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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 9:19am
by Bryan Gross
Durantonions on Facebook
Any Durantonians on Facebook. I am.
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 8:52am
by Charles A. Spitz...
Mod 70 Deluxe Sedan for Sale
Mod 70 Deluxe Sedan for sale. Complete, I think. $15,000. This car may be the only one of it's kind. I have heard of one on the west coast but do not have any particulars,. SAVE this unique car, e-mail me for pics. Call 804 580 6427 before 9:00 pm, e. s. t.,...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2010 8:07am
by Arthur Roberts
Durant A-22 Motor For Sale
Hi All.... Fellow called me who has an A-22 Durant 4 cylinder Overhead valve motor and running gear for sale. Was made into a buzz saw rig. Complete from radiator to cowl, transmission, rear end and front end are there as well as all accessories and disk whe...
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Last Post: Jun 25, 2010 6:50pm
by Frank Witkowski
Hey everyone, Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. I need new bearings for my pinion housing. the mumbers are timken R 319 M with a R312 M timken F 2689 M with a 2631 M Seal is a National 450068 Tried to ge...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2010 5:06pm
by Frank Witkowski
1927 Star
Hi. My father has a 1927 Star, 2 door sedan, wooden wheels. Spare is on the back. He refurbished the inside and roof (35 yrs ago) but everything else is original (as far a I can tell or what he has told me). My circumstances do not permit me to keep the car. He is i...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2010 4:52pm
by Bryan Gross
French Speaking (I think) Star for Sale Canada Auto Trader
found this in canadian auto trader. http://www.autotrader.ca/used_cars_Car_details/LAVALTRIE_Quebec_1923_STAR_DURANT_1590451.html?srcID=35&frnID=9959899&prv=Quebec&r=30
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2010 5:01pm
by Guy Belzil
OH oh - Water (lots of it) in the oilpan - Help Please
Sirs: So Did a 120 miles drive yesterday, 3/4 way through it started to overheat. It certainly was hot and require about 1 gallon of water.. (if not more); I thought it was leaking out of water pump bushing which I allowed for cooling purposes. But on gettin...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2010 12:54pm
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Durant items & apparel at Guelph meet ??
Hi All.... Cathy and I are going to the meet over 4th of July weekend. I have had some requests for parts that we will bring to the Canadian meet. I also just got some Durant Store items from Bob Smith that we will bring, So if you need hats, shirts, step pla...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2010 6:37pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Tire Cover Lettering
I want to send my tire covers to someplace that can add the words " Durant Sixty" on them just like in the picture. Any recommendations for people or places I can send them to?? Rick
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2010 12:25pm
by Bob Smith
collectable sales booklets
i have a few of sales booklets one fromm 1922 and others from 1923 and 1924 if interested contact me @860 639 0873
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2010 7:08pm
by kevin mccarthy
Durants in Canada
I found this very wonderful website Blog that had written three stories with pictures of our DMAC members up in Canada. The link is below and if you click on the pictures you will received a nice enlarged version. Rick http://blogs.canoe.ca/time_machines/20...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2010 6:11am
by Gordon F. Curl
I'm stumped!
The W5 in my Star is acting strange these days. The only way I can start it is to fully retard the spark and to have the choke on. This is true even when the engine is hot. The other day, I drove it 20 miles, shut it off and tried to start it immediately. It stil...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2010 12:11pm
by Vince O'Brien
Wheel alignment Question ?
Ignorance requires this question. First point, my front end is tight, pins, tie rods,etc. Do i set my 1/8 toe in with the tires on the ground or in the air. I have about 700 miles on these tires and I can sure tell they are wearing wrongly. Right now seem...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2010 8:50am
by Bill Hoaglan
National Car Collector Appreciation Day
The United States Senate past a resolution declaring July 9, 2010 as National Car Collector Appreciation Day. Here is a link to see the entire resolution: http://www.vintageautomotive.net/?tag=national-collector-car-appreciation-day
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2010 9:39pm
by Keith n
Transporting Antique Car / Durant Motor & Parts
Hello everyone...I am Odus Raymer's daughter, Wendy. Dad has his 1931 Durant in the albums at this website. Many of you know him from past years. Dad is 90 now and he lives with us in Oklahoma. He wants to bring his Durant from Indiana to Oklahoma soon. I thou...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2010 1:37pm
by Dave Melendy
Durant Model A22 Instruction owbers manual
I have recently obtain an original;. Durant Model A 22 Intruction manual Is this a desirable manual. What is it rarity?
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2010 8:51am
by Frank Sebroski
General questions about a Star car.
So, here are my curious questions. I have seen locally a few Star cars for sale, needing restoration of course. I have a Model T currently, and I am wondering how the Star compares. With more power, and the three speed transmission, are they better able to cope...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2010 2:52pm
by brian boys
Durant Ready for Weekend Tour
I'm getting the Durant (Ole Besty) ready to run in next week's 100 mile Lowland Tour. I too part in this tour last year for the first time and had a fantastic time. Below are a few pictures from last year. Rick
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2010 5:23am
by Rick Botti
Need a Flywheel for 1925 Star 4cyl A-22 112 teeth Mel
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2010 7:00pm
by Melvin Wagner
W5 tune-up
Where can i find turn-up spec's for a W5 motor like dist advance?
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2010 10:59am
by Vince O'Brien
dist advance
What is the dist advancement on a W5 motor?
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2010 4:26pm
by cdmn
Parts I could use---right now!
My wish list includes: 1-since I'm using 619 bumpers I need another centre of the bumper medalion. Sort of triangular shaped. 2-A dome light with switch might lighten my load. 3-a nice looking 32 ignition switch I think that should cover it. Also...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2010 1:47pm
by Wayne Farrand
advance and retard leavers
i am doing up a 1926 rugby and i was woundering if anybody out there had a spare advance and retard leavers as well as the steering coulumn attachment for the leavers this would help me a great deal thanks alot jason australia
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2010 6:14pm
by jason klippel
The good weather is starting up little by little here in the PNW and I'm getting those fenders polished up to mount some of them fancy figureines to parade around with....As long as Jeanne approves that is...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2010 11:29am
by Ross Hoevet
Car shows
Yesterday SAT. I took the POLICE CHEIF AWARD at the 25th street car show not to bad out of 243 cars The brown and black paints draws a crowd
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2010 8:29am
by Mike Linthicumm
Compression testing
I want to test the compression on my W5 but my guage is threaded for modern plugs. I see there is an adapter for Model T engines available so they can use modern plugs. Would one of these work? Does anyone have any other ideas?
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2010 4:51pm
by Don Gaskill
Durant Auto Trim Accessories
Hey, I likes the new photo at the top of this page!! Now, I want to know where I can get a pair of fender lights like those,,,,,,
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2010 11:27am
by Rick Botti
Chatering brakes
Hi fellow Duranties I have a problem with my brakes they just started to chatter when i stop.Is there a fix for this? I did take both drums off and cleaned them of oil of there was any. A fellow collector thought maybe putting Neel Oil on the shoes like they did on...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2010 7:25pm
by Ross Hoevet
"Badges of Honor"
I was just paging through the latest HAGERTY’S magazine (Summer 2010) and saw an article on “Badges of Honor” by Carl Bomstead. The article was about the collection of marquee badges by Jerry Lettieri. The point is that Durant products were repre...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2010 10:29am
by D J Federlein
have a 1931 Durant..for sale..66 model sedan wood spokes.
I have a durant don't know too much..about car..someone said it is rare and to post something on here..about the wooden spokes it has and double vents on the crowl..would like information..for my ebay page..Thank you..
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2010 6:52pm
by Frank Witkowski
Car for sale?
I have been thinking of selling my Durant. It is a lovely car that has been trouble free for years now but I haven't' had the luxury of really driving it much for some time and as I continue to struggle to get the bills paid after a long period of unemployment I am...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 6:50pm
by Justin Schiess
1926 Durant Star coupe FOR SALE (Pensacola Florida Craigslist)
antique car - $7500 (Gulf Breeze) Date: 2010-05-18, 11:56AM EDT Reply to: sale-z9dwa-1747001797@craigslist.org 1926 Durant Star coupe. Runs good, very little rust, new stainless steel gas tank. Great projecr car!
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 5:36am
by Dennis Murphy
1929 Durant front fender (Chicago Craigslist)
1929 Durant front fender - $200 (Michigan City, in) Date: 2010-06-01, 5:18PM CDT Reply to: sale-ffdxt-1770352503@craigslist.org This is a original Durant Fender and it is solid. Will have to be picked up in Michigan City,In
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2010 5:22am
by Dennis Murphy
Required - spring for starter bendix
Sirs : Just a progress note, car did 50 miles, running 40 mph on highway with no problems, yesterday. But today, going out to start the car.... zing...zing... zing.. the starter is not engaging, the spring on the bendix is broken..... da... da... Could anyone...
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Last Post: May 28, 2010 5:21am
by Frank Witkowski
Star Trans. parts needed
I am working on a 1924 Star Touring car and need a good input shaft and second third slider gear for the transmission. Steve Sturim fordkid1@gmail.com 616-538-0441
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Last Post: May 27, 2010 10:11am
by Dave
1930 Durant rumble seat coupe on EBAY
Item number: 270583346119 US $4,500.00 Reserve price not met
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Last Post: May 25, 2010 3:51pm
by Dennis Murphy
Hi - I would appreciate having a W5 - compression discussion
Hi I you have been having a compression discussion with Bill Hoaglan. I would like more input, I know my compression, I know Bill's point of view. My compression on an engine with about 700-800 hours is: Dry #1-50 #2-45 #3-45 #4-55 lbs. Wet #1-52 #2-46 #3-47...
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Last Post: May 23, 2010 2:00pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Hub Cap
I am still looking for a hub cap for my M4 it has to have a "D" on it anyone got one
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Last Post: May 23, 2010 9:07am
by Don Gaskill
Msg to Frank Witkoski (my running problems)
Hi Frank... Forget all prior messages. Your point about condenser got me to checking that. It is a small rectangular condenser inside the distributor. Well the screw holding the condenser tight (I and assume grounding it) was not tight. Tightened it up and all...
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Last Post: May 22, 2010 8:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
Parts for sale
I now have a few parts to get rid of. My trip to missouri supplied me with a lot more than I will ever use so if anyone needs these extra parts and pieces I will gladly sell them . I have a motor- transmission- drive shaft-2 rims for wood wheels- starter- gene...
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Last Post: May 21, 2010 8:13pm
by Gary k
W5 - Zenith B gas ( I think ) problem.... Help Required
I put 500 miles on this carburator last year and am working on my 2nd 100 miles for this year.. So my old car is getting around somewhat. But I inherited a new problem. The problem, I think, seems to be a gas problem.... My car has a Zenith Model B carburator....
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Last Post: May 20, 2010 4:39pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Fan Belt - Where to buy
Goodday I am looking for a place to buy another fan belt for my W5. Where are 1 inch flat 38 inch long belts to be purchased ? I checked with George Moir and the Fords longest belt was 36 inches. Thanks ahead of time Guy
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Last Post: May 18, 2010 10:37pm
by Don Gaskill
Help required Coil - W5 with Autolite electronics
Goodday.... Went for a 60 mile test run yesterday and had to be trailered home..... But good day anyway. My summation and farmer stopper byers's summation is that the coil has quit or intermittently very weak. I ordered a6 volt (no external resistor) coil fr...
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Last Post: May 18, 2010 7:14am
by Guy Belzil
Do These Cars Still Exist ???
Hi All.... I just purchased an accumulation of Durant literature. Among the items where two Harrah"s Vehicle items. One is an auction catalog from the June 27-29 1986 no reserve sale. On page 8 is a listing for lot # 36 a 1931 DeVaux DeLuxe rumble seat coupe....
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 11:18pm
by Gary Yelle
1930 Durant Mod. 70 VERY RARE - $17500 (Heathsville, VA)
FYI - No Photos - This is a craigslist posting. I am not selling this car. The contact number is below. Date: 2010-04-23, 10:13AM EDT Reply to: sale-vhxx2-1706097337@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] ------------------------------------------------...
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 5:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
Continental engine 6-66
Hello, I found out, that your DURANT`s and STAR`s have the same 6-cyl CONTINENTAL-L-head engine, which is built in into my AUBURN 6-66 A from 1927. I`m just restoring it and I`m looking for a new oil guard, which is placed at the rear end of the crankshaft. It wa...
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Last Post: May 16, 2010 7:13am
by Frank Witkowski
New - old RUGBY-Sign for bonnet
Hi everyone, I got last year from Paul in Australia an old and original RUGBY-Sign for to put on the side of the bonnet. I tryed allready to find another one to have two of them, but no luck with that Idea. So my Buddy Dirk made two knew ones for me. I will pu...
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 5:36pm
by joe griffin
Dayton Meet Pictures Needed
Hi All...... If you took any pictures at the Dayton spring meet I need them. My camera malfunctioned and most of my pictures did not come out. Or maybe I don't know how to use it! If you took some pictures, please send them to either Carol or myself. Neede...
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 9:42am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
carburator needed
looking for a good carb for a 1930 rugby...tillition S4D can also be a good rebuildable one. thanks joe
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Last Post: May 12, 2010 9:02am
by joe griffin
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