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I've posted new pictures of a 1930 Durant model 617 Sedan owned by Fred & Rosie Stager of Whitney, Texas. Pictures include both the before and after shots. The result is one very striking motorcar, the product of a 5-year restoration project. Look in the Photogra...
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 9:53pm
by Rick Botti
Interesting Sunday.
Last Sunday, I was out flying with a friend, just knocking some holes in the sky, when the friend mentioned he would like to get some lunch. So, I dropped us into a little strip South East of Portland called Mulino where they have a nice little airport cafe. As w...
Views: 243   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 4:55pm
by Rick Botti
Restored 1928 Durant For Sale on Ebay
There is what looks to me like a 1928 Durant Sedan for sale on ebay. It's listed as a 1925. Other than that, all I know about the car is from the listing, but the pictures look pretty good. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2482777...
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2004 6:52am
by Dave Schulte
Distributor Drive Gears.
I have three new distributor drive gears that are supposed to fit a Continental engine. They are to small in diameter to work on my 14L distributor. The part number on the gears is GJ-168. If any one is interested in these gears please let me know. Thank You, Bruce...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 4:15pm
by Bruce Hargin
zenith carb
looking for new carb for m2 1928 durant w5 engine original carb is layed to rest does the zenith 14544 carb work well does anyone have one available
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 1:22pm
by Andy
star porcelin sign
my father belongs to the club and has a 2x3 porcelin star sign he is looking to sell i can email pictures if anybody is interested thanks
Views: 214   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 2, 2004 10:50am
by Jan Arnett
radiator cap.
I'm having difficulty fitting a rad cap on my '31 model 619. The top of the neck is even with the top of the shell so a cap has to either stand up taller (have teh edge of teh cap at or above the brass pressure seal) or be small dia to fit down around the tube. Haven...
Views: 375   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 1, 2004 7:40am
by Lance Haynes
Newest Durant Fan: It's a Girl !!!
This morning at 5:15, Claudie gave birth to our first born: Laurianne Audrey Riffault. She weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces and measures 21 inches. Baby and mom are both doing great... (dad just got home and is looking forward to a bit of sleep...) Stephan
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 7:02pm
by Ron Jaremkow
1927 Star Model R Coupe FOR SALE
Must sell my '27 Star Coupe. If interested e-mail me with questions or for discription and pictures. BEST OFFER...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 5:11pm
by Rick Deckert
top and seat material
I am in the process of restoring a 23 star touring. does any one know what type of material should I use for the top and seats and door panels.I read that the seat material was imitation leather,but now I find that their are many kinds of imitation materials available.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2004 8:18am
by ed vomero
New Water Return Pipes
I am currently having a local tube bending company reproduce the water return pipe that runs from the water pump to the bottom of the radiator on the 14L engines ( I assume 15L too). Yes there was supposed to be a pipe there, the bends are excellent and the quality...
Views: 452   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 7:00pm
by Rick Botti
Seventh Annual Durant Meeting - NJ
Dear Members: You should have received a copy of the registration form for the Seventh Annual Durant Motors Automobile Club Meeting in the issue of the Durant Partner that arrived at your home this week. And you should have gotten your copy before it even hit the...
Views: 341   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
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Jeff
DURANT sales premium and/or token
While metal detecting along a sidewalk I had the good fortune of finding a token. It is approximatly 3" tall and 1 1/2" wide. It is made of brass or bronze and looks just like the emblem on your club hats. Most of the enamel work is gone but I beleave the plating...
Views: 213   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 8:56am
by Gary Warden
HEADLIGHT LENSES
Does anyone know if the 29 model 60 came with factory installed lenses or just plain window glass I have seen both on separate occassions, my car came with window glass. I have recently acquired a pair of lenses that fit properly and look good, but what is correct?
Views: 259   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:45am
by STEVE MERCIER
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Haley
New Email Address
Just want to let everyone know that I have a new email address: haleywarden@adelphia.net In a few days the haleywarden@aol.com will no longer be in service. I hope everyone will have an artice with pictures of their automobile to send to me at this new address...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 10:39pm
by Haley
RECIPES
Good Morning from NJ. Peg and I just arrived home from San Diego, and there were several registration forms for the Seventh Annual Durant Meeting. But Peg is disappointed, there was only ONE, yes just one, recipe for cookies for the cookbook that we are going...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 2:23pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Touring canvas roof support
Can somebody give me some clues or pictures, about the supports that hold the roof bows and mechanism when folded? Those parts are detachable and go in the rear part of the vehicle, should be fixed in a bushing hold by a bracket, that is fixed to the body, by means o...
Views: 406   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 28, 2004 5:44am
by Jan Arnett
battery charging
OK, I may need some help - at least free advice. Decided to get my '31 model 619 out of the garage on such a beautiful day yesterday here in Iowa. So... I put the battery charger on. Was so eager, I didn't pay attention. Well, my Durant was set up for positive ground...
Views: 250   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 6:33pm
by Wayne Farrand
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Steve
1927 Durant Star For Sale
I thought some of your members might be interested in a project/parts car -- a 1927 Durant Star posted for sale on CentralValleyClassics.com. You can click here to see it: http://www.centralvalleyclassics.com/cars/durant/27_durant/27_durant.html This car is...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 3:30pm
by Steve
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Old Car Price Guide for 29 Durant model 40 4 door
Does anyone have a general price range for a 29 model 40 4dr sedan. Particularly for a condition 3,4 or 5. Checking one out on Wednesday, Been on blocks 30+ years, body and interior good, motor needs to be rebuilt. I'm trying to get an idea what to offer. The seller...
Views: 237   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 26, 2004 12:38pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star Motors Dealer Sign
I have been watching the eBay auction for the Star Dealer sign that just ended without the reserve being met. Good Gravy!! How much does the seller want for it? Seems I remember someone had these signs reproduced a few years ago. If they were to become avaliable aga...
Views: 655   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 7:57pm
by Jim Rohn
Virus Warning Haleys Site Address
Beware. Do not open any attachment from Haley's club website address. They are contaminated. It has the beagle virus in it. I got about 6 or 8 of them and thought it was OK to open one from our sweet new young editor. Wrong. Anyway Norton took care of it thankfully....
Views: 277   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 25, 2004 3:37pm
by Rick Botti
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bec
fender
hey people i need a rite fender and a rite headlite assm for a 29 durant to make a complete car then i can finally sell these babys if anyone wants to buy it i hav 3 29 coupes and 3 29 sedans for sale as a package 1 coupe in oregon 2 coupes and 3 sed in jersey...
Views: 222   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 24, 2004 11:21am
by bec
Durant Partner
Our Durant Partner magazine started arriving in peoples mail boxes yesterday as Bob Krause called me and said it sure was a great issue. He is now fighting his wife to finish it. Ha. I got one today and could not put it down. A great big THANK YOU Haley for a job wel...
Views: 392   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 23, 2004 4:44pm
by Yates Milton
Manuals for M40 1929 Sedan
I am looking for a repair manual and instruction manual for a M40 1929 Durant Sedan Automobile. Any information would be appreciated. Sincerely, Glenn Charron Collections Officer Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 613-833-3059 glenn.charron@ottawa.ca
Views: 260   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 21, 2004 4:27pm
by Rick Botti
1919 Star Pickup
howdy guys, I am going to look at a 1919 Star Convertible pickup tomorrow evening. I talked with the guy on the phone today and he says its all there including running gear with good sheet metal but most of the wood is rotted. It has wood spoked wheels and is rollabl...
Views: 391   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 20, 2004 7:02pm
by jan arnett
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Haley
New Mailing Address
For all of those who don't know, I have moved from my previous residence. My new address is as follows: Haley Warden 15220 Sherman Way #106 Van Nuys, CA 91405 The address that is listed in the Durant Parnter is wrong. However, it's my sister's house so shou...
Views: 218   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 19, 2004 7:57pm
by Haley
Kind of wood
I have discovered some bad wood in the floor and roof of my Model 60. This has probably been discussed a few times before, but what type of wood should be used as a replacement? Luckily there is enough there for a good pattern. Thanks.
Views: 275   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 17, 2004 2:11pm
by Gary Warden
Interesting finds....
Over the last couple of weeks I seem to have stumbled over several interesting Durant finds.... First (and what may be of interest to other members here), I have found a 1933 Frontenac C600 in a field about 1/2 hour from my place. The car is rough but probably res...
Views: 300   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 15, 2004 7:49pm
by Don Shilling
Cooling system over-flow
When you look into the rad opening on my 4-07, you can see the overflow tube. What should the distance be from the top of the neck to the tube? Ron ...
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2004 7:09pm
by Ron Jaremkow
1920 Dort Touring Car
I have a 1920 Dort Model 17-A Car Number 78038. This car is not restored and in many pieces. I would like to know what it may be worth and what is the best way to sell it. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Richard B. Malin Phone (302) 65...
Views: 273   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 13, 2004 6:42pm
by jan arnett
DURANT GATHERING ?
Many of the forum regulars were able to attend this year's Durant Gathering up in Canada, how was it? Rick
Views: 260   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 10, 2004 2:29pm
by Ken Brink
Western Regional Meet (Pictures)
Western Regional Meet June 28th - July 1st 2004 Hood River, Oregon Photographs taken by Stephen Aldrich are now posted in the Past Events section. Steve said that these three were taken on the first day on the Washington side of the gorge. Some beautiful cars am...
Views: 299   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 10:55pm
by Rick Botti
North West Tour
I know many of this forums regulars were able to attend Mike Larsen's Hood River Tour. Please tell us all about it, inquiring minds want to know! Rick
Views: 303   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 9, 2004 5:45pm
by Keith Nordquist
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Last Post: Jul 5, 2004 12:10pm
by Gary Warden
New Zenith Carburetors from Club Store
A new shipment of Zenith model 68 updraft carburetors have arrived at the club store. No I don't have them listed on the store webpage, but you can order them from Bob Smith. Please read the article about them at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/Tech/Z...
Views: 289   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 4, 2004 9:23pm
by Rick Botti
I need a starter
Hello anyone know where I could get my starter rebuilt or where I could buy a new one. Thanks for the info.
Views: 278   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 3, 2004 6:27am
by bec
1930 Durant 614 Parts-Memorabilia
I have a real nice radiator shell,some headlight lenses, and misc. 614 related items that need a new home. e-mail or call me with any questions. 248 540-3618.
Views: 421   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 2, 2004 4:29pm
by Bill McElhaney
Points
Anyone know where I can find a set of points,cap,rotor and condenser for a remy distributor?
Views: 461   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 2, 2004 12:00pm
by Mike Rice
devaux rear axle
need a ring and pinion for 1931 devaux, probably same as durant.
Views: 285   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 30, 2004 1:39pm
by Stephanie Mazloo...
Looking for Handbrakes
Hi, i'm looking for parts of the drumbrakes and springs. Modell Rugby M 1926 Star. Thx for answers. Dietmar
Views: 251   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 29, 2004 8:46am
by Dietmar Bauer
front axle star car
Hello I Have a front axle from a star car compleat with break drums, Springs,shackles,U-bolts and plates, original grease fittings, Don't have a use for it. Contact me at gordy251@comcast.net or (503)257-6203 In portland Oregon. Gordy
Views: 295   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 29, 2004 7:45am
by Hal Vandevord
For Sale 1931 Durant 3W coupe
Have a fairly decent car that needs complete resto and is only missing the rear deck lid for sale. E-Mail me at woodythx138@mlode.com or call 209-743-5596 Chris
Views: 298   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 28, 2004 10:16pm
by Chris Garcia
Goodies in the Woods!
Ya' never know what will turn up right in your own neighborhood. The other day, a friend called from Longview, Tex about a '23 Star Touring advertized in the local paper, a week earlier,,,, It took me another week to make contact with the owner. I asked about vario...
Views: 389   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 6:25pm
by will curl
Correct plugs and..
I am using Champion D-16 plugs in the 1931 DeVaux. I purchased them from Ray Zenz some time back. I am wondering if these are the correct ones for my car? It has not been running as good as it should. Also, I have been told that I should put in a fuel filter bef...
Views: 285   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 6:18pm
by will curl
My trip and the kindness of all members
Just got home yesterday June 16th.What a trip.I want to thank all the members who made this trip one of the best I ever had.It was great to meet a lot of the club members and visit them to look at cars and buy parts.Hope I wasnt to much of a pain. I will try to write...
Views: 358   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 2:53pm
by Frank Witkowski
A-22 Steering Knuckle Question
While doeing a service on my A-22 getting ready for next weeks Hood River Tour, I noticed that only the TOP king pin bushing came with a grease fitting, the steering knuckle straddles the axle so this should put the thrust load on the lower thrust bearing not the upp...
Views: 275   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 1:14pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Head Gasket
Gentleman; Will a W4 head gasket fit (work on) an A22 Engine? Durant's own engine design. My car is an 1923 A22 Durant. Thanking you for your input. Ken Brink
Views: 407   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 25, 2004 5:55am
by Robert DeAngelis
replacing "canvas" material on roof of 1929 6-66
Has anyone ever replaced their canvas material on a hardtop roof, found a kind of cotton batting underneath, what did you use to replace that? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks Terry Brown
Views: 280   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 24, 2004 6:56pm
by Bob Porter
Champion W16Y Spark Plugs
Has anyone out there had a problem with Champion W16Y spark plugs?
Views: 297   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 23, 2004 10:08pm
by Rick Botti
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