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East Coast Spring Meet Dayton Ohio
Hi All...... Spring is just around the corner. Final arrangements are under way for the ECC Spring Meet in Dayton, Ohio. This will be in April 2010 This will be a great warm up for the National Meet in Lancaster Pennsylvania. More info to follow..... S...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2010 6:27am
Modern axles for Durant, Star, Rugby. to 1929
Enquiring if any interest exists for the manufacture of axles to suit all Durant, Star and Rugby vehicles to 1929 models. To the best of my knowledge the outer tapered bearings are like hens teeth and if available extremely expensive. David Cornell of Albury, NSW,...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2010 11:10pm
by Phil Donoghoe
28 Durant Steering Gear Wanted
Still looking for a steering gear for Alfred Bartak in Austria. He has a 28 Model 55. The photos he sent look like the steering gear in my 29 Model 63 but different part numbers. Dave
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2010 6:06pm
by Dave Schulte
Coureur de Bois - Translation Services
I'm a ole' coureur de bois, my canoo broke down and I am in place call Alberta, The guy here talk english, (i learn good stuff). Dat english men, I know de talk of dat kind of homme. "Google" is wat de blocks head tink can make talk french, ha I say to me. I k...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2010 6:43am
by Guy Belzil
1931 Frontenac 4 dor seadan
I have a friend that has a 1931 Frontenac 4 door sadan, he has owned it for 10 years or so and has had a great time with it. His intrests have changed and has decided to sell it. It runs great and looks good and the crome is bright,restored I think in 70s he would kn...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2010 5:26am
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2010 8:01pm
by gary kauffman
Rebuilding 3 speed transmission
I am currently rebuilding the 3 speed transmission in my 1929 Durant Model 60 car. I have replaced the bearings and gaskets but have not found any evidence of seals around the input and output shafts. Does anybody know if there is a seal, o-ring, etc. for these locat...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2010 8:08am
by Phil Peters
New Production 21" Tire Rims for Star
OK Folks, We now have a source of 21" split rims for our Star cars available from American Vintage Rims. They are the same folks who supply rims and brake drums to the Model T crowd and sold thru Mac's and Frank Witkowski. These rims are zinc coated and can be run pl...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2010 7:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Need photograph asap of the Motorstat sending unit on engine (Temp sending unit)
Model 65's had the Motorstat #24567 that was the temperature sending unit mounted on the engine that sent it back to the dash mounted temp gauge. This number was for the 1928 Model 65, but not sure if the model 75 or later 1929 or 30's etc had the same temp unit. Not...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2010 6:20am
by Mike Linthicum
bottom window channel
I am looking for (1) one bottom window channel that hooks on the regulator and the glass to roll up the window it is for a '29 Durant M4 anyone have one? or can tell me where to get DON
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2010 8:39pm
Gord Taylors 1930 614 sedan
Gord died this summer owning a 1930 6 wheel 614 sedan. Five bolt wires with lock rings. I didn't keep many pic's of his car but attach the ones I have. Car is at #1 Karla Dawn Ave, Lantz, NS ,Canada B2S 1Y7. Shirley has the car for sale but I haven't been given any p...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2010 12:22pm
by Norm Toone
Book on Billy Durant
I am not a reader, but a week ago a friend had told me about a book at Barns and Nobel, Title (Billy Durant Creator of General Motors). Purchased it. Started to read it and finished it in 2 Days. It was that interesting. This was the first time I have read a Book thi...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2010 9:45pm
by Lawrence
Temperature sensor
The temp sensor unit on my Durant D75 6 cylinder is destroyed and beyond recognition. The unit probably has a screw connector for the gauge wire and the pipe threads that will mount directly into the head. I am looking for an original or original replacement unit tha...
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2010 3:48pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant or Star sedan or coupe purchase
I have a restored 1924 Model T touring but am now interested in purchasing a sedan or coupe-- either a durant or star. during my youth my folks had a star touring and a star coupe.
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2010 8:56am
by Bill Hoaglan
star wheels
are there any other cars that have rear wheels...spoked....that will fit the 1925 star F ???? do Ford T wheels fit our star hubs on rear ???....on front???? chevy of 1920,s looks the same but is it????.....i do need to get at least one rear wheel so i can roll my...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2010 7:20pm
by gary kauffman
Hood Ornament
Check out item 320477622970 on eBay. Is this the same as the Rad cap ornament on a 29 Durant? Just Curious
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2010 1:22pm
by Norm Toone
DeVaux Pictures on eBay
Just out of curiosity...has anyone seen the pictures being offered on eBay (items #370265446773 and 290353411041)? A cute little DeVaux roadster at what appears to me to be a car show several years ago (based on the age of the Ford pick-up attached to a trailer in t...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2010 9:39pm
by Gary Yelle
Photographs of your cars.
It's been awhile since I posted this, so I wanted to bring it back to the top again. Since the last posting several years ago we have had many new members join, many new cars get purchased and many restored. I'd like to see them as would many other in the club. Pleas...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2010 8:27am
by Mike Linthicum
Found Any Interesting Items In Your Car ???
Hi All..... Well it's cold and snowing here in Western Pennsylvania. So how about a "virtual" road trip? Over the years I have made some interesting discoveries in some of the cars I found. One of the interesting finds was an envelope addressed "To The N...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2010 11:28pm
by Keith
Window Regulator Kits
I am looking for the window regulator repair kits for 1927 star 4 door car, if anyone has any information where I can get them please email me. Thanks Tom
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2010 3:33am
by Tom Edmonds
I need a picture of the rear seat assembly for a 4 door car I am working on a M4 and I think there are parts missing for the rear seat? If anyone can help I would be greatful. DON
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2010 8:57am
by Don Gaskill
Just wondering if anyone noticed the Star roadster from Arkansas that sold on Ebay last week for $4500. It was listed as a '25 but it was at least a Model M. I hope a club member got it!
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2010 1:43pm
by Norm Toone
Durant Boyce Motometer Rad Temp gauge, E-bay
Norm, This current Boyce Motometer E-bay seller must be on Drugs[E-bay: 390096673981, US $1,999.99]for this "very poor condition" Boyce Motometer! Please see my earlier post from 15 Oct 09; "Hershey seller had original Boyce MotoMeter Rad ornament/Temp gauges...
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Last Post: Jan 15, 2010 4:41am
by Norm Toone
Well, it's been over a year since Butch and I have busted outa Dodge. Matter of fact, I've sold my 1917 Dodge touring to a friend in Phoenix and agreed to deliver it also. So, we are leaving Texarkana and rollin rubber at 0430 Wednesday morning. It's going to start...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2010 9:12pm
by Ken McCormick
Odus Raymers '31 De Luxe Sedan in April '06 Hemmings Classic Cars
The April '06 issue of Hemmings Classic Car has an 8 page full color spread about Odus Raymers 1931 614 sedan. This is a great article with lots of back story about Durant and his endeavors. Lots of photos of Odus car and one specifications page. Congrats to Odus for...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2010 10:28am
by Wendy Rose Rayme...
Stromberg U-2
Happy New Year Durantonians! I am still in need of Stromberg U-2 carb parts. Would prefer original parts if there are any out there. I do not want repros as non of the repros I have seen really make the cut. This is for a display engine I am building, it's gotta...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2010 11:56pm
by Keith
What was the brand of tires used By the Durant company on their cars?
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2010 5:06am
by Norm Toone
To white wall, or not to white wall, and other rim tire questions.
So I’ve had this dilemma for some time. I can’t decide whether I want white wall tires or not on my Durants. I have the body colors already selected but can’t decide on the tires. Did anyone else have this problem? For the record I have a De L...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2010 11:29am
by Norm Toone
What Else Do You Collect?
Obviously all of us who visit this web site collect items related to Durant Motor Company and it's related off shoots. But what else do you collect? I collect brass blow torches and toy tractors from the 50's 60's and 70's. I'm pretty sure Rick Botti is interested in...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2010 8:25am
by Ken McCormick
control rods in steering column and steering wheel removal
the control rods are broken at the steering wheel and i am wondering if anyone has any info of how to disassemble and repair/replace them, and any other tips on the coulmn removal? joe griffin 901-465-0608 central time
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2010 8:54pm
by Bill Hoaglan
tire tools and grease fittings for leaf springs
looking for the tire tool to break down wheels and grease fittings new or used? joe 901-465-0608 central time
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2010 11:13am
by Norm Toone
Rumble Seat Entry Steps
I'm restoring a 1932 Durant Rumble Seat Coupe and I don't have the 2 steps and support brackets. Has anyone got these parts? OR!!! Has anyone tried to use Model A Ford or Chev parts on a Durant?
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2010 7:41am
by Bill Hoaglan
Durant Partner
We got the Partner today. Another great Issue. Thanks Carol & the staff. Sonia & myself would like to wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. WE also would like to welcome our new officers aboard
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2010 7:09pm
by Bert Babick
happy new year to all
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2010 11:40am
by Norm Toone
I would like to learn to redo the interior of my car. Has anybody seen any places on the internet that would be helpful
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2009 3:35pm
by Lawrence
Nickel plating companies
I am soon to get involved with finding a company or companies that do nickel and chrome plating. To begin my search, does anyone have suggestions of companies that they have had excellent results with and reasonable costs? Do these companies perform the nessesary pre...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2009 12:06pm
by D
Durant flathead 4
I recently uncovered a Durant 4 cylinder flathead (or at least what's left of it) while clearing blackberries from my property. Three of the plugs are out and consequently the cylinders are full of rust however there are some detachable parts that may be of value. T...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2009 11:57am
by Michael Ramos
Tis the Season
To all my friends in Durant Land I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2010 give us the chance to meet and help each other, slow down and enjoy the journey life offers us. Rick Botti
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2009 3:18pm
by Ken McCormick
gary k
honeycomb radiators makers
"the brassworks" radiator co. advertizes in hot rod magazines...i saw their ad in"goodguys magazine" and they say they make honeycomb rads and any kind if custom rads...anyone know anything about their talents or lack of it?????
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2009 2:15pm
by Mike Linthicum
Looking for knew Oil rings / piston rings
Hi everyone, I´m looking for knew oil Rings to my 6 Zyl engine in a 615 Rugby pickup. The truck is running like hell , we didn´t have any trouble until yet but I found out the engine is taking oil more than usuall. If any one could give me an advise...
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2009 9:23am
by Bill Hoaglan
steering box bearings
I'am looking for steering box bearings for a Star 1926 The original bearings are made by Nice Ball Bearing.co the number 4934
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2009 3:53am
by Henri Houle
gary k
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2009 8:33pm
by gary k
28 Durant Steering Gear
Alfred Bartak in Austria is looking for a steering gear for his 28 Durant. He is also looking for the linkage between the steering gear and the spindle. Can anyone help him out? Dave
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2009 8:24pm
by gary k
W4 and W5
can someone tell me the difference bethen a motor W4 and W5 ?
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2009 12:48pm
by Don Shilling
I am looking for a windshield/sun visor for my '29 M4 can anyone help? Don
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2009 8:48am
by Bill Hoaglan
What's On Your Project List This Winter ???
Hi All.... What are you working on this winter? My first project is to make some more room! Cathy says I need to clean up some of the garages before I bring anymore cars home. Guess I better not tell her about the 1923 T roadster she is getting for Christmas...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2009 7:57pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Body Color
I am restoring a 1930 Rugby S4. The fenders and body are black. Does anyone know if that is the only color they came in? Michael E. Kisber michael@kisberenterprises.com www.kisberenterprises.com (901) 490-2576
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2009 5:36am
by Norm Toone
Ignition Keys
Can any one help me with a key for a D40 1928/1929 rugby. I purchased a barrel and key from frank some time ago.However it will not fit my Clum Switch. Have managed to repair switch and at present use a small screw driver to turn on & off. Would prefer to use a...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2009 2:48am
by John Sweeney
Josh B
oddity of a Durant
Hello, I recently acquired a Durant from my grandfather. this old truck has sit in his back yard for many years. i wanted the truck for years, and finally got it about a year ago (although i just brought it home a couple months ago) what i am wondering though,...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2009 11:50pm
by Josh B
Transmission color
The restoration process continues on my "28" Durant D75 at a slow but steady pace. I am looking for information on the original colors for the transmission, differential and the undercarriage. Since the engine is the Gray/Green, one could assume the transmission coul...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2009 7:35am
by Mike Linthicum
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