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Detergent vs. Non Detergent
I noticed the tech page calls for our Durants to run 30 wt. oil in the crankcase. this is what I used until I tore down my engine to replace rings. First, the smell of the oil pan reminded me of crude oil straight from the oil well. Of course, I don't know if this en...
Views: 522   Replies: 8
Last Post: Sep 20, 2006 6:34pm
by Mike Linthicum
1925 Star Tran.
I have a 1925 Star Tran. Will be at meet in Canada, on the 22nd. If any body is interested I will bring it the to meet.
Views: 367   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 5:10pm
by Eliot Smith
1930 Durant 614 4 dr. sedan $5,900.00
Hello everyone. Got a great deal for anyone that wants to get started with a great late Durant car a stock 1930 model 614 four door with the big 22A continental engine. I bought this car from a fellow in NJ to finish Charlie Spitz 407 (same car except a 407 has a 4 c...
Views: 344   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 1:32pm
by Lance Haynes
Vee on Radiator
My '30 614 came complete with a large chrome vee attached to the radiator. It begins at the bottom, and each arm of the vee ends up at the top outer corner of the rad. I have seen examples of other Durants with this feature, but they seem to be few and rare. There...
Views: 423   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 7:36am
by Al DeWitt
re: best place to sell parts??
Star parts I couldn't turn down folowed me home from an Auction today.I couldn't see them go to scrap iron! Were is the best place to sell? do you guys watch e-bay? brent
Views: 287   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 18, 2006 6:55am
by brent chalmers
Star C Sold on Ebay
Does anyone know the ebay user moka115? He just purchased a '23 Star C touring that looks original, unrestored, but mostly complete. Looks like an ideal project for restoration.
Views: 380   Replies: 4
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 4:27pm
by Don Shilling
64 G M engine
I have a 1964 chev impala engine to sell --this is not exactly durant eguipment but maybe someone is needing it for a rod or a rebuild of a good chev -the motoris completely rebuilt professionally . rebored .0030 new pistons and rings, crank ground .0010 and .0010 ,...
Views: 277   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 12:35pm
by Ken McCormick`
Period Clothes?
For the Meet next week in Canada, my wife would like to know if there are going to be Club Members bringing Period Clothes?
Views: 305   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 12:32pm
by Gordon F. Curl
head gasket
Does anyone have a source for a 14L head gasket, intake, exhaust gasket, valve cover gasket? thanks in advance Steve
Views: 231   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 17, 2006 5:38am
by steve mercier
DeVaux for sale in N.Y.
For the last few years I have known of this car in up state New York. The lady that ownes it has now moved it from storage (since 1958) to her home to sell. It is to far away for me to get involved. Here is a good one for the East Coast members. It is a 1931 Cust...
Views: 422   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 14, 2006 10:26am
by Danielle Koenig
1931 DeVauxs at Sloan Museum, Flint, Sunday, 9-17
The Flint, Michigan, "Golden Memories" car show will include 4 1931 DeVauxs this year. 75 year old cars get a little extra attention ...parade, photo opt. There also could be as many as 4 Flint autos in attendance. The Sloan has a Mason truck on display and a lone...
Views: 237   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 14, 2006 4:11am
by Bob Smith
What's the best welder to buy?
Many people are starting their restoration process and one of the things they want to buy is a welder for the ole garage. What type is the best to buy for a new restorer which will fit the bill for all types of welding? Gas, Tig, Mig? What's your thoughts on this?
Views: 390   Replies: 8
Last Post: Sep 13, 2006 1:24pm
by Don Shilling
CLEVIS PINS
I NEED 4 CLEVIS PINS USED ON THE BBAKE LINKAGES. I HAVE HAD NO LUCK ANYWHERE. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS WHERE I MIGHT TRY?.I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THIS CAR WITH BOLTS IN PLACE OF THE CORRECT CLEVIS PINS. THE REBUILD IS COMING ALONG GREAT,WE ARE NOW ABOVE THE CHASIS AND E...
Views: 258   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 11, 2006 4:22pm
by Frank Witkowski
Mike Larsen hospitalized
Sad news here folks. Mike Larsen our long time faithful club secretary treasure was rushed to the hospital in Vancouver Washington and has gone through triple by pass surgery Monday. He is still pretty weak and is getting blood transfusions. He is at the Southwest Wa...
Views: 517   Replies: 9
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 12:19pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
Flint Junior Station Wagon.
Does anybody know if the Flint Junior station wagon on eBay is a factory car or something somebody made out of a Flint car?
Views: 298   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 11:18am
by Bruce Hargin
Engine date
I have an engine with the following numbers. These numbers are on the tag. Star 14L, Ser.No. 15429. On the block is a casting date of 3-10-26. Cylinder head has a date of 2-22-26. Head also has a number of 8LA 616. I would like to know what I have here without...
Views: 328   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 10:30am
by Rick Botti
Transmission removal
Just getting started with the restoration of my 25 star. Need to know how to remove the drive line. Removed the screws holding the cover over the front joint and slid it back. Are the U joints just pressed in and held by the cover or is there some screws or bolts...
Views: 180   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 7:53am
by Frank Witkowski
headlight reflector
A gentleman with an A-22 has asked me to locate information on replating the reflectors in his headlights. He thinks it is a topic that was covered in the "Durant Partners"?? Does anyone have something I can pass on? thanks Bob
Views: 540   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 10, 2006 12:03am
by Ross Hoevet
Magazine advertisement for 1928 Model 65
Anybody out there have a magazine advertisement for a 28 Model 65 that they could copy and send me in their collections? Let me know.
Views: 235   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 9, 2006 8:47pm
by gary kauffman
Pads for Female Part of Door Dovetail
I am having another NOS part made to add to my parts for sale list. This latest addition is NOS urethane pads for the female part of the door dovetail on many of our cars. They will cost $5.00 a pair which does one door plus whatever it costs to mail them. Let me k...
Views: 433   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 9, 2006 6:58pm
by Mac Irvine
Some questions about Durant /Rugby M2 touring 1928
I'm looking for help to answer some questions A) Somebody knows a source for rear brake adjusting nut, part number 22917 and front brake adjusting nut part number 23539 B) Information about thickness of clutch friction section part number 20140 and instru...
Views: 236   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 8, 2006 10:55am
by Walter Pré
Durant/Star Touring exhaust
Can anyone recommend a replacement source for a 1926 Star Six touring car. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Views: 286   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 6, 2006 3:44pm
by Rick Botti
Engine Rebuild
I am starting the restoration of my 25 Star with the engine. Wanted to do a complete rebuild but have found no one local that could do the bearings. And what I have found out this can be quite expensive. My clearance the rods were at .003 and my mains, after remov...
Views: 356   Replies: 7
Last Post: Sep 5, 2006 9:28pm
by Lance Haynes
DMAC radiator badge
No news about this subject? Best regads and congratulations to new authorities. Ricardo
Views: 675   Replies: 11
Last Post: Sep 4, 2006 7:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Gilmore Car Museum
Hello Durantonians; Saturday Aug. 5th 2006 my wife Dorothy and I spent the Day at Gilmore Car Museum at Hickory Corners, MI. North East of Kalamazoo, MI. This weekend was the weekend of their Classic Car show of about 300 Auto's. There were NO DURANT AUTOS THERE,...
Views: 195   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 2, 2006 11:34am
by Ken Brink
High quality limited edition Star Lapel Pins
Is there anyone interested in purchasing a star lapel or hat pin like the Durant pins I had made up? They would be the same size 3/4" made of a good quality in the correct colors and made in a limited edition. The would be in the style of the 26 radiator emblem but w...
Views: 545   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 1, 2006 8:44am
by Barry White
How can I replace the horn wire in the steering shaft on my 26 Star Mod "R"
Can anyone tell me how to go about replacing the armored wire that goes from the horn button down through the steering shaft and to the horn on a 1926 Star 6 Model "R" Coupe. It looks as though there must be an exit hole from the steering shaft near the small hole i...
Views: 253   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 2:57pm
by Ed English
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star sedan for sale on ebay...1924 2 door
hey durantonians, a star 2 door sedan is for sale cheap on ebay...item #250011413676...ebay motors collector cars under 1939 or earlier section ...first bid requested $510.
Views: 338   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 5:13am
by Mike Linthicum
Bateries
What are the specs for a good battery for my 1930 Model 6-14 coupe? Is there a specific battery that would be best for this car ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks gang Ken
Views: 464   Replies: 4
Last Post: Aug 31, 2006 4:34am
by Ron Jaremkow
Power train parts
We have (26 Star R Coach) experienced a sudden power train disconnection somewhere behind the transmission -- could be a broken axel. Mechanic will identify problem Monday morning. What is the source for drive shaft, differential or axel parts if needed?
Views: 384   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 29, 2006 3:26pm
by Ron Hast
Message for Terry Harris
Hi Terry, I seem to have lost contact through the E-mail with you. I have these headlamp lens's ready to ship. Like to hear from you.. Keith N
Views: 238   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 29, 2006 6:32am
by Keith Nordquist
pictures from newark car show
when we where at the newark car show in 2004 some one was talking of people sending in pictures and putting them on a cd didi this ever happen jeff quicksell
Views: 313   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 28, 2006 5:25pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
SENDING PICTURES TO GARY K FOR I.D. GUIDE
MEMBERS.... WHEN SENDING ME E-MAILS ABOUT THE CAR I.D. GUIDE... PLEASE PLACE THE WORDS "DURANT CLUB" ON YOUR TITLE OF MESSAGE SO I DO NOT DELETE IT AS AN UNKNOWN SOURCE EMAIL...I DO NOT RECOGNIZE ALL MEMBERS NAMES AND EMAIL NAMES YET.... THANX , GARY K
Views: 234   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 25, 2006 8:59pm
by gary kauffman
6 volt to 12 volt converter for you Durant Product
I was browsing my issue of the Hemmings Classic Car and came across an add from Analytic Systems for a converter from 6 volts any polarity to 12 volts 10 amps. This would allow you to run a modernt radio, CD player or XM radio in you Durant product. Doesn't say what...
Views: 337   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 23, 2006 6:29pm
by Bob Porter
Durant in Branson
Is anyone aware of a Durant in Branson. MO? This past weekend wife and I were in Branson, MO visiting friends and they took us to a place called Celebration City to see the laser show at night - really something. But upon arriving, walked in the gate and there was a...
Views: 289   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 21, 2006 11:38pm
by Rick Botti
A-22 Transmission
I am contiplating installing a later model transmission in my A-22 touring, the A-22 transmission is remote mounted as I understand the model 40s and 60s are also crossmember mounted...I have taken the best parts from two A-22 transmissions installed new bearings and...
Views: 448   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 20, 2006 2:12pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Gary Knight--request for parts
Gary I tried to E mail you but it was refused . I have a roof for a 30 durant coupe in great shape . I would prefer to sell it as a complete unit rather than just a piece of it. I am not looking to make a pile here but would like a little to help me offset my cost...
Views: 217   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 19, 2006 12:58pm
by Ken McCormick`
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International!
Ah, the power of our club! Last month Warren Elliott from Christchurch New Zealand was here on holiday to visit family and the Grand Canyon. He read of my Star in the membership roster and came to visit me here in Tempe, AZ. He has a Ruby M4 coupe. Had an enjoyabl...
Views: 388   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 14, 2006 9:27pm
by Lance Haynes
Brake shoes
Can anyone tell me the right thickness of new brake linings for my Durant 60. They measure 1 1/2 inches in width. Thanks
Views: 381   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 14, 2006 9:24pm
by Lance Haynes
Durants & Stars for sale on Ebay
hello Durant and Star lovers.... . I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE CARS FOR SALE ON EBAY. There are at least 4 Durants and Stars for sale on e-bay...ebay motors collector cars before 1925 section. I saw an A-22, a two door sedan (really rough), A B...
Views: 330   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 12, 2006 9:01pm
by Hal Vandevord
Oil filter for M5
Has anyone out there fitted an oil filter to the W5 motor. If so how and did it effect oil pressure at all Many thanks Brian
Views: 237   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 11, 2006 4:46pm
by Brian Byrnes
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AN INQUIRY TO SID SEMPLE
TO SID SEMPLE... HELLO SID...I AM READING ABOUT YOUR NEWER WATER PUMP FOR THE 1929 DURANT....HOW ABOUT A FEW MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT AND WHERE TO GET THE ITEMS USED? ALSO, DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT JUST USING THE GENERATOR HOUSING TO DRIVE THE DISTRIBUTOR AND P...
Views: 364   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 8, 2006 7:47pm
by gary k
1931 Coupe for sale
Hello, just posting a message for a customer who has a 31 coupe for sale it is partly restored and partly assembled. The owner past away and the sun would like to sell is since he has little interest in finishing the restorations. Let me know if anyone is inter...
Views: 224   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 8, 2006 4:55am
by David Roberts[TH...
For sale in local paper
This ad was in to-day's Ottawa newspaper. It may be of interest to members in Ontario or Hookstown PA. 1928 Durant, 4dr, ideal for restoration, stored inside last 50 years. New tire/tubes, rest original. $5,500; 613-830-0067 Those would of course be Canadian...
Views: 239   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 6, 2006 6:44pm
by Ron Jaremkow
looking for a rear tail light glass lens
I am looking for a rear tail light glass to suit a 29 D 60. The glass has STOP in the top I would consider the whole lot if some one did not want to seperate, Any help would be very much appreciated.
Views: 214   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 6, 2006 6:33pm
by Terry Harris
Durant Partner
The lasted issue of the Durant Partner arrived on Saturday. Another outstanding issue, the color photos on the front and rear covers are really striking when you pick up the magazine. charlie
Views: 182   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 6, 2006 4:48pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Parts for sale, CHEAP!
Hi everyone! We are in the process of cleaning out our garage. The parts we have available are the following: Engine Transmission Front Axle Rear Axle Wheels Leaf Springs ...and more Take all for 150.00. We are not sure what year these parts are...
Views: 406   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 5, 2006 3:09pm
by Glenn Guild
1929 Rugby (Van or Panel Truck)
Looking for more information. The title says it is a 1929 Rugby 1/2 ton panel truck. The plate on the engine says: w8-7-1283 ~ Durant Motors Company ~ Continetal Motor Corporation ~ On the engine block it has: w8A 603 ~ It is a 4 cylinder. wheels are steel...
Views: 484   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 5, 2006 3:10am
by David Roberts[TH...
Free California Vacation
Free Southern California vacation. Free steak dinner and guided tour of the San Diego in my 29 Durant, free lodging and free tickets to the world famous San Diego Zoo plus I will give you $1,000.00 cash. All you need to do is stop by Frank Witkowski’s house in...
Views: 241   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 4, 2006 6:31pm
by Lance Haynes
Frame re-finishing
Did most of you Durantonians media blast your frame prior to refinishing, or use the old wire brush method of cleaning? Has anyone used the Eastwood frame paint to finish off their frame? What else has been used to get a good result?
Views: 385   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 1, 2006 7:28pm
by Jim Greenamyer
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