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Pictures of Canada Meet
I've just posted pictures from the Annaul DMAC Meet & Tour held in Fort Erie, Ontario. You can either click the 2006 meet button on your left, or access them from the Past events page. Please wait for tumbnail pictures to load, while they are small, there are 126 of...
Views: 327   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 10, 2006 6:33am
by Frank Witkowski
STAR PARTS
I have a 26 model R RAD SHELL in perfect condition buffed and ready for plating no emblem. Also a complete front axle assembly with spindles and bearings king pins good. 14L starter armature and body .I will have a good rad and differential assemmbly for sale within...
Views: 401   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 9, 2006 5:41pm
by BRIAN BOYS
OLDEST DURANT ??
Hi All.... Cathy and I just picked this up in Eastern New York. It's a Blue Ribbon Carriage made by Durant Dort Carriage company. Any body have one of these or any information on them?? Thanks........Frank ---
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Last Post: Oct 9, 2006 12:19pm
by Mike Linthicum
Just to say hi
Hi Folks- Just bought a 1928 M2- Leaside built. Just introducing myself and paving the way for the many questions I am sure that I will have in the future. First timer on restoring cars, and this one is in rough shape although it is almost all there. So, hello and al...
Views: 311   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 8, 2006 3:40pm
by Walter Pré
Star listed at estate auction
Hi All......... Just saw this listing in the local Farm & Dairy news paper. There is an estate auction on October 14 that has some antique cars listed. One is listed as a 1927 Star pick up, looks to be barn fresh and probably a cut off sedan, also a couple...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2006 8:34am
by Rick Botti
Billy Durant Picture for Sales
The GM Photostore is selling a reprint of our Mr. Durant taken in the 1920's. I ordered a copy an it looks real nice. Since according to the GM website, the photo was taken in the 1920's, I can only guess it was taken during his Durant Motors days, not GM. Anyway, yo...
Views: 273   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 6, 2006 9:57am
by Barry White
Pictures from the Annual Meet
I'd like to ask everyone that attended the annual meet to send me a copy of your pictures. We can use them for both the website and Winter issue of the Durant Partner. I know it will take time, I took a zillion photos myself, but then I took a lot of fuzzy ones to...
Views: 606   Replies: 11
Last Post: Oct 3, 2006 9:21am
by Rick Botti
Help! distributor parts needed!
Does anyone have a original distributor for a A-22. Auto-lite #IGB4018A. I have a new distributor distributor housing that was purchased from John Baraldi. I have the remains of an original dist. but still need a few parts. 1) the clips that hold the cap onto the...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2006 6:21pm
by Will Curl
1926 Star Model M Instruction Manual and Durant Parts literature
I have a 1926 Star Model M Instruction Manual in extremely fine condition. All pages are well intact, yellowed but no fingerprints or tears. Cover is well affixed but does have some light water stains. I also have 2 copies of Durant Parts & Service Company "Reduced P...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2006 12:53pm
by Thomas Russom
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Durant 614 parts For Sale
1930 Duran 614 parts Continental 22A engine Six cylinder, transmission, complete front and rear breaks must take spindles and rear axel as a package deal, Drive Shaft and Front fender All must go ASAP Make offer!!! use the link below to see pictures thank yo...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2006 11:19am
by Levi
New Timing Chain
Has anyone built a new timing chain for a Durant, Model 40 which is similar to the roller chain for the 14L engine as described in the Tech. Pages? If so, I would appreciate getting a parts list and description of the process. Thanks for any help.
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 2:31pm
by Bruce Hargin
2007 Annual Meeting
I've heard two locations for the 2007 Meet. Decatur Ill. and Auburn Ind. Which is right? Dave
Views: 284   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 1:25pm
by Rick Botti
Best Insurance
Having purchased a fully restored 26 Star "R" Coach, my greatest discovery is the fantastic resource of this forum. Near instant responses from colleagues with a speedometer overhaul (Norm Miller), to a replacement rear axel (Bruce Hargin and a second one from Don Sh...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 9:40am
by Ron Hast
Back from the Annual Meeting!
What a great meeting again! Haven't been to one yet I haven't liked. Met a great bunch of people, and made many many new friends. All you that could not make it, make sure you check out the picture section in a week or two when pictures start to get posted. Great mem...
Views: 477   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 9:01am
by Carol Fogarazzo
AACA magazine Star
Received my AACA magazine and there is a nicely restored Star pictured in it. Currently owned by a museum, wondering where it came from. Jan
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2006 4:37am
by Jan Arnett
Radiator/water level?
Can someone tell me how to keep enough water in the radiator to cover the core? when I fill it up, and the motor heats up to normal, while driving about 2 miles from home, I lose about a quart of water. Does this mean it will spew out the overflow what it doesn't nee...
Views: 756   Replies: 18
Last Post: Sep 27, 2006 8:07pm
by Gordon F. Curl
tillotson 1A carb A-22
As I try to adjust this carb, the neddle valve on the bottom controls the amount of gas that leaves the bowl. What does the spring loaded screw above the bowl cover adjust? Nice carb, not many adjustments....thanks Bob
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2006 8:47am
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Roadster Pickup for sale
Hello all... Thought I would mention about the Star Roadster Pickup on e-bay just in case anybody missed seeing it! It's on our club e-bay section with the sale # 190034432588. If this is original(not knowing much myself about Stars)then it surly must be a scarce mod...
Views: 386   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 25, 2006 2:11pm
by Frank Witkowski
DeVaux on E-bay
For the club members information there was no 31 DeVaux roadster. The 32 roadster is rare but it was not a "boattail". That windshield is a made up deal. Also, what would that engine be worth if the head was off for so long. Gary
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 10:56pm
by Gary Yelle
Anybody got some extra money sitting around they don't need?
Hey Durantonians, anyone have some extra money and a storage place sitting around they don't need. There is a Durant/Dort buggy for sale on Ebay. It would be great for a later donation to the Durant Museum! Just thinking ahead.
Views: 414   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 6:38pm
by Frank Witkowski
License Plate Topper Emblem
Today I received the first batch of 25 license plate toppers in the mail of Carol Fogarazzo's design that won the contest. They are over 31/2" round and are made of brass metal with a closonne' finish in bright vibrant colors. I think they came out just beautiful. I...
Views: 382   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 24, 2006 6:14am
by Rick Botti
Valve Spring Pressure
Can anyone tell me what is an acceptable range of tension/pressure in a valve spring for a W5 engine? Is it ever necessary or appropriate to use shims? Thanks for any advice.
Views: 247   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 22, 2006 9:25pm
by Rick Botti
Flint Depot Hack
What do you guys think about the Flint Depot Hack that's for sale on Ebay now? Do you think it was an original period custom body or a later shop chop? I was not aware that Flint offered any Depot Hacks, but I do know that they could have sold the chasis to a body bu...
Views: 522   Replies: 5
Last Post: Sep 22, 2006 9:12am
by Chuck Faulkner
Annual meeting event - Sept 21 - 24/06
Hey folks: Time to get your registrations in for this event. We have blocked 20 rooms at the Hotel in Fort Erie. I was there on Friday, and there were only (5) five rooms booked. The hotel will only hold this booking until August 21, 2006 (30 days prior to the e...
Views: 1036   Replies: 33
Last Post: Sep 20, 2006 7:52pm
by Gordon F. Curl
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: 529   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: 371   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: 352   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: 431   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: 292   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: 386   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: 283   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?
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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
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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: 429   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...
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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: 395   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: 265   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: 523   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?
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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: 333   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: 186   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: 547   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: 243   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: 442   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...
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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: 289   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: 363   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
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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,...
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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: 548   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 1, 2006 8:44am
by Barry White
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