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Hi Claude, We are almost neighbours and if I remember right you have rebuilt your car too.I would like to chat with you on a few subjects when you have a few minutes.
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2015 1:34pm
by Gerry Gouin
Snubber Shock Material
The supply of this product is quickly drying up and it is getting harder and harder to find. Restoration Supply I believe is totally out of it and does not plan on getting any back in EVER! They advised that the manufacturer has stopped production and wants between $...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2015 4:08pm
by Mike Linthicum
Period Clothing
Many of our members enjoy dressing the part in period cloths that were the fashion of our era cars, especially for our Annual Banquet. I received a postcard in the mail from a place called "Gentleman's Emporium" who sell such cloths. Their web site is www.gentlemanse...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 12:23pm
by Mike Linthicum
Brake Spring Compressor
I am redoing the brake linings on the car. I have it almost done, but I cannot compress one of the springs that helps maintain the alignment of the outer band. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tool that I can buy to help compress that spring? (or what th...
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Last Post: May 12, 2014 9:44am
by Will Curl
Clutch & Pressure plate rebuilding
Came across this information from the Reo club site, someone was asking where the best place to get their clutch and pressure plate rebuilt and the following info was given. Fort Wayne Clutch located in Indiana phone # 800-258-8243 hope this is a new source for clu...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 1:32pm
by Steve Large
Hub cap
This may be dumb-but-What is the winged critter on the Star hub cap? Thanks Lloyd
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2014 4:18am
by Norm Toone
Sending units repairs
Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company 2 Jacques St. Worcester, MA 01603 Telephone: +1.508.792.9500 http://atwaterkentmfg.com/
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2014 6:55pm
by gary k
Continental Piston Rings
If you are looking for NOS piston rings for our Continental engines, give Otto a call....Most ring suppliers don't carry the 3/16" wide rings...I had no problem getting a set of rings for my W-6 Continental with an .040 oversize, his prices are reasonable and were...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 8:02am
by Bill Hoaglan
Piston rings for W5
Does anyone know where rings for are W5 might be available ?
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2013 5:59am
by Mike Linthicum
Color numbers/chips
In the technical page there is a listing of the later years for paints and names. Is there a chart for the numbers/colors that would reflect the current paint industry(paint company)? Thanks.
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2013 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Tillotson Carburetor Gasket sets and neele valves
While restoring my Tillotson Sp 13B carburetor I found the below company on EBAY that was advertising Gasket sets for various model Durant Tillotson carbs. In an email he stated he was working on some needle valves also. He did not advertise my particular carb but up...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2013 6:16am
by Mike Linthicum
Model T suppliers Have oak or hickory spokes for late Model Ts up to 1926 that will fit our 21" demountable felloes which are identicle to Model T Ford (Same manufacturer). The only thing I'm not sure of is the diameter of the Ford hub compared to the Star. Also, the...
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Last Post: May 12, 2013 4:53pm
by Wayne Walkley
Front Axle Seals
What will replace those front felt retainers/spindle seals ? Only good bearing place near me didn't have any suggestions.
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2013 8:47am
by Bill Hoaglan
Running Board Trim
Hey Guys n Gals, Here's a promising source for running board and other trim for our cars. I have not done business or talked with them but intend to do so in the future. Anybody have any dealings with them? L&L Antique Auto Trim 403 Spruce St. Pierce City, MO 6...
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2013 8:39am
by Bob Smith
Epithanes marine grade varnish for wood
Just wanted to let my fellow restorers know that I found a product to use on various wood parts that will be left natural on your restoration. I decided to do my wooden spokes in their natural wood appearance. The spokes are made of hickory and turned out great done...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 5:36am
by Mike Linthicum
Valve springs for Continental 14L
If you need new valve springs for a Continental 14L, you can have them custom made at OmniCoil, 307 Darrell Drive, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 (sales@omnicoil.com). I've got 12 new high quality springs for just over $200.00 You can send them a good one (if you have one)...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2012 7:17pm
by Claude Lavoie
Prop shaft universal joint covers
Hi all. Both of the grease/oil covers at each end of the Spicer prop shaft are damaged. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new set? Preferably in the UK but anywhere will do!!!
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Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:07am
by Graham Batty
W5A engine oil level measurement
I am about to complete the rebuild of my engine but need to make the oil level float mechanism for the 4cyl W5A engine. Does anyone have any detailed drawings; photos or materials of construction that I could use?
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 7:01am
by Graham Batty
Australia repro of some parts
I was given this in Australia as another repro parts maker for Durant and Rugby parts. http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/Catalogue.htm
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2012 12:59pm
by Norm Toone
R. Rear fender,etc.
I'm a new member and I'm looking for the following parts: (R) rear fender, accelerator/linkage, reflector(both) for headlights (cannister), original speedometer. Thank you for your time.
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2012 3:57pm
by Dennis W. Nutter
Wood Spokes
Trying to get serious aboout the Star. Looking for recommendations of who can replace the wood spokes in my wheels. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2012 6:05am
by Eliot
Radiator surround
The chrome radiator surround (see photos of my car on the DMAC 'photos' webpage) is in a poor state and repairs are very difficult and re-chroming nearly impossible. What I really need is a new, or nearly new, surround. Anyone any ideas where I can get one?
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2012 5:22am
by Graham Batty
Headlight resilvering, brass plating, nickel plating small parts etc.
I needed a small part plated for my car and contacted American Plating Company who I found on the internet. They advised that they also had resilvered headlight reflectors for old cars. I sent them my headlight reflectors for my 1928 Durant that were in good shape j...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2012 5:20pm
by Rick Botti
Souce for honey comb radiator cores
http://www.maineradiator.com/jaz_mar_antique_frame.html Maine Auto Radiator PO Box 1916 14 Forrestal St. Lewiston, Maine 04241-1916 207 784-0189 American Honeycomb Manufacturing 171 Highway 34 Homdel, NJ 07733 718 948-7772
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2011 11:25pm
by Rick Botti
Vacuum Tanks
Vacuum Tank Restorations - Hal Houghton, C. P. C. (short for Classic Preservation Coalition) 3253 Albany St., Schenectady, N.Y. Ph. 518-374-5078 About a 6 week turnover. $242.00 Hotchkiss is no longer in business. I sent my tank in to C. P. C. a few days...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2012 10:52pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Reproduction Parts
Reproduction Parts Doorhandles, Inside and Outside, Window cranks, Hood Ornaments, Rad Caps, Gas Caps, Crankhole Covers, Along with many more parts and patterns on hand. Mike Butters 905 372-6926 nbutters@eagle.ca
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2011 11:38pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Valve Tappet clearances
Further to my last posting on 18th October it appears I have given the wrong engine type. Mine is a W5 by Continental Motors. With this new information anyone have the 'cold' valve tappet clearances??
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2011 5:58am
by kevshaz
Tappet clearances
I've just had my M40 piston conrods remetalled and am starting to rebuil the engine. I only have a manual for an M2 model and this refers to tappet clearances measured 'hot'. Can anyone give me the M40 tappet clearances when the engine is cold. kindest regards
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2011 6:48am
by Graham Batty
Hood Lace/Welt
Does anyone know what material was used between the hood and firewall and how it was secured? Mine overlaps about 1 3/4 inches and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of rivets. I'm thinking of using 2" fender welt. Also, I'm assuming that the front hood-to-radia...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2011 9:45am
by Glenn Guild
Bendix 3 shoe brake linings
I am working on the brakes on a Durant D75 and need the riveted linings. It is the Bendix 12 inch diameter, 3 shoe mechanical set-up with linings that measure about 0.190-0.200" in thickness by 1.75" wide. The 2 shoes measure 10" in length and the 3rd shoe measures 1...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2011 6:33am
by S. Blomquist
A22 Back-bone pipe
Several years ago, someone reproduced and offered for sale the inner pipe for the backbone. Can anyone remember who? Can you provide contact info for this part? Thanks Lew
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2011 3:51am
by S. Blomquist
Engine & other restoration procedure
Hi, I´ve just bought a Durant 614 Sedan De luxe 1930. I would like to know if somebody could suggest where to find information, to start it´s restoring. This cars was stopped many years ago and I would like to disassembly it´s engine (6 cyl) to check i...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2011 6:32pm
by Gustavo Mackinso...
What's it worth?
I'll be completly honest I don't know much about Durants. For my entire life my father has had a 1930 something (1931?) Durant sitting in our barn. Recently, a man has been coming around wanting to buy the Durant off my father. My mother is pushing him to sell and...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 11:54am
by Loretta Cruz
Star Four Radiator cap
I'm looking for a 2 1/4 inch threaded radiator cap for Boyce Moto meter. Does anybody know where I can find one? Thanks, Kerry
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2011 10:03am
by Gordon F. Curl
test 2
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2011 5:12pm
by al manning
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2011 10:22pm
by rick
Anyone thinking about rebuilding your brakes? I just had new linings put on my shoes, and the drums turned, on all four wheels for $304.00. I like doing business with people like this. Fast, reasonable. They are located at 3637 Adeline St. in Emeryvllle, CA 94608....
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Last Post: May 24, 2011 12:35am
by Frank Lersch
Star Roadster on Ebay
I just saw this posted on Ebay. It's in sad condition with no doors but the body that is there is in fairly good shape. Follow this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1932-STAR-ROADSTER-FORD-OTHER-RATROD-/170643068453?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item27bb1e9625
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Last Post: May 22, 2011 9:41pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Wheel or Hub Puller Source
I found this guy who lives in Nebraska that will custom make any wheel or hub puller size you want. He's a very good machinist and a car guy too. Has several old cars himself. His work is top notch and he guarantees his work. George McMurtry P.O. Box 112 1605 We...
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Last Post: May 8, 2011 4:50am
by Mike Linthicum
I have a Rugby 1928 and am looking for an original carburetor. Toledo Tillotson ,model R-6A. where can find one? I appreciate your comments.
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2011 3:34pm
by Mike Linthicum
1931 Frontenac Transmission
My father has a transmission from a Frontenac and is wondering if there is any interest out there for it. He is pretty sure the car was a 1931. Unfortunatly it seems that the transmission is the only thing he has left from the car. He lives in Chilliwack, B.C.
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2011 11:36am
by Alan Keith
Radiator questions
hello I havea couple of questions regarding the radiator shell. 1. Were the rad shells crome plated or nickle plated? 2. Were any of the rad shells painted? 3. Is there anyone that knows where I could find a badge for the front of the rad shell or have a picture...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2011 5:14am
by Mike Linthicum
Snow Bunny
Well this is what we do with our Stars @ 20 below farenheit... The scene is my 1926 Star's damage being looked at after I have supposed run into a railway cross sign. The scale is 2/3 The Star posed for the sculpture last saturday... have cover for rad.. but geez...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2011 7:08pm
by Guy Belzil
Engine and Suspension Parts
While still looking for parts for my antique forklift I came across this interesting website down in OZ. It might be helpful. http://www.autosurplus.com.au/ Cuzin Don
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2011 9:45am
by Don Shilling
ID numbers
I've been trying to establish where my car was built without having the benefit of an ID tag. the registration paperwork just lists #23917 -no letter to idenitfy the city of origin. Any chance that the number alone will give a clue? Kenn
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2010 3:12pm
by kenn young
a Rugby located in Cyprus since 1920
I have a Rugby that is in Cyprus since 1920, it is an original car, I 'm intrasted for more information regarding my Rugby, since now I was not able to locate a similar car, any help will greatly apriciated thanking you in advance Harris
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2010 11:46am
by Harris Economide...
Sources for out-of-date differential carrier bearings?
I am in the process of rebuilding a differential and have run into a snag. I need a source for a timken bearing with the number 29177 and a race with the number 29334. I have tried Egge Machine Co and the local auto part stores. The auto parts stores that i have chec...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2010 5:29am
by S. Blomquist
some rubber and hood parts 30 - 33
Re post Lance's mail for some parts with modifications to orig. OK fellows you are in luck. I just finished a 619 and lots of server damage and missing parts sent me shopping all over in Ford etc old car catalog's and on the web. And guess what Mac’s Antique...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2010 4:07am
by Norm Toone
Wire wheel painting
Bast Tire Service (Scott Lloyd) Wheel refinishing with Nucote powder coat system, include's blasting. (wheels must be straight before process), Friday mornings. 1 Bast Place St. Jacob's Ont (off of #15 Lobsinger Line) 800-265-8852 www.basttire.com
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2010 3:05am
by Norm Toone
I have a 1929 Durant Model 60. Have engine totally rebuilt. Runs great however original carburetor is leaking gas. Could anyone suggest a dependable replacement for the original for open road driving. Thanks!
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2010 5:59am
by Dennis Comer
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