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Early A-22 Durant touring parts for Sale
Hi All..... Got a lead and some pictures of an early A-22 Durant touring for sale near Salt Lake City. Its all apart, some body parts and mechanical. Could be some usable parts for a member. Most of the running gear is there, body tub but I don't see any do...
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2014 4:13pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Help: clutch throwout bearing part number
Does anyone know the part number for the throwout bearing for a 1930 614 with the 6 cylinder engine/trans? The bearing in there now is not the right bearing since the cast flange on the back is much narrower than the clutch fork (I think it might be a bearing fo...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2014 9:10am
by Ross Hoevet
1927 Locomobile
Hi, First thing is that I have had no experience with Locomobile and know very little about them. I do have a couple of questions that I hope someone on this forum can help me with. There is a negative for sale on eBay of a 1927 Locomobile club sedan. You can...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2014 1:13am
by Steve Pugh
The Old Partsman
Looking at a 1992 Pardner (Standard at that time) and the Old Partsman was from Marquette, Michigan. Anyone remember his name ? No membership listing since 2011 shows anyone from Marquette. I'm from that area and still have friends there and just was wondereing if th...
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2014 1:02am
by Wayne Farrand
Body work
I am getting kind of discouraged. Been trying to line up the body work on this beast for a long time and am not gaining on it atall. Does anyone know how to shim up the body sills so everything lines up and looks good?Sills look good--level and straight--but when...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2014 3:26am
by Norm Toone
Upated the Events page, both east and west coast meet information is up-to-date. Added pictures of Jim McGettigan's 1925 Speedster to the Star photgraph page. Added pictures of Jim Pardubsky's 1929 Model 60 Sedan tothe Durant photgraph page. Rick
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2014 7:42pm
by Rick Botti
Serial Number
It seems like I have been here before. I am trying again to get my car registered so I can license it and have ownwership papers for it. Each time the people involved say I need a serial number- etc. I am sure the only number I have found is a model number . What...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2014 9:23am
by Norm Toone
1927 star doodlebug tractor
1927 star doodlebug tractor beginning restoration. I am in need of a grill shell, emblem, 1 piston, 2 exhaust valves, and 2 intake valves. Has a 1923 fordson front axle, hubs and TT worm drive differential.
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2014 6:53am
by wes
Taxi Cab Request
Does anyone know if Durants/Star automobile where every used as taxicabs in any US city and if so does anyone have photos or some proof, really important for a donation to the United State Taxi Museum.
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Last Post: Feb 24, 2014 12:15pm
by Norm Toone
William Durant and Henry Ford
I just read a great book on Henry Ford's battle with the ALAM over the Selden Patent. (ALAM was the licensing group that tried to use the patent as a way to create a trust to dominate the auto industry.) The book mentioned that Durant initially joined ALAM, dropped...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2014 5:42am
by Mike Linthicum
Starter Motor Pinion gear
Hello all, I am overhauling a spare starter motor for my '26 Mod.R Rugby tourer. I note however that it has a 10 tooth pinion, whereas the one currently on the car (which was also overhauled by me many many years ago) has an 11 tooth pinion. This is the first time...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2014 8:25pm
by Rick McDonough
Rick's Birthday!
It appears and I do believe that today is the birthday of our fantastic Web Master and Past President Mr. Botti! I may not be the first, but wish to be one of the Durantonians to wish you a very happy happy birthday! May you have many many more! Your a great asset to...
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2014 6:02pm
by Keith N
rebuilding woodwork
I have been busy the last month or so rebuilding my car. I would be gratefull to get any tips I can on how to fit all the woodwork together and make it all come out even and line up nicely. I have managed to get the passenger side pretty good -but I am fighing to...
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Last Post: Feb 8, 2014 11:08am
by Don Shilling
Added Pictures of San Diego meet
To Past Events page and added button on buttom left. Rick
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2014 6:42am
by Mike Linthicum
Igntion Problem
I need some feedback on a recent problem with my ignition system. The Durant was running perfectly after I did some carb and timing adjustments Then as I am pulling into the garage,,she quits! Then wouldn't start again, not even a chug. So I I check the all the...
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2014 9:16pm
by Keith N
Racing Rust
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the input on valve springs and timing chains. Undoubtablely you will be hearing more from me. My daughters gave me this web site for Father's Day. www.racingrust.com This web will give you an idea of my project. It is my first restor...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2014 11:21am
by Don Palla
Time flies
Dear DMAC, We finally got my Racingrust.com website updated and operating again. It' been 5 1/2 years since Rick added it to the links page. Time really flies! This project has been a ball the entire way. All of the research, the designing,the mechanical,the fabri...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2014 11:35am
by Robert N Heath
When did the rumble seat appear
I am curious...when did the first rumble seat appear? (for us and others)?? I know the first Dodge brothers car to have a rumble seat was 1927! Ford, did it first appear with the Model A?? I'm thinking Durant Motors offered a rumble seat with both the Flint...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2014 3:25am
by Norm Toone
Rumble Seat Measurements/Photos
Merry Christmas everyone! Could a kind soul provide me with the rumble seat and hardware photos? Maybe some measurements of the springs and frames? Front seat info is also needed. Please not right away! This is the time for family and friends! BUT if you get bore...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2014 4:17pm
by Bill Kronsbein
1926 Star
I am looking to sale my 1926 Star . I have the history of the car back to 1950 . It has been in the family since 42 .I do not know what it is worth . I need some help
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2014 10:58pm
by terry mcdonald
Super Bowl Pepsi Commercial
This is a link to the 2014 Pepsi commercial for the Super Bowl. There is a vintage car in the background and you need to slow down or stop the video to get even a reasonable view. Can anyone identify the car? http://www.superbowl-commercials.org/31969.html
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2014 2:34am
by Norm Toone
Daily Touring Miles
Hello all. I am new to Durant and antique vehicles, but have spent years working on 40s through 70s cars and trucks. I am going on a local tour in my newly acquired A-22 in early May here in northeast Kansas. I am interested in some opinions/tips. I will be dri...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2014 9:07pm
by Vince OBrien
1928 Durant Needed for Concours in Michigan
Hi All...... I got the following request for a 1928 Durant product for this event. It is in the Detroit area and by invitation only. If you are interested contact me for further information.... The show is on Fathers Day, Sunday June 15th. The show is very...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2014 7:58am
by Frank Witkowski
Book by Don Marsh
I am looking for a book by Don Marsh -Tips on auto body woodworking . I was sure I had one but -like a lot of other stuff I own its gone missing. Does anyone have a copy they could print pages from to send me till I find mine// Sure could use it now-...
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2014 8:41am
by Ken
Body side moulding
I need a supplier for some aluminum body side oval moulding 3/4 wide by 1/4 thick. What did you use for replacing the moulding? Thanks.
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2014 4:57pm
by Durant Motors Au...
I have been thinking for some time about tearing my car all down again and rebuilding a bit better. I was not happy with it the way it is right now so --I started today. taking the interior out and exposing all the bad wood work I did when I had no pattern or anyth...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2014 4:39am
by Norm Toone
Flint on ebay
1924 Flint E-55 touring on ebay for 22K.Looks okay, but seller says car is stored outside! Someone needs to rescue this car. Not sure if that is a fair price or not. Ross
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2014 9:14pm
by Todd E. Frye
Ignition Switch Replacement Parts
Hi All... I have located a source for the ignition switch key cylinder. This is the pot metal part that is always broken. These are used on the combination lighting and ignition switch as made by Clum that is used on most of our cars up to 1930 The new part i...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2014 12:56pm
by Shane Hoffmann
Historical Data Project
Hi All........ During the San Diego meet, D J Federlein approached us about his idea for a historical data project focusing on our cars and the knowledge base of our members. The idea was influenced by Phil Peter's technical presentation of his car in the hotel...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2014 4:54pm
by Gordon F. Curl
step plate placement
Hello. I'm accessorizing my touring to look like more of a sport touring. I picked up some step plates to add to the running boards, but am having a hard time determining placement from photos. Is there anyone with plates on their touring that could giver me measur...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2014 7:44am
by Todd E. Frye
Terry's original Durantcar site
Heads up Seems the plug was pulled on Terry's site a few days ago. Search still has hits for it but you get a message now "The web page cannot be found". The only ones on Google search that work are http://dmacweb.com/Terry/ And what ever this is that pa...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2014 4:00am
by Norm Toone
Museum Website
The museum website is temporarily down unto later this weekend. Rick found some virus files on there too so he had to delete the files on the server and I have rebuild them and upload them again. Will post on here when they are up again
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2014 9:13pm
by Mike Linthicum
Hello Durantonians! Thanks everyone for your input and votes on the designs for the new addition to our Durant Store. The key chains are in and Bob says they are beautiful! Don't wait till an event, order yours today by sending $9.95 plus $2.05 ship...
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2014 12:03pm
by Todd E. Frye
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas Durant club, hope you all have a great new Year! Keith & Jeanne Nordquist heres a little vid of our kind fun out here in the P.N.W.
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2013 5:41pm
by Keith N
Remember the DMAC Museum Fund in your last minute tax deductions!
Hello Everyone; For those of you in the United States looking for last minute tax deductions as we draw close to the end of the tax year please consider a donation to the DMAC Museum Fund. Those in the U.S. will be able to take the deduction to the Museum Fund s...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2013 4:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!
I know it's early but many of you will be leaving this weekend to travel to family members and friends for the holidays or just too busy to check the DMAC forum. With the weather not being so friendly up there in the Northern part of the states, travel might be tedio...
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2013 8:09pm
by Bill DeVries
1923 Star Coupe
Hi, My son and I are looking for some information on my Grandpa's 1923 Star Coupe. Where is the dip stick located and does it come completely out? Our's may be rotted or broke. We also need to replace the MPG/Speedometer gauge and the muffler pipe. Any response...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2013 3:59am
by Norm Toone
Repair or replace broken carburetor
I started restoring my 1927 Star "R" car six that been in storage for 21 years. It appears that the throat in the Zenith carburetor broke at the throat that enters in intake manifold when I opened it. I think the throat had ceased inside the body. I had soaked the ca...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 7:03am
by Norm Toone
Firewall Senciled Markings
I noticed a marking on the firewall of my 1930 614 which was built in Oakland, CA. The marking is very faint but was made with a stencil and reads "A10". The letters are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches high, located on the upper passenger side firewall just below the...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2013 7:54am
by Ross Hoevet
Durant factory info:
Hi All: I just returned from a meeting of our local club and a man next to me asked if there ever was a business connection between John North Willys and Billy Durant. I think there was some connection because of a factory purchase..?? Thanks for any info. Gary
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2013 4:37am
by Norm Toone
Valve timing for a Continental early 14L engine
Would anyone have the valve timing specs (such as valve opens @ "X" degrees before TDC). I found the specs for the 4 cylinder engine in the technical section and used that information for the 6 cylinder and it works, but I'm not sure that it is correct. Any inform...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2013 3:02am
by Norm Toone
Inner Speedo Cable
Has anyone made an inner cable for the speedo? I've only got remnants, so I have to build a new one. The ends on this site http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-383-speedometer-tachometer.aspx (STW-0003 & STW-0004) look like the right ones. I see Restorat...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2013 7:23pm
by Guy Belzil
Happy Birthday Billy!
Today in December 8, 1861 William Crapo Durant was born. Happy Birthday to the founder of the automobiles that we drive. Charlie
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2013 7:06am
by Charles A. Spitz...
WARNING - fake flash player required for this website, click download now - Don't Download!!
Subject: Fake flash player required for this website, click download now Question: When I go to the DMAC website it says I need to download flash player. Answer: First I must say that no changes have been made to the website that will require you to downloa...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2013 6:53am
by Rick Botti
Yates & Doris Milton
Some of you have been unable to contact Yates & Doris lately, including me and was wondering if they were OK. I talked to him today and he has moved to the Moorehead City area of North Carolina which is nearer to the coast to be near his son and daughter. All of his...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2013 2:32am
by Jim Greenamyer
29 Durant/27 Star available
I just received an email showing about 100 old vehicles for sale. Among them is a 27 Star Coupe and a 29 Durant. I have no other information but if anyone is interested call Len Schmidt Whitecity Saskatchewan 1 306-781-2415 lensauto888@hotmail.com
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2013 7:55pm
by Brian D.
Don't Access the Museum
For the time being please don't access the Durant Museum. I am in the process of cleaning the files posted there and this will take some time to complete. Rick
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2013 4:18pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Metal Signs
For anyone who wants a beautiful reproduction metal Durant Motors sign, Auto Trim Design in Ottawa, Ontario will make it in any size you like. An example of the original can be seen at http://www.durantcars.com/collectables/signs/F-30-0101-1.shtml Give them a cal...
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2013 8:23am
by Ben
Happy Thanksgiving
To all of our Durant friends, Peg and I extend to you a Happy Thanksgiving, and wish that each of you have a wonderful day. Peggy and Charlie
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2013 11:40am
by Ken McCormick
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
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2013 4:12am
by Henri Houle
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