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need parts for 1924 star
need drivers side hood shelf and 2universal joint coupling hub part #20307 same as a 23 star
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2016 6:17am
by Tom Edmonds
Corn Grease
Has anyone heard of corn grease (sold by John Deere)? At rest, it is a gel. When things get spinning in it, it turns to a liquid. This sounds like it might be useful on our throw-out bearings and Spicer joints. Have you used it?
Views: 216   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 2, 2016 5:47pm
by cdmn
Instruction and Operation Manual, Durant 614
We have a 1930 Durant 614 in the garage and it has not been driven or started in years. It was fully functional before storage but I have never driven it and would like to get pointers what to check/service before trying to start it and an instruction manual would pr...
Views: 584   Replies: 14
Last Post: Feb 29, 2016 4:42am
by Norm Toone
Points
I have been working on this car a long time. Once again I need some help. I have been able to locate a distributer and housing. I bought cap and point from E-bay. However the point do not come with the spring can someone help with what I can use for the spring tha...
Views: 371   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 28, 2016 3:07pm
by Eliot Smith
Last of the Leaside, Toronoto, Canada Durant plant faces demolition! Lets do what we can to save her
I received this letter from Geoff Kettel recently about the Durant Leaside, Toronto, Canada Durant site. There is an effort by developers to destroy the building to put up some new retirement apartments. At the bottom of the letter is an email address to send your co...
Views: 270   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 25, 2016 4:46pm
by Mike Linthicum
RESTORE THE SIGN CAMPAIGN!
In 2011 the DMAC received a generous gift from Mr. Will Moon consisting of outside dealership sign from the Mills Durant/Star Dealership in Billings, Oklahoma. The sign stood for many years above the dealership advertising the Durant/Star cars sold there. Th...
Views: 202   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 23, 2016 12:15pm
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Honeycomb Radiator
I'm looking for a supplier of honeycomb radiator. I need for a Rugby 1928. From already thank you very much for the information. http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/Nestor_Wynen/library/?view=recent&page=1 Nestor
Views: 643   Replies: 10
Last Post: Feb 22, 2016 6:27pm
by 23startouring
Manifold Stud nuts, thread & size
Looking for the thread type and size for the Manifold studs and nuts on 15L engine. Have stripped one of the brass nuts. Went to local store today but thread on nut supplied is definitely wrong.Email me. Thanks Phil D.
Views: 180   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 18, 2016 10:16pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Durant Partner Winter 2015
Our copy of the Partner just arrived @ our San Diego home, because of the delay in forwarding from NJ....BUT...it was worth the wait. Once again Carol did a fantastic job. I will reserve comment on the photographs, except to say thank you for the photo of Peg a...
Views: 261   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 9:35pm
by Carol
need help to identify a Durant / Star Grill shell
I need help to identify a Durant / Star Grill shell / THANKS
Views: 212   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 9, 2016 7:28pm
by Don Shilling
Need throwout tube
As Gilda Radner said "If its not one thing, its another". This time it's the throwout tube. Mine is split in two places and won't push the throwout fork in enough to keep the transmission from crunching. This is the 2 1/2 inch tube that runs tranverse to the car un...
Views: 209   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 1, 2016 8:17pm
by Vince OBrien
Startix page on eBay
For those cars Durant and Frontenac with Startix ... item 200897286321 on eBay. This is mentioned in the generic Dominion Motors owners manual. Durantcars has the cover of the generic owners manual under Frontenac 1931 C-31-401-12. There is no date in the manual...
Views: 180   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 31, 2016 11:56am
by Norm Toone
Replacing rear main seals
What is the easiest way to replace the rear seal in the 6 cylinder engine . I would like to replace it with a new seal like the one Bill Hoaglan has in his car. Do I have to pull the engine or can it be done with the engine still in the car? One way or another I wi...
Views: 206   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 30, 2016 3:59pm
by Bill Hoaglan
2016 Calendars
I do have a few 2016 Durant Motors Automobile Club Calendars availalbe.. Same pricing as last year with a completely new cast. $22 plus postage ($4 US, $10 Canada, $15 inter) Bob Smith 36234 S. Cypress Dr Tucson, AZ 85739
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2016 7:08am
by Bob Smith
1933 continental ace
If someone wants a nice project here is one for you. on ebay item #161951724294. Would nice to be in the club? any takers...
Views: 337   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 23, 2016 9:03am
by Norm Toone
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Flint Water Works
Trouble with lead in Flint Michigan water. Sounds like using pipes from when young Billy D was running the water works.
Views: 218   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 19, 2016 2:50pm
by Ross
Who would have thunk!
Just checked EBAY. There is a Durant Family Registry license plate topper on there for $175. Who'd a thunk that one of these would be going for that. So you see buy them key chains, license plate toppers, pins etc from the club and see how they appreciate in price, t...
Views: 278   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 12, 2016 8:01pm
by Peggy Spitz
axle oil retainers
I am working on the rear axle of the D40. Making one good axle out of two. Behind the bearings at both ends of the axle housing is a cup which shows up on the exploded diagram from the technical page as oil retainers. There was nothing in any of the cups on either of...
Views: 237   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 12, 2016 6:17am
by Jim Cooke
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Dort Lycoming model K series engine - starter issues
Hi all, My name is Hesh, I'm from Melbourne Australia. I'm currently assisting my Dad with a restoration 1920-21 Gray Dort 'C49 Special Body' that was imported into Australia. This vehicle is essentially the Tourer however was one of 1 of 3 cars that was prepared/...
Views: 229   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 11, 2016 11:32am
by Norm Toone
Gas Gauge Fluid
Would someone please educate me on what the red fluid that is found on motor meters and gas gauges. In the process of restoring the gas gauge on my Flint. Is the fluid still available?? Great winter project............... Yates
Views: 300   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 8, 2016 8:41am
by Yates Milton
Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
A close matching option for our OEM 9/16"-18 closed end ball seat lug nuts that I have found is to get a set of Ball seat lug nuts on ebay (designed for Porsche) http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Premium-Chrome-Closed-Ball-Seat-Lug-Nuts-For-OEM-Wheels-M14x1-5-1-26-Tall-...
Views: 241   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 7, 2016 3:49pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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...
Views: 254   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 6, 2016 10:41am
by Norm Toone
Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all of our DMAC friends and family around the world. We look forward to seeing all of you in Canada in September 2016. Happy New Year Charlie and Peggy Spitz.
Views: 179   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 1, 2016 9:30pm
by Ken McCormick
28-9 Durant Radiator Emblem
There has always been a question at least in my mind, about the different emblems used from 28 to 29. Blue "D" versus white "D". Chrome versus "gold". I thought maybe members with 28-9 Durants could post what year and model car they have, and which emblem is on it...
Views: 336   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 31, 2015 7:01am
by S. Blomquist
Is it Just Me,,,,,,,,
Is it just me or did anybody else incur a turkey and dressing nap this afternoon? Shirley and I had a great time and survived the relatives. We hope ALL of you guys had a good helping of the same. See you'ns next year and I'm already plotting Star stashes around the...
Views: 301   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 27, 2015 4:38am
by Norm Toone
Christmas Greetings
Its that time again . Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. Maybe this year you will find that elusive part you have been hunting for. Ken and Norma McCormick
Views: 423   Replies: 14
Last Post: Dec 24, 2015 9:05am
by Tom Schaffer
W4 W5 etc 4 cyl. engine valve sorce
Has anybody researched , cross referenced and actually remember and recorded a source of direct or retro fit engine valves for the Star 4 bangers that we can presently look in to? Regards, D.M.S.
Views: 488   Replies: 9
Last Post: Dec 20, 2015 12:21pm
by David M. Saleh
1933 Continental Ace Deluxe
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-/161920185899?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25b331f62b:g:~ikAAOSwk1JWcYj8&item=161920185899 On Ebay now
Views: 228   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 18, 2015 4:24am
by Norm Toone
1930 - 32 Fender Light Lense's
Just a heads up on an almost impossible part to find. By accident I came across an eBay seller selling many parts and one was a 3 x 2 3/4 lense used, I think in Durant's only, Special and Deluxe. I'm told a few of us cut out plastic circles they are so hard to find....
Views: 247   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 14, 2015 12:09pm
by Norm Toone
Reproduction W5 Cylinder Head (High Compression) and Cast Iron Brake Drums
Since I've got the car on the road now, I'm progressing with a few updates/changes that I've been wanting to do. The first is the production of cast iron brake drums to replace the original pressed steel drums. The originals were never the best. Combine that wit...
Views: 337   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 13, 2015 10:15am
by David M. Saleh
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1928 durant value?
Hi I may be purchasing a 1928 Durant and was just curious if anyone could tell me how much they are valued at? It is all steel, no rust or filler. Mostly complete. Needs a motor and interior. Still have original cluster, interior light, transmission, all body panels,...
Views: 381   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 12, 2015 11:18am
by tj
1932 De Vaux Custom Convertible Coupe
The January 2016 Hemmings Classic Car paper edition 136 shows a very nice picture of Dennis Reinke's 1932 De Vaux custom convertible coupe. It's shown at the Concours D'Elegance at Saratoga Springs NY in September 2015. A very fine car indeed and one to be especi...
Views: 234   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 10, 2015 9:39am
by Mike Linthicum
Donating to the Museum effort
Hello Durantonians! The Durant museum is always looking for items to add to it's collection and many of you have such items laying around gathering dust or sitting in a drawer or file cabinet. Things like an extra odd hub cap, advertising literature or items, m...
Views: 295   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 1, 2015 2:20pm
by Mike Linthicum
Happy Thanksgiving
Peg and I extend our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Durant Family, and hope that each of you enjoy this day of giving thanks. charlie and peggy
Views: 198   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 26, 2015 5:38pm
by Don Shilling
Discovered a 1933 Continental Ace Today
Discovered a 1933 Continental Ace today at a auto consignment dealer. The interior is not original, but it is in good shape. 1933 Continental Ace
Views: 1213   Replies: 19
Last Post: Nov 25, 2015 6:14am
by Michael
Oil leak
My W5 engine was rebuilt before I purchased this project. I put 5 liters (about same as 5 US quarts) of oil in the engine. My oil dipstick did not come up to the full mark. First startup was only for about 10 -15 seconds. Second start-up a day later was about the...
Views: 172   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 23, 2015 4:53pm
by Don Shilling
Biscuit
For lack of a better term is there a biscuit or a high temp. gasket that goes between the manifold and the exhaust header? Anyone have a source or part number? Thanks.
Views: 262   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 23, 2015 3:44pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Exhaust gasket
Does anyone know of any exhaust parts. In need of a gasket for the first joint right off the manifold. Compression seal. The gasket is gone. Any suggestions??
Views: 160   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 22, 2015 4:13pm
by David N Blyler
1931 devaux sports sedan
on craigslist there is a 1931 devaux for sale for 5000.00 obo. look up kansas city craigslist. click on cars and trucks. click all nearby areas. put in model years 1920-1931. the car is in olathe. the car is being restored and would be a good car for club. his name i...
Views: 261   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 22, 2015 11:41am
by Steve Large
DIstributor housing
I need a distributor housing for my distributor that mounts it to the back of the generator. I sent my generator/distributor off to be restored and my housing has the dreaded stress fractures that our great pot metal pieces get. Before I go through the trouble of hav...
Views: 360   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 17, 2015 5:20am
by Mike Linthicum
What is this switch for?
Can someone tell me what the small switch that is below and to the right of the main lighting and ignition switch is for? The picture is from a 1926 Star Coupe 6 cylinder. I have a 1926 Star Coupe 4 cylinder and I also have the switch so I am thinking it is origina...
Views: 803   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 14, 2015 9:08am
by dave enrico
Distributor for Flint E55
Does the Auto lite Distributor #GRA-4101 fit the Continental 6E engine? Does anyone have this information or a cross-reference book. The DeJon units are pot metal and fall to pieces.
Views: 337   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 10, 2015 9:34am
by Jack Connor
early durant?
check out the 1921 Durant a=11 n-300. item #121772740867.. tell me what you think?
Views: 568   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 5, 2015 8:51am
by Norm Toone
Star Motor Info/For Sale
Please provide any info possible i.e. year, value, etc. Considering selling motor. Thanks.
Views: 381   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 3, 2015 9:35pm
by David Coppess
Honeycomb Radiator
Howdy, Am wondering if anyone has had any luck opening up the core on a '28 / '29 Durant honeycomb radiator.....I bought this radiator at the Monroe, WA swap meet a couple years back, It appeared not to be in too bad of shape other than the usual mouse nest, so...
Views: 432   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 1, 2015 12:22pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Depression Era Los Angeles Junk Yard
Interesting article showing what likely happened to many Durant Motor cars. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=151140
Views: 300   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 28, 2015 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Historical Data Project
Hello To All: At the DMAC national meet (where everyone had a great time!) I was asked to resend the data sheets for our Historical Data Project. I have send the forms to all who asked for them. We are trying to get as much data as possible on each and ever...
Views: 454   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 27, 2015 6:56am
by Durant Motors Au...
Wanted to know what year a Durant a22 stopped using a magneto
I have just bought a Durant a22 tourer I think it is a 23-24 model but it has a magneto ignition , can any one tell me when they stopped using them or does any one have a wiring diagram for one ? Thanks Luke
Views: 805   Replies: 28
Last Post: Oct 20, 2015 4:02am
by Norm Toone
Durant Star Dealership to celebrate 100 years tomorrow
The Pacific Coast chapter will take in the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Duarte Garage in Livermore, California. The garage was a Durant and Star dealer during the 1920's. Our folks will represent the DMAC with our cars on display where it is beli...
Views: 236   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 10, 2015 6:24pm
by Rick Botti
Starter
The repair manual (page 94) states "A dowel between the motor base and the starting motor frame locates it in relation to the flywheel". I am not clear on what this means. What size dowel? and exactly where? Can anyone clear this up for me. Thanks,
Views: 222   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 11:45am
by Don Shilling
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