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Corporate Officers Durant Motors Inc.
Anybody know who the Corporate Officers were of Durant Motors Inc, and the other car companies under Durant. We know Durant was the President, how about Vice President, Treasurer etc? Don't know that I've ever seen a list of heard of any of them.
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2017 2:33pm
by Mike Linthicum
Yet another Fuel Pump thread. I am thinking of switching over to one for a bit.
Hi Everyone. It's been a while since I posted. I haven't had time to work on the car, but I have finally a free week coming up here and I want to see if I can solve my stalling fuel problem as well as my timing issue. Before my question a quick summery of what...
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2017 1:56pm
by Gerald F
durant star water pump and pump driveshaft
i recently purchased a 23 durant star speedster. i am looking for a water pump and the shaft that goes from the generator to the pump. any help at all would be greatly appreciated. i can be called or texted at 269 362-8184 thanks in advance for any help....john
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2017 2:23pm
by john pardy
Auto Electrical
Great blog! There is lots of good information, not only me but also everyone can understand it easily. http://acautoelectrical.co.nz/
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2017 3:22am
by Trump Marry
Annual meeting
Looks like I am coming to see you folks again . Cant talk Norma into it but I figure to be there . Will be sending in the registration and fees soon
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2017 8:49pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
new pictures Dort and Star
I added new pictures to the Photographs section. 1924 Star Model F Touring and 1920 Dort Model 10 Roadster Owned by Bob DeAngelis The 1924 is a new picture taken since the car has been restored. Rick
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2017 8:43pm
by Rick Botti
Ready to Rumble!
On April 21, 2017 an epic road race was conducted between a 1928 Durant and a 1931 Devaux. Anticipation was high during the great race of epic proportions! Sweat was heavy on the drivers brow as the cars were neck and neck through the finish line! Who do you think wo...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
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hood fit
I was just looking at our beautiful DMAC calendar and noticed something that made me feel a little bit better about an issue that has bothered me for years. The hood to cowl fit on my 6-14 has never lined up great. The reveal moulding on the left side is off by maybe...
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Last Post: Mar 7, 2017 10:58am
by Ross
wood spokes
I'm working on the rear wheels of my Star and have discovered that there is a big difference between the front hubs and the rear hubs. I have no rear spokes as the axle,when I got it, had nothing but stubs back there and no fellows. Front axle has 21 inch wheels and...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2017 7:57am
by David Coppess
Old Durant Dealership
I'm wondering if there is a list of Durant dealerships in the state of Missouri. I know there were dealerships in St. Louis and Springfield, however there were Durant automobiles sold in Concordia, Missouri as well. I don't know if this dealer was exclusive or mayb...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2017 6:47pm
by Gerald Nierman
A22 Oil Can
For years I have thought my A-22 (1921 - 22 NY Car) has sported the original oil can on the firewall. Recently, there has been a bit of doubt pushed my way. I have researched on the internet and found pictures of the 22 sold at auction in 2016 and the red 23 which...
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Last Post: Feb 21, 2017 5:40am
by Lewis Mendenhall
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1926 Miller Locomobile Junior 8 Special
This month's Sports Car Market (march 2017) has a picture and small writeup on this racecar(page 60). Owned by the Driehaus collection, it won first in clas in the early competion class. Nice looking ride. Anyone here know about this car? A nice looking ride. Ross
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2017 8:25am
by Ross
Horn/distributor linkage
Hello everyone, trying to hook up the wire from the center of the steering column to the horn button. Anyone know how its done? Also missing the linkage from the bottom of the steering column to the back right side of the engine. Have it from there to the di...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2017 6:04pm
by Lane Smith
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year
I want to wish all of my Durant friends and acquaintances a Merry Christmas. This is a special season of the year that we can take time out of our busy schedules and reflect on the fulfillment of the promise of a Saviour that God has bestowed upon all of us. The hope...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2016 5:08am
by S. Blomquist
Locomobile Tow Rig
I came across this in one my employer's tow industry magazines today and thought I would share. I always get a kick out of mechanics' tools and equipment from this era.
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2016 2:46pm
by Todd E Frye
Happy Birthday: William C. Durant
December 8, 1861 was the birth date of William C. Durant, therefore a Happy 155th Birthday to the founder of the Durant Motor Company
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2016 4:29pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Wanted - 1924 Star Emergency Brake Shoe
Need to find an emergency brake shoe for my 1924 Star. This is the rear parking or emergency brake shoe that fits inside the brake drum. Any condition considered. I can always put a new lining on a worn out shoe.
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2016 1:35pm
by Bob DeAngelis
Concours Event- Durant Needed
Hi Guys, I am on the Vehicle Selection Committee for the Eyes on Design Concours car show held at the beautiful old Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate in metro Detroit each Fathers Day. One of our Feature classes next summer is a special class called Touring America whi...
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Last Post: Oct 27, 2016 2:43pm
by Bill Schultz
ebay listing
Hey fellow Canadians. There is a 1926 locomobile jr woody for sale in Quebec, Canada. Looks like a real nice car to be in the club. The item number is 152288409434. hope someone gets it?
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2016 11:52am
by mike babick
A22 Crown Wheel and Pinion needed
Jimmie needs a new or second hand Crown Wheel and Pinion please. Any information on how or where to get one would be appreciated. E mail taupomocks@outlook.co.nz or mail address G. Mock, 'Arosfa', 14 Frederick Street, Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2016 7:59pm
by Graham Mock
Local Car Show
Took the 1929 Durant 663 and the 1926 Star to the local car show on Saturday. Had lots of fun. A few people knew about Durants and lots were interested in the story. Both oldsters and kids enjoyed the cars. Met a gentleman who's grandfather had the local dealersh...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2016 2:26pm
by Tom Schaffer
Durant Meet - Durant Appraisals for Ontario Durant Owners
Hi all, I have been rebuilding my wife's grandfather's 28 Durant for about 2 years now. Still quite a bit to go but I'm getting there. (Facebook TwentyEight Durant) In my rebuilding adventure, I managed to become an Ontario "Used Motor Vehicle Appraiser" for v...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2016 9:49am
by Neil Martin
Installing headlight glass and rings
After 5 years of restoration, installing my headlights is the last major project. My project was bought in pieces so I do not have the luxury of having taken it apart. I also received parts from a parts car (1928) so often had trouble in knowing which belonged to t...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2016 5:11pm
by Ken Hoshowski
Brass bushing vs steel
I need to replace the steel bushings on the leaf springs of my 1925 Star F. The Filling Station has brass bushings of the correct I.D that can be modified to fit the springs. Any opinion out there as to stick with the plain swRHsteel tube bushing or switch to the b...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2016 7:22pm
by Bill Hoge
Have a Great July 4th
Hi All, Truly hope all of you have a great July 4th. For us in the USA please remember all of those who made sacrifices for us to keep our independence. Some time we have a tendency to forget what we have to do to keep us free. Yates
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Last Post: Jul 2, 2016 8:59am
by Yates Milton
Happy O"Canada Independance Day and Happy 4th of July, U.S. Independance Day!
Hello fellow Durantonians! I wanted to wish all our Canadian members happy Independence day on July 1st as well as Happy and safe 4th of July, our Independence Day for everyone in th e U.S. Our countries not only share a border, but history too, both breaking off...
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Last Post: Jun 30, 2016 6:42am
by Mike Linthicum
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Star radiator ornament mystery
I keep a few things in the loft of my barn. One was a Star radiator shell. Today I took a look and the ornament was gone. I thought, "Oh boy, someone's been prowling in here." Then I saw the ornament laying right below. My question is, do these things pop off b...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2016 7:29pm
by cdmn
Another DeVaux needs completion:
A young man in California sent me a e-mail last week on having to sell his "work in progress) My connection to this car goes back to 2001 when my wife and I were in Southern California. On my old registry I had a 31 Custom Sedan listed just a few miles East of Di...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2016 1:12pm
by Gary Yelle
West Coast aviation and Norman DeVaux
A while ago a man in Seattle contacted me as he was writing a "blog" on Eugene Ely and his history in aviation. Norman DeVaux had a connection in his research. If you want to read it go to: johnzobel.com. His March 25 entry is on Norman DeVaux. Gary
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Last Post: May 22, 2016 12:34pm
by Gary Yelle
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
To all the wonderful Mothers out there. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. To our wives and Mothers. You make our lives so much better. May all your troubles be little ones. Gord
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Last Post: May 7, 2016 4:50pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Timing chain cover seal
Does anyone know of a modern oil seal to fit the timing chain cover of a W5 engine?
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2016 7:03am
by Jim Cooke
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1928 ?? Durant motor
I was wondering if any Durant enthusiasts can tell me an approximate value of a 1928? Durant motor? I should have it tomorrow and will have more info. Just wondering if this was something of value to Durant collectors? Any comments would be greatly appreciated, thank...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2016 1:11pm
by Ray
Club Events
Looks to be a busy year for the DMAC with a West Coast Spring Tour, an East Coast Summer Tour and National Meet. More info posted in the Events Section. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2016 2:05pm
by Rick Botti
1932 DeVaux Model 80 Convertable
I received my June issue of Hemmings Classic Car yesterday and there is a great article on the 1932 DeVaux Model 80 convertable Coupe owned by clubs long time member Howard Reinke's sons Dennis Reinke. This car was sold to Myron Cummings who owned it until his passin...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2016 6:48am
by Mike Linthicum
Dort Hub Caps
At the Portland, OR swap meet this past weekend I met a vendor who has several different Dort hub caps. Since I do not see many of these, I asked for his contact info. If you need a Dort hub cap, he may have what you need. His name is Bob Calvert, Oakville, WA, phone...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2016 1:20pm
by Bob Bush
need parts for 1924 star
need drivers side hood shelf and 2universal joint coupling hub part #20307 same as a 23 star
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2016 6:17am
by Tom Edmonds
Manifold Stud nuts, thread & size
Looking for the thread type and size for the Manifold studs and nuts on 15L engine. Have stripped one of the brass nuts. Went to local store today but thread on nut supplied is definitely wrong.Email me. Thanks Phil D.
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2016 10:16pm
by Phil Donoghoe
Need throwout tube
As Gilda Radner said "If its not one thing, its another". This time it's the throwout tube. Mine is split in two places and won't push the throwout fork in enough to keep the transmission from crunching. This is the 2 1/2 inch tube that runs tranverse to the car un...
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Last Post: Feb 1, 2016 8:17pm
by Vince OBrien
Startix page on eBay
For those cars Durant and Frontenac with Startix ... item 200897286321 on eBay. This is mentioned in the generic Dominion Motors owners manual. Durantcars has the cover of the generic owners manual under Frontenac 1931 C-31-401-12. There is no date in the manual...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2016 11:56am
by Norm Toone
2016 Calendars
I do have a few 2016 Durant Motors Automobile Club Calendars availalbe.. Same pricing as last year with a completely new cast. $22 plus postage ($4 US, $10 Canada, $15 inter) Bob Smith 36234 S. Cypress Dr Tucson, AZ 85739
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2016 7:08am
by Bob Smith
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Flint Water Works
Trouble with lead in Flint Michigan water. Sounds like using pipes from when young Billy D was running the water works.
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2016 2:50pm
by Ross
Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
A close matching option for our OEM 9/16"-18 closed end ball seat lug nuts that I have found is to get a set of Ball seat lug nuts on ebay (designed for Porsche) http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Premium-Chrome-Closed-Ball-Seat-Lug-Nuts-For-OEM-Wheels-M14x1-5-1-26-Tall-...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2016 3:49pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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1928 durant value?
Hi I may be purchasing a 1928 Durant and was just curious if anyone could tell me how much they are valued at? It is all steel, no rust or filler. Mostly complete. Needs a motor and interior. Still have original cluster, interior light, transmission, all body panels,...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2015 11:18am
by tj
Exhaust gasket
Does anyone know of any exhaust parts. In need of a gasket for the first joint right off the manifold. Compression seal. The gasket is gone. Any suggestions??
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2015 4:13pm
by David N Blyler
Recent Election
Hello Fellow Durantonians! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took the time to run for office with our club and more importantly to vote in the election. I understand from Rick & Frank that we had a record number of ballots come back i...
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2015 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
2016 Meet Ideas
At the Annual meet this past week, a few ideas where tossed around for the 2018 Meet. I don't know who gets to pick them or how it's decided, but it seems like by then it would be the East coast's turn. I really like the idea of doing Staten Island after Ed explain...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2015 10:52am
by Adam B Ford
DMAC Meet 2015
Here is a link to a few pictures for the first day of touring. Great Job. Adam Ford lead the way in his 1923 A22 Durant. We had three A22 Durants on tour today with a fourth for tomorrow. I think that's a record number of A22's. http://www.dmacweb.com/events/DM...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2015 4:34pm
by Rick Botti
Elections Ballots Are In.
Hi Durantonians, I have received 134 ballot envelopes, there may be more than one per envelope but they will not be opened until the business meeting next week. I think this is a record. That you to everyone that voted and a special Thank You to our members...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2015 12:51pm
by Rick Botti
Starter restoration
Sent my starter off to Advanced Electrical Rebuilders in Grand Ledge, Michigan for a complete rebuild. www.aerrebuild.com. Jason was recommended by several individuals on the AACA Forum. He did a complete rebuild, plus made a new tag up etc. The photos do not do it j...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2015 8:09am
by Mike Linthicum
Need help in Phoenix Area
Hello all! I'm buying a 26 Star from a man just East of Phoenix and have developed health issues that will greatly delay the original pick-up date. I was supposed to pick the car up in late July or August but medical issues will prevent that for several months and p...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2015 9:55pm
by Gene House
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