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Roadster Interior
Hi All. Cathy's Star roadster is ready for the interior. We need some pictures and ideas for the interior. Please help with this project. Thanks, Cathy & Frank
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 8:51am
by Frank Witkowski
Parts for hershey
Just received this note last night.Pamdoud@aol.com From a friend that recently passed away. Splash aprons marked 30-31 Durant,NOS. Can bring to Hershey, otherwise might go to scrap. If NOS get them and hang on your shop wall. Ross
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 12:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Free wheeling
Hello everyone, I’m still looking for a dash pull knob or control knob for the free wheeling on my 32 devaux,it says F.w. And below it says in.i don’t know how to describe it other than it looks like it has vertical wings on each side,I’d appreciate...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 10:59am
by Dave
Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show October 9th through 12th, 2019
It's starting to turn to the fall season and it's time for the largest car show and flea market in America again. The Hershey Car show is loaded with lots and lots of things to do. Car Corral with over 500 cars for sale, thousands of flea market spaces, antique car r...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2019 11:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Star Engine on AACA site
Found a 1923 Star engine, need info please By Gilks, 19 hours ago in General Discussion Gilks Newbie Gilks Members 0 1 post Posted 19 hours ago Hello all, I have been a lurker on the forum for a while but finally have something worth posting....
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2019 3:53pm
by Norm Toone
Wndshield weatherstrip.
So on this 1928 Sedan I am re-building what do you guys use for a replacement for the weather seal on the windshield? I see it fits into a groove all around the sides and bottom but have not seen any available that matches the original. Does anyone sell something lik...
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2019 4:16pm
by Robin Baker
1928 Star Radiator Emblem
What is the diameter (in inches) is the 1928 Star radiator emblem? Are repros made for this emblem? Thanks dk
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2019 11:43am
by Norm Toone
Auction in Idaho
Their is going to be an auction coming up in Kingston, ID which is in the Kellogg area....150 cars with parts cars/junk....I see in one of the back corners of building is a Star Touring (what model?...could go cheap?)) This was on facebook and my son brought it to my...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2019 12:43pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Restoration in Progress
Anyone interested in an ongoing progress reports with pics, check out the work on my 1924 Star "C" Touring. Go to Facebook and search Automotive Wood Bodies. While there note the finishing work on a 1928 Durant Sedan. Verrrrry Impressive!
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 7:18am
by Robin Baker
2019 Black Hills Durant Rally
Greetings, DMAC Members! My name is Paulette Ford and this is the first time I've been here on the "Forum" part of our Durant website! So, I HOPE I'm doing this correctly! Just want to let everyone know that things are pretty much in place for our upcoming Septem...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2019 3:04pm
by D J Federlein
1929 bendix duo servo brake shoe return springs
need help locating brake shoe return springs, takes 2 per wheel,1- 6 3/8" between the hooks and 1- 3 5/8" between the hooks, both are 7/16 diameter Thank You
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2019 12:01pm
by Dave Webster
2020 DMAC National Tour
It's just a few days before this years DMAC annual meet in South Dakota gets underway. Guess what, Phil Peters has already been been working on next years event and I'm happy to announce that we'll kickoff the New Roaring Twenties in Clackamas, Oregon. Check the C...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2019 5:23pm
by Rick Botti
Racingrust AKA: Rusty
Hi Friends, I would like to thank Rick Botti for convincing me to attend the Visalia Run this past spring. It was a real endurance drive for Rusty and me. I had a great time and will always remember the event and the wonderful people that I met. Also, I would l...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2019 7:45am
by Rick Botti
De Vaux transmission
Hello, First time for me here. I was at a scrap yard recently and saw a small transmission someone marked, "32 Devaux". Would that be a 1932 De Vaux transmission? How do you identify one? It is marked W G T2 C-1. I went ahead and bought it. Probably another boat anch...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2019 2:13pm
by Dave enrico
Tie Rod ends, adjustment
1926 Star "M" I am trying to adjust my steering. At 30 MPH it is hard to keep the car between the lines. Not much fun and a little scary. I have played with the two adjustments on the worm gears in the steering gearbox and think I have them adjusted as well as...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2019 4:04pm
by Don Shilling
Mike b
What is the lowdown for hersey swap meet this year?
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2019 4:19am
by Mike Linthicum
For Sale
Looking anxiously for our annual meeting in the Black Hills, Just 23 miles from my house in Custer. My car will be there but at this writing it very well maybe on the trailer with a for sale sign on it. Everything motor wise is correct and it should start but hasn't....
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2019 9:01pm
by David Coppess
Engine tune up parts
Where can I get tune up parts ; spark plugs, points, condenser, rotor, coil, carburetor kit. For 1930 Durant with 6 cylinder Continental Engine, i think15 U is model.
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2019 9:50am
by Rick Botti
Curtis and Marcy Freih wins Judge's Pick Award!
Curtis and Marcy Freih just returned from the Reno Hot August Night event. Curtis's 1924 Star Roadster/Speedster won the Judge's Pick Award. There were 7,000 cars there and after 3 days of judging, their car won the Blue Ribbon. Curtis is so proud of his Star, he dro...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2019 8:42pm
by Curtis and Marcy...
1924 Durant on ebay
Interesting A-22 on ebay. Looks to be a later one with four wheel brakes. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1924-Durant-4S/233311613057?hash=item365274b081:g:JgwAAOSwrHJdSHH6
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2019 9:42am
by Mike Linthicum
zenith carburators
Have a zenith on my 22A engine. Either I did not get tuning info with it or I've lost it. Help? I'd like to get it running optimum for September. Also if anyone has info on air filters they've used on Zeniths I'd appreciate it. I think my hanky/rubber band model i...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2019 8:32am
by Wayne C Farrand
1923 Durant Star Distributor conversion
Looking for someone who has distributor conversion info. Looked at decade old posts.Someone makes the 13 tooth gear. Please let me know . Thanks.
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2019 6:05am
by mark armer
Cooling System Trouble
My radiator boils over quickly when driving. I have water circulation and just rebuilt fan. Any suggestions on how to resolve this?
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2019 6:57pm
by Bill Hoaglan
1926 Flint Motor
This is posted over on the AACA site. maybe some of you Flint guys can help him out? Frank https://forums.aaca.org/topic/331419-1926-continental-engine/
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2019 4:12pm
by Norm Toone
Repo Parts for Star model "C"
Joel Holley, Tulsa, is building a "C" model touring and is having a set of throttle.spark guides made up. These guedes mount on the center, bottom of the instrument panel. These will be aluminum and made with a CNC mill. The originals were cast. They are expected to...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 2:40pm
by Don Shilling
If you haven't noticed, I've added a new button to the left side of this website. The button can be found on the bottom of the list and it is called Facebook-AUSTRALASIA. By clicking this button, you will be taken to a new Facebook page called DURANT CARS OF AUSTR...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 8:05am
by Ray Bell
Valve Spring removal on a W5
Who can tell me an easy way to remove the valve springs from a W5 that's sitting in the car?? I have a stuck open #3 cylinder intake valve. None of the repair manuals for this Continental Engine nor my Model A Ford manuals tell you how to get the springs and the valv...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2019 6:54am
by Bob Smith
warning on the brass works radiator
just a warning about this company I had sent my radiator for my 1924 star to this company in march, they received it and gave me a price of 2000 with a new honeycomb core and repairs which I agreed to the price , fast forward 2 weeks age I checked on rad and was told...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 7:45pm
by Don Shilling
Gas Tank Sending Unit
Is their a suitable 5 hole modern universal replacement sender that would work on our 1932 cars, namely my '32 DeVaux....Reading some old threads is sounds like I would need a 0-90 ohm unit? Am wondering if an "Equus 9982" would work? (I am thinking it could be rever...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 5:57pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Roadster for Sale on "bring a trailer"
interesting Star Model F for auction. Not mine https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1924-durant-star-roadster/
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2019 9:14pm
by Ross
More progress on the 619
More progress on the 619 this week, we now have nice new floor panels. Rick
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2019 10:51am
by Ross
What did you do with your Durant today?
Thought I'd start this post so we can keep up on what everyone is doing with their car. Now that it's getting cold up in the North county, Winter is the time many start their projects. Down here in sunny Florida we don't have winter so to speak so we can work on our...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2019 7:58am
by Max
2020 calendar.. pictures sought
It's time to put the 2020 calendar together. Stephanie needs pictures azsmith08@gmail.com A little creativity, no modern cars or people, indoor/outdoor/projects we can make it work.
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2019 7:00am
by Bob Smith
Bottom oil ring.
In need of one bottom oil ring for a piston out of a W5 that has 4 groves instead of three. All looks very good inside this engine except that piston 2 and 3 were locked up due to a bad head gasket. Broke one bottom oil ring taking them apart. Anyone got a spare pist...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 8:53pm
by David Coppess
Durant Motor
Hello I Have a Durant Motor model 203857 have no use for it is there any interest let me know Thanks Ben bksnider@quadro.net
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2019 1:17pm
by Don Shilling
4 Speed trans lube
I got to drive Rosalies 30 6-17 coupe down to a ladies tea with the HCCA so she could attend that function. At a stop it goes into first or second very well. However from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd it grinds badly. I am well versed in double clutching either up or down...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 4:47pm
by Dave Schulte
Brake sprongs
Does anyone know of a supply of springs used on the brakes or springs that can be modified? This is needed for the Bendix brakes on a 1928 Durant m4.
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 4:06pm
by Robin Baker
31 DeVaux 6/75 restored and driving & lots of pictures all over inside my May 2019 AACA magazine
Hi Gang. First of all Gary thanks for connecting up with master restorer Bill in our faithful club with your 32 DeVaux, wow, looks cool. Just got my May / June AACA magazine & inside the front cover a perfect red 32 De Vaux 6/75 4dr built in Grand Rapids production...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 7:32am
by Norm Toone
Fireworks in the Back Seat
I had reached the age of 16 and was driving my first car, a 1949 Dodge sedan. It was the 4th of July, 1962. I had a friend in the front seat and my brother, all by himself, in the back seat, left to his own devices. We were going thru a back woods neighborhood, shoot...
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2019 10:28am
by Ross
!920's camp out
A few weeks ago, I loaded the Star with vintage camping equipment and drove 80 miles south to the Santa Cruz area where several other HCCA members were having a 1920's camp out. Canvas tents, vintage Coleman lanterns and stoves and period clothing. There was even a 1...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2019 6:21am
by Rick Botti
1932 DeVaux Sedan
This past Thursday my son and I made the trip over to Auburn, WA and picked up the 1932 DeVaux standard sedan that Gary Yelly had in storage...Everything worked out well, prior to going over we installed an 12volt electric wench on the front of our open trailer, the...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2019 5:52am
by Dave
Flint E55 axle shafts
I need 2 axle shafts for my current project ; an E55 Flint. Mine are too twisted to use.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2019 2:01pm
by Jack Connor
Free wheeling
Hello everyone Does anyone have a dash pull control for the free wheeling unit,this is on a 32 devaux but I know other cars used the same part,even a picture would help, also looking for a 31 or32 devaux parts car,if you want you can call me at909 918 7171. Thanks dave
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 4:21pm
by Norm Toone
Email from Horatio in Uruguay with a 1928 Durant Model 75
Hi srs, very nice your site, I am starting a restoration of my Durant D75 and I like all information of this club, My car is a Brougham number E 3537. It is here in my house in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Thanks. Hello Mike, thank you very much for writing me...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 5:33am
by Carol Fogar
Restored 1929 D40 for Sale
I have reduced my asking price for my completely restored 1929 D40 four door sedan to $17,000 US. See the Photographs Section for many pictures and email me for more information. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2019 5:28am
by Mac Irvine
Which model Star???
So the more looking and more comments, the more questions. I am fairly sure this is a close to original California 1927 Star M. C-405077, engine W5 437688. I know a lot can be changed in 90 years, and the paint, upholstery, and engine have all been worked on, but not...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2019 5:56pm
by Brian
Detailed instructions for Bendix 3 shoe brakes
I'm looking for a detailed go-by for the Bendix 3 shoe brakes that the 1928 Cars had on them. I took pictures before disassembly but I guess not enough. Anybody have an early motor manual out there or something from Bendix? Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2019 2:19pm
by Dave Schulte
Durant on craigslist
1930 Durant deluxe for sale on Craigslist Roanoke $4500. I can check it out if anybody is interested, take pics ask questions Let me know Rory
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2019 8:15am
by Rory
Barn Find
Not mine https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458153021653902/
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2019 3:50pm
by Don Shilling
Following a Star
Hello all: Having joined the DMAC only a few years ago, I have meet many members and learned about many of their fine cars. Those who have talked with me have quickly learned about my restoration experience and Flint c...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2019 5:50am
by Frank Witkowski
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