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Happy Memorial Day and Thank You!
To all of you veterans both American and Canadian that served in the armed forces of both countries I would like to wish you a happy U.S. Memorial day and to say thank you for all the sacrifices you have given to make both countries free and safe. Job Well Done!
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Last Post: May 30, 2005 6:03am
by Mike Linthicum
W5 Motor on E-bay
Results of another Sunday e-bay surf has produced an item of interest to some club member. Up for auction is a 1920's Star/Durant W5 engine item # 7977039813 which is located in New Jersey. It has a low opening bid of $24 and has approx. 3 days left on bidding. Hop...
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Last Post: May 29, 2005 8:41am
by Steve Large
Durant 619 maintenance
HELP! I got this beautiful old car and no maintenance documents at all. Can anyone scan me any info on 619 servicing?
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Last Post: May 28, 2005 7:01am
by Glen Durant
26 durant
hi, im the guy that just bought the 26 durant from ebay last friday, green and black, can't wait to get it home
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Last Post: May 25, 2005 7:56am
by Frank Witkowski
30 Durant Hubcaps
I am checking on having the 30 Durant wire wheel hubcaps reproduced by the gentleman from Argentina who posted a message here on the web forum about the 29 Durant hubcaps. Is there any interest out there? I don't know the price yet but the price on the 29's were very...
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Last Post: May 24, 2005 11:05pm
by Dave Schulte
Pictures from Santa Rosa Meet
I've posted a few pictures of the Santa Rosa Meet and Tour to serve as a preview of more to come. Just click the 2005 Meet button to the left or enter the Past Events section from the Photographs page. I have over 1200 pictures to sort through, and will have a good...
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Last Post: May 24, 2005 2:05pm
by Rick Botti
8th annual meet in Santa Rosa
Hello Durant and Star fans Just wanted to ask everyone that will attend the meet in Santa Rosa to bring their worn out parts that need replacing. I am making reproduction parts mostly for Star cars. It would help greatly in building a parts catalog for all the model...
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Last Post: May 22, 2005 8:37am
by Rick Botti
1925 data plate
I am looking for a data plate for my 1925 Star, or info regarding same. I have a 24 Star with a data plate and the star on it is a solid star without shading, is the 25 the same? The radiator ornaments are solid white on the 24 and shaded on the 25. Glenn
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Last Post: May 20, 2005 10:42pm
by Glenn Guild
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1930 Durant $3500 CDN. NEED TO SELL!!!
PRICE DROP!!!! $3500 OBO NEED TO SELL!!! Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0...
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Last Post: May 20, 2005 3:11pm
by Darren
1929 Durant 3 Window Coupe Street Rod
Has anyone ever heard of a 29 Durant Street Rod?Is it the only one in existance??
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Last Post: May 17, 2005 4:30pm
by Rick Botti
Rotating distributor
A recurrent problem have been disturbing my now regular rides. May be that somebody experienced a similar problem and can give me an advise. The problem is that the distributor of my 1928 M2 suddenly gets loose and retards the ignition. I found that in there, are tw...
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Last Post: May 16, 2005 3:33am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Pictures From East Coast Meet Posted
Pictures from the first meeting of the new East Coast Chaper have jsut arrived at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/events/ECC/index.html Thanks to Gloria Wiersma who took them and Mike Linthicum who forward them to me. Rick
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Last Post: May 14, 2005 2:01pm
by Rick Botti
Upholstery Fabrics
Anyone know of a source for upholstery fabrics at somewhat of an affordable price which would memic the materials used on closed cars from early teens through the 50s?....Particularly interested in a striped wool broadcloth...I know of Lebaron-Bonny and Bill Hirsch b...
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Last Post: May 14, 2005 4:01am
by steve mercier
radiator
Just looking for confirmation, I guess. The way the vent tube entrance is constructed on my 31 radiator (The tube opening is below the seal), I assume the radiator is not pressurized and I don't need a pressurized cap. Is this correct? Wayne
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Last Post: May 10, 2005 2:34pm
by Walter Pré
durant ID
Hi folks I recently was commisioned to restore a what I believe is a 1930 Durant but I have gotten conflicting IDentification on it can someone pin it down for me ? also what parts are available for it since I cant post a photo it has the five Horizontal vents in the...
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Last Post: May 9, 2005 3:39am
by Ross O'Leary
How Was The East Coast Meet?
So what's the News, How did the meet go? Inquiring minds want to know Rick
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Last Post: May 8, 2005 4:55pm
by Frank Witkowski
Car/Grill Badges Custom Made From Your Club's Logo
We make car/grill badges for clubs, from a copy of the club's logo. A car badge is a great way to dress up your car and show pride in your club membership at the same time. A custom made car badge can also be a significant source of income for your club. The c...
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Last Post: May 7, 2005 6:25am
by Arnold R. Brown
DURANT - RUGBY 1930/31 oil-pump
I´m trying to start the restoration of my above mentioned car. Pictures of the car can be seen at: http://www.durantcars.com/registry/rugby/Rugby30NoID01/Rugby30NoID01.shtml When we opened the engine CONTINENTAL W8, 4 cylinder we found that the oil pump wa...
Views: 608   Replies: 4
Last Post: May 6, 2005 4:09pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Meet. Lancaster, Pa. - May 6 & 7
If you do not plan to attend the 8th Annual DMAC Meet in Santa Rosa, Ca, we invite you to attend the lst Annual East Coast Chapter Meet in Lancaster, Pa. This will be more of an organizational meet than anything else. No Judging, No Trophies, just good ole D...
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 8:02pm
by Carol and Larry ...
East Coast Chapter Meet
Less than a week to go! ! We have 17 couples and 5 cars comming so far ! Don't miss out on this FUN time Join us for even a day if you can Thanks every body........... Yates, Mike & Frank ---
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 7:59pm
by Carol and Larry ...
radiator mounting
What did Durant do in mounting the radiators to the frame? My '31 model 619 and I assume other models have the iron strap welded to the sides that goes down around the bottom of the radiator and bolts to the frame. Should there be a rubber pad between the iron stra...
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 6:36am
by Mac Irvine
'31 grill bars
Can somebody help me with advice. Would the vertical grill bars on a '31 model 619 be black or the body color (if other than black)? Seems like I've seen both, but would like to be right. Wayne Farrand
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Last Post: May 4, 2005 8:20pm
by Wayne Farrand
DMAC Events!
This has to be the busiest year in Durant club history for events, Bar None! In just a few days (May 6th) the East Coast Chapter will host there first meeting followed by the DMAC National Meet on the 18th. Then the Canadian Chapter will hold their annual Gatheri...
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Last Post: May 4, 2005 6:10pm
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Durant on E-bay
Sunday surfing has come up with another item of interst to some member. Currently on E-bay a 1923 Durant described as a rolling chassis, has a 4cyl motor, cowl, dash, and some other parts included. It is located in Paso Robles Califronia and the item # is 4546872937....
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Last Post: May 3, 2005 9:37pm
by Lance Haynes
Oil Filter
I would like to put an oil filter on my 28 Durant 60 with the 14L engine. Is there a diagram available that shows the oil flow and installation? Thanks.
Views: 310   Replies: 5
Last Post: May 2, 2005 6:59pm
by Al Farnum
windshield operator mechanism
Does anybody know where to get the gearing mechanism for a 1930 Durant, that raises and lowers the windshield?(not tilt out) mine has broken gears and worm gear. Is there a Ford operator that I might look for that will work? Thanks. Jim
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Last Post: May 2, 2005 1:37pm
by Lance Haynes
ignition switch
does anyone have an ignition switch to sell me for a 1930 6-14 durant deluxe coupe. I am having the wiring harness built and need a switch to be sure the thing is done right. What type is used and where can one be found . Any info would be helpfull. Maybe Frank Witk...
Views: 303   Replies: 3
Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 10:56pm
by ken mccormick
parts for sale, (and the car too!)
If you have time, we have posted pictures the car and of some Durant parts for sale on our new website: Backyardbikes.us Please contact us if we can be of assistance. We welcome all questions, comments and critiques! Thank you for your time.
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 10:06pm
by Mrs. John Harden
Clutch bearing model 60
Hi Durant Guys, Can any one tell me where to get a new thurst bearing for the clutch? I have a machine shop looking for one, but they are having a hard time finding it. This is for a 1929 Model 60. Also can you tell me if the front springs from a Model 40 will...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 5:02pm
by Frank Witkowski
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1930 Durant 4dr $5000 CDN obo.
Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0 kms. -Rubber and spokes are new. -Body/Fen...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 7:27am
by Darren
Carb. Cleaner?
??? Can I used Carb. cleaner in My Brass carb. this is the Org. Carb. with out damaging it?
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2005 5:04pm
by Gregg Wellner
In Seattle For a Couple of Days
Business takes me to Seattle on Wednesday and Thursday, so I won't be updating the website til the weekend. However, I will be monitoring email. Rick Botti Webmaster
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 6:49pm
by Rick Botti
More Pictures Posted
I just posted more pictures, this time they are of five Durants that Lance Haynes has either restored or is the final stgaes of restoration. Goto the Photographs page and click on Current Projects. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 3:39pm
by Mike Linthicum
Need a Distributor and Clamping Bracket
I need a distributor to complete my 1923 Star restoration. ANY CONDITION CONSIDERED. I may use one as a pattern to machine a Delco distributor. I also need the clamping bracket which attaches the distributor to the generator. Can anyone help?
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 1:32pm
by Robert DeAngelis
Star Items on E-bay
During my usual Sunday surf I came across these items on E-bay that might be of intrest to Star car owners. 1. a Star motor apprantly running and currently being used on a portable buzz saw item # 7317061130 located in Colorado Springs Colorado. 2. Star wheels descr...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2005 8:23pm
by Steve Large
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Darren
Durant Family History
Ive been told that there are a few Durant family members on the board. I am trying to trace the name "GARNET DURANT" who last resided in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1993. If anyone has any information this Durant, it would be very helpful....
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2005 4:40pm
by Darren
Some doubts about Touring M2 1928
I'm restoring a Rugby M2 touring 1928 (I suppose because it ,unfortunately is without body plate) you can see it in http://www.durantcars.com/registry/rugby/Rugby28NoID01/Rugby28NoID01.shtml as it was before to start the restoration process, now is ready to go...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2005 9:16am
by Rick Botti
Condenser's
??? If a condenser is bad would it be a cause for the Engine not to start? It is either the Condenser or Coil. Based on tests that have been done. Haven't changed either yet.
Views: 474   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 23, 2005 5:26pm
by Ken Brink
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Carburetor Stromberg OX-2 for Flint
I'm for sale a carburetor STROMBERG OX-2, for 1923 to 1925 Flint model E-55, good condition. I send photos. Thanks!!
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2005 5:00pm
by Peter
DORT Parts
Hello, This is my first time listing any items on this website. I am selling some DORT parts. I have basically the entire front clip, fenders, hood, cowling, Radiator chrome, doors and several other parts. These parts are all in very restorable condition. They...
Views: 288   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 22, 2005 3:12pm
by brad johnson
Coupla Star Wood Wheels
Hey folks! I just came across a pair of later Star Wheels on an Ebay auction up in Sanford Manitoba if anybody might be interested. Seller thinks they are Model T. Auction# 4544349052
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2005 2:09pm
by Don Shilling
brake lining 25 Star
Does anyone have an outlet for brake lining And Rivits for our old cars? My Star has frt. and rear brakes, 11 in. with 2 6in shoes on each frt wheel and 4 6in. shoes on each rear wheel. The lining looks to be the same for all shoes. Glenn
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 4:46am
by Ken Brink
Engine Mounts on 14L
Hi Guys, I'm working on a 1929 Model 60 Touring with the 14L Continental Motor. Can anyone tell me did this car have soild motor mounts? Mine does, but I can't hardly beleive Mr. Durant would have built it that way. Thanks for any info. Leonard
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 2:35am
by Sid Semple
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Hubcaps
We manufacture hubcaps for 1929, 1930 and 1931 Durant, I send photos.
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 12:29am
by Barry White
New Zenith Carbs Available
Hi All I've got a shipment of new Zenith carbs for our cars comming. If you drive your car this is the best way to go. If you want one of these emai me and I'll put you on the list, and follow up as soon as they arrive. Will have some at the Lancaster Eas...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2005 6:04pm
by Frank Witkowski
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Darren
1930 Durant 4dr (suicide doors)
Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0 kms. -Rubber and spokes are new. -Body/F...
Views: 353   Replies: 5
Last Post: Apr 19, 2005 1:42pm
by Ken Brink
Rings for Model R Star Cowl Lights
Has anyone a spare pair of cowl light rings (Part No. 23668) to be used with the bullet shaped cowl lights (Part No. 23561)? Or Do you know of a place that would manufacture these aluminum rings? Thanks for any help. Mac
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2005 1:19pm
by Mac Irvine
DMAC Annual Meeting & Tour
Time is drawing near to this year's annual meeting and Tour. Make your reservations ASAP as this is going to be a good time for all. We'll be touring the beautiful Santa Rosa, California area and will include a fashion show, technical seminars and the DMAC annual...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2005 2:17am
by Rick Botti
The Last Star ?
Ok here's what I have. A 1927 Star M 4 door sedan, never been apart. Made in Leaside Canada. Serial number T-415464 I have the original serial plate the numbers match with those on the Canadian title . Is this one of the Last Star's built? Any ideas?...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2005 10:26am
by Steve Large
Magazine
Good news. Our magazine has been at the printer all week so should be ready by Monday. Another beautiful color cover and back. Our long time member and good friend Bob Krause (now 83 years old) is going to drive all the way across Los Angeles and pick up all 500 copi...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2005 4:01am
by Lance Haynes
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