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devaux rear axle
need a ring and pinion for 1931 devaux, probably same as durant.
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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?
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2004 10:08pm
by Rick Botti
Durant Partner
Hello everyone. Good news the June Durant Partner is at the printer and should go out this coming Saturday to all of you. We apologize for a little lateness but we had to find a willing volunteer that could actually do this big big time job. Plus our sweet young l...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2004 4:20pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Star
1923 Star Repair Manual for Star Motor Cars, Showing Short Cuts and Methods for Repairing and Upkeep. Dunk dide@isomedia.com Kirkland WA
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2004 5:40pm
by Harold Dunkle
1930-31 model 614 parts wanted
Looking for engine block and head for 1930-31 Durant 6 cyl. model 614.Engine was frozen ,welded several times but still leaks. Thanks,Peter
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2004 6:24pm
by bec
Golden Quill Award
I've added a picture of the Golden Quill Award that Tony Burke's good work won for the Durant Partner. Click the Join button to the left and then click the small thumbnail at the top of the page. Thanks Tony Rick
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2004 6:32pm
by Lance haynes
Wood bows
I have to replace wood bows of my 1928 Rugby. Locally is hard to find skills for wood blending. I have been offered laminated. But there are different offers. Laminated cutting the "C" shapes from flat plywood and gluing several layers to meet thickness, or cutting t...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2004 7:38pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
23 radiator shell
does anyone know if the radiator shell and headlight rims are painted or natural nickel or what on a 23 star touring. thank you
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2004 10:57am
by Gaute
Wanted: 1923 Star Hood
I am in need of a hood for my 1923 Star speedster project. Any condition will be considered. Also, any information to help in my search would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2004 5:34am
by Robert DeAngelis
Spark plug wire tube
Needed spark plug wire tube for 14L motor. Thanks Emil
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2004 5:07am
by Emil Oraskovich
side curtains
I was wondering if anyone knows where to have side curtains for a 23 star touring made?
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2004 5:01am
by Ken Brink
coast to coast
guys i need a hand here my local hauler dropped the ball now i need to hav a 29 durant coupe transported from oregon to new jersey anyone konw of someone who hauls at a reasonable figure? any suggestions greatly appreciated thanx bec ps i still need a pair of fr...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2004 5:47am
by Charles A. Spitz
Bob B
1929 Durant Model 60
Looking for parts for Candadian Durant Sedan. Need Piston and rings (50 over) and bearings (30 under) for Silverdome Engine SA133114. My Dad has just bought the car and is looking for any info. Thanks. Bob
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2004 7:26am
by Bob B
1925 Star
Looking for a Speedometer for 1925 Star Model M 2 door Sedan
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2004 6:55pm
by Bob Porter
Star on ebay...coupster?
Is the Star on ebay a coupster, or just a coup? Bob
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2004 7:23pm
by will curl
hi guys i have finally got my own computer and the internet As many of you may already know from talking to my father (Gord Curl) we are rebuilding a 1922 Durant touring. This car has led a interesting life and one day I might know the whole story. I am trying...
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2004 7:07pm
by will curl
Flint for Sale on AACA forun
There is a Flint for sale on the AACA forum. Valued at $100,000 but they are selling for $35,000. Jan
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2004 8:16am
by Jan Arnett
moto meter
does anybody know where i can locate a boyce radio moto meter? please e-mail me if anyone can help thanks darrel gtxragtop69@hotmail.com
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Last Post: May 30, 2004 5:09am
by BEC
Ignition Switch Wiring.
I have had to abandon the idea of using the original switch on my 30 Durant. The switch on the 30 was built into the coil and efforts to get the old switch repaired proved useless. I bought a switch for a Model A Ford (sorry gang) that has 2 terminals. Would someone...
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Last Post: May 28, 2004 8:08am
by Bill Hoaglan
1930 Durant 666 rumble seat coupe with dual sidemounts for sale.
Hey y'all, Just for your information, I saw the above listed car for sale on ebay. It came on late this afternoon. I was hopeing someone was looking for a new project (total rebuild?) and could get this one before some streetrodder grabbed it up. Also, I'm into...
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Last Post: May 26, 2004 11:25pm
by Rick Botti
AACA Award in San Diego for a Durant car
Good news everyone. Charlie Spitz and I just received a AACA 1st Jr. award here in San Diego tonight in our first try with the 1930 Durant model 407. We are extremely proud. Not a easy task. Took almost two years of hard work. The judges seemed very impressed with th...
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Last Post: May 26, 2004 5:24am
by Yates Milton
Tail Light Lens
The tail light lens for my '29 Durant, Model 40, was broken during restoration. Does anyone have a spare lens (beehive with "STOP" engraved into glass) that they would be willing to sell? Thanks
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Last Post: May 25, 2004 10:23am
by Mac Irvine
U-Joints, fan belt bearings
Restoring 1926 Star Sedan. Looking for u-joint balls. Also looking for someone to update fanhub. Thankyou Paul Hoffman. My phone number is 248-627-8342.
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Last Post: May 25, 2004 4:00am
by Gary Warden
1928 M2 side lights
My 1928 M2 Rugby had two fake side lamps installed by a previous owner. I have seen several pictures of cars with those lamps of a little bit less of 4" diameter. I will be grateful if some Club member send me a close picture of the supports that hold those lamps to...
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Last Post: May 24, 2004 2:55pm
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
1928 or 1929 Durant Model 60 Four door Sedan (Standard Model)
Hello Boys and Girls, I just looked at a '28 or '29 Durant model 60 four door standard sedan. The radiator and hood are missing as well as some of the engine parts, fuel pump, dash cluster. ect. The wood is gone got the sheet metal is there. This car has been...
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Last Post: May 23, 2004 8:50pm
by Bruce Hargin
29 Durant Radiator
I thought that somebody with knowledge about Durants could fill me in. I bought a 29 durant radiator and shell on a models t rat rod that I built. I am having second thoughts about using this beutiful piece on such a misfit car. I figure that it won't hold the press...
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Last Post: May 23, 2004 6:43pm
by Douglas Heckart
1926 Star Headlamps
Hello, I have a 1926 Star Model R Coach. The headlights currently on the car are bullet shaped and are all chrome. The say Parabeam Headlamp on them. They measure roughly 9.5" wide and the lenses should be around 8.25" or so. Are these original or should the c...
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Last Post: May 21, 2004 8:34pm
by Swen Erickson
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Last Post: May 20, 2004 4:04pm
by BEC
3 Wheeled driving stunt
Hi All.. Going through some of my factory correspondence, I found a one page memo from the Atlanta Durant distributor that explains how to set up a car for this stunt and also some promotion ideas. This is from the early '20's, and was a popular advertising gim...
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Last Post: May 20, 2004 6:35am
by Frank Witkowski
Dues apologies due & snubber help please
Just wanted to apologize for not renewing til this morning. I know how frustrating and annoying it can be for brave volunteers to have to keep track of this stuff and I regret adding to anyone's work. In other news, I am going to try and "redo" the Gabriel snubbe...
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Last Post: May 19, 2004 8:53am
by Jan Arnett
Location of Data Plate -30 Durant
I was told that I was wrong when I stated that the data plate on the 30 Durants were on the toeboard and nowhere else. The person also has a 30 Durant and that a DMAC member told him there were 2 plates. One on the toeboard and one on the firewall. Who is right? Y...
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Last Post: May 19, 2004 7:42am
by Lance Haynes
New ID plate pricing
The new ID plates will be ready to ship in Mid May. The pricing wil be as follows: Any plate at $20 postpad to any Club member worldwide. Any four plates mix or match postpaid to any Club member worldwide @ $18 each. Prices are in US dollars If you hav...
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Last Post: May 18, 2004 7:17pm
by Lance Haynes
Dort Radiator Badge
Anyone need a mint Dort radiator badge? It is a little pricey but I saw it at the local swap meet on Saturday and I have the phone number of the guy who has it for sale. Bob (L8GR858 on eBay)
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Last Post: May 17, 2004 7:14pm
by Robert Bush
hey people anybody know the whereabouts of a pair of front fenders for a 29 model 40 coupe ? do sedan fenders how about model 60 fenders? thanx bec
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Last Post: May 16, 2004 8:42pm
by Frank Witkowski
boyce motometers
Does anyone have insight into problems with a motometer? If the vial is filled to the top with red, is it possible to get it to the bottom where it belongs? If no red appears where did it go? what is the material that seals the bottom, it crumbles like graphite?...
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Last Post: May 16, 2004 4:22am
by steve mercier
Head casting number date
Can anyone help decode the casting number date for the head on the 1923 Star chasis I purchased? It is #W4A-602E. Thank-you, Bob
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Last Post: May 14, 2004 6:31pm
by Robert DeAngelis
Steward fuel vacuum pump
Again I am disturbing forum members asking for advise. My 1928 M2 Rugby has a vacuum pump equal to the one shown in 1929 Maintenance manual posted in the Club Tech Page, Chapter III, page 80 (Leverless type) Unfortunately flapper valve is missing and upper valves bl...
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Last Post: May 14, 2004 4:24am
by Ricardo H. Colom...
Golden Quill Award
Hello all fellow members and anyone else that reads this late breaking news flash. Yes we are now the proud recipient of our first Old Cars Weekly "Golden Quill Award. This is the top award for excellence in collector car magazine publication. Jeff Gillis (since dec...
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Last Post: May 13, 2004 12:29pm
by Jan Arnett
eBay item 7901732703
The seller states that this is a Durant dash. Has anyone ever seen one like this. I wrote to him asking about it and he said that it came from an old gentlemen who assured him that was what it was. I have my doubts, but would be interested if someone knows for wha...
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Last Post: May 9, 2004 6:14pm
by Dave Roberts
split rims
Hi y'all, Well, thanks much to Frank W. who turned me on to a master rim tool for sale on ebay. I was having a heck of a time trying to get a split rim back together after repairing the tube. Frank told me that "this tool makes it almost simple!" Well I guess I'm p...
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Last Post: May 8, 2004 4:55pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1928/29 M-4 Durant For Sale in CT...$3,500 US
The only serious inquiries I've had are from "Hot-Rodders" who want to chop the car; I can't do it! The car is a M-4 built in 1928 sold as a 1929. This is a 2 door coupe with a 4 cylinder Continental engine. A good to excellent car to restore. Body in great shape , p...
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Last Post: May 8, 2004 12:21pm
by bec
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