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I went to start the Star a few days ago. I did not have the opportunity to use it last year so it has sat for over a year in a heated garage. It ran and started fine when I drove it into the garage in the fall of 2016. I have installed a new battery. When I engag...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2018 5:56pm
by Ken Hoshowski
Hooking up the throttle from the bottom of the steering column
I haven't been able to comprehend how this connection is made. The exhaust manifold dumps out at the front of the engine. The throttle connection from the steering column is my puzzle. I have nothing but the piece on the end of the shaft that I'd guess a cable goes u...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2018 9:49pm
by David Coppess
1915 Dort Clutch lineing specifications
Trying to find the specifications on building a clutch for a 1915 Dort with a Lycoming Engine. I have several clutches and flywheels but none have the lining on them, I was told that there is a template floating around and specs. for a leather lining? Have not been a...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2018 4:11am
by Norm Toone
Gilmore Museum
Hi All... Great article about the Gilmore Museum in the latest Hemmings Classic Car magazine. We have the opportunity to have a presence there. Please read the article to understand about this great museum. Frank
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2018 12:08pm
by John Connor
1931 Durant 619 deluxe w/duel side mounts
Hey all, I have a couple questions about this car I am looking at. I am wondering what it might be worth? It is 98% complete but needs a total restoration. Is the dual side mounts rare? Original? I can't seem to find anything on it. The car was indoors sitting for...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2018 6:02pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Late production and one off Durant’s
Recently Gary Yelle posted the whereabouts of a 1932 DeVaux and it stirred my curiousity. What is the latest car manufactured in the Durant family of cars and what is the latest known car on the roads today? In paging through all the information on the DMAC websit...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2018 1:02pm
by Norm Toone
2019 Calendar
Need pictures for 2019 Calendar. Anyone interested in seeing their car featured in an all new 2019 Calendar of Durant club vehicles. Contact me: Stephanie Smith (azsmith08@gmail.com)
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2018 12:10pm
by mike b
Interesting site I've found
I've discovered a website that is offering archieval newspapers from as early as the early 1900s. On this site I found several articles relating to the Flint Motor Company. The Anaconda Standard in Butte, MT stated that the Flint Roadster, driver that day in the cont...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2018 12:21pm
by Norm Toone
Battery not charging
It appears that the cut off relay is no longer functioning. I tried to find a replacement on the web without success. Would anyone know of where to find one eithter identical or that can be modified to fit? The generator is Auto-Lite model GAL. Thank you!
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2018 2:32pm
by Claude Lavoie
1923 A22
Hello, I just bought Bobby Carter 1923 A22 out of Ohio. Lots of questions! Continental I4 Runs great, starts right up, no smoke, shifts fine, stops decent. Recent paint, new top and interior, chrome is amazing for 95 years old! What type of oil 30 Non dete...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2018 12:26pm
by Kenneth Brink
Durant/Star valve stem cap find
Can you help me I.D. this cap? Found it in my shed. Thank you, Terry
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2018 9:36am
by Terry Rhodes
DIY Upholstery
Due the the high cost of having upholstery done, I've decided to give it a try myself. Therefore, to get started, I would like to obtain some original upholstery from a Star C or F model touring car to create some patterns. Anybody have such items to lend out? Don...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2018 7:27am
by Don Shilling
1928 durant 2 ton pickup 1926 durant yout parts
The cab and frame are a 1928 durant 2 ton pickup and the other one is 1926 durant yout I have a number of parts from my dad's estate. I don't have the knowledge or means to make use of them and i have to liquidate them anyway to pay his bills but i cannot find a w...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2018 11:12pm
by Christna William...
Need old body wood
My 31 model 619 has finally arrived at the replacement wood stage in its restoration. The body is the same used on models 614 and 407. The roof in my car had a fire in the distance past and I could use old roof wood to use as templates. If anyone out there has one or...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2018 5:43pm
by Rick Botti
Bumper Badges
Given this bumper badge. Recent forum post had one but this one is a little different. Sid Semple
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2018 4:56pm
by Sid Semple
Pacific Coast Spring Fling Tour
Our Spring Fling Tour is coming up real fast! Many of you that have attended an event in the past will received a registration form in the mail. If you need one the very same registration form can be download this direct link: Registration Form Here Rick
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2018 10:18pm
by Rick Botti
Staten Island Tech Session
We are working on the tech session at the Annual Meet in Staten Island. Roger and Bert will be the hosts of this event. Roger asked if those of you with questions about our cars (and how to keep them running) to let them know what you would like the tech session to b...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2018 8:58am
by Peggy Spitz
Photo Bucket images are back
Hi All... Anyone else notice that Photo Bucket has restored all the images? Saw on another forum and they are back on here. Frank
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Last Post: May 31, 2018 7:47pm
by frank witkowski
mason truck
I have found what I was told was a 1927 Durant truck that is still all together and in good restorable shape. I am trying to learn as much as I can about it. Any information would be muchly appriecated. Any idea on what it is worth? Please help, thanks. mt arledge
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Last Post: May 27, 2018 7:32am
by Steve Rocca
Torque specs for W5 head bolts
I need to re-torque my W5 head bolts. I couldn't find anything in the Star repair manual or on this site. Anyone got the specs?
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Last Post: May 25, 2018 6:46pm
by Don Shilling
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Last Post: May 24, 2018 10:12pm
Lastest Updates on the Staten Island Meet
I just spoke to Ed tonight about the upcoming Durant Conference in Staten Island. He is very proud of Staten Island, and wanted me to share the website for Old Richmond Town with the group. It is www.historicrichmondtown.org if you would like to check it out. TripA...
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Last Post: May 20, 2018 5:38pm
by Peggy Spitz
Brake lining 1930
I need to reline the brakes on my 1930 407. Where can I get correct replacement linings and brass rivets so I can reline my brakes?
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Last Post: May 16, 2018 9:10am
by Bill Hoaglan
Treatment of Durants
Last night I was watching a prerecorded segment of “****ATION” which aired on USA channel the 4th of January 2018. called “The goodness of men”. At about three minutes before the end of the program there was a shootout that included a 1930...
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Last Post: May 14, 2018 6:29am
by Rick Botti
sold my star
I sold my car. The guys name is Jim Linc and his wife Dixie so watch for them as they are going to be new members soon. Jim is going to keep the car original and that makes me happy. I've reached that point where the best for the car was to let someone who can take i...
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Last Post: May 13, 2018 7:21pm
by Mike Rice
Articles for the Partner
As always we need articles for the Partner. The next issue is the Summer issue due out in June and we need articles for that and future issues. Everyone has a story to tell about their car or cars. How did you find it? What restoration of parts have you done? What pi...
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Last Post: May 13, 2018 12:04pm
by Mike Linthicum
Is this a Durant Automobile Part
Hello, I found an old Schrader valve cover that has a 5 point star in the center. I tried to upload a pic but it wouldn't allow me to. Curious, can anyone tell me if Durant automobiles used a valve stem cover like what I described?
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Last Post: May 11, 2018 9:05am
by Don Shilling
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Last Post: May 9, 2018 1:54pm
by dave enrico
Value of Star/Durant Motors brass id or vin plate
I'm an estate sale picker and I came across a brass plate for a "Star Made for Durant Motors by Continental Motors Corporation Detroit and Muskegon Detroit". I'm looking to sell it and trying to find out a value. I found some on eBay but not exactly like mine. Any...
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Last Post: May 6, 2018 7:13pm
by Kaye jaff
Annual meet - Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Hi There: Make sure that you book the date now! This will be the 23rd Annual meet for the Canadian group. The dates this year are JUNE 29 TO JULY 2nd YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT. The registration forms and information are listed under Club Events. We look...
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Last Post: May 4, 2018 10:57am
by Jack Connor
Speedometer cable parts source
Saw this over on the AACA forum http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/speedo.asp frank
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2018 6:45am
by frank witkowski
Springfield Meet
I was just wondering if a date has been considered for this meet next April? It's only about four months away and I'm getting ansy for this road trip! I already have a motel room for Chickashay swap meet in March but this is just in by back yard!
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2018 8:03am
by Gordon F. Curl
Staten Island Meet Update
Hi Everyone. I spoke to Ed today (actually he called me). He wanted me to share the following in the Forum about the September Meet 1. Staten Island is one of the 5 boros of NYC, but it is the Residential Neighborhood of them all. This means less traffic and more...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2018 6:23am
by Charles A. Spitz...
woodspoke wheels-- 1930 Durant
I have six wood spoke wheels for a 30 Durant They may well fit other cars as well They have to be rebuilt but I know I would not have the patience to tackle this job. If anyone needs them they are available for whatever the cost to ship them would be. I would be...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2018 8:03pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?
Well I spend a couple of hours on my brakes, rebuilding them. One thing I learned was that I did not take enough pictures when I took them apart but hey I think I got them back together. Now I just have to source some new springs for them.
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2018 12:47pm
by Mike Linthicum
1928 Locomobile 8-80
I just took delivery of a 1928 8-80 Locomobile, car number 255. The seller told me that it was a sedan, but the title calls out a convertible. The body from the cowl back is missing. The rest of the car is fairly complete. The seller has owned the car since the ea...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2018 8:48am
by dave enrico
Pinion housing and differencial gaskets ?
I picked up my differential parts from the blaster painter today and i'm panicking as it is in pieces. It looks nice, but the differential is in two pieces and the pinion housing is separate. I think the gearing is all together in a bag along with the other parts. It...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2018 6:05am
by Mike Linthicum
1928 Continental engine block clean-up
Hi everyone I recently purchased a crack tested 4 cylinder engine block. Basically, it's in good condition but I want to de-rust the outside, clean it up and paint it before cleaning and oiling the cylinders. I'll then measure it up to see how much work it needs d...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2018 3:12am
by Duncan Smeaton
DMAC Staten Island Meet
Time is counting down until our Annual Meet in Staten Island this year! I just checked the hotel rooms and we have 17 booked to date! This hotel IS the nicest on Staten Island so it will fill up by the time our Meet rolls around. So-IF you have NOT booked a room yet...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2018 8:09pm
by Peggy SPitz
Chrome or nickel, what say ye!
Original model 65 sales literature I have says this model has the "new chromium metal process on the outside on parts" doesn't say what parts though. Inside is not problem looks like all the parts were nickel. Can't seem to tell on my radiator shell and headlight buc...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2018 6:22am
by Mike Linthicum
Star R for sale Craig's list
Hi All...... not mine in Eastern PA. 1927 Durant Four Door Model R Star Six Cylinder Sedan Car - $5000 (Wilkes Barre) image 1 of 3 1 1 2 3 1927 Durant condition: good fuel: gas odometer: 28663 title status: clean transmission: manual Old warehou...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2018 6:59am
by Norm Toone
Wood wheels:
I am happy and sad after I got a E-mail a little bit ago. I just got a picture from a DeVaux owner in the Mid West and the picture is of his Standard Coupe with wood wheels. I have never seen wood wheels on a DeVaux. I wanted to call Howard to share this picture....
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2018 5:52am
by Norm Toone
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet April 19 -22, 2018, Springfield, Illinois
Start making those reservations and let's see a good turnout this April! DMAC East Coast Spring Meet April 19 throgh April 22, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois, 62703, USA TEL: +1-217-529-7171 ROOM RATE of $89.95 per...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2018 2:35pm
by Don Shilling
Car and parts to be had cheap
I had a call from a guy in Vernon B C --not to far from here . He has a 23 or 24 durant truck he wants to get rid of. Apparently he has a lot of parts as well but he doesnt want them He is easy to talk to and says he would not be able to do the job of rebuildin...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2018 9:03am
by Ken McCormick( b...
1933 Contenental Beacon
I have a 1933 Contenental Beacon. I was wondering if anyone knows the value of this vehicle, and where is the best place to buy parts for it. Thanks
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2018 5:18pm
by Ron
Information: The last Flint Z18 Jr. on the planet !
I recently purchased a 1926 Flint Z18 Jr. two door that was in the process of being restored after the previous owner was unable to complete it. It has been in storage with probably eighty five percent of it being finished ( plus it will need new wiring and an interi...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2018 4:13pm
by Roger Toppenberg
Cowl band help needed
Wanted one 1930 or 31 Durant Cowl band. I believe the cowl band is the same for most models of those years. However I realize finding one of these is a long shot so I also need to repair mine. A 5" inch bottom piece on both ends is too far rusted to preserve, so I...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2018 3:40pm
by Rick Botti
torqueing chart
Hi fellow members.Iam rebuilding 2 continental 6 cilider L engines an I would need the torque chart for the whole engine as soon as possible please.
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2018 5:37am
by Norm Toone
Howard Reinke
I got a call from Howard's son tonight to tell me of Howard's passing. He died March 15th, 2018. Howard was 85. I have known Howard for almost 20 years. We had many DeVaux discussions over the years. I only met Howard once at the 2011 gathering in Traverse Cit...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2018 8:19am
Continental Motor Oil Filtrator
OK Durantonians. The Continental 14L & 15L engine used in 1928/1928 Durant cars had a first attempt device to filter the oil, called an oil filtrator. It was a large thing on the side of the block that originally contained felt washer rings to filter the oil. I've re...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2018 1:07pm
by Tom Schaffer
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