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Online / picture - help with restoration
Hello! I am writing to see what sort of help might be out there to help me learn about my durant m2. It's a 1928, and slowly I have been trying to get the main issues with it resolved. It's in fairly good condition for it's age, but I am definitely not a cla...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 12:28am
by Vince O'Brien
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Shawn
Newly Acquired 1924 Star Speedster
A few weeks back I acquired a highly modified 1924 Star speedster. I've had a few cars and this one will be a lot of fun I think. The previous owner/builder did an amazing job on the modifications and I'm looking forward to contributing to the group. Some...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 4:47pm
by Shawn
Photobucket Account
Anyone having problems beside me getting Images from their computer to their Photobucket file since Photobucket started their new "click and drag" foremat? For a while they had a place to click on to bring up the old foremat but that is not there anymore....Thanks
Views: 229   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 8, 2013 7:12am
by Bill Hoaglan
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 10:56pm
by Keith N
B-22 Tune up Information / Specifications
Hi All...... Anybody have a copy of the tune up specifications with timing information for the 6 cylinder B-22, Durant ?? Sure could use a copy. Thanks.....Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 2:24pm
by Frank Witkowski
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Shawn
Zenith Carb Identification - 1924 Star
I recently purchased a 1924 Star Speedster and the builder of the car - 2 owners back - did a number of customizations that I'm trying to figure out. I know its a Zenith carb - and I can read a 5 and a 4 on the dime sized tag on the top, but the rest appears illegibl...
Views: 237   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 11:03am
by Mike Rice
Need Help with '24 Star Wiring?!
I bought a nice '27 4-cylinder RI Wiring harness and have it all hooked up but nothing works as it should (no lights, no starter when battery connected) and I used the '27 schematic provided by RI wiring and a reprinted manual. BUT neither really match up with my '24...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 6:59am
by Jim Chocole
Type of Oil in '24 Star?
What kinds of motor oil do most guys use in their '24 automobiles? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2013 3:39pm
by Jim Chocole
W5 Rear Main Engine Seal
Has anyone used a replacement to the felt in the rear main seal for a W5? If so, what did you use? It's the last felt seal that I have to eliminate. Thanks Shane
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2013 3:28am
by Shane Hoffmann
need parts and info
where can I find a picture diagram of a Continental 6 cylinder engine? I do have a parts list. I don't know it is called, but I need the aluminum 2 piece block for the back of the engine that holds the rear seal. Also, where is a good place to buy engine parts and...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2013 2:17pm
by Rath Webster
Capacities- for '24 Roadster (oil, trans & differential)
Can anyone tell me how much engine oil a 1924 Model F 4-cylinder Star takes, and approximately how much 600 weight oil the trans and rear end take? Thanks, Jim
Views: 226   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 9:08am
by Jim Chocole
Rental cars
After surfing the websites have any of DMAC members seen in person the 1929 Durant and the 1927 Star that hireoldcars.com (CA) offers for rentals? Are the vehicles as sharp and authentic as they appear? Just curious.
Views: 202   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 8:32pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Durant Partner
I would like to say I really enjoyed the article by Mike on how they judge and what the judges have to do to be judges.I also enjoyed the rest of the Partner as always well done.
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 1:26pm
by Mike Rice
Valve covers W5 Engine
I have a copy of a parts book I was looking through. In the engine section, on the valves, beside the valve chamber covers that bolt to the side of the motor, it lists a valve chamber cover baffle. I have never seen any of these. Does anyone have a photo of wh...
Views: 250   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 28, 2013 9:06pm
by Mike Rice
1927 Star
Hay you all. There is a nice unrestored 27 Star 4 cyl on eb.. Good solid car for someone .Is in the east.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2013 4:15pm
by david manson
Fresh Partner
I reckon I've received my latest issue of the Durant Partner. I noticed it partially covered by a pile of fabric in Shirley's sewing room. She generally gets it from the mailbox and goes thru it before letting me know it has arrived.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2013 5:40am
by Mike Linthicum
1926 owners manual
My dad has the original 1926 owners manual for the Star Car by Durant Motors. Anyone interested please contact me. Thanks
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2013 2:23pm
by WSB
To slide or not to slide, that is the question.
Since I've finished my wheels now, its on to the front axle. What is everyone's thoughts on what to put between the newly reconditioned springs? From what I can tell there are several choices other restorers have done before me. 1. Nothing between the individual s...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2013 12:02pm
by Rick Botti
Pre-war swap meet at Chickasha, OK
We will be going to the swap meet this year and are wondering if anyone else may be going...We'll probably be hangin mostly at the south end of the south barn with the WOKR Willys/Overland gang...The swap meet starts this next Thursday and lasts until Sunday.
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Last Post: Mar 21, 2013 8:48pm
by Lance Chabot
Went on a Garage tour yesterday
Had the oppurtunity to go on a local garage tour yesterday put on by a local towns Historical Society. What a great day!. First stop was an individual who not only collected cars, but horse drawn buggies. Had over 30 of them from 1830 to about 1910. Unrestored origin...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2013 7:47am
by Mike Rice
Current Production Ignition Parts
I've been doing some searching to no avail. I think this has been discussed here before, but I can find no reference. Namely, is there a current part number for the distributor cap, and rotor for the AutoLite IGB timer as used on the 1929 Durant D60? I've got a coupl...
Views: 373   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 16, 2013 4:25pm
by Don Shilling
Third Durant/Rugby meet in South America
Sunday April 7 will take place the third annual meet of Durant/Rugby owners in Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, San Isidro. After the exciting second meet with 14 Durant cars and more than 100 perople we have great expectancies for the next one, that will be...
Views: 222   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 12, 2013 3:25pm
by Mike Linthicum
1928 for sale
Here is a posting on craigslist for a 1928 Model R2.65?? ---http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/3663766601.html --- The price seems high and looks like a lot of work to get it looking good and running,If anyone is interested. Don
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2013 5:50am
by Norm Toone
Procedural Question- starting the car
Kind of an odd question but as I get nearer to starting my '24 Star - once the whole vacuum system is installed and ready- to start it, do guys normally have to prime the vacuum tank first? Remove the gas line and squirt some gas down in there to get her going? Or...
Views: 320   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 8, 2013 8:28am
by Jim Chocole
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Jay
Serial number
I've seen a few posts about trying to find the right serial number. I don't have the Body ID but I do have the engine ID. I'm told the car is a 1926 Star (Coach). I've posted a few pictures on here before and there's really not much of the car. The engine's tag says...
Views: 1254   Replies: 6
Last Post: Mar 7, 2013 7:28pm
by Eliot
Ignition switch information
I am currently restoring a 1921 Dort Touring car and I am setting up the ignition switch and I am a little lost. I was wondering if any one had any information on this switch because I have it apart right now and I have a pretty good idea of how it goes together but...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2013 4:04pm
by Norman Oborne
!927 Star Touring Cowl.
Does anyone out there have an extra 1927 Star touring or roadster cowl ? I've got a 1927 Star Sedans front end and a 1927 Star complete frame, engine etc. and very back part of a 1927 touring body. Would love to have a Touring car. Do have a 1926 Touring cowl but th...
Views: 239   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 4, 2013 8:23pm
by Dave coppess
1928 Durant for sale
Hi folks: I just got a message regarding a good looking Durant for sale. Check it out: http://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=752152&Year=1928&Make=&Model= Gord
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 12:39pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1923 Star touring 4 sale
1923 Star touring for in the For Sale and Wanted forum.
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 11:10am
by Robert Hill
Carburator diagram
Does anyone have an exploded diagram of a stromberg U 2 carb? I sure could use one so I can take this one apart and clean it up. I think it must be plugged with some kind of black dirt. Cant get my car to start . Local car club is having their annual easter para...
Views: 485   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 5:21am
by Norm Toone
jalopnik Rolls-Royce
Check out the Jalopnik website article on the 1930 Rolls-Royce with the Viper engine. Now read the reader response from ranwhenparked about Durant owners. Sounds like either Frank W or Ken McCormick? Tongue planted in cheek. Ross
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 4:07am
by Norm Toone
ring gear/carrier
Has anyone ever removed the 8 rivets that hold the ring gear to the carrier in a '29 rear end? I know that most if not all the Durants and Stars had this configuration. I need to match up a good carrier with a good ring gear and was wondering if anybody had done this...
Views: 245   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 1, 2013 6:15am
by Bill Hoaglan
What did you do with your Durant today?
Being a beautiful sunny day in Ind. with the temp. of 36 degrees I cleaned out by barn/garage to reinventory my parts for my Star speedster since Spring is near. I did find other objects that I "misplaced" and even managed to make a little more space. Never, and I me...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 9:50am
by Dennis W. nutter
Engine Plate Screws
Does anyone know the size/TPI of the screws that mount the engine data plate to the side of the block? Thanks, Jim
Views: 253   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 1:57am
by Shane Hoffmann
Firewall openings
I purchased my 1926 Star in pieces so have no record where things go or belong. Pictures are always nice on restorations so I have been checking all pictures on the website and those that I have taken of members cars. Unfortunately I don't have many good pictures o...
Views: 290   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 8:52pm
by gary kauffman
Wooden spoked wheels
I would like to try and make wooden spokes wheels for my '29 M4 is there someone who could point me in the right direction?
Views: 242   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 8:48pm
by gary kauffman
old cars weekly article..Gold Star Day
Just a heads Up... The latest issue of Old Cars Weekly V42 #6, has an article about a widow looking for a new home for a number of nice looking Stars. The story is part of a readers series, p. 40-41. The widow lives in Roseville, CA. There are a number of solid w...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 9:55am
by Bob Smith
A big thanks.
Thanks everyone for your help regarding Bulbs.Hope to get to one of your large meets in the future.
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 6:55am
by Robert N Heat...
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gary
pickup bed
looking for pictures of 1927 pickup with full enclosed cab,metal skin on wood frame,small wood bed on rear. smithgary162@roadrunner.com
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 1:36pm
by cdmn
For sale
I have a 1927 Dstar fully restored I would like to sell 12k
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 5:46am
by Dan Pitney
Light globes.
Is there a company in the USA or Canada that still produces 6 volt globes for old Durant cars ect, or do owners convert to more modern globe lighting?
Views: 340   Replies: 7
Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 4:40am
by Norm Toone
correct motor color
Alright Star people.... I'm worhing on a 1927 Star M2 which is a 4 cyl. Can anyone tell my the correct motor color or were they're several? Thanks in advance, Jim G.
Views: 314   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 21, 2013 5:03pm
by Jim Greenamyer
DMAC Member Bob Krayer Passes
I have been informed that Bob Krayer, a Charter Member of the DMAC and a member of the first Board of Directors, has passed away. Bob owned 3 Stars and was from Levittown, PA. He always appeared to make good sound judgement, especially when it came to the DMAC a...
Views: 190   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 1:31pm
by Bill DeVries
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Shawn
Where is the VIN on a 1924 Star?
Trying to find the vin on a 1924 star and cannot find it. Any ideas? Thanks, Shawn
Views: 169   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 18, 2013 8:07pm
by Don Shilling
Question on tools
Ok here is a dumb question. these tools were under the back seat of my star. the jack and handle i get. the wrenches i get also. however the 4 bent arm things i do not get, could anybody tell me what they are? Or did somebody just throw those in there for fun....
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 9:14pm
by jeff martin
Wooden Spoke Repairs
My D40 Rugby has developed a small clicking noise in the right hand front wheel, once per revolution, while going slowly around a right hand corner. It appears to be happening due to a little bit of looseness in a couple of spokes where they protrude through the fel...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm
by Kevin Hitchcock
How to secure a spare?
I managed to get a nice spare on the '24 Star but what sort of locking clips were used originally to hold that spare in place on the studs? Here is a pic of mine with silly round washers on the posts. Thanks, Jim
Views: 146   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 12:56pm
by Jim Chocole
No ignition Key- ideas?
Gents, My '24 Star has a slot for an ignition key but none came with the car. Can someone tell me about the key issue? Can I make do without one- do any generic Model T keys work? Etc- not sure how to proceed before stuff gets taken apart or re-routed. Thanks,...
Views: 330   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 5:17pm
by Jim Chocole
Standard Auto Electricians Manual
Does anyone have a copy of the Standard Auto Electricians Manual that covers 1925-36 cars? It was printed in 1936 and a few are on e-bay but are $$$. I am specifically looking for some detail information on timing advance of the distributor but would also like to see...
Views: 361   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 4:18pm
by Phil Peters
re: star titles...
my title source tells me he has the following titles available.."for joy of collecting purposes only" of course hahaha.....1927 star conv. truck, 1930 rugby truck, expects to have following soon, 1923 star sedan, 1925 sport roadster and 1927 star sedan, and a 1922...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 11:04am
by gary kauffman
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