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1926 Locomobile Jr. 8-66
1926 Locomobile Jr. 8-66 for sale. Mechanically restored and body fully restored, only upholstery to complete. This car features Harry Miller engine amongst other notables. $35,000.
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2007 6:28am
by Ernie Jones
gary k
protecting new wood in the coupe
hey men, does anyone have any ideas about whether it makes sense or is necesary to paint the coupe's new wood with wood preserver or urethane or some sort of protective coating? and if so....what to use? see you in auburn, regards , gary k
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2007 5:23am
by Frank Witkowski
Progress photos of 1926 Rugby parts
Sorry got it wrong again. But here they are. New gauges have arrived and some of the completed chromed parts. YES!!!
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2007 7:05pm
by Les & Josie Youn...
Weather for Auburn
Hi All... Just checked the forecast for next week. Looks real good for the week end. Maybe a scattered thunderstorm on Tuesday, a few showers Wednesday, but the rest of the week is nice Highs in the low 70's and mid 40's at night. Great fall weather....... See...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2007 5:46pm
by Frank Witkowski
Let's have some Fun!
It's just a few days away, the big Auburn meet that is. I'm looking forward to meeting eveyone I haven't seen in awhile and meeting others for the first time. If you haven't been to a DMAC meet before, I must warn you, the hospitaly room is the place to be after t...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2007 12:16am
by Ted Kruger
re: Durant/Star owners in Alberta??
I'd be interested to know if there are any Alberta Durant or Star owners subscribed on this web forum??
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2007 6:02pm
by Ken McCormick
Parts Wanted
I am looking for a chain case (#22441) and cover (#22446) for an early 14L. This is the case with the cast-on mounting brackets. I also need a pair of front motor arms-T brackets-(#23595) for a W5. Hope someone can help. Thanks.
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2007 4:42pm
by Mac Irvine
re: engien rebuilding
So... I'm taking apart one of my engines to do you guys a favour. I picked the one most likely to run again... the bearings in the rods seems to have crystalized and one rod bearing is lifting out in blocks ( little oblong hunks of bearing material). Are shell bear...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2007 12:53pm
by Don Shilling
30 Durant body that was sold on Ebay
If anyone knows who bought the 30 Durant 4 dr. coach body on Ebay earlier this month, would you have them contact me please? I have a lead on a LOT of parts he needs. Dave
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2007 8:13pm
by Dave Schulte
Auburn Schedule of Events
Hi All........ Here is the tentative schedule of events for the Auburn Nationals: Wednesday: Registration opens General tire kicking Tour down town Auburn Hospitality room open Thursday :...
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2007 11:01am
by Charles A. Spitz
Spring shackle
I have a weak rear spring shackle on my 31. It is a 1.75 wide spring and a 3.5 inch lift. My good side has a threaded bolt style and the bad one is a center bolt with he tapered pins. Not sure which is correct if there is a correct. Anyone have a pile-o-parts? I have...
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2007 12:46pm
by Ken McCormick
star rad shell
i have a freshly nickel plated 26 27 star model r rad shell for sale,550.00 can.pus shipping. brian
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2007 8:19am
by brian boysj
6-63 Oil Filter
Does anyone elses 6-63 have the oil filter mounted on the firewall? Mine has a replaceable "sock" type filter mounted top center on the firewall. Usual oil filter mounts on the engine have not mee machined. It has never had a filter on the block. Dave
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2007 10:32pm
by Dave Webster
September 16 1908
Hi All... Was on my way to Jim G's shop this morning to pick up one of the larger surprises for Auburn. Had the XM Radio on in the truck listening to the 50's on 5. They had a what happened on this date in 1908 segment. The answer was William C. Durant formed...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2007 10:24am
by Frank Witkowski
Antique Cars in History Park
Here are pictures from last Weekends Antique car show in San Jose, California. The Model T Ford Club of Santa Clara hosts the show and the Durant club is invited for next year. The Durant club didn't have any cars this time, but just wait come next year. http://p...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2007 11:36pm
by Rick Botti
Horn Characteristic
The Oooga horn works great....except occasionally, usually when making many turns to park, it sounds on its own. It seems that internal wires must cross, and make a connection resulting in an unwanted sounding. Is there any wisdom on wrapping or "fixing" the wires in...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2007 10:05pm
by Rick Botti
gary k
A Billy Durant relative contacts the DMAC
has anyone noticed that a relative of wm durant has written to the guestbook....lets get some contact to him.....he must be interested in Billy Durant's history and may have something to contribute.get on the ball mike, rick...and everyone.....regards, gary k
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2007 6:05pm
by gary k
Photos of 1926 Rugby
Progress photos of our 1926 Rugby!
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2007 8:42am
by Mike Linthicum
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2007 8:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Cost of reconditioning engine
Hello, we are in the process of restoring our 4 cyl. Rugby Tourer and were wondering if anyone knows what an approximate (fair) cost of reconditioning the motor would be. Thanks!
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2007 5:17pm
by Don Shilling
Model and serial number
Hi, I am looking at purchasing a Star Car Model R. Car number T-1913. I am looking for any information on the car. Thank, Brian.
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2007 9:49pm
by Fred Scholl
looking for
does anyone out their own a 26 star coach 6cyl ser.352277. if you do i want you to call me 604 803 2834. brian boys
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2007 4:51pm
by Bruce Hargin
Pending Roadtrip to Denver
Butch and I are planning a trip to Denver to deliver a late model (Throw Away Car)to one of his relatives. We do not care to come back to East Texas with an empty trailer. So,,,, does anybody have a Star Car derelict,("Pasture Princess"), or a pile of parts for sal...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2007 6:25pm
by Don Shilling
Need Help,,,,,Will it Fit???
Roy Contarino, over in Sicily, is needing a rear axle gear set for a Durant 666. It has a 10 tooth pinion with a 38 tooth ring. All I have is Star parts which uses an 8 tooth pinion with a 38 tooth ring. Will the Star pinion and ring gear/carrier assy fit in the 6...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2007 2:17pm
by Don Shilling
engine Identification
I have three Continentail engine blocks from Star Cars with slight diferences, One has cast-in front engine mounts and an enginetag # 277882, the other two have bolt on front engine mounts,with higher tag #'s two have cover plates for rectangular frost plugs n...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2007 2:07pm
by Don Shilling
Headlight clips
Hello everyone, just a short update on my latest project. After I finished the punch die set and had it hardened I went ahead and tried it out on my ironworker. Since my ironworker operates via hydraulic ram, it pivots in a slight radius. This makes the spring ste...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2007 6:33am
by Chuck Faulkner
Correction- M2 For Sale
When I sent in the pictures last year of my M-2, it was labelled a "coupe" by the Club editorial staff.Gale Crenshaw feels that it is a 2-Door Sedan. If so, my apologies. Thanks, Gale.
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2007 6:00am
by Dennis McBride
flywheel ring gear
Just joined the club and am very happy with the magazine. It really helps with my restoration project. My Continental 14L badly needs a flywheel ring gear. Does anybody have any ideas to where I could find one? Thanks Just finished making the splash guards and no...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2007 1:06pm
by Jim Ketchum
address change
has anyone had trouble getting the club to respond to an address change,notice was in the partner but 1.5 yrs later my info is still going to my old address! on the possitive side the owner of my old house is getting the durant disease we may have a new member soon....
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2007 1:22pm
by brian boysj
1928 radiator & gas caps
Hello, this is my first post to this forum so I hope I don't violate any protocols. I am the manager of the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio which delights in owning a 1928 Durant Star Coupe which I believe is more correctly referred to as an M2. Than...
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2007 6:52am
by Gale Crenshaw
rebuild info
I have my Duarnt stripped down to frame and am in process of wire brushing frame. What treatment should i use when down to shiny metal. I have rust-olium black paint. Is that acceptable for restoration or is there a particular type i should use? What species...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2007 3:31am
by Andrew Passadore
selling D63
Hi. I have decided to sell my 1929 D63 sedan. 614 & Toyota Crown coupe projects along with restord D65 & Crown sedan are enough. Photos are on DMAC site Any Aussie people interested? Regards Sid
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2007 3:07am
by Sid Semple
1928 DURANT M2 - 2 door Sedan
My friend,Tad Hall doesn't have a computer and has asked me to get the word out that he has one For Sale. It is a 1928 DURANT ... M2 - 2 door Sedan It looks like brand new as it has been completely redone from the underside on up. Color : Medium Green with...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2007 6:27pm
by cdmn
Having trouble getting rear wheels on ?
Hi Everyone,I can't seem to get my rear wheels to go completely on, either side. The brake drums are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch away from the back of plate area. It seems to stop on the axle before reaching through to the seal and to the bearing, make any sense ? I either...
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2007 7:53pm
by Don Shilling
6 cyl. gasket and paint color
Does anyone have a source for a complete refurbished gasket kit for a 1929 14-L engine. I also need a source for the correct blue/grey engine paint color or possibly borrowing a paint chip to match color. Thanks in advance for any help! Dennis
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2007 9:27pm
by Mike Rice
Transmission oil
OK, it's probably in here someplace--- I got my transmission changed in my 31 model 619. But I cannot seem to find what weight oil to fill it with. I've have seen a couple different references that are very different. So does anybody know for sure? 30, 90 or 600?...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2007 7:06pm
by gary k
Mr. Larson of Iowa is selling his 1926 Flint Jr.
Just found a classified that I did not get into the summer magazine. sorry email me and I will give you the particulars. It is a beauty!
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2007 7:43am
by Carol Fogarazzo ...
New membership
Hi Rick, just read your note about '28 Coupe in Texas museum. That's a great site to browse through. Glad to hear that you got your '28 coupe running again. I have been wondering and SEARCHING for info & photos of the '27 Star coupe like I have, but they are few & fa...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 3:35pm
by Mike Linthicum
Win A Dusenberg Page 2
Hi All..... If you are wondering where the new Posts about the Dusenberg went, be sure to click next at the bottom of the original listing. There is a PAGE TWO ! Enjoy the ride ! Have Fun ! See Y'all in Auburn.... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 9:39am
by Frank Witkowski
Radiator Emblem Restoration
Does anyone out there know of anyone restoring radiator emblems? Dave
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 5:41am
by Dave Schulte
durant starter motor help
g,day from oz , me and my 2 boys have picked up a durant we think its a 28 model , the starter motor clamps on , and the starter shaft is worn bad where it exits the housing i dont think i can build it up and turn it down as it is worn right next to the windings and...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2007 2:43am
by Sid Semple
1928 Durant M2 Coupe Runs again
The Texas Transportation Museum contacted me inform us that they have been able to get their 1928 Durant M2 Coupe back up and running. They have pictures at the link below. http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/DURANT2007.htm Rick
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2007 7:39pm
by Rick Botti
framing paterns
Are there any paterns available to cut the wood needed to frame the body of my 29 durant 6-63?
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2007 6:52pm
by Brian Tanguay
'31 DeVaux
Did a club member get that '31 DeVaux on eBay? That was a good buy in my book. If it hadn't have been in New York, I probably would own it. Was real tempting. But I didn't need another project. Wayne
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 9:48pm
by Wayne Farrand
26 star on ebay
1926 Star 4 door for sale on ebay, Indiana. Is this one from our club member? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180152888714
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 5:11pm
by Brian Tanguay
Help! I need valves for my Flint
Hello Durant people. I wonder of some of you can help me to find 6 our 7 valves to my 1924 Flint E-55. The car has a Continental motor nr: 6E-6427 and car nr: 3755. The valve part nr is 30226. It has the same part # for intake and exhaust valves. (see picture) Ple...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:49pm
by Jim Ketchum
'29 for sale
Howdy, haven't dropped by in a while, but I noticed an ad for an unrestored/#4 or 5 '29 Durant sedan, thought I'd send it along. Good news: Asking $1,800 Bad news: Argentina http://www.arcar.com.ar/AutosAntiguosDet.aspx?qAuto=5333 Dave
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2007 3:22pm
by Walter Pre
Computer Crash and Change of Email Address
Hi Fellows, May be that this is not the place to post this request. Oh well, you know me.... Lost everything stored in my computer crash about two weeks ago including my address book and basically everything. I have changed my ISP to Time Warner. Please note my e...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2007 1:31pm
by Ken McCormick
gary k
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 7:15pm
by gary k
Have an original issue of the Durant Standard vol.1 no. 5 dated Feb. 1923. It is in decent condition. Best offer takes
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2007 5:08am
by Carl Moore
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