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u joint ball kit
I am looking for a u joint ball kit for a STAR 1926, I email Frank but he did not anwers me
Views: 291   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 26, 2013 4:12am
by Henri Houle
Interchangeable parts manuals
Is it a good idea to buy an interchangeable parts manual, or is interchangeability the sort of stuff that other club members can provide on a case by case basis?
Views: 348   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 12:11pm
by Duncan Smeaton
Distributor A22
What make & model number was the original distributor used on a 1922 Durant model A22 4 cyl.?
Views: 339   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 11:30am
by Frank Wilkie
DMAC registraions
This is a great and very interesting Car Club. I have been a member for only twelve months,but I have found the contacts with other Durant owners all over the world as nothing short of amazing.I love to read the Forum every week to see what is happening and catch up...
Views: 231   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 21, 2013 3:15am
by Robert N Heath
Durant Registry
I own a Durant 614 4dr. Sedan, which was once owned by Gary Kauffman in Penn. Who started the national durant club. So Ive tried acouple of times to Register this car, I have been a club member and no success of ever getting it done. If this car supposely with Gary s...
Views: 1302   Replies: 13
Last Post: Nov 20, 2013 8:44am
by dave enrico
Durant Rugby Lighter Photos and ????
Hi All...... Picked this up on eBay a while back. See the photos for details. It is engraved on the base with Durant Cars, Rugby Trucks, interestingly it is stamped with the same wording on the underside of the base. I have no idea when this was made, ther...
Views: 607   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 18, 2013 7:13pm
by Chai Ohayon
How to remove transmission
Since my engine is in the shop being rebuilt I want to remove the transmission and have it rebuilt locally. I have some other maintenance to perform while the transmission is out of the car as well. My question is, how is the transmission driveshaft removed?
Views: 352   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 18, 2013 12:17pm
by Rick Botti
D75 horn brand?
The D75 came with a horn that was mounted on the head bolt of the engine with a bracket. I have the original horn and bracket that has been partially restored years ago but a missing badge to state its brand. My question is, What brand horns went on the D75 models in...
Views: 389   Replies: 7
Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 12:03pm
by carol
Body top material?
As I look forward in my restoration project, I am pondering what the original type of top covering material was used for the D75 model Durant. Some of the terms used are Cobra short grain vinyl, Long grain vinyl, Colonial Grain Vinyl, and Black leather. Those of you...
Views: 358   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 7:20am
by Carol Fogarazzo
Hood trimming
I am looking for a supply company that sells trimming that is around the hood edges.I have purchased hood material from the USA for my Durant and have almost finished,but cannot find anyone that supplies this edging in Australia.
Views: 252   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 12, 2013 10:55am
by Robert N Heath
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Jeff
Dealer sign
Can anyone place a value on a 4' x 8' dealer sign. It says low-cost transportation star cars durant motors. Appears to be a tin sign in the original wood frame. Sign is rusty but can still make out the letters
Views: 307   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 9, 2013 2:40pm
by Frank Wilkie
A sad day for all Durantonians!
I received this blog today from Hemmings Motor News. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/11/04/factory-where-chrysler-automobile-was-conceived-razed-in-new-jersey/?refer=news One of the last Durant plants, if not the last Durant plant will be torn down. Lea...
Views: 405   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 7, 2013 1:56pm
by Rick Botti
Another DeVaux found
First of all I have to thank Frank for the E-mail last night that led me to this find. There are some names on the Registry that go back a lot of years since last contact. This 31 Sport Coupe was last known to be in up-state N.Y. in the 80's. The man I just talk...
Views: 248   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 6, 2013 3:04pm
by DAVE ENRICO
steering box rebuilder
While the engine is out of the roadster, this might be a good time to have the steering box rebuilt. Any suggestions for a reliable person or company?? Rick
Views: 249   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 5, 2013 8:14pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Club members, your choice, need a vote!
Another item for the club store. Below is a prototype of a new key ring for the club store. Please cast your vote for which one you like best design A or B. A: Left side with club logo on the key ring one sided B: Right side design with old Durant emblem on f...
Views: 890   Replies: 45
Last Post: Nov 2, 2013 11:36am
by Dave Schulte
Careful
I have a want for a left front fender on the parts forum & was answered by David Hardy from Kansas City KS. The picture sent was a beautiful rear fender for another car. I don't know if it was a scam or not, be careful. By the way, I still need a lt. frt. fender for...
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 1, 2013 6:14am
by Mike Linthicum
MESSAGE FOR GARY K.'S MODEL 60 PARTS PURCHASERS.....
IF YOU ARRANGED TO PURCHASE PARTS FROM ME FROM MY 60 COUPE OR STAR....SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR MAILING ADRESS AND TELL ME WHAT YOU WERE PROMISED ...I CANNOT FIND MY PRINTOUTS FROM YOU ALL THANX, GARY...FROGGYSROD@COMCAST.NET 610-279-3116 HOME
Views: 229   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 30, 2013 9:02pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
A California Top
I met a guy who said his father had had a Star with a "California Top". He said it was a solid top that bolted on the touring car in place of a soft top. It had windows that slid to open. Has anyone ever heard of this?
Views: 387   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 29, 2013 7:18pm
by Rick Botti
Replacement Distributor Parts
Hey Star people, I have a friend that just purchased what we think is a '27 Star M2 as it is a 4 cly. motor. The current distributor has a potmetal housing and is a n autolite with a missing ID tag. The rotor is round and is approximately 2" in diameter w...
Views: 407   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 27, 2013 7:14pm
by Jim Greenamyer
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Paul
Generator shaft
I'm trying to diagnose a noise at the front of the engine on my 15L. I pulled the radiator to gain access to the timing chain cover. I also removed the access cover for the generator shaft nut. I noticed that the shaft has a lot of end-play. Does anyone know the...
Views: 188   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 27, 2013 3:59pm
by Paul
still giving needed support
OKAY...TONIGHTS VOTE IS IN....EVERYONE ELSE ..ARE YOU DOING YOUR SHARE???...ONLY AA FEW NITES LEFT TO VOTE....GET TO IT !!!! REGARDS, gARY K
Views: 207   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2013 8:29pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Need some support here
For those of you who remember our granddaughter, Ryanne (she came to the NJ and Lancaster meets), she has entered an Uncle Ben's Rice cooking contest and made it to their voting stage (along with over 500 other kids). We need people to vote for her. If she wins, her...
Views: 467   Replies: 12
Last Post: Oct 25, 2013 8:21pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Wheel Rims for 25 Flint
I need 3 wheel rims with tabs to hold 6 bolts. They are 4 1/4" wide X 22" diameter. Tire size would be 6.20 X 20 if super baloon or 4.95 X 20 if desired. They are to fit my Flint project but were used on other Durant cars and other makes.
Views: 218   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 25, 2013 5:10pm
by Jack Connor
Radiator Badge
It's a freebie to anyone who is really needie. I have a Star/Durant/Six radiator badge, it has the Star "star" and superimposed Durant emblem with a diagonal "Star" written on it, below emblem is "Six" and then on the bottom white parameter is written "Durant Moto...
Views: 194   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 23, 2013 7:47pm
by Don Shilling
p
Paul
Crankshaft pulley removal
I am trying to remove the timing chain cover on my 1928 15L Continental. Not sure how to remove the lower (crankshaft) pulley. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Views: 226   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 4:22pm
by Paul
b
Bill
Duranr Star Newbie
I just received a 1927 Star Roadster that is in rough condition but all metal parts are there. Being a Dodge Brothers guy I am not used to all the wood that is necessary! There will be plenty of questions in the future mostly in the wood department. I would...
Views: 489   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 20, 2013 4:33am
by Jim Greenamyer
A thing of beauty!
I had my bronze Tillotson MV-1A carburetor rebuilt and it came out so pretty I didn't want to bolt it on the car - but I did. The car runs 5 mph faster, the engine is smoother and I can actually adjust the mixture. I put the vendor's contact information on the Res...
Views: 495   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 19, 2013 11:31pm
by Vince O'Brien
radiator
looking for a back up radiator for 24 star 4cyl have a 6cyl rad for sale or trade thanks
Views: 332   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 19, 2013 5:18pm
by Robert Bush
Sad but true
Despite many mixed emotions I have decided to sell my Durant coupe. It has been a good car, in many ways the nicest car I have ever owned. It was a deeper commitment than I had ever made to any other old car and because of that I learned so much about taking care o...
Views: 436   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 13, 2013 8:04pm
by Rick Botti
Tubular Backbone Exhaust
Hey all, This 1925 Flint H-40 (closed car) project I have has one of those tubular exhaust systems on it that is rusted out....I am wondering if I would be doing myself a disservice if I just scraped this thing and install a conventional 5" round muffler with ta...
Views: 423   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 12, 2013 7:28pm
by Rusty Buchanan
Generator Parts
I am still looking for a spare drive end plate (Part GAL-1065) for a GAL-4105 or GAL-4107 generator. This plate is about 6 3/4" across at the widest and is stamped inside with GAL-65. I'm also looking for good armatures - GAL-2066 and GT-2006. I also have a ne...
Views: 216   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 12, 2013 11:45am
by Mac Irvine
14L Vibration Dampner
For 1929, Durant/Continental added a vibration dampner (Lanchester) to the front of all 14L six cylinder engines. Mine is missing, so am looking for one. It attaches to the front fan drive pulley with 4 bolts. This is the pulley that the hand crank engages when star...
Views: 234   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 8, 2013 10:36am
by Ken McCormick
g
Gerald
Durant Wood Structure - Pictures (1928 M2 Coupe)
Hi everyone, Recently someone needed some pictures of the wood structure in the Durant I have. I thought it couldn't hurt to put links up here as well in case in the future someone needs them. Most of the wood is uncovered at the moment, so I can do any mea...
Views: 260   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 7, 2013 5:18am
by Henri Houle
Possible new items for the club store?
At the recent National Meet in San Diego, it was suggested by several members to possibly offer some glasses for sale in the store. These would be either a wine glass or a beer/soda glass with either our club logo or the first Durant radiator emblem with our club nam...
Views: 427   Replies: 14
Last Post: Oct 4, 2013 6:53pm
by Mike Linthicum
Lambrecht Chevrolet Inventory Auction (500 cars)
The '28 Durant sedan sold today at the VanDerBrink Auctions for $7000.00. The person that bought this car is the same person who is buying about 90% of the cars at this auction in Peirce, NE. It be interesting to find out who this person is and where these cars are g...
Views: 378   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 1, 2013 6:46am
by Todd E. Frye
San Diego Meet
Hi all: We would like to thank Charlie & Peg for putting on a great meet. Behind every man is a great woman and Peg is no exception. Peg made and gave us so many goodies that it will be hard not to gain weight. We arrived home on the 20th via Sea World, San Diego...
Views: 296   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 28, 2013 3:55pm
by Peggy Spitz
Still looking for a windshield wiper motor
Can't believe that no one in Durant land either has the information on what is correct or has a windshield wiper motor for my 1928 Model 65 four door sedan lying around. No response to my earlier post. I posted a request on the AACA forum and one individual stated hi...
Views: 531   Replies: 9
Last Post: Sep 26, 2013 6:08am
by Mike Linthicum
r
Ross
Spare tire covers
Has anyone done any logos on their spare tire covers. My 6-14 has a full rear spare tire cover. In a factory photo it shows the Durant emblem with "A Good Car" printed below it. Would this be screenprinting? Would you do it right on the cover(probably how the dealer...
Views: 354   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 24, 2013 9:01am
by phil Peters
Name that model
Playing devils advocate someone might know or have additional info on this model or models. Its says Durant middle of light bar and has the Durant crest on rad shell / wheel caps. These are deluxe pics. Standard has one horn, spare on back, and five doors in hood, de...
Views: 502   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 23, 2013 8:44am
by Dennis W. Nutter
Lower body moulding
I am nearing completion of the body restoration and have some questions about lower body moulding. This is extruded aluminum moulding which is 3/4 wide, runs along the lengh of the sills, and has a cross-section shape simular to a "U". The installation is done by nai...
Views: 283   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 9:07am
by Frank Witkowski
DMAC San Diego meet
Got back late last night, but had a great time seeing everyone. Weather was great and I want to thank Charlie and Peg for the fine hospitality and their expertise in putting on one fine event! I know a lot of work goes into putting one of these on and everything was...
Views: 361   Replies: 10
Last Post: Sep 20, 2013 5:12am
by Ed Vomero
FOUND 1929 Durant D-40 Sedan
Hello All, While looking at an Ad for an upcomming auction spotted a 1929 Durant D-40 sedan! I may be wrong but that is what it appears to be?? STORY; An old Chevy dealership was shutdown and had stored over 500 old cars and trucks Not Sold; "saved when new", som...
Views: 651   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 18, 2013 7:44pm
by Lance Chabot
Durant or Star Bumper on eBay
Just saw a early to mid 20's bumper on eBay that may fit the 21-26 Durant and possibly Star. The Item # is 321205431157. Yates
Views: 208   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 18, 2013 10:45am
by Yates Milton
Question For All Durantonians???
Hi All..... OK what happened today many years ago, and why is it significant to us?? Good Luck........... Frank ---
Views: 276   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 17, 2013 1:22pm
by Norm Toone
m
murat
unknown durant car
Hello , I have taken a picture of a Durant racing car in France , and I would like to know what it is exactly. As it is not possible to include a picture in this message , can you contact me by email , and I will send you this picture. Thank you. Bernard Murat...
Views: 308   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 17, 2013 9:09am
by Rick Botti
Champion C-4 spark plugs
Anybody have any Champion C-4 spark plugs in decent condition laying around? I need 5 of them. I believe the C-4 was original factory install for our cars or at least the 29 6 cylinders. What say ye all?
Views: 2405   Replies: 18
Last Post: Sep 15, 2013 1:53pm
by August
DeVaux
Had the great pleasure of meeting another Club member at Old Salem Days yesterday in Salem, VA. He had his 31 DeVaux (4 door Sedan) on display. What a Gem among all the Fords & Chevy's. Thanks for the chat Rory
Views: 184   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 15, 2013 1:47pm
by Yates Milton
Here we comre ready or not!!
Seven people and four cars from the Pacific Coast chapter started the trip to San Diego today. We logged 400 miles and will arrive Tuesday afternoon. Here we come San Diego! Rick
Views: 240   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 12, 2013 11:21pm
by Rick Botti
2013 DMAC San Diego
Durantonians: The planning process for the 2013 DMAC is well underway. The actual dates of the DMAC are Thursday September12 (plan on arriving Wednesday), thru Sunday (morning) September 15, 2013. The following is the link directly to the hotel website: http:...
Views: 1398   Replies: 47
Last Post: Sep 9, 2013 6:49pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
1930 Durant 614 Right hand drive on Ebay again
Hey I was just browsing Ebay and saw the unique Right Hand Drive 1930 Durant 614 four door sedan listed again for sale out of Louisiana. It's been discussed before, but I bet it has a real interesting story on how it got over here. Must have been exported than at som...
Views: 307   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 9, 2013 11:50am
by Norm Toone
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