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Accessing website issues
Depending on your location, domains durantmotors.com and durantmotors.org have had issues that continue to persist. However we have a backup, either durantmotors.net or DMACweb.com should work in most cases. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2020 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
1931 DeVaux Sport Coupe for sale.
There is a 1931 Rumble Seat, Sport Coupe for sale in California. It was part of a collection that was for sale in Riverside about a year ago. It is a good car and has a perfect history. First owned by a DeVaux dealer, Harry Hoy from Wisconsin. If interested, contact...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2020 3:08pm
by Gary Yelle
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Cliff Durant watch mystery
I have this watch which is engraved "Scooter" Congratulations and sincerest wishes Cliff Durant 6-18-36". I have researched Cliff, but I cant figure out who is/was "Scooter"? I plan on selling the watch any suggestions on venue and price would also be of help.
Views: 109   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 10, 2020 3:27pm
by Brian Johnson
Durant Rugby racer for sale
Something you don’t see everyday. https://youtu.be/v5-RZ2sTyYs
Views: 201   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 4, 2020 10:04pm
by cdmn
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Everyone: A very Happy and Prosperous New Year from the Canadian bunch. We are in the midst of a snowfall making everything look pretty and white. It will be about 3 months before we can get back at working on our cars, unless someone has a heated garage. Mine is no...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2020 11:03pm
by Rick Botti
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!! Rick
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2019 12:52pm
by Rick Botti
Wishing all you Durantonians a very very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah season
Hello All you Durantonians! Before things get crazy and I forget to do this, I want to wish all my fellow Durantonians a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah season. I hope Santa brings you lots of things for your Durant this year and that he gives you good health...
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Last Post: Dec 24, 2019 10:09am
by Ross
Rugby and Durant Vehicles for sale in S. America
In my browsing for US built cars (mainly pre-war Packards) for sale in South America, I came across the following listings for Rugby and Durant cars. Most look like projects (some serious projects) and there is the issue of getting the vehicle from South America to t...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2019 9:34am
by Don Shilling
1931 (wood wheel) DeVaux.!!
Hi All: OH, if I were younger...but I am not. There are only 2 DeVaux,s (that I know of) that have the wood wheels. One coupe in California and the black sedan in Canada. I have been contacted by the owner and he wants to sell. This is our chance to get that ca...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2019 11:52am
by Gordon F. Curl
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Daniel
Desert Center Auction Sedan
So I won the Durant sedan at the Desert Center,Ca auction last week and was able to clean it out this weekend and get a good look at things. IMO it not a restoration candidate, I have seen some very nice examples that do not fetch enough money to justify the time...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2019 5:55pm
by Daniel
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Ignition switch
Is there anyone who specializes in ignition switches,or has a catalog for early 30s ignition switches,will gladly buy a catalog for the info, Dave
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Last Post: Dec 4, 2019 9:30am
by Dave
star 6 distributor
What is the auto lite distributor and cap number
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2019 12:02pm
by Tom Edmonds
Dontate today to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation!
Hello Durantonians! Well for those in the U.S. it's getting closer to the end of the year and the close of our tax year. Those of you looking for last minute non-profit tax donations have to look no further than donating to our own Durant Motors Automobile Museum F...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2019 10:57am
by Mike Linthicum
2020 calendar.. ready
The 2020 Durant Motors Automobile Club calendar is available: $15 each Send payment to Pam VonBergen, 2471 Brush Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1623 include postage; $5.40, $17.25US for Canada, $23.50US International
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2019 7:08am
by Bob Smith
2020 calendar
just asking if the 2020 calendars are for sale still showing 2019 on the web site want to order some for christmas presents thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2019 5:18pm
by jeff quicksell
1930 Durant Hubcap Paint Scheme
I'm trying to find out how the original 1930 Durant Model 407 hubcaps were painted. The ones I have are painted in different ways. Some are painted black where the Durant name is, and they are painted red in different areas. I haven't had any luck in finding a pictur...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2019 6:08am
by Jim Pardubsky
On-line Auction
An on-line auction coming up Nov 2nd...Looks like some interesting stuff....Their is a Durant sedan, looks to me to be an M-2?...Has a W-5...What is the sugnificance of the W-5 engine having cooling system plates in place of soft plugs?...Canadian? https://www.bid...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 5:21pm
by Daniel
shipping chassis
I bought a 1922 touring chassis complete and it is in Montana. I am looking for someone that can deliver it to north Texas. Anyone know any of truckers that run out of that area? If not it looks like a long road trip for me next week. Thanks
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2019 2:31pm
by Don Shilling
Star Woody Mail Truck For Sale AACA Forum
Saw this interesting Star on the AACA Forum. Interesting vehicle. Frank Member Randy Spence Posted Monday at 08:04 PM (edited) This is a 1926 Star. M body style . It is looking for a collector of rare cars. This is a one of a kind. Comes with all th...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2019 12:50pm
by Ross
Durant touring cars.
Looking at this site and through the photos I see a lack of touring bodied Durants in North America for the 1928 and later years. Where there not many made or did not many survive? I think it would interesting to find one in any condition and attempt to revive it. An...
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2019 1:43pm
by Norm Toone
Facebook PCC - San Jose show
Hi Rick: Your participation in the San Jose Car show with the accompanying pictures was simply grand. Sure was great to see the attention the Durant Motora Automobile club gathered. I watched the whole show and it was sure great. Wish we could make it some year, but...
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 9:29am
by Gordon F. Curl
Roadster Interior
Hi All. Cathy's Star roadster is ready for the interior. We need some pictures and ideas for the interior. Please help with this project. Thanks, Cathy & Frank
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 8:51am
by Frank Witkowski
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Ross
Parts for hershey
Just received this note last night.Pamdoud@aol.com From a friend that recently passed away. Splash aprons marked 30-31 Durant,NOS. Can bring to Hershey, otherwise might go to scrap. If NOS get them and hang on your shop wall. Ross
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 12:20am
by Mike Linthicum
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Dave
Free wheeling
Hello everyone, I’m still looking for a dash pull knob or control knob for the free wheeling on my 32 devaux,it says F.w. And below it says in.i don’t know how to describe it other than it looks like it has vertical wings on each side,I’d appreciate...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 10:59am
by Dave
Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show October 9th through 12th, 2019
It's starting to turn to the fall season and it's time for the largest car show and flea market in America again. The Hershey Car show is loaded with lots and lots of things to do. Car Corral with over 500 cars for sale, thousands of flea market spaces, antique car r...
Views: 246   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 14, 2019 11:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Star Engine on AACA site
Found a 1923 Star engine, need info please By Gilks, 19 hours ago in General Discussion Gilks Newbie Gilks Members 0 1 post Posted 19 hours ago Hello all, I have been a lurker on the forum for a while but finally have something worth posting....
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2019 3:53pm
by Norm Toone
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Wndshield weatherstrip.
So on this 1928 Sedan I am re-building what do you guys use for a replacement for the weather seal on the windshield? I see it fits into a groove all around the sides and bottom but have not seen any available that matches the original. Does anyone sell something lik...
Views: 183   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 1, 2019 4:16pm
by Robin Baker
1928 Star Radiator Emblem
What is the diameter (in inches) is the 1928 Star radiator emblem? Are repros made for this emblem? Thanks dk
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2019 11:43am
by Norm Toone
Auction in Idaho
Their is going to be an auction coming up in Kingston, ID which is in the Kellogg area....150 cars with parts cars/junk....I see in one of the back corners of building is a Star Touring (what model?...could go cheap?)) This was on facebook and my son brought it to my...
Views: 121   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 25, 2019 12:43pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Restoration in Progress
Anyone interested in an ongoing progress reports with pics, check out the work on my 1924 Star "C" Touring. Go to Facebook and search Automotive Wood Bodies. While there note the finishing work on a 1928 Durant Sedan. Verrrrry Impressive!
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 7:18am
by Robin Baker
2019 Black Hills Durant Rally
Greetings, DMAC Members! My name is Paulette Ford and this is the first time I've been here on the "Forum" part of our Durant website! So, I HOPE I'm doing this correctly! Just want to let everyone know that things are pretty much in place for our upcoming Septem...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2019 3:04pm
by D J Federlein
1929 bendix duo servo brake shoe return springs
need help locating brake shoe return springs, takes 2 per wheel,1- 6 3/8" between the hooks and 1- 3 5/8" between the hooks, both are 7/16 diameter Thank You
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2019 12:01pm
by Dave Webster
2020 DMAC National Tour
It's just a few days before this years DMAC annual meet in South Dakota gets underway. Guess what, Phil Peters has already been been working on next years event and I'm happy to announce that we'll kickoff the New Roaring Twenties in Clackamas, Oregon. Check the C...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2019 5:23pm
by Rick Botti
Racingrust AKA: Rusty
Hi Friends, I would like to thank Rick Botti for convincing me to attend the Visalia Run this past spring. It was a real endurance drive for Rusty and me. I had a great time and will always remember the event and the wonderful people that I met. Also, I would l...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2019 7:45am
by Rick Botti
De Vaux transmission
Hello, First time for me here. I was at a scrap yard recently and saw a small transmission someone marked, "32 Devaux". Would that be a 1932 De Vaux transmission? How do you identify one? It is marked W G T2 C-1. I went ahead and bought it. Probably another boat anch...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2019 2:13pm
by Dave enrico
Tie Rod ends, adjustment
1926 Star "M" I am trying to adjust my steering. At 30 MPH it is hard to keep the car between the lines. Not much fun and a little scary. I have played with the two adjustments on the worm gears in the steering gearbox and think I have them adjusted as well as...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2019 4:04pm
by Don Shilling
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Hersey
What is the lowdown for hersey swap meet this year?
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2019 4:19am
by Mike Linthicum
For Sale
Looking anxiously for our annual meeting in the Black Hills, Just 23 miles from my house in Custer. My car will be there but at this writing it very well maybe on the trailer with a for sale sign on it. Everything motor wise is correct and it should start but hasn't....
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2019 9:01pm
by David Coppess
Engine tune up parts
Where can I get tune up parts ; spark plugs, points, condenser, rotor, coil, carburetor kit. For 1930 Durant with 6 cylinder Continental Engine, i think15 U is model.
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2019 9:50am
by Rick Botti
Curtis and Marcy Freih wins Judge's Pick Award!
Curtis and Marcy Freih just returned from the Reno Hot August Night event. Curtis's 1924 Star Roadster/Speedster won the Judge's Pick Award. There were 7,000 cars there and after 3 days of judging, their car won the Blue Ribbon. Curtis is so proud of his Star, he dro...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2019 8:42pm
by Curtis and Marcy...
1924 Durant on ebay
Interesting A-22 on ebay. Looks to be a later one with four wheel brakes. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1924-Durant-4S/233311613057?hash=item365274b081:g:JgwAAOSwrHJdSHH6
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2019 9:42am
by Mike Linthicum
zenith carburators
Have a zenith on my 22A engine. Either I did not get tuning info with it or I've lost it. Help? I'd like to get it running optimum for September. Also if anyone has info on air filters they've used on Zeniths I'd appreciate it. I think my hanky/rubber band model i...
Views: 143   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 13, 2019 8:32am
by Wayne C Farrand
1923 Durant Star Distributor conversion
Looking for someone who has distributor conversion info. Looked at decade old posts.Someone makes the 13 tooth gear. Please let me know . Thanks.
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2019 6:05am
by mark armer
Cooling System Trouble
My radiator boils over quickly when driving. I have water circulation and just rebuilt fan. Any suggestions on how to resolve this?
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2019 6:57pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1926 Flint Motor
This is posted over on the AACA site. maybe some of you Flint guys can help him out? Frank https://forums.aaca.org/topic/331419-1926-continental-engine/
Views: 131   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 8, 2019 4:12pm
by Norm Toone
Repo Parts for Star model "C"
Joel Holley, Tulsa, is building a "C" model touring and is having a set of throttle.spark guides made up. These guedes mount on the center, bottom of the instrument panel. These will be aluminum and made with a CNC mill. The originals were cast. They are expected to...
Views: 195   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 2:40pm
by Don Shilling
DURANT CARS OF AUSTRALASIA
If you haven't noticed, I've added a new button to the left side of this website. The button can be found on the bottom of the list and it is called Facebook-AUSTRALASIA. By clicking this button, you will be taken to a new Facebook page called DURANT CARS OF AUSTR...
Views: 144   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 8:05am
by Ray Bell
Valve Spring removal on a W5
Who can tell me an easy way to remove the valve springs from a W5 that's sitting in the car?? I have a stuck open #3 cylinder intake valve. None of the repair manuals for this Continental Engine nor my Model A Ford manuals tell you how to get the springs and the valv...
Views: 126   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 28, 2019 6:54am
by Bob Smith
warning on the brass works radiator
just a warning about this company I had sent my radiator for my 1924 star to this company in march, they received it and gave me a price of 2000 with a new honeycomb core and repairs which I agreed to the price , fast forward 2 weeks age I checked on rad and was told...
Views: 371   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 7:45pm
by Don Shilling
Gas Tank Sending Unit
Is their a suitable 5 hole modern universal replacement sender that would work on our 1932 cars, namely my '32 DeVaux....Reading some old threads is sounds like I would need a 0-90 ohm unit? Am wondering if an "Equus 9982" would work? (I am thinking it could be rever...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 5:57pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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