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Cars For Sale
I think this must be a record, but right now there are four Durant/Stars for Sale on EBay. Two look like parts cars, but we all need parts right? Rick
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2005 8:15am
by Rick Botti
29 Woody ?
Click on the computer icon on your left and it will take you to pictures of a Durant Woody. Yves none sent the pictures and would like your feedback. Rick hey,hey, durant fan"s. need info on a 1929 durant.not sure if original. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clu...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2005 7:03pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Brake Band Guide Arm Needed
I need a brake band guide arm for my 1923 Star. This is the arm which is riveted to the rear axle housing. Each axle side has three of these arms to guide the brake bands on the drums. Each arm has two adjusting bolts. One of my arms was broken off and I'd really...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 6:13am
by Bob DeAngelis
Manifold gasket
Greetings Durant lovers, Can anyone tell me where I can find a manifold gasket for a 1929 Durant, 6 cylinder? Or what material can I use to make one? Thanks, Leonard
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 5:56am
by Frank Witkowski
New Source for Starters and Generators
I have come across another site for Durant,Star and Continental parts and srevices. This company offers repairs or out right purchases of starters, generators,votage regulators and soleniod switches, they have stock and rebuild services to handle all our needs. They...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:39am
by Rick Botti
Hershey AACA Show October 5th thru 9th 2005 East Coast Chapter meeting
Anyone interested in attending the next East Coast Chapter meeting at Hershey, Pennsylvania October 5th through the 9th, 2005 if I can get a block of rooms? It seems the lowest price I can find for that time period is going to be around $139.00 per night gauranteed r...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Knocking Problem in 6 cyl. 22A Engine
Finally got the 30 Durant engine running but I have a knock in the engine. My questions are: 1. Did the conecting rods have inserts or were they poured? 2. Have any of you ever used "Slick 50" and if so what kind of results did you get? Any suggestions or adv...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2005 2:14pm
by Yates Milton
New Parts Sources for Durants, Stars and Continentals
While researching Durant and other related materials I came across some sites which handle parts for the above mentioned vehicles which I didn't find any links to on our tech or parts related pages, they are for the following items. 1. replacement wiring harness...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2005 4:39pm
by Rick Botti
VW distributor for '23 Star
I need to replace the VW distributor on my "23 Star Station Wagon. Does someone know the year and/or model number of the proper distributor? Thanks, Barry
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 4:43pm
by Louis Quennevill...
I need help to adjust the clutch on my 1928 Dorant M-2 Coupe
The clutch drags when shifting. I have adjusted the three actuating arms and if they are tight it seems to help some but when they are tight the actuating fingers drag on the throwout bearing housing when the clutch pedal is up. I have tried two different bearing h...
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 7:34am
by Frank Witkowski
found- please help to identify
I was walking along the shore of Lake Ontario last week-end and found what looks like the cap of gas tank or carburator of an old car. It seem to be made of brass and the picture on it is of a large chicken like , horse shape with tail and wings up dragon like. In bi...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 9:44am
by Bill Hoaglan
Distributor Interchangability
There must be something or someone out there that knows about the interchange of distributors. Is there any information in the Durant Standards on this subject? Somewhere I have heard that a 28 Chevrolet will fit my 23 Durant and it has been posted on the Web Forum...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 6:46am
by Walter Pré
Would any of you guys out there have a working generator and drive gear (the one in the timeing case) that drives the generator you would be happy to sell. Regards Barry
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2005 3:33pm
by Barry White
Export Durants
Anybody know what factories produced Durant and Star (Rugby) cars for export? I have a fellow in Argentina who is trying to discover where his 1930 614 was made. He does not have a data plate or a serial number to go by. Are there any unique items on these car...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2005 3:30am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant ?? Star?? found
This past weekend at a swap meet I saw a car of questionable make for sale. It had a sign saying 1923 ?? Durant. I immediately started looking closer and saw numerous questionable items. It had a 1923 Durant radiator shell. Good. The engine was a 4 cly flat-head w...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2005 1:12pm
by Yates Milton
Generator again
Sorry,forgot to mention on last message generator and drive gear for a W3 continental motor .Thanks Barry
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2005 10:05am
by Barry White
Hey - need a quick help! 39 people read my post from a few days ago, but NO replys. On my '24 F Star - what is the correct amount of oil? And, if the wire "gauge" doesn't seem to work (float probably NG,) what is the best way to check it? Someone please give me a...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 7:36pm
by Ken Crowl
Star C or CC chasis
Anybody out there know the location of a Star C or CC Chasis in restorable condition?
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 7:11pm
by Don Shilling
1929 Durant Roadster
Hello- I recently came across a '29 Durant Deluxe Roadster in mostly original condition. It has the original 6 cyl engine in running condition. There are a few dings and dents here and there, the interior needs work, and most of the wood flooring will need to be r...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 6:04pm
by Matt
Antique Autos in History Park
I just posted some pictures of today Kelley Park event to the Past Events page. I took 154 and posted about 42, but I hope they give an idea of the day. Lots of cars and people dressed in vintage attire. We had 4 cars present, and all time record, next year we'll...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 6:59pm
by Rick Botti
I have a NOS left rear fender that is labelled 1924-1925 Star. I had a 1925 Star touring but it did not fitso I put the fender in storage for many years. This new fender does not have a bend where it would attach flush and vertically to the touring body, but rather...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 11:01am
by Garry Potter
1925 Star Touring for sale
Hey Guys: Garry Potter has just let me know that he will have his 1925 Star Touring for sale at the Barrie Flea Market next week. This is the car I have mentioned before that was for sale. Car was restored about 40 years ago, not driven a whole lot. Should have a...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 8:41am
by Garry Potter
car show
I would like to share my surprise from the local laborday car show.Class A 1900 to 1945 stock auto. participant's choice. The Star got third place it was a pleasant surprise.
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 12:50am
by Mike Rice
Here is an interesting link to an article written on Sunday, July 22, 1928 and published in Los Angeles Examiner. The story is about a Durant Roadster racing against a human track runner. It may have been a tie in with the 1928 Olympics in the Netherlands. http://...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2005 5:50pm
by Rick Botti
'24 Star
What is the exact oil capacity on my '24 Star? Also, the wire oil gauge seems to work - how reliable are they? Thanx, KC
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2005 6:34am
by Ken Crowl
government survey...most influential auto pioneer....free dinner
I'm not sure what will get the most attention SURVEY or FREE DINNER. Anyway the government is doing a survey..."most influential auto pioneer?" The list is long, our man W. C. Durant is on it and Henry Ford has been excluded. Should be a cake walk?? Three random...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 2:46pm
by bob smith
23 Durant - Distributor and Dash Switch Assembly
Anybody out there happen to have a distributor for a 4 cyl. A-22 Durant? How about a dash assembly that controls the "off & on" and the lights. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Yates
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 12:41pm
by Yates Milton
Pulling rear wheels.
Could somebody tell how to remove the rear wheels from my 1928 Durant D65. I don't have the proper puller and was wondering if there are any safe methods availible. Thx lawrence
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 7:21pm
by Bob
wood work in 614 coupe 1930
I need a pic or dimensions of the wood that goes around the belt line in the rear window area --specifically the curved areas on both sides of the rear window --any one have a radius size for me --My car seems to be a bit twisted in this area and it is very dificult...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 6:17pm
by ken mccormick
picture of my car
Mike I sent a few pictures of my new project. The restauration of a Star depot hack model c 1923 to Rick a year ago and I never had news of that. If something wrong I will like to know. Louis
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2005 10:35am
by Mike Linthicum
For sale
For sale -- I have a Trans for a 1925 Star, and a Rear end also for a 1925 Star.
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2005 8:58am
by Ken Brink
1923 4 Dr. Sedan's
I showed my Car today and took (1) of 20 trophys. I was asked how many cars like mine (1923 A-22 4 Dr. Sedan) are there. Answer I do not know. So this is a question for our historian. How many of this model are around? Up and running or at least being restored.
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2005 5:40pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Parts on eBay
Hi folks: There is a 1928-29 Durant grille, radiator, headlights and support bar and front bumper on eBay under Antique auto parts #4569640223 No bids as yet - starting bid $100.00 Would be a deal if you need the parts. Gord.
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2005 8:29pm
by Don Shilling
Star Motors Engine for possible sale
There is a guy that I work with that has been restoring a Star car. He has replaced the original motor and is no longer in need of it. The side of the motor has a plaque that says: STAR MOTORS INC 22226 Continental Motors Corp Detroit & Muskegon, Mich The...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2005 11:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Star / Durant moto meter on E-bay
If your in need of a working Moto Meter for your Star or Durant please check out item # 6555591975 on E-bay. Also while I have your attention I'm looking for a hood ornament for a 1933 Beacon, Flyer or Ace, it is the nude flying lady type, although the correct one fo...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2005 3:10pm
by Steve Large
Tire Air Pressure
I have been told different Air Pressure for my Tires. I have been using 45lb's, it was suggested to use 35lb's. that seems to soft. What should I be using for proper tire wear, etc.? My tires are 4" x 31" on my 1923 A22 Durant 4 Dr. Sedan.
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2005 1:45pm
by Ken Brink
Durant on eBay
Say, that 1931 model 619 that's listed on eBay as a '29 666 is quite a specimen! Somebody ought to be fighting over that. It needs to get into good hands. Somebody who will fix the ding in the right rear fender and take that antennae off the cowl (looks like one), t...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2005 12:19pm
by Lance Haynes
Lubrication of 23 Durant Speedometer Chain
What type of lubrication is recommended for the chain that is found on the 23 Durant speedometer to transmission?? This is a chain rather than a cable. Yates
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2005 3:03am
by Yates Milton
Urgent! Need help on '28 Durant 65
We are trying to identify a car that is titled as a '28 Durant 65 but has a '31 Willys 6 radiator shell and an OHV Gmc 6 cyl engine transplanted in it. It looks to be well modified. Also if interest is the wire wheels with FOUR lug bolts! Can anyone confirm whether...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2005 8:00pm
by Lance Haynes
Durant Hearse?
Has anyone ever seen a Durant hearse? or a picture of one? I have a friend who, when he found out I own a Durant told me his grandfather had a funeral home years ago down in West Virginia,and he had a Durant hearse. Boy, I had my hopes up, until he said everything...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 7:06pm
by mike Linthicum
Durant Distributor
My 1923 Durant's engine has the Autolite distributor and the engine runs good, However, there appears to be parts missing from the distributor housing. The points plate is screwed to the side of the distributor with 3 screws and what appears to have originally been a...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 10:49am
by Bill Hoaglan
Durant-Star, Put Through Its Paces on Coliseum Track
I found an interesting webpage with a reprint of a 1928 Loas Angeles Times story about a Durant-Star. The URL is: http://frankwykoff.com/stock-car1928.htm From the article: Taking a stock Durant-Star Four utility roadster down into the big bowl, Kaiser pu...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 12:22am
by Rick Botti
Durant car prices
I am from Kansas and have found a Durant car. I think it is either an M4 or a model 40. It is in fair shape. There is little to no rust holes in the body. The front and rear bumpers, and the tire carrier are missing. The canvas top is gone. Everything is in great sha...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2005 7:51pm
by Bob
'25 Star Touring rr. body tub
Does anyone know if the rear body tub was changed from '24 to '25 F Touring ? I picked up one off of a '24 from Don Shilling and it doesn't match mine. The rear corners on mine are rounder and the hight in the rear is wrong, mine is 1 1/2 in lower across the back. T...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 4:41pm
by Glenn
Running Durant
As of yesterday, after a 3 year complete restoration of our 1923 Durant Sport Touring Model A-22, she fired right up and made a 3 mile test run. Runs like a well oiled watch. Although she is running I don't think it has the correct distributer (currently an Autoli...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:27am
by mike Linthicum
Original Durant Standard Magazine
Does anyone know when the original Durant Standard magazine was published by the Durant Motors Company? From when to when?
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:25am
by mike Linthicum
Lug bolts
Hi, I need a complete set of lug bolts for a 30 Durant with wire wheels. Even one will help. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2005 10:16am
by Dave Schulte
Durant parts
I was wondering if Durant (model 40 or M4) parts are very hard to find. And, are they very expensive. Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 3:27pm
by Miles
Durant Dealership Still Standing!
I met up with Bill Davis, another Durant M2 owner, at a local car show recently and he told me where the old Durant Dealer was located in Rochester, NY. Many years ago he did some roofing on the building and was shocked to find the Durant logo on the building as he...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 12:20pm
by Justin Schiess
Crank Pulley
Hi, I am putting together a W4 engine which was in pieces when I got it.The crankshaft at the front of the engine is keyed to accept the bottom pulley .The pulley I have is also keyed but has a hole through it to take a bolt or cotter pin. The shaft has no hole for t...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 8:17am
by Barry White
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