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The Countdown has STARTED!
There are 13 days left until the Seventh Annual DMAC Meeting. Are you registered? If not, there is still time participate in the events. Get your registration in, NOW! Will you be the one that travels the farthest to be at the meeting? Will you be the younge...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2004 4:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Vacuum pump
I have been fighting with my vacuum pump system in my M2 1928 Rugby. The Stewart is the model without levers. Gas flows from main tank to vacuum pump, but gas do not flow evenly from vacuum tank to carburetor, it flows, but after a long while carburetor gets out of g...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2004 10:42am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Vaccuum pump
Having problems with 1928 Durant vaccuum pump. Was told that the best was to replace it with an electric pump. Can you help re: Where power should come from (key or seperate switch). Where is the best location? Should pump discharge in carburator or in vaccuum tan...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2004 6:53pm
by jan arnett
Durant Drivers side Front Fender
I have the above Front Fender for sale. The price is $175.00 plus shipping. The Fender is solid as a rock and appears to be in very very good condition. I would say that all it needs is some paint and a car to put it on. This is an original. My phone number is 219 89...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2004 10:54am
by Don Shilling
I maintain a 1930 durant. We made this durant into a taxi for Fisher Island NY. I need a generator for this car. Can any one help? Thanks Wayne
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2004 6:09am
by wayne carini
What Kind of wood?
I'm in the process of restoring a 1928 Durant M2, and Iwas wondering if anybody knows what kind of wood should be used for the frame. I have a lot of dry rot,and termite Damage. especially on the pieces between the Body, and chassis
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2004 2:44pm
by Mac Irvine
Antique automobile magazines
There are a lot of Antique Automobile magazines on eBay. There is one lot #6922955606 that included the one about the restoration of Ray Keto's 1923 Durant Sport Touring. I know some of us paid a big price to get one of these magazines, and right now there is no bi...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2004 6:40pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1927 star sales brochure
There is a nice 1927 sales brochure on ebay for under $7.00 and no bid. Jan
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2004 5:57pm
by jan arnett
1926 STAR
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2004 8:50pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Dual 12v and 6v electrics
I'm restoring a 1926 six cylinder. Six volt electrical components are difficult to source in europe.I am toying with the idea of fitting two 6v batteries in series(12v)and just using one 6v to supply starter and ignition. Everything else ie.lights,wipers,fuel pum...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2004 6:43pm
by jan arnett
Ignition/lights switch
Looking for a missing ignition/light switch I found two of the same manufacturer stated in manuals for my 1928 M2 Rugby. One has same view and contacts with fuse holder, shown in drawings attached to maintenance manuals, but the face has a round plate fixed to the bo...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2004 8:46am
by Gregg Wellner
Wanted- Rear bumper brackets
I am looking for a set of rear bumper brackets for my 1928 M-2 Two-door Durant. These are the brackets that support the rear left bumper although they are the same for either side, just reversed. The twin chrome plated bumper bars are fine, I just need the two black...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2004 8:14pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Steering wheel
I want to remove the steering wheel from my Durant 60. Is there a special tool I need? Any help would be appreciated. I am also looking for a good bracket that would hold my cowl light on. It is for the left side (drivers side). I have the original but it had be...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2004 12:22pm
by Gordon F. Curl
7th Annual DMAC Meet - Who's Going?
Here it is August already and the annual meeting is coming up real fast. So my question is, who's going? I plan to be there, I don't want to miss a chance to tour the NJ Durant factory, or should I say the Durant Cookie factory? I also hope someone is bringing a...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2004 10:14am
by Charles A. Spitz
'31 model 619 on eBay
The 619 right hand drive Durant on eBay is attracting lots of attention. Anybody bidding? Boy, that Art Deco interior is REALLY nice. Outside looks good though. I'm thinking I might try red leather in my 619. ha Wayne
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2004 6:42pm
by Wayne Farrand
Need wheels for 1929 Touring 60
I just bought a 1929 Durant 60 touring. I would like to restore it as close to original as possible. I need four wooden, correct wheels with hubs. Can you tell me where to find them?
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2004 8:10am
by teena
durant sign
I have what appears to be an original "durant" dealer sign.It is approx. 2 1/2 ft x 3 1/5 ft,heavy guage metal. It is black w/white lettering,w/red accents. It states in large letters"Durant" then in smaller letters,"A Good Car". Under that in smaller letters states"...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2004 8:03pm
by rob jones
Great Race New York to Paris (San Diego Style)
Today (8/22) Lance and I, along with our wives, participated in a replica of the great race from New York to Paris. This event was hosted by the San Diego Horseless Carriage Club and consisted of about 60 miles of driving and 6 stops along the way, and about 4 hours...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2004 8:44pm
by Charles A. Spitz
1928 Star M2 Coupe for sale
I have an original coupe that I would like to sell with under 80,000 actual miles.It is in excellent condition. I'm asking $6,000 or best offer. Thanks... Ron
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2004 5:55pm
by Ron Scobie
Durant model 619 for sale in UK
Yeah that's right I found a model 619 for sale on eBay that is restored and located in England. http://users.autoexposure.co.uk/classicdd.cfm?Account=AETA43737&VehicleID=AETV332175&Photo=http://users.autoexposure.co.uk/is/remotemanaged/AETA43737/AETV332175_1a.jpg...
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Last Post: Aug 18, 2004 9:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant radiator and shell for sale
I have an extra radiator and shell for what I believe to be a 1928 Durant for sale. Please contact me if you are interested and let me know how to identify what I have. It looked very similar to what I had on the 28 Star (which I just sold) and bought it as a b...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2004 7:50am
by Ron Scobie
On the inside of the front end plate of my generator there's what looks like a fuse holder. There doesn't appear to be any wires connected to it.Can anyone advise whats its purpose.
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2004 1:19am
by Peter Dunne
Star Fenders on eBay
There are 3 Star fenders just posted on eBay. Item #'s are 2487181118, 2487181594 and 2487180518. Yates
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2004 7:18am
by Yates Milton
'24 Star Runabout
Thanx to Bob Porter for some mfg. number clarification, now the only other unfinished business for my 24 F Star is the round radiator emblem. Any ideas to where I may look would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2004 10:42am
by Lance Haynes
Durant 29 6/60 Roadster Cabriolet. Built in 1929. Perfect condition seakes new owner. Who's interested?
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2004 12:50pm
by Rick Botti
I have a 22 Durant touring and the frame at the back is visible as apposed to the later Durant's, Devaux's and Frontenac's. My question, is the rear visible portion of the frame painted body colour or black. I have seen both on "AUTHENTIC RESTORATIONS". My dad has aq...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2004 6:15am
by Lewis Mendenhall
1933 Frontenac gas gauge
Does anyone know or have a photo of a gas gauge used in a 1933 Frontenac C400 4 door sedan, and what other vehicles might they have been used on? Also need details of the in tank sending unit, currently I only have one connection for the fuel pump line and the other...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 10:41pm
by Stephan Riffault
1929 DURANT 6-70
I am new to this site, and I have a question regarding my father's car, I believe its a 6-70 definately a 1929. My father passed away in 2003 and my mother has decided to sell this car, however I am having a hard time in finding a value for this car. I would say it...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 1:03pm
Annual Meeting?
I have just found this site and would be interested in attending this meeting. However, I can't find any information on it on this site (like the date!). Whenever I try to go to the website, all I get is a photo of seven guys!! Can I get someone to give me som...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2004 7:39am
by Charles A. Spitz
1926 Moon 660 Limo
Have a 1926 Moon 660 Limo with 26,000 orginal miles, all tools and original owners manual, title, etc...Garaged last 52 years Am trying to find out if there are any of these left and what kind of value might be placed on it. Hemmings forum mentioned that you have a...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2004 6:15pm
by jan arnett
ignition key
I lost the only ignition key for my '27 Star model R coupe!!!!! Does anyone have one for sale? I was told that all might be the same. Is that true? If so would someone with a '27 trace theirs on paper and send it to me so that I could make one? Thanks. Rick
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2004 4:23pm
by Bruce Hargin
New pictures
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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:49pm
by Frank Witkowski
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...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 8:56am
by Gary Warden
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?
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2004 4:45am
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
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...
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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...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2004 6:33pm
by Wayne Farrand
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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