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Upholstery Sources?
Does anyone have any info or recommendations for sources for upholstery material for headliners, door panels or seats? I want to replace the headliner in my 1930 614. I checked out our web pages but could not find anything to help me locate sources. I have looked on...
Views: 173   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 6, 2018 4:23am
by S. Blomquist
Very unusual headlight lens on Ebay
Check out the Durant six headlight lens on Ebay. Don't think I've seen one with the words Durant Six etched in the glass. Made by the Mazda lamp company, a period lens and lamp company though. Just haven't seen one.
Views: 315   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:20am
by Carol
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY.
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY. Pictures will follow Rick Click the link below, you may need to wait just a few seconds to load. The video is 4 minutes long. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPOJ98KjI4nGJiEb2LfdO3OyAN...
Views: 212   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:13am
by Carol Fogarazzo
WANTED: Bumper center "D" medallion
I know these are rare as hens teeth and not a necessity for my restoration but a nice added touch, but I'd like to get one of these medallions for my bumper. Thought I'd start putting it out there to see if anyone had one laying around their parts stash. For those th...
Views: 1466   Replies: 45
Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 11:16pm
by Rick Botti
Email Help
This afternoon a computer tech did a remote repair on my computer.........now I have no saved email addresses. Could you kind souls who correspond with me please drop me a note so I will have your addresses again? Many Thanks, Dave
Views: 232   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 20, 2018 7:16pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
HERSHEY 2018 Car Show, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Heading out this morning for the 2018 Hershey Pennsylvania AACA Car Show which starts 10/10/2018 through 10/13/2018. DMAC will have a booth at CE44 & CE45 in the Chocolate field again this year. If your going stop by to rest, get some refreshments and meat some of yo...
Views: 137   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 8, 2018 5:11am
by Mike Linthicum
top bow source
I need to replace the top bows for my 1935 Star Touring. Does anyone know a source for these? If I make a set, does anyone else want some? Vince
Views: 280   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 10:53am
by Bill Hoaglan
2019 Durant Motors Calendars
The latest Durant calendar for 2019 is available. Calendars are $15 each, shipping is US; $5, Canada; $16, elsewhere; $24 Payment should be sent to: Pam VonBergen, 2471 Bush Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1623
Views: 285   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 7:27am
by Rick Botti
Floor wood Question??
1931 Durant model 619 The floor wood has been pieced together like prehistoric dinosaur bones below. I have a couple of questions. It's unclear if the outer edge here should be curved or straight? Any ideas?? Rick
Views: 177   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 6, 2018 10:17pm
by Rick Botti
car transportation
i have a 1924 star i need to move form newwindsor,ny to davenport, fl does anyone know of a great enclosed car carrier to move my car thanks for any help
Views: 129   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 1, 2018 4:53am
by Frank Witkowski
Family dat at Durant Park, Lansing Michigan
In my home Saturday is family day and today Julie and I put the boys in the truck and went on a “Drive to Nowhere” which we do often. Today the random turns took us into Lansing where we happened to come across Durant Park. We stopped and let the boys pla...
Views: 117   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 29, 2018 4:51pm
by Robert Smith
A-22 Carburetor
I am looking at carburetor options for my '23 A-22. I have the original Tillotson L-1A and though I can find a gasket kit for it, I am unable to find a replacement for it's very strange needle & seat arrangement. In lieu of staying original, I would like a recommen...
Views: 387   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 21, 2018 3:23pm
by Carroll Tintinge...
engine oil
the book for my 1928 Durant m-2 calls for light mineral oil in the winter and heavy mineral oil in the summer, When the book says mineral oil does it mean the food grade clear cutting board butcher block and rust protectant oil you can get on amazon?
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
by Ross
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Relined clutch discs
I just replaced my 27 Star R clutch pressure plate and disc using spares from my 24. Took the opportunity to swap flywheels also as my ring gear was shot. Pretty straight ahead job, not bad at all. The disc itself is a strange looking affair with a number of hard...
Views: 131   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 10:38pm
by Gary
DMAC Election of Officers Results
Hi All, At Thursday nights Business meeting the official ballots where opened and counted. The results are as follows. For President: Mike Linthicum 134 votes Peggy Spitz 72 votes For Vice President: D.J. Federlein 208 vo...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:32pm
by Frank Witkowski
Radiator boiling over
When I put 600W steam cylinder oil in the transmission and differential my radiator boils over and sprays my windshield but when I put lighter weight oil in the transmission and differential it does not boil over how do I fix this?
Views: 147   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:20pm
by Parker Edmondson
Sheet Metal Reproduction
Work is progressing nicely on my '24 Star touring. The sheet metal is in very nice condition except the rear seat frame. This is a structural component and mine has severe perforation on the bottom. Trying to find a replacement would be next to impossible so I'm look...
Views: 221   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 14, 2018 11:12am
by Don Shilling
Newark Airport to Hilton Garden Hotel
I was told a bit ago that the hotel shuttle is completely booked for people arriving tomorrow. Not sure what the best way to get from the airport to the hotel is. We are arriving at 1:30 pm tomorrow. Any suggestions? Thanks! Tom & Lisa
Views: 121   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 1:22pm
by Peggy Spitz
Weather for the Staten Island Meet
I know some of you are getting anxious with Hurricane Florence coming up the coast. I just checked again with the Weather for Staten Island Thursday through Monday. They report the daytime temps will be in the high 70's. Evening temps will be in the mid 60's. It is...
Views: 138   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 4:51am
by Peggy Spitz
One week until the 2018 Staten Island Meet
OK everyone-we are on the final countdown! We have received registrations from all but two people who have reserved rooms for the Meet. Ed is finalizing plans-and I have been shopping for the Hospitality Suite. We have Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Cherry Pepsi, Rootbeer, Lipt...
Views: 153   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 10, 2018 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Hershey 2018 October 10 - 13, 2018
Hello Everyone; It's getting that time again, the fall Hershey show, the largest car show on the East Coast with over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 2000 cars in the car corral and over 1700 cars on the show field on Saturday to be judged. The DMAC will be there...
Views: 164   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 7, 2018 4:57pm
by Bill DeVries
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Rear main seal
I am ready to put the car on the road but have a serious oil leak around the rear main seal. I have searched the Durant forum and the internet and looks like a few solutions. (a)Try adding an additive such as blue devil, (b)replace the rope seal with a new one or a c...
Views: 283   Replies: 10
Last Post: Sep 7, 2018 8:16am
by Bill Hoaglan
The story of Leaside 1931
I found this picture from the Toronto Public Library website. The picture can be found on page 18 of the book. The book was published in 1931 and can be download for free from the link below. https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/31385029308291.pdf...
Views: 271   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 31, 2018 5:55pm
by Ross
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Homemade Doodlebug/Spray rig built from Durant or Star, looking for info
Hello: I recently purchased a homemade tractor made in the 40's to spray apple orchards. It is very complete and not in bad shape, but engine is tight from sitting. I was told it was built from a 1929 Durant, and the hood and radiator shell are Durant. There are n...
Views: 801   Replies: 20
Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 5:28pm
by John Asmus
Reg Bent's Roadster
Just posted five new pictures of Reg Bent's beautiful 1930 model 614 Roadster in the Photographs page under the Durant section. Rick
Views: 236   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:46pm
by Ross
22AA Starter
I tried to delete my post below this, wasn't successful... I need a complete starter for a 1930 or 31 Durant 22AA engine. Any help or information is greatly appreciated!
Views: 100   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:23pm
by John Asmus
22A Starter Needed!
Last year I bought a starter on eBay that was supposed to fit my 1929 Continental 22A engine. Unfortunately it's not even close! Does anybody know of a complete starter for sale? I'm so close to starting this engine and I'm pretty dismayed that the starter doesn't fi...
Views: 95   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:18pm
by John Asmus
Durant Model 40 Tourer?
I thought you may be interested in these photographs of (so I'm told) a Durant Model 40 Tourer in daily life in Southern Rhodesia around 1930. They are scanned from glass negatives taken by my grandfather, who was a hunter/gold miner at the time. The large la...
Views: 167   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 29, 2018 4:16am
by John Paré
Graf Zeppelin & Durant in Argentina
I don't remember where I found this, but it is a nice piece of history. The title read, Graf Zeppelin arriving in Buenos Aires, 1934. The Durant could be either a 1928 or 1929 Sedan. Up until the recession of 2008, there was a modern day Zeppelin based in Mounta...
Views: 111   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 26, 2018 11:49am
by Rick Botti
Rugby pick up on HCCA
not mine.... 1930 Rugby Pickup 1930 Rugby Pickup Click photo for MORE Photos This 1930 Rugby Pickup is Black with wood bed and trim Runs, Drives, & Tours well on her 4 cyl engine Show quality restoration Megabucks (not by me) Robertson screws (since...
Views: 141   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 21, 2018 12:36pm
by Mike Linthicum
rubber balls
A gentleman in Australia is in need of a set (16) rubber balls used on some Durant products. Are they available?
Views: 152   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 20, 2018 4:01pm
by Don Shilling
DMAC Election Ballots Sent Out
Hi All.... The Ballots for the election of officers have been sent out. We got ours yesterday. Also got a completed one from a member. Remember this is YOUR Club, Please vote. Thanks...........Frank
Views: 216   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 20, 2018 9:34am
by Frank Witkowski
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG CABARET ON 9/14/18
Ed had chosen this weekend in Staten Island for another reason (besides the East Coast AACA Meet of 500 cars). He knew that the Hilton Garden Inn has a Cabaret Performance several times a year-and there is one scheduled the weekend we are in Staten Island for our me...
Views: 236   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 16, 2018 3:51pm
by D J Federlein
TODAY IS AUGUST 13! One month until the meet!!!!
All right Durantonians- it is one month until our meet in Staten Island. SO, if you have NOT made your hotel reservations yet-today is the last day to get that $139 a night rate. If you have not mailed in your registration fees- take care of that soon. If you have...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2018 7:13am
by Peggy Spitz
619 on Craigs list
Not mine.... 1931 Durant 619 Deluxe with dual sidemounts. ONLY ONE!!! - $5000 (EAU CLAIRE WI) 1931 DURANT fuel: gas title status: missing transmission: manual 1931 DURANT MODEL 619 DELUXE. ONE OF 1000 619s MADE. WITH ONLY 16 KNOWN TO EXIST AND OUT OF...
Views: 207   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 8, 2018 6:21am
by Brian Johnson
Test
Test
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2018 6:03pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
Scammers
Had a guy call me after I put a parts wanted add on the aaca for devaux parts,this guy was smooth he was cleaning up his late fathers estate,had wheels and the trunk rack I needed,if you get a call from 775 area code by Edwin that would be him,watch out guys, Dave
Views: 124   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 4, 2018 4:06pm
by Dave enrico
Looking for a roommate at Staten Island. Meet
Hi Everyone- I got a call from a member who is really interested in coming to the Staten Island Meet. Since it is just him, he is interested in sharing a double Queen room with another member who would like to come-share a room and expenses for the room. Anyone int...
Views: 111   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 4, 2018 12:18pm
by Peggy Spitz
1922 Star on Ebay Motors.
Looks like an original 1922/23 Star listed on Ebaymotors.com. Ad says it's a barn find. Don't know about that, but looks like a little steam cleaning and fluid refreshment and maybe she'd be a drive as is car.
Views: 185   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 4, 2018 6:13am
by Norm Toone
Horn Button 1926 Star
I have checked the archives and see a lot of queries regarding Horn Buttons but nothing about the operation. I am not able to get the horn (switch) to work. I have checked all my wiring and have eliminated every thing except the switch.. When I take the wire ru...
Views: 137   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 3, 2018 7:16am
by VINCE O'BRIEN
Update from the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island
Hi Everyone! I got an email today from the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island. The event coordinator informed me we have two more weeks until the room rate that Ed secured for our Meet will no longer be honored. SO, if your planning on attending this year's Meet-and...
Views: 113   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 31, 2018 8:21pm
by Peggy Spitz
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2018 8:10am
by Don Shilling
New Pics
Just finished some background maintenance and also added three new pictures of Ken Hoshowski's 1926 Star Panel truck. He added a very nice Durant/Star decal to it. You can see them in the Photograph section under Star > Panel Truck - Ken Hoshowski. Rick
Views: 130   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 22, 2018 1:13pm
by Rick Botti
Today marks the 2 month mark UNTIL our 20th DMAC Meet
Hello everyone. Today marks the 2 month mark until we all get together again in Staten Island for our 20th Meet! IF you have NOT made your reservations or sent in your registration-NOW IS THE TIME! Ed is continuing to work on making everything run like clockwork for...
Views: 119   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 20, 2018 2:42pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Sold My 1929 Durant D66 Deluxe Sedan.
Brought the Durant in 1982 from Harold Burraston of Murrurundi, NSW. Restored over the years to 1999 when it was registered and won Peoples choice and equal restoration of the year with a 1935 Buick. Have been to several rallies including Adelaide Bay to Birdwood, A...
Views: 270   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 18, 2018 6:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Rosie Larsen's 1930 Durant Coupe
Rosie Larsen's 1930 Durant Coupe took double trophies at the Concours D Elegance in Forest Grove, Oregon today. She is so proud. This is the one car Mike owned that she wanted to restore in his memory.
Views: 246   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 17, 2018 10:34am
by Ross
Steeldraulic Brakes
A few weeks back a friend sent me some background information on the DeVaux. Included in this is a 7 page discussion on the "Characteristics of Construction" of Steeldraulic Brakes. I printed up 10 copies and will send it to anyone interested. My e-mail is garyyel...
Views: 289   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 12, 2018 7:11pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
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Gary
Star distributor set up
Hi folks, I just bought a pretty dusty and dirty, non-running 1927 6 cylinder Star automobile and am very happy! There is a problem, however. The distributor is missing . There appears to be a place for it to be installed at the back of the generator and I can se...
Views: 158   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 11, 2018 8:20am
by Gary
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Dave
Star engine
Have a Star motor with this serial number 110587. What can you tell me about it?
Views: 259   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 9, 2018 8:08am
by Don Shilling
Starter
I went to start the Star a few days ago. I did not have the opportunity to use it last year so it has sat for over a year in a heated garage. It ran and started fine when I drove it into the garage in the fall of 2016. I have installed a new battery. When I engag...
Views: 198   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 8, 2018 5:56pm
by Ken Hoshowski
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