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What did you do to your Durant (or other cars) Today?
Well I spend a couple of hours on my brakes, rebuilding them. One thing I learned was that I did not take enough pictures when I took them apart but hey I think I got them back together. Now I just have to source some new springs for them.
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2018 12:47pm
by Mike Linthicum
1928 Locomobile 8-80
I just took delivery of a 1928 8-80 Locomobile, car number 255. The seller told me that it was a sedan, but the title calls out a convertible. The body from the cowl back is missing. The rest of the car is fairly complete. The seller has owned the car since the ea...
Views: 455   Replies: 15
Last Post: Apr 13, 2018 8:48am
by dave enrico
Pinion housing and differencial gaskets ?
I picked up my differential parts from the blaster painter today and i'm panicking as it is in pieces. It looks nice, but the differential is in two pieces and the pinion housing is separate. I think the gearing is all together in a bag along with the other parts. It...
Views: 315   Replies: 8
Last Post: Apr 9, 2018 6:05am
by Mike Linthicum
1928 Continental engine block clean-up
Hi everyone I recently purchased a crack tested 4 cylinder engine block. Basically, it's in good condition but I want to de-rust the outside, clean it up and paint it before cleaning and oiling the cylinders. I'll then measure it up to see how much work it needs d...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2018 3:12am
by Duncan Smeaton
DMAC Staten Island Meet
Time is counting down until our Annual Meet in Staten Island this year! I just checked the hotel rooms and we have 17 booked to date! This hotel IS the nicest on Staten Island so it will fill up by the time our Meet rolls around. So-IF you have NOT booked a room yet...
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2018 8:09pm
by Peggy SPitz
Chrome or nickel, what say ye!
Original model 65 sales literature I have says this model has the "new chromium metal process on the outside on parts" doesn't say what parts though. Inside is not problem looks like all the parts were nickel. Can't seem to tell on my radiator shell and headlight buc...
Views: 333   Replies: 11
Last Post: Apr 4, 2018 6:22am
by Mike Linthicum
Star R for sale Craig's list
Hi All...... not mine in Eastern PA. 1927 Durant Four Door Model R Star Six Cylinder Sedan Car - $5000 (Wilkes Barre) image 1 of 3 1 1 2 3 1927 Durant condition: good fuel: gas odometer: 28663 title status: clean transmission: manual Old warehou...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2018 6:59am
by Norm Toone
Wood wheels:
I am happy and sad after I got a E-mail a little bit ago. I just got a picture from a DeVaux owner in the Mid West and the picture is of his Standard Coupe with wood wheels. I have never seen wood wheels on a DeVaux. I wanted to call Howard to share this picture....
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2018 5:52am
by Norm Toone
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet April 19 -22, 2018, Springfield, Illinois
Start making those reservations and let's see a good turnout this April! DMAC East Coast Spring Meet April 19 throgh April 22, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois, 62703, USA TEL: +1-217-529-7171 ROOM RATE of $89.95 per...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2018 2:35pm
by Don Shilling
Car and parts to be had cheap
I had a call from a guy in Vernon B C --not to far from here . He has a 23 or 24 durant truck he wants to get rid of. Apparently he has a lot of parts as well but he doesnt want them He is easy to talk to and says he would not be able to do the job of rebuildin...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2018 9:03am
by Ken McCormick( b...
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1933 Contenental Beacon
I have a 1933 Contenental Beacon. I was wondering if anyone knows the value of this vehicle, and where is the best place to buy parts for it. Thanks
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2018 5:18pm
by Ron
Information: The last Flint Z18 Jr. on the planet !
I recently purchased a 1926 Flint Z18 Jr. two door that was in the process of being restored after the previous owner was unable to complete it. It has been in storage with probably eighty five percent of it being finished ( plus it will need new wiring and an interi...
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2018 4:13pm
by Roger Toppenberg
Cowl band help needed
Wanted one 1930 or 31 Durant Cowl band. I believe the cowl band is the same for most models of those years. However I realize finding one of these is a long shot so I also need to repair mine. A 5" inch bottom piece on both ends is too far rusted to preserve, so I...
Views: 251   Replies: 6
Last Post: Mar 23, 2018 3:40pm
by Rick Botti
torqueing chart
Hi fellow members.Iam rebuilding 2 continental 6 cilider L engines an I would need the torque chart for the whole engine as soon as possible please.
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2018 5:37am
by Norm Toone
Howard Reinke
I got a call from Howard's son tonight to tell me of Howard's passing. He died March 15th, 2018. Howard was 85. I have known Howard for almost 20 years. We had many DeVaux discussions over the years. I only met Howard once at the 2011 gathering in Traverse Cit...
Views: 145   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 20, 2018 8:19am
by DAVID ENRICO
Continental Motor Oil Filtrator
OK Durantonians. The Continental 14L & 15L engine used in 1928/1928 Durant cars had a first attempt device to filter the oil, called an oil filtrator. It was a large thing on the side of the block that originally contained felt washer rings to filter the oil. I've re...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2018 1:07pm
by Tom Schaffer
2018 Durant Meet in Staten Island
Just an update for everyone. I checked with the hotel and we have a total of 17 rooms booked for the event. Remember if you have NOT made your reservations for a room yet do it ASAP. This hotel in the NYC are sells out about every weekend and well in advance of any...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2018 5:50pm
by Peggy Spitz
I've seen it all now! A 29 Durant Rat Rod.
Well fellow Durantonians I've seen it all now. Check out the Ebay page and look at the 29 Durant Rat Rod that's for sale in Miami. I've seen Durant hot rods, but not a Rat Rod yet. Looks like there is one out there now!
Views: 280   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 10, 2018 7:31pm
by VINCE O'BRIEN
DMAC Election of Officers
Hi All.... We are approaching that time again when the membership will vote for Club Officers. As past president I am the chairman of the elections committee. Other members are Bill DeVries and Don Shilling. If you are considering running for any offices pl...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2018 5:11am
by Frank Witkowski
Top Clip
The previous owner of my car fashioned an S-shaped clip that is inserted between the outside frame rail to keep the top from sagging. It's hard to insert and not very elegant. What was used when the car was new? anonymous image hosting
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2018 11:09am
by Don Shilling
Our Founder Yates Milton
It is with great sadness that I tell you this, the founder of our wonderful Durant Motors Auto Club passed away last night. Yates was a good friend to us and a true Southern Gentleman. The organization he created reaches around the world and is now twenty years old...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2018 8:01am
by Gordon F. Curl
Passing of Yates Milton, 1st President of the DMAC
It is with great sadness that I report that Yates Milton passed this evening in a hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. By his side was Doris his Wife and Michael and Cindy his two children. A true Southern Gentleman if ever there was one, Yates was very active in...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2018 8:24pm
by Rick Botti
Running board rubber and metal trim
Ok, got a question for you all. What is the proper rubber to cover the top of the running boards with? Who supplies it? I know there is a couple of different patterns, but what is factory correct? Also the metal running board aluminum trim. What is correct for the 19...
Views: 316   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 4, 2018 10:35pm
by Hilkka Brucksch
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Drew
1926 Flint Jr. Z-18 for Sale
Hi, My name is Drew and I am currently a college intern for a historic house in Des Moines, IA called the Salisbury House. My specific summer internship puts me in charge of marketing, pr and promotion of the 9th Annual Salisbury Automobile Classic. The biggest f...
Views: 549   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 22, 2018 12:09pm
by Roger Toppenberg
Durant gas caps
Hi Everyone, There was some interest in Gas Caps again so I cast and finished another 5 . They are the ones that have the "D" in the center, and have the 1 7/8" threads. I think there are pictures from past messages, if not I can put up some new ones. Thanks Mi...
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2018 11:32am
by rick
Durant Video Clip
I ran across a walk around video that I had taken a couple years ago at our "Midnight at the Oasis" car show here in Yuma, AZ ...This was shortly after I had finished the restoration...This Coupe is made up from an M-2 Star chassis and running gear, body is mostly M-...
Views: 188   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 16, 2018 5:25pm
by Brian Johnson
Thanks for the fellowship.
As I recently sold my d40 Rugby Light Van I have tendered my resignation to the Secretary/membership Officer. I would like to thank all members that helped me out with my queries over the past 19 years. It was very much appreciated. All the best for the future. Re...
Views: 179   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 12, 2018 10:16am
by Mike Linthicum
Attachment bolts for front of the cab
I have my cab off the car and find that the two bolts that hold down the front of the cab have no tabs to bolt it down I have all the pieces but think they have been worn down by being off for a long time I don,t know how to describe the thing but would sure lik...
Views: 178   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 9, 2018 7:40pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
1926 Durant Star Four radiator and shroud.
I have a Durant Star 4 honeycomb radiator and shroud. It was in a Buick I purchased many years ago and no longer have. If anyone is interested in purchasing let me know. Shroud has the emblem on it...has a chip in the enamel still looks decent though. There is ru...
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Last Post: Feb 9, 2018 10:36am
by Greg Kaumeyer
Possibly cracked engine block
This is mostly for Don Schilling but I thought I'd throw it out for general discussion too. My W5 engine had a stud broke off on the water jacket opening right above the water pump.Drilled it out and replaced it. New gasket and filled it up with anti freeze and a cou...
Views: 198   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 8, 2018 11:46am
by Don Shilling
31 Durant 619 for sale
There’s a 31 Durant. 619 four door sedan for sale in St. Louis. Cheap money,there number is 217 343 7433 I know nothing about it just got a call from a friend. Dave
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2018 7:42pm
by Dave enrico
Need Steeldraulic lines
My brother has a Star and I need Steeldraulic lines for my 1929 Hupp.
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2018 3:23pm
by Mike Linthicum
Hostetler's Hudson Museum to close, collection to be broken up and sold.
A few years ago the DMAC East Coast Chapter had an opportunity to tour this wonderful museum specializing in the Hudson automobile. It's ashame that it is closed and the collection will be broken up. Below is the report from the Hemmings Motor News: On January 30,...
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Last Post: Feb 6, 2018 7:20am
by Don Shilling
Cathy's Star Roadster Pictures
Hi All.... Been a while since you have seen pictures of Cathy's Star M roadster that Jim G. is restoring. Enjoy the progress.... imghost
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2018 3:15pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Progress on my Durant
Sent my "D" radiator emblem off to Karla Maxwell for refurbishing last Thursday and shipped my radiator off to "The Brassworks" for restoration. Spoke to the gentleman there and they've done several Durant an Star radiators. 8 to 10 month turn around time estimated,...
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2018 6:31am
by Mike Linthicum
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Certificate of stock in the Durant Motor Co.
Would anyone know if any certificates of stock in the Durant Motor Co. still exist and who would hold these? Thank you for any help.
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2018 12:52pm
by Pat Harper
DeVaux VIN
I recently acquired a 31 DeVaux coupe and trying to do a VIN verification. I have an old CA registration that hasm a VIN I cant seem to locate on the car. I have found a tag on the firewall and the plate on the floor board but these numbers do not match the paperwork...
Views: 667   Replies: 35
Last Post: Jan 29, 2018 5:55am
by Norm Toone
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Gene m
vin location
dose this vehicle have a vin number? if so where. i see a tag on the toe board on the passenger side with model no. and car number. and what appear to be casting numbers on the passenger side of the block,w8a 605. thank you for any info, gene
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2018 12:32pm
by Norm Toone
DeVaux
Our 1931 DeVaux was involved in an accident in Modesto, CA during our National Meet in 2017. For insurance purposes we need to establish a value of our DeVaux before the accident. So we need information on sales and prices of DeVauxs. It must be a SOLD price. S...
Views: 203   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 25, 2018 10:52pm
by Gary Yelle
Spray Chrome Paint
Here's a neat video of spray chrome painting a wheel. See what you think and post your comments. You can highlight this link and right click and choose "Go To" for youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ6fAWis2p0
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2018 8:56am
by Gene House
2018 calendars
The 2018 Durant Motors Automobile Club calendars are available: $13 each....shipping for one or two calendars is US- $4.20, Canada- $15.50, International- $22.50 Payment can be sent to; Stephanie Smith 36234 S. Cypress Dr. Tucson, AZ 85739 paypal; flinta...
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2018 6:26am
by Bob Smith
Rear bumper
There was a bumper in the back seat when I bought the car that fits the whole width of the car. Unfortunately when I try to install, it interferes with the spare tire that is also mounted on te back of the car. The brackets and bumper were badly bent but I can not te...
Views: 270   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 13, 2018 6:48am
by Jim Cooke
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2018 10:43pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
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For Sale
Sale in Febuary 2018. One Mason Road King Speed Truck. Only made between 1922-25. I think this is a 1923-5 model. Body work non existent but has complete mechanicals. Engine still turns. Maybe spare diff, have to check as Dads, in back of shed covered in other treasu...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2018 5:04pm
by Norm Toone
Guess Who?
Dave Schulte just sent some of us these pictures taken back in the 70's. Guess who's in the pictures? Now Frank, Dave, Bob, don't let the cat out of the bag.
Views: 293   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 5, 2018 8:32am
by Tom Schaffer
Just got back by Generator/Distributor
Hey I just wanted to share with everyone my restored generator/distributor for my Model 65 that I just got back from Advanced Auto Electric in Michigan. Took him a long time, but it's well worth the wait. Looks like it just came out of the box in 1928! The distributo...
Views: 170   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 4, 2018 11:37am
by Yates Milton
Fan belt pulley
I am reassembling the front of the engine compartment and just installed the lower fan belt pulley on the w5 engine. There is a key but no visible way of attaching the pulley. Is it held there by the tension of the belt?
Views: 165   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 1, 2018 8:57am
by jim
Durant hubcap on eBay
i know Durant hubcaps are hen's teeth. There's a D cap on eBay now. It looked a lot like those needed for my 619 with wire wheels. But looked suspicious so I asked about the diameter of the hole needed to snap in. It's larger diameter than my 6 inchers - and has an o...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2018 5:25am
by Norm Toone
durant dealership mentioned
I stumbled across an article about the last season of Downtown Abbey. They mention Durant and a real Durant dealership circa 1922. http://www.citizen-times.com/story/entertainment/2015/03/02/vanderbilts-ahead-downton-abbey-cars-trains/24276261/ Rick
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2017 6:15pm
by Rick Botti
Some Past History Of Rugby in Australia
To the DMAC Members, I have been busy trying to find Durant owners in Australia. This is a Email from a Rugby Owner Russel Medhurst of Melbourne Hi Robert Heath, Nice to hear from you.Is your a C or an F as models overlapped a bit owning to the time they they...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2017 3:46pm
by Colin
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