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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY....REMEMBER
DEAR DURANTONIANS, MARCIA AND I SEND THIS MESSAGE TO WISH ALL MEMBERS A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY....AND TO THANK ANY AND ALL OF YOU WHO MAY HAVE SERVED TO PROTECT OUR LIVES AND LIBERTIES...AND TO REMIND YOU TO SAY A PRAYER, IN WHATEVER IS YOUR WAY, FOR THE SAFEGUARD AND S...
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Last Post: May 28, 2007 3:20pm
by Charles A. Spitz
North East Horn on eBay
There is a North East Horn on eBay Looks decent Item 220115673231 Gord
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 6:58pm
by Gordon F. Curl
New 619 Pics
Posted new pictures of 1931 Durant Model 619 Owned by Charlie Spitz. Rick
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 5:48pm
by Charles
New 407 Pics
Just posted pictures from new member John Neil of his 1930 Durant 407, Deluxe Sedan. This is the car once owned by Harvey Frid. Rick
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Last Post: May 26, 2007 10:55am
by Rick Botti
Is the ID#/VIN anywherre else other than the ID tag under the hood?
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone klnows if the VIN/ID number is anywhere else on the car other than on the ID tag under the hood. My 1926 star was passed down to me from my uncle, who got it from his uncle, who bought it new in 1926. The car was recieved by my un...
Views: 457   Replies: 14
Last Post: May 25, 2007 5:39pm
by Ryan Taylor
Spark Plug Question
My 28 Model 65 has AC C-75 spark plugs in it right now. What would have been the original spark plug provided by Durant when new? What plugs are most of you using for modern replacements for cruising now? Best source to get them?
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Last Post: May 23, 2007 8:41pm
by gary kauffman
2007 Tour
On the bottom of the left side, I've added a button for the Auburn Tour.
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Last Post: May 22, 2007 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
Star Fenders on eBay - 9 hours left to go
There are a good looking set of Star fenders on eBay - Reserve not yet met $5.00 only bid. Item 160117406757 Located in Berlin, Ohio
Views: 230   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 22, 2007 10:37am
by Frank Witkowski
'27 Coupe Progress
We made some progress in the last few days. I have the body cross brace, seat spring frames, and floor seat frame completed in pine and two sets in red oak.
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Last Post: May 20, 2007 6:30pm
by Don Shilling
6 volt LED Replacement Bulbs
They now have 6 volt LED single eliment and duel eliment stop/tail light bulbs and also the smaller base instrament type bulbs on the market which will replace the standard filiment type bulbs...the 6volt LEDs are as bright as the 12 volt LEDs both of which are brigh...
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Last Post: May 20, 2007 11:02am
by Bill Hoaglan
speedometer cable
the cable is chain with links about 1 inch long. I would fine about 6 or 8 of them. I tried to make them but I am not good so if any knows where I can get I would be happy
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Last Post: May 20, 2007 9:37am
by Bill Hoaglan
New Durant Gathering Location
If there is a future interest, the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum would host a convention of Durant enthusiast here in Texarkana Texas, Arkansas. On Tuesday, we hosted the First Smokey and Bandit Run from here to Atlanta, Ga. We had about 80 Trans-Ams depart from here...
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Last Post: May 19, 2007 7:17pm
by Don Shilling
Sandblasting
In addition to my Star, I've got a 50 Mercury for which I had a frame-off restoration done. Unfortunately, the paint on the block has peeled and rust has formed. I'd like to clean it up and paint it. I've been thinking of buying a sand blaster to do this. Has any...
Views: 291   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 15, 2007 2:07pm
by Don Shilling
1928 Durant paint color...Tunis Blue
Does anyone have a cross reference or paint mix formula for Tunis Blue. thanks Bob
Views: 270   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 15, 2007 10:52am
by Lance Haynes
Durant Employee Birthday
Back in 2004 during our Annual DMAC meet and tour in New Jersey, we toured the Elizabeth factory. Many of you met a gentleman named Russell Howland aka Rocky, who began working in the plant way back in 1927. Mr. Howland was a wealth of information pointing out the a...
Views: 353   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 13, 2007 3:00pm
by Rick Botti
Star Rear Brakes
Could anyone tell me about the normal temperature of the Star rear brake drums after driving about 10miles? With the car jacked up I have almost no drag on the wheels but after driving a while the drums are quite warm to the touch. Maybe 140 F. Is this normal temp?...
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Last Post: May 10, 2007 12:58pm
by Mike Rice
helping a new member
if any of you read the guest book entrees...Art LLoyd is still looking for a Durant product...hopefully a tourung car and better a restored one....if you know of any, click on to the guestbook and send him a note about the car you know....thanx, gary k
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Last Post: May 10, 2007 4:37am
by Yates Milton
Horn for my car
HELP !!!! I am in need again. I am looking for the complete horn for my durant --the button and all the parts for in the center of the steering wheel. Does anyone have one to sell? 1930 durant-deluxe rumble seat coupe -model 614. I have the horn wire but n...
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Last Post: May 9, 2007 9:37pm
by Ken McCormick
Article in "The Reflector"
Thanks to member Jack Conners for his efforts in having an article that I had written published in "THE REFLECTOR" which is the official publication of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada. Jack added some 20's Durant cars making what could be a dull article mo...
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Last Post: May 9, 2007 5:53pm
by Jack Connor
A PLEA TO THE MEMBERS ABOUT OUR NEWLY PLANNED BY-LAWS
DEAR DURANTONIANS, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, IN THE LATE 1960'S I (GARY KAUFFMAN) STARTED A NEWSLETTER FOR OWNERS OF DURANTS, STARS, FLINTS, FRONTENACS AND RUGBYS...CALLED THE DURANT-STAR OWNERS CLUB. IT WAS ESSENTIALLY A ONE MAN OPERATION WITH ASSISTANCE FROM MANY "MEMB...
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Last Post: May 9, 2007 7:19am
by Mike Linthicum
Gas tank
Has anyone thought of using a metal pipe to replace a rusted out gas tank ? I am going to look for a pipe the right diameter and have the ends of my tank and the filler spout etc wekded into it --This should be a pretty inexpensive way of repairing a no good tank. I...
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Last Post: May 7, 2007 6:55pm
by gary kauffman
Additives: Good and Bad
What is the wisdom on additives to gasoline and oil? Have been adding Marvels Mystery Oil in gas. Have not used it in oil as non-detergent is indicated. Any other clues as to effective additives in the (26 Star) Continental 6 cyl? Thanks!
Views: 386   Replies: 6
Last Post: May 6, 2007 7:08pm
by gary kauffman
U Bolts
My frame is painted, the axles and springs are painted, and I am putting things back together. On my front Axel the U bolts are different. The right side looks like a normal bolts made from just round stock, bent and threaded. But on the left side the stock materi...
Views: 422   Replies: 7
Last Post: May 6, 2007 8:39am
by Eliot
Seattle Durant Dealership
Greetings Durantist , some time ago a member posted a query as to the where a bouts of the Seattle Durant dealership. After some checking around I believe I may have found the building. It is largely intact and completely restored and now houses sales of high-end Or...
Views: 281   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 5, 2007 4:12pm
by Mike Linthicum
Gas Tank repair
My gas tank is rusted through in the lowest spots where water laid for a period of time.. Is there a good method to repair these things or do I get a new tank built? Or maybe someone has a tank to sell that is in good shape. The previous owner soldered it but made a...
Views: 469   Replies: 11
Last Post: May 4, 2007 11:56pm
by Ken McCormick
leaky u joints
Anyone have a fix for a leaky u joint between the throw out brg and transmision? Leaks out of the ends. Also both drive shaft u joints leak at the slip covers. The cork seals are worn. Oh, the front joint is not the rubber ball type. This is a 25 Star. thanks, Glenn
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Last Post: May 1, 2007 9:40am
by Glenn Guild
Spring Bumpers
Does anyone know of a source for the rubber bumpers on the front springs of my 25 Star?
Views: 264   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 1, 2007 5:40am
by Frank Witkowski
Front seat removal
I want to remove the front seat in my 28 Durant 60, so I can replace to main right side wood that runs from front to back. I have looked at it and can't find any screws or fasteners. Is this fastened to the post and floor? If so, how do I get at it without tearing...
Views: 187   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 1, 2007 3:29am
by steve mercier
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Selling a Durant Star, please help...
Hello, Just wondering if any of you would be able to help me out. I am posting this ad for my neighbor... http://regina.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1920s-Durant-Star-W0QQAdIdZ13283527 What would you see this car as being valued? Also, what year an...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2007 7:04pm
by Don Shilling
frank ...call gary k
HEY FRANK....CALL GARY K
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2007 6:32pm
by gary kauffman
East Coast Stars in Cleveland Meet
Hi All..... The ECC Spring meet in Cleveland is now history, what a great time we all had. The weather was beautiful for top down touring. 18 Members and friends attended, with folks from Michigan, Ohio, Maryland , Pennsylvania, Florida and Canada present. He...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2007 2:22pm
by Brandon Beard
rust removal
I just heard of a method of removing rust without a lot of wire brush work . Sounds easy and the fellow that told me of it tried it --he says its great All you need is a plastic container big enough to hold the rusted part . a battery charger -and some WASHING so...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2007 6:06pm
by Ken McCormick
Messege from the new editor... Concerning Older Classified Ads
Hello All, I am currently preparing my first DMAC magazine, and I noticed that the Classified section is huge, and taking up a lot of space. I have already gotten many requests to remove old ads. I am planning on thinning this out further. Please email me and let...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2007 1:17pm
by gary kauffman
screen width of the FORUM
hey mr. webmaster.... how about adjusting the width of the forum screen....it is no pleasure having to slide the screen to see each sentence on the screen as we read......i do not have a cinemascope screen or one that sees "TODDAO" pictures. please fix this a.s.a.p...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2007 9:43pm
by gary kauffman
Hood Lace Trim Revisited
I can't locate the post now but a couple of weeks ago there was a post concerning whether or not the Star "C" models used a hood lace trim strip. Below is a pic of the front of a 1923 Star "C", # L-34985 that was cut off and used as a power source. The lace trim l...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2007 7:31pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1929 Grill Shell & Emblem For Sale
Hi All........ Had a call from a fellow in Idaho that has a nice shell and embelm (white with blue D ) for sale. Sounds to be in good shape. Asking price is reasonable. Email me for contact info. Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2007 4:43pm
by Frank Witkowski
1928 Durant Wooden Spoke Wheels For Sale
For Sale: 1928 Durant Wooden Spoke Wheels We are open to offers: - These wheels are wood spoked and in great shape - Rubber may need to be replaced - A quick sand and paint and you are basically ready to go. Any questions contact Sean at 1-800-263-8104 ext...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2007 6:21am
by Millers Auto Rec...
parts for sale
I have quit a few parts for sale that fit this car . 4 Brake cables 3 brake rods 4 wood spoke wheels --need respoking 19 inch no rims 2 wire spoke wheels no rings not for a 614 has a 3.1/2 inch hub cap opening 2 doors...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2007 4:56pm
by brian boys
Taol light lens and ring
Thought I had posted this --but guess I missed -- I am in need of a tail light lens and the crome ring for it Does anyone have one to sell ?
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2007 1:10pm
by Norm Toone
spoke duplicator tool on ebay
hello, i see a spoke duplicator tool on ebay fpr saLE . EBAY #140107980566 COST $950 BY LEE DAVIS TELE# 505-239-1441 NOT CHEAP BUT PICTURES SHOW CONSTRUCTION AND MAYBE SOMEONE CAN BUILD HIS OWN..IT USES A MECHANICAL SETUP AND A ROUTER MOVED BY HAND. GO DUR...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2007 8:21pm
by gary kauffman
Pr Form -flexible plastic repair
I have just tried this stuff for repairing my broken up steering wheel. I must say it looks really good. Fills all the holes and cracks and is easy to work with . Sands nicely so it should paint up very well. Has anyone tried it ? I bought it at Lordco auto parts s...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2007 3:22am
by Ron Jaremkow
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2007 5:38pm
by Levi
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2007 5:35pm
by Levi
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2007 5:34pm
by Levi
Choke Assembly for 23 Durant A-22
Need help in finding pictures or a choke assembly for my 23 Durant. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Your Durant Partner Yates
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2007 4:31pm
by Yates Milton
29 D-40 coupe for sale:
There is an add in Hemmings for a 29 Durant D-40 coupe for sale. The car is in Puyallup, Washington so I called the man. This man had belonged to the first Durant club. He restored the car some years back. He indicated he had not had the car out or started for a...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2007 11:13pm
by Gary Yelle
1928 Durant M2 Shell & Radiator on Ebay
I've posted a 1928 Durant shell and a radiator on Ebay if any of you are interested . I no longer need the radiator for a backup on my 28 Star M2. Ron
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2007 10:54am
by Ron Scobie
12v Gen Cut Out
I seem to remember someone posting that they had their generator cutout relay changed out to allow the generator to put out 12 Volts. Anyone have info on this? Glenn
Views: 257   Replies: 6
Last Post: Apr 19, 2007 6:24am
by Curtis Smith
Parts For Sale
I have a Star Motors engine serial #47380 mfg. by Continental Motors Corp'n and various other parts ex: convertible top, distributor including drive housing ect... If interested please contact me before I ebay them.
Views: 269   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 19, 2007 4:38am
by David Roberts [T...
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet Update
Hi All..... We are finializing the details for the spring meet in Cleveland Ohio. Mark the dates of April 19, 20, 21, 2007 on your calander. Cathy and I visited the area last week end and scouted out some locations, I checked car stuff and Cathy checked shop...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2007 6:29am
by Frank Witkowski
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