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How did tire discussion get to Tim Hortons donuts.
Please be assured that I would never drop a Tim Bit let alone a real Timmies donut. THUS !!! The Tim Hortons that do live in the US are not my fault but are my pleasure to attend.
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Last Post: May 3, 2012 12:22pm
by Jack Connor
Continental engine 14L valve springs
Any idea where I could find 12 new springs for a Continental 14L engine?
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Last Post: May 1, 2012 7:00pm
by Don Shilling
Rear wrap around tin?
Does anybody know what is supposed to go above the rear deck, rear window area starting behind the doors. Is this just wood framed and wrapped in fabric/vinyl or is there supposed to be a metal backer for a 29 coupe. I was looking at the orange 29 coupe in the photos...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 9:39pm
by Todd K.
Misc. info.
Hello I am a new owner about to bring home a 29 model 60 coupe. Does anybody know if this car came with stock running boards that were wood?.Also was the rumble seat an option (can I add one) if it was not stock to this car?. Thanks Todd
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 9:32pm
by Todd K.
Traverse City Annual meet.
Reservations confirmed. Have intentions to bring our car. See U all there. Ken and Dorothy Brink
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2012 3:33pm
by Ken Brink
Question for all you Durant mechanics
While in Charleston saw in Ron's car manual an eye bolt device that they put in I believe #3 cylinder to pull the engine. I know I don't have to use this, but was wondering if anybody knew the size and dimensions of this eye bolt. I believe the spark plugs have fine...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2012 5:46am
by Mike Linthicum
Brake linings specs plus Vancouver.
Good day gentlemen/gentlewomen. I need to reline my brakes. Seems to be a every 2500 miles affair (mind you I drive in hilly country). Brake shop in Edmonton has charged me $500 twice for relining my brakes. Too much money. So: I have bought a hole counter...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2012 4:47pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Meet
Fresh back from the recent East Coast Chapter Meet in Charleston and had a great time seeing everyone. Weather was great, not too hot and the rain held out for us. Tour of the Hunley Submarine was exceptional and the bus tour around Charleston was great. Hope everyon...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2012 12:24pm
by Mike Linthicum
Hotel information & Schedule for April East Coast Chapter Spring Meet
Ok Durantonians, as promised here is the hotel information, and schedule as I have it now for the DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet April 19th through April 22, 2012. Your not going to want to miss this event! Hotel Wingate by Wyndham 9280 University Boulev...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2012 9:07am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
Pacific Coast Chapter of DMAC Mystery Tour
Pacific Coast Chapter of DMAC Mystery Tour begins on May 8th just a couple of weeks behind the East Coast Chapter Tour. Come join us and kick some tire and have a great time. I just made my hotel reservations. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2012 11:31am
by Rick Botti
. . . looking for photo . . .
We owned a 1931 Durant panel delivery truck. I learned to drive in it. Does anyone have a photo of such and animal?
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2012 5:48am
by Norm Toone
Looking for advice on sale of Durant
First my apologies if this is the wrong forum to discuss selling our Durant. Our 1926 Star was giving to my son by my father and at 17 with college looming and storage getting more costly we are looking into selling. Any advice is greatly appreciated Bill & Col...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2012 4:46am
by william radichel
Links to website back up and running
Hemmings moved all of their car club websites to another server today. This temporality broke several links inside the website as well as the domain forwarding addresses. All has been repaired and the following domain names are working once again; durantmotors.org...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2012 9:50am
by Rick Botti
I need a roof
Hi everyone, Its been a while since I have been on here. The restoration is going slow. I am in need of a new roof for my M2. Can anyone point me in the right direction of someone that sells them? Thanks, Adam
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2012 5:21am
by Mike Linthicum
Oil Filter for a 14L
The filter on my 14L had a number of felt discs for the filtering element. My research has turned up a Wix 51598 cartridge as a suitable replacement. Am I on the right track? What do you guys use?
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2012 2:27pm
by Phil Peters
Early Durant car colors
Got a question for everyone. Does anybody have any information on what colors the early Durants and Stars were painted prior to 1928. I posted the chart for the 1928 colors and we have good documentation on the colors after 1929, but what about the earlier cars. I kn...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2012 7:36am
by Frank Witkowski
Hope everyone here is doing well. It's been a while since my last post here. About a year and 1/2 ago I finished everything mechanical on my Durant 614 and was ready to put it together. The only thing stopping me was the brakes. I had the drums pulled off, the pads...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2012 2:57am
by Norm Toone
Paint color
Anybody know which of the four greens offered in 1929 is a green/blue (it is more green than blue). I sure would like to put a name to it. Also what is the best modern substitute to match for touchups, laquer, enamel,..?? Thanks
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2012 12:23pm
by Mike Linthicum
Parts interchange
Does anybody know if a 29 coupe shares the same body parts such as door strikers, rear quarter, bumper brackets,... with other makes and models of that era? I am short a few items and have a damaged rt. rear quarter. How about wire wheels also, were these an option b...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2012 12:07pm
by Norm Toone
New Update
Added more picture of 1923 Durant Sport Touring Model A22 Owned by Don Price to the Durant Photograph page. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2012 8:34am
by Bill Hoaglan
Need new Bendix.
I need to replace my Starter Bendix. I need a recommendation for replacement. Will Ford Model A starter Bendix work as a replacement? Thanking you for any suggestion. Ken Brink
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2012 7:08pm
by Vince O'Brien
Proper Horn for '29 D60 ?
Could someone send me a pic of the proper horn and proper location for my '29 D60? I would appreciate it.
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2012 5:00pm
by Don Shilling
Fire Order
My literature collection is all packed away due to some renovation, can someone provide my the correct firing order for my a22 Thanks again Lew
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2012 7:36pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Correct Carb On D60
In sorting out my goodies for my '29 D60, I find the carb that came with all the loose parts is a used Tillotson TLW (Trout Line Weight). There was a list of correct carbs used on our cars many years ago and I can't find it. What are you guys running?
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2012 4:53pm
by Phil Peters
What's In Your Garage???
Hi All..... Sometimes it's nice to see some "works in progress". Please share some of your "Treasures" with us. I'll start off with a couple pictures in some of my garages. The first group shows our 6-17, along side the Durant-Dort Blue Ribbon Buggy. T...
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2012 2:02pm
by Norm Toone
Durant and Stars Found
Has anyone else received an email from Ron Arounde concerning some Durant and Star derelicts stored in a chicken house in Kansas? He said they were about 1/2 mile off I-35 at mile marker 101. He said he would like them hauled away before he sells the property. I've...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2012 9:45am
by Frank Witkowski
25 Locomobile Model 48 eng Got away, good price!
Last night on E-bay a big 1925 Loco Model 48 6 Cyl T-head 524.8 cubic inch engine [Non removable head; 3 sets of 2 cylinders bolted to crankcase] sold for $3350 after 18 bids by about 6 people. The engine shown was a "very nice" old engine. This was the huge 103...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2012 9:27pm
by Lance Chabot
Tornado in Texas
I sure hope Don Shilling is okay in Texarkana- I see the tornado pics on T V and they look to be pretty close to his area. Would hate to see his hangers flying through space scattering all the great cars and parts he has all over Texas. Ken
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2012 8:39pm
by Don Shilling
Took a drive today
to look at a parts car. The picture the fellow sent me in the mail, yes actual photo on paper, was probably taken quite a few years ago. The condition of the car today is not good. I offered him $200.00 for what was left and he refused and held fast at $800.00. N...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2012 2:29pm
by Brian D.
Rugby info from down under.
Been emailing Tubby (Pat Davis) in Australia. He's in the Links part of DMAC for want ads Australia. He just sent me this link which is not shown. Interesting about Utility vans plus other info we might not know of. Few pages on Billy as well. http://www.r...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2012 1:43pm
by Norm Toone
New Durant picture update
Just added picture of Don Shilling's new 1929 Durant D60 with Mifflinburg body to the Durant Photographs page. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2012 1:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Second Argentina Durant cars meet - Segundo encuentro de Argentina de autos Durant.
By this way we are trying to inform not contacted yet Argentine Durant Motors products owners, that we are organizing for March 25th the second meet. Interested contact me or Walter Pre. Por este medio estamos tratando de informar a propietarios de productos de D...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2012 1:34pm
by Walter Pre
New Argentina Update
I have added three links to the Previous Events page of last weeks Argentina Meet. Use the Previous Events button to your left. Rick
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2012 12:14am
by Rick Botti
Engine color
What is the correct engine color for a 1925 Star F with Serial # C, black or gray/green? Thank you.
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2012 2:33pm
by Mike Linthicum
Sedan for sale
Sedan for sale in NY. 1931 4dr Durant. Basket case needing restoration. In Rochester NY. The fellow's name is Parnell Hauser, phone number is 585-216-5656. He did not give a price.He has some pictures. Ross
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2012 9:12am
by Ross Hoevet
Flywheel timing marks
I took my flywheel off and did not note the position of the timing marks. I have my number one cylinder at T.D.C. and am now wondering where to position the flywheel. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Brian.
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2012 10:54pm
by Brian D.
Camshaft Regrinding
Has anyone had any experience with regrinding a 14L camshaft for modern day operation and fuels? I called Kenyon Machine Shop in San Diego and whoever I talked to literally blew me off and said to find someone in Dallas.
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2012 8:36pm
by Don Shilling
Re: Tillotson Carburetor for W5
Does anyone have the basic specifications for the 1929 Durant 40 Tillotson Carburetor R-6A for the W5? I am looking for float level setting, idle adjustment turns, idle speed and high speed adjustment turns. Any help in finding the above would be appreciated. Phil
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2012 7:22pm
by Phil Peters
Using different wheels
I am having trouble finding good usable wheels for my '26 coupe and got to wondering if wheels from different manufacturers that would fit? Any thoughts or has anyone tried?
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2012 1:32pm
by Brian D.
Last day to register at the hotel in Charleston for DMAC ECC Spring Meet
Just a reminder that today is the last day to register at the hotel in Charleston to get the DMAC discount rate. If you have not done so yet and even think you might go, contact the hotel and register today! You can always cancel later if your plans change. See the p...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2012 5:57pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Star speedster color choices
Hi Star guys. I am completing the bodywork and am now preparing to paint the Star. It is a speedster body. It once had a painted green frame, varnish on the wood spokes, red centers and rims, and siver painted wheels. The body was once yellow with black fenders,...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2012 9:47am
by Lance Chabot
Durant musuem in Detroit
In this week's Autoweek magazine(3/19), on page 20 there is an article about Ted Stahl's garage/museum in Detroit Michigan. One of the paragraph's states how Ted is a big fan of Billy Durant and how important Durant was to the Detroit area. Someone from the area shou...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2012 11:55am
by Ross Hoevet
Added pictures of Don Palla's 1925 Star Race car to Star Photographs section. Added info and downloadable Registration and Agenda forms to Club Events page. Added Four BIG events this year from Canada to Argentina to Club Events page! Updated items and prices in...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2012 8:35am
by Rick Botti
Help to Identify
A fellow I know bought this at auction and is looking for some help identifying what it may be. Here are a few pics. http://s986.photobucket.com/albums/ae347/BDomney/Unknown%20chassis/
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2012 4:11pm
by Brian D.
1926 Flint B-40 For Sale
Hi All...... Here is a link to a Flint for sale in Utah. Looks like a lot of good parts for $2,000 Enjoy......Frank http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list%2Fview&ad=6881429
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2012 11:23am
by Frank Witkowski
Can you identify?
I just purchased a 1929 and have found many things that don't add up. This car was purchased new in 1931 at the Oakland plant by my great grandfather. He owned it until atleast 1942. I have some old 16mm. family movies that show it but are only from a distance. my qu...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2012 1:17pm
by Norm Toone
1926 Star Front Wheel Seals
Anyone out there know the make and number of the front wheel seals for a 1926 Star "M" ?
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2012 1:19pm
by Brian D.
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