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1988 car show
Finally, I am able to download and share video. My '30 Durant at a car show in 1988 Enjoy! Kn
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2009 6:21pm
by Keith N
Dort for Sale
I have a 1917 Dort Cloverleaf Roadster made in Flint Michigan for sale. It has a partially restored body, interior and chassis with the original four-cylinder Lycoming engine. We have a spare chassis for some parts and the original wooden braces for the top, that ar...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2009 2:42pm
by Bonnie Duncan
Autolite MN 4001 starter
Hello I have a Durant B22 from 1922 which I am so happy, but starter has collapsed is an AUTOLITE MN 4001 start at how I can buy a new or maybe just an armature there. Sincerely, Leif Tougaard
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2009 11:48am
by Leif Tougaard
Hershey 2009
For those of us who missed Hershey this year follow the link to a slide show of some of the cars on the judging field on Saturday. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthjane/sets/72157622466043701/show/
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2009 3:25pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant D60 1929 Touring
Estimados Amigos: Gracias por comunicarse conmigo por la búsqueda de mis faros,y otros accesorios. De mi auto quería saber si hay información de cuantos se fabricaron,busco su historia y tengo muy poco, quisiera con...
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2009 8:11am
by carlos Carmona
Star, Durant, Flint: Boyce-MotoMeter Rad Ornament/Temp Gauges
All, As mentioned earlier this Hershey seller had original Boyce MotoMeter Rad ornament/Temp gauges for our Star, Durant, and Flint cars (as well as Many other makes!). Priced from $100 to $150 depending on condition and outside surface treatment . Price probably ne...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2009 7:18pm
by Lance Chabot
Where can I find seat springs for my car. Do I have to have them built and if so where can I get them made? I have thought of using foam but dont know if that would work okay. Any info is appreciated. Thanks Ken
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2009 8:43am
by Ken McCormick
'29 W-5 engine parts
looking for some W-5 engine parts now,rear seal block disintigrated along with the jb weld that was holding it together, head gasket, ect. Thanks
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2009 11:14am
by brad
1928 Durant outside door handle
My Model 65 uses these door handles on the outside (4dr sedan). I have found a supplier in Australia that makes the matching inside door handles and window cranks etc and is fairly reasonable. He will cast these door handles for me but he needs a minimum order of 12...
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2009 6:40am
by Mike Linthicum
Star engine/ Dort Parts
There is a star engine for sale on the AACA forum under for sale. I couldn't get it to copy but you will find it at AACA.org. He also has Dort parts for sale. The engine looks very good but missing carb, water pump and distributor. Good hunting. Jan
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Last Post: Oct 11, 2009 10:21am
by Jan Arnett
Removing Chrome
After reading Shaun Murphy's post on poor chrome quality it got me thinking about my radiator cap. The chrome is pealing off. But underneath the metal is brass and appears to be in good shape. I thought i would just finish pealing off the chrome and buff the the bras...
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Last Post: Oct 10, 2009 6:21am
by Lawrence
1928 Durant Roadster for sale
1928 Durant Roadster, full frame-off restoration comp-leted by Memory Lane Motors one year ago. Car has won ribbons in two car shows. $40,000 Can. 705-887-3313
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2009 5:54am
by Gordon A. White
Continental W5 cylinder heads
I have 2 cylinder heads to fit Star/Durant cars with W5 Continental motor. One is a W5-A, the other a W%-B. Photos available.
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2009 4:19am
by Paul Jacobs
re-arch the old springs or not !!
I was wondering if anyone out there might know the correct (original) ride height of my Star as it relates to the springs. I have no idea how much they may have sagged in 85 years. So, what I'm looking for,is possibly a measurement from the ground to the frame? Sure...
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2009 8:33pm
by Rusty Buchanan
Wood wheel varnishing / and steering wheel
The present varnish on the wheels is very presentable, and appears to be a satin finish over oak wood. The wood steering wheel has a soft dull finish surrounding the metal structure. What is the prescribed approach for best maintenance / varnishing, including best p...
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2009 2:51pm
by Ronald Hast
HERSHEY, GET Ready< SET> Let's Go!
Our Durant Base Camp will be on the Red Field, behind the stadium. Look for spaces RSG 31, 32 or 33. We will have shelter and refreshment. Set up will be Tuesday, October 6th, starting around noon. We will have a camper, a trailer with a Mod 70 Deluxe sedan on it...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2009 3:07am
by Arthur Roberts
Wooden wheels
Hi there all, Does anybody know if Steve at Wooden Wheels is still available to deal through. I have emailed him several times with no reply. I'm very keen to make contact because I'm at the stage where I need to have the spokes to make the wheels. Also, I have...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2009 2:08am
by Richard Starick
Any 1929 Locomobile's Out-there? and NEW club member!
Bob Smith, I got your letter yesterday and am writing an answer to Mr. Falek's, Decoral Ia. Question: Are any 1929 Locomobile's Out-there??? Excellent letter and he is quite correct in that 1929 was a short production year starting in Sept 1928 and ending in...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2009 5:52pm
by Lance Chabot
Texarkana, Tour
All I can say is Thank you to Don and all. It was great to see all of our Friends and as well as to make some new ones. Dorothy and I had a great time. When we were ready to leave on Sunday I had stated that it was like leaving Family.
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2009 4:12pm
by Ken Brink
Advertiser Vintage Reproductions from Australia
Just wanted to let everyone know that I've been searching for interior door handles for my 1928 Model 65. I had some broken ones that came with the car, you know the old pot metal stuff. I looked through their web site and found that the 1930 Chrysler were an exact m...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2009 1:29pm
by Mike Linthicum
HERSHEY is coming soon. Our Durant Base Camp will be on the Red Field, behind the stadium. Look for spaces RSG 31, 32 or 33. We will have shelter and refreshment. Set up will be Tuesday, October 6th, starting around noon. We will have a camper, a trailer...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2009 12:51pm
by Arthur Roberts
How is roof attached to rear of body
Hi All, Just wondering if anyone can tell us how the roof of our 1926 Rugby is supposed to be attached to the rear of the body. Some have suggested press studs. Not too sure about this though. Thanks Josie & Les Young
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2009 4:15am
by Les & Josie Youn...
We've Arrived in Texarkana
We’ve arrived in Texarkana. Ken McCormick and his wife drove for 6 days through 10 US states to get here. The Millers and Babicks left California last Thursday and arrived by train. I took the easy way and took a jet. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2009 6:27pm
by Rick Botti
614 Bumper
The rear bumper bracket for my Durant 614 is broken in two different areas. I've been told it can't be fixed. Does anyone know where I might locate a replacement, or have any ideas on a potential substitute? Thanks Shaun
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2009 11:16pm
by Shaun Murphy
Larry Rockey club member has passed away
Long time DMAC member and Durant lover Larry Rockey of Black Diamond Washington State has just passed away from cancer mostly from the agent orange from his years of service in the army in Vietnam. He had been fighting this cancel since 2005. He also belongs to Th...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2009 11:05pm
by Lance Haynes
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2009 8:55pm
DMAC election ballots
Hello everyone. Just a friendly reminder that the DMAC election ballots for club officers will be opened and counted next week at the annual meeting being held in Texarkana. I've recieved many ballots as members are showing great interest in their club. BUT... Ju...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2009 6:03am
by Jim Greenamyer
How to read spark plugs
This is a very interesting article on how to read spark plugs once they have been in an engine. Jan http://www.4secondsflat.com/Spark_plug_reading.html
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2009 7:41am
by Jan Arnett
Driving to Texarkana
Only a few more days and we will be heading out . Should be an interesting drive . If anyone has anything they would like picked up and taken to the big meeting best let me know before wed. Thats take off time. I promise I am not trying to inherit a lot of durant par...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2009 8:07pm
by Ken McCormick
Article in cars & Parts Oct.09
I just received our Oct. copy of Cars & Parts magazine. Subject: Antiques on the Bay, Car show June 20th. 2009 page 78. Held in St. Ignace, MI. Short note, There was also a rare 1923 Durant fielded by Kenneth Brink of Muskegon, Michigan.
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2009 9:50am
by Ken Brink
pics Split rims and tires
First$495 takes all (5) 500/19" 4 ply B.F. Goodrich silver town blackwalls
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 9:46pm
by Lance Haynes
Split rims and tires
5 Brand new Tires and tubes brass stem's nickel plated w/powder coated dark blue 19" split rims for 28, 29 Durant Wood wheel cars will post pics soon Questions call Lance at 858-874-0535
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2009 8:42pm
by Lance Haynes
1928 Durant coup FOR SALE CHEAP!
I have a 1928 model M4 car#C3201. The car is located in Mammoth Lakes,CA. It has been mostly taken apart for restorartion. Chasis is still together and Ihave no top or floor.Other than that I have all other parts for this car. Possible to restore or would make an ex...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2009 8:55pm
by chris
Gas Caps
thank you for your response. I will be looking for your response regarding the quality and fitting of the cap. I do have a gas cap, but, it would be nice, to have one with a "D" on it.
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2009 4:33pm
by stephen Aldrich
JR5 Carburator
I have a JR5 Carburator. My grandfather had a Durant. I think I have other parts such as the head lamps. I'm still working on identifying them. I wanted to sell my JR5 and was hoping to get an idea on what they go for. My research has yielded nothing. Thanks for...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2009 5:05pm
by Paul Wicklander
1930 Durant roadster model 614 for sale
I have been contacted by a man name of Jason who has a 30 roadster he would like to sell. Anyone know what a fair price would be for this unrestored car?? From the pics I have seen it looks pretty complete. Been stored inside for a quite a while. Any one inter...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2009 3:06pm
by Ken McCormick
Lifetime Antifreeze
The local NAPA store has a lifetime antifreeze by Pentosin. It claims to be absoilutely neutral to metals. Does this mean no rust? Has anyone had any experience with it?
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2009 11:02am
by Vince O'Brien
A treasure (hic) found
this is a test
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2009 7:44pm
by Guy Belzil
Up Coming Road Trip
I'm in the process of selling my '17 Dodge Touring and will be delivering it to Phoenix about the end of Sept or so. I would really like to find something to haul back to Texarkana if possible. I'll haul most anything except wives and spare girlfriends,,,,,,,,,,....
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2009 5:59pm
by Don Shilling
1922/23 Star Engine for sale
I have a Star engine that I have tentatively identified as being from 1922 or 1923 that I am interested in selling. Photos are available upon request as well as additional information such as serial numbers, etc. Engine is in excellent shape. Was running when stored...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2009 1:45pm
by Lee DeWire
HERSHEY, Durant Base Camp and Parts Finding Service
Our Club will have a site at Hershey. You are invited to "come on in" as often, for as long, as you like. The address will be posted soon. Our Base Camp will be open from Tuesday morning through Saturday afternoon. Rest facilities and refreshment will be...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2009 5:27am
by Arthur Roberts
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2009 4:46pm
by Dave enrico
Dort eagle
Oh well, if I had searched the web first, I would have found the car. It is a 1917 and he wants $3k for it. Ouch? Dan
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2009 1:13pm
by Dan Marx
Dort Eagle
Ok folks, I found a Dort Eagle in a classic car "yard". The engine tag was brass and from the Lycoming Engine Company made for the Dort Car Company. There was not much metal left of the car , but the drive train and radiator were in tact. The oval shape gas tank wa...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2009 1:09pm
by Dan Marx
Durants in the movies
Here is a link to a webpage that lists seven movies that Durants have appeared in with pictures. Enjoy http://imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=durant&model=
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2009 11:24pm
by Rick Botti
Water pump impeller
Hello everyone, here is a new addition to the parts inventory. This is a waterpump impeller for newer model Durant. Billet aluminum with stainless thrust bushing. Enjoy Franz
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2009 9:29pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Amazing new technology for those hard to find parts. It is called NextEngine 3D and it is featured on Jay Leno's Garage.... Check out this link http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=944641
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2009 10:51am
by Keith
RUGBY Pick-up truck, Axle-Hubs, for front and rear axle ( 1929 - 2000Lbs)
HI all together, since last week I own a Rugby truck built in 1929.( 2000 LBS) It was delievered to Norway, went the way down to sweden, danmark and now into my hands. It is in very good condition and without problems driveable. My Idea is to find some more...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2009 1:22pm
by thorsten
Champion C-7 spark plug
Going through my Dad's basement I found a few spark plugs. Looks like they are "New" old ones still in boxes. One is a Champion C-7 wrapped in Champion paper in its original box. The box also says C-7 Champion 18 MM 1" HEX. I also have two other identical Champi...
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2009 12:12am
by A. Nickel
Mod 70 Sedan for sale
Because of other opportunities I have decided to sell my Mod. 70. Some of you knbow that I have been edging toward this for several months. It needs a good home and some restoration. It's a 20 footer. 99% complete. It's almost, sort of, one of a kind....
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2009 10:05am
by Arthur Roberts
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