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Ebay Auction number 7946257887
Sorry I forgot to add the auction number to my posting about the Repair Parts List Manual. It is #7946257887. Thanks again!
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2005 8:40pm
by Jay F. Self
Star Car Repair Parts List Model F March 1924 for sale on ebay
Wanted to let all of you know that I am finally getting around to selling some of my Star Car manuals. I have this one listed on Ebay as of 01/06/05 and hope to add others as the week progresses. Thought you would be interested. Thanks for the opportunity to let ever...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2005 8:29pm
by Jay F. Self
Starter Brushes on ebay
2 sets of starter brushes on ebay: Item number: 4516134237
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2005 7:00pm
by Dan Marx
While Sunday afternoon surffing (a canadian winter sport) I came across a great site which might be of assistance to anyone in need of carburetor information or parts, Try a visit to www.thecarburetorshop.com They seem to cover most years and models. Enjoy and good l...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2005 1:26pm
by Steve Large
Question for club members.
Here's a question for all you club members. What member or organization has the most extensive records on W.C. Durant and Durant Motors? When the company closed it's doors, did any of the records survive from any of it's plants? How about W.C. photographs, factory ca...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2005 2:31am
by Terje Bratveit
Body wood and rebuilding
I saw Ken McCormick's post on body wood and the problems he is encountering. We run a restoration shop and have rebuild several Stars a Durant and my own DeVaux. I wrote the repair shop column for Jeff Gillis for several years. I don't know where you are located...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2004 5:54pm
by ken mccormick
Man what happen to the "Flint" info on the net. any web sites or info on the Flint cars please send to me... I am working on a 1925 Flint.... Best Dave
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2004 10:28am
by Mike Linthicum
Can somebody give me some tips about oil pressure? My 1928 M2 Rugby using a regular SAE 40 oil starts with 15 to 20 psi in the oil gauge. After running a distance of about 5 kms. oil pressure starts to drop and with less than a 10 kms. ride at medium speed (not e...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2004 3:24am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
A beautiful '27 Star for auction in February
As my '28 M2 shivers in the cold I dream of better times to come and oddly enough I dream of Kansas in February. I just noticed this auction announcement in the latest issue of Hemmings Classic Car. http://www.prideauxauctionservice.com/long.html That '27 woul...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2004 12:09pm
by Justin Schiess
Hi people. Haven't needed help since March 04. I have a 23 star I bought in pieces. Have just finished rivioting on spring eyes and rear braces that were removed for bushing and rewelding so now I can begin with mounting some body panels. Question 1, The front ga...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2004 3:11am
by Wayne Dekker
Rugby 1928 M2
Hi. Sorry, my english is terible. My name is João Bosco. I'm from Brazil and i have a friend that have a Rugby 1928 M2, and i want to buy it. How much a Rugby M2 1928 in very good conditions? I have some photos to send. Here, this car is very rare. Thanks...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2004 12:48pm
by Walter Pre
tail light
Happy holidays to all I just wanted to let you all know that there is a fellow on e-bay selling glass tail lenses for some of our cars the tail lenses are reproduction lenses and are resonably close to the real thing in colour the rest of the lens is the same.the e-b...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2004 8:54am
by steve mercier
Another E-Bay find
Up to my usual surffing on E-Bay and came across this item which might be of intrest to a Durant collector. Item # 4514215314 a 1930-1931 Durant radiator and shell for a 407 or 604 as identified by Rick Botti for the seller. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to al...
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2004 10:13am
by Steve Large
Merry Christmas to all the DMAC members
I'd like to to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the DMAC and their families a very Merry Chistmas, and a happy and prosperious New Year from a balmy 59 degree Florida this day. May your Durant's run smooth and the miles fly by! And may they allow you to meet...
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2004 12:38pm
by Lance Haynes
Spring meet for new East Coast Chapter
OK East Coast members, where do you think would be a good meeting location for a Spring meet? Let's start getting some input. Anybody up for Asheville, North Carolina? Great roads, Biltmore Estate to tour etc. Anybody else out there working on this?
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2004 6:06am
by ed vomero
spring pads
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have already made up a casting die for these rubber pads. I have several sets already made up in urethane rubber.The price would be the same. Best regards Franz Fraitzl
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 8:47pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Front SpringPads
I am considering having replacement front spring pads produced if there is sufficient interest. These pads are about 2" to 2 1/2" square and slip into metal brackets on top of the front springs. The pads are identical on both my '29, model 40 and '27 Star, model...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 8:32pm
by Franz Fraitzl
seasons greetings
Just a short message to wish you all the very best in the new year and the happiest Christmas ever. Keep the durants and stars and all the good cars rolling Ken and Norma McCormick
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 12:57pm
by Ken McCormick
Oldest and Youngest
What a great photo! My grand daughter (Ryanne Fisher 11 months) with Russell Howland (95 years), in a 1929 Durant that she is a part owner. Ryanne loves wearing her 1920's flapper outfit. Thanks for posting the photo. While we are typing, let me extend a Ha...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 11:56am
by Carla Fisher
J.B. Nethercutt Dies at 91
Very sad news here. Jack Nethercutt is a paid up member of our Durant Motors Automobile Club and loved the story of our William C. Durant. He has on display all our cars the Star, Durant, Flint, DeVaux, and even a Dort. He used to deliver his cosmetics in a Star coup...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 10:15pm
by Gary Yelle
1928 Durant and 1923 Star on E-bay
The 1928 M2 4door Sedan Durant on ebay # 4512662094 this is the same on I posted last time. It has been reposted, It is in Branson Missouri and the owner is Galen Martin @ 1-417-335-4211 if you have any questions.Also there is a 1923 C-body Sedan Star # 4512750456 fr...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 11:21am
by Steve Large
Star hubcap/wheel bearing dust cover
Hi, I just got a threaded wheel bearing cover that looks like Model T but it has one big Star. Anybody need it?
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2004 9:49am
by bgarrett
Unleaded Gasoline for W5 4 cylinder engine - 1929 Rugby/Durant
My restoration will include the engine. Leaded and lead replacement petrol is fast dissappearing from the service station pumps over here. Can anyone advise on improvements for use with modern gas for my engine or gas additives or what is happening over there. Locall...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 9:07pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Unleaded Fuel-W5
Thanks guys for your input - will certainly be of help. Don't know what the inside of the engine will be like as the car hasn't been started for over 40 years. I came across it accidently in a shed clean out. Will need lots of "jewellery" for the project and the road...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 3:06am
by Ross O'Leary
'30 Durant parts needed
I need front and rear u-joints for my 30 Durant 6-14. Also need rear axle shaft. I have 1930 Durant stuff to trade if that would work for somone. Complete rear bumper, dash insert, Torrid heat heater, headlight lens. Complete headlight set with bracket. Keith N...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 10:32pm
by Lance Haynes
Model 60 parts needed
I am still looking for 3 hole spring shackles for my Model 60. Contacted Ray Ganser, but no luck. Thanks.
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 6:05pm
by Al Farnum
1928 Durant rad & shell $250
Was surfing net style again and came across this item. This fellow has a whole wrecking yard and has listed photo's with descriptions for each. on #14 of his list he shows what he is calling a 1928 Buick frame and some body parts with a Durant radiator and shell with...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2004 7:52am
by Steve Large
1928 Durant
Just on E-bay and came across this Durant for sale. A 1928 4door coach (not sure of model) the item # 4510624828. Good luck all
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2004 3:04pm
by Steve Large
Star "C" and "F" Body Woodwork
On another note, I'm in the process of dismantling a '24 Star Touring which is an unmolested original derelect. A lot of the wood work can be copied for use on the "C" model. However, the bottom sills are of a different thickness on the two models. I measure 1 3/8"...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2004 1:35am
by Wayne Dekker
Is it worth it or am I dreaming
I finally have an opportunity to acquire a Durant Four “Star” that’s been forgotten in the corner of a ranchers field. The body is fairly complete and in good condition including the wooden truck bed. The frame seems solid. All four wood spoked w...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2004 4:15pm
by Rick Botti
1923 Star engine on ebay
There is a 1923 Star W4 motor listed on ebay located in Maryland. Going bid $1.00. Looks to be in good shape. VERY RARE 1923 Durant/Star Motors/Continential Engine!! Item number: 7929228108 Might be a good buy for some one up east. Jan
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:09pm
by Don Shilling
Star "C" and "F" Data Plates
I talked to Frank the other day about data plates for Star C and F models. These plates are slightly different from each other and are not included in the ones he has for sale. 10 orders are necessary on each style to initiate reproduction. Everyone interested in ob...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:05pm
by Don Shilling
30 Durant Rear Bumper
Did the 30 Durant have 2 piece rear bumpers to support or use for a luggage rack? I have a re-chromed one piece bumper (2 bars) that I can not get to work. The luggage rack support bars will not work properly. If someone has a 2 piece bumper I will gladly trade or b...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 12:50pm
by Yates Milton
Derivitive of Star four - Durant 4-40
Hi, My great grandfather and an engineer by the name of clayton fredrickson manufactured a car and "truckette" called the "littlemac" in muscatine ia from 1930 to ?? 1935. It used the cont. W152 engine, borg and beck clutch and mid ship mounted 3 sp. trans. and the...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 5:56pm
by Tom Wilson
El President'e
I see Lance has gotten his image printed in the latest Packards International magizine! Way to go lance! How did you do that? By the way The Packard Club is planing a tour in and around the same Hood River area as the Durant club toured in 2004 for June 2005. Any o...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 10:49am
by Lance Haynes
Flint Parts for sale on Ebay
All you Flint owners out there need to check Ebay auction item # l4509873497l, the gentleman is offering Flint parts for sale, especially some sheet metal. I know that there is several members who have been looking for these parts. I've noticed this individual has so...
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Last Post: Dec 5, 2004 7:08am
by Mike Linthicum
1923 Durant Service Truck
I've posted 3 beautiful pictures on a 1923 Durant Service Truck on the Photographs page, please take a look. Rick
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2004 4:46pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Stock Certificate
There is a Durant Stock Certificate on eBay right now that was one of the ones that Jeff Gillis had copied in 1978 and gave one to every member of the Durant Family Registry. It was a neat idea at the time. Jeff was a real enterprising fellow and really promoted Du...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2004 12:18pm
by David Allen
Star "C" Model Headlamps
I have a few questions concerning assembly of the "C" model headlights. 1- Are any of the headlight door springs #20426, avaliable? It requires 4 of these springs for each headlamp and they are what allows the rim to twist and lock into position. 2- Is there a...
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2004 6:49pm
by Bob Porter
Durant for sale on Ebay
Up for sale on Ebay is a 1930 model 614 Durant item # 4507607071. Take a look, happy bidding and good luck
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Last Post: Nov 28, 2004 9:55am
by steve large
old Durant license plate
I need an estiment on what somthing like this is worth serial and model number on plate in mint condition
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2004 6:51am
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant Partner
Good News I just found out yesterday from Haley’s dad Gary that the Durant Partner was mailed last Thursday. So we should all be getting our copy any day now. Sorry for the big delay. New printer and they took a long time getting our job done. Very sorry. I wou...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 6:48pm
by Hazel Reaves
Durant axel!
Update on my axel problem! no problem now, received my axel from Lance today, installed it and Durant is back together!! Hurrah! Thanks again to Lance for all his help. Jim G.
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 3:34pm
by Jim Glover
Drivers locense
I just found out from a club member about this site --apparently you can look up your drivers license -includind your picture on the net its at http://www.license.shorturl.com. just enter your name address etc and check it out --you can remove it by clickng on the...
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2004 7:50am
by Charles A. Spitz
Dad's '30 Durant Roadster
My dad courted mom in a 1930 Durant wire wheel roadster with dual side mounts. They married in 1936 in Portland, OR and are still together today, for better or worse. I was building a '26 Star touring from parts collected all over WA state, but gave up after I had it...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2004 9:12pm
by Gary Gilligan
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American cousins. All of your Canadian cousins wish you the very best and hope that your Thanksgiving celebrations are the best ever. We are getting our first snowfall here in Central Ontario. All the very best, From the Ontar...
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2004 6:08pm
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Oil Leak
I've just rebuilt my 1926 six cyl. It runs beautifully Just one problem.Until the engine warms up,oil literally oozes from the rear oil seal and is flung everywhere by the flywheel.The release valve spring was broken so I'm experimenting with various replacements.I'...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2004 12:46am
by Peter Dunne
East Coast Chapter Info Added
I've added a notice written by Yates Milton regarding the formation of the eastern region. Please review by clicking on the Club Chapters Button on the left. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2004 3:19pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant axels
I have just got my Durant ready for the road and I broke an axel on the left rear, in my driveway yet! oh well, better here than on the road. So now I am looking for an axel for a 1930 model 614. can anybody help me? thanks. Jim
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2004 6:56pm
by Jim Glover
Metric Conversion Tool
For anyone who would like a simple and easy to use tool that will convert between metric and British/American measurement systems, please visit the Special Interest page. There you can download a simple program called convert. Rick
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2004 11:44pm
by Rick Botti
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