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Generator Field Circuit
The 5 amp field fuse keeps blowing in the generator. Today I installed a solid state relay (cut off) in the hopes of eliminating one possibility. The ammeter registered a charge for about 20 seconds then the fuse blew again. Does anyone know of a quick fix or am I g...
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Last Post: May 8, 2019 9:07am
by Don Shilling
Gettysburg 2019
Just returned home from another fantastic East Coast gathering. Thank you Mike for all the hard work you put into this event. I know it is no easy task and the burden seems to fall on you. That was an excellent history lesson as well. I can’t wait to read up mo...
Views: 138   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 6, 2019 3:37pm
by Tom &Karen Edmon...
Updates to Events Page
I just finished updating the Events Page. If you're in the San Francisco Bay area in September come and visit the Antique Autos in History Park event located in San Jose. Durant will be the featured make. Rick Details here: http://historysanjose.org/wp/...
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Last Post: May 4, 2019 3:19pm
by Rick Botti
single pin headlight socket
I have a 1924 star has anyone found a replacement single contact headlight socket I ordered one that said single but came as a double contact thanks jeff
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Last Post: May 3, 2019 6:07pm
by jeffrey quicksel...
Name of Norman DeVaux.s wife and daughter?
Hi All: Strange question but I do not have access now to my files to get this answer. A publication in Seattle is doing some research and asked me that question. I am thinking it is Myrtle and her daughter is a Jr. so Myrtle. Bob....am I correct? (This is when I m...
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Last Post: May 3, 2019 6:23am
by Bob Smith
Wood Body Details
Does anybody have a pic of the wood framing of a front seat back, ( the part that the front seat back springs attach to), on a Star "C" model touring 1922-24? An "F" touring may be the same. My project was missing that piece and we are searching for info to reproduce...
Views: 144   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 1, 2019 7:35pm
by Don Shilling
New Pictures from last week's Spring Fling Tour
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Fling Tour Visalia, California In no particular order. We had 35 people and 14 cars. A good time was had by all http://www.dmacweb.com/events/PCC2019/spring2019/index.html
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2019 9:20pm
by Rick Botti
2019 DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania May 02-05, 2019
It's official as I sent in the hotel paperwork for us to have a great time this May in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Not only for it's historical interest, but Gettysburg PA is in the heart of Amish country with plenty of things to do and see. Good home cooked food await...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2019 6:44pm
by Don Shilling
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2019 3:27pm
by Brian Johnson
W4 Spark Plugs
I recently purchased a 1922 Star Touring car no L 2019 with a W4 motor. I will soon be attempting a first start on it and would like to replace the spark plugs. It currently has Defiance 57s in it. I have no idea what to use. Any suggestions...thanks
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2019 6:48am
by Kenneth DeDomini...
My 1923 Durant has a new home!
My 1923 Durant Sport Touring has taken it first trailer ride since 1962 when it was delivered to my father's house in pieces from Connecticut. It is finally free from the lonelyness of my barn and on view in the company of many of it's "peers" at the local transporta...
Views: 146   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 24, 2019 7:11am
by Mike Linthicum
Tillotson carb alternative for the Continental 4
My carb needs help but I have been reading some not that great reviews here on that carb, what is a bolt on replacement, I have an electric fuel pump in line under the car now. 1923 A22 sport sedan John 303.875.9931 Would love to talk about what you have found
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 8:31am
by John Langan
2019 Spring Fling Tour
I'm sending out a newsletter for the Pacific Coast Chapter's 2019 Spring Fling Tour. If you'd like to get on my mailing list, just send me an email. Rick
Views: 353   Replies: 12
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 6:38am
by Mike Linthicum
running board matting
I have been doing some repairs to my star and I need to replace running board mat what has every one used in the past thanks jeff
Views: 107   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 20, 2019 7:31pm
by jeff quicksell
Autolite Distributor
I am looking for an Autolite distributor for my 23 Durant Star. My Generator number is GJ 4014. Can anyone help me find one.
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2019 10:07am
by Kenneth DeDomini...
29 Durant for sale in Canada not mine
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/guelph/durant-1929-suicide-4-door/1424359552?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2019 12:32pm
by Rick Botti
Nifty accessory for the parched
Isn't that the Swallow rad cap used on Durant, De Vaux, Frontenac ?? Isn't that a play on words (swallow) :cocktail: .
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2019 11:16am
by Norm Toone
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Ross
VIN plate on ebay
There is a ID/VIN plate on ebay right now for a 1931 Durant 6-14 that sure looks to be original. What I've noticed is that the model type and the car number look like they are cast into the plate(looks like there is some relief to them). I've never seen any plate tha...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2019 7:13am
by Bob Smith
Star Engine Displays
I have lost my contact information for the gentlemen working on the Star engines and needing various used parts to complete some engine displays. Please contact me thru the email address on this post.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2019 4:28pm
by Don Shilling
Star wheels
Good day all, Discovered that an old hayrack in my field was manufactured with Star parts, basing this on a Badge style 'Star' centre cap. The puzzling thing is the bolt clamp pattern. 6 centre bolts and 6 clamps. Most Star / Durant units pictured ( that I've see...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2019 3:14pm
by Don Shilling
Not mine
Don, this ones in your neck of the woods I think? https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/texarkana-classic-and-rare-1928-durant/6839838872.html
Views: 141   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 16, 2019 7:09am
by Don Shilling
You tube video of "my Grandfathers Sold Motorcars" This man was a Durant Dealer..
Just came across this you tube video Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP9peR-67RE
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2019 11:04am
by Carol FOgarazzo
Club member
Hello everyone, Has anyone heard from Gary Yelle recently.ive emailed him a couple times but never heard back.i know he had a lot going on,just hoping he’s ok, Dave
Views: 232   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 14, 2019 8:49am
by Bill Hoaglan
Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC - Shake Down Tour
Come join us for this yeas' Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC - Shake Down Tour! Meet at the Sonoma Valley Airport AKA Schellville Airport 23982 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA at 10:00.
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2019 4:14pm
by Rick Botti
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mike b
NEED A FLINT?
There is a 1925 flint sedan in Eubank, Kentucky for sale for 25k or best offer. check out classiccars.com
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2019 12:05pm
by mike b
Durant coupe for sale, not mine
Here's a link to a cute little Durant three window coupe with side mounts that's on C/L in Appleton, WI. See ad for phone number. The asking price is $6,000: https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/hawkins-1930-durant/6821400580.html 00Y0Y_lDmKvZSUWk2_600...
Views: 288   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 1, 2019 10:58am
by Norm Toone
Articles and stories about your cars, technical etc.
Hello Durantonians; Please remember that Carol our Editor is always looking for articles about your cars, restoration tips or other things of interest for the Partner. Evey issue needs content and Carol's job is to put it together not to write the content. That is...
Views: 133   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 1, 2019 7:18am
by carol Fogarazzo
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kevin
Looking for a nice orphaned 6 cylinder from the twenties
Hoping for unrestored original roadster, touring or coupe, no sedans.
Views: 145   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 23, 2019 7:22pm
by Kevin
Star Dealer pictures andf article
The Feb 6th edition of the Old Motor has a front page article on a Star dealership. Bob Andersen submitted the pictures on Facebook and I submitted the post here. Rick Click link below for full story. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=174042&fbclid=IwAR1zXsKyzQ...
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2019 8:53am
by Rick Botti
Cromeen Durant 4+4 Speedster
I found some pics from Butch James of a trip we made in 2003 to visit Jeff Cromeen in Dallas. Jeff built this replica of the 1925 Durant 4+4 Speedster and entered it in the Great Race. It was built from an extended A22 frame and running gear, Star radiator and shell,...
Views: 471   Replies: 16
Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 10:38am
by Dave Schulte
Caravan of Star Cars
Interesting article featuring Star cars on http://theoldmotor.com/?p=174042 It would be neat if everyone would post in the comments with their own cars!
Views: 138   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 6:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant 614 at Auction Not Mine
https://bid.auctionbypearce.com/images/lot/9953/9953383_0.jpg?1549300600 Catalog Collector Car Auction(#108474) 01/22/2019 7:00 PM CST - 02/15/2019 7:00 PM CST Starts Ending 02/15/2019 7:00 PM CST Lot 38 of 59: 1930 Durant Current bid: $2,050 (13 bids...
Views: 152   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 5, 2019 4:29am
by Norm Toone
Views: 182   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 4, 2019 9:28am
by Gordon F. Curl
Star Motometer ffor 1925 Star Model F
I received an email from a gentleman in the Czech Republic that has a 1925 Star Model F two door sedan. He's looking for a motometer for it. I told him I'd see if anyone had one for sale or had a lead on one. Let me know. Mike
Views: 145   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 4, 2019 7:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
Frank Witkowski
Frank- I need your email. I've misplaced my directory! Hilkka Brucksch
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 4:38am
by Frank Witkowski
Differential Assembly for my 1928 Model 65
Well I've looked at it on my work bench long enough. It's time to tackle the job I think. I've looked at the various submissions from members on installing the new style axle seals and pinion seals and I'm still confused a bit. From what I find on the tech section...
Views: 267   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 2:49am
by S. Blomquist
Events Update
Added 2019 PCC Sprint Tour Registration Form to Events section. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2019 11:37am
by Rick Botti
Running Board bolts
Has anyone found a company for Running Board bolts? What is everybody else using? Anything out there that looks period correct?
Views: 215   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jan 25, 2019 6:33am
by Mike Linthicum
Star for sale on HCCA website not mine
1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car 1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car Click photo for MORE Photos This Model F-25 Sport Touring has a 102-inch wheelbase with a 30 hp, 152-cu.in. Continental four-cylinder L-head engine Has a three-speed transmission...
Views: 200   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 24, 2019 4:08pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, late April, early May
Looking for suggestions on where East Coast Chapter attendees would like to go for our spring meet? Cumberland, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Virginia, St Michaels, Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Let me know and I'll start mak...
Views: 196   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jan 22, 2019 4:10am
by S. Blomquist
RUGBY HUB-Caps.
I´m looking for HUB-CABS in Aluminium, with RUGBY pressed on the outer -face.
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2019 9:22am
by Thorsten
g
Gary
front universal joint, 1927 Star R
Had occasion to do a motor swap on my 27 Star and found that the front universal "assembly", which fits between the transmission and the clutch assembly made the job easy. by undoing the bolts in each section of the u joint, the center section can be dropped out. No...
Views: 109   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 11, 2019 6:34pm
by Gary
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 4:03pm
by Ross
So much confusion holding up decision about what to do with unidentified Durant (?) chassis
Hello everyone. I live in Adelaide South Australia. My main area of "expertise" (if you could call it that) is Jaguar cars. I'm 51 years of age and have wanted to build my own car since I was no more than 10 years old.I have unfortunately been diagnosed with brain...
Views: 492   Replies: 19
Last Post: Jan 7, 2019 10:53pm
by Mark Brown
Habve a happy and prosperous New Year
HOPE IT IS A GOOD ONE FOR ALL YOU DURANTONIANS . Should be good for me but time alone will tell. I will do my best to make it good. Hope to maybe get to a few meetings and to see some of you members ken
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2019 7:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday message to all Durantonians and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
As Christmas Day quickly approaches and things are getting busy, we're even experiencing a bit of colder weather here in Florida down to 52 degrees last night. I know, I know all of you in the Northern climates and around the world that have feet of snow feel for me...
Views: 132   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 23, 2018 10:28am
by D J Federlein
Beginning to sort the old corporate papers
I’ve been avoiding this for some time as there are so many hurdles to get this project under way but after getting into some of the family boxes I was hooked and couldn’t stop. I began sorting a few papers and placing all the Durant company papers in a se...
Views: 124   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 21, 2018 7:31pm
by Don Shilling
Wiring the coil on the W5 4 Cyl.
About ready to try starting this thing up but have a dumb question? Feel stupid but is the + terminal on the coil to go to the distributor? Lots of drawings and wiring diagrams but none show the coils + and- connections. I've got the + side of the coil hooked to the...
Views: 124   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 20, 2018 4:51pm
by Tom Schaffer
Sad news of the passing of long time DMAC member Bill Vigus.
I received and email today from our Editor Carol who had been contacted by Donavee Vigus that her husband Bill Vigus passed away sometime in July. No idea why we are just getting this information now, but Bill and Donavee were great members and Bill loved and cherish...
Views: 131   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 7:44pm
by Brian Johnson
Just a little over a week to send in your donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation
Hello Everyone; The end of the year is quickly approaching and time for everyone in the U.S. to make those last minute donations to charities to be eligible for a tax deduction. December 31, 2018 is the cut off deadline. So far the Treasurer of the museum Foundatio...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 6:36am
by Mike Linthicum
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