Well, I got the 1923 Dort Harvard running today. Now I need to know if I should use any kind of additive in the gas? Also what kind of oil should I use?
Thanks, You guys are a treasure of information.
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Up here, in the land of ice and snow, we had our thanksgiving the 2nd week end in October. The Turkey has already settled and we are just getting our belts loosened for the next onslaught for Christmas.
We had 3...
Can anyone tell me which parts on my 1925 Star were plated and what type of plating was used? So far I've identified the radiator shell and neck, headlight rings, upper and lower bumper bars (nothing else on bumper?, door handles, acorn nuts holding windshield (what...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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...
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 --
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?
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;
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
hey,hey, durant fan"s. need info on a 1929 durant.not sure if original.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...