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looking for headlight glass 9/38inches
if any one has a pair i am in need to finish my resto I would really appreciate any help as Durant is quite hard to find in Australia Many Thanks Terry Harris.
Views: 445   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 25, 2006 8:42pm
by Jim Greenamyer
Timing a W5 engine?
I had the generator rebuilt so I needed to retime the engine. I followed the procedure in the original manual using the mark on the flywheel but it wouldn't fire. Finally, I had a friend crank it over while I turned the distributor until it fired. While it runs at...
Views: 319   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 25, 2006 7:14pm
by Bob Porter
Still looking for my Star
Hi - I’m Moe Wright, of the ‘Searching For The Star of My Life’ in the ‘Personal Stories’ under the ‘Durant Links’ page. It’s several years since my story first appeared, and I am still wondering if my first love has a...
Views: 354   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 24, 2006 11:11am
by Moe Wright
1928 durant 2dr coupe steering wheel
Hi guys I need your help. My steering wheel seems to be very loose.I see no screws holding the wheel or horn button or button cover on.Can any you tell me how to remove the cover to tighten the wheel.THANKS IN ADVANCE [THE WOLFMAN].
Views: 242   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 22, 2006 7:40pm
by gary k
1928 Durant 2dr coupe Tire pressure
Can any one tell me the correct tire presure for my coupe.Also anybody have a spare service manuel.
Views: 261   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 21, 2006 6:40pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Attaching a radiator badge?
I had the radiator shell replated and the badge restored. The "ears" on the back of the badge are in bad shape and likely won't hold the badge in the hole in the shell. Can it be glued in? If so, what type of glue would I need? Any other ideas?
Views: 349   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 20, 2006 11:59pm
by Barry White
An opinion on the recent election.
Is the DMAC a democracy? With the finalazation of the recent so called election we must take a moment to ask this question. Did you the members of the DMAC really get the proper information to vote effectively or did you take the complacent approach that so many do w...
Views: 835   Replies: 15
Last Post: Jul 20, 2006 7:14pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Need advice
The interior panel above the back window in my d65 is coming unglued. Can this be fixed without major undoing of the interior? It now looks as if the glue let go and has caused a bulge. Any ideas on how I can repair this?? Thanks lawrence
Views: 355   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 20, 2006 6:54am
by Lawrence
Durant Artical w/ a 1931 Durant 614
This last Saturday at a local car show a friend gave me a copy of Hemmings Classic Car Magazine. In it is a 7 page color artical of our man Durant and showing a 1931 Durant 614 Deluxe Sedan owned by our Club Member Odus G. Raymer. April 2006 issue.
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2006 1:48pm
by ken Brink
The DMAC Mission
When the DMAC was formed back in 1998, our founder Yates Milton wrote direct and clear mission statement, is was and still is: "Preserve the automobiles manufactured by the Durant Motor Company and provide enjoyment for each member with meets, tours and technical...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2006 10:56am
by Rick Botti
New Pictures Added
I've just added new pictures for: * This year's Durant Gathering to the Past Events page. You'll find it on the bottom of the Photographs page. * 1933 Durant Coupe owned by Keith Reid on the Durant page in the Photographs section. * 1926 Star Model M Coupst...
Views: 395   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 17, 2006 6:15pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Plans and Ideas for the Future of the DMAC
Hello Durantonians, The elections are behind us now, so I'd like to take this opportunity to share some of my ideas with you. Back in the club's beginning, it was important to build and grow the club by increasing membership. To that end, the club grew from our...
Views: 634   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 16, 2006 6:02pm
by Phil Donoghoe
2006 Durant gathering in Picton
Ha guys just a little note about the Durant meet in Picton. My wife and I had a great time.We meet a lot of great people.The countryside down there was very very nice.The tour was well organized. For our first experience at a Durant meet, it was a lovely introduction...
Views: 278   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 15, 2006 9:40am
by David Roberts[TH...
Durant body?
I was enjoying the afternoon at a swap meet today and came across a coupe body for sale that was marked "29 Durant". The man that was selling it had pulled it out of creek bed in Montana some years back. It did not have the Durant ID plate on the firewall but did...
Views: 952   Replies: 14
Last Post: Jul 14, 2006 5:21pm
by gary k
Probably a lost cause, but need help identifying a car
Hello Durant enthusiasts, I own a home built in 1928 by an accountant for the former Verlinden assembly plant which is just down the road. In researching the history of my home, I've uncovered an undated photo. The only clue to the date is the car in the neighbo...
Views: 246   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 13, 2006 8:32am
by cdmn
How to Add Pictures to your Messages
You may have noticed a couple of pictures have appeared in the forum messages recently. While it's no secret, you can add an image to your message with a standard HTML image tag. The code looks like this, Sample"
Views: 395   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 12, 2006 7:27pm
by Rick Botti
Front Universal
What type of lubrication should I use on the front universal joint (closest to transmission) on my Durant 60. I found a screw hole fitting possibly for filling with some type of lube. There is no seal on the driveshaft. What keeps the lube from coming out? Thanks.
Views: 268   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 12, 2006 12:15pm
by Rick Botti
Another Durant For Sale on EBay
1921 Durant Item number: 220005646898
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2006 9:57pm
by Rick Botti
1928 Durant Coupe in Texas Museum
Hugh Hemphill just wrote me to say that he has just finished an additional page about their 1928 Durant belonging to the Texas Transportation Museum to their website. Here is the link: http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/DUR.htm Their Durant-Star is an M2,...
Views: 276   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 10, 2006 5:30pm
by Don Shilling
A Tour of the Oakland Plant
Since there is a lot of restoration work going on at this time through out the club, I recommend reading the "1929 Tour of Oakland Plant" located in the Special Interest section or by clicking the link to your left. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/Addi...
Views: 243   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 9, 2006 11:59am
by Rick Botti
New Buick and Durant Book
Hello Durant Historians There is another brand new great book out called “David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car” by Lawrence R. Gustin. Durant’s picture is on the cover along with David Buick’s picture and our man is all over in the book....
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2006 6:45pm
by Lance Haynes
Annual Meeting
Just wondering if you have planed a tech seminar at the next annual meet in Erie. Also do you have planed to set up a display table for parts and tech info like we had in the last meet in Santa Rosa? Regards Franz Fraitzl
Views: 212   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 4, 2006 5:29am
by Gordon F. Curl
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I need a friend in Flint, Michigan
Dear Fellow Durantonians, I am dealing with a man in Flint for a set of six wire wheels. If I get them, I will probably have a difficult time getting to them to pick them up. I am wondering if any club member who lives in or about Flint , Mich. might be willing to h...
Views: 303   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 7:02pm
by Dave Piggott
Durant auto used in the Movie Cinderella man?
We just watched the movie Cinderella Man on HBO saturday night. I may be on demand too, and should replay this tuesday at 8 pm. We noticed that when Russell Crowe goes to the Heavy Weight World Champion fight (at near the end of the movie) he is picked up in a what w...
Views: 373   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 6:52pm
by Lance Haynes
Model 60 gas petal assembly
Hi Club members, I need a gas petal and the parts needed to connect to the carb. Does anyone have one that you are willing to part with? this is for 1929 Model 60. Leonard Burkholder
Views: 389   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 6:40pm
by Lance Haynes
Jim and Carol Roberts' 1926 Star
I ran across this story on the internet about DMAC members Jim and Carol Roberts and their 1926 Star. You can either click the mailbox link on the left or copy and past the address below into your browser. Rick http://www.tomstrongman.com/ClassicCars/Sta...
Views: 215   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 5:45pm
by Gordon F. Curl
New Picture
Just added new picture of a beautiful red 1922 Durant A22 Touring. This one is owned by Roland Paquette in New hampshire. Rick
Views: 325   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 3, 2006 2:30am
by Yates Milton
Interior Colors for 1929
Greetings Fellow Durantians, Does any one know what the orignal interior colors were for 1929? Did they use a dark brown? Also: I'm still looking for the gas petal assembly for a 1929 Model 60. Let me know if you have one you are willing to part with. Th...
Views: 272   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 2, 2006 8:07am
by Leonard Burkhold...
sharing two great resourses
Greetings Fellow Durantians, I came accross two great resourses I would like to share: 1. Noah Oberholtzer in Leola, Lancaster County, PA. Phone 717-656-8036. Noah makes buggy tops. He has all the cast iron pieces and the wood bows. He is redoing the hardware o...
Views: 218   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 2, 2006 8:04am
by Leonard Burkhold...
Radiator Needed
Terry Rudie of Westby Wisconsin Is looking for a radiator for a 1928 Model M4 and a 1930 Model 614. If you have or know of one, please call him at: 608 452-3989
Views: 214   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 10:25pm
by Rick Botti
Oil pan seal supports aka "filler block"
Can anyone tell me where to get the front and rear oil pan seal housings for a continental 6 cyl. 22AA engine? The front one is called a filler block in the continental book, not sure what the rear one is called. I'll bet any one of you that has had these engines apa...
Views: 364   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 6:40pm
by Jim Glover
1928 Durant 2Dr coupe
Hi guys.Iam picking up my newly purchaced 1928 Durant 2Dr coupe this sunday.Great father days gift to my self.I was woundering if any one has any information on how it drives or any problems which may occur.The car is in great shape and has been restored.Any help wou...
Views: 282   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jun 29, 2006 3:15am
by David Roberts[TH...
2006 Election Results
Hello DMAC members. Mike Larsen has called and advised there have been no more ballots coming in and Jacki needed the winners for our June magazine. So our new President is Rick Botti and the vice president is Bill Hoaglan and the secretary / treasure is Bob Smith. C...
Views: 557   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jun 27, 2006 10:45am
by Mike Linthicum
Exhaust system, fan belt, shock absorber
In reference to my ongoing restoration project of a 1929 Model 60, I am in need of some source info. Saw listing on service directory for Burton Waldron as a supplier for exhaust systems, however the phone number listed was not functional. Does anyone have his core...
Views: 312   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 26, 2006 7:28am
by Rick Botti
I just got my axle back!
I've got to put in a plug for John Lehde at Automotive Drive train in Tigard, Oregon. He did a beautiful job and he wouldn't take any of my money! Bearings and seals alone, must have cost him around $1,000.00! One bearing set (for the pinion shaft) I know cost him ov...
Views: 319   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jun 26, 2006 6:09am
by Curt Smtih
cars for sale
in the june 22 old cars news on page 40 there are two cars for sale. 1923 durant model a touting car 1923 star doctors coupe the prices look ok if what they are claiming, on the conditions, are accurate.
Views: 233   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 24, 2006 6:26am
by ed vomero
Shock oil
I still have the original shocks on my Durant 60. What kind of oil should I use in them?
Views: 257   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 23, 2006 3:25pm
by Jim Glover
Fabrick for 1923 Touring
I am looking where I could get a fabric that goes on the canopy of a Star 1923 Touring. I just need to get the material and I have somebody who can make it for me. Does anybody have an idea where I can find it?
Views: 287   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 23, 2006 4:26am
by Louis Quennevill...
10th Annual Durant Gathering
Has everyone who can make it registered for this event yet. Location is near the EAST end of LAKE ONTARIO---June 23 to 25 Expect a minimum of 10 Durant products including Rugby, Durant, Star. See the Events section for info...
Views: 612   Replies: 12
Last Post: Jun 21, 2006 6:41am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant For Sale
I just came across another Durant for sale on the internet at: http://www.cars-on-line.com/20650.html It's a 1922 Durant Sedan located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin . Rick
Views: 297   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 19, 2006 10:41am
by Bill Hoaglan
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cdmn
Billy Durant Book on CSpan
If someone else mentioned this, I missed it. CSPAN History Books had an hour program about Billy Durant and Alfred Sloan with the author, William Pelfrey. Not too much we didn't know from previous biographies, but interesting. You can watch it on your computer:...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 8:11pm
by cdmn
1925 Star Coupster
I have a 1925 Star Coupster. I believe this is the only one left of 4 model of this model. My Serial number is 307848 Engine number 330435. Since there were so few stars of some model I am having trouble verifying this information. Can any one help me. Also...
Views: 173   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 18, 2006 1:41pm
by Glenda Mc Ewen
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Levi
Durant 614 Parts
i have a 1930 Durant 614 coupe - Parts Needed - Windshield frame, trunk lid/ deck lid/ rumbel seat lid - parts for sale or trade for parts above - front and rear fenders, inline 6 & Trans, Rear Axel, and much more...call or e-mail me for more info. my name is Le...
Views: 1048   Replies: 17
Last Post: Jun 17, 2006 1:46pm
by Hal Vandevord
Need Help/Bendix Spring?
This morning was to be a Show Day. Out at 0630 to start my 1923 A22 Durant and head for the Show. Nothing but a noise when I push the Starter Button. Found out that the big spring on the started shaft (Bendix I guess that is what it is called) Any way the end of the...
Views: 439   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jun 17, 2006 12:11pm
by ken Brink
East Coast Chapter Newsletter
My East Coast Chapter Newsletter arrived electronically late this afternoon. WOW! Gloria and Carol did a great job writing and editing this newsletter. Bravo Zulu to both of them. charlie
Views: 170   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 16, 2006 7:07pm
by Jim Greenamyer
The Best Darn Club out there!
Big Thanks to Lance, Frank Witkowski and DMAC! The Cumberland Museum is a small local museum in Ottawa which consists of about a dozen buildings from the early 20th century. The Museum is a recreation of a small Ontario village from the late 20s early 30s. The...
Views: 294   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 16, 2006 3:56am
by Sid Semple
Wheel puller
Looking for a rear wheel puller for my Durant 60. Is there any out there or does someone have any idea how to make one. I came across a drawing at one time but can't remember where I saw it. Thanks.
Views: 284   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 13, 2006 7:02am
by Walter Pré
Rugby rear lamp.
There are not too many pictures of the rear end of Durant cars. Navigating through the pictures gallery trying to define the rear lamp for the 28 Rugbies, found some round (similar to A Fords), and oval rear lamps. Concluded that the original one was the oval but fou...
Views: 306   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 12, 2006 4:05am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Alfred Bartak
Does anyone have an up to date email address for Alfred? My emails keep bouncing back. Thanks, Dave
Views: 269   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 10, 2006 2:22pm
by Dave Schulte
My axle rebuild -- progress report.
Yesterday I went down to Automotive Drivetrain (Tigard, Oregon) to see how John Lehde was coming along with the axle for my '29 D40. I've got to say I'm really excited by the beautiful work John is doing. The six felt seals in the axle tube have been replaced with...
Views: 216   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 9, 2006 6:18am
by Gordon F. Curl
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