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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...
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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
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
What color do I paint
What color do I paint the underside of my 1928 65. Fenders are black. Are under the floor boards painted and what about under the body should it be black or body color which is blue. Also I just came from a Dupont paint store and the fellow told me that spray painti...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2005 4:55am
by Stephan Riffault
4 Cylinder Continental Motor required
A friend of mine is about to restor a 1933 Beacon and has asked if I could help him locate a 4 cyl continental engine either running or repairable. He lives in the Seattle area so the closer to home the better. If anyone can help with this request please e-mail me yo...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2005 6:20pm
by Steve Large
1923 Star Doctors. Cpe
I just received my Old Cars April 14th issue. On page 37 there is a 1923 Star Doctors Coupe for sale.
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2005 6:07am
by Ken Brink
Need Stuff 25 Star
For my 1925 Star touring "F" I need some stuff. ser # plate Calif. with the shaded star , set of rubber balls for the front u joint , either 1 or 2 good wood spoke wheels or spokes only if someone has a supply . I still need the rear body tub to finish the sheet...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2005 6:10pm
by Don Shilling
bent frame
I took a 5 hr drive to pick up a frame and brought it home only tp find out it is bent. It bends to the right right where the cowling bolts on in the front. its bad enough to see quite easily but I was not looking at it closely when I picked it up. How much trouble...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2005 8:42am
by ken mccormick
614 Roadster For Sale
For Sale- 1930 Durant 614 DeLuxe Roadster. Partially disassembled. Older restoration. Engine rebuilt by previous owner. Bumpers and other small parts replated. Trunk and trunk rack. Stone guard. Original fender lamps. Very solid with very straight sheet metal. Car cu...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2005 10:58pm
by Dave Schulte
2 More Vehicles on e-bay
Currently there are 2 vehicles up for auction on e-bay 1st a 1928 Durant 4 door no model given item # 4542164034 and 2nd a 1925 Star Roadster model F item # 4542253778. Happy viewing and good luck if bidding
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2005 9:42am
by Steve Large
619 Wire Wheel
Hi All Anyone have an extra wire wheel for my 1931, 619 sedan? What manufacture did Durant use for these wheels? Are these wheels used on any other cars? Thanks ......Frank ----
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2005 5:35pm
by Frank Witkowski
Good news to share
Just had to tell somebody - It's a good feeling when something goes right. My son asked me if I could chauffeur him and his bride from his church wedding to the reception (5/14) in my '31 Durant that his grandfather had when he married mom. So I been busy - needed so...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2005 9:14am
by Bill Hoaglan
De Veaux Front Grill Wanted
Do you know where I could get a front grill for a 1931-32 DeVeaux? Thanks for any information you can give me. Rew
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2005 9:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
I see where a Ricardo Falduti needs a name and password to log in for members. Frankly I forgot, but if someone will let me know how, I'll communicate in Spanish to him! Gracias...
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2005 10:38pm
by Rick Botti
DeVaux roadster on Ebay
Check out the DeVaux roadster listed on Ebay. Is it a "real" roadster? Or a cut down coupe? Dave
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2005 9:49pm
by keith Nordquist
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2005 5:44pm
OK, so what is this lttle do-wacky on the side of my 31 distributor? A knurled cap pulls out and the there is a spring under it. I guess it to be an oiler and the spring does not pull the cap back on like it's supposed to. Close? Wayne
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2005 1:48pm
by Gordon F. Curl
I'm fitting the rear fenders and wonder should there be a rubber strip between the fender and bodywork
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2005 1:46pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Continental oil?
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the oil capacity and how do I check it, on my '24 Star Continental? Thanx, KC
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2005 12:29pm
by KC
Durants on E-bay
There are currently (2) 1928 Durants on e-bay one is a 2 door and the other a 4 door. Happy viewing or bidding
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2005 6:23pm
by Steve Large
spring pad/bumpers
I now have the NOS spring pad/bumpers and will be contacting directly all those who have already placed orders. Front pads are $11.00/pair and rear are $12.00/pair. Let me know your needs while I still have stock available.
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2005 8:08pm
by Mac Irvine
identify engine
I have a spare continental engine that I do not know what year or what it came out of. can anyone help out?. #114485 continental detroit W4A-99??? LOW 0119??? 4 cyl
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2005 1:55pm
by Don Shilling
Hot Water Heaters,Thermostats and Beyond
I am in the process of re-installing the aftermarket hot-water heater that was in my 1928 Durant M2 sedan. It seems quite old, core is all brass and copper, even has a purge valve for air on top. The make is a 'Tropic Aire' Model# L-3. Also has a 6-volt blower. Does...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2005 3:02pm
by Gregg Wellner
wood work in car body
Is there a source for general info on wood work in the bodies of our durant cars. I am still battling with my car. I have some patterns but not quite enough to do the complete job. I dont know how to fit in the wood around the rumble seat area.I have a model 6-14 del...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 7:45pm
by ken mccormick
Durant club cars needed in Lansing June 2, Thursday
Durant Park is having a dedication June 2 (Thursday afternoon), Joan Sheldon has asked me if I might be able to round up some Durant Club Car for the event. This could include the Governor of Mich. Nice photo op. I need to let Joan know what to expect soon. Bob
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 4:09pm
by Bill DeVries
Seeking general information on Durant vehicles
I am restoring a 1928 M-2 four door Canadian made Durant. When ever I view information such as Frank Witkowski parts book he reproduced which I recently purchased it refers to various degree of model designs, such as De-luxe, Brougham, Touring, Cabriolet,Coach, Roads...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2005 1:38pm
by Jan Arnett
1918 Duarnt Radiator Emblem
Currently posted on E-Bay a mint condition 1918 Durant Automobile Radiator Emblem as found new in a package, item # 6519856654 Someone in the club should verify that this is the real thing and if not make all bidders aware. Good Luck on bidding if this item is origi...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2005 5:16pm
by Steve Large
model 60/ 40 interior pics
Hi, if anyone needs interior pictures of wood work or a paper patern of a certain piece let me know while I have my interior apart and I will send out what you need? So far back seat is out and one door panel .
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2005 3:31am
by steve mercier
carb settings
Wondering if anyone who has installed one of the club's new zenith carbs could share the intial settings. I have teh write up for the original Tillotson on my '31 with the 22A engine. I wonder if I could start with the starting point for that?? Wayne
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2005 5:29pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant & Star Illustrated Parts Book Available
I Have reproduced an ILLUSTRADED parts book that covers Durant and Star models M, M2, M4, 40, R, 55, and 60. This is not just a price list but an actual parts book as used by Durant and Star dealers. It is dated July 1929,There are 127 pages with 20 pages of pict...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2005 8:14am
by Walter Pré
Confused M2 vs Model 65
I am confused at the differance in a 1928 model M2 and a 1928 model 65. I have a 65. Is the differance in the motor?
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2005 6:22am
by Lawrence
New member Beverly Rae Kimes
Hello everyone, Some more good news for our club as one of the most acclaimed and top automobile writers ever Beverly Rae Kimes has mailed Mike Larsen her check yesterday for her membership in our club. I had a mechanic working at “Cool Cars” I got to k...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2005 1:47pm
by Lance Haynes
Mr. Lance Haynes: I´m interested to be a member of Durant Motors Automobile Club , A couple of weeks ago talking with Ricardo Colombo he tell me that he pays membership by Credit Card ( VISA) Please, confirm if it is possibl...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2005 7:34am
by Walter Pré
New book on Durants
Is anyone in the DMAC aware of anyone currently researching to write a new book on Durant besides myself. I've been in correspondance with several people who say they believe someone is, but cannot provide any names.
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2005 6:44pm
by Steve
Boyce Motor Meter
There is up for auction on E-bay a beauitful Boyce Motor Meter for a Flint vehicle. The item number is # 6517949281 Good luck to all that bid.
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Last Post: Mar 10, 2005 6:30pm
by Steve
Update on East Coast Chapter
As of today we have heard from 18 members that were sent mailings and are interested in joining the group that signed on at the New Jersey meet. Also heard from two people who saw are postings on this web page and are interested, but are not members yet Only on...
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Last Post: Mar 9, 2005 6:45pm
by Gary & Haley War...
NJ Durant Plant Closing
Today I received an email from Don Annarella, Plant Engineer for Interbake Foods in Elizabeth, NJ. I am posting below the information that was included in that email: "We have some sad news to pass on. Interbake has sold the old Durant building and will be movin...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2005 3:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz
DeJon Electrical in Flint Cars
I have a reference that lists DeJon electrical in Flint cars from '23-27. How prominent was this electrical system for those years? I have only seen Autolite used. Thanks Dan
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2005 10:31am
by Terje Bratveit
ignition parts for sale
We have just purchased a large inventory of early ignition parts and can fit most of the Durant family of cars. I formerly wrote the "Repair Shop" column for Jeff Gillis.
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2005 8:19am
by edward vomero
Chassis Design.
Did chassis design change with manufacture year? I resenty went to see a finished 1924 "f" model Tourer hoping for dementions of the sill timbers, this car had a flat chassis rail from front to rear, as did a spare chassis hanging on the roof. My chassis raises in...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2005 2:30am
by Sid Semple
1930 durant standard coupe
I have a lead on a standard coupe here --Am Going to check it out tomorrow . Hopefully it will have a lot of the parts I need for my deluxe coupe --body parts should be the same and maybe some trim will be there for me .At least I think the wood work will be in it --...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2005 10:38pm
by ken mccormick
1928 durant chassi
Am interested in a 1928 durant chassi that a family found in their possession. It has all original wheels, engine, fenders, seats, but has been exposed to weather and outside elements. Am a novice at restoring and considering purchasing this item, but not sure if p...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2005 5:53am
by Leonard Burkhold...
1922-1923 Star C or CC closed delivery photographs of drawings
Anybody out there have any good photographs, sales brochures or detailed drawings that I can obtain a copy of of the 22 or 23 Star C or CC closed delivery truck?
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Last Post: Mar 3, 2005 8:07am
by Mike Linthicum
Spring Pads
I hope to produce NOS rear spring pads, as well as the front pads now available. Rear pads will cost $12.00 per pair. The front pads are $11.00 per pair. Please let me know your needs ASAP. Thanks Mac
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2005 4:28pm
by Lou Gerard
Where Is It Now?
Going through some of my papers from the Oakland California DeVaux-Hall Motors Corporation, I found the following "Stolen Car Bulletin No. 2" issued on October 2, 1931 Durant Coupe Cabriolet, 1929 Model 60, six cylinder motor number 106145, serial number 4704 Cali...
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 5:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Star Engine
FOR SALE - Durant 1925 Star Engine. Overhauled a number of years ago and stored. Engine turns over. Make offer.
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 3:21pm
by Burton Young
26 Durant Roadster - Body rear section needed
Trying to locate the rear section of the body or what I call a turtle deck. Someone has removed the rear section of the body for conversion to a wood saw. Would greatly appreciate any help. Yates
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2005 2:08am
by Yates Milton
1924 Star For Sale
This ad appeared today in the Des Moines Iowa Register. 1924 Star 4 dr. w/suicide doors,tan mohair interior in good condition,body is totally enclosed and in good condition.Odo says 2,899 miles, recent work on the brakes,exhaust, carb, distributor and realigned front...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2005 12:49pm
by Dave Schulte
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