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Running Board bolts
Has anyone found a company for Running Board bolts? What is everybody else using? Anything out there that looks period correct?
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2019 6:33am
by Mike Linthicum
Star for sale on HCCA website not mine
1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car 1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car Click photo for MORE Photos This Model F-25 Sport Touring has a 102-inch wheelbase with a 30 hp, 152-cu.in. Continental four-cylinder L-head engine Has a three-speed transmission...
Views: 218   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 24, 2019 4:08pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, late April, early May
Looking for suggestions on where East Coast Chapter attendees would like to go for our spring meet? Cumberland, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Virginia, St Michaels, Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Let me know and I'll start mak...
Views: 212   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jan 22, 2019 4:10am
by S. Blomquist
RUGBY HUB-Caps.
I´m looking for HUB-CABS in Aluminium, with RUGBY pressed on the outer -face.
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2019 9:22am
by Thorsten
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Gary
front universal joint, 1927 Star R
Had occasion to do a motor swap on my 27 Star and found that the front universal "assembly", which fits between the transmission and the clutch assembly made the job easy. by undoing the bolts in each section of the u joint, the center section can be dropped out. No...
Views: 121   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 11, 2019 6:34pm
by Gary
Views: 156   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 4:03pm
by Ross
So much confusion holding up decision about what to do with unidentified Durant (?) chassis
Hello everyone. I live in Adelaide South Australia. My main area of "expertise" (if you could call it that) is Jaguar cars. I'm 51 years of age and have wanted to build my own car since I was no more than 10 years old.I have unfortunately been diagnosed with brain...
Views: 502   Replies: 19
Last Post: Jan 7, 2019 10:53pm
by Mark Brown
Habve a happy and prosperous New Year
HOPE IT IS A GOOD ONE FOR ALL YOU DURANTONIANS . Should be good for me but time alone will tell. I will do my best to make it good. Hope to maybe get to a few meetings and to see some of you members ken
Views: 122   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 1, 2019 7:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday message to all Durantonians and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
As Christmas Day quickly approaches and things are getting busy, we're even experiencing a bit of colder weather here in Florida down to 52 degrees last night. I know, I know all of you in the Northern climates and around the world that have feet of snow feel for me...
Views: 147   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 23, 2018 10:28am
by D J Federlein
Beginning to sort the old corporate papers
I’ve been avoiding this for some time as there are so many hurdles to get this project under way but after getting into some of the family boxes I was hooked and couldn’t stop. I began sorting a few papers and placing all the Durant company papers in a se...
Views: 135   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 21, 2018 7:31pm
by Don Shilling
Wiring the coil on the W5 4 Cyl.
About ready to try starting this thing up but have a dumb question? Feel stupid but is the + terminal on the coil to go to the distributor? Lots of drawings and wiring diagrams but none show the coils + and- connections. I've got the + side of the coil hooked to the...
Views: 136   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 20, 2018 4:51pm
by Tom Schaffer
Sad news of the passing of long time DMAC member Bill Vigus.
I received and email today from our Editor Carol who had been contacted by Donavee Vigus that her husband Bill Vigus passed away sometime in July. No idea why we are just getting this information now, but Bill and Donavee were great members and Bill loved and cherish...
Views: 158   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 7:44pm
by Brian Johnson
Just a little over a week to send in your donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation
Hello Everyone; The end of the year is quickly approaching and time for everyone in the U.S. to make those last minute donations to charities to be eligible for a tax deduction. December 31, 2018 is the cut off deadline. So far the Treasurer of the museum Foundatio...
Views: 82   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 6:36am
by Mike Linthicum
Flint Continental engine
I have a 23 Flint with a continental 6E engine, loss of oil pressure and a rod knock means a rebuild is due but I'm having trouble finding any info on this engine at all, I'm hoping to order parts but can't find reference to it anywhere. Any information or leads grat...
Views: 204   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 8, 2018 8:41pm
by Ross
Happy Birthday Billy!
December 8, 1841 - March 18, 1947 Thankfully this group keeps his accomplishments alive!
Views: 141   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 8, 2018 8:31am
by Rick Botti
Email
Ricardo Columbo please email me. THANKS! Dave
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 2:34pm
by Dave Schulte
A story for Norm Toone
Norm, when I bought my Durant out in Perth 3 years ago, I believe you pointed me towards an old w5 engine sitting out in Kelfords scrap yard on Scotch Line Road in Perth. At the time I looked at it and did not come to a deal with Mr. Kelford, I was not that committe...
Views: 205   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 5:40am
by Jim Cooke
1928 Locomobile
In case you missed it; A Durant era 1928 Locomobile model 8-70 sedan on ebay in the 'other makes' section. Buy it now for $34500. Looks like a very nice car. What does our resident Locomobile expert know about this car? Ross
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2018 8:43am
by Mike
I'm challenging each and every DMAC member!
Well the end of the year is approaching us quickly and for the U.S. members many of you make tax deductible donations to some of your favorite charities. I'm challenging each and every member to help support our museum effort by donating to the Durant Motors Automobi...
Views: 261   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 30, 2018 7:25am
by Mike Linthicum
wheels
Hi guys looking for information on the factory back rims and lock rings for a 1 ton truck, my wheels are wood spoke, don't know if the rims are the same as any other trucks of that era or if they can be found some where else,
Views: 217   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 10:11pm
by Gary West
exhaust pipe
So my 24 stars front exhaust pipe has a 1 1/2 in hole on top I have patched for now put does anyone fabricate new pipes thanks jeff
Views: 193   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
Frontenac For Sale in Canada
Not mine.....Frank https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/stratford-on/33-frontenac/1399076433?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Views: 261   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 25, 2018 7:50am
by mike
To all our U.S. members, Happy Thankgiving!
I wanted to wish all the DMAC family on this holiday of ours in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope time is spent with great friends, family and those afternoon naps after eating all that food. We are blessed with good friends, family and a great car club!
Views: 141   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 23, 2018 8:44am
by Gordon F. Curl
ZENITH CARB INFO
I have been trying to get some info on replacement carb on forum but keep getting a message Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate. any one I can talk to on replacing tillotson carb thanks jeff
Views: 246   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 21, 2018 1:20pm
by Phil Peters
California fires
Hi All, Cathy and I have been watching the news coverage on the wild fires. Just horrific destruction and loss. Hope all our Friends are safe. Cathy & Frank
Views: 268   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 20, 2018 9:33am
by Ken Mc Cormick
East Coast April Meet?
Just wondering if anything is being considered for the East Coast meet in April-May?
Views: 173   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 19, 2018 9:27am
by Don Shilling
Valuing partially completed project
I fear the time has come that I must consider selling my car. I have done a nut and bolt restoration on the cassis and now the time has come for the wood and body work and I have stalled on the project. It has been 3 years since I have touched it and now often wish...
Views: 282   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 13, 2018 2:58pm
by Brian Domney
THANK YOU to durant family for help
I would like to thank mike Linthicum and don shilling for the resent help on my new car well kind of ...SO after 60 years dad has passed his 1924 star touring down to me ,it has not been on the road for 5 years so we got car transported down to florida from newyork...
Views: 189   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 9, 2018 5:19pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
exhaust pipe to manifold
looking for some information on front pipe to manifold is there a special clamp or gasket to hold them together ? not sure if what dad has is correct thanks jeff
Views: 156   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 8, 2018 6:04pm
by jeff quicksell
Chroming
I took the radiator shroud and bumpers into Ottawa for an estimate on chroming. $4500 for the shroud and $1000 for each bumper. I love my Durant but that is a lot for a hobby car. I have contacted Toronto spray chrome and the cost would be at least half. Has anyone h...
Views: 784   Replies: 18
Last Post: Nov 7, 2018 7:24am
by Phil Peters
Upholstery Sources?
Does anyone have any info or recommendations for sources for upholstery material for headliners, door panels or seats? I want to replace the headliner in my 1930 614. I checked out our web pages but could not find anything to help me locate sources. I have looked on...
Views: 199   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 6, 2018 4:23am
by S. Blomquist
Very unusual headlight lens on Ebay
Check out the Durant six headlight lens on Ebay. Don't think I've seen one with the words Durant Six etched in the glass. Made by the Mazda lamp company, a period lens and lamp company though. Just haven't seen one.
Views: 343   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:20am
by Carol
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY.
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY. Pictures will follow Rick Click the link below, you may need to wait just a few seconds to load. The video is 4 minutes long. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPOJ98KjI4nGJiEb2LfdO3OyAN...
Views: 237   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:13am
by Carol Fogarazzo
WANTED: Bumper center "D" medallion
I know these are rare as hens teeth and not a necessity for my restoration but a nice added touch, but I'd like to get one of these medallions for my bumper. Thought I'd start putting it out there to see if anyone had one laying around their parts stash. For those th...
Views: 1514   Replies: 45
Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 11:16pm
by Rick Botti
Email Help
This afternoon a computer tech did a remote repair on my computer.........now I have no saved email addresses. Could you kind souls who correspond with me please drop me a note so I will have your addresses again? Many Thanks, Dave
Views: 254   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 20, 2018 7:16pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
HERSHEY 2018 Car Show, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Heading out this morning for the 2018 Hershey Pennsylvania AACA Car Show which starts 10/10/2018 through 10/13/2018. DMAC will have a booth at CE44 & CE45 in the Chocolate field again this year. If your going stop by to rest, get some refreshments and meat some of yo...
Views: 160   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 8, 2018 5:11am
by Mike Linthicum
top bow source
I need to replace the top bows for my 1935 Star Touring. Does anyone know a source for these? If I make a set, does anyone else want some? Vince
Views: 299   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 10:53am
by Bill Hoaglan
2019 Durant Motors Calendars
The latest Durant calendar for 2019 is available. Calendars are $15 each, shipping is US; $5, Canada; $16, elsewhere; $24 Payment should be sent to: Pam VonBergen, 2471 Bush Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1623
Views: 311   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 7:27am
by Rick Botti
Floor wood Question??
1931 Durant model 619 The floor wood has been pieced together like prehistoric dinosaur bones below. I have a couple of questions. It's unclear if the outer edge here should be curved or straight? Any ideas?? Rick
Views: 199   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 6, 2018 10:17pm
by Rick Botti
car transportation
i have a 1924 star i need to move form newwindsor,ny to davenport, fl does anyone know of a great enclosed car carrier to move my car thanks for any help
Views: 154   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 1, 2018 4:53am
by Frank Witkowski
Family dat at Durant Park, Lansing Michigan
In my home Saturday is family day and today Julie and I put the boys in the truck and went on a “Drive to Nowhere” which we do often. Today the random turns took us into Lansing where we happened to come across Durant Park. We stopped and let the boys pla...
Views: 138   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 29, 2018 4:51pm
by Robert Smith
A-22 Carburetor
I am looking at carburetor options for my '23 A-22. I have the original Tillotson L-1A and though I can find a gasket kit for it, I am unable to find a replacement for it's very strange needle & seat arrangement. In lieu of staying original, I would like a recommen...
Views: 415   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 21, 2018 3:23pm
by Carroll Tintinge...
engine oil
the book for my 1928 Durant m-2 calls for light mineral oil in the winter and heavy mineral oil in the summer, When the book says mineral oil does it mean the food grade clear cutting board butcher block and rust protectant oil you can get on amazon?
Views: 268   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
by Ross
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Gary
Relined clutch discs
I just replaced my 27 Star R clutch pressure plate and disc using spares from my 24. Took the opportunity to swap flywheels also as my ring gear was shot. Pretty straight ahead job, not bad at all. The disc itself is a strange looking affair with a number of hard...
Views: 169   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 10:38pm
by Gary
DMAC Election of Officers Results
Hi All, At Thursday nights Business meeting the official ballots where opened and counted. The results are as follows. For President: Mike Linthicum 134 votes Peggy Spitz 72 votes For Vice President: D.J. Federlein 208 vo...
Views: 160   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:32pm
by Frank Witkowski
Radiator boiling over
When I put 600W steam cylinder oil in the transmission and differential my radiator boils over and sprays my windshield but when I put lighter weight oil in the transmission and differential it does not boil over how do I fix this?
Views: 173   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:20pm
by Parker Edmondson
Sheet Metal Reproduction
Work is progressing nicely on my '24 Star touring. The sheet metal is in very nice condition except the rear seat frame. This is a structural component and mine has severe perforation on the bottom. Trying to find a replacement would be next to impossible so I'm look...
Views: 244   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 14, 2018 11:12am
by Don Shilling
Newark Airport to Hilton Garden Hotel
I was told a bit ago that the hotel shuttle is completely booked for people arriving tomorrow. Not sure what the best way to get from the airport to the hotel is. We are arriving at 1:30 pm tomorrow. Any suggestions? Thanks! Tom & Lisa
Views: 148   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 1:22pm
by Peggy Spitz
Weather for the Staten Island Meet
I know some of you are getting anxious with Hurricane Florence coming up the coast. I just checked again with the Weather for Staten Island Thursday through Monday. They report the daytime temps will be in the high 70's. Evening temps will be in the mid 60's. It is...
Views: 164   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 4:51am
by Peggy Spitz
One week until the 2018 Staten Island Meet
OK everyone-we are on the final countdown! We have received registrations from all but two people who have reserved rooms for the Meet. Ed is finalizing plans-and I have been shopping for the Hospitality Suite. We have Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Cherry Pepsi, Rootbeer, Lipt...
Views: 181   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 10, 2018 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
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