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Shipping cost
In getting auto parts shipped from Canada to the US, is there any service(s) cheaper than the Canadian Postal Service? It has been a while since I used the CPS and I had a rude awakening in its increase in shipping and had to bite my tongue
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 5:33am
by Dennis W. nutter
Very Interesting Web Page
I haven't heard anyone mention this web page but I picked up on it on a machinist forum. The Old Motor is worth looking at every day for something new. If you have never seen it, it will keep you occupied for several hours. http://theoldmotor.com/
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2012 6:31am
by Guy Belzil
It is getting to be that time of year again!
Hello fellow Durantonians! Here in the U.S. we are getting closer to the end of the year and time for those of us in the U.S. to start thinking about making donations to our favorite charities by December 31, 2012 tax year end. Remember that now the DMAC is a no...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Fan Hub Rebuild
I have a 1929 Durant model 60. I remember seeing an article on how to rebuild the fan hub using modern bearings in one of the Durant partner publications. Does anyone know which one? I also tried to contact Vancouver Durant Star Car Connection but haven't gotten a re...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2012 12:19am
by Vince OBrien
Valve Clearances for Hall-Scott 6-75
I'm Rebuilding the engine on my 1931 De vaux. Does anyone know the valve clearances on the motor? Thanks
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 7:59am
GARY'S DURANT STAR GUIDE to our car parts
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 8:14pm
by gary k
Durant radiator for sale
I have a Durant radiator for sale. I think the year is 1928. I can email a picture.
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2012 3:48pm
by Norm Toone
Another Flint for the DMAC
Hi Y'all, I have purchased a 26 Flint 4 Door Sedan that will be picked up this week. Rick has added a page on how to add photos and I still can't do it. I did not see the data plate but think it is a E55 5 passenger. Has a 120" wheelbase. Will need a starter ass...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 7:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
NJ Durant Plant on Fire
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=8475793 There is a multiple alarm fire at the Durant Plant in Elizabeth NJ, the site of the 2004 DMAC meeting.
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2012 7:07am
by John Donlan
Rear End Gears
Hi All, I am looking for a different gear ratio for my Model 60 rear end. It came standard with a 4:44 ratio (9 tooth pinion, 40 tooth ring gear). Per Lance's posting on 9/2/12, Durant/Warner also offered a 3:90 & 3:73 rear end. I am looking for a 3:90 ratio, which I...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 9:01pm
by gary k
Durant differential manufacturer and type?
Looking for anyone that has information about the names of the manufacturers and types of differentials used in the Durant cars. Who built the differentials and what years did they manufacture them for Durant? What types with their part numbers were used in the vario...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2012 8:31pm
by gary k
Happy Thankgiving to my extended Durant family in the USA
I will be hitting the road today on a 9 hour drive up to South Carolina for Thanksgiving with some family. Not looking forward to the drive but really not looking forward to the drive back on Sunday. Sometimes the interstate 95 gets to be a parking lot or speed is do...
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2012 3:50pm
by Don Shilling
Pennsylvania Durant Dealership 1926 1932 ?
You may be able to help me out. I looking for the name of a Dodge Bros. Dealership that serviced the northern area of PA. 1926-1932. It sold a lot in Waymart, Scranton, Carbondale, Honesdale etc. It sold Durants also. Any information would be helpful T...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 5:11pm
by Dave Schulte
Rugby Hood covers
I am looking for a good company in the USA,to purchase vinyl fabric for the hood of our Rugby Tourer.If anyone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. The original hood was a very light colour, probably a beige of some sort.
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 9:22am
by Robert N Heat...
Watson Stabilators
Does anyone have any repair info on Watson Stabilators? My '29 D60 has one rear broke and one front broke. I dissembled the rear one and the aluminum hub that engages the torque spring is broken in 5 pieces. Are parts available or do I need to scrounge extra units an...
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 8:29pm
by gary k
Durant 1931 Hood ornament
My father acquired a '1932' Durant, 4 door, 4 cyl sedan in the early 30's. All accounts indicate it was actually a 1930-31 model 610 introduced in 1930. His description matches the model 610 with a 112 inch wheelbase, 50 horsepower four-cylinder, A.C. oil filter, and...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 4:47pm
by Kenneth Hiltz
Handles 30 - 32
Just trying to get an idea how many different outside handles were made for the 30 - 32 Durant's. I know the spear type used 30 / 31 and the plain type used on 407's. All handles cast metal and chromed. The 407 escutcheon on open cars is stainless steel not cast...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 4:35am
by Norm Toone
Sparkplug Wires
Hello everyone, I have come to the point where I need to find new Plug wires for my W5. What I would like to have is modern day wires with a cloth outer coating. Does anyone have a clue as to where I can find such a product? Maybe I should find out does everyone...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 1:45am
by gracielona
winter has shown up
An ugly sight to see this morning--about 4 or 5 inches of that ugly white stuff all over everything here. Looks like I better get my plow fixed so I dont have to shovel the 200 or so feet of driveway Have to take the little beast to a repair shop before I can use...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 3:47am
by Norm Toone
Cathy's New B=22 Pictures
Hi All...... Here are a few pictures of "Ginny" Our newest addition. She came from Virginia, hence the name Cathy has chosen for her....... Enjoy....Frank
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 12:17pm
by Yates Milton
Export of Durant Cars to Australia
Can anyone confirm what Date the first Durant Rugby's arrived in Australia. I do know that the first sales commenced in July 1923.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 9:45pm
by Robert N Heat...
Athena the Nor'easter
At 2200 EST on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, we have about 5" of snow on the ground already, and winds in the 25-30 knot range. In addition to the damage from Sandy, we now have six more large oak trees that have broken limbs that are hanging close to the house and t...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 8:45am
by Lance Chabot
Hurricane Sandy
The news is filled with images of very severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Flooding, wind and fire is what TV here on the west coast is showing 24/7. I hope our east coast members are safe and dry. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 5:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Draining rad
Getting the little beast ready to put to bed for the winter. I have found the drain for the rad but cant find any for the block. Does the rad drain also empty the block? I think it does but sure would hate to crack the block at this stage of the game. Thanks guys...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2012 6:28pm
by Ken McCormick
Cowl ID tag
Say I came across a cowl with a tag that reads: car number 1166 model s-4 Detroit Michigan. From what I have been able to find it looks to be for a 29 Rugby truck? is this correct or could it be for a car also? Thanks
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Last Post: Oct 31, 2012 5:59pm
by Norm Toone
Brake cross shaft and rods
Has anyone got a good picture of all the rods connected to the cross shaft? I am having a problem and so far havent had a lot of luck figuring it out. When I put the emergency brake on -the tail lights are on as well- I know there is something simple I am doin...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 1:06pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Distributer for a star 4
I am looking fo a 4 cylinder distributer for a 26 star car . A freind of mine has a star and needs a distributer. Trying to get him to join the club so maybe if I find a distributer for him he will do so. Anyone with a spare one ?? And what is the price --I will let...
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2012 12:41pm
by wayne
Fan Hub Upgrade
I looked thru the tech page and found nothing concerning putting modern bearings in the Star and Durant fan hubs. The hub for my D60 is in perfect condition but an upgrade at this point is desirable. Anybody have any plans for this??
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 11:16pm
by Don Gaskill
Water Pump Rebuild
Anybody out there doing water pump rebuilds for a 14L? Franz is out of touch for the time being. I need a new shaft and bronze bearings.
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 1:34pm
by Rick Botti
Grease Fittings - Again
The grease fittings I am looking for are DOT system with Acme thread which were made by Carr Fastener Co. starting in 1923. These are NOT Amelite Pin Types I have posted a picture and part of article from Durant Partner Nov 2002 at http://s725.photobucket.com/album...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 4:20pm
by Donald R. Hoke, ...
Anybody heading to Hershey this week?
Anybody heading to Hershey this week? Let me know I'm looking for my rim bolts for my Hayes wheels. I can provide dimensions and a picture. I won't be able to make it this year.
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
OK, just went to the photograph section and do not see many new cars there. Adam, don't see yours, DJ don't see yours, Jim, where's the new Flint? And I know that there are so many more that have not provided any photographs of their cars. It doesn't matter if they a...
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 5:22am
by Mike Linthicum
Rad cap And Gas cap
I need a rad cap and a gas cap for my car. Anyone have a spare they would part with ? Norm I see you got a rad cap =-- Any more around where you got yours? Ken
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 3:35pm
by Norm Toone
gary k
see u at hershey?....maybe
hello... if i make it to hershey i will be at the booth space of HULLCO restorations with Doug Hull...thursday if i can make it...ask for me there...gary kauffman it is listed in the vendor book.....
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 8:27pm
by gary k
Steering box bearings
I need new thrust bearings for my '26. Anyone know if they are available or what they change up to? Would even consider a couple of good used if there are any floating around out there in Star land!
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 12:45pm
by Brian D.
Exhaust packing material
Just got the exhaust done on my '26 and am wondering what others have used for packing around the pipe and between the manifold and manifold nut. Thanks, Brian.
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 12:18pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant Motor Company of Michigan stock Certificate
I have a stock cert dated Jan 31, 1923, and it is for SIX shares. Found it in a box of things by gramps left behind. He also had a stock cert for 8 shares of Universal Car & Hose Coupler CO. No. 1140 issued in Arizona. Intersting!
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2012 4:09am
by Walter Carpus
Anyone going to the "Bay to Birdwood" Next month?
Hi, Just thought I'd put it out there and see if anyone is heading to the Bay to Birdwood Rally in Adelaide next month? This is an Australian Rally , it runs from the beaches of Adelaide through the city and up through the hills to Birdwood, home of the Nationa...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 11:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Slotted Flat Head V Square Drive Flat Head Screws
I have found that the Canadian built '29 M-40 Coupe that I am restoring was assembled using both slotted and square drive screws in the original wood framing and moreso of the square drive...Until now I had thought that the only screws used in our Durants were slotte...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 6:30pm
by Ken McCormick
Good afternoon Durant Motors Automobile Club If you have any information about how to remove the clutch of a 1928 RUGBY four- cylinder model, please give me that information. If it`s possible send me images. Thank you for all, Federico PD: Chassis E16...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 5:16pm
by Frank Witkowski
another odd ball ?
Ebay 330796488118 Right hand drive 1930 614 but with side vents on cowl. Odd bumpers too.
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:26am
by Norm Toone
Is anyone here on Facebook? I was hoping to stay better connected using FB. If you are, feel free to friend me (aford173) adam
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 4:13am
by Adam Ford
First pictures in from Natioanl Meet
Here are the first pictures from todays national meet in Traverse City, MI. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2012 10:23am
by Rick Botti
wire wheels
hello everyone has anybody rebuilt there own wire wheels,on my 31 devaux it has 19 inch i believe there called riveted spoke wheels no adjustments that i can see,one of my wheels needs some spokes replaced but i was wondering about tightening existing spokes and tru...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 10:48am
transmission for a 1930 612
My transmission is dis-assembled and in a wood soda crate, awaiting re-assembly. (I hope I have all the pieces) Is there any manual available that would show the parts, and a possible assembly pattern ? thanks for your help. George
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 6:40am
by George Scholz
Devaux Hubcaps
There is a set of Devaux hubcaps on ebay item number 290776341726 .
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 5:11pm
2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23
Hi All..... It's not too soon to plan your fall trip to the DMAC annual meet! Bob & Stephanie Smith have a great schedule planned for us. Enjoy fall in Michigan. You don't need a car to enjoy all the activities and fun with other "Durantonians". Everyone i...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 9:11am
by Rick Botti
9-16-1908 ??
Hi All...... Time for a pop quiz!!! Haven't been able to say that since 1975, when I quit teaching. Soooo....what is the significance of those numbers?? See y'all in Traverse City......... Frank ---
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2012 2:00am
by Rory
Flint Authorized Service
I have a 20 by 30 two sided Flint Authorized Service sign. Looking for a value of this sign and possible sale.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 11:43pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Biofreeze Orders for Annual Conference
I just placed my fall order for Biofreeze (remember the comment in the last Durant Partner "Pass the Biofreeze"). There has been no increase in the price to me this year so it is still $7.50 a tube. Anyone who wants (or needs) tubes (and wants to save the postage of...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2012 8:12pm
by gary k
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