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Durant Dealerships
Any Durantonians know of any Durant/Star dealership buildings left standing? There was one reported in upstate New York. Any more throughout the country. If so I would be interested in obtaining any pictures of them. Frank W. was compiling a list of dealerships, but...
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2023 8:24am
by Norm Toone
Help! I bought another Durant 619
Well, I went and did it, I purchased another 1931 Durant model 619, I must be crazy! Pictures to follow. Rick
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2024 9:47am
by Don Shilling
For Sale 12 Spoke Wheel
1920's Durant Wood 12 Spoke Wheel This original wheel is in mint condition. It's possible it was never used on a car. This came from our great grandfather's home in Montclair California which was near the Oakland Durant Factory. This wheel has been hanging from th...
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Last Post: Feb 20, 2024 3:43pm
by Rick
Star Car request for visit March 30 Tipton OK
Tipton's Children's Home is celebrating 100 years at their Tipton Oklahoma location March 30th. The Chilren's Home started in Canadian TX in 1920 but moved to Tipton in 1923 after a Star dealer provided Star Cars for the move. Joe Waugh 580 335 6442 is hoping to f...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2024 6:01pm
by Mark armer
Passing of Shirley Shilling
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Don Shilling's wife Shirley yesterday. Please have Don in your thoughts and prayers over this very sad and trying time for him. Their marriage was a long one and although she did not make many Durant meets due to he...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2024 6:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Vintage and Classic Reproductions
As of this week, they still have twenty complete U2 carbs and ten for parts. Once they're gone that's it! See address in the tech section under reproduction parts. They are in Australia.
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2024 1:46pm
by Bob Smith
Babbit Bearing source
I ran across a source to consider if needing bearings rebabbitted. Paul's Rod and Bearing, 6212 NW Bell Road, Parkville, MO. 816-587-4747. I have not done business with this company and am merely sharing this info for anyone who might be looking for a source for a...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2024 1:27pm
by Robert Bush
Does anyone know what happend to John Baraldi’s cars, tools and parts
Many years ago, Ray Keto donated his tool for forming A-22 running board moldings. It was in John’,s possession when he passed. Im trying to locate the tool as i need it to replace a damaged section on my car. Hopefully, it went to someone who with one of his c...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2024 7:43pm
by Lewis
the 2024 Durant calendar are available
The 2024 Calendars are available. $15.00US each add for shipping, US- $3, Canada $5, elsewhere $10 Send payment to the club treasurer at: DMAC, Ryan Calvin, 55 E. Fifth St., Suite 1110, St. Paul MN 55101
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2024 10:35am
by Bill Hoaglan
Happy New Year!
I want to wish all my Durantonian friends a very Happy New Year! May it be a healthy and prosperous one! Mike
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2023 5:13pm
by Don Shilling
Merry Christmas
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2023 6:16pm
by Tom Schaffer
Needing a oil pump
Does anyone have an oil pump for my 1928 Durant Coupe?
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2023 6:45pm
by Don Shilling
Happy Thnksgiving
Don't over eat today :-) Rick
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2023 9:51pm
by Rick Botti
Restoration Recommendations
Just happened to notice that several questions have been asked in the Restoration Recommendations area with no response. I know that I don't normally look in that area, so thought I would remind everyone to check out the questions and help if you can.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2023 3:50pm
by Tom Schaffer
Burt Babick
For those of you who may not be on Facebook, a post was made this morning (11/1) as follows: Yesterday was a sad day for fellow Durantonians. Bert Babick has past to his maker. An original founder of the DMAC and one of the orchestrators of putting this club toget...
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2023 8:00am
by Frank & Cathy Wi...
Bert Babick's passing
I first met Bert in Flint, MI at the 2000 Durant meet. Twenty-three years later we were again together at the 25th Durant meet in Folsom CA. We will all miss Bert, he was never shy and never voiced a cutting remark. R.I.P. Bert
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2023 2:47pm
by Bob Smith
The DMAC Folsom meet and....
I want to thank all that put the gathering together. Burt and Sonia Babick, Bob and Stephanie Smith, Roger and Pam VanBergen, Ryan and Adam and for sure Rick Botti. You all "made my day." I think it was just over 12 years ago that I came to our gathering in Traver...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2023 8:33pm
by Gary Yelle
Glolite Reflectors
Hello Durantonions I am in the process of machining some Glolite reflectors as you can see by the photo. They are not complete and will take some time yet to finish several sets. After the machining is complete, they will be gold plated like the original reflector...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2023 9:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Largest Car show in the world! Hershey, Pennsylvania
It's that time of year again for the largest car show in the world. Hershey Pennsylvania. It's just a week away October 3rd through the 6th 2023. The DMAC will be represented again with spaces in the Chocolate field (figures Hershey right) spaces C-44, C-45 and C-46....
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2023 9:20am
by Mike Linthicum
tillotson mv-1b
Hello, I have Problems to adjust the carburetor. Can someone help me with a manual for the mv-1b? I cleaned the carburettor, all channels/jets are clear. Needles are ok. The settings according to the rugby handbook (in spain) do not work. Best regards Bo...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2023 10:26am
by Bogumil
4 speed Transmission
What Durant models came with a four speed transmission?
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2023 4:17am
by Norm Toone
1930 Four door coach
Hi guys, I have been looking at a 1930 Durant four door sedan that I think may actually be a four door coach. The car has no rear quarter windows, just windows in the four doors and in the front and rear of the car. Did the sedans all have the quarter windows? And th...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2023 2:12pm
by James Hammond
Durant parts run
As Jim said, Lance still has a lot of Durant/Star parts. I plan to make a trip down to San Diego in a couple of weeks. Please let me know what you need. Rick
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2023 8:40am
by Rick Botti
silver anniversary tour
Thank all that participated in the Silver Anniversary tour. There was alot of memories that were had. We had a couple of first on a tour. We had the first brunch and our first silent auction. These changes are welcome so we can keep things interesting. I want to than...
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Last Post: Sep 30, 2023 3:49pm
by mike babick
Repro Durant engine manual
I found this at the Jensales website that sells gaskets for tractors. They have a reproduction engine manual in either printed or PDF download verson. Link is below. Durant C, CC, F, M, M-2, M-4 Automobile Service Manual Brand Category: Durant Product Cod...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2023 9:08am
by Rick Botti
1931 Durant production numbers
Does anybody have a source for production numbers for 1931 Durant 612?
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2023 4:45am
by Norm Toone
Motor mounts
I am looking for info on how to replace / repair the rear motor mounts in my 1930 614.Any help from other members would be appreciated. Thank you, Jack Wright
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2023 4:50am
by Norm Toone
Coolant in oil
Hello I have a 1931 Durant 612 with coolant in the engine oil. Me a lifetime mechanic but no experience with the continental six is there a common issue with coolant in the oil on these engines? Thanks Earnie
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2023 2:58pm
by Rick Botti
Oil filter
What oil filter does the 31 Durant 6 cylinder use?
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2023 11:28am
by Earnie
Vintage & Classic Reproductions from Australia
Here's a heads up if you order from them. SPECIAL NOTICE in the April 2023 The Filling Station publication One of our longtime suppliers Vintage & Classic Reproductions from Australia is retiring due to health reasons. This company makes early car & truck polis...
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Last Post: May 11, 2023 10:01am
by Rick Botti
Cooling & Head Gasket
It's been a long time (too long!) since I have posted on the forum and now I am back asking for tips and advice. I had my A-22 out over the weekend for the first time since fall. She started and ran great, but was running a little warm. Ambient temperature was in...
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Last Post: May 16, 2023 6:48am
ignition switch
Looking for a correct/working ignition switch and key.
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Last Post: May 16, 2023 3:28pm
by Thomas Livesay
escutcheon 1930-31
While sorting through parts from my 619, I found two types of escutcheon, Do you have any idea of which one is for a 619 and I assume the other from a 614. Rick
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Last Post: May 21, 2023 9:45am
by Rick Botti
619 Wood Wheel Progress
Restoration of my wood wheels are almost finished, they just need the bolt holes drilled and shipped to me :smile: Rick
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Last Post: May 22, 2023 4:22pm
by Rick Botti
Dealers Manual
Now there's an interesting manual that doesn't come up on DMAC connection to eBay and Terry hasn't it in durantcars. How to sell Billy's vehicles. Original 1927 Star Automobile Durant Motors Inc. Dealer Franchise Manual 171 P 374727498772
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2023 7:57am
by Norm Toone
Fee for 25th Anniversary Tour
The cost to attend the 25th Anniversary meet in Folsom CA is $140US per person. A check can be made out to and sent to Mike Babick, 128 Saxony CT., Vallejo CA 94591-6883 Reservations can be made by calling the Lake Natoma Inn at (916) 351-1500 or (800) 808-5253 me...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2023 4:15pm
by mike b
Canadian Friends
Has anyone heard from any of our Canadian buddies? Hope everyone is safe.
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2023 6:27pm
by Jack CONNOR
Members only password
Got the magazine today. Tried the members only password several times but it doesn't work for me.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2023 4:35pm
by JACK Connor
Starter Bendix isssues
I started to get my 25 Star ready for the local 4th of July parade and the fan bracket broke and the Bendix fell apart. Thanks to the "junk" my girlfriend want me to throw away, I got them both repaired. I've replaced so many Bendix's that I'm not sure if the new...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2023 1:39pm
by Vince O'Brien
1923 Durant on YouTube
Came across a 10 year old YouTube video on Phil Pezzella's 1923 Durant restoration.Vehicle is partially restored and he is describing the car. Probably a pioneer video on YouTube.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2023 5:10am
by Norm Toone
Think about donating to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation this year!
Tomorrow is September and we head into the fall of the year and before you know it the end of the year and tax time here in the U.S. Why not make a donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Foundation Inc this year! This year even with the struggles of the Pandemic, i...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2023 11:19am
by Mike Linthicum
wood wheel hubcaps
Will someone please buy the 1930-31 wood wheel hubcaps listed on ebay. They have been on there for some time. I looked for years(decades?) for hubcaps this nice, but I don't need them now. They are aluminum and easily dented, or just lost.$45.00 each doesn't seem too...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2023 10:06am
by Ross Hoevet
Summer projects on your cars?
OK Durantonians, what summer projects have you been doing on your cars? You all must be working on something to fix or make better. Let us know?
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2023 9:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Wire wheels
Hello everyone, I am looking for two nineteen inch wire wheels for 31 or 32 devaux,appreciate everyone looking,my email is serv auto 645@ hotmail.com,or phone me at 909 918 7171,, Thanks dave
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2023 1:28pm
by Dave enrico
hubcap application
In the row of three wire wheel hubcaps, does anyone know what year and model would have used this cap? It has the graphics of a 28-29 Durant. But it has the physical design of the later 1932-33 wire wheeled caps. The 1928-29 wire wheeled cars had a small cap and e...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2023 4:10am
by Norm Toone
Virtual Museum is temporarily down
Hello Durantonians Unfortunately due to technical issues the DMAC Virtual Museum is off line at this time. Rick and Adam moved the DMAC web site to another server recently and moved the virtual museum too. Web site links have to be reestablished and a hardware iss...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2023 10:17am
by Mike Linthicum
A New Set of Wheels
Does anyone remember the '29 Durant Depot Hack on Ebay? Well, it's now at home in Texas. It's in remarkable condition, even for it's age, and needs very little to go driving. I'll get it unloaded tomorrow and take a couple of pics to show it off.
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2016 11:20am
by Norm Toone
brakeshoe glue
Does anyone know of a good brake shoe glue?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2023 2:25pm
by Don M Gaskill
You have 7 more days to get your Hotel reservations in for the National tour in Sacramento, Ca. The Silver Anniversary in the Golden State time is rapidly approaching and routes are complete. Banquet night will be very memorable. Get off that rocking chair and kick t...
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2023 11:40am
by Gordon F. Curl
Star Coupe Vinal Top Covering
I've just purchased a '27 Star M coupe. One of the things that will need addressed is the vinal top. I think it has been replaced sometime in the past and is a somewhat amateurish installation. Therefore, if anyone has a Star M or R coupe with an original top, would...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2023 11:47am
by Don Shilling
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