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Snow Bunny
Well this is what we do with our Stars @ 20 below farenheit... The scene is my 1926 Star's damage being looked at after I have supposed run into a railway cross sign. The scale is 2/3 The Star posed for the sculpture last saturday... have cover for rad.. but geez...
Views: 224   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 20, 2011 7:16am
by Frank Witkowski
Brass Durant ????
Hi All........ OK now that I've gotten your attention ! Cathy has decided that we need a "Brass Car" Now Durant Motors never made one, but Billy Durant did. I'm thinking about a Buick Model 10 @ 1908. Anyone have any experience with or own one? Know...
Views: 952   Replies: 15
Last Post: Feb 19, 2011 7:54am
by Lance Chabot
Parts
I have two 1929 Durante Connecting rods for sale. My father had a wrecking yard for years and I have many old car parts, just ask if you are looking for something, they are all original.
Views: 266   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 18, 2011 6:03am
by Heather Pateman
Christmas Gift
Hi Everyone, For Christmas this year I received 5 yards of Gold canvas material (found at Goodwill) that is printed in white with various cars and names like Essex, Austin, Stanley, Reo, Willys, Pierce, Ford, Maxwell and Durant. My daughter made a hand bag with so...
Views: 259   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 17, 2011 1:54pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Mixed FLINT parts available
All, Hi I'm cleaning house, and have some FLINT parts; Transmission, Hubcaps, Manuals, magazine, Ads, misc. Interior, and maybe some other FLINT chassis, fuel, exhaust, etc. parts. Lots of loose stuff, (Door handles, Screws & Bolts, etc. etc.). These were mixed in...
Views: 177   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 16, 2011 7:22pm
by Lance Chabot
Battery Question
I use battery tenders on all my stored cars. Twice now the tender terminal that was attached to the battery completely corroded away breaking the connection. I end up with a lot of green stuff on the terminal and a dead battery. What gives?
Views: 208   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 11, 2011 7:29am
by Mike Linthicum
Starting Issue
My Star has a W-4 engine with one of Frank's Zenith carbs. I have to both fully retard and choke it to get it to start even when it is hot. I then have to quickly advance the spark or it dies. If the engine is hot, I have to stop choking as well. Any suggestions?
Views: 212   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 10, 2011 10:12pm
by Vince O'Brien
3 speed trans
I am looking for a 3 speed trans for my cars need to be complete
Views: 259   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 8, 2011 4:28pm
by Dave Webster
Shock Webbing
I am on the hunt for woven webbing (flexible strap) material used with the Delco-Remy Lovejoy shocks on the 1928 D75. It is also the same size used in the Gabriel Snubbers (Cleveland, Ohio) on some of our cars. The original webbing size used was 1.25" wide by 3/16"(m...
Views: 336   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 8, 2011 6:28am
by Mike Linthicum
New issue of the partner
Just got my partner and as usual it is a great magazine. Read it cover to cover and kind of relived the Lancaster meet. Was a great time. Many good pictures as well Keep up the great work. Ken
Views: 368   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 7, 2011 8:34pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
THE BOTTI-MOBILE SEDAN
HEY RICK, HOW THE HELL DO YOU EVEN OPEN THE DOORS OF THAT BIG SEDAN IN THAT LOADED-TO-THE WALLS GARAGE???? YOU MAKE MY CROWDED LITTLE CUBBY HOLE LOOK HUGE...!!!!!!!
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2011 7:56pm
by Rick Botti
619 brocheur
Just fooling around in search and found this if any 619 owner is interested. Price 1932 Durant Model 619 Five Passenger Sedan. 8-pg non-color folder ... Durant 1932 sales literature. Durant Model 619 Five Passenger Sedan. www.mclellansautomotive.com/lit/bymake...
Views: 255   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 6, 2011 3:26am
by Norm Toone
621 / 622
Now there you go this place has parts for the 621 and 622. Just need to find such cars if they were even built or just an idea. 1932 DURANT Model 6-21 & 6-22 71hp 199-6cyl 109wb ELECTRICAL - Distributors, Ignition, Plugs, Wires, Tune-up http://www.hagensa...
Views: 242   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 3, 2011 5:39am
by Norm Toone
Founding of Durant Motors
I am writing a book on W.C Durant's son-in-law Dr Edwin Campbell who was one of the incorporators of the Chevrolet Motor Company. He was Durant's executive assistant from 1906 until his (Campbell's) death in 1929. I am trying to find out how much help he gave Durant...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2011 12:51pm
by Paul Arculus
Value of a Durant
Here's todays chuckle .. playing in Google Citizen, the worth of a 1930 Durant. Articles .For Sale . Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive - May 17, 1930 ANYONE desirous of exchanging horse and harness team of horses or cattle on the new model Durant or Dodge ca...
Views: 377   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 1, 2011 8:26pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Durant historians
You might be interested in a page and a half about Willian C Durant's history in http://news.google.ca/archivesearch/advanced_search Just put in the year or years you wish to look at and Durant, or Star, etc and Citizen or Ottawa Citizen. (no charge to look at thi...
Views: 246   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 11:22am
by Norm Toone
Durant for sale
Want to sell a Durant Roadster G60 from 1929. Any interest?
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 10:21am
by Smolders
2011 Vancouver Meeting and Tour
For those of you planning to attend 2011 September gathering in Vancouver you may want to consider spending a few extra days and enjoy the beautiful province of British Columbia. You may want to check out the following alternatives, -visit Victoria, our provincial c...
Views: 187   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 10:03am
by Ken McCormick
Can you Identify the car?
Dave Schulte has supplied this picture of a Durant dealership and a mystery car in front. Can you identify the car?
Views: 596   Replies: 26
Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 4:04am
by Norm Toone
EAST COAST MEET...
IS THERE ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN DRIVING OUT TO MICHIGAN TO THE EAST COAST MEET ?..I WOULD LIKE TO GO BUT DO NOT WISH TO DRIVE OUT ALONE....REGARDS, GARY K 610-279-3116
Views: 185   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 29, 2011 2:02am
by Tom and Karen Ed...
titles
i went to our allentown pa. winter flea market and saw my friendly title man....hen has several titles for sale....1926 star coach 1927 star coupe 1929 durant coupe and a 1927 star roadster and touring that i bought to use/trade for a 1925...
Views: 270   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 28, 2011 8:08am
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Photo of Damaged car.
My input. We have a 1932 Beacon in our museum here in Muskegon (made in Muskegon) so today I went over to see if I could match the picture to the damaged car, with an enlarged copy it looks very much as to the Beacon. And no I could not take a decent photo of it, th...
Views: 250   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 25, 2011 1:10pm
by Ken Brink
Looking for an original front bumper
As some of you know, I own a partly dismanled 1928 (titled 1929) D75 Sedan with the 6 wire wheels. I have been on a hunt for the correct year factory front bumper and mounting hardware for sometime now and haven't found one. If anyone has the correct bumper or knows...
Views: 629   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 25, 2011 11:49am
by Norm Toone
Need part for 22A
I need a water neck for a 22A, re 1931 model 619. Rick
Views: 241   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 22, 2011 11:46am
by Rick Botti
1928 complete engine for sale 4cyl
I HAVE A 1928 COMPLETE RUNNING (LESS CARBURATOR) STAR 4CYL ENGINE. HAS THE CLUTCH/flywheel,GENERATOR,DISTRIBUTOR STILL ATTACHED. STARTER WORKS GOOD. date coded: 1/22/28 block numbers: W5A 808 AB? M 22 L E TAG: W5-553002 THANKS BRYAN
Views: 289   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 20, 2011 8:58pm
by Bryan pique
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HAVE 1924 STAR IN ALL ORIGIONAL SHAPE AND WANT TO SELL
HI I found your guys forum and thought maybe one of you would be interusted in buying my star or could give me some info on how much it is worth. I cant find anyone who knows much about stars but i think i have found the place. I have a all origional 1924 star Tourin...
Views: 1311   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 18, 2011 9:25pm
by TIm
New Wood Wheels
Hello Everyone, I just got some new hickory spokes put in my front wheels and was looking for input in regards to how they should be finished. The fellow that did the wheels suggested a coat of clear sealer and then numerous coats of marine varnish. Does anybody know...
Views: 338   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 17, 2011 1:00pm
by Norm Toone
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New Idea
Just stopping by and was wondering, has anyone considered haveing a Durant FaceBook page? I noticed that the Duesenberg boys started one. Why not the Durant club? Might be easier to share pics and videos,,,, Just a thought,,what do all think?
Views: 310   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 15, 2011 5:15am
by Norm Toone
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Saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist
I saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist for the San Francisco area. I don't know the car or the seller, but tought someone may find it helpful. Yes, it's overpriced and not truely restored, but it's a pretty Durant anyway. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby...
Views: 392   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 10:05pm
by Rick
Radiator Question
Has anyone in the club had luck with a company to make a new or repair the old radiators on our cars? Mine is a Fedders for the model 65 and is a bit larger than the standard M-2 or 55 of the period. Can't swap it out, but need this one fixed or have a new one made....
Views: 1500   Replies: 25
Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 4:19am
by Mike Butters
our appreciation
DEAR FRIENDS, My daughter Jennifer, son Nathan and I wish to thank everyone for the continued outpouring of cards and calls expressing sympathy over the loss of our dear Marcia. It certainly does help to get us through those sad times ....by reminding us of all the...
Views: 214   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:51pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
The great Durant archiving/ digitation project is in full swing! But I need your help!
Good Afternoon Everyone! I don't know if you are aware but I have purchased from Lance Haynes maybe the biggest collection of Durant lititure in existence! I have begun accessioning, digitizing,and archiving all of it with the intent to get every last manual, ad...
Views: 300   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:48pm
by Phillip Butterfi...
star engine
i have 26 27 star engine for sale runs well and totally complete 1100$ 14l small bore
Views: 236   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 9:54am
by brian boys
Continental 41 ??
While looking in Dons Bulbs http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/t.pl/library1937guide.html Under Continental it has lenses for 1933 Beacon and Flyer ... Stabilite CB 1249 1933 Ace ... Satabilite B 1781 1934 41 ... Stabilite CB 1934 What the heck is a Cont...
Views: 247   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 9, 2011 11:40am
by Norm Toone
SAD NEWS
Dear Durant Family and Friends, I am sorry to inform you all of the death of my beautiful wife, Marcia Kauffman. She passed away this morning at 6:45 A. M. after suffering a stroke and seizure on November 16th. She was at home with her loving family and passed pe...
Views: 672   Replies: 22
Last Post: Jan 7, 2011 6:04pm
by Ken & Dorothy Br...
(Prototype) Durant Radiator Badge
There was a radiator badge/emblem sold on ebay today...As far as I know this rectangular shaped badge has never appeared on any of our cars, the badge looks very similar to the early A-22 but the griffon/Welsh Dragon is contained within the square or actually rectan...
Views: 353   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 7, 2011 8:11am
by Bill Hoaglan
Continental C-600 intake/exhaust gasket
My car was fitted with a Victor #18764 intake/exhaust gasket. I could use a new one. Barry
Views: 200   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 6, 2011 9:55pm
by Lance Haynes
Membership drive...Skinned Knuckles
Just a FYI Anyone receiving the January issue of Skinned Knuckles will noticed an ad from the DMAC announcing itself and looking for members. At this time the ad will run for 12 months. The artwork will rotate monthly (thanks to Carol). That said, the best sour...
Views: 265   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 2, 2011 11:55am
by Bob Smith
its titled a 1922 but is it ??????????
i bought a star coupe the title says 1922 the vin is 124539 though reseach i learned star did not sell cars to the public in till 1923 could this car be that rare
Views: 379   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 26, 2010 12:46pm
by Norm Toone
compliments of the season
Just want to take this opportunity to wish all the Durantonians a very merry Christmas and a perfectly happy and prosperous New Year. Sure hope to meet a lot more of you this year at the meet in Vancouver B C . Ken and Norma McCormick
Views: 451   Replies: 14
Last Post: Dec 26, 2010 12:04pm
by Don Palla
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Kevin
Where to get parts!!
I have a 1925 star Coupster and was wondering if anyone knew of a place to get parts. such as radiator cap, doors,ect. Thanks
Views: 436   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 25, 2010 7:40pm
by Rusty Buchanan
anyone in the club have a Star model C roadster 1923-1924 serial #126613 ?
I have some history on your car that you may like ... -Phillip
Views: 205   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 22, 2010 4:53pm
by Phillip Butterfi...
Holiday Wishes
Happy holidays to all and the best of health for the new year and beyond.
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2010 10:27am
by Ed Vomero
durant motor
need the gear for cam and crank for a durant overhead valve motor date stamped on block is 3-8-24
Views: 290   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 19, 2010 2:24am
by tom edmonds
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WISHES
DEAR DURANT FAMILY, MARCIA RECEIVED YOUR CARD TODAY, WISHING HER A SPEEDY RECOVERY. SHE WAS GREATLY CHEERED BY IT. ON NOVEMBER 16TH, SHE HAD A SEIZURE WHICH APPARENTLY WAS THE CULMINATING ACTION OF A STROKE DURING THE PREVIOUS WEEK. SHE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED SINCE...
Views: 329   Replies: 8
Last Post: Dec 17, 2010 8:22am
by Ed Vomero
Durant poster for sale proceeds going to a good cause!
just wondering if anyone would be interested in buying a Durant 6-14 poster as I will be making prints of my original design. the poster is about 4' wide and 2' high and full color ! I havent gone to the printer yet but I think I will be selling them for $200 e...
Views: 279   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 16, 2010 7:43pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Rugby 1920 since located in Cyprus
I have a Rugby that is on the island of Cyprus since 1920,The car is complete and in working order. I want to contact people who have similar Rugby's of that age, I have not seen similar car on the web. Only very general references but not detail information, My Rugb...
Views: 2292   Replies: 23
Last Post: Dec 15, 2010 12:14pm
by cdmn
could Durant have a role in It's a wonderful life?
Is it just me, or is the car George gets picked up in after learning of his fathers stroke a 1923 Star Touring Car?
Views: 302   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 15, 2010 7:32am
by Rick Botti
W5 Engine
Hello fellow Durantonians, I just picked up a W5 engine out of a 1928 or 29 Durant. This engine does not look to bad and can be turned over by hand at the flywheel. The starter and generator are on the engine but I looted the distributor mount of of it. Would like to...
Views: 404   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 13, 2010 3:29pm
by Bruce Hargin
Can I share a link?
I recently bought on eBay a Durant catalog of parts. I have tried telex, telegram, and even a private detective but I can't find anyone at the offices in Flint to take an order. Maybe you will have better luck. At the following link you will find an index to scans...
Views: 290   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 13, 2010 9:12am
by Mike Linthicum
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