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1926 Star Front Wheel Seals
Anyone out there know the make and number of the front wheel seals for a 1926 Star "M" ?
Views: 231   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 10, 2012 8:26pm
by Dennis Olson
The Split Diff
Stop worrying Durant enthusiasts.The diecast insert came out intact, although the metal looks like chip board. My plan is to remove the rest of the spigot so no more metal can cycle through the gears. Then bush the bolt holes so the bolts are a neat fit, all the load...
Views: 179   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 10, 2012 1:25am
by Russell
Viewing the cars.
Will there be a central location that the cars will be displayed (i.e. Main hotel) to view at a specific time? I'm a new member and haven't been to any of your meetings. Thank you.
Views: 169   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 9, 2012 10:46am
by Frank Witkowski
Timing marks on cam and crank gears
I am looking for input on the timing marks on the cam and crank gears on my 14L. I see an 0 mark on each gear but they don't line up with each at any time in the rotation on the gears. Here a couple of pics of the location of the marks. I tried to mark them with wh...
Views: 289   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 8, 2012 1:19pm
by Brian D.
Production totals
Just wondering where the production totals went on the website. I just get directed to the Hemmings website when I click on the link in the technical section. Does anyone have any of this information? Looking specifically for the model R coupe numbers. Thanks...
Views: 238   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 7, 2012 11:41am
by Norm Toone
SPLIT DIFF
SHOULD I TRY TO GET IT OUT. THE PINION HOUSING HAS A DIECAST INSERT. MOST OF THE SPIGOT HAS BROKEN AWAY AND THE METAL LOOKS CRUMBLY. WHAT DOES EVERONE ELSE DO?THE BEARING IS WORN BUT OK BUT I'D PREFER TO REPLACE IT.
Views: 199   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 4, 2012 10:26pm
by RUSSELL
1931 DeVaux At Auction Hershey PA No Reserve
Hi All.... If you look at the upcoming RM auction at the AACA meet in Hershey you will find this car. Listing says it is from the Nethercutt collection and is offered at no reserve. Follow this link or click on website at bottom of this post...... http://...
Views: 389   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 29, 2012 2:21pm
by Gary Yelle
correct engine for a 1923 Durant
I know a lady that has a 1923 Durant. How would I identify the correct engine for this car? I know it has a fuel problem in that her husband says it has a vacuum tank for the fuel and that it won't start. If gas is provided via a gravity feed I think it runs. Wo...
Views: 429   Replies: 7
Last Post: Feb 27, 2012 11:51am
by Norm Toone
Door Handles possible De Vaux or ??? Now on E-bay
Norm,et All, Check out these very special inside door handles 110829525083 now on E-bay tonight. Auction ends in 5 plus hours. Possible De Vaux, late Durant, Flint or others[Not Locomobile]? About $65.00 currently. Lance
Views: 249   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 26, 2012 11:55am
by Norm Toone
Stan Reynolds passes
I saw in a post on the AACA forum a few days ago that Stan Reynolds passed away on Feb. 9th. He was 88. Actually Mr. Reynolds was part of my connection to the DeVaux car. In our potographs section I posted most of the DeVaux pictures. The one of the "Rusting DeVa...
Views: 219   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 24, 2012 6:23pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Looking for any Dort, Gray-Dort, speedsters and/or roadsters to help proj
I have a 1917 DORT Eagle. The back half of the auto is missing just about everything. I am guessing this was a speedster of some sort. Can anyone help with a pictures, drawings, etc. Many thanks. George
Views: 459   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 20, 2012 2:03pm
by stan uher
Paint colors available for 1926
Just wondering if anyone knows what colors were available for 1926? My coupe appears to have been painted a dark green color at some point in its life but underneath the repaint, and on the fire wall, there is a dark olive color. I assume this is the original color.
Views: 227   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 19, 2012 7:30pm
by gary kauffman
Brake Lining Installation
I found some woven semi metallic brake material and rivets from a supplier in Edmonton. Now that I have it, I need to cut it to length and drill holes for the rivets. When drilling the holes, do I need to worry about countersinking the holes to burry the head o...
Views: 244   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 18, 2012 2:36pm
by Brian D.
Spammers
The forum was attacked by spammers three times today, twice the morning and once this evening. Unfortunately I had to turn Image Verification back on to put a stop to it. Yeah, I hate it too, but it works and keeps others from hijacking the forum. Rick
Views: 197   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 17, 2012 3:20am
by Norm Toone
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver B.C.
The date is set to our next meet. It will be September 14 to 18 2011. I will try to get the tour schedule out in the next magazine. Hope to see you all in Vancouver and area.
Views: 1141   Replies: 26
Last Post: Mar 23, 2011 6:17pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Durant B-22
Hi All....... I'm considering a 1922 Durant B-22 Touring. Cathy likes it!! Anyone have information or personal experience with this model? What about parts availability / interchangeability ? I think this was the largest sized Durant car made. A...
Views: 545   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 14, 2012 9:10am
by Jack Connor
Happy Birthday Mr. Webmaster
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK...... Understand that Thursday 2/9 is another milestone for one RICK BOTTI. Have a great one Rick...You deserve it.... Yates and Doris
Views: 216   Replies: 12
Last Post: Feb 10, 2012 8:00am
by Bill Hoaglan
1911 MCLAUGHLIN-BUICK FOR SALE
MY FATHER BOUGHT THIS CAR OVER 40 YEARS AGO BEEN STORDED AND RUNS NEVER BEEN RESTORDED. THANKS DENNIS
Views: 612   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 9, 2012 7:00pm
by Thomas
Ann Baraldi Passes Away
John Baraldi's wife Ann passed away Sunday Feb 5th. Our sympathy goes out to John and family. John attended our organizational meeting in 1998 and was on the first Board of Directors. Our prayers are with you on your loss. Yates Founding Pres.
Views: 191   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 9, 2012 10:48am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant Partner
Carol, another great Partner. Received today 1/27/12. Bob I really enjoyed the history about Continental Motors. Well done. Ken Brink
Views: 370   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 8, 2012 3:43am
by Norm Toone
Rear window interior metal trim
Dear fellow Durant afficionados, I'm trying to locate the rectangular metal trim for the back window of my 1928 D-60 Durant Sedan. Would anyone know the whereabouts of such a piece? Thank you! Claude Lavoie Iroquois, Ontario
Views: 193   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 4, 2012 9:01pm
by gary kauffman
Norm Miller
Norm Miller, Norm's Antique Auto Supply, died in January. He had a heart attack in his basement.
Views: 249   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 4, 2012 7:09am
by Yates Milton
Manifold vacuum to Stewart connection
Does somebody has a drawing or picture of the original connection between the admision manifold and the Stewart for an M2? My manuals always show drawings of the engine from the oposite side. Was all cooper? Had some hose and clamps? how was routed? had any curls...
Views: 225   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 3, 2012 2:53pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Parts and other things
Dear friends, I wanted to let everyone know how much I have enjoyed hosting the car meet last year. It made me feel very special to be part of such a wonderful group of people. At the same time I have to apologize for my slow response on email or other. Don't th...
Views: 295   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 3, 2012 8:17am
by Frank Witkowski
What Would You Like To See in The Partner ???
Hi All...... Just as the title says...... We need ideas and articles for the Partner. Put on your thinking caps and make some suggestions. We have one of the best publications in the hobby, how can we make it better?? See Y'all in Traverse City..........
Views: 370   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 2, 2012 8:09am
by Carol Fogarazzo
HEAD GASKET
LOOKING FOR A HEAD GASKET FOR A 1930 4CYL DURANT BORE IS 3-15/16 THIS IS ALL THE INFO I HAVE THE ENGINE IS IN A OLD HOT ROD BUILT IN 1945
Views: 384   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 31, 2012 8:45pm
by gary kauffman
1931 durant 6-14 for sale
i see my 1931 model 6-14 4 door coach sedan, 6 wooden wheels twin fender mounts, complete and almost rust free is for sale for $7200 in Auto Roundup magazine...
Views: 262   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 31, 2012 8:43pm
by gary kauffman
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Durant Pickup
I've got several 28-29 Durant chasses and some 28 Chevrolet trucks. Do you think it's feasible to take a Chevrolet body and put it on the Durant frame, and end up with something worthwhile? Did by chance Durant use the same cabs? Is anyone interested in a project...
Views: 201   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 31, 2012 11:49am
by Norm Toone
Engine Paint Color
Shermwin Williams Automotive in Calgary gave me another code for JX-6386 Gray/Green Color it is Federal Standard Colors 16165.
Views: 204   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 31, 2012 8:20am
by Arthur Thomas
Common Parts
So I got to thinking, I know only certain body parts etc. will fit my R but what about other parts that would be common through other models and years? Lets say window cranks for example, would the ones used on my R have been used on other Stars or Durants in the sa...
Views: 220   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 29, 2012 6:35pm
by Brian D.
'26-'27 Star R coupe parts
Just posted a want add in the classifieds, looking for some parts. Brian.
Views: 181   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 28, 2012 11:14am
by Brian D.
Drive shaft u-joints
Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on taking these guys out. I have all the grease housing, spring and retainer removed and am wondering where to go next to get the joint itself out. I am also looking for info on replacement u-joints, one is shot and...
Views: 397   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jan 26, 2012 9:26pm
by Brian D.
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wood artilery wheel
I am looking for a 19 in.wood artilery wheel 6 bolt. to be used for a spairtire that mounts on the rear for my durant.
Views: 262   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 25, 2012 3:49am
by Norm Toone
Charleston SC Spring Meet
Hi All, Just booked my air flight to Charleston. Will see you all on the afternoon of the 19th.
Views: 180   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 24, 2012 8:34pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
Yes I know it's not even Christmas yet, but I wanted to start everyone thinking about where the ECC is going to have their spring meet this year in April. And we are only talking about 6 months away. So let me hear some suggestions on where you would like it. Remembe...
Views: 891   Replies: 31
Last Post: Jan 23, 2012 9:21am
by Charles A. Spitz...
Look What's In My Garage
I volunteered to get a 1904 curved dash Oldsmobile running for the local historical society. One cylinder, 2 speed planetary transmission under the seat. Engine turns. Needs a brake drum and front spring leaf between the tiller and the axle. Anyone had any experi...
Views: 482   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 22, 2012 3:11am
by Norm Toone
Oldest Running Chevrolet in the World
Billed as the oldest Running Chevrolet in the world. While I don't know if that is true or not, this car certainly is from Chevrolet's Billy Durant era. http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/f17601/oldest-running-chevrolet-world-1913-chevrolet-classic-six-323-a-75947/
Views: 823   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 19, 2012 4:51pm
by Wayne Farrand
W5 head Torque, uh oh...
Hi all, I purchased my Rugby in Feb this year after purchasing it from a fellow in our local club/museum where it had sat for 20+ years. After getting the old girl back on the road I found the engine to be fumy and decided it was time for a pull apart look at the rin...
Views: 641   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 15, 2012 7:30pm
by Kevin
1928 Durnat Coupe
There will be a 1928 Durant Coupe coming up for sale in the near future. It is located in Nevada. I have driven it so I know it runs and drives, but it will need work. I will post details in the For Sale froum after I learn more, hopefully by Monday. Rick
Views: 233   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 14, 2012 6:27pm
by Rick Botti
star parts assistance for members
I am trying to recall what i read about TIMING CHAIN SETS AND REAR MAIN SEAL "BLOCKS"....didn't someone locate some chains for 14L continentals and a source for the blocks that always breakup???? what about our latest sources for continental gasket sets??.....please...
Views: 202   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 14, 2012 8:14am
by gary kauffman
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millatery wheel and radiator
looking for 1 millitary wheel for 1929 Durant M4 coupe .One H/l lenze 7 inch,
Views: 199   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 9:31pm
by GENE
19' Wood Wheels
I am replacing the wood spokes in my artillary wheels and am having trouble getting the split rim to remain butted together when I install the fellow-wood spoke-hub assembly back into the tire-split rim assembly. Does anyone know how the locking devise shown in the p...
Views: 484   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 3:14am
by Norm Toone
Hub Puller needed 3 inch by 16 Thread
I will buy or rent Thanks Kenny Z.
Views: 160   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 10, 2012 3:37pm
by kenny Z
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Timing Chain Noise?
I've got a metallic tapping noise at the front end of my 15L. It is intermitent and seems to occur mostly after the car has warmed up. It sounds like when a fan blade hits the radiator. At first I thought it was a bad cooling fan bearing but today I removed the fan...
Views: 213   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 7, 2012 9:44pm
by Dave Webster
Need some information on Trico Windshield Wiper motor for my Model 65
Seem to remember in an old Durant Club magazine a list of model numbers for Trico windshield wipers for our cars. Anybody have a copy of it? Need to know the Model number for the Trico that would fit my 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door.
Views: 192   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 6, 2012 9:14am
by Mike Linthicum
Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all Durant members worldwide from The Sunburnt Country! We have had a very mild summer so far instead of sweltering in high humidity it is a pleasant 28C.
Views: 197   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 1, 2012 4:21pm
by John Sweeney
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hi all: Happy New Year from the folks in Canada! We had some snow here in Guelph, but it has almost all disappeared. We wish everyone a prosperous and healthy New Year. Lots of Durant functions. Gordon & Mary Carolyne.
Views: 174   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 1, 2012 7:33am
by Frank Witkowski
Hauoli Makahiki Hou
which means Happy New Year. Peg and I extend our best wishes to all of our Durant friends as we commence 2012.
Views: 150   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 30, 2011 5:48pm
by gary kauffman
Making another trip south. Free parts delivery available.
I am heading south in Feb. for a vacation. Have an empty 1 ton pickup . If anyone needs parts brought down I can take a pretty good load and the cost of shipping would be saved . I will be travelling from Kamloops B C t the East Kootenays. Then head south across th...
Views: 195   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 28, 2011 10:41pm
by Ken
Christmas
Just to wish you all a very merry Christmas and the best in the new year. Hope you find that ellusive part for the car under your tree or in your sock and that the new year sees you completing the latest project. Ken and Norma
Views: 474   Replies: 13
Last Post: Dec 26, 2011 8:26pm
by Lance Chabot
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