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1933 Continental Ace Deluxe
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-/161920185899?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25b331f62b:g:~ikAAOSwk1JWcYj8&item=161920185899 On Ebay now
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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....
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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...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2015 10:15am
by David M. Saleh
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,...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2015 4:53pm
by Don Shilling
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.
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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??
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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...
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2015 6:56am
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2015 6:24pm
by Rick Botti
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,
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 11:45am
by Don Shilling
Free wiring harness
I bought a restoration project in pieces which included the old wiring harness and a new harness that the previous owner had made-up. I have re-wired my project from scratch and do not need this harness. I can not guarantee the accuracy or workmanship of the harnes...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 9:34am
by Bill Hoaglan
Interesting Star motor pictures
Hi All..... Well here is my latest find. This power unit came off an old oil patch in Northwestern Pennsylvania. It was used into the late 1980's to pump oil wells. It was only changed because the owner got tired of cranking it! Check out the pictures and yo...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2015 5:21am
by Norm Toone
Coil Wiring
My 26 Star project came without the original type distributor. I have adapted a Delco Remy 635B. My question is where do the positive and negative connections from the coil go. The distributor has a connector on the side. Which wire would hook up to this and wher...
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2015 9:47pm
by Bill Hoaglan
block casting number
looking for info on a Durant 4cyl,the casting# is W4A 604-P,there is also a serial# of either L67056 or 167056, hard to read on the tag. The tag does say Durant on it, all we have is the engine, front half of the frame with axle and the headlights with the bar,not a...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2015 7:24pm
by Don Shilling
2015 September Meet - Minnesota
I am still working out the Details of the Agenda, but I thought I'd post what I have so far. Wednesday 9/9 - Check In Thursday 9/10 - Scenic Tour to Historic Stillwater, MN (http://www.discoverstillwater.com/) - (Working on arranging...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:55am
by Peggy Spitz
Durant huckster truck
Does anyone know how many Durant star huckster trucks where produced?
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:52am
by Norm Toone
1933 Continental Convertible
This seems to be the closest site as I've found for people that might be interested in the DeVaux-Continental of 1933-34. I collect automobiles, boats, and other modes of transportation that bear the "Continental" name. From what I've learned the C/DV was a con...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2015 4:41am
by Norm Toone
Alemite grease gun
I have the fittings but I don't have a proper grease gun. Does anyone know if there is an adapter that can be exchanged for the Zerk fitting on a regular grease gun? Or a source for the Proper grease gun used on Durants I could not find anything in the archives....
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2015 6:26am
by David M. Saleh
1929 Durant
Can anyone give me a clue what model this is ? There is an outside door handle on Ebay with same shield shaped backing plate. 221382562568 Instrument dash plate is very similar to the 1930's. It would have to be 63, 65,66,70 or 75 to have all the gauges inside. T...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2015 4:11am
by Norm Toone
1923 Dort with Falls 6cyl engine - help needed
We have recently purchased a partially restored 1923 Dort with a Falls 6cyl engine. It is our first vintage car and it has been very rewarding, and even more intriguing, doing research and learning about the history of Dort and the car we purchased. Our car was i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 9:41am
by Ross Hoevet
A Little mention of Durant in Lexington history
For the Durant historians , Found this blurb doing some mindless research. May or may not be commonly known stuff already here. Interesting sort of? if your having a slow evening. "Toward the end of the Lexington saga Billy Durant, original founder of General Mot...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 9:12am
by Frank Witkowski
Recent Election
Hello Fellow Durantonians! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took the time to run for office with our club and more importantly to vote in the election. I understand from Rick & Frank that we had a record number of ballots come back i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
Front seat back.
How do you remove the front seat back? Looks like it is bolted to the door post. Can't see any visible screw heads and I don't want to pry. Perhaps it was upholstered after installation. Looks to be original.
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 5:27pm
by Jim Cooke
Happy Founders Day!
On September 16, 1908, Buick Motor Company head William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey.
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 9:37am
by Frank Witkowski
2015 W C "Billy" Durant waard winner--Carol Fogarazzo !!!
Hi All..... At the 2015 met in Minnesota, Carol was presented with this prestigious award. Thanks for all the hard work on our award winning Durant Partner..... Frank --- PS...the plaque is in the mail!!!
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2015 6:11am
by Mike Linthicum
2016 Meet Ideas
At the Annual meet this past week, a few ideas where tossed around for the 2018 Meet. I don't know who gets to pick them or how it's decided, but it seems like by then it would be the East coast's turn. I really like the idea of doing Staten Island after Ed explain...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2015 10:52am
by Adam B Ford
DMAC Meet 2015
Here is a link to a few pictures for the first day of touring. Great Job. Adam Ford lead the way in his 1923 A22 Durant. We had three A22 Durants on tour today with a fourth for tomorrow. I think that's a record number of A22's. http://www.dmacweb.com/events/DM...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2015 4:34pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Spicer Joints on eBay
I saw these turn up on eBay and thought they be something someone is looking for. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291557835006?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2015 4:18am
by Norm Toone
Durant Event
Mary & I hope that a great time is had by all who get to attend this event. We can not attend this year but will in 2016 Does anyone want a 1930 Durant cowl section [sedan] before it goes on the scrap pile :or even a frame. I have to make space for a shop rearran...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2015 2:08pm
by Rick Botti
Elections Ballots Are In.
Hi Durantonians, I have received 134 ballot envelopes, there may be more than one per envelope but they will not be opened until the business meeting next week. I think this is a record. That you to everyone that voted and a special Thank You to our members...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2015 12:51pm
by Rick Botti
I have as friend restoring a Star Coupster and needs rear fenders. I have a pair off a two door sedan. Will they fit the coupster ?? Both vehicles are 1926's I think. If they won't interchange, who might have a pair for sale or trade. Dave
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2015 9:34am
by Don Shilling
1930 Durant/Star Engine Maybe In Quebec??
Denis Rouleau, in Quebec, is trying to ID a smaller green 4cyl with what looks like a very light transmission; tag's gone, but cast into engine is: 6-28-30 (day may be off, forgot to write it down) W8A 603 and an overlaid CL (one letter over the other) on head W8A...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2015 5:38pm
by Tom Lloyd
Durant Dealer Newspaper Clipping from Kansas
A friend of mine shared this with me and I thought I would share it with the group. This is from a town just a little more than an hour down the road from me. (For the record, an hour is next door in Kansas.) I especially like where is says on the sign "Can your...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2015 1:13pm
by Norm Toone
New Star owner starting with transmissiom and Distributor issues
Hello to all those out in Durant land! I'm glad to be here! It took me 41 years of antique autos to drag home a Durant car. While looking for a Maxwell or Dodge Brothers open car , this car was offered to me at a modest price so it wouldn't have to be sold to a...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2015 5:38pm
by Norm Toone
Star 4 cylinder engine identification
Found an old frame with engine. Four cylinder Star. Looking for help to determine if of value to anyone. Body parts rusted out but frame and engine in tact.
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2015 7:06am
by Don Shilling
6 Volt fuel pump
I am considering installing a 6 volt fuel pump in my restoration project. I will be using a new zenith carb. Any tips I should know about? What should the psi be? I think I have seen adjustable psi pumps. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2015 1:29pm
by Ken Hoshowski
Were there different camshaft designs for the Durant 4 cyl engine?
Have a car in the restoration shop, And the rebuilt engine runs as if it has a huge race cam in it.... Very rough, yet consistent idle just as a race car sounds, heavy lope until around 1500 rpm... have tried correct tillotson and a rebuilt zenith carb, both are the...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2015 4:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
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