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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...
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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
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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...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2006 6:18am
by Gordon F. Curl
New 2006 Club Roster
Hello Durant Club Members. We are in the process of mailing out about 400 brand new 2006 DMAC Rosters. A little overdue. We decided to print every member that has ever been in our club over 730 as the postage was the same. This way you can contact someone close to...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2006 9:17pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Tractor Supply Stores as A Supply Source
Hi ALL... If you live near farm country and have not visited one of these Farm Tractor supply outlets, you should! They are a great source for many items. Mike L has mentioned non detergent oil and saftey flashers. They also have 6 and 8 volt batteries. Th...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2006 9:03am
by Frank Witkowski
Non detergent oil and safety light
Anyone with a Tractor Supply Company chain store in your area, can find gallon and 5 gallon containers of non-detergent oil there for sale. I was in one the other day and found the oil. Also on their shelves is a magnetic red LED light that is battery operated to sta...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2006 5:45pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Tillotson Carburetor
Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit for a 1929 Tillotson Model S-4-C carburetor. Thanks in advance for any information provided.
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 10:32am
by Gary Warden
Death of member Richard Bandel
It is with sad note that we are just finding out about the passing of the East Coast Chapter member Richard Bandel. Richard attended our first and second meeting bringing with him his beautifully restored grenn 4 dr 1928 Durant M2 that he cherished. He passed on May...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 8:04am
by Carol Fogarazzo
1928 Durant 65
I am thinking of buying a project I saw and want to know what these things are going for restored to original condition. It needs a top for sure but the body is sweet except for 2 missing door handles for the rear doors, the rest is all there. That vaccum fuel pum...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2006 7:52am
by Tim
depot hack model c1923
I am sorry my engish is not to good.I did a mistake. What I want to know how the dash panel instruments is make. If somebody have a picture I would like to see it. Thanks you
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2006 5:15am
by Louis Quennevill...
Flint Durant Hotel
Hello. I have been communicating with a very nice historical society gal (Sally Jaeger) back in Flint MI. about some history back there in Flint where our man Billy Durant got his start in Business. And some of us older Durant Club members were taken by our club hist...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 8:28pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Durant WHEELS
I am cleaning out my shop and these wheels have got to go! I have 4- 1923 Durant dish wheels. 2 front and 2 back with hubs. The tires are 4.40-4.50 x 21". Lots of tread and hold air but dry rot cracks show. The dishes and hubs are perfect EXCEPT the previous owner ta...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 5:00pm
by Jack Malpass
Model 66 i Norway
I've update the story of how Terje Nafstad in Norway aquired and restored his 1929 Model 66 Durant. I've also included a printable version of this story in PDF format. Look in the Photographs section under Durant, then 1929 or in the Special Interest section. R...
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Last Post: May 31, 2006 10:50am
by Rick Botti
New Oakland Factory Pictures
It's been almost 4 years since the DMAC held it's meet in the Oakland factory. So on this Memorial Day weekend I drove out and paid a visit with camera in hand. Those pictures can be seen by going to the Special Interest section and clicking on Oakland Plant Photos,...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 10:13pm
by Rick Botti
DMAC Annual General Meeting
Well folks, the date has been finalized. All roads lead to Canada for the 9th Durant Motors Annual General Meeting. September 21 - 24, 2006 Location: Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, Fort Erie, Ontario. (just across the border from Buffalo) A couple of tours...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 9:45pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Engine by Continental
Durant Engine by Continental, serial #WA483123 plus differential, needs a new home. Engine turns. Will exchange for a modest chartible donation. Located near the junction of I90 & I43. Hurry if interested, it's got to go.
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 10:51am
by Tim
Oil Capacity / 6 Cyl Continental (26 Star R)
Just finished dropping the pan to install new gaskets. Cleaned and re-fit. Mechanics manual calls for 6 quarts 30 weight non detergent. Filled with 5 quarts which brings dip stick reading over full mark. There are no apparent modifications, other than what appears to...
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Last Post: May 30, 2006 2:39am
by Ron Hast
Hand Crank - Starting
My 26 Star R Coach has an electric starter that works well -- and it appears there is an opening in the lower radiator cowling for a crank. Where might I locate a crank? And, any tips on what or not to do with it? Thanks, Ron
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Last Post: May 29, 2006 7:07am
by Gordon F. Curl
Primer for Engine oil gallery
I received a call from my uncle who I bought my 1928 65. He told me that he had a pump that he used to use for primeing the oil gallery when the car would sit for a long time. When I went to pick it up I couldn't beleive what it was. It looked like a popcorn popper t...
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Last Post: May 28, 2006 7:55am
by Lawrence
Who Sumitted these pictures?
I forgot who sent me a copy of these pictures, HELP! I think they were taken in New York state last year, they are of Durant dealer building that still bears the Durant insignia on the front of the building. Please contact me if you know who it was. Rick Bott...
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Last Post: May 25, 2006 7:33pm
by Rick Botti
Speedometer calculation and service
I recall a resource listed here for speedometer calculation and service (26 Star R). Update please? Thanks! R.H.
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Last Post: May 23, 2006 10:00pm
by Ron Hast
'23 Star parts
I have a Star engine & trans. It has been sitting in the woods for 60+ yrs in a chassis. This is nothing to get exited about- the timing cover was broken to steal the mag and the carb and starter and generator are gone. The block had been cracked and the car was dr...
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Last Post: May 23, 2006 5:17am
by Lou Amsler
G'day all, I'm a recently converted enthusiast from Australia. I bought 3 Rugbys (2 x 24's and a 28 tourer) about 18 months ago in a job lot complete with stacks of spares from a gentleman who'd been collecting bits and pieces for over 20 years for the restorations...
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Last Post: May 22, 2006 10:57am
by Jan Arnett
Looking for a Durant entry for 2006 Milwaukee Concours
Dear Durant Owners This August 26-27 the Wisconsin Region of the Classic Car Club will again present The Masterpiece Style and Speed Concours automobile show at Milwaukee's lakefront. We are presenting rare, fine and historic autos in a Concours D’Elegance set...
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Last Post: May 21, 2006 8:01pm
by Gregg Hotson
Gas Tank Sending Unit
The small pot metal gears on my original gas tank sending unit for 29 Durant Model 60 are deteriorated and one is broken. Does anyone have a good unit for sale or a source for the small gears. Also, does anyone reproduce the original U.S.L. batteries as original....
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Last Post: May 20, 2006 1:46pm
by Rick Botti
durant md.614
hi need crown gear/pionion,some door handles,windshield gears/crank,fuel tank guage,bumper pins motor crank,side mirror,back seat ashtraywiper motor ass. can anybody help me out thank you scott walsh ph 1 506 753 3333 fax 1 506 759 8787
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Last Post: May 20, 2006 7:14am
by scott walsh
Rear Wheels
I want to remove the rear brake drums on my Model 60 just to check the shoes and other parts. Is there something that I should know before attempting this? Do I need any special tools? I removed the front drums very easy. Would this be the same procedure? Thanks...
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Last Post: May 19, 2006 1:00pm
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Seeking information
A friend has asked me to assist him in finding a buyer for a 1929 Rugby 4 door sedan. This belonged to his father-in-law who recently died. The car is in very good condition and stored in a garage. Attempts by me to find a 'starting point' as to what this car is wor...
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Last Post: May 19, 2006 2:10am
by John Van Groning...
Golden Quill Award
I'm happy to announce that the DMAC and gained more exposure in the current issue of Old Cars Weekly. The publication has awarded the Durant Partner their Golden Quill award for 2006. click link and scroll down to INTERMEDIATE SIZE THE DURANT PARTNER, Jacki Sch...
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Last Post: May 18, 2006 11:04pm
by Lance Haynes
Looking for parts
I am in the process of restoring my 1929 Model 60 Landeau 2-door. I am missing the polished caps on the Landeau bars behind the rear windows. Does anyone have these for sale or a diagram of what they look like so I can have replacements fabricated. Thanks!
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Last Post: May 18, 2006 11:03pm
by Lance Haynes
Vibration Mystery
Seeking help in identifying a "vibration" that occurs on the 26 Star Coach Continental Red Star 6 Cylinder (14L) engine. While reving up the engine in neutral, standing still, it reaches a point of vibration evident in the shaking of front fenders. It has a similar v...
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Last Post: May 18, 2006 10:41am
by Ron Hast
DMAC Proposed Constitution and by-laws In question!
I agree with the fact that our Durant club should be on non profit status period. I hope during the next administration this will happen. A year ago or so, Bob Porter sent me a copy of a proposed constitution instead of by-laws for the club. After studyi...
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Last Post: May 16, 2006 7:59pm
Public apology to Lance and the DMAC
Dear DMAC members It seems that I have stirred up some ugly postings on the forum when I voiced my opinion on the current election process. I thought the forum was just that a group of people who come together to talk and share their feelings and common interest...
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Last Post: May 16, 2006 7:45pm
1923 Star
I've just purchased a 1923 Durant Star - a very rare car over here in England. The papers included editions of your club magazine, so it may be known to you. I would like to join the club - is it possible to pay by card? - much easier than bank transfer etc. I'd l...
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Last Post: May 16, 2006 12:51pm
by Mike Mcdowall
Paint door jams?
Hi fellow Durant lovers, This a question for my 1929 Model 60 touring. Can someone tell me if the Wood part of the door jams get painted the same color as the car? If so do you use a wood paint or the same paint as you would use on the outside?
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Last Post: May 15, 2006 9:11am
by Jan Arnett
Editor must be a member?
As a past editor, I would like to say that making membership a requirement for the position of Editor did not help the club in the past. The magazine looks super these days. It takes a lot more time than most people can give, or are willing to give. I would hate to s...
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Last Post: May 15, 2006 9:08am
by Jan Arnett
Voting ballot
Hello everyone. I have been on the phone all day and this evening talking to officers and board members and we have agreed that any and all unsigned ballots will be counted. I talked to Yates for 73 minutes today. He is a hard one to get on the phone to as he does no...
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Last Post: May 15, 2006 8:56am
by Jan Arnett
Clum Ignition switch key
Can some one send a photo or key number used on the Durant-Star cars and years used. I have a friend that has old key blanks for older autos.
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Last Post: May 15, 2006 8:10am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
1930 Durant Model 617
Hi All Cathy and I just got home from New Jersey with our latest find. It's a Deluxe 4 door sedan, with 6 wire wheels, dual side mount spares, a trunk rack and trunk on the rear. This was top of the line in 1930. This is an early production Lansing car #1...
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Last Post: May 15, 2006 5:41am
by RD
Ballot forms and upcoming election.
I received my Partner yesterday with the ballot for the upcoming election. I would like to comment on the upcoming election. First I think that club officers should not so emphatically state in print who they are endorsing. For those who do not follow the membership...
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Last Post: May 13, 2006 10:27am
by Mike Rice
We have a new baby girl!
Just wanted to let everyone know that my wife Courtenay has given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Charlotte Porsche Fraitzl. She was born on May 4th at 4.37 am in our home in Vancouver, B.C. Mom and baby are well and resting. Franz Fraitzl
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Last Post: May 12, 2006 8:52am
by Jan Arnett
23 Durant on Ebay Motors
Anyone looking for a great restored 23 Durant. There is one listed on Ebay with a starting bid of $10,000.00. They had the car listed on the Traderonline classic car for $49,000 yes I said $49,000 I emailed them and told them that they would be lucky to get that so I...
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Last Post: May 12, 2006 8:10am
by Bill Hoaglan
Radiator Emblem Contest
I know Mike has been very patient with the badge contest and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to closure. However, since there are so many great submissions, with the voting being carried out over two different medias, over a great length of time. I sugg...
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Last Post: May 12, 2006 4:38am
by Mike Linthicum
Nominee Profiles for the upcoming election.
Dear fellow Durantonians I’d like to introduce myself. Many of the East Coast Chapter members have met me and many of the members on the forum and who read the Partner have seen my postings and articles. I have been a member of the DMAC for about 3 year...
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Last Post: May 11, 2006 8:21pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Model 55 Instruction Manual
I have a Model 55 Manual that has no year on it. It is very complete and has a lot of valuble info in it. Because I have a 1928 Model 65. I would like to know what the differance is. I find the manual to be the same as my 65. If anybody has any Ideas I would like to...
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Last Post: May 10, 2006 5:38am
by Lawrence
Timing Chain for a Continental Motor for sale
Ray Walton purchased this beautiful Timing chain (can timing chains be beautiful??) Sorry to say it does not fit his Star. He would like to recoupe his money.... Anyway.... it is in its original box NOS... the chain looks like it was made yesterday, It lists the fol...
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Last Post: May 9, 2006 10:34pm
by Carol Fogarazzo
East Coast Chapter meeting in Williamsburg, VA
I got back yesterday from the ECC meeting in Williamsburg and man what an event. I want to thank Frank & Yates for helping make a great event for all Durantonians! The cars were great, the swap meet was fantastic and Friday nights meeting was very educational on wher...
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Last Post: May 9, 2006 11:21am
by Carol Fogarazzo
A friend of mine has a Durant truck sitting in her yard.We don,t know much about this truck except it's a 1 ton and it's in pretty rough condition.If anyone is interested,i could take some pics and Email. Thanks Darcy
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Last Post: May 8, 2006 4:18pm
by David Roberts [T...
Star M Coupe Info Needed
Hi Guys! The progress on our two M coupes is coming along nicely. Presently, I'm getting the door skins ready to assemble on the finished ash frames. Butch is finishing up on his rear body section and the rear panel repair is looking very profesional. However, I no...
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Last Post: May 7, 2006 1:13pm
by Don Shilling
Rugby Touring M2
Some questions about a restoration project of a Durant Rugby Touring M2 early 1928 , maybe end of 1927, i don´t know because it hasn´body plate as you can see in http://www.durantcars.com/registry/rugby/Rugby28NoID01/Rugby28NoID01.shtml as the car was b...
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Last Post: May 5, 2006 5:21am
by Frank Witkowski
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