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Alfred Bartak
I have been informed by Alfred's daughter Nicole and wife Veronika that Alfred passed away on Apr.22. Alfred had a recent article in the Durant Partner.
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Last Post: May 10, 2010 1:21pm
by Rick Botti
Where are all the Durant signs?
Funny things that just pop into your head. I was wondering where all the Durant signs have disappeared to? I know of several Star Motors signs (The green ones) that members own, at least four anyway but who owns or knows of where any Durant Motors signs are? Just cur...
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Last Post: May 9, 2010 6:43am
by Dave Schulte
salesman sample Star on ebay??
Its a rainy day here, and I am just crusin' the net.. Check out this great salesman sample on ebay, the seller thinks it is a Durant star car sample, but it looks more like a Dodge to me... what a price! It is item number 380229037600 The seller is: rdscars
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 5:19pm
by Don Shilling
Need help finding a thowout bearing
1928 Durant 2-door sedan Model D-65 Engine #15L-1839 I would appreciate any help locating one Dwayne Scheidel 1769 7 mile road NW Comstock Park Mi 49321 cell 616-901-8657 thanks
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 1:12pm
by Warren Rauch
1926 Durant 614 Star M-2 (Coupe) for sale
FYI http://www.collectorcarhunter.com/listings/detail01.lasso?listing=33466 Location: , British Columbia - Canada 22,500 obo Classification: Original Condition: Condition 1: PRISTINE Colour: Light Green with Light Green interior Dennis
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 9:53am
by Dennis Murphy
1928 Durant D65 open tourer. LHD
Sharp Car!!! Make: Durant Model: 3.0 litre D65 Year: 1928 Price: £16,800 1928 Durant open tourer. Left hand drive. Chassis number E-7735 Registration number SL9745 Under the current ownership since 1983. This car was imported by the present owner f...
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 9:25am
by Dennis Murphy
Another 1926 Star for sale on craigslist
For Members FYI 1926 Star/Durant Sedan - $5000 (Northern Wisconsin) Date: 2010-05-06, 11:06AM CDT Reply to: sale-95sw5-1727413300@craigslist.org 1926 Star Durant, F model., 26 series 4 speed, WB 109 in., 4 cylinder, tillotson carb, single plate clutch, wei...
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Last Post: May 8, 2010 6:41am
by Dennis Murphy
Canadian Region Meet
Information and registration form for the 2010 Canadian Region Meet are now location on the Events page. Rick
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Last Post: May 6, 2010 5:12pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Congratulations Carol ! Partner Award
Hi All..... Reading through the latest "Old Cars Weekly" I see that our great editor Carol Fogarazzo has once again won the Golden Quill Award for her outstanding effort on the Durant Partner. I know that Carol puts a lot of time and effort into making each is...
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Last Post: May 6, 2010 5:09pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Liverrmore Tour Day Three
Third and final day of touring took us along scenic back roads to the Blackhawk museum in Danville. Our cars were parked in front of the main entrance to the museum with the Stars in the middle and the one of the two Durant’s on each side. Afterwards we d...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 11:05pm
by Rick Botti
Locomobile parts needed; Name wanted
All, At the Dayton meet last Saturday night while showing photos one of the Club members mentioned; "a friend was finishing up a high-end Locomobile", who had a lot of Locomobile parts!! Whoops, I didn't get the club members name or telephone number, or his Frie...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:28pm
by Lance Chabot
rims for wood wheels
Someone asked me one time about rims for wood spoke wheels . I did not have any at that time but have now got 4 and they seem to be in good condition . They are for sale if anyone is interested in them . I dont need then for my wire wheels . Make me an offer and lets...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:24pm
by Lance Chabot
Locomobile Model history and Horsepower.
Cdmn, There is No reference of a 6-70 model. Originally at the Jan 1925 Auto Show there was a Junior-6 shown but it was too close to the Flint, and Locomobile went with the Junior-8 in 1925. However Early 1925 Ads call this model the "Straight-Eight" but data-tags s...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 10:40am
by cdmn
Second Annaul PCC Spring Tour
Durantonians, Here is first notice for the upcoming Spring Tour to be held in the Livermore / Tracy area from May 3-6th. We will be arriving in Livermore on May 3rd and spend 3 nights at the La Quinta Inn in Livermore, departing on Thursday, May 6th. More inf...
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 8:46am
by Bill Hoaglan
wanted, to purchase a Durant or Star sedan
Wanted; A durant or Star sedan, no tourings.
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Last Post: May 5, 2010 7:34am
by Dave
Day Two of Pacific Coast Chapter Tour
In the morning drove over the Altamont Pass on the old Lincoln highway. We stopped to regroup alongside the California Aqueduct, and then it was off to the towns of Mountain House and Tracey for Lunch. Later we drove to a restored 1930’s era gas station for a p...
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Last Post: May 4, 2010 11:18pm
by Lance Haynes
What order did you do your restoration in?
I am now done with the rear diff in my '26 coupe, tomorrow should see it mounted in the frame. Next I am planning on doing the front end, I want to get it rolling so I can move it around the shop. After that I was planning on doing the transmission, drive shaft a...
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Last Post: May 4, 2010 10:02pm
by Brian
Carb on this motor
I have a carb on this engine that is a carter Model BB-1 . I always understood that the carbs for this car were a stromberg or tillotson . Would this be a kind of jury rig made so the car would run or is it another of the many weird parts that show up on the durant...
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 5:15pm
Dayton Spring Meet
OK it's been a day since you all returned home, so let's hear about the Dayton Spring meet and see some pictures. Hated I could not go, but can't wait to see some pictures and hear some reports.
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 2:51am
by Tom & Karen Edmo...
star car sign
i just purchased what i believe is a 1925 star car porcelain dealer sign. was wondering if anyone would have an idea of the value of this sign. condition is prob a good 7 out of 10. thanks
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Last Post: May 3, 2010 2:03am
by ross merrill
1928 Locomobile
At the Staten Island AACA Car Show today a 1928 Locomobile rolled in. The car was Fully restored and beautiful. I spoke to the owner and he will be joining our club. I asked him if he could possibly come to our Lancaster Meet, he said he would try. I will post pictur...
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 7:44pm
by cdmn
Need 27 star coach body
Looking for 27 coach body from the fenders up and also a hood have the complete drive train and I have wheels but possibly need some. Thanks
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 10:55am
by Dave
1930/31 Outside Doorhandles
I have in stock a new set of spear type outside doorhandles for sale. Locking and non-locking are both available. If anyone is interested feel free to email me at nbutters@eagle.ca
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 5:28am
by Norm Toone
Parts catologe for sale
I am selling a durant parts catolog for 30.00. Is this a fair price? Picture and ad can be see on craigslidt humboldt county ca under for sale antuqies. email me if interested. Has blank order form and addressed envlope. Thanks
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Last Post: May 2, 2010 5:18am
by Norm Toone
On my way to a car show on Saturday I lost one of my hubcaps, so I am looking for (1) cap with the letter "D" on it. Can anyone help? Don
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 5:42pm
by Gary k
1930 durant for sale on craigslist - $15000 (portland)
Hello All FYI - This is posted on Portland's Craiglist. Dennis
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 5:41pm
by Gary k
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:29pm
by Dennis Murphy
1925 FLINT OPEN For Sale (Rockford, Illinois)
A FLINT for sale on craigslist. Best offer over $35,000.00 Telephone 815-983-0163 weekdays/daytime.
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:14pm
by Dennis Murphy
1924 DURANT STAR - $7000 (spokane,wa)
This Craigslist listing had no photos. 1924 DURANT STAR -- 7,000.00 or OBO. RUNS GREAT AND HAS NEW TIRES. CUTE CLASSIC !!! HEAD TURNER !!! PLEASE CALL 509-926-2044
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 3:08pm
by Dennis Murphy
1926 sedan
Looking for info on 1926 two door sedan cars and looking for body parts have complete under carriage and fenders so any help would be greatly appreciated.Also looking for pictures of this car. Thanks
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Last Post: May 1, 2010 12:47pm
by cdmn
1924 Star roadster parts for sale
I recently acquired a 1924 Star roadster basket case. I'm keeping the body from the cowl on back, the windshield, the headlights and the steering wheel, everything else is for sale. That would include the frame and suspension, which is in good condition. 4 wheels and...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2010 3:18pm
by Roger
Frame preparation
I am making progress on the Durant restoration and am at the point of preparing the frame for paint. The frame is straight and in relatively great shape with just minor surface rust in some areas. I am curious as to what most people typically do...the steps you take...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2010 6:45pm
by Vince O'Brien
paterson automobile
There is an interesting car for sale on ebay right now. It's a 1922 Paterson touring. Paterson was started in 1869 in Flint Michigan making carriages and buggies. They ended up using 6 cylinder Continental motors (which this car has). Sounds kind of familiar doesn't...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2010 10:52am
by Ross Hoevet
1931 Devaux Restored Chassis
Hello All, Finally making some progress on my restoration. The brake shoes have been relined and the rear end has all new bearings, races, and seals. Dennis
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2010 6:47pm
by John Willoughby
Durant model 619 in the Netherlands
Here is a picture of what appears to me as a model 619. The picture was taken somewhere in the Netherlands years ago. I don't know how I came to have this picture or just how many years it has in buried in the computer. But it is a nice discovery. What do you thin...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2010 11:00am
by Gordon F. Curl
Dayton Spring Meet Agenda
HI All.... Agenda for Dayton..... See you there..... Frank Welcome Durantonians! Welcome to the Spring meet of the DMAC. The following information and daily agenda should make this an enjoyable experience. Hotel: Holiday Inn Dayton Mall 31 Pres...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2010 11:14pm
by Rick Botti
Estimado Rick,te escribo para saber los colores de pintura que venian en mi auto,si me puedes enviar por mail un muestrario de las combinaciones que se hacian,por que estoy haciendo la chapa y pintura. Y necesito saber también,el mail del dueño del auto Du...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2010 11:13pm
by Rick Botti
Sale of d65
I n Feb of this year there was an Email posted by Mister Roy Tunby out of Bozeman Montana. He was looking for a Durant. I replied to him about my D65 which I thought I might sell. I don't really have the expertise for this car. Although it was a very tough to part wi...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2010 7:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Selling Print Ads at Dayton meet
Hello, If you (or any others?) need any of my print Ads (Star, Durant,Flint Locomobile,Rugby Truck, etc.) let me know. I got a big "mixed" pile with my Loco parts! I will bring a large pile of these "period" print Ads to sell cheap to club members ($4,$5 to $10,...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2010 1:10am
by Rory Deaton
Following A Star 2
Hello again everyone. Thank you for all of the replys and answers to my questions on the previous thread "following A Star". With this new thread, I'll discuss repairing the body sheet metal and preparing to send the completed body including the top to the uphols...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2010 8:22pm
by Lance Chabot
Does anybody have a pic of the proper escutcheons for a 30 614 deluxe, mine are all mismatched Rory
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2010 3:14am
by Norm Toone
Durants worth
What is a 1929 Durant 2 door coupe with a rumble seat and is in original condition with no damage worth. Upholstery is good.
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2010 7:16pm
by Gary k
W5 Cylinder Oversize
I am looking for opinions as to how far one can safely bore out the cylinders on a W5(or W4)engine. I am considering using Dodge 3 7/16" pistons that are .30 over. Any ideas??
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2010 9:52pm
by Rusty Buchanan
Durant for sale on EBAY
FYI There is a 1929 Durant M-2 4 door Sedan for sale on EBAY. #120557246070
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2010 5:59pm
by Jim Greenamyer
anyone looking to buy
a friend is interested in selling his complete, fully restorable Durant. The only thing i see missing is the lady from top of the rad. Pics available upon request. Serious inquiries only please.
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2010 6:12am
by Lance Chabot
Split Type Rear End Housing
I am re-machining the differential for new bearings. From what I can see in the repair manual, the bearings should stay in the housings, is this correct? Does the diff have to slide in the bearings in order to adjust the ring gear to the pinion? Thanks, Brian.
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2010 6:22pm
by Brian
Tillotson carburetor
Hi, I inherited a box of misc antique car parts from my dad. He had collected various antique cars. I have a Tillotson carburetor Model L 1A and I think it is brass. I sent Tillotson an email with a picture of the carburetor and the model # and asked what year o...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2010 11:33am
by Norm Toone
Visits by Country
Even after 12 years of managing this website, I'm still amazed by how many people visit this site and the forum everyday. The numbers are very good at over 150 visits a day, But I'm also curious about where they come from and I can certainly say the website is paid v...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2010 8:16pm
by Rick Botti
Parts from me to you delivered by Kem McCormick?
Just putting it out there that since Ken offered. I could send the distributor housings and other parts to Dayton. Let me know by sunday night. Franz
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2010 5:49am
by Lance Chabot
Distributor housings
Just wanted to put it out there that I will send a few extra distributor housings with Ken. I will probably get together with him in the next couple of days. Please let me know if there is something else needed. Also if someone need something rebuilt give it to K...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2010 12:31pm
by Ken McCormick
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