures of Charlie Spitz's 1931 model 619 to the Durant Photographs sections. This car was restored by Lance Haynes and finished just days ago.
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 3:25pm
by Wayne Farrand
Head light bezel spring clips
Hello I am currently working on making a punch and die to make headlight band clips for Durant and Star car. Please let me know who needs some. I am making them from 301 stainless spring steel. Regards Franz
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 9:22am
by ed vomero
Rugby Data Plates ? ? ?
Hi All....... I've had a request to reproduce the Rugby data plate for the Elizabeth, New Jersey factory. Any interest ?? The price would be the same as my other plates, $ 20 US plus postage. Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2007 9:14am
by Barry White
battery box
Has anyone got a picture of the battery box for my 1930 durant deluxe rumble seat coupe -model 6-14? I would like to be able to put a battery in and try to start the thing --have to see if it will run How are they built ? wood or tin --I have the material just n...
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2007 9:40pm
by Ken McCormick
Bending front axle
One front wheel on my 4-07 has too much positive camber, enough to wear the outside of the tire. There is a visible difference between the two front tires, even to the naked eye when looking from the front. Before I go at it with hydraulics and chains, has anybody...
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2007 4:02pm
by Ron Jaremkow
happy new year..to all
happy new year and wishes for health, wealth and endless happininess for all members and their families... regards, gary and marcia kauffman
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2007 12:48am
by Rick Botti
spark plugs?
My 1930 4-07 Durant has AC 78S spark plugs in it. They cross reference about three times to come up with a current plug and I'm not too sure about that! Can anyone give me a plug number, Champion or AC, which is current and will do the job in my W-8?? Thanks ....
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2006 1:39pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1930 Durant hubcaps
Hi, I have for sale a set of 6, they are 6 inch on the back, wire wheel hubcaps, made on cast aluminium and chromed. Thanks, Peter
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2006 1:08pm
by NormToone
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