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Dwayne
Electric fuel pump
Have any of you added an electric fuel pump to your system with out taking off your vacuum fuel pump? Or do the electric fuel pumps put out too much pressure? I know someone is using an electric fuel pump because I saw it on the Tech page. Thanks, Dwayne
Views: 279   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 21, 2005 5:34pm
by Rick Botti
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Sean
Durant Roadster?
A local oldtimer that builds T's has a car under a tarp in the field which I thought was a model A roadster. When I asked him about it he said it was a Durant that he was storing for a friend & that, while in pieces, was complete... I dont have any specifics yet, bu...
Views: 251   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 20, 2005 8:36pm
by gary kauffman
Exhaust System
I recently ordered an exhaust system for my 30 614 from Burton Waldron in Nottawa Michigan. The first pipe I received was a little short in length and needed aditional bending to fit properly. I phoned Mr. Waldron and sent photos and measurements needed for a proper...
Views: 255   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 19, 2005 5:22pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Durants built in York, PA ?
I was reading a book about the history of Southeastern PA. In this book it mentioned that Durant cars were being made in York, PA around 1925. Does anyone have more information about a Durant plant in York, PA? Leonard
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 17, 2005 8:35am
by Mike Linthicum
Summer "Durant Gathering" Ontario
We are not having the "Durant Gathering" on the July 1st weekend in 2006. We have a new location and a new date. The "Gathering" will be in Prince Edward County, near Picton, Ontario (on the Bay of Quinte, near the east end of Lake Ontario) The date will be June 2...
Views: 213   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 15, 2005 10:59am
by Gordon F. Curl
Parts for a 6-14 1930 coupe
I have some parts for a coupe to sell to anyone who might need any . Some body parts as well as mechanical . Let me know what you need -I may have it Maybe we can make some trades for parts I am looking for -- Ken
Views: 262   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 13, 2005 6:29pm
by Ken McCormick
30 Durant steering clamp
Would anyone out there have an extra steering column clamp? The part that holds the steering column to the steering column support. Thanks, Dave
Views: 245   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 12, 2005 10:51am
by Ken McCormick
Radiator Core Needed
Anyone know of a radiator core that will match the one on my 25 Star? Its a diamond honeycomb. And where I can get it?
Views: 211   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 9, 2005 10:50am
by Vince O'Brien
Engine mounts
I would like to know if the engine in my 28 Durant 60 would have been mounted with insulators. It appeared to have some sort of rubber washer in front and none in rear. The exhaust system was mounted solid. What is correct? Does it hurt to mount with rubber insulators?
Views: 233   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 9, 2005 8:32am
by Rick Botti
distributor timeing
Can anyone tell me if the proceedure and settings are the same for a W4 engine as for a W5. and if different what these are. Thanks Barry
Views: 363   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 7, 2005 7:43am
by Jan Arnett
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Dwayne
Great articles on Dallas Dort & Billy Durant
I found these articles in some old magazines. I thought you guys might enjoy them. They are about Dallas Dort and the Dort auto, however they cover Billy Durant as much as they cover Dallas Dort. Just go to this website; http://photobucket.com/albums/v418/vintagecar...
Views: 275   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 7, 2005 3:51am
by Yates Milton
Engine Oil & Pump -1923 Durant
I have a couple of related oil pump questions -1923 Durant 4 cylindar. Oil reads full on dip-stick fill tube. 1- I took the oil pump off the side of the engine and expected oil to run out but no oil came out. is that...
Views: 673   Replies: 17
Last Post: Nov 4, 2005 6:52pm
by Franz Fraitzl
East Coast Chapter growing
Just a note for all those Durantonians East of the Mississippi. The DMAC East Coast Chapter is now 29 members strong and growing. The ECC publishes a newsletter quarterly with interesting and informative articles that are different than the Durant Partner's. Dues are...
Views: 185   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 3, 2005 10:51pm
by Lance Haynes
East Coast Chapter News
The second issue of the East Coast Chapter Newsletter is ready to mail. This issue has coverage of our fall meet at Hershey, and info about the upcoming spring meet. A couple of good restoration articles from our members and a lot of useful hints. A nice fea...
Views: 301   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 3, 2005 1:33am
by Phil Donoghoe
WHEEL COLOR
I HAVE WOOD SPOKE (VARNISED) WHEELS ON MY 23 STAR TOURING. WHAT COLOR SHOULD THE RIMS BE? I READ SOMEWHERE THAT SILVER WAS THE CORECT COLOR,IS THIS CORRECT? I ALSO NEED TO REPLACE THE RUBBER FRONT AND REAR FLOOR MATTS. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS SOMEONE WHO WILL M...
Views: 413   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 1, 2005 11:00pm
by Lance haynes
durant badge (photo of a badge)
i want an photo of the durant logotype best regard Bo Bergman sweden
Views: 265   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 31, 2005 4:59am
by bob smith
30 Durant Rear Spring Shackle Replacements.....Mopar ???
Hi, Some time back someone posted info regarding a suitable replacement for 30 Durant spring shackles, I believe they were a Mopar replacement part. Would the gentleman who posted the info please contact me? Thanks, Dave
Views: 642   Replies: 11
Last Post: Oct 30, 2005 7:28pm
by gary kauffman
picture of W.C. Durant
I found an interesting picture of Billy Durant the other night. Go to www.autohistory.org. On the side catagories click on "Picture Galery" Gary
Views: 329   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 27, 2005 9:47am
by bob smith
Caster Angle for 1924 Rugby Tourer
I am having trouble confirming what the Caster Angle should be on a 1924 Rugby Tourer. If anyone knows the answer I would greatly appreciate being told. I want to confirm that the vehicle has been set up as per the factory specifications. Regards Jeremy
Views: 227   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2005 7:21pm
by Jeremy Whitehead
Ebay sale --retrospective article on19 30 6-14 durant deluxe rumble seat coupe
The article described is from a cars and parts magazine from sept 1983. It is a good article . I have the magazine here if anyone is interested in a copy . I will print it in color and send by E mail. Ken
Views: 242   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2005 11:20am
by ken mccormick
looking for
I am repainting my 23 star. I am looking for the webbing that is on the edge on the cowl under to hood and in back of the radiator housing.I would like to use new webbing and rivets . does anyone out there know where I might locate them? thanks ed
Views: 432   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 23, 2005 7:12pm
by Bob Porter
A Blast from the past...
I went to our local car club meeting last week and a fellow member gave me a copy of November-December 1976 Antique Autombile Magazine. A large part of this magazine is dedicated to Durant cars. Included are articles by Jeff Gillis about Durant and about his 1930...
Views: 482   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 21, 2005 2:34pm
by Dave Schulte
Durant & Star repair manual reprinted
Hi All.......... Have just reprinted the repair manual for models C-CC-F-M-M2-M4, four cylinder cars. This is a great refference book if you have one of these cars. It is full of illustrations, and is 114 pages long. This was copied from one of my very cle...
Views: 279   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 20, 2005 4:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
Window Felts
Hello fellow members, Iam in need of the felt window channels for the side windows on my '29 Durant. Does anyone have a source for these pieces. Thank You, Bruce Hargin.
Views: 407   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 19, 2005 2:19am
by Yates Milton
Front end Durant Club badge
Any news about the Club badges? I am anxious to presume with a nice enamel design of Durant Club in my front end. If required any help for Autocad drawing o some other program I may help. Regards from Argentina Ricardo
Views: 855   Replies: 16
Last Post: Oct 16, 2005 8:24pm
by gary kauffman
Anyone good friends or in contact with Eileen Gillis?
I was wondering if anyone in the club was close to or still in communication with Eileen Gillis? I've sent several letters to her but have not gotten any responce. I understand that Jeff had a copy of a film that was from the Kraven Foundation in Toronto showing the...
Views: 312   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 15, 2005 6:18am
by Mike Rice
Durant Plant film from Craven Institute in Toronto
OK Durantonians here's a scavenger hunt for you. In 1981 at a Durant Automobile Club National Meet, a movie was obtained from the Craven Institute in Toronto, showing the assembly process of the Durant automobiles from start to finish. It probably was taken at the Le...
Views: 359   Replies: 10
Last Post: Oct 14, 2005 1:58pm
by Mike Linthicum
Water Pump Rebuild
I need step by step advice on how to remove the water pump impeller from the shaft on my 1923 Durant. I assume it is pressed on the shaft and am concerned about cracking the housing by prying to hard. I have the water pump and shaft off the engine and discover about...
Views: 493   Replies: 10
Last Post: Oct 14, 2005 7:09am
by Gordon F. Curl
Olds Plant (Durant Plant) Lansing, MI
Just heard on the Radio this Morning (PBS station) that General Motors Corp. is going to have the Old Durant Plant in Lansing, MI torn down.
Views: 267   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 13, 2005 3:24pm
by Rick Botti
30 Durant Hub Caps For Sale
Hi, I have a set of 6-6 inch wire wheel hubcaps that were made by the gentleman in Argentina. I ordered the wrong size. You can either get them directly from Peter in Argentina, or wait until I receive them and buy them from me. $279 plus shipping. Thanks, Dave
Views: 216   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 13, 2005 7:20am
by Dave Schulte
DMAC East Coast Chapter Hershey Meet
Just a quick note on for your East Coast members who could not attend the meeting. This was my first Hershey experience, and for those of you that have never attended I must say that it's a must if you are restoring a car. If you can't find it at Hershey, I doubt you...
Views: 267   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 12, 2005 12:42pm
by Rick Botti
Price for a Rugby in Buenos Aires
I am glad to share with Club members that my M2 1928 Rugby had been honored in Buenos Aires city, in an event developed by Fiat classic cars, as First price in elegance for non Fiat cars. Also the car and crew won a second price in the competence that followed, tou...
Views: 307   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 12, 2005 8:40am
by Rick Botti
1920's style reproduction clothing
Any members come across a good source for 1920's style clothing?
Views: 414   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 7, 2005 7:24pm
by Bob Porter
Earl Dealership ?
Hi All Found an old high school year book from Saint Leo's High School in Ridgeway Pennsylvania. The year is 1923. Inside the front cover is an ad for Mecca Garage,who is the Elk County distributor for: Durant sixes and fours The Famous Star Car And the E...
Views: 275   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 4, 2005 7:36am
by Walter Pré
DMAC East Coast Chapter Hershey Meeting Time
Anyone that would like to attend the second East Coast Chapter meeting while at Hershey is trully welcome, even if your not from the East Coast. The meeting will be held at the 7:30 P.M. on Friday October 7th at the: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 5680 Alle...
Views: 415   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 4, 2005 1:24am
by Mike Linthicum
30 Durant 6 bolt wire wheel wanted
Hi, I need a 6 bolt 30 Durant wire wheel in just about ANY condition. I have a very good wheel that has had the center hole torched out. I want to machine my wheel, cut the center from the junk wheel and mate the two. Thanks, Dave
Views: 222   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 2, 2005 2:38pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Cars For Sale
I think this must be a record, but right now there are four Durant/Stars for Sale on EBay. Two look like parts cars, but we all need parts right? Rick
Views: 312   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 29, 2005 8:15am
by Rick Botti
29 Woody ?
Click on the computer icon on your left and it will take you to pictures of a Durant Woody. Yves none sent the pictures and would like your feedback. Rick hey,hey, durant fan"s. need info on a 1929 durant.not sure if original. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clu...
Views: 242   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 28, 2005 7:03pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Brake Band Guide Arm Needed
I need a brake band guide arm for my 1923 Star. This is the arm which is riveted to the rear axle housing. Each axle side has three of these arms to guide the brake bands on the drums. Each arm has two adjusting bolts. One of my arms was broken off and I'd really...
Views: 303   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 6:13am
by Bob DeAngelis
Manifold gasket
Greetings Durant lovers, Can anyone tell me where I can find a manifold gasket for a 1929 Durant, 6 cylinder? Or what material can I use to make one? Thanks, Leonard
Views: 388   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 5:56am
by Frank Witkowski
New Source for Starters and Generators
I have come across another site for Durant,Star and Continental parts and srevices. This company offers repairs or out right purchases of starters, generators,votage regulators and soleniod switches, they have stock and rebuild services to handle all our needs. They...
Views: 422   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:39am
by Rick Botti
Hershey AACA Show October 5th thru 9th 2005 East Coast Chapter meeting
Anyone interested in attending the next East Coast Chapter meeting at Hershey, Pennsylvania October 5th through the 9th, 2005 if I can get a block of rooms? It seems the lowest price I can find for that time period is going to be around $139.00 per night gauranteed r...
Views: 626   Replies: 9
Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Knocking Problem in 6 cyl. 22A Engine
Finally got the 30 Durant engine running but I have a knock in the engine. My questions are: 1. Did the conecting rods have inserts or were they poured? 2. Have any of you ever used "Slick 50" and if so what kind of results did you get? Any suggestions or adv...
Views: 356   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 24, 2005 2:14pm
by Yates Milton
New Parts Sources for Durants, Stars and Continentals
While researching Durant and other related materials I came across some sites which handle parts for the above mentioned vehicles which I didn't find any links to on our tech or parts related pages, they are for the following items. 1. replacement wiring harness...
Views: 507   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 23, 2005 4:39pm
by Rick Botti
VW distributor for '23 Star
I need to replace the VW distributor on my "23 Star Station Wagon. Does someone know the year and/or model number of the proper distributor? Thanks, Barry
Views: 531   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 4:43pm
by Louis Quennevill...
I need help to adjust the clutch on my 1928 Dorant M-2 Coupe
The clutch drags when shifting. I have adjusted the three actuating arms and if they are tight it seems to help some but when they are tight the actuating fingers drag on the throwout bearing housing when the clutch pedal is up. I have tried two different bearing h...
Views: 490   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 7:34am
by Frank Witkowski
found- please help to identify
I was walking along the shore of Lake Ontario last week-end and found what looks like the cap of gas tank or carburator of an old car. It seem to be made of brass and the picture on it is of a large chicken like , horse shape with tail and wings up dragon like. In bi...
Views: 259   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 9:44am
by Bill Hoaglan
Distributor Interchangability
There must be something or someone out there that knows about the interchange of distributors. Is there any information in the Durant Standards on this subject? Somewhere I have heard that a 28 Chevrolet will fit my 23 Durant and it has been posted on the Web Forum...
Views: 594   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 6:46am
by Walter Pré
Generator
Would any of you guys out there have a working generator and drive gear (the one in the timeing case) that drives the generator you would be happy to sell. Regards Barry
Views: 482   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 16, 2005 3:33pm
by Barry White
Export Durants
Anybody know what factories produced Durant and Star (Rugby) cars for export? I have a fellow in Argentina who is trying to discover where his 1930 614 was made. He does not have a data plate or a serial number to go by. Are there any unique items on these car...
Views: 536   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 15, 2005 3:30am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
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