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Hi-temp Paint
I'm finishing my wooden spokes on my 1928 Durant M-2 to be a natural look and painting my brake drums and hubs to be a glossy black. It was mentioned to me that the brake drums should be painted with a hi-temp paint. Do any of the club members have any thoughts about...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2021 8:21pm
by ross hoevet
Coupe Identification help
I’m hoping someone can help shed a little light on the car I just purchased. It was advertised as a 28 but from my internet research I’m wondering if it may be an earlier model. Unfortunately the data plate is missing from the firewall but otherwise the c...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2021 7:44am
by Norm Toone
How to Change a Split Rim Tire
How to change a Split Rim Tire by Keith Nordquist has been posted to the Technical Page under Manuals & Other Technical Documentation. Great Video Keith! Enjoy, Rick
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2021 9:35pm
by ross hoevet
Collector Car Insurance
Just about done my restoration of my Triumph TR6 then on to finish the Durant and have it done my next year I hope. Although the motor rebuild will take about a year at the machine shop. They are backed up a bit. Already had it 6 months. Anyway I was wondering what t...
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2021 10:26am
by Rick Botti
The countdown has begun – it’s 80 days until the 2021 National Meet in Grand Junction Colorado. If you haven’t already made your hotel reservations, now is the time. The registration form is on the Durant Website - Club Events page or attached below...
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2021 5:09pm
by Tom Schaffer
Here is the link to the music for the National Meet: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vhKtTAAUFbJU6qvkSIH91_1iNDxhAmIu?usp=sharing Dearest Durant Ladies, I had talked to some of you a couple of meetings ago about putting some songs together to play an...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2021 9:01am
by Tom Schaffer
Joining split rims
Hi I have the original split rims for my 1928 Rugby/Durant but I notice all the joining tabs that hold the 2 ends of the split together are butchered in one way or other. Does anyone have any bright ideas on a modern day design I could apply to my rims. In fact,...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2021 5:48pm
by ross hoevet
Rear Leaf Springs
Hello: Has anyone had their rear springs repaired or had new ones made? If so, can you advise who did the work? My left rear spring is weak and sagging a few inches so the car leans to the left a bit. Am having trouble finding anyone out this way in the Northeast...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2021 8:56pm
by ross
Roof again - attaching roof material to front arch ?
Good day gentleman Bill Hoaglan has been very helpful is supplying me with pictures , text and conversion. But....how to attaching roof to front arch is still in question. I understand "hidems" and there usage. I see lot of pictures with the roof material n...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2020 6:51am
by Arlene J. Chaves
valve timing
I found a car with a 15L engine and I am planning to build a racer/speedster because only the mechanical part is worthwhile. I am looking for information on the camshaft/tappets specifications and valve overlap. I found that the tappets do not have a plane surface at...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2021 7:09am
by Rogelio Hecker
DMAC 2021 Election of Officers
Hi All, It's that time again As the past president it is my duty to form an election committee and find candidates for the Club offices. If any Club members are interested in helping on the search committee or seeking election to office please contact me at my...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2021 8:59am
by Mike Linthicum
I just got an message noting the passing of my good friend, Ed Pringlemeir. He was a long time member of DMAC and together we had many great car weekends at his place. He will sure be missed in this area. He owned many cars and traveled all over with them. Sorry to...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2021 2:57pm
by Stephan Riffault
Electrical problem
I have an electrical problem on my 1922 Durant Turing model. I’ve had it for several years and though necessity I have learned about old auto mechanics. The car is in good condition but problems keep cropping up. The latest is an electrical problem. It started...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2021 7:16am
by Don Shilling
Looking for a starter. New or rebuilt any suggestions? Thanks for the help! 1923 Durant Touring
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2021 5:48am
by Dave Blyler
Starter Bendix
My Bendix is has some chipped teeth and occasionally skips. Is there a source for a newly manufactured one? (There is a company making new ones for the 1925 Chevy that appear to be identical but they gave 10 teeth. I count 11 on mine.
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2021 3:28pm
by ross
2022 Calendar
Stephanie still has a few blank pages in the upcoming 2022 calendar. She is looking for a picture of your car. Digital pictures with lots of pixels (large). The calendar pages are square, our cars are long, so to make the pictures work she needs some sky and foregr...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2021 2:47pm
by Robert Bush
New Pacific Coast Spring Tour for 2022
No sooner has the 2021 Spring Tour come to an end are we announcing next year's Spring Fling!!! Mike & Irene Babick are putting together a fun tour located in the land of Redwood forests, Eureka, California. For more information click the link below or go to th...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2021 2:45pm
by Robert Bush
Star model years
Years ago Jeff Gillis and I had a few discussions regarding the year of my Star. I was told when I bought it that it was a 1926 Model M (four door sedan). The title said 1925. Jeff and I decided it was a 1926 based on the absence of the lower belt line which runs dow...
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Last Post: May 23, 2021 9:48am
by Curtis Bartell
Specifications for Star W5 engine
I have a Star W5 engine (Head casting W5 A 5078 C/L +logo); S/N 373522; date head cast 5 24 28 (I interpret as May 24th, 1928), manufactured for Durant Motors of Canada Ltd, Leaside which has been custom converted for marine use by an auto mechanic. It has been store...
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Last Post: May 22, 2021 5:34am
by Norm Toone
vacuum tank
Was re-restoring my vacuum tank ater 30 years of collecting dust in a box. Suddenly occured to me that gasoline is very different now than when it was put it away. Most guys are running electric fuel pumps by now. My question is this. Will the new ethanol fuel eat th...
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Last Post: May 20, 2021 12:42pm
by Robert Bush
Durant Partner
Thank you Shawn, Bob and Mike for the latest Durant Partner. The front cover really got me excited. Thank you. As I am now saying "good memories" My DeVaux was a "Fall Series". DeVaux added the cowl band and free wheeling in August 31. I bought it in American Cany...
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Last Post: May 12, 2021 10:04am
by Bill Hoaglan
spring fling
We just finished the spring fling in Utah Now there say that you have to have a tickets to go to the Golden Spike Mon. so we were very lucky to have been there Thur.
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Last Post: May 10, 2021 11:19am
by mike b
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Filing Tour is next Month!!
Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC Spring Tour Ogden, Utah May 3-7, 2021 Best Western High Country Inn 1335 W 1200 S Street Ogden, Utah (801) 394-9474 Registration form on the Club Events page.
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2021 7:50am
by Bill Hoaglan
Old Continental engine
Hi all, I got an old Continental engine a few years ago from a friend who thought it was a 22A for my 614. The engine is in fact a F244A that was used in industrial applications. It is quite different form the 22A, everything is on opposite sides (exhaust vs. i...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2021 4:59pm
by Norm Toone
Model 40 Rear Axle Ratio
Was wondering if the rear axle ration of the Model 40 was the same as the Model 60 which is 4:44 to 1. The transmission is the same but haven't been able to confirm if the rear axle is 4:44 to 1 or ? Please let me know if you have one. Thanks, Phil
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2021 8:49am
by Norm Toone
Lining up engine with gearbox
Hi I've just mounted my newly reconditioned engine on the chassis and an wondering what sort of adjustments I can make to ensure it lines up (side view) with the gearbox. Things that come to mind include: 1) Front engine mounting brackets that fit inside rubber mo...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2021 1:27pm
by Duncan Smeaton
1930 Durant 617 Sedan with 15U Continental
Hello all! New member here and hopefully for many years to come! I acquired my Durant from a man in Florence, Alabama about a year and a half ago. It sat for MANY years in his garage out back. I have since then got it running and driving pretty well. It is all origin...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2021 8:41am
by Norm Toone
What could one expect if they are charging a 12 volt battery with 6 volts?
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2021 9:21pm
by Vincent OBrien
A22 Muffler
I wondered how many of the A22 Frame built A22 mufflers are still in use. Our 1922 Durant still has a good tubular backbone outer frame pipe, but we had to replace the inner pipe. We do not know if the inner pipe was an original, or was from a Star, or was hand produ...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2021 3:29pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Hello all, Spring has sprund and she is running like a champ! I-4 Conntenental I want to change fluids Oil I was going to use 30W non-detergent. But what about transmission, and rear pumpkin. Thanks in advance for the help
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2021 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Pacific Coast Chapter’s Shakedown Tour is Back!
Pacific Coast Chapter’s Shakedown Tour is Back! April 17th 9:30 am meet at Bert & Sonia's house in American Canyon Check your club roster or contact Mike Babick mikeb@durantmotors.org
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2021 7:00pm
by Rick Botti
Barney Google radiator mascot on Star motometer
A recent Bonham's online auction (lot#28), out of New York sold a "Barney Google" radiator mascot mounted to a Star motometer. Barney was sitting on his horse "Sparkplug" and this sold for $1530.00 including buyer's premium. I guess we should all check our display ca...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2021 6:11am
by Tom Schaffer
Spring 2021: Edition Durant Partner
Hello folks, Just a reminder that the deadline has now passed for the Spring edition submissions. However, if you have material you want to send, please go ahead and get that in to me as soon as possible. We'd like to focus this edition on the DeVaux. If you ha...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2021 5:54am
by Robert Wakefield
Winter Edition Durant Partner 2020
Hello all, The Winter Durant Partner is nearly fit for print. Well... getting there. Ideally, I finish the Partner before the 1st, including giving Mike a chance to look it over and write his piece. Unfortunately, family issues got in the way. This kind of work...
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2021 3:59pm
by Tom Schaffer
East Coast Chapter DMAC Spring Tour
Spring is about to get sprung. Are any plans in the works for the Flint meet?
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2021 6:34am
by Don Shilling
Zenith carburetor and vacuum tank
I am looking for a new complete Zenith carburetor for my 1928 Durant 4 cylinder also a complete vacuum tank for the same vehicle.
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2021 9:22am
by Dave Roberts
1924 star brakes model f
so im needing some help with rear brakes i have a 24 star im replacing rear brakes i have reassembled them but my brakes where only used on that year im told by don shilling, With the car on jacks i can spin wheel one way no problem but if i go the other way parking...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2021 8:16am
by Jeffrey Quicksel...
Rear main bearing oil splash guard
Hi I have an M2 4 cylinder engine nearly rebuilt but at the last minute we have discovered we are missing a splash guard on the upper side of the back end of the main bearing. This stops oil leaking out the back of the engine (flywheel end). In most blocks, this spl...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2021 3:31pm
by Don Shilling
Tools for sale
I have a lot of tools for sale. I have finally quit working and its time to download.Come see what I have and help me get rid of stuff. Ken
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2021 12:26pm
by Ken MCcormick
2021 National Meet
The announcement of the Durant National Meet 2021 is just the kind of good news we all need these days. Scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday. I wonder if there will be activities planned for Saturday and Sunday, or will those be "travel" days for the attendee's?
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2021 12:26pm
by Robert Bush
DMAC Annual Tour is a GO!
Annual DMAC National Tour Grand Junction, Colorado Arrive Tuesday, September 14, Departure Sunday, September 19. Details have ben posted to the Club Events Page. Rick
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2021 3:28pm
Uploading pictures to the Forum
Hi Norm. Thanks for the advice on how to upload pictures to the Forum. Using the link "How to Add Pictures" at the top of the Forum page was surprisingly easy, even for a first-timer like me.
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2021 11:38am
by Norm Toone
bendix brakes
We have 4 wheel bendix brakes(Simple cam design) and they generally call them, 11 inch. Well we measured ours and they are 10 5/8 inch inside diameter. we purchased 3/16 brake material as quoted on this forum. The problem is, they do not fit inside the drum and no...
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2021 8:44am
by William Durant
rear brakes on 24 star
so im replacing rear brakes on my star i did right side no problem but now to the left . on the parking brake shoe (inner) i was missing the one shoe u bracket welded to shoe and where the shoe goes into the brake lever there is play so shoe moves until slack is take...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2021 1:14pm
by jeff quicksell
mike b
Get your dmac calenders!
If you haven't heard, the Dmac calenders are in. This would be a great holiday stocking stuffer for the Durantonian in you. The pictures can be seen on all Facebook pages. Get one while supplies last. Remember all proceeds go to our club. Just go to Dmac stores and p...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2021 2:28pm
by mike b
29 Roadster Measurements Needed!!!
Hello, I'm in need of some measurements to brace and restore my 29 roadster body. Primarily, I'm looking for the distance from door jam to door jam on the rear section (trunk section). A measurement from top to top and bottom to bottom would be great, as well as t...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2021 10:29am
by Norm Toone
bonding brakes
We are planning to reline our Bendix 3 shoe brakes, with 3/16 material and brass rivets. My question, would it be advisable to also add some brake bonding agent with the rivets? Thanks Bill Durant
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2021 7:18pm
by Don Shilling
Teaser on facebook
Check out my latest project on the Durant site on facebook. "Durant Motorsports" brake bands
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2021 11:14am
by ross hoevet
Very Nice Locomobile Book on eBay
There is a very nice Locomobile book on eBay. Pricey but excellent. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-1917-Locomobile-Standard-Custom-Models-Prestige-Sales-Brochure-Book-Nice/382859069895?hash=item59242dc9c7:g:HewAAOSw9tFdlMA3
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2021 12:02pm
by Robert Bush
Kingston vacuum tank fuel feed
The Kingston vacuum tank is a different animal than the Stewart unit. The Kingston is simpler with a lot less moving parts. I'm curious to learn how the Kingston unit knows it's full? There is a brass fitting (vacuum) at the top of the unit. 1) There is an opening f...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2021 6:48am
by Bob Smith
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