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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...
Views: 313   Replies: 3
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!
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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: 425   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...
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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: 471   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: 266   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...
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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...
Views: 260   Replies: 1
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
Views: 188   Replies: 2
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
Views: 232   Replies: 1
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: 270   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
parts for a 614 deluxe rumble seat coupe for sale
I have a few parts for the running gear of this coupe for sale .Also 2 doors and a cowl that is not in the best of shape but could be fixed . I have the rear axle complete - it is taken apart but all there, have the motor mounts,all 4 springs,brake rods dash panel, T...
Views: 213   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 16, 2007 10:02pm
by Fred Scholl
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Vintage Durant Catalog FOR SALE
Any offers before I post it on E-Bay….. original Durant paper back catalog……… please check out the link………… http://evil1customs.com/durant/catalog/Durant_parts_catalog.htm
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2007 2:57pm
by Levi
parts wanted
helping out a non-member friend, who is in need of a 1930-32 Durant frame. Has the driveline and most of the other chassis pieces required. Body is in fair condition, presently learning wood working. Previous owner started but gave up, couldn't find a frame.
Views: 202   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 16, 2007 2:47pm
by Levi
1929 Rugby D-40 Wire Side Van
Just posted a pictured of John Sweeney's beautiful 1929 Rugby D-40 Wire Side Van in the Photographs section. Rick
Views: 254   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 16, 2007 7:04am
by Jan Arnett
1929 Durant Four Door Sedan
Just posted four pictures of a 1929 Durant Four Door Sedan owned by Albert Henderson of Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada. They can be found on the Durant and Current Projects pages. Picture number one shows the barn where is rested for 26 years, but picture number three s...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2007 8:59am
by Rick Botti
Can't reply
Last few times I have tried to REPLY, the reply doesn't get posted. After clicking on POST, the page doesn't change and it doesn't post. Any one else having a problem? RonJ
Views: 200   Replies: 3
Last Post: Apr 14, 2007 6:40pm
by Ron Jaremkow
New Pictures of 1928 model 65
Just posted pictures of Mike Linthicum's 1928 Durant model 65 on both the Durant and Current Projects pages. Rick
Views: 260   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 14, 2007 6:15pm
by Rick Botti
For Sale
1929Durant M4 4dr sed for sale 2500.00 this is a project car in good cond.
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2007 11:54am
by Tony Howlett
De carb of motor
Hi Guys, What additive do you guys use in your petrol to lubricate and decarbonize your motors. At present use Unleaded Petrol with a shot of morreys Lubricant. Your views would be appreciated. John . P.s. I hav...
Views: 205   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 13, 2007 8:32am
by Don Shilling
33 Durant for sale
I wanted to sell my 33 sedan awhile back but my aunt, who left me the car didn't want me to. Afew weeks ago my aunt passed away at 92. I have somewhat lost interest in restoring this car, My interest is more into street rods. Don't worry! I would never street rod suc...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2007 5:39am
by Mike Linthicum
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Old Durant Catalog
I found this old catalog check out the link....tell what you guys think.... http://evil1customs.com/durant/catalog/Durant_parts_catalog.htm
Views: 405   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 11, 2007 1:34pm
by K McCormick
For Sale 1930 Durant
For Sale, nice 1930 Durant needs restoration. VIN number L3694. Call me @718 234-2929 ask for Mike.
Views: 331   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 10, 2007 12:32pm
by Frank Witkowski
cars for sale
My bro in law sent me these cars he found. Perhaps I'll get a convert yet. He thinks the 32 would look better with V8 etc and street rod. I don't think so !! http://www.americandreamcars.com/1929durantstarcp.htm This is a rare 1929 Star six model R. Hum you mea...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2007 4:16am
by Norm Toone
How To Add Pictures to your Forum Messages
I just want to remind everyone that you can add an image to your message with a standard HTML image tag like this: - (leave out the quotation marks) Make sure the image you are linking to is stored on a webserver that allows you to remotely link to it, a decen...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2007 2:43am
by Yates Milton
aussie money problem cured
hey men, thanx for the input...but good news....when my son got home to los angeles,. he found a stash of aussie cash his wife brought back and forgot to cash in....so he is sending the money in aussie currency direct to the man....prblem solved....regards, gary
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2007 9:13pm
by gary kauffman
australian money problem
HELLO, THIS IS GARY K. I BOUGHT A MAGAZINE FROM A GUY IN PEAKHURST, NSW, AUSTRALIA..... HE SAID TO SEND CASH I MUST ADD $15. US BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT COSTS TO CONVERT US CASH TO HIS MONEY..... THE ITEM I BOUGHT COSTS $7.29 AUS. INCLUDING SHIPPING......DOES THAT...
Views: 373   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 5, 2007 8:15pm
by gary kauffman
Club Magazine
I just received the latest issue of the Durant Club magazine. Great layout, articles, and stories. I read with interest the formation of various departments to cover technical help, translation, and such. I also noticed my name mentioned as a source of Spanish transl...
Views: 270   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 5, 2007 8:02am
by Ken McCormick
Durant's Standard Update
Thanks to Terje Bråtveit for donating yet another copy of the Durant's Standard magazine. The newest addition to the website is the December 1923 issue. You can find it in the Special Interest section. Rick Botti
Views: 291   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 10:08pm
by Rick Botti
Fuel Pump on Ebay
Hi All..... Check out item 220096313437 If memory serves me right this is the same pump as used on the later 22A engines as used in the 614-617 619 etc. Located in Canada, no bids yet, I'm not bidding on this one Good Luck..... Frank ---
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2007 7:46pm
by Gordon F. Curl
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