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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
Gas tank pick-up tube?
Does anyone know on a '24 Star does the tube inside the tank come out if I unscrew the fitting to the fuel line? I want to see how much tube is left but can't see it due to the filler neck being clear on the opposite side of the tank...can't even see on an angle....
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Last Post: May 17, 2013 6:16pm
by Jim Chocole
GM Purchases the old Durant/Dort Carriage plant in Flint, Michigan
Got this post from Hemmings today, some interesting history. Lance reported on this earlier in this forum. It will be interesting to see what they do with it and if the DMAC will have any input in it with big GM owning the building. Probably more GM history than Dura...
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Last Post: May 17, 2013 1:28pm
by Steve Large
1924 Star Engine Info
I've got a couple of questions for the 24 Star motor. - What's the oil capacity and what oil weight do people normally run. Any issues with running full synthetic? - I'm trying to figure out what the wire with loop is. Any ideas? %%bbCodeItem_1%% %%bb...
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Last Post: May 15, 2013 7:26pm
by Don Shilling
Durant in Ireland 1924
Hi everyone My mother aunt and grandmother visited Ireland from Australia in 1924 and bought a second hand Durant to travel around and see their relations. I thought the model might be A22. Or what models do you think were exported to UK/Ireland before 1925? Has any...
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Last Post: May 11, 2013 11:12am
by Mike Rice
West Coast Spring Tour
The Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC will host our annual Spring Tour in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California from May 6-9th 2013. We'll arrive on Monday, tour on Tuesday, Wednesday and depart on Thursday. Our headquarters will be the Zaballa House B&B. We have a sp...
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Last Post: May 11, 2013 9:37am
by Rick Botti
Steering gear box
Hi partners, I'm having trouble locating replacement bearings for my steering gear box. Thought I had found some but, nope. Mine are "nice #4834 bearings". Anyone know of a source or a replacement that fits? Any help would be appreciated. Dave
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Last Post: May 9, 2013 5:56am
by David L. Coppess
San Diego Reservations
I just made the hotel reservations for the San Diego meet and when I received the conformation notice they said that the parking would cost $18.00 per day. I called the hotel and Veronica says that is true. I said that the Durant club was to be given free parking for...
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Last Post: May 8, 2013 4:43pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
GM to Buy Durant Dort Factory in Flint
Gary Yelle just forwarded this great news that GM is buying the old original Durant Dort factory in Flint for a museum for Durant and GM. Bob Smith had a tour for a bunch of us early DMAC members way back there in Flint and he took us to that very building, and we...
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 4:26pm
by Gary Yelle
How to set up brake pedal?
Odd kinda question, my brake pedal on my '24 Roadster kinda stays wherever you put it- forward, backward, middle, etc. What kind of spring arrangement is stock or best for this pedal to remain in its proper location? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 6:22am
by Jim Chocole
Parade and Car Show
Saturday my Durant lead the Annual Palo Alto Fete' Parade. Afterwards the Roadster was display in the 2013 Vintage Vehicles & Family Festival Antique Car Show. In addition, Steve and Miesje Aldrich debuted their 1929 Durant model 60 Sedan. During the show , a repr...
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Last Post: May 7, 2013 5:43am
by Mike Linthicum
Elmer Gustafson
Elmer Gustafson and collector restorer Bert Laberett stand beside a Star touring car they restored and brought to my fathers home to take pictures and go for a spin. It was around 1969 and I was 14 getting my hands on experiance with old cars. Also an early Durant cl...
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Last Post: May 4, 2013 9:35am
by KeithN
R6A carburetor
I am in need for a needle, seat, float for a Tillotson carburetor if anyone has one or can tell me where I get one it would help
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Last Post: May 2, 2013 5:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Star clutch
Hi all; I'm preparing to send a clutch disc from a '27 Star M to the shop to have new lining installed. Does anyone know the correct thinkness of the pad? Thanks, Jim G.
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2013 5:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Brake/emergency brake lever/clutch hookups.
Wondered if anyone had a diagram or pictures of how the brake pedal and emergency brake lever were attached to the frame on the 27 touring. I've got several peices but assume their all for later medels as nothing seems to match up. Put the clutch cross peiece in and...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2013 6:38am
by Jim Greenamyer
Radiator Cap
I need a radiator cap for my 31 De Vaux. Any ideas where to look? Maybe someone knows of another model Durant that used the same radiator.... I haven't had much luck researching. The engine is a Hall-Scott 40A...it's almost the same engine as a Continental 22A. The r...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2013 4:53pm
by Sean Tener
'26 star M Truck
Need advice on my '26 Star M truck. The front drive shaft doesn't seem to have any type of seal on it and the books don't reveal any seal there. Upon filling the transmission with oil, the oil leaks out the front. ANY comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2013 9:58am
by Don Shilling
Another great meeting!
Just got back home from the DMAC East Coast Chapter meeting in Corning, New York. Hope all that attended had a great time and had a safe trip home. Except for the snow on Saturday, and the drop in temperature everything went well. Those of you that could not attend w...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2013 7:30am
by gary kauffman
1928 Durant D60 Sedan, found in covered garage FOR SALE
This car was found in our neighbor's garage. It has a complicated history, and at some point was the governor's car of Oklahoma, and it spent time in, and was titled in, South Dakota. It has not been running or driven since 2006. It is in unbelievable original cond...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2013 3:08pm
by Chris F. Lillibr...
McPherson College Car Show Saturday May 4
I am currently a student at McPherson College, located in McPherson Kansas, where I am majoring in Automotive Restoration. This is the only school in the country where you can receive a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Restoration. On Saturday May 4th, there is a car...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 1:20pm
by Jason Pfoutz
Events page updated
Let me know if you need anything added, edited, etc. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2013 7:23am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Hello, Before I start searching for a buyer of our Star Car I would like to know if anyone is interested online. 1923 4 -dr sedan. VG condition. No rust. Paint and interior restored. Includes 2 extra engines - Continental Fours. Additional extra parts. R Do...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 2:17pm
by Mike Linthicum
'24 Spring Images
I finally was able to push out (literally) my '24 Star Roadster for some sunny images. Once I get the wiring figured out she'll be on the road. Thanks for all the help to get it this far! Jim Chochole [/URL] [/URL] [/URL] [/URL]
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 12:28pm
by Hal Vandevord
Shaken.... Not stirred!
Well... Finally finished converting my old top load paint shaker into a variable speed gas tank cleaner. I wasn't sure how good it was going to work, but once it was loaded with a tank I could slow it down to a snails crawl. It shakes back and forth as if I was do...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 9:00am
by Dennis W. Nutter
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, Corning, New York April 18th - April 21st 2013
Hello everyone; It looks like plans are almost made for the 2013 DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring meet. This year it will be in beautiful Corning, New York. Part of the Finger Lake region of New York, it is a great place to visit with lots to do. The dates will b...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2013 3:09pm
by Mike Linthicum
Identify car?
Hi everyone: Last Tuesday I had a neighbor give me a call and ask if I could help him identify what he thought was a Durant with a early Chevy motor. Flints yes, Durants NO! I told him I would post some pics and we would see what happens. So... her...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2013 5:43am
by Norm Toone
Billy Durant and the Selden Patent
While reading about Henry Ford's fight against the Selden Patent, I came across the following that may be of interest. "But Ford was in for a surprise that tested his tenacity and determination. The Selden patent case finally came to trial on May 28, 1909, before...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:56pm
by Vince O'Brien
Front hubs inner wheel seal
I need to find a replacement or supplier of these felt seals. There must be some somewhere but I can't find any locally . Help !
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:57am
by Don Shilling
More fun vids to watch
Here we have pics from the ancient times as my brother and I learn the the craft of auto restoration
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 6:32am
by Dennis W. Nutter
Not a Durant
Its not a Durant subject,,but you might find this vid fun and interesting
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2013 9:11am
by Don Shilling
Fun Durant Pics
First time out in after a long wait Fixing stuff Got Paint Durant meets new freinds
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 7:49am
by Dennis W. Nutter
Valve cover
I have a problem. I would like to put an air filter on my car to keep the dirt out of the carb. I have seen pics of one but cant get it to fit on my car. Has anyone else got a filter on their car ? If so can you post pics so maybe I will be able to work somet...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 4:20am
by Norm Toone
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) - This DORT was started by an old fella.. He began to fix it up..and bought all new materials..had it painted..GREEN & BLACK ..Wood spokes - running board. Looks beautiful..but needs finishing. I had a darn stroke..can't do it.. Is a beau...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 7:39pm
by Eugene Pantano
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
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
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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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