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My Star is running again!!!
To everyone out there. After three years of ground up restoration finally this week my 1926 Star touring is back running.After a view hours of adjusting carburator and distributor I got my car running like new. My new reproduction distibutor housing works great also...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:50pm
by Jan Arnett
Paint Color
Could somebody tell me where I could get information on the colors that were availible for my 1928 Durant 65. At present it is all midnight blue I would like to change the color. There are so many nice cars on the website and I would appreciate any help with this Thx
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2005 6:30am
by Mike Linthicum
Necesito palancas de freno para rugby 29
Nesesito las palancas de freno que van en el tren delantero,son dos una lado izquierdo y la otra lado derecho. Saludos,Nicolas
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2005 1:41pm
by nicolas scaparon...
Oakland & Star Durant Factory
Oakland & Star Durant Factory I purchased a DVD containing 3 films made for the Oakland, California area on EBay last week. They may have been produced for the Oakland Camber of Commerce and are dated 1918, 1928 and 1931. The 1928 film briefly talked about Oakland...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2005 10:09am
by Rick Botti
Rumble Seat Lid Linkage
My Dad look the lid off of this 29 Durant 6-66 many years ago. There are plates mounted to the lid with 2 holes in each. There are slots in the side metal panels that would line up. The hard ware to connect is missing, can some one tell me what to make? Warren
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2005 4:32pm
by Warren Rauch
Starter is Grinding
Hello to all! I have begun to have trouble with the starter bendix on my 1929 Model 60. About every other time, the starter makes a grinding noise instead of engaging. I release the starter pedal, wait a second and then try it again. It usually engages as it should...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2005 5:34am
by Frank Witkowski
46/47 Plymoths
Hi I have 2 46 or 47 Plymoths 2 door coupes 1 of them ran when we parked the other is for parts but I don't know what they are worth can anyone help me out
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 5:26pm
by Dwayne
Canadian Durant Serial Plates
I'm going to reproduce the serial number plates for the Durants made at Leaside. These will be the style used from the mid 20's to end of production. Same high quality as my other plates. This will give us the correct plates for all the Durant's and Star's....
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 10:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Canadian Chapter Meet Cancelled
Due to extenuating circumstances including low registration the Canadian Chapter Meet is cancelled for this year. Look for us in 2006 when we hope for the privilege of running the Durant Club AGM.
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2005 9:19am
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Durant serial tag
Just noticed a Durant serial number tag on ebay. One of our members might own the car this belongs to. If you have a car without the tag, this might be it. The auction item # is 4555227020
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 7:01pm
by Jim Glover
I am starting to put my electrical system back together on my 1922 durant A-22 touring and I have run into a few snags. First what amp is the glass fuse that is mounted to the dash support. MIne was missing and the wiring diagram and both the owners manual and the pa...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2005 1:41pm
by Ken & Dorothy Br...
Manifold Gaskets
Looking for a exhaust/intake manifold gasket for 1930 Durant 614 six cyl. 22A engine. Jim
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2005 8:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Durant Gathering 2005
Hi everyone. Thanks Rick for the great pictures of our cars at the Gathering. The group have planned a great weekend for everyone this year. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend as I will be in Newfoundland with the Motor home at that time. However, Joan te...
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2005 5:37pm
by Frank Witkowski
headlight conduit
I ordered headlight flexible conduit to go from the headlight to the fender on my 31 model 619. Got it from LabaonBonney who specialize in Model A parts. They are for the Ford but I made it work and it looks good. In talking to them I evidently misunderstood and thou...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2005 2:46pm
by Walter Pré
Hubcaps, Bumper clamps, and Exterior handles
Hi, Dave has sent me two hubcaps (one of 6" and the other of 6 5/8" on the back, for 1930 Durant), If any other member is interested on, please contact me. I`m also making Bumper clamps with the letter "D", and exterior handles for 1929 Durant. Thanks
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Last Post: May 31, 2005 7:56pm
by Jack Connor
knee action shocks
Anyone know where to get rebuild kits, or rebuilt knee action shock absorbers for 1930 Durant? Will Ford units work on a Durant? Thanks, Jim
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Last Post: May 30, 2005 6:33pm
by Jim Glover
Looking for brass nut for 22A water pump (Durant 614)
Hi all, Im looking for the screw on brass cover on the front of the water pump that holds the seal to the shaft. The shaft opening on mine seems to have enlarged over the years (what do you expect after 74 years...)and the graphite seal material is able to squeeze...
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Last Post: May 30, 2005 12:48pm
by Jack Connor
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
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
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...
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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.
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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...
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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
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
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