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Complete Star Motor Riverside California
Hi.... A complete Star 4 cylinder motor is available in Riverside California. If interested contact me for owners contact info.... Frank ---
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2011 6:52am
by Frank Witkowski
Flint Tie Rod
We are working on a 1924 Flint E55 that has no adjustments on the tie rod to change the toe-in. We have 1/2" toe out and want to change to 1/8" toe-in. Hate to cut and slash the existing tie rod, what am I missing?? Thank You
Views: 296   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 5, 2011 11:25am
by Dave Webster
Torrid heat
I have most of the parts I need for this heater. Missing is both ends of the smaller ducts--the end that collects the air from the fan-(a funnel type thing) --and the other end that fits in the floor of the cab--( sort of like a floor register with a vent closer )...
Views: 182   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 3, 2011 10:40am
by Ken McCormick
Heater
Does anyone have a heater on their car? I have most of the pieces for an in car heater that attaches to the exhaust pipe and pipes heat into the car. I need to see a picture or something to show me how it all fits. -I have a basic idea but am not sure how it attaches...
Views: 309   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 3, 2011 12:09am
by Keith N
Cowl lamps
Hi: about a month or so ago I purchased my Durant and the only thing that seems to be missing is the horn and the cowl lamps that fit with the chrome cowl molding. Is there someplace where a person could order a new replacment for them. The ford model A lights...
Views: 247   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 1, 2011 5:51pm
by Marty Jackson
Heater
When you get your car back from the upholstery shop give me a call. I'll come over and see if I can help. The biggest problem is getting enough air into the intake inlet, the small diameter exhaust pipe doesn't help either. You can always resort to gloves, wool so...
Views: 178   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 28, 2011 3:46pm
by Ken McCormick
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Cooling Fan
My cooling fan is starting to make some racket. Haven't taken it apart yet but it does seem to have quite a bit of end-play. I'm assuming a bearing problem. Is there a replacement? It's great being able to get help like this!
Views: 226   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 26, 2011 12:36am
by Vince O'Brien
Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2011 4:44pm
by Frank Witkowski
torrid heat
I have this Torrid heat heater app for my '30 Durant. I finally found some 3" inch flex tubing so I can install this thing. A nifty after market heater which works in the same maner as the old VW exhaust heater. The 3" flex tube wraps aruond the exhaust pipe just...
Views: 381   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 19, 2011 10:17am
by Ken Hoshowski
Durant Partner
Carol: Just got the latest issue of "The Durant Partner" and once again you have made it a superlative issue. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole issue and congratulate you on your efforts. Gord
Views: 551   Replies: 16
Last Post: Nov 19, 2011 5:22am
by Gordon F. Curl
sending unit for model 60
hey uncle normie, do you remember where to get those sending units you pictured on the discussion back in may 31, 2010..i need one now that i have a 1929 60 sedan.... i took mine out and it is a 4 bolt in unit..screws actually...doesnot look all that bad but new...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2011 9:49pm
by gary kauffman
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brakes
does anyone know what thickness the linings should be on a reline for bendix 3 shoe brakes,any reply would be appreciated. thanks bob obrien
Views: 299   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 14, 2011 5:42pm
by bob obrien
packing nut
I am looking for a packing nut for a Durant water pump or something that will work.
Views: 183   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 14, 2011 11:52am
by Norm Toone
clutch pad thicknest
Does any one know how thick the clutch pads are on '28-'29 Durant's with W5 motors?
Views: 243   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 12, 2011 5:24am
by Norm Toone
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Gas Gauge Sending Unit Float
I got my gummed up gas tank sending unit working again but the float was shot. Tried a cork from a wine bottle but wouldn't float in gas. Anyone found a suitable replacement float? Would be nice to have a working gauge again!
Views: 406   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 7, 2011 10:16am
by Paul
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Locomobile 48
The Dec Collectible Automobile magazine has a photo spread of a Locomobile 48. It mentions Durant. I suspect the colors are non-authentic for 1923, but it looks flashy. Engine looks archaic. Like a 1918 Waukesha truck or tractor engine.
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2011 11:51am
by cdmn
Website updates
Website updates over the weekend. 1. Events Section – Removed completed tours and added registration form and Agenda for the DURANT GATHERING in Ontario Canada. 2. Misc - Updated various links and back-end work 3. Store – Added new DMAC shirt an...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2011 6:51pm
by Rick Botti
Front brake recommendation
I've been having trouble with my front brakes for a few years now my 6-14 has been converted to hydrulic brakes and had a set of drums of a 67 chevy 1/2 ton I've been having tons of trouble stoping and have had wheel cylinders rip out of the backing plate. I'm an aut...
Views: 450   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 4, 2011 4:08pm
by Norm Toone
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"THE CAR THAT STARTED IT ALL" IS FOR SALE
DEAR DURANT FRIENDS, THE 1930 DURANT MODEL 6-14 4 DOOR SEDAN CURRENTLY ON EBAY IS "THE CAR THAT STARTED IT ALL"...IT WAS THE DURANT I BOUGHT IN THE 1960'S THAT SENT ME TO HERSHEY WEARING A SIGN THAT ASKED..."WHAT THE HECK IS A DURANT". THE 20 OR SO MEN THAT STOPPE...
Views: 528   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 2, 2011 8:26pm
by gary k
clutch materal
I need to rebuild my clutch so i need to find some bulk clutch materal so i can do it myself can anyone help me out?
Views: 188   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 2, 2011 5:10pm
by Bill Hoaglan
throwout bearing
does anyone know if the dentations on the end of the throwout bearing for the three fingers are normal or are they wear marks.should they be filled up when restoring or does it matter.i would appreciate any help i can get. thanks bob obrien
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Last Post: Oct 31, 2011 5:56pm
by bob obrien
window weather stripping
Can anyone tell me where I can see a picture showing how this stuff is installed ? I have all the material--just dont want to mess up now. The windshiels is pretty near straight foreward but not sure of the upper part yet. Side and rear window are different and I h...
Views: 165   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 30, 2011 7:31pm
by Ross Hoevet
ebay headlights
Did someone get the pair of headlights on eBay?
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2011 8:15pm
by wayne farrand
Dome light
Does anybody out there have a picture of the correct dome light for the 1930 deluxe sedan. I noticed one for sell on Ebay, but don't know if is the right one.
Views: 282   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 29, 2011 7:47pm
by gary k
New Forum
I’ve added a new forum for the purpose of Buy, Sell and Trading parts and cars. Should make it easier to find stuff now. Rick
Views: 196   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 28, 2011 3:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
Horn repair
We have been having trouble with the horn on our 26 Star. After very little time a hard turn to the right or left results in the horn sounding. It seems the turn shorts out the horn at the steering wheel. Anyone know a cure stopping this from happening? Steve
Views: 218   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 26, 2011 6:48pm
by Rick Botti
BIG Auction trip results Not a Locomobile!!
Hi All, Well back from the "big car Estate Auction" over the weekend in eastern Okla. Over 400 vehicles including 300+ antique cars there in 5 rows of a BIG field all for highest bid over $100-$200 to start! Many cars were Condition #5 (project) or better, complete...
Views: 248   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 26, 2011 5:21am
by Lance Chabot
Vancouver DVD
Rick: I just received your DVD on the Vancouver tour and it is fantastic. Cyndi & I watched it over and over again. It brought back fond memories of good times and meeting new friends. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put together the highlights of t...
Views: 368   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 25, 2011 1:16pm
by Yates Milton
DMAC 2012 Elections
The DMAC was founded by enthusiasts of Billy Durant and his Durant Motor Company. Following the lead of Yates Milton, created this organization from just a dozen or so people at its organizational meeting in 1998. Now in 2011 the DMAC now has members in fifteen coun...
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2011 12:22pm
by Rick Botti
engine and more parts for sale --
Al Scholes a former member has a 30 614 engine for sale for 140.00 Apparently he has other parts as well but I dont know what they areb . He will sell the engine for 140 00 and the rest will be thrown in with the deal -- I dont know how to contact Al but I would thi...
Views: 330   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 21, 2011 5:20pm
by Frank Witkowski
escutcheons and springs
I found some= They are not actually durant but at least they will work --Check out -Snyders antique auto parts. These are chromed and look pretty good to me Ken
Views: 224   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 19, 2011 3:39am
by Norm Toone
It made me laugh out loud
While going throuigh the pictures of the meet in Langley last month, I came across a picture of Frank. His expression caught me by surprise and made me laugh out loud.!
Views: 421   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 17, 2011 1:27pm
by Gordon F. Curl
21" Hayes Wire wheels - FORD
Does anyone out there have a pair of 21" Hayes wire wheels for a Model T. We have a pair of fronts and need a pair of rear wheels. Gord
Views: 303   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 16, 2011 1:25pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Door and window handle trim
I need the rossettes? (think that is a good name) that go under the handles and over the upholstery for the door and window cranks. I could use a total of six. Any one know where I can find these things? Slowly but surely this car is coming together. One da...
Views: 305   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 15, 2011 3:27pm
by Norm Toone
weather stripping
Anyone know where I can get the weather stripping for around the windows of my car . The track the glass runs in. Also need the rubber gasket material used around the doors and rumble seat lid . Any help would be appreciated. Ken
Views: 333   Replies: 5
Last Post: Oct 13, 2011 3:27pm
by Norm Toone
Manuals
Any A-22ers needing an Illistrated parts book or operators manual their is a pair on ebay...buy it now at 24.99 for both...Item #130586048612
Views: 222   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 12, 2011 8:11am
by Bill Hoaglan
Dort runabout barn find
I know of a complete unrestored Dort runabout in abarn in Massachusetts
Views: 266   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 12, 2011 6:32am
by Robert DeAngelis
1884 De Dion Runabout Sells for $4.62 Million at RM Auction
1884 De Dion Runabout Sells for $4.62 Million at RM Auction By Jake Lingeman By AutoWeek Oct 10, 2011 7:57AM Two weeks ago we told you about one of the world's oldest running motor cars going up for auction in Hershey, Pa. That car, the 1884 De Dion Bouton Et T...
Views: 240   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 12, 2011 5:11am
by Lance Chabot
Firewall what color?
OK Got a questions for all my fellow Durantonians. What color was the firewall painted from the factory? Black or body color? Whats the general opinion?
Views: 969   Replies: 23
Last Post: Oct 9, 2011 11:46pm
by Ross Hoevet
Need bearing part numbers
Does anyone the modern part numbers for: 1. Throw-out bearing 1930-31 22A engine. 2. Front and rear bearing for 1930-31 transmission w/22A engine
Views: 260   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 8, 2011 4:40pm
by Ross Hoevet
Results of RM auction at Hershey:
Hi All: Anyone with a laptop at Hershey please let me know how the RM auction came out. I am interested in one special car. Thanks, Gary garyyelle@msn.com
Views: 233   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 8, 2011 4:13pm
by Frank Witkowski
Ed Vomero's 1923 Star Shines Again !!
Hi All....... Ed Vomero and his 1923 Star touring have been invited to attend the Monmouth County Concours d' Elegance. This is a very prestigious event and only the best are invited to attend. If you have seen Ed's Star you know this AACA Hershey Senior Awa...
Views: 666   Replies: 9
Last Post: Oct 7, 2011 3:54pm
by Mike Linthicum
1930 Durant Coupe 617 for sale
I found this Durant in my area. Didn't get to talk to the owner but he is open to offers. Original mohair there but needs some interior work and top. 20K might be original. Running boards are wood. Runs. Fuel system changed to newer style pump, has new gas tank. Has...
Views: 1379   Replies: 4
Last Post: Oct 7, 2011 3:51pm
by Mike Linthicum
Harry C. Breckbill Durant Dealer Strasburg Pennsylvania
Hi All.... The picture of these ink blotters was posted in our guest book by John Lloyd. Anyone know any history of this dealer?? Frank --- http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo90/6193068827/
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2011 4:55pm
by Frank Witkowski
King Pin Kit for Durant/Star/Flint
I have an extra Franz Fraitzl produced King Pin Kit with bearings, pins, bushings and spacers for Durants/Stars and Flints. Same price-$300 Phil Peters
Views: 268   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 30, 2011 7:22am
by Paul
Body Work
A while back someone posted about body restoration & was putting it all on a C D . Anyone remember who to contact? Thanks Glenn
Views: 306   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 29, 2011 5:18pm
by Glenn Guild
A-22 Durant Questions
Hello. First, i´d like to excuse me for my english, because i´am from germany. I try to write as good as possible. Hope you can understand me. My boss buy last week a durant Typ A22 Touring or Sport Touring. The car was looked in stone walls for many...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2011 4:33pm
by Frank Witkowski
Free Star Motor Logansport Indiana YES FREE !!
Hi All... Here is an opportunity for any Durantonians in the Midwest. This is a copy of the email Wendy sent me, hope someone will claim this motor. "The motor is located in Logansport, Indiana. Dad says that it's a 1924 STAR Motor. It ran freely he said...
Views: 423   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 29, 2011 7:30am
by Wendy Alvarez
1930 614 deluxe sedan
Received this email in Aug from joe 90 mackinson@live.com.ar Hi Norm. I´ve picked your e-mail from Durant´s Forum. A month ago I bought my Durant and I´ve just started it´s restoring. I´m attaching few pictures. Could you sugge...
Views: 341   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 29, 2011 4:34am
by S. Blomquist
Durant engine and transmission for sale.
I have a Durant engine and transmission that my father believed was out of a Star. It is a 4 cylinder Continental with carb and distributor. The engine and transmission both turn over freely. It is mounted on the original frame and also has the bulkhead. I would like...
Views: 216   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 28, 2011 9:10pm
by Dave McVeda
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