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More Roofing info / inquiries
Sirs (especially Frank W.) I realize talking to Frank W., that roofing is not an exacting science. I am in conversation with Mel from Ohio as to making of my bows. His prices are more then reasonable $30 per bow with edges smoothened. Sorry boys, I raised his p...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2013 5:25am
by Guy
Durants for sale
people i hav 6 1929 Durants for sale unfortuneately no pics (except go to durant photos click on jos cro 29 sedan that is 1) i hav 5 here in jersey and 1 coupe is located in oregon bottom line is 30k for package 3 coupes 3 4 dr sedans thanx bec
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2013 5:35am
by Mike Linthicum
one more model 60 is on the road
we got the Durant 60 running today...it took a zenith model a carb , new battery and new cable and off she went. hooray..now on to the STAR TOURING...
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2013 7:52pm
by Gordon F. Curl
IT'S ALMOST DONE AND IT WILL BE ALIVE SOON! What is it? You'll have to be patient for a few more days. Watch the forum for the announcement.
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2013 5:29am
by Mike Linthicum
Water Pump
Has anyone machined out a water pump for a W5 motor and installed a rubber water pump seal? if so what is the seal #?????
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2013 9:17am
by Don Gaskill
Clutch Lining
I am getting ready to order clutch material from McMaster-Carr. They offer Low Friction, Medium Friction and High Friction lining. Does anyone know which one these I want for the clutch on a 25 Star and what thickness do I need? Thanks Eliot
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2013 9:08pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Slow starting
I have owned my 28 Durant for over 20 years. Two door sedan, Model M-2 During this time, it always starts, but turns over so slowly that I keep my fingers crossed. It is on its third battery, all cables large size, all connections always cleaned and checked. Good gro...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2013 12:59am
by Gerald
Whatsit manifold with carb
My Star came with a small parts horde. Some of the parts aren't for it. Here's a manifold with a broken carburetor attached. Can anyone identify it? The carburetor has a good lid over the float and could be used for parts. Anyone need anything? [/URL] [/UR...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2013 8:23pm
by Vince O'Brien
Starter Brushes
I will have a few starter related questions. Not doing a real rebuild, but I am cleaning up the spare starter to get an idea of what's involved. The starter on the engine may be worn and in need of rebuild. These brushes are off the spare. I was wondering how w...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2013 7:57pm
by Vince O'Brien
Resistance Wires - Igniition switch / lights / dimmer
Hi All, Thanks again to all that are helping. The curly wires on the back of the ignition switch that connect the headlight lamp to the dimmer and park light settings are pretty sad looking on my switch. I am trying to find a replacement. Today I went...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2013 7:47pm
by Vince O'Brien
Free for Hauling
What say, we start a new line dedicated to automobile acquisitions that were obtained for free or precious little. This is a little number I picked up for free in Washington, IL this week. I even bought a new trailer on the way and it is now for sale. This started...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2013 2:15pm
Fuel Tank Sediment
After trying to diagnose what happened to the Durant when I took it to the spring meet in Half Moon Bay, I believe it is fuel tank sediment. I pressurized the gas tank, and gas and black chunks came out. I am going to drain the tank tonight and try to eliminate s...
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2013 12:34pm
by Rick Botti
Roofing material
I will soon be looking for material to cover the roof on this car. What kind of stuff should I be getting ?? I know padding and chicken wire - but the main top has to be a sort of oil cloth . Does anyone know what it is called and where it can be bought ??...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2007 7:04pm
by Bob Porter
Hemmings Classic Car Durant's Star article
Hi All...... Look on page 33 of the September issue for a short article about the Star. Any comments? Frank ---
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2013 5:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Need Wiring harness
Greetings Durant club, I have a request. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the 1930 Durant 6-14 sedan? I had some hand drawn ones from Elmer’s (previous owner) collection at one time. But they have gone missing, now I have some issues that I need to trace o...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2013 6:01pm
by Ross
Exhaust fixings
The exhaust system on my car (W5 engine) keeps separating from the exhaust manifold. The exhaust is held to the manifold by a 'split collar' on the manifold held in-place with a screw clip. This clip vibrates off and the whole thing falls apart!! I do not believe...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2013 3:09am
by Norm Toone
Curly wires on the ignition switch - help?
Hi again all, I am cleaning up my ignition swithch at the moment. While doing so, I noticed these wires (the curly ones) looked as if they had shielding / insulation on them at some point in the past. I was wondering if this is something that should be replaced...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2013 9:55pm
by Gerald
Getting a roof together ; help wanted in info and pics
Sirs: Good-day. I have a '26 Model M Touring, it once had a roof and the side canvas pieces. Well now all I have are the "side" canvas pieces, no roof and no iron for the roof. I am going down to Jim Olson's in Lundbreck Alberta on July 1st. He tells me he has...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2013 8:15pm
by Ricardo H. Colom...
1926, 27, 28 Model M Parts Book information
Am looking for anyone with Repair Parts List booklet for Durant and Star for the years 1926 or 1927 or 1928. I wish for you to check the "Top Bows and Sockets - Touring" section. It should list the 4 bows for the roof. In my 1924 and 1929 Parts Booklet, along wit...
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2013 4:47pm
by Guy Belzil
Turned but didn't catch?
The fateful day, got gas to the Zenith carb, starter works well- a little did drip out when I flooded it with the choke. But was able to get the engine to backfire through the carb a few times- but that was it. Never caught...timing issue? Pulled the plugs and th...
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2013 9:17pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Wiper Motor and stop light
Hi there, As a new Durant owner, could anyone tell me and or send me a photo of the type of wiper motor and stop light originally fitted to my 1929 D60 Tourer as they are missing on my car. Thanks Mike
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2013 1:13am
by Mike Hayman
Turning over but...
So, I got a 6V battery and got it hooked up today. Highest octane gas from Chevron with lead substitute. Hoses running to water bucket, sparkplugs are good. The starter is a question mark though. We got it to turn over with the starter, but the starter was touc...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2013 1:56pm
by Gerald
Clutch Material Thickness
I have been restoring the Durant for about 7 years now. When I had the clutch relined,I believe that the new material was too thick (approx 1/8 inch). This has caused some difficult adjustment problems and I am currently experiencing some intermittent clutch squea...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2013 10:39am
by Bill Hoaglan
Knight Rebound Controller (snubber)
Can anyone provide instructions for the Knight rebound controller - snubber? Does anyone have any of these Knigth snubber parts available for sale? Thanks
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2013 7:13pm
by Mac Irvine
Questions after getting the M2 running:
The process of getting it running lead to several questions, some about the water pump, others just more generic questions. Accelerator - On the car we have, it doesn't seem very secure. It looks like there is only a spring holding it engine. The hole in the flo...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2013 4:08pm
by Don Gaskill
'25 Flint Timing Gear Conversion
Hey All, Just finished installing #35 double roller sprockets and chain to replace the worn silant timing gear setup on the 6-W Continental engine in my '25 Flint....Bruce Hargin has instruction on converting the 14L engine to double roller in our Tec page under...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2013 5:26pm
by Bill Hoaglan
New Argentine meet pictures posted.
I have just posted pictures from the third Argentine meet. Large number of Durants and Rugbys present. Rick
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2013 6:04am
by Guy Belzil
1929 Model 66 De Luxe Coupe
Hello all. I am hoping someone can help me locate more information on my car. I have a 1929 Model 66 De Luxe Coupe Durant. Yes, it has the rumble seat and luggage rack. I would like to find out how many were made. We are looking to sell this car. As it is very...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2013 5:34am
by Norm Toone
Part to connect the generator to the water pump???
I was able to start my De Vaux yesterday! After an extensive rebuild and piecing together a lot of loose parts it was great to hear the engine fire up. Other than some leaks here and there. didn't seem to be any big problems except.....the connection I used from the...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2013 4:43am
by Norm Toone
Oils and Lubricants
Hi everyone. Despite the problematic search for a radiator... a friend and myself are going to start the Durant up this weekend after a lengthy rest. We are trying to determine how our waterpump rebuild fared. We are going to use a large garbage container ful...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2013 8:58pm
by cdmn
Radiator and Grill
I had to clean out my sister in laws grandmothers garage today and came across from what I can tell is a 1928/29 Durant Grill & Radiator. The Radiator seems to be mint, there are not visable repairs, dents, flaws in the fins at all! The Grill in great shape other tha...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 1:21pm
by Mark
Super Rare 1933 Frontenac C-600
I recently picked up a 1933 Frontenac C-600 2dr. Sedan the only known one to exist to date. I have taken the part I needed (glove box door) and have the remainder which consist of a full body from front firewall cowl to tail apron, spare tire mount, one wheel, one ro...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 11:18am
by Steve Large
My Durant Restoration Page
If you head over to http://gfeathe6.wix.com/durant-m2 ... I have posted pictures of many of the parts of my Durant m2. Though I still need a radiator and good advice on oil ... (have heard 15W40 Diesel Oil is a good bet) The plan is to start it this weekend with a l...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 10:59am
by Gerald
Looking for small trunk
Looking to buy a trunk similar to this one. I saw one a few years ago in this style but didn't need it at the time. All of the trunks I've seen on EBay are taller and intended for sedans. For the roadster I need the shorter style like the one below. Rick
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2013 8:29am
by dave enrico
More Lost Durant Parts......Found
Hi All.... Well Jim Greenamyer, aka Mr Flint , and I just returned from a quick week end trip ( 24 hours of drive time). We brought home a trailer and truck load of Durant, Star and Flint parts. We have at least one more load to pick up. A lot of nice stuff t...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2013 3:39am
by Norm Toone
Live & Online Auction of Dort and Dort Parts Friday, June 21, 2013
We are holding an estate auction Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22, in New London and West Burlington (Southeast), IOWA. Dorts and Dort Parts! Great stuff! Online bidding is available on many of the items. You can bid any time - live auction starts at 9:30 AM CS...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2013 11:07am
Dort Cars and Parts + a lot more at auction
Hi All..... Check out this auction! Lots of interesting stuff and internet bids ! Lot of Dort items, old engines, and other neat stuff! https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=67899 Thanks to Dave Schulte for sending me the link.....If you are intere...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2013 3:03am
by Norm Toone
Durant D-60 Instrument Cluster
I'm building a new wiring harness and would also like to have the instrument cluster restored. Included are pics of my parts, as removed. I'm not sure what they are supposed to look like originally. Most of this car was painted black many years ago, maybe in a lame a...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2013 8:16pm
exhaust manifold paint
I've been checking around to see what the best system is to use on an exhaust manifold. Been told powder coat won't take the heat and didn't want to do the more expensive and incorrect ceramic coating. I was told if I do as instructed on the cast blast paint a...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2013 4:21pm
by Jim G.
1930 Durant Limo?
A friend of ours had a ride in a 1930 Durant Limo in Walla Walla Washington last week. Check it out at www.dreamridecharters.com (check our fleet) Thank you
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2013 12:37am
by Lance Haynes
My dealings with a scammer... a reminder to be careful!
I received a response to one of my adds in the classified section. Here is how it played out... Them: I have about a hundred good parts for ( 26-'27 Star R Coupe    ) for sale garage kept,no dent still in good shape i can E_mail pics Any inter...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2013 11:52am
by Norm Toone
Odus Raymer's Durant
I know many of you knew my Dad. Odus Raymer. He had the 1931 614 Sedan Durant pictured on the Index page of Photographs here. Dad just passed away in March at the age of 92. He lived with my husband and I in Oklahoma for over 3 years. Dad left the Durant to me. I tho...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2013 1:51pm
by Mike Linthicum
to plate or not to plate?
Burning the forum up this week but I always defer to my fellow Durantonians for advise since you all are the experts on this, far more knowledgeable than I. 1928 Durant radiator emblem. Blue "D" with white background. Was the metal plated or not. Brass plated or gold...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2013 12:10pm
by Mike Linthicum
Coincedental Locking mechanism
Posted this in the wanted section some time ago, thought I'd post it here too. I'm looking for a Coincidental Lock mechanism for my 28. Does not have to work (Most failed and were taken off and thrown away)but I want to use it to make one if I can't find one. Dave Sc...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2013 12:05pm
by Mike Linthicum
Trico Windshield wiper vacuum motor
Ok Durantonians, you've helped me before so here we go. First I'd like to get some pictures of what the vacuum motor looks like above the windshield on the 1928 Durants. I guess it is a Trico, and if anyone has one can you look to find a model number for me. Secondly...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2013 11:43am
by Mike Linthicum
durant dort carriage tag ?
i found a bronze id tag stamped on it is " blue ribbon durant dort carriage co flint mich reg in us pat. off." what could this be from ? Dave
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2013 10:56am
by donna
Member Roster & Supplier Updates
Hi All..... We are working on the new members roster. Check your information and if any updates are needed please notify Bob Smith. You can view the current info by clicking on the Members Login tab (contact Rick or myself if you need pass word) I'm updating...
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Last Post: May 30, 2013 4:24pm
by Mike Linthicum
1933 Continental Ace
I just recieved a batch of pictures of a beautifully restored 1933 Continental Ace. Will try to post the pictures later. Would somebody post a brief history of the story of the Continental and how it relates to Billy Durant. This car is for sale and the owner asked m...
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Last Post: May 29, 2013 4:15pm
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: May 27, 2013 9:44pm
check oil
hi I have just bought part of a durant star car. I have the engine running now but I can not find any way to check the oil level. I"m new at this so can someone help me thanks
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Last Post: May 22, 2013 8:14am
by Jim Greenamyer
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