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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
Public auction with lots of Durant And other auto parts Saturday, September 7, 2024 starting at 9 AM
Just a few of the items to be sold related to Durant : Metal Durant car sign, lots of Durant parts and other antique auto parts. I have included a link to the auction flyer. http://www.klinekreidergood.com/auctions/1254-reading-road-denver-bowmansville
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2024 8:38am
by Nathan Burkholde...
Kijiji 60 being destroyed in Windsor Ont
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/windsor-area-on/1928-durant-parts/1130369768?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Parting out a 1928 Durant I am going to make a rat rod out of it so there are a lot if parts I do not need anymore. ALL ORIGINAL! wooden spoke...
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2024 5:46pm
by Scott Hewitt
Dort Cars
We are the proud owners of a 1915 Model 5 Touring Dort. Are there any other Dort owners on this forum please?
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2024 2:52am
by Marianne Roscoe-...
Don Shilling
Over on the DMAC Facebook page, Don Shilling‘s best friend Butch just reported that Don passed away on Sunday. It comes as a shock to me as I spoke with Don on the phone just a few weeks ago, I’m sure Don is in a better place with his wife Shirley who pa...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2024 7:12pm
by Bill DeVries
I am about to start to go to the third brush in my gen can anyone advice me what to look for?
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2024 5:29pm
by Don M Gaskill
Lance Haynes Passed Away
Lance Haynes passed away yesterday 06/29/2024 at the ripe old age of 85. He was found unresponsive in his room and taken to the ICU at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California last Sunday 06/23/2024. They said that he had a blood infection, mild pneumoni...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2024 10:02am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant & Star Illustrated Parts Book Available
I Have reproduced an ILLUSTRADED parts book that covers Durant and Star models M, M2, M4, 40, R, 55, and 60. This is not just a price list but an actual parts book as used by Durant and Star dealers. It is dated July 1929,There are 127 pages with 20 pages of pict...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2024 7:50am
by Frank & Cathy Wi...
some place I can get my distributor rebuilt?
Called both places and they both could not help me so I put it back together and drive it. but thanks for the information.
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2024 4:26pm
by Don M Gaskill
Durant motors
We are volunteer hosts at historic homestead in Utah. They have an old vehicle that is used as a saw mill. The motor has a Rasheed Hudson stamp on the block, but the oral history states the vehicle was a Durant. Did Durant ever use Hudson engines?
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2024 4:39am
by Norman Toone
Eastern Spring Meet 2024
We have finalized the rates and dates for the 2024 Eastern Meet in Strasburg, PA The meet will be held beginning Monday May 27th and depart on Friday May, 30 2024. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn & Suites Lancaster East Strasburg 1900 Historic Drive Strasbu...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2024 6:39am
by Mike Linthicum
some place I can get my distributor rebuilt?
Need some place I can get my distributor rebuilt?
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Last Post: May 16, 2024 10:41am
by Mike Linthicum
U2 Carb
My dad has a Durant 614 that we are restoring and we are looking for a Stromberg U2 Carb. Can anyone help? If so, please email me at rescue7414@aol.com Thanks Tom
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Last Post: May 8, 2024 3:35am
by Norman Toone
Steeldraulic Breaks
Does anyone have a back issue of Skinned Knuckles #449 (Dec 13) or #450 (Jan 14) it has an article on “steeldraulics”? I would like to have a copy. I had an incident where the breaks on my 614 faded while going downhill and trying to stop. I am looking to...
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Last Post: May 7, 2024 4:46pm
by Norman Toone
Pictures needed for the 2025 calendar
If you would like to see your car pictured on or 2025 DMAC calendar ... send pictures to Stephanie at azsmith08@gmail.com Creativity is appreciated, the bigger the picture, the better.
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Last Post: May 4, 2024 11:05am
by Bob Smith
Sad news
I just heard that "Mary Connor". wife of Jack Connor of Whitby, Ontario has passed away. Would you please keep him and his family in your prayers. Jack and his daughter Jennifer Topping are arranging the Annual Meeting of our Club to be held in Ontario in September o...
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Last Post: May 3, 2024 10:31am
by Mike Linthicum
Add-On Temperature Sensor Kit
My original A22 engine recently overheated which in turn caused a blown head gasket. I've figured out the cause of the overheat, but would really like to find a way to more carefully monitor the temperature on my original setup going forward. Has anyone successful...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2024 7:26pm
Radiator cap/Hood ornament needed
I'm looking for a radiator cap/hood ornament for a 1931 Durant model 612.
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2024 12:11pm
by Jack CONNOR
Passing of Gary Kauffman
It is with great sadness that I announce that long time Durantonian and founder of the early Durant Automobile club has passed away early Tuesday morning April 09,2024. Gary passed away at home in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania peacefully during the night. I spoke wi...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2024 8:00am
by Frank & Cathy Wi...
You tube video on Canadian Durant
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2024 5:00pm
by Norman Toone
Gary Kauffman
I just caught this on Unc Gary on Facebook Rugby, Star, Durant Motor Vehicles Jp Banyacski 8h · Can the moderator of this club call me? I have a ton of parts and cars. Jp Banyacski Author Patrik Johansson my father in law started the Durant club. He ju...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2024 7:51am
by Norman Toone
Star M Rats Nest!
I bought this '27 Star M from a yokel up in Maine. He said it was running and they have been driving it in Parades and such. #1, it would not start to drive off the delivery trailer. I decided to do a comprehensive survey to see what I got myself into. Starting at...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2024 3:06pm
by Don Shilling
3speed transmission seals
Is there a source for seals for the transmission? The input shaft is pouring oil out of it. 1928 star model R. I cannot find any info. Was it originally felt/rope seal?
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2024 11:33am
by Kenneth petersen
Upcoming DMAC elections!
It's that time again for the DMAC elections! If you have an interest in becoming more active in our club and not sit on the sidelines, or you think you can make a change or would like to make a change email me and let me know. Our current Officers of the DMAC have do...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2024 7:33am
by Mike Linthicum
Leaside Star production 1924
Thought you might get a kick on this youtube I can now pass on from Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa .... Norm, Thank you so much for your help, and for the wealth of information! The video is live- please feel free to share it around wherever you'd like!...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2024 12:23pm
by Norman Toone
Wood spoke rim restoration?
I finally have all the tires off the rims and thinking to have them sandblasted and powder coated rather than painted. I remember reading that originally the rims were galvanized. I think i found a color that would look like a good match . What do you folks think ?
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2024 12:08pm
by ross
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2024 8:37am
by Rick Botti
De Vaux VIN location?
Hello folks, I just purchased a 1931 De Vaux Sport Sedan. I haven't had a chance yet to fully inspect it. Can anyone tell me if there is a VIN number stamped on the frame or elsewhere? Thanks. Bill Penny The Old Oregon Motor Co. Lake Oswego, OR
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2024 11:01pm
by Gary J Yelle
Measurements on a Star C Model
I thought I had a pair of original running boards but they turned out to be poorly made replacements. Does anybody have the proper measurements for the boards on a Star C touring? Thanks in advance!
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2024 2:36pm
by Mark armer
Members Only-latest Partners
Current members can access the 4 most recent "Partners" by using the 'members only' icon on the home page. If you need the password, it can be found on page three of the Partner. Or contact me flintauto@gmail.com
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2024 9:09am
by Bob Smith
1928 Durant Model 65 pressure plate, 15L engine
Hello Durantonians! I need to pick some of those Durant brains of yours as there is far more knowledge out there than me. The guy that is rebuilding my engine, says he can't use the original pressure plate I provided him due to it being welded at some time and bro...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2024 7:39am
by Norman 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
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