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Upholstry Material and methods
Going to try again and see if there is any info out there to help me. I am trying to get the material and fasteners for my upholstry. What kind of stuff is used as stiffener behind the material on the door panels and the other interior walls. I have found a source f...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:54pm
by Jack Connor
noise in my A22 engine
3 weeks ago went to a car show, when I drove in to our Drive way I heard a noise sound to me like a rod nock. Today the person that has worked on my Durant said that he had pulled the oil pan looking to see what he could see. Says he I don't know how to work on this...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:22pm
by cdmn
depo hack
Any one know in what year was the name depo hack changed to station wagon ? I HAVE A 1926 STAR and wondering what to call it , and what to say it is when i have it registered . Chuck.
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:18pm
by cdmn
For Sale 1929 Durant Model 60 Roadster
Hi All..... This car is for sale in Europe. Located in the Netherlands. Owner is in Germany, so has German paper work. The car is pictured in the photographs section under roadster showroom. It is the gray roadster, top row middle. I have additional pictu...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2010 6:05am
by Frank Witkowski
first post
I am Kenn Young, the new owner of a partially restored 1931 Durant roadster. I bought it on ebay about a month ago and I am gearing up to finish it by next summer. I am searching for parts and would appreciate any help/info that is sent my way. I need; tail light br...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2010 2:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Exhaust Manifold
On the manifold I have for my 25 Star Model F Coach the exhaust pipe is at the front of the engine. My parts book, dated Dec 1926, shows a manifold with the exhaust at the rear. My repair manual, Jan 1929, in most of the pictures shows the exhaust pipe at the rear,...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2010 6:39pm
by Don Shilling
Star front axle+ for sale
1927 (maybe 26) front axle and wheel for sale Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:23pm
by Bryan Gross
1927 Star M for sale
In Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:25pm
by Bryan Gross
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 11:06am
by cdmn
wood spoke wheels
I'm looking for 4 wooden spoke wheels for my 1929 6-63 Durant. Anyone have a set for sale?
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 8:17am
by Ken McCormick
electric fuel pump
about a electric fuel pump if would like to buy one go to o'reilly auto parts store they have 6 vote or can get one for about $40.00 , but you may need to cut down on the supply so what i did i put a in line shut off valve and it works ok most good auto parts stor...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 8:05pm
by Rick Botti
Splash Apron Manufacture ???
Hi All..... I need 2 pair of splash aprons for my 1926 Stars. Any suggestions for a good quality manufacture? Over 4 months ago I ordered 2 pair from Howells sheet metal in Texas. They do not answer their phone or return messages or emails. Guess they clo...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm
by Ed Vomero
Valve Tappet Guide Springs
I have a source that will produce new, replacement valve tappet guide springs for W5 (Part No. 20691) and 14L (Part No. 22376) engines. If I have a minimum order of two dozen, the unit price will be in the range of $2.75 to $3.00. If my order is at least six dozen,...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 6:38am
by Mac Irvine
Distributors timing curve
I need HELP I sent my distributor to Willy's to have rebilt and now he says he needs the timing curve to make it work can anyone tell me what it is? DON
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2010 9:08am
by Bill Hoaglan
Greetings: I was just inquiring if anyone has brake parts that might fit my durant or know where I can get after market pruducts that will do the job.. For I have the back but not the front. I have been emailing Ken. He has beeen most helpful, Thank You Ken. If an...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2010 5:33am
by Dave Schulte
credle to let the down in
I would like know where I could get a picture or drawing of the credle in which the sits in when it is down
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 3:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Flint & Star Axle in Oregon $50
Hi All..... There is a Flint & Star front axle listed on the AACA forum. They are located in Oregon. Asking $50 each. Just scroll down to the Durant section of the AACA forums. There are even some pictures. Hate to see these junked, might help one of our...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 8:12am
by Frank Witkowski
Ugh ...making oil again .. head gasket
Well I replaced head gasket about 3 weeks (or 300 miles) ago.... Followed all directives, as received in previous thread on subject, and (after consistent checking) head bolts were holding 70 lbs no problem prior to last weekend. Last weekend the engine did 200 mi...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 7:36am
by Frank Witkowski
Top bows for 1925 F Touring
The '25 F I have does not have a top... Can anyone let me know if the bows/tops on these are interchangeable with other years? thanks Jason jason.johnson@sap.com 612.618.2277
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2010 8:52pm
by Don Shilling
30 Door Handle On Ebay
If the buyer of the 30 door handle on Ebay needs the curved escutcheon instead of the flat one. Contact me. I'll trade you. Dave
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2010 4:36pm
by Mike Butters
Production figures
As the Historian at the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, I have been compiling production figures on all Lansing built vehicles. Can someone help me on Durant/Star? If not specific Lansing figures, then totals? I can estimate Lansing's portion. Thank you. Dave.
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2010 6:57am
by Dave
Gary k
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2010 8:16pm
by Gary k
1929 D40 complete axles, brakes, rims, wheels etc..
I am replacing both front and back axles. As far as I can tell they are both complete including brakes, streering and all connecting rods. I also have 6 wood 19 wheels. 4 are on the car, with tires and rims and caps. 2 rims are in need of rebuild with out rings....
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2010 10:59am
by Phil Peters
How far in your Durant?
What's the farthest you've driven you your Durant product? What was your experience?
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2010 4:53pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Need spare front 19" wood spoke wheel
I am looking for a spare 19" wood spoke wheel (hub and fellow) for my 1929 Model 60 so I can keep on the road while putting new wood spokes in my old wheels. They are Kelsey-Hayes type with four attaching bolts for the tire/rim, 12 spokes and 6 hub bolts. If you have...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2010 3:30pm
by Phil Peters
Durant touring
I found parts for a Durant 1928 touring model M2 If one is interested , send me a email
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2010 7:36am
by Henri Houle
The oil filtrator on my 15L leaks badly around the cannister base now that I have good oil pressure 15-40psi. I tried to seal with some form-a-gasket using the old o-ring. Anyone know where I can find a replacement?
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 9:17pm
by Phil Peters
Filtrator part 2
Also, does anyone know where to find a 1/8 comp cap that goes on top of the filtrator? I lost mine (stupid) so I have an old oil pressure gage connected to it for now.
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 2:13pm
by paul
Electric fuel pump
Thanks for the help with oil pressure. Now I'm trying to start the car (it's been sitting for a couple of years. The car was converted to an electric pump and its looks like this is seized. I can't get the same pump anymore and I was wondering if anyone has had an...
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2010 11:04am
by Don Gaskill
How hard is it to upholster a car? I have been thinking of doing my own work. Does anyone have any tips to help make it easier? I have done a few chairs and they seem to be pretty good so ncany see why I cant do my own . Ken
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2010 11:17pm
by Ross Hoevet
D-63 dash mounted oil filter
does anyone have a photo of the dash mounted oil filter used on a 1929 Durant D63, 15L engine? Durant part number 27520 possibly an AC G-2 Thank You
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2010 5:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Car for sale on ebay.
I have my car listed on ebay for sale. Item #250663795084
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 8:30pm
by Gary k
1922 star touring for sale
Hello i have a 1922 star touring car that i would like to sell i have lots of parts for this car.Here are some pictures of it and i still have another box of little parts that i did not take pics of. I have paper work from orig owner that sold it to the guy i got it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 10:40am
by jeff
1922 star touring
Dont be afraid to insult me on any offers this car got to go and there is lots of good parts for you guys out there restoring these.Lets talk. I would like to get rid of it all at once and not piece by piece. Call me lets deal. 760-221-7919 or email me. millbs@msn.com
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 9:08am
by jeff
Roofing instalation
I am about ready to put the roofing on my car. Is there any special trick I should maybe know before I start . would hate to screw it up at this stage. I do know it should be hot out so the material will strech tight and stay that way. It is the rubber type material....
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:28am
by Frank Witkowski
rumble seat spring
I need the spring for the back rest for my rumble seat. I have the seat . What would you experts recomend for this piece if I cant find one? I have all the front seat --only need the back rest and I will be ready to take the car to the upholstery shop. If I keep it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:23am
by Frank Witkowski
So last trip went fishing...
So I have been having a good summer with the Star. Been doing trips of 50 to 100 miles a weekend. Mostly hiway, but 1/3 gravel and some "gumbo". Last trip July 01 went fishing. Came home with our limit of 2 lbs rainbows, it semi drizzled all day, but we are expe...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2010 2:37pm
by Guy Belzil
Durant personal papers & items for sale on EBAY
Wow has anyone seen the latest EBAY auction of items from Mrs. Durant of Billy's. Appears to be a good collection of items belonging once to Billy. The price is a bit hefty but we'll see if they get it. I like his hat and some of the Durant Motors year stuff. Some of...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2010 12:04am
by Lance Haynes
Priming oil system?
I've pulled the oil pan on the D65 I have - it's been sitting for quite some time and the pan and strainer in the pan were filled and blocked with sludge. I cleaned everything up and I'm hoping to fire up the car this weekend. Is there anything I should do to make...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2010 4:59pm
by Don Shilling
Curb Weight for 1924 Star Touring
I am looking at a trailer for my Star. Does anyone know the curb weight of a 1924 Star Touring. This would be the weight without passengers, but full of all fluids.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2010 6:09am
by Bob DeAngelis
Fan Pulley and Damper
I am installing a late 14L motor in a Star, Model R. It was necessary to remove the front motor support plate and chain cover and replace these with a timing chain case and cover from an early 14L. The crank on the motor being installed has an OD of 1 7/16" and the...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2010 10:03pm
by cdmn
Roadster for Sale
Hello gentleman, I have been told that this car is a 1931 Roadster, I unfortunately no longer have the time it will take to finish this restoration. I have had several offers from people who want to turn this car into a street rod, but after researching the cars hist...
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 10:27pm
by Ross Hoevet
Check out this Ebay item a Durant Topper
Hey Gary they are selling one of your toppers on Ebay as an antique. Makes you feel old doesn't it! I suppose if the topper is an antique so is the guy who created it huh? Check out item # 310229307173 on Ebay. Isn't this one of your early toppers from the 60's?
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 8:10pm
by Gary k
What was the tire company used by Durant?
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2010 4:50pm
by Dave Webster
Thank You Canadians Guelph Meet Pictures
Hi All..... Just returned from the Guelph Ontario meet. What a great gathering of people and cars. Got a chance to meet some old friends and make some new ones. This was a joint meet with a couple other Clubs so a wide variety of cars. Got to ride in a Whi...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2010 4:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
Top materials & colors.
We have an A-22 Durant-1923. Not a sport model, has no nickel plated trim. It needs a new top. Present one is black leatherette with tan or faded white inside. Was this standard colors or an option? Hope to replace as near original as possible.
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2010 7:42pm
by Ray Walton
1930 614 Parts
Dash Brace Front roof corner braces I would like to see the parts go to good use Name your Price e-mail levi@evil1customs.com for more info
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2010 4:38pm
by Levi
Distributor rebuild
can anyone tell where to get my distributor rebuilt?
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2010 8:41am
by Don Gaskill
Durant touring
We are looking for pics for Durant M2 Touring 1928 Thank you.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2010 8:47pm
by Rick Botti
1928 Durant for Sale on ebay in Canada
There is a 1928 Durant for Sale on ebay Item number: 130402729446 Rick
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 9:39am
by Rick Botti
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