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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...
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2011 11:40am
by Norm Toone
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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2010 12:04pm
by Don Palla
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
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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
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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
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2010 2:24am
by tom edmonds
gary k
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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...
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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...
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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?
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2010 9:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Wire Wheel Hub Cap Alternative
As some of you may know the earlier wire wheel hub caps are pretty scarce...Rick brought it to my attention that one reason for this is that people would remove their wheels with the hub caps in place and often the wheels would fall over landing on and flatening, cra...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2010 1:26pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Oil pressure gage
To all my Durant friends I am in need of a working Oil Pressure Gage for our 1923 A22 Durant. Our newly rebuild engine is now in, and as of yesterday is home after 4 months. I was told that I need a working oil pressure gage. So if anyone can help it would be much a...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2010 7:20am
by Bill Hoaglan
Help me find
does anyone have or know of wheel caps to fit wire wheels for 29 Durant I have the wheels and i do need to find the caps to fit them I will be happy to even find 1 2 3 or 4 dont mind what condition I will consdider anything so long as they are the right type
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2010 3:23pm
New Star Technical Advisor
Hi All......... I'm pleased to announce that Don Shilling has accepted the position of Star technical adviser. You can find a direct email link to Don ,and the other techs, on the contact us button. Don brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2010 1:58pm
by Yates Milton
motor rebuild
Well I am loading up my engine and heading to the EGGE Co. in California to have them rebabbit the rods and mains i have had it rebored (30 over) and new valve guides installed can't wait for next season car shows.
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 11:31pm
by Don
1924 Star Touring model
seattle craigslist > snohomish co > for sale / wanted > cars & trucks - by owner please flag with care: miscategorized prohibited spam/overpost best of craigslist Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving West...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 7:15pm
by DAN
Looking for a rear fender
I have a 29 Rugby 1 ton and am looking for a rear fender. Have built a new ash cab and have most of the engine work machined but not assembled. Long term project. Also if anyone has a distributor adaptor for the back of the generator and a distributor for a W5 engi...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 11:32am
by Norm Toone
Rugby truck for sale
Heads up on a call I got from a neighbour about a Rugby truck for sale in Old Auto's, plus a pile of other none D Motors cars. Old Auto's has a 29 Rugby truck at Carleton Place for sale for $3500. Phone number 257-5587 email mmashton@yahoo.ca . He rattled off a pil...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2010 11:10am
by Norm Toone
Wood Spokes
I have need to have the wood spokes redone on my 25 star. Does anyone have a recommendation of who can do this? Thanks
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2010 7:22pm
by Ross Colbert
Happy Thanksgiving
To all our American Friends Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian counterparts. While we are freezing up here, we will be thinking of you and we will be watching the Grey Cup game on Sunday . Have a great weekend!!! Gord
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2010 9:28am
by Rick Botti
In putting together a 1929 Durant Touring Sedan with a 15L engine. The distributor I have is a GB4006C auto lite (which is listed for a 14L engine)Whereas the 15L engine calls for a GB 4008B. Are these compatible or should I be looking for the later? Also, for int...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2010 4:40am
by Norm Toone
Carb set screw broken
While "Fine tuning" the carburetor idle the pot metal around the set screw broken off. Does anyone have either a replacement part or know of someone who can repair it? Rick Carburetor is a Tillitson JR5 on a 22A engine.
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2010 4:09am
by Norm Toone
Spring Meet East Coast Chapter
Plans are being made for an East Coast meet for this coming spring. The dates are Thursday May 12th thru Sunday May 15th. It will be in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Final details are still being worked out and will be available shortly. If you have any questions or comments...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2010 2:48pm
by Yates Milton
new to club, need help with model I.D.
Hi, I'm Julie. my husband and I just bought a 1931 Durant restoration project. The engine has ID numbers galore but how do you figure out which Model it is? Our car has 4 doors, 5 metal spoked tires/spare mounted at rear, signal lites on front fenders, and has a soft...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2010 12:05pm
by Norm Toone
who made the gauges in durant?
im trying to do a little research on my gauges and first I'm trying to figure out who made them was it stewart warner ? thanks -Phillip
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2010 5:45am
by Norm Toone
1933 Continental Flyer brake adjustment
I am looking for 1 Continental hubcap and instructions for adjusting mechanical brakes. Thanks, Barry
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2010 6:08pm
by Dave Schulte
Bendix 3 shoe brake lining material
I am working on the brakes on a Durant D75 and need to replace the riveted linings. They are the Bendix 12 inch diameter, 3 shoe mechanical type with linings that measure about 3/16 in thickness by 1-3/4 wide. Does anyone know what type material should be used to ma...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2010 8:01am
by S. Blomquist
Parts to sell
I have a lot of extra parts here that I do not need and am ready to sell to anyone that needs them. These are from a 30 durant Model 614. I have a set of 4 rims. 6 cyl motor with all the attachments( gen, starter, etc), 2 drive shafts, a set of springs,quite a few br...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 10:45am
by Ken McCormick
Split rims
Hi all durantonians, I am a new member in DMAC since this autumn and evidently the only one in Finland. Does anyone have experience in assembling split rims of type Coker or Universal Tire instead of original rims in wood wheels? If so, what is the method of f...
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 10:31am
by Len McCormick
Veterans Day
Kind of off the Durant subject, but I want to wish all my Durant friends who served in the military a Happy Veterans Day here in the U.S. Thank you for you service to our country.
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2010 3:12pm
by Tom and Karen Ed...
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver, BC
Yes Franz, I too have looked often but not responded. Vancouver is quite warm in Sept, I believe. Mary said early or even late Sept is fine with me. I'm usually busy in Aug but would be willing to think about adding an Alaska cruise in Sept if I can save some money...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 3:11pm
by Jack Connor
2011 Annual Meet in Vancouver B.C.
Hello Everyone, just finalizing setting the date for next years meet and to allow for a large attendance your input is appreciated. I am trying to organize the meet after canadian Labour day and before canadian Thanks giving when school is back in. This is betw...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 9:48am
by Rick Botti
Old Auto mag Parts wanted 30 Durant
Looking in the current Old Auto's I caught an wanted ad> Someone is looking for 1930 Durant bumpers (complete) front and back (must be sedan with rear spare tire as he says left and right bumper bars), rad cap (aren't we all), all outside door handles, tail light cov...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2010 4:42am
by Norm Toone
Engine ID
I have a Durant Engine. The plate on the side says WA-554123. There are a few more pictures here http://gallery.me.com/cybernaut/100083. Could someone please help me to identify this engine or point me in the right direction? Thanks, Pat
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2010 5:41pm
by Rick Botti
Tires / tubes / rims
Looking around I caught this site, for those Ontarian's not wanting to deal with Simco Tires and costs. I notice its Canada only. I have no idea of their prices but see they have split rims, tires , tubes, rim jacks ,valve stem covers, etc. Looks like a fairly n...
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2010 4:53am
by Norm Toone
New repro Durant parts
Fooling around in Google search under Durant Parts came across this site http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/durant.htm D hub caps for 28 - 29 Vacuum tank tops Only $1825.00 Australian each with exchange carb for U2 (and UX2 ?) carb used on the...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2010 8:22pm
by Gary k
2011 Meet
Hi Franz, Labor Day in the US is also on the 5th of September. Any time after that would be good as school would be back in session. Looking forward to coming North. Regards, Phil
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 7:28pm
by Phil Peters
1928 M2 for sale
Hey folks, Well, looks like I have a sad task here. Just over 18 months after I bought her, it looks like I'm going to have to put my 1928 M2 up for sale. I think it's highly likely I will be moving to take up a new job within a few months, so time to start empty...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 6:45pm
by John Brunstein
need a three speed trans.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of riding in Rick Botti's roadster, the bad thing about riding in Rick's roadster is having to ride home in my Durant, I have a model 612 deluxe coupe, with a Continental A22 6 cyl. engine, and a three speed transmission. As we w...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 10:19am
by Ken McCormick
Argentine 500 miles Race 1929
Hi Partners, looking for some Durant Race cars i found this incredible images of the first "Argentine 500 miles" made in the Rafaela City , Santa Fe Province in 1929 The images are the original ones of time, has only added him sound to make most realistic...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2010 9:42pm
by Rick Botti
Need headlight rims for 1931 Durant
I am in need of two head rims for my 1931 model 619. I don’t know if the headlights used on a 619 were the same as other models, but I’d think the chances are good. I have the original rims, but they are badly cracked all the way around. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2010 7:14pm
by Gary k
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