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landau bars
Don , in your project Star coupe 1927 will you install the landau bars? I am looking for a set. if someone got informations about that i will appreciate pics.
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2010 9:42am
by Dennis
Distributor housings
Hello everyone, just wanted to share, that I just finished the second model housing. This one is for earlier models.
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2010 5:39pm
by Darren
Getting Sidetracked to Get Started Again
Have you ever worked yourself into a situation where you had to do several other things to finish the first? Well, I bought a Norton surface grinder at auction and I had no way to get it off my trailer. So, I found a 1971 Toyota 4000 lb. forklift in Houston for 400....
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2010 4:06pm
by Don Shilling
Free delivery of parts
I will be leaving here on wed the 14th . Have room to haul parts if anyone needs them . I am driving a 1 ton chev so have lots of room. As long as its not to far off my route I would be happy to pick up and deliver to Dayton . Heading to Spokane -then east on I 90 d...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2010 3:59pm
by Norm Toone
Ignition Key/s
I am in need of an Ignition Key for my 1923 Durant A22. I hope that someone may have and extra key or a replica that I can purchase. Thank you.
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2010 12:53pm
by Norm Toone
flywheel sheet metal cover 1929 rugby
anyone have one for 1929 rugby?
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2010 6:39am
by joe griffin
Identifying a Transmission
The input shaft on my 25 Star transmission has a lot of slop so I thought I'd rebuild it. Then I found a spare transmission in the pile of parts that came with the car. In comparing the two, the spare has a filler plug on the side while the one in the car doesn't...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2010 10:48am
by Vince O'Brien
The remains of a Star Car
I don't know if anybody cares but when I was a teenager living out side of O'Neil, Nebraska I discovered an old car rotting away in the woods on my grandfathers farm. The wood frame members were pretty much gone and so was the engine,the block later discovered in it...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2010 4:33am
by Norm Toone
Dayton Ohio Spring Meet Hotel Information
Hi All.... Here is the Hotel information for the ECC Spring meet. April 22-24 Holiday Inn Dayton Mall 31 Prestige Plaza Dr. Miamisburg, OH 45342 1-800-287-0037 When you call mention the Durant Motors Auto Club for...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2010 8:28pm
by Lance Chabot
Brake Return Spring
Hello Fellow members, I am in dire need of a rear brake return spring. The spring measures 7" long. It is a split-spring, but I don't think it has to be as I see no clearance problem. I tried Napa & Auto Zone, but no luck. Thanks for your help. Dennis
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2010 9:02am
by Ross Hoevet
614 gas tank unit
Ok my turn to ask questions. I pulled the floation unit out of the 32's tank, pic attached. What the heck is the thing supposed to look like and how does it work ? The center pivot part looked like some crustation off a sunken galleon and it I carefully remove bits I...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2010 12:42pm
by Norm Toone
Dayton Ohio-here I come
Made the reservations today - hope to arrive on the 21st of april. See you all there. If anyone needs anything brought from out west let me know -I will be driving a 1 ton chev so have room for some deliveries if there are any needed I will be going thru spokane was...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2010 12:13pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant Radio ???
Hi All..... Did any Durant product ever come with a factory radio? Does anyone have one with an aftermarket radio? My 619 has an antenna mounted on the cowl, but any radio is long gone. I was able to find a super rare antenna for my cars on eBay. Now wou...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2010 11:39am
by Norm Toone
Found yet another Durant on craigslist
In Redding, CA Advertised as a 1928 Durant Star all original roadster with rumble seat. http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1568574679.html
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2010 11:29am
by Norm Toone
W5 Rear Engine Seal
Well when I rev up the old engine, oil start coming out from under the rear main bearing. The Engine was rebuilt, last summer and new felts from Olson's were put in. But now it looks like I must replace the felts. But I do not what to remove crank. Looking...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 3:25pm
by Guy Belzil
Star Radiator Shell Wanted
Hi All..... I need a good radiator shell for a 1926-27 Star. This is the wider shell as used on the Model M. Willing to buy or trade for a shell in good condition that can be plated. Thanks....... Frank ---
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 6:21am
by Frank Witkowski
throw out bearing
I'm looking for a throw out bearing for a 1928 Durant Engine No. 15L-1839 Serial No. E-2662 Model D-65 I appreciate any help Thank You Dwayne Scheidel 1769 7 mile road NW Comstock Park Mi 49321 Cell 616-901-8657
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 5:18am
by Dwayne Scheidel
Head Light Rims Durant A22 1924
Hi Fellows, Hope you may be able to help me. Looking for Headlight Rims for my A22 Durant 1924 Project.The ones I have are passed the restorable stage.
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 1:23am
by Bruce McCann
I'm needing help, Brakes and Gauges.
I finally got the call i’ve been waiting for. My motor is finished and ready to be picked up. Talk about crazy on the price though, about $2000 more then I was anticipating. I’ll be heading down to San Diego to pick it up this weekend. What do I need to r...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 1:16am
by Bruce McCann
Early A22 and parts seeking
Hi, would anyone have a pair of National brand cowl light lens to part with, they match the National script headlight lens. I am also looking for a Durant Hayes wire wheel cap as well, am missing one from wire wheels. My car is the earliest of the A22 versions with u...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 1:09am
by Bruce McCann
Ignition key
Anyone have a key or know where I can get one? I am tired of twiting the wires together under the dash, don,t want to burn the old girl down. I could hook up a toggle for now but would like to do it right. Thanks Vern
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 12:51am
by Bruce McCann
The Latest Partner
I'm cleaning my desk top, paying bills, and catching up on my filing, (mostly round files), and now I find a Durant Partner under this pile of papers that I haven't read. It's unsealed which means my wife has already read it and placed it where I could find it easily...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 12:30am
by Jim Greenamyer
A22 Hayes Durant wire wheel hub cap and hood mechanism details - 4 door open tourer body
Would anyone know where I could procure a good Hayes Durant wire wheel hubcap for A22 Durant? I am missing one of the four. I have procured a low mileage Durant that had sat underneath a house for 60 years. It has a really good body and easy restoration. Car i...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2010 12:18am
by Bruce McCann
Water Outlet Pipe for 1924 Star
I need a new water outlet pipe for my 1924 Star with a W-4 engine. I know these were reproduced at some time but I have not been able to locate one. Can anyone help? Thanks, Bob
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2010 7:59am
by Bob Deangelis
Hi All, it's been a while. Hard economic times has forced me to put my 1929 M-2 up for sale. It has all been re-done, except for a couple items.Body and interior new, engine-starter-generater rebuilt, new tires. All it needs speedo rebuilt, brakes need some work, oth...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2010 7:51am
by David Ford
15th Annual DMAC Ontario Region meet & Tour
Hi all you good folk! This is your advance notice of the 15th Annual DMAC tour. July 1 - 4, 2010 To be held in Guelph at the same location as the last two years. As in other years, we will be inviting two other groups to join in with us. WOKR club (Willys Ove...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2010 7:15am
by Gordon F. Curl
second gear
I am still looking for a second gear for my M2 3 speed can anyone tell me where I get one "OR" do I need to have it made?
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2010 10:00am
by Bill Hoaglan
DeVaux Police Car ???
Hi All... OK all you DeVaux owners out there. This picture showed up on the AACA forum recently. It was identified as a DeVaux Police car. What do you think? Frank ---
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2010 6:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Reproduction Clutch Fingers
Last night I received a new pair of clutch fingers for my 1929 model 60. They are made of high grade steel from an original part in excellent condition. The new parts are slightly thicker at ¼”. In a couple of weeks I will install them along and let you kn...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2010 5:57pm
by Rick Botti
Need help with possible value of a Durant delivery truck.
I have a friend who has a 1926 Star canopy top open cab delivery truck, that was restored by her late father. It is in great shape, runs and drives and we have tons of literature and pics of the restoration and parades of this wonderful vehicle. Unfortunately, she...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2010 8:17pm
need studs for wire wheels
I am looking for studs for wire wheels 5 left hand studs and 10 leftnuts and 10 right nuts also looking for caps to fit on wire wheels can be plain or have the D on them any condition Does anyone know of any one who can make them I have found them on the durant sit...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2010 7:01pm
by Ken McCormick
Ugh - Camber Problem on my right front wheel.
So I have gotten my wooden wheels back from Regina. The wiggle wiggle is gone but..... Now having round and straight felloes, I figured it was time to set the Caster, Camber and Toe In. Caster is ok and understandable, toe in also ( I found 7/8" toe in.. res...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2010 6:40pm
by Frank Witkowski
Pictures and Data Request; Locomobile
Gary, et All, Great project! I have been collecting this type of data on the Durant era Locomobiles (Mostly alone!) since I got 3+ Tons of parts (mixed-up) with my Locomobile Junior 8's bought previouly (2008). Still sorting and identifying parts myself. There ar...
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Last Post: Mar 18, 2010 7:47am
by Mike Linthicum
dear durantonians, there is a plan afloat, under the auspices of our new President, Rick Botti, to gather pictures of the characteristic parts of each model of our cars - to create a Durant-Star-Flint-Frontenac and Rugby identification guide.. in your work on yo...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2010 7:39pm
by Gary k
Franz Fraitzl, Vancouver Durant Star Car Connection
Hello Frank et al. I'm hoping someone can offer some advice on how to reach Franz Fraitzl of the Vancouver Durant Star Car Connection. I have tried numerous times now to reach Franz by phone and by email without success. I really need the reproduction rear brake...
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2010 9:31pm
by Vince O'Brien
New Durant Star DeVaux Step Plates For Sale
Hi All..... If you are looking for some step plates for your later Durant product I have the following available. These measure 11 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches deep. They are made of polished aluminum with a rubber insert. The cost is $50 each plus shipping...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 5:47pm
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Durant Truck For Sale
Here's another one on Dallas Craigslist. However, its stored in Prior Lake, MN 55372. Owner is looking for best offer. Put 1923 Durant in the Dallas search field. Good Luck somebody!!!!
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 5:10pm
by Don Shilling
looking for parts
i need a good steering wheel,the brown center piece the horn button sets in on the steering wheel, inside window handles,outside door handles,if any one can help with these parts please call me at 901-465-0608 joe griffin i also need a good radiator cap that is corre...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 12:19pm
by Dave Schulte
1928 Durant For Sale
There is a 1928 Durant listed on Bakersfield Craiglist for $3500. The telephone number is: [661-335-1699]. The car looks like it is in Decent shape. Dennis
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2010 4:53am
by Norm Toone
14L for sale
i have a excellent complete small bore 14L MOTOR FOR SALE 1200$ this is a complete drop in motor w/clutch
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2010 3:28pm
by brian boys
Wheel Puller
What has everybody else used to pull the wheels off the 28-29 cars? I purchased a Model T wheel puller thinking it would fit, but it does not. Anybody have one that works on our cars that they want to sell or any suggestions?
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 8:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
$100,000.00 Star one of 5 left?
OK Durantonians check out the 1926 or 1923 Star one of five left for $100,000.00 on Ebay. Think he'll get any bids on this one?
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 2:41am
by Norm Toone
Exhaust, What the heck is this?
When I removed the exhaust from my car I noticed a box attracted about midway down. I've taken it to a few older muffler shops and no one seems to know what it is or why it was on my vehicle. Any information would be appreciated. . . -Shaun
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2010 5:46pm
by Lance Chabot
Durant wheels for sale
Got a phone call from a chap who has two Durant wooden spoked wheels for sale. Tire size 500-19" Wheels are on a narrowed axle, and have brake drums etc. Not sure if anything inside drums. Located Caledon, Ont ( Just north of Toronto) Phone Frank 519 927 3465
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2010 12:15pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Throwout bearing
Looking for a new part number for the throwout bearing on my M4 Tech page on rebuilding the throwout bearing will "not" show up
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2010 5:15am
by Frank Witkowski
New M4
Here is a picture of my M4
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 8:09pm
by Don Gaskill
Book owned by W.C. Durant
As anyone else seen this book offered on E bay claiming to be owned by Billy Durant Item # 110499877084 Not to sound negative, but I have doubts as to this claim. Please check this out and comment. Thank You Family
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 4:54pm
by Steve Large
Gary k
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2010 2:16pm
by cdmn
1930 6-14 for sale $3,500
The car that Don Shilling recently posted is a 1930 6-14. The asking price is $3,500 and the contact person is David Ashcraft 318-348-5133, 318-396-8863 Bob
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2010 2:43am
by Rory
Star Upholstery ???
Hi All..... What was the original upholstery used in the Star open cars? Since the Star was made to compete with the Ford Model T, I doubt that leather was used. Was it some form of vinyl / naugahyde? Does anyone have an open Star with it's original interio...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2010 5:34pm
by Gary k
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