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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
Carburator issues
The Carb is leaking and we are planning to rebuild or replace, the present one is a Zenith 04 series which is a model T carburetor. But The jets are fixed jets, which means not good for a Six cylinder engine. Does anyone know what the correct carb should be used on t...
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2021 9:34am
Locomobile for sale
1913 Locomobile for sale on Bring A Trailer. Not a Billy Durant era car, but we wouldn't kick you off a tour for leaking oil! Happy New Year Mike B?
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2021 8:23am
by mike b
Looking at a purchase
Hello Norm, I hope you can give me a little help and insight. I'm looking at purchasing a 29 Rugby. You probably know the truck, it is from your area. For sale right now in Carleton Place. looks like it came from Constance Bay. It is in very rough condition. Motor i...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2020 6:53pm
by Ted Kester¹
Transmission oil
Can someone please tell me what 600 W steam cylinder oil is? A definition of suitable oil for 1928 Durant gear box, clutch throwout and rear differential would be very helpful. Someone in my locality has suggested SAE 70-90, API GL5.
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2020 5:56pm
by cdmn
Supporting the Durant Museum
If you would like to support the Durant Museum effort without any pain, you can join the Amazon Smile program by going to Amazon Smile and select Durant Motors Automobile Museum Inc. from the list of charitable organizations. If you could also get friends and relativ...
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2020 6:46am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant's Birthday and a new Durant in the garage
It wasn't my birthday today.. It was William Crapo Durant's, however by coincidence I did receive an additional car today, a Durant 6-17 coupe. Yes it has a new home
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2020 6:32pm
by William J DeVrie...
A couple new donations at the Gilmore
Spent the morning enjoying a fresh donation at the Gilmore Museum. A pair of Continentals. upload photo gallery
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2020 6:27pm
by William J DeVrie...
mike b
December mens tech Zoom session
Well if didn't know, tech sessions have been going on monthly. This month Tech session is how to repair your Spicer unit on your Durant and Stars. Rick and the junior mechanics will show you how we repair Spicer units. email me and I can send you the Link. the date i...
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Last Post: Dec 11, 2020 7:33am
by mike b
Mike,s DeVaux
Mike,s DeVaux is on E-Bay. I think it is not a true Rumble. Not sure but I think I remember a conversation on that years ago. Gary
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2020 3:56pm
by Bob Smith
Hello everyone There are two devauxs for sale at the same time I don’t believe that has happened since 1931,, Dave
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2020 3:15pm
by Dave
Model Identification Help Needed
I recently purchased a 1928 Durant Brougham it does not have a tag or an engine tag I was wondering if there was any other stamps on the frame or any other way to identify this vehicle it looks as if they changed out the original motor from the pictures that I’...
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2020 6:04am
by Norm Toone
The Larsen Durant 6-17 auction has ended
The ebay auction for the Larsen 6-17 coupe has ended at $21,600.00 with a RNM (reserve not met). Probably not unexpected due to the reported price of restoration of somewhere around $100,000.00. In spite of the problems that some have with ebay,it does reach a large...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2020 9:51am
by mike b
mike b
With Sincere Condolences
It is with heavy heart that we express our sincere condolences to Gordon Curl on the loss of his wife, Mary Carolyne in late September. She was one of the original members of the DMAC when it was founded in Hershey and her exuberant smile and enthusiasm will be great...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2020 1:37pm
by Don Shilling
Blessed Thanksgiving to all
Good morning and a blessed Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope this holiday is a special one and to give thanks for all the blessings we have received throughout the past year. Be sure to share this holiday season with your families and friends!
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2020 12:07pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Blessed Thanksgiving to all
Good morning and a blessed Thanksgiving to all of you! We hope this holiday is a special one and we want to remember give thanks for all the blessings we have received throughout the past year. Be sure to share this holiday season with your families and friends and b...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2020 7:31am
by S. Blomquist
On my '29 M4 the starter is slow turning over can anyone tell what the problem might be?
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2020 6:05am
by S. Blomquist
Fall 2020 Durant Partner
Hello all, The fall edition of The Durant Partner has been sent to Mike for approval. It's a little later than I intended, but I have been securing a new full-time position. The past few weeks have been unexpectedly busy. However, I think you'll be pleased with th...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2020 5:55am
by S. Blomquist
fuel pump pressure
I see a picture of a car with a electric pump pump. We want to put one on our car, my problem is what fuel pump pressure is possible. I assume the car can not handle a high pressure pump. But I am having a hard time finding a very low pressure pump with our 6 volt sy...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2020 2:13pm
by Don M Gaskill
21 inch rims
One of the front rims are wrong for the durant car, believe they are from a model T. Wondering where we can buy a used 21 inch rim for our car. yes they are 21 front and 20 rear? Thanks for any help in our quest to get the car back on the ground with tires....
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2020 4:40pm
by William Durant
installing rubber balls in Durant transmission
I have read somewhere, maybe on this forum, about how to install the rubber ball joints between the clutch throwout and the gearbox on Durant cars approx 1928. If anyone can throw some light on this source of information it would be much appreciated.
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2020 8:50am
by mike b
Does anyone know what the temperature rating is for the original Motorstat thermostat P/N 24567 that came in the 14L engine in 1929? A Carquest P/N 32497 which has a rating of 170 degrees fits the housing. Thanks in advance for any information. Phil
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2020 4:12pm
by Phil Peters
battery box
Ross, I've been looking for one of those battery boxes for my optima battery. Where can I get one?
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2020 8:07am
by Curtis Bartell
mike b
project star on Zoom
Calling all Mechanics and Junior Mechanics! Come join us on a Zoom Tech Sesh...11/21 @ Noon Pacific Time. We'll be troubleshooting a 1925 Star and hope to get her off the trailer and back on the road. Contact me for Zoom link if you're in for some educational fun...y...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2020 8:17am
by mike b
hub bolts
just purchased the durant car a week ago, we have 20inch rear and 21 front rims. the wheel bolts are 7/16x? by 3.25 long, need to find new ones? Also the heavy cast clips the bolts go thru are different from back to front. looking for help on bolts and these cas...
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2020 7:44pm
by Norm Toone
Mike Larsen's Durant stash
Just got back from the estate sale of Mike and Rosalie Larson in Vancouver Washington. A lot of Durant parts still there. Myself, Phil Peters, Mike and Bert Babick were there scouring through the treasure trove. Bert got quite a bit and I got some trinket items. The...
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2020 9:12am
by mike b
Rumble seat rollers
Does anybody have pictures (or spares) of what the rumble seat rollers look like for a 1926-29 Star Durant?
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2020 12:15pm
by Gary
USL battery logo
I use a Optima 6volt battery that I've put in a reproduction 6volt battery case. I reproduced a USL logo that I got from the 6-14 instruction manual. Too much time on my hands. Ross
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2020 11:06pm
by ross hoevet
New Durant owner Michigan with a 1929 Model 60 Sedan
New Durant owner ‎Ben Logan in Michigan just purchased a 1929 Model 60 Sedan Below is a link to pictures posted to the Durant Motors Autombile Club FaceBook page. https://www.facebook.com/durantmotors/inbox/3713966415349950/?notif_id=1602463157679043&no...
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2020 8:43pm
by Rick Botti
Virtual Museum
I visited the virtual museum for the first time today. I like what I see there. I did notice that some of the links do not work: the Clothing section does not work, just get a 404 error message. I think all of our club members should visit the virtual museum, and th...
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2020 10:26am
by Robert Bush
Badge Auction
There is an online auction of a large collection of badges. There are several Durant and Star badges. Auction ends soon. Here's a link: https://www.icollector.com/search.aspx?q=durant&p=1&ps=20&is=1&ex=0&so=13&sf=1&hi=0
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2020 8:42pm
by Vincent OBrien
Cyndi Passing
Cyndi succumbed to her battle with prostate cancer at 5:30pm on 11 Sept. 2020 . She fought with the same courage and tenacity that she lived her life, but it was just too much for her to conquer. Although she was so tiny and frail in the end her only thoughts were th...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2020 8:33pm
by Vincent OBrien
Linn Ford (My dad)
For those of you who haven't heard, my dad was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma (aggressive brain cancer) on Aug 21. He declined treatment due to the advanced nature of the condition and quality of life that would result from the treatment. Shortly after his diagnosi...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2020 3:29am
by Adam B Ford
SOLD the 1927
Got gobs of parts left over if anyone needs anything, plus a Spare engine. Had lots of fun with it and did have the engine running for while but now I can concentrate on my true love of old cars. My 1930 Model A Ford phaeton.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2020 9:02pm
by David Coppess
pictures needed for a new 2021 calendar
Stephanie is in the process of compiling a Durant calendar for 2021. She is in need of pictures. Since most cars are long and the calendar page is square, any pictures provided need to have some foreground and back ground to crop. Also need pictures taken with high...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2020 11:38am
by Robert Smith
1923 Durant A22 touring
Pictures from the restoration of Ken Crouch 1923 Durant A22 touring are now in the Durant photographs section. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2020 7:23pm
by Rick Botti
Summer 2020 Durant Partner, Have you got yours yet.
Please let me know who has not received their Summer issue of the newly designed Partner. According to the printer it was mailed our of his place in Ohio on August 17th. I know some have received theirs as did I on August 23rd. I see that Don Shilling just received h...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2020 12:00am
by Ted kruger
See how smart we are!?!
This week was to be our National Tour in Clackamas OREGON, which we so wisely cancelled. I live in Clackamas about a mile from our host hotel, and I can barely see across my street from our local wildfire outbreak and subsequent smoke and ash fallout. I know the meet...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2020 2:40pm
by Bill Hoaglan
found old certicate
1928 5 shares. Paper was folded in thirds, otherwise in great condition. What can I do with it?
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2020 2:45pm
by Katie Gundersen
lubrication system
Quick question please. I have a 1926 Durant Star coupster and there is an oil pressure gauge. It does not register when running. I have disconnected the oil line from the pressure sensor port, started the engine and oil comes squirting out. Not excessively but come o...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2020 5:54pm
by Mark Duran
2020 Summer Newsletter Done: Coming Attractions
Hello! I'm so pleased to announce I've sent the summer edition of the newsletter to the printer. I hope you enjoy this edition. It may look a little different, but I believe that overall it should be a pleasing refresh. I'm very grateful to Carol, Mike, and Bob fo...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2020 10:13am
by Shawn Humphrey
Piston installation
Re-assembling 1927 Continental 14L engine for the owner (Ron Weirsma), but now unsure of the orientation of the pistons. They are .040 oversize and have a slot on one side of the skirt. (expansion slot?) Does it make a difference whether the slot in the skirt is on...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2020 3:59am
by Bill
Mike Larsen estate
Hi all: This morning I called the man in Newburg Oregon that is preparing the auction of Mike and Rosie Larsen estate. He has many things to do to get the cars (and tons of parts) ready for auction. Hi is going to use e-bay as he does now for the cars. Mike did gi...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2020 11:12pm
by Gary Yelle
Clutch Depth
I going to have a spare clutch pressure plate assemble rebuilt. I my plan to have all the parts ready ahead of time so I can get the car back on the road as soon aa possible. The shop asked for the clutch depth, this is a number I don't have. Does any know what...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2020 9:20am
by Rick Botti
engine mounting
I am currently redoing portions of my 1926 Star 4 restoration which was begun in 1975 ( not a typo ). Career and life required a move, at which time the car was put into storage about two months away from being finished. Needless to say time in a dusty mini storage w...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2020 7:14pm
by cdmn
I would like to thank all that attended the tech, pacific coast meeting and the Wine and Whine zoom sessions. For people who aren't familiar with Zoom, it is a platform for people to have a meetings via the web. You will get a e-mail with a active link that 5 min bef...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2020 8:57am
by mike babick
Durant Partner Address
Hello all, You'll notice that the Durant Partner - on schedule to deliver for printing on August 1 - has a new address on it. I'm no longer in Phoenix. My address, and the address for the Partner, is now- 660 Bonita Ave. 18D Claremont, CA 91711 Have a gr...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2020 2:09pm
by Shawn Humphrey
Looking for 1925 Star Roadster correct Pinstriping?
Does anyone have a pic or drawing of what the factory-correct pinstriping was for the F Roadster in 1925? I have one and would like to have it done correctly. Thank you, James
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2020 12:20pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Distributor Help
Hello: I am a new Star owner and am joining your terrific club. My original distributor crumbled away from what the previous owner told me and they either made one or got this one from a club member who made some. I was just wondering can anyone identify this one?...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2020 7:18am
by Michael
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