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DMAC is now incorporated as a non-profit corporation!
Fellow Durantonians On January 18, 2006 we were officially incorporated as a non-profit corporation. In December with the approval of the Board of Directors I initiated the process for incorporation. Since the DMAC is a multi-state and worldwide organization w...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2006 10:48am
by Lance Haynes
Thanks - and seeking wisdom....
Thanks Yates and Gordon for info leading to "dog bone and motometers." My 26 Star 6 cyl. has a 1 3/4" pipe externally threaded. All others available seem to be 2 inches. Also -- seeking wisdom: Have minor chip in "Star" emblem on front of chrome radiator housing....
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2006 2:40pm
by Ronald Hast
Star Car Engine for Sale
I have discovered a Star Car 4-cyl Continental complete engine, s/n 41145 with frame and rear end in the backwoods. Please contact if interested.
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2006 7:07am
by Clay Pass
Need a carburetor for a 1925 Star Touring Car equipped with a 4 cylinder Continental Engine. Existing Carb. made of white metal which is powdering or disintegrating. Need a modern manufactured after market unit for the Star.
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2006 6:51am
by Clay Pass
Model A sponsored swapmeet in Turlock, CA 1-28/29
Planning to attend the Turlock CA. event reportedly quite huge, sponsored by Model A clubs. Have former attendees found many Star items in the mix? Don't need much of anything, but would be fun to find such items as Star 6 radiator housing emblem (blue/red/white - 2"...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2006 5:45pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Durant Partner?
Have the Durant Partner's gone out yet? I've been looking for it and thought maybe it's been lost.
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2006 5:30pm
by Rick Botti
What information do you want to see in the magazine
Ok. I would like for everyone to chime in and tell me what subject of articles you would like to see in the magazine. There was a time when a lot of people asked for specific information but that time seems to have passed. Two subjects I am working on are one, how...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2006 10:29am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant Motors detailed cloisonné lapel or hat pin ¾ “in size in full color.
Custom designed highly detailed brand new cloisonné Durant Motors lapel or hat pin. Brand new manufactured limited edition ¾” Cloisonné lapel or hat pin in full color. Copy of the Durant Motors first radiator emblem. Send $6.99 plus $.50 Postage...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2006 7:37am
by Rick Botti
1915 Star canvas top assembly
Looking for pics or help in assembly of the canvas roof for the restoration of a 1915 Star. Now running, done with interior, have roof frame but stuck on fabric and correct assembly. Have no model of correct assembly or pictures.
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2006 2:26pm
by John Kulas
Star & Durant Reamers on Ebay
Ok Durantonians I have a question for you. There is a set of Star or Durant Reamers for sale now on Ebay. I think Bob has bid on them. What the heck are the for? what would you Ream?
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2006 12:40pm
by Frank Witkowski
Looking for Dog Bone (?) radiator cap for 26 Star R
New member...trying to find source for new radiator cap. Car frame off restoration, last item is radiator cap to fit externally threaded pipe affixed to internal radiator. Thanks!!
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2006 12:45pm
by Yates Milton
Sad News
Bob Krause sent me a Christmas card and a letter recaping his activities for 2005. It is with sadness I report that Bob lost his son John at age 57 from a massive heart attack. Bob also lost his second wife Martha of 17 years on December 18th. Must admit this bad ne...
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Last Post: Jan 23, 2006 12:10am
by Lance Haynes
Star Coupe and A-22 Sedan Project
I have two Star M coupe projects in progress. One belonging to Butch James is a ’26 and mine is a ’27. Both have been previously attempted to restore. We have enough parts to partially complete both but not enough parts to build one car. In addition, the...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2006 11:40am
by Don Shilling
Seeking 26 Star Radiator Badge (6 cylinder)
Looking for (new or ?) blue radiator badge for 26 Star 6 cylinder
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2006 11:00am
by Ronald Hast
Stop Light/Turn Signals for Safety sake.
Since people today do not realize that these Old Cars do not stop as quick as the more Modern ones. We need to give them advance notice of what we are going to do. Because of this I installed a dual element bulb in my Tail Light. To get it to work I used a rocker ar...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2006 5:24pm
by Jan Arnett
14L Overhaul specs
My 14L engine in the 1929 Model 60 has develope some BAD oil leaks and I'm thinking of pulling it to reseat the bearings and reseal the the parts. It also has a drop in Oil pressure to about 7lbs when it warms up. Anyone know were I might find srevice or build specs...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2006 9:40pm
by Joe Osbone
New Pictures
Added new pictures of Louis Quenneville's 1923 Depot Hack Restoration project to the Star Page. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2006 11:23pm
by Rick Botti
water pump parts
Hello everyone, just finished a batch of replacment parts for water pumps. I have availible the pump packing nut and it fits the models M M2 M4 40 R 55 60. Also availible the water pump cover which is usually very thin and corroded. I have these in stainless steel...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2006 9:37pm
by Franz Fraitzl
There may possibly be some downtime
Our Forum service provider will be performing major system upgrades this weekend in an effort to keep up with demand and growth. While they do not anticipate lengthy periods of downtime users may experience intermittent periods where their services are not online....
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2006 8:24pm
by Rick Botti
Gauge Source
Greg Gleason at gpg@cableone.net specializes in antique automotive gauges. When contacting him please try to send a photo of the front and back of the gauge you need. Dave
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2006 10:13am
by Dave Schulte
Automotive Books
I just received an advertisement from McFarland and Company, Publishers, on their Automotive Books for 2005-2006. One caught my eye. "Chrysler, Ford, Durant and Sloan, Founding Giants of the American Automotive Industry". On checking the web site I found a lot of g...
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2006 8:54pm
by Gary Yelle
tail lights/turn signals
I've been wanting to ask this for some time and keep forgetting. Jan's Dodge tail light and magazine article question reminded me. My 31 model 619 as most Durants has one tail light. Getting out on the road more, I am consious that many people today do not know why m...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2006 6:49pm
by Jan Arnett
31 614 vs 31 DeVaux
David's question got me thinking. We all know that a lot of Durant technology was used to make the DeVaux. I know the 22A engine has the same gaskets as the DeVaux 40A engine except for the manafold. The brakes are also the same. The wheelbase for the DeVaux is...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 10:51pm
by Gary Yelle
1930 Durant Roadster
Hi, I'm sure many of you have seen the very nice 30 roadster on Ebay. How many of them are there out there? Here are the ones I know about. Al Scholes on the East Coast. Reg Bent in Canada. Will Dyck in California. Jim Colbert in Utah? Mine in Iowa The one on...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 10:48am
by Lance Haynes
Texaco Products
My son, Mike, has purchased many Texaco Products from an estate. Items such as oil filters, points and condensers, HD flashers, oil filler caps, thermostats and other items. For example Texaco # cc30 Contact & Condenser Texaco # cc60 Contact & Condense...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 7:53am
by Jack Malpass
Durant article in Hemmings
Hello. For only the second time in the last 35 years, Hemmings will be running a full driveReport on a Durant, in this case a 1931 614 De Luxe sedan. I would like to enlist the help of this group, if possible, in ensuring my data are accurate. To that end, I'm pos...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2006 3:47pm
by Lance Haynes
1928/29 Durant Coupe
Becky Leach has her grandfather's 1928 or 1929 Durant Coupe 4 cyl. She is thinking of having it crush if she can not find a new home for it. It is rough but could be a good project or parts car. She is in Ohio and can be reached at leachbm@sbcglobal.net I am sure a...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2006 4:07am
by bob smith
Rad emblem and cap
Does anyone have a spare radiator emblem to sell, and maybe also a rad cap ?? I am not really sure which of the rad emblems are right for my 30 deluxe coupe -Any info would be usefull. Sure having fun rebuilding this baby . Hahaha. Almost like creating a car from no...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2006 9:55pm
by Ken McCormick
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 6:23pm
by brad johnson
Star Automobiles
Hello everyone---I left an email message for one of the members of the club, but I thought I would go ahead and post one to the entire group. I am interested to find out what the values are of the Star Autos. Specifically, a 1923 coupe. Figure 2 condition or high 3....
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 4:22pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Early Star emblems & Durant Emblem
I'm looking for the early Star emblem and the Star 6 emblem as well as the Durant D emblem with the Blue background to ad to my collection. Anyone have any extras out there that they might want to sell. Give me an email. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 3:47am
by bob smith
Need Correct Color for 25 Star Radiator
I'm having the radiator recored (honeycomb type)for my 25 Touring (W5 engine). Were these painted? If so, what color? Flat, semi-gloss or gloss? Thanks.
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2006 4:32pm
by Jan Arnett
Needed Dodge tail light
Ok before anyone says anything about this not being Durant, you are correct. I decided to add turn signals to my 1923 Dodge. I need a second tailight to add to the rear of the car. I am looking for the dodge tailight which has two bulbs and the dodge logo on the t...
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Last Post: Jan 8, 2006 4:29pm
by Jan & Patty Arne...
1930 Durant For Sale
In my travels I ran across a 1930 Durant Coupe avertized in the SUN HERALD news paper classified in Biloxi, Miss. Asking price is $11,500. Phone number 228-392-7774. (Search Sun Herald newspaper on-line) This is not my car and I have not seen it. Just passing a...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2006 1:08pm
by Jack Malpass
Durant Step Plates
Hello to all... I have just picked up a new shipment of our Durant Script Step Plates from the Polisher here in Yuma,AZ and they are georgous...Will get them shiped off to our good member Bob Smith in Flushing,MI in the morning,...
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2006 5:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Most unusual Durant or Star
Lets get a report from members of the most unusual Durant or Star they have seen or have seen pictures of? Ambulance, Hearse, Pop corn wagon, police paddy wagon etc. and where they have seen one.
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2006 6:13am
by Mike Linthicum
The New Year 2006
Happy New Year fellow Durnatonians! First I'd like to wish all of you the happiest, wealthiest and most important healthiest New Year. Second I'd like to say may this year find you finishing that Durant project, finding that hard to find part and becoming more active...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2006 6:12am
by Mike Linthicum
trunck lid, wind shield frame
I have a 1930 Durant 614 and all I need is a trunk lid and windshield frame. Is it possible that I could use the wind shield frame and trunk lid off other makes of cars?? Any info would be great thank you
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2005 10:06pm
by Lance Haynes
What type of wood used.
Could somebody please tell me what type of wood was used in the floor boards of my 1928 D65. Also any help with the demensions would be greatly appreciated as the present floor boards in my car don't seem to fit right. and Iwould think that they should be easy to rem...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2005 7:15am
by Jim Greenamyer
Doris and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! We hope each of you will strive to make 2006 a banner year for the DMAC. Yates Milton Founder, DMAC
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2005 11:37pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant porcelain sign for sale
We have avaialable for sale a nice Durant 2-sided 35 x 24” Star porcelain sign. Detailed photos can be viewed at this web site you can copy and past into your address bar: http://jbjohn.eaph2.com/viewalbum.cgi?December/SignsB/PluginPics We are asking $2500 b...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2005 8:29pm
by gary kauffman
1926 Star
I am looking for the shop or owners manual for the 1926 Star. Have just purchased a Star Six Coach and need to know how to take care of my jewel of the fleet. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on the manuals please email or give me a call. 1-800-700-6725
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2005 11:07am
by Steve Nimz
Needed -- ring and pinion gear set for '29 Model 40 rear axle.
Hey guys, I'm in the process of having my neighbor (who owns a drive-line business) go through the axle of my 1929 Model 40. He found the ring gear rivets that attach the gear to the carrier are loose and were allowing the gear to slop around on the carrier. The...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 8:52pm
by Curtis Smith
Star "R" parts
Does anyone have a spare Star R frame (6 cyl) avaliable? Hopefully somewhere near Northeast Texas. Thanks, Don
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 5:40pm
by Don Shilling
Durant ID
I have a 1930 Durant that belonged to my grandfather. I'm having trouble Idintifying. the toeboard ID plate states its a 407, but I believe it to be a 614. It has 6-wire wheels, running lights on the fenders and arrow louvers on the hood. some numbers I have found ar...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 2:15am
by Lance Haynes
Fuel Cap
Hello Members, Does anyone out there have a source for a fuel cap for a 1929 Durant Model 60? The screw thread is 2"-16 on the filler tube. Thank You.
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2005 2:36pm
by Bruce Hargin
wiring for ignition switch
Anyone tell me what kind of ignition switch I should use in my 1930 durant 6-14?? I have the wiring harness in the works and the guy has to know what to put in for this area. If I can find an original coil and switch I would gladly buy one . Any help would be appre...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2005 12:36pm
by Steve
1930 614 Standard For Sale
Age, I'm almost as old as my Durant, has caught up with me. I have a 1930 614 Standard Durant and it's 24ft Haulmark enclosed trailer for sale. $12,500 E-mail for pictures and details. Jim
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2005 4:57pm
by James M Brewer
Radiator Cap for 1924 Star
I am currently looking for a radiator cap for a 1924 Star. Does anyone know where I be able to get one? Thanks, Max Gainey
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Last Post: Dec 16, 2005 4:29pm
by Max Gainey
Beverly Rae Kimes
I read in Old Cars Weekly that Automotive historian Beverly Rae Kimes (a new member to the club) was the 2005 recipient of Lifetime Achievement honors from the International Automotive Media Awards. Congratulations to her.
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2005 10:21pm
by Lance Haynes
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