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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...
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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
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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.!
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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
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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...
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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
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2011 3:27pm
by Norm Toone
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
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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
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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...
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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?
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2011 9:10pm
by Dave McVeda
Possible hauling from Florida to Oklahoma, late Oct.
All Club members, Another "300 car" collector auction is coming up in late Oct. in Westville Ok. 74965, mid-eastern border of OK, 25 miles west from Fayetteville Ark. I will be heading North 20 Oct to be at this VanDerBrink Auction listing (Tel:507-673-2517, 605...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2011 6:37am
by Lance Chabot
Durant Coupe / Parts for sale Honolulu Hawaii
Hi All... This Durant is for sale. If interested contact Glenn at his email: glennt@servco.com If the wife ? significant other has been bugging you for a trip to Hawaii, this might be the chance you've been waiting for!! Check out the data plate, what is a...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2011 6:03am
by Frank Witkowski
Same Owner
I've owned my Durant for 31 years! Seems hard to believe,,I've never had a car that long. Just sayin'.........
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2011 5:28pm
by Norm Toone
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver B.C.
Okay everyone, starting to worry, so far I have received four registrations for this years meet. Please give me at least heads up who will for sure attend. Just drop me an email to let me know if you will attend just have to get rough number for my planning. Than...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2011 8:24am
by Rick Botti
Lost interest and time
Some one needs this more than me. Restoration started years ago and stored in my barn. Pictures available.
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2011 10:48am
by Frank Witkowski
27 Star Landau for sale
Hi all: Every so often I look at a web site www.prewarcar.com and they just posted a real nice 27 Star Landau. Good pictures and interesting history. It is from the Colman Young Estate. Phone number is 734-730-4274. Price is listed at $9,400. This is a great...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2011 10:38pm
by Gary Yelle
new honeycomb rad
i have a recored honeycomb rad for sale 26/27 star model r may fit a 4 cyl. also ? 800$ plus shipping.
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2011 8:48pm
by brian boys
What is an Avatar URL ?
Question: What is an Avatar URL? Answer: It's a new feature that allows to insert a small picture of your car, dog, cat, yourself, etc, as a way to identify yourself. I have inserted a small picture of my car as an example. Question: So how can I do that? An...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2011 10:51am
by Rick Botti
Possible hauling from PA to Wyoming
Hi Fellow Durantians, I just bought a 1919 Model T Ford in Wyoming. I'm planning to go pick up the car in October. We'll be leaving eastern PA on October 5th. Going out I will be traveling with an empty, open trailer from PA, to Wisconsin, To Western Onterio (Inte...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2011 4:15pm
by Leonard Burkhold...
Working on website
Over the next few days I will be moving a large number of files from an old server to a new one. This means that you will notice broken links primarily, but not limited to the Past Events and Photographs sections of the website. This will be a slow and tedious p...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2011 1:08pm
by Norm Toone
1926 Star in Oct Auction and MANY early Cars.
All, Frank, There is a 1926 Star car ("cut coupe"?) in the VanDerBrink Auctions listing (Tel:507-673-2517, 605-201-7005 or www.vanderbrinkauctions.com); in "The Johnson Collection", on page 107 of the new Oct 2011 Hemmings magazine. Auction is 15 October at La Mo...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2011 8:38am
by Lance Chabot
Durant & Frontenac Tail light Lens & Bezels For Sale
Hi All...... There is an ad for these new reproduction Lens and Bezels on the AACA forum. These are the type with the beehive and etched name, used on later cars. The fellow is in New Zealand. You can follow the link for detailed info and pictures. http:/...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2011 4:53am
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2011 4:14am
by Norm Toone
I am happy to announce that Mac Irvine has completed the restoration of his 1929 Model 40 Sedan. Current pictures have been added to the Durant page of the Photographs section. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2011 8:12pm
by Rick Botti
Unusual Model of Rugby/Star
Nosing thru Ebay I came across a 1926 Rugby for sale down under. This car has several unusual features that I noticed. The engine side firewall is different than any M or F Star that I have ever seen. On the inside, the instruments are the same as a '26 Star or Rugb...
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2011 11:30am
by Frank Witkowski
Are any of the club members going to Hershey this year? I plan to go 3 of the days. Tom
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2011 10:40am
by Ed Vomero
New Board of Directors Members
Hi All..... Had a great time in Vancouver!! Got a chance to meet some old friends and make new ones. I have added these members to the BOD: Don Shilling, Central region Gary Yelle, Western region With these two additions the Board is com...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2011 10:29am
by Frank Witkowski
Spicer Failed
Recently I started to hear a chatter or knocking sound coming from the rear of the motor. The sound was present even at idle and the car developed a weird vibration at 30-45mph. So after a phone call with Lance Haynes, I checked the Spicer. It appeared to be time to...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2011 9:42am
by Rick Botti
Looking for parts
Starting my search for some parts that will be needed in my restoration. Not at the point of needing them just yet, but want to put it out there. 1. Robe Rail for back of seat 2. Foot Rest for Floor 3. Coincidental ignition switch & Locking device. Doesn't need...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2011 7:34am
by Mike Linthicum
Canada Meet is underway
Cars arrived today. Thursday starts first day of touring. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2011 7:27am
by Bill Hoaglan
Looking For Info.
I know this is not Durant related but really need information on the 1939 Cadillac Series 6119f or just plain 6119. The AACA Library had nothing and I talked to GM Archives and they had nothing on the 6119f. The 6119f had a division or partition between the front and...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2011 5:21pm
by Lance Chabot
More Tow and Trailer tips.
Vince and all; More Tow and Trailer tips. Currently I own 5 trucks and a Jeep of various ages and sizes from ¼ ton to 1 Ton, 4 X 4 and regular axle, automatic and stick trans., which are all good for some things. Some are antiques; 1947 Jeep CJ-2A , 59 Chevy...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2011 8:42pm
by Lance Chabot
car for sale
Hello all. We are offering for sale a beautiful 1931 Durant 6-14 Sedan for sale. Its a perfect runner and ready to go, asking price is $21,000.00 or best offer. The car is located in Edmonton. If your interested write me at canadiansteamengines@gmail.com
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2011 2:55pm
by Dave Hoover
Trailer question
I'm trailering my Star to Vancouver and back and then my Model T to another tour near Santa Barbara. 3000+ miles. I bought the trailer used about 1000 miles ago and have never inspected the brakes. I know nothing about trailer brakes. The nearest trailer service d...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2011 10:10pm
by Lance Chabot
Need New valve Springs
After having the engine rebuilt, the new higher compression is to much for the old valve springs. Looking as to where I can acquire new ones or at least the Out side dimensions, and the installation height of new ones. For A-22 engine.
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2011 5:32am
by Lewis Mendenhall
Leaf spring mtg pins
I am reworking the leaf springs on a D75 and noticed wear on the pins that are press-fit through the leaf and hold them to the shackles. These are hardened pins that are 0.875" in diameter and have a taper on both ends that ride in the shackle. I am thinking to make...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2011 10:16am
by Bill Hoaglan
Car for sale
If you want a Durant car that is ready to drive and enjoy, not just to work on all the time, mine is for sale. Pictures can be seen in the photograph section of this website. Asking 16,000. email jgrg101@yahoo.com or phone 740.282.6667
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2011 7:29am
by Jim Glover
Durant Restoration Video
After getting a lot of questions from people about the restoration job of the car, I thought I would video my grandfather with the car going over his restoration work. If anyone is interested, I was planning on bringing the DVD to the meet in Vancouver next week....
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2011 5:01am
by Frank Witkowski
A-22 Oil Pump
For years people in the know complemented me on the great oil pressure on my 22. I assumed it was due to the very low mileage and every thing was tight. I was blissful in my ignorance!! I removed the oil pump and ran some parts cleaner through it to remove the...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2011 11:08am
by Bill Hoaglan
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