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Star Moto Meter
I have an original Star Moto Meter with excellent original graphics. Both the glass lenses are unbroken and clear and the thermometer is in proper working condition. IF anyone has an original car looking for an original and well preserved moto meter, please reach out...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2011 10:34am
by Jason
Seats needed
Hi all: Wondering if anyone has a 28 or 29 Durant coupe parts car that they have the seats they can part with. I would like to get the proper wood framework also. Thanks, Gary
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2011 8:36pm
by Gary Yelle
Tires have manufacture date codes
Guy's post about camber settings got me thinking about old tires. Then I remembered that the Shay club had a recent post on the subject . Here is a link to an ABC story that will show you how to discover the date your tires were made, at least within the last 15 y...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2011 8:30pm
by Rick Botti
Camber Setting - my tools
Last year I took my front axle to a machine shop and they set my camber to the apropos 1 degree positive camber (i.e. top further apart then bottom and with no car weight). Theory says this should get me to 0 degree camber with weight on. Some call me "St. Thomas...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2011 5:47am
by Guy Belzil
parts for sale at vancouver meet
i will have the following parts for sale at the vancouver meet,for a 27 star model r 6cyl recored model r rad never used complete driveshaft assembly transmission with rear coupler 14l motor complete runs well starter motor less bendix assorted other parts
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2011 10:35am
by brian boys
Flint Fuel Gauge Parts
Hi All.... A source of parts for the King Seeley fuel gauge used on the E-55 Flint....... http://www.classicandexotic.com/store/c-85-king-seeley-hobson-fuel-gauge.aspx Or click on web page...... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2011 9:54am
by Frank Witkowski
For Sale W-5 Rugby Motor $100
Hi All..... Located in Maple Ridge BC Canada. Brass Rugby tag on motor. 4 cylinder W-5, needs rebuilt. Contact me for sellers number and email See y'all in Vancouver BC...... Frank ---
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2011 6:50am
by Frank Witkowski
How do I properly connect choke, sterring wheel throttle & advance?
Would someone please send me detailed pixs and a description on how to connect the choke up at both ends? Also, please send me pixs and descriptions on how to connect linkage from end of throttle and advance rods at bottom of steering wheel column to carburetor and a...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2011 1:37pm
by Jim Tracy
Need a driving Car
Hello everyone, I am looking for a car that is fully drivable preferably a roadster. I will be selling my project cars for someone else to carry on. My live has gotten so crazy that I have so little time to continue on the restoration. Any info or interest is welco...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2011 10:17am
by Franz Fraitzl
1927 Star Landau For Sale
Hi All..... Check out this link to a Star listed on the AACA forum . To view, just cut and paste link or click on web site icon.... Frank http://forums.aaca.org/f119/rare-1927-star-durant-landau-sedan-308481.html
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 3:56pm
by Frank Witkowski
Distributor
The distrubutor on my Star is an AutoLite with a serial number of GW4187A (may be more but that is all I can make out). I am getting voltage to my points but no spark. It appears that a previous owner has put is an updated set of points and condensor but I have no wa...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2011 11:15am
by Jim Reed
14l complete
i have a good running 14Lmotor complete in every way for sale enginge clutch trans i have test run for 15min. the engine is located at my warehouse in langley practically on the truck route from the USA, an easy picup for anyone interested when coming to vancouver m...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2011 9:56am
by brian boys
Dist. houseing
I just got a w5 motor and found the dist. houseing that fits on the back of the gen. is missing does anyone have an extra one Thank DON
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2011 4:58pm
by Don Gaskill
That unsprung starter
After I finished the eager little Durant started on the second try! How I have missed this car. I took the starter around to a few local recommended repair shops and the ultimate answer always seemed to drift towards using the style spring that had worked fine be...
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Last Post: Jul 3, 2011 5:14am
by Justin Schiess
Spicer Joint
I just finished rebuilding the Spicer joint on the '27. The DMAC tech pages on this rebuild were invaluable. I made the fixture from 1/8" x 1 1/4" mild steel with 1/4" screws and wing nuts. This worked very nice and made reassembly a breeze. I found the 1" rubber bal...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2011 4:01am
by Ron Baker
Frontenac rewiring
We have just finished a complete rewiring of the 1932 Frontenac. Over the last 40 years we have replaced some of the wires, but there were many pieces, especially under the dash that were original. We could not buy a replacement harness off the shelf, so we (Will an...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2011 7:56pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Escutchions and springs for under the interior door and window handles
I dont know how to spell that word-- I need all the whole set of these things --both doors--windshield riser crank with escutchion and spring and rear window crank with spring I have the escutchion for it Has anyone got some for sale? Soon be putting in windows...
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 9:01pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant Transmission for a l928(?) Durant
Sirs, Not a member nor have a Durant, but have found a l928 Durant Transmission..Anyone interested? My email usafranceauto@aol.com. Jim
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Last Post: Jun 24, 2011 5:39am
by J.Bandy
upholstery material
Anyone know offhand how much material is needed for this job?? need 2 quantities--One for the inner cab and one for the rumble seat area. Then of course need the seats covered but I can take the springs down to the shop and they can measure them right there...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2011 6:46pm
by Ken McCormick
pics of 1930 6-14 coach for sale
I JUST REALIZED THAT THE COACH HAS 4 PICS ON THE "PHOTOGRAH" SECTION OF OUR CARS...IF ANY ONE IS INTERESTED...ASKING $4200 AFTER I REPAIR THE 3 FLAT TIRES WITH 2 NEW TIRES AND 3 NEW TUBES AND FLAPS. IT IS UNBEILIEVABLY STRAIGHT BODY METAL AS U CAN SEE...WOOD SEEMS SO...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2011 8:04pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Wiper motor
Does anyone know what vacuum wiper motor # or replaceable subsitute for 1926 Star 4? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Last Post: May 14, 2011 7:45am
by Kerry Lewis
619 Durant____For Sale/Trade
Hello Everyone, I've been the proud owner of this 619 durant Vin#1010 for about 4 years now but am coming to the realization that it probably needs to be in someone elses hands. I'm into chopping and sectioning old 30's cars and building traditional 50's era style...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2011 7:37pm
by Adam Hipple
Holiday
Happy Easter
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2011 7:13pm
by Rory & Stephanie...
Hobnobbing with the STARs in Texarkana
My friend Jerry and I are on an extended road trip through the US in my old Dodge, and we spent a pleasant day in Texarkana earlier this week. Met Don Skilling and Butch James, had a look at their '27 Coupe projects, got some much-needed items for my friend's '24 F T...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2011 7:52am
by Chris Bamford
rear fenders
I'm going to be replacing my rear fenders on my 26 Star coupster. My old fenders are in ok shape need work. would be a nice pair for someone in need of a set.would like too get 100.00 dollars for the pair if anyone interested they are still on the car at this point.c...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2011 1:26pm
by Mike Rice
Garage Clean-out
I have 4 dish wheels, rims & tires off my 1923 Durant. The tires hold air but are dryrotted. The removable split rims have been tack welded to the dish wheel. I think the welds could be cut to go back to original, but not sure. 2 wheels have no center hub & 2 wheels...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2011 4:35pm
by Jack Malpass
durant 1930 ? 6-14 coach for sale
hello men, i am going to see a 1930 coach next weekend...i will get pictures...is anyone looking for a solid durant?....it might be worth wthe $3600 he is asking...i will lt you know after i see it...the coach is the blind quarter windowed four door sedan..this one...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2011 7:49pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
Durants for Sale
Aside from that young man in Texarakana, AR, Durants and Stars are coming on the market. There are two projects on Ebay and one restored at hemmings.com. The hemmings car is a 1929 model 60 Coach the url is below. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/d...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2011 9:29pm
by Rick Botti
'24 Star F, question about pistons
Hello all I have the oil pan off my friend's Star touring to check bearing clearances and look for any future trouble spots. The engine has aluminum pistons, and I suspect they are replacements although our period literature does not specify the original piston ma...
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Last Post: Mar 20, 2011 7:13am
by Chris Bamford
DMAC is now a recognized IRS 501(c)(3) organization
Just wanted to post and let everyone know that for our U.S. members the DMAC is now a recognized 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization with the United States Internal Revenue Service. This means that U.S. Members may now donate money, historic items, cars etc to the DMAC...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2011 12:24pm
by Mike Linthicum
1st. Latin America Durant product owners meet
What a nice Sunday we had meeting with Rugby and Durant owners. Thanks to Walter that hosted the meeting receiving in his house proud owners and cars. More information and pictures will be sent to Durant Partner. Ricardo
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2011 2:10pm
by ricardo
DeVaux For Sale
I recently heard of a 1932 DeVaux coupe w/rumble seat that is for sale. It's located in the middle of California; it's in pieces, but complete. If you're interested, or know of someone who might be, contact me and we'll start working on it.
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2011 2:32pm
by John Willoughby
Help Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. host a Durant Motors car show!
Good afternoon, My name is Kelli Ford and I am an intern working with the Friends of Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. Our group is dedicated to increasing usage and visibility of Durant Park within the Lansing community. Durant Park has very historical roots connecte...
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2011 10:51am
by Kelli Ford
Skinned Knuckles
Hello All Just a heads up. Skinned Knuckles started "The Club Corner" with the latest March issue. In this first edition of the column, the Durant Club is the featured club. Our upcoming 14th Annual Meet, Sept. 14th-18th in Vancouver BC is mentioned. Not...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2011 2:42pm
by Bob Smith
Star Parts
I spoke with a Delvin Weldim about what he thought were early Durant parts, as it turned out they are a Star which had been possiably used as a buzz saw...Anyway the engine is a W5-40774, so there is the W-5 engine, the cowl, the Radiator which he said looked good ho...
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Last Post: Feb 26, 2011 8:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
seal in water pump
Has anyone used a rubber seal as a replacement in their water pump? if so need part #
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 8:56pm
by Don Gaskill
engine valve timing 1924 Flint H 40
How is the crankshaft gear marked for timing the valves on a Continental 6W engine? We see the cam gear mark but don't see a mark on the crank gear. How many links between marks if we do find both of them Thank You
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2011 4:18pm
by Dave Webster
Mixed FLINT parts available
All, Hi I'm cleaning house, and have some FLINT parts; Transmission, Hubcaps, Manuals, magazine, Ads, misc. Interior, and maybe some other FLINT chassis, fuel, exhaust, etc. parts. Lots of loose stuff, (Door handles, Screws & Bolts, etc. etc.). These were mixed in...
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2011 7:22pm
by Lance Chabot
Starting Issue
My Star has a W-4 engine with one of Frank's Zenith carbs. I have to both fully retard and choke it to get it to start even when it is hot. I then have to quickly advance the spark or it dies. If the engine is hot, I have to stop choking as well. Any suggestions?
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2011 10:12pm
by Vince O'Brien
621 / 622
Now there you go this place has parts for the 621 and 622. Just need to find such cars if they were even built or just an idea. 1932 DURANT Model 6-21 & 6-22 71hp 199-6cyl 109wb ELECTRICAL - Distributors, Ignition, Plugs, Wires, Tune-up http://www.hagensa...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2011 5:39am
by Norm Toone
Founding of Durant Motors
I am writing a book on W.C Durant's son-in-law Dr Edwin Campbell who was one of the incorporators of the Chevrolet Motor Company. He was Durant's executive assistant from 1906 until his (Campbell's) death in 1929. I am trying to find out how much help he gave Durant...
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Last Post: Feb 2, 2011 12:51pm
by Paul Arculus
Durant historians
You might be interested in a page and a half about Willian C Durant's history in http://news.google.ca/archivesearch/advanced_search Just put in the year or years you wish to look at and Durant, or Star, etc and Citizen or Ottawa Citizen. (no charge to look at thi...
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 11:22am
by Norm Toone
Durant for sale
Want to sell a Durant Roadster G60 from 1929. Any interest?
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2011 10:21am
by Smolders
1928 complete engine for sale 4cyl
I HAVE A 1928 COMPLETE RUNNING (LESS CARBURATOR) STAR 4CYL ENGINE. HAS THE CLUTCH/flywheel,GENERATOR,DISTRIBUTOR STILL ATTACHED. STARTER WORKS GOOD. date coded: 1/22/28 block numbers: W5A 808 AB? M 22 L E TAG: W5-553002 THANKS BRYAN
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2011 8:58pm
by Bryan pique
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Rick
Saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist
I saw this 1923 Durant for sale on craigslist for the San Francisco area. I don't know the car or the seller, but tought someone may find it helpful. Yes, it's overpriced and not truely restored, but it's a pretty Durant anyway. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2011 10:05pm
by Rick
our appreciation
DEAR FRIENDS, My daughter Jennifer, son Nathan and I wish to thank everyone for the continued outpouring of cards and calls expressing sympathy over the loss of our dear Marcia. It certainly does help to get us through those sad times ....by reminding us of all the...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 7:51pm
by GARY KAUFFMAN
star engine
i have 26 27 star engine for sale runs well and totally complete 1100$ 14l small bore
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2011 9:54am
by brian boys
Membership drive...Skinned Knuckles
Just a FYI Anyone receiving the January issue of Skinned Knuckles will noticed an ad from the DMAC announcing itself and looking for members. At this time the ad will run for 12 months. The artwork will rotate monthly (thanks to Carol). That said, the best sour...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2011 11:55am
by Bob Smith
anyone in the club have a Star model C roadster 1923-1924 serial #126613 ?
I have some history on your car that you may like ... -Phillip
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2010 4:53pm
by Phillip Butterfi...
Holiday Wishes
Happy holidays to all and the best of health for the new year and beyond.
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2010 10:27am
by Ed Vomero
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