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New Water Return Pipes
I am currently having a local tube bending company reproduce the water return pipe that runs from the water pump to the bottom of the radiator on the 14L engines ( I assume 15L too). Yes there was supposed to be a pipe there, the bends are excellent and the quality...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 7:00pm
by Rick Botti
Seventh Annual Durant Meeting - NJ
Dear Members: You should have received a copy of the registration form for the Seventh Annual Durant Motors Automobile Club Meeting in the issue of the Durant Partner that arrived at your home this week. And you should have gotten your copy before it even hit the...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
DURANT sales premium and/or token
While metal detecting along a sidewalk I had the good fortune of finding a token. It is approximatly 3" tall and 1 1/2" wide. It is made of brass or bronze and looks just like the emblem on your club hats. Most of the enamel work is gone but I beleave the plating...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 8:56am
by Gary Warden
Does anyone know if the 29 model 60 came with factory installed lenses or just plain window glass I have seen both on separate occassions, my car came with window glass. I have recently acquired a pair of lenses that fit properly and look good, but what is correct?
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:45am
New Email Address
Just want to let everyone know that I have a new email address: haleywarden@adelphia.net In a few days the haleywarden@aol.com will no longer be in service. I hope everyone will have an artice with pictures of their automobile to send to me at this new address...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 10:39pm
by Haley
Good Morning from NJ. Peg and I just arrived home from San Diego, and there were several registration forms for the Seventh Annual Durant Meeting. But Peg is disappointed, there was only ONE, yes just one, recipe for cookies for the cookbook that we are going...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 2:23pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Touring canvas roof support
Can somebody give me some clues or pictures, about the supports that hold the roof bows and mechanism when folded? Those parts are detachable and go in the rear part of the vehicle, should be fixed in a bushing hold by a bracket, that is fixed to the body, by means o...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 5:44am
by Jan Arnett
battery charging
OK, I may need some help - at least free advice. Decided to get my '31 model 619 out of the garage on such a beautiful day yesterday here in Iowa. So... I put the battery charger on. Was so eager, I didn't pay attention. Well, my Durant was set up for positive ground...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 6:33pm
by Wayne Farrand
1927 Durant Star For Sale
I thought some of your members might be interested in a project/parts car -- a 1927 Durant Star posted for sale on CentralValleyClassics.com. You can click here to see it: http://www.centralvalleyclassics.com/cars/durant/27_durant/27_durant.html This car is...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 3:30pm
by Steve
Old Car Price Guide for 29 Durant model 40 4 door
Does anyone have a general price range for a 29 model 40 4dr sedan. Particularly for a condition 3,4 or 5. Checking one out on Wednesday, Been on blocks 30+ years, body and interior good, motor needs to be rebuilt. I'm trying to get an idea what to offer. The seller...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2004 12:38pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Motors Dealer Sign
I have been watching the eBay auction for the Star Dealer sign that just ended without the reserve being met. Good Gravy!! How much does the seller want for it? Seems I remember someone had these signs reproduced a few years ago. If they were to become avaliable aga...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 7:57pm
by Jim Rohn
Virus Warning Haleys Site Address
Beware. Do not open any attachment from Haley's club website address. They are contaminated. It has the beagle virus in it. I got about 6 or 8 of them and thought it was OK to open one from our sweet new young editor. Wrong. Anyway Norton took care of it thankfully....
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 3:37pm
by Rick Botti
hey people i need a rite fender and a rite headlite assm for a 29 durant to make a complete car then i can finally sell these babys if anyone wants to buy it i hav 3 29 coupes and 3 29 sedans for sale as a package 1 coupe in oregon 2 coupes and 3 sed in jersey...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2004 11:21am
by bec
Durant Partner
Our Durant Partner magazine started arriving in peoples mail boxes yesterday as Bob Krause called me and said it sure was a great issue. He is now fighting his wife to finish it. Ha. I got one today and could not put it down. A great big THANK YOU Haley for a job wel...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2004 4:44pm
by Yates Milton
Manuals for M40 1929 Sedan
I am looking for a repair manual and instruction manual for a M40 1929 Durant Sedan Automobile. Any information would be appreciated. Sincerely, Glenn Charron Collections Officer Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 613-833-3059 glenn.charron@ottawa.ca
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2004 4:27pm
by Rick Botti
1919 Star Pickup
howdy guys, I am going to look at a 1919 Star Convertible pickup tomorrow evening. I talked with the guy on the phone today and he says its all there including running gear with good sheet metal but most of the wood is rotted. It has wood spoked wheels and is rollabl...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2004 7:02pm
by jan arnett
New Mailing Address
For all of those who don't know, I have moved from my previous residence. My new address is as follows: Haley Warden 15220 Sherman Way #106 Van Nuys, CA 91405 The address that is listed in the Durant Parnter is wrong. However, it's my sister's house so shou...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2004 7:57pm
by Haley
Kind of wood
I have discovered some bad wood in the floor and roof of my Model 60. This has probably been discussed a few times before, but what type of wood should be used as a replacement? Luckily there is enough there for a good pattern. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2004 2:11pm
by Gary Warden
Interesting finds....
Over the last couple of weeks I seem to have stumbled over several interesting Durant finds.... First (and what may be of interest to other members here), I have found a 1933 Frontenac C600 in a field about 1/2 hour from my place. The car is rough but probably res...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2004 7:49pm
by Don Shilling
Cooling system over-flow
When you look into the rad opening on my 4-07, you can see the overflow tube. What should the distance be from the top of the neck to the tube? Ron ...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2004 7:09pm
by Ron Jaremkow
1920 Dort Touring Car
I have a 1920 Dort Model 17-A Car Number 78038. This car is not restored and in many pieces. I would like to know what it may be worth and what is the best way to sell it. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Richard B. Malin Phone (302) 65...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2004 6:42pm
by jan arnett
Many of the forum regulars were able to attend this year's Durant Gathering up in Canada, how was it? Rick
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2004 2:29pm
by Ken Brink
Western Regional Meet (Pictures)
Western Regional Meet June 28th - July 1st 2004 Hood River, Oregon Photographs taken by Stephen Aldrich are now posted in the Past Events section. Steve said that these three were taken on the first day on the Washington side of the gorge. Some beautiful cars am...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 10:55pm
by Rick Botti
North West Tour
I know many of this forums regulars were able to attend Mike Larsen's Hood River Tour. Please tell us all about it, inquiring minds want to know! Rick
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 5:45pm
by Keith Nordquist
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2004 12:10pm
by Gary Warden
New Zenith Carburetors from Club Store
A new shipment of Zenith model 68 updraft carburetors have arrived at the club store. No I don't have them listed on the store webpage, but you can order them from Bob Smith. Please read the article about them at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/Tech/Z...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2004 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
I need a starter
Hello anyone know where I could get my starter rebuilt or where I could buy a new one. Thanks for the info.
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2004 6:27am
by bec
1930 Durant 614 Parts-Memorabilia
I have a real nice radiator shell,some headlight lenses, and misc. 614 related items that need a new home. e-mail or call me with any questions. 248 540-3618.
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2004 4:29pm
by Bill McElhaney
Anyone know where I can find a set of points,cap,rotor and condenser for a remy distributor?
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2004 12:00pm
by Mike Rice
devaux rear axle
need a ring and pinion for 1931 devaux, probably same as durant.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2004 1:39pm
by Stephanie Mazloo...
Looking for Handbrakes
Hi, i'm looking for parts of the drumbrakes and springs. Modell Rugby M 1926 Star. Thx for answers. Dietmar
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2004 8:46am
by Dietmar Bauer
front axle star car
Hello I Have a front axle from a star car compleat with break drums, Springs,shackles,U-bolts and plates, original grease fittings, Don't have a use for it. Contact me at gordy251@comcast.net or (503)257-6203 In portland Oregon. Gordy
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2004 7:45am
by Hal Vandevord
For Sale 1931 Durant 3W coupe
Have a fairly decent car that needs complete resto and is only missing the rear deck lid for sale. E-Mail me at woodythx138@mlode.com or call 209-743-5596 Chris
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2004 10:16pm
by Chris Garcia
Goodies in the Woods!
Ya' never know what will turn up right in your own neighborhood. The other day, a friend called from Longview, Tex about a '23 Star Touring advertized in the local paper, a week earlier,,,, It took me another week to make contact with the owner. I asked about vario...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 6:25pm
by will curl
Correct plugs and..
I am using Champion D-16 plugs in the 1931 DeVaux. I purchased them from Ray Zenz some time back. I am wondering if these are the correct ones for my car? It has not been running as good as it should. Also, I have been told that I should put in a fuel filter bef...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 6:18pm
by will curl
My trip and the kindness of all members
Just got home yesterday June 16th.What a trip.I want to thank all the members who made this trip one of the best I ever had.It was great to meet a lot of the club members and visit them to look at cars and buy parts.Hope I wasnt to much of a pain. I will try to write...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 2:53pm
by Frank Witkowski
A-22 Steering Knuckle Question
While doeing a service on my A-22 getting ready for next weeks Hood River Tour, I noticed that only the TOP king pin bushing came with a grease fitting, the steering knuckle straddles the axle so this should put the thrust load on the lower thrust bearing not the upp...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 1:14pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Head Gasket
Gentleman; Will a W4 head gasket fit (work on) an A22 Engine? Durant's own engine design. My car is an 1923 A22 Durant. Thanking you for your input. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 5:55am
by Robert DeAngelis
replacing "canvas" material on roof of 1929 6-66
Has anyone ever replaced their canvas material on a hardtop roof, found a kind of cotton batting underneath, what did you use to replace that? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks Terry Brown
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2004 6:56pm
by Bob Porter
Champion W16Y Spark Plugs
Has anyone out there had a problem with Champion W16Y spark plugs?
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2004 10:08pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Partner
Hello everyone. Good news the June Durant Partner is at the printer and should go out this coming Saturday to all of you. We apologize for a little lateness but we had to find a willing volunteer that could actually do this big big time job. Plus our sweet young l...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2004 4:20pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Star
1923 Star Repair Manual for Star Motor Cars, Showing Short Cuts and Methods for Repairing and Upkeep. Dunk dide@isomedia.com Kirkland WA
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2004 5:40pm
by Harold Dunkle
1930-31 model 614 parts wanted
Looking for engine block and head for 1930-31 Durant 6 cyl. model 614.Engine was frozen ,welded several times but still leaks. Thanks,Peter
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2004 6:24pm
by bec
Golden Quill Award
I've added a picture of the Golden Quill Award that Tony Burke's good work won for the Durant Partner. Click the Join button to the left and then click the small thumbnail at the top of the page. Thanks Tony Rick
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2004 6:32pm
by Lance haynes
Wood bows
I have to replace wood bows of my 1928 Rugby. Locally is hard to find skills for wood blending. I have been offered laminated. But there are different offers. Laminated cutting the "C" shapes from flat plywood and gluing several layers to meet thickness, or cutting t...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2004 7:38pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
23 radiator shell
does anyone know if the radiator shell and headlight rims are painted or natural nickel or what on a 23 star touring. thank you
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2004 10:57am
by Gaute
Wanted: 1923 Star Hood
I am in need of a hood for my 1923 Star speedster project. Any condition will be considered. Also, any information to help in my search would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2004 5:34am
by Robert DeAngelis
Spark plug wire tube
Needed spark plug wire tube for 14L motor. Thanks Emil
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2004 5:07am
by Emil Oraskovich
side curtains
I was wondering if anyone knows where to have side curtains for a 23 star touring made?
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2004 5:01am
by Ken Brink
coast to coast
guys i need a hand here my local hauler dropped the ball now i need to hav a 29 durant coupe transported from oregon to new jersey anyone konw of someone who hauls at a reasonable figure? any suggestions greatly appreciated thanx bec ps i still need a pair of fr...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2004 5:47am
by Charles A. Spitz
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