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Head gasket
Does anyone know where to find a head gasket and manifold gaskets for a w5 continental engine?
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2017 5:20am
by Jim
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
Colors offered for 1929 model year?
OK club members, Does anyone know of how many and what colors were offered for the 1929 model year? Particularly for the Model 40? Other than black of course.
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2017 7:24am
Durant Star engine for sale
Hello. I recently came across a Durant 4 cylinder and a few other miscellaneous parts. The tag on the motor says Star W5-389355 Durant Motors of Canada Ltd. I took the head off and cleaned things up a bit. The cylinders look good however there is some damage in...
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Last Post: Aug 9, 2017 5:40am
by john pardy
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
I need to remove the steering wheel for repair. I can't figure out how to remove it from the column. Who has an answer. Feel free to call or email me anytime if you can help me. Cell is 319-201-0521
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2017 9:23am
by Jim Cooke
Wanted two or four star durant connecting rods
Hello everyone I'm restoring a very rare aircraft engine known as the long harlequin, it's a two cylinder apposed engine that uses 1929 harley Davidson jd cylinders and uses two star continental connecting rods part number wd400_4 if anyone has a pair to sell please...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2017 7:27pm
by Don Shilling
Got an email from Photobucket saying it will not allow 3rd party posting. Going on their site this was effective June 1 2017. Not sure what they are talking about as I just tried posting a pic using the method we have used for years and pic was in DMAC Forum. The Sha...
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Last Post: Jul 28, 2017 4:00am
by Norm Toone
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
How to take apart Hood Latches
I've removed three of the four hood latches on my 1931 Model 619. However, I've run into a problem dissembling them. I removed the pin that secured the cap, but I can't see how to remove the spring inside?? Rick
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2017 7:25am
by Rick Botti
mike b
car slogans
While having breakfast this morning in benica, calif, I had some people come up and asked questions about my flint and durants motor cars. One question they had was if I knew the car slogan for all Durant motor cars. The ones which I came up with was Durant "Just a r...
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2017 7:42am
by Tom Schaffer
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...
mike b
torchlight parade
Want to thank all the people that attended the torchlight parade in Benica, ca and wish all Durantonians a very happy July 4th. pictures will be posted soon.
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2017 9:07am
by Rick Botti
Extra High Enclosed Trailer
I'm looking to buy an extra high enclosed trailer but am concerned about how it tows. If you have one, I'd appreciate your comments.
Views: 235   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 6, 2017 4:06pm
by Bill DeVries
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
Engine stalls unless choke fully closed
My 1929 D-60 stalls unless the choke is fully closed. To eliminate any possibility that the problem would originate from the gas tank, fuel supply line, or vacuum tank, I've tried feeding the carburetor by gravity directly from a container about 8" above the float bo...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2017 1:20pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Durant Gathering - Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Hey everyone! The Guelph Durant Gathering will be next weekend. June 29 to July 2. It is not too late to plan on arriving. Check the registration form under Club events. We would love to see you here. There is a great tour planned for the 30th plus other even...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2017 5:38am
by Frank Witkowski
Passing of long time DMAC member Rheal Meilleur
It is with great sadness that I post that long time DMAC member Rheal Meilleur of Cornwall, Ontario Canada passed away yesterday after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Rheil was not only a big man of stature, but a big man with a big heart. He always brighte...
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2017 12:56pm
by ED Vomero
the car runs
Started it up and it runs good. All I have to do now is fix brakes so I can stop it. Kinda spooky coming down my driveway. Afraid I was gonna run right thru my garage. That,s my job for tomorrow I guess. Then a lot of body work to get it looking better. Maybe...
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Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 11:55am
by Norm Toone
New facebook page devoted soley to the 2017 Meet in Modesto, California.
Hi Everyone, This is to officially announce that I've created a new Facebook page that is devoted to the 2017 DMAC Meet in Modesto, California. There is a button located on the bottom of the left panel for quick access. This is a closed group to keep out spamm...
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Last Post: Jun 19, 2017 6:52am
by Rick Botti
Ran out of gas while hill climbing
What is the recommended procedure for climbing long hills when you have a vacuum fuel pump. Pull over every few minutes and let the fuel pump fill up? I have just completed a move to the foothill community of Yucaipa, California. Took the Durant out this morning for...
Views: 251   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 12, 2017 5:07pm
by Brian Johnson
Found: A22A-606 Block
Greetings, I have an engine block that appears to be from a Durant. It's stamped A22A-606 on one side. Per the forum thread http://server1.chevytalk.com/~tony/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/165383/post/last/, one instance is from a 1924 Durant. It's unclear from the t...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2017 6:11pm
by Tony
Members ill and under the weather.
Hello Durantonians! Please keep two of our long time great members in your thoughts and prayers. Both have had medical issues that have knocked them down a bit and need our support as well as any prayers anyone wishes to give. Canadian members Louis Quenneville from...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2017 3:05pm
by kenn young
Paint colors
Would you know the paint colors used on 1924 Star Touring?
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2017 5:03am
by Norm Toone
Durant in LA traffic
Car on the left appears to be a 1928-29 Durant. Photo caption is: Girl waiting for bus on Beverly Boulevard, intersection at Van Ness, July 17, 1931 Los Angeles Picture is from website called vintage everyday: http://www.vintag.es/2017/05/67-impressive-photos-ca...
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Last Post: May 29, 2017 12:32pm
by Norm Toone
Chrome Paint
Has anyone had any experience with chrome (silver) paint on car parts? Had idea of testing some car parts that are on my 24 Flint. The Basic Chrome Kit cost around $460.00. It will not match the durability of electroplating but cost is way less expensive. Yates
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Last Post: May 24, 2017 8:59am
by dave enrico
Bill M
Radiator ID help
Hey there everyone. Full disclosure, I'm not a Durant guy, but do love old cars and restored them for many years. Recently when exploring a local salvage shop that sells everything from furniture to toilets, I uncovered this old radiator, and some internet research l...
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Last Post: May 14, 2017 10:08pm
by Bert Babick
Durant Racing team at Beverly Hills Raceway
Durant Racing team Beverly Hills Raceway Picture of the Durant Racing team. This photo and a little more info from the Water and Power Associates organization of Los Angeles. According to their website, Durant Drive in the City of Beverly Hills was named after t...
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Last Post: May 14, 2017 11:10am
by Ross Hoevet
The rest of the story of "Higby"
Hi all: I wrote a article in the Durant Partner some time back on Higby (cannot remember when). Now I can tell new club members about the adventure. In March of 2006 Michelle M. made a post on the forum about her dad wanting to sell this "old car" he had. He h...
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Last Post: May 5, 2017 9:38pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Windshield wiper for a 1928 M2
What kind of wiper do I need so I can attach the wiper to a 1929 trico vacuum motor the car I have is a 1928 Durant M2
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Last Post: May 4, 2017 7:39am
by Bill Hoaglan
mike b
Pacific coast chapter spring fling
Just a quick reminder that the last day for reservations for the hotel we'll be staying at during the West Coast Spring Fling is 3/24/2017. Hope to see you there!
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Last Post: May 3, 2017 3:53pm
by Mike Babick
Nice 31 Durant for sale on Ebay, check it out
Hey Durantonians, nice 1931 Durant for sale on EBAY, says it's a 31 614, looks like it would not take much to make it a fine car for show or fun. It looks like Ray Zenz ( I think it was spelled that way) old car with the "Pullman" seat option. What do you think?
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Last Post: May 2, 2017 8:26pm
by Ross Hoevet
GM Opens the Restored Durant-Dort Factory
GM Opens Historic Durant-Dort Factory One Includes archive and research center and community meeting space 2017-05-01 Print Print Send Email Word Share Add This FLINT, Mich. — General Motors today opened the restored Durant-Dort Factory...
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Last Post: May 2, 2017 6:50am
by Mike Linthicum
Items needed for History Channel production
I have been corresponding with a production company making a documentary about early American automotive history and they are very interested in including William C. Durant in their production. The archivist who is obtaining photographs etc will be using some items f...
Views: 280   Replies: 6
Last Post: Apr 29, 2017 9:36am
by Mike Linthicum
DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet April 20 -23, 2017, Bowling Green, Kentucky
OK, there should be no excuse this time for not attending the East Coast Spring meet in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The date will be April 20th through the 23rd 2017. I will provide hotel information as soon as I can negotiate the best deal for everyone and lock in the...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 7:04pm
by Don Shilling
Vacation to the plating shop
I was curious how the plating process worked and a Michigan plating shop was kind enough to invite me back to the shop to take part in the plating of my Durant parts. I decided to put a terrible video up of how the parts are done. I was really happy with the shop...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 4:15pm
by Mike Linthicum
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
Durant Dort Carriage Company
Hello - I am interested in getting a copy of a Durant-Dort Carriage Company catalog. They used to publish the catalogs and they were on the order of about 150 pages. Thank you.
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2017 5:22am
by Mike Linthicum
Distributor for 27/28 Star 4 cylinder
Hello Club Members; I was contacted today by a restoration shop in Pennsylvania who is trying to get a Star owners car running for him. It's a 4 cylinder and it's missing the distributor. Anyone out there have one. I'll hook you two up and you can work out a deal...
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2017 5:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Flint seals
I reciently installed modern seals in my '25 Flint H-40 Trans. and Pinion housing....Our Local bearing house was very helpful selecting the seals...For the Trans I selected a lip seal having the correct shaft size (seal I.D.) then looked for the smallest cross sectio...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2017 10:25pm
by Rick Botti
Fan Belt
Happy Holidays Everyone!! What fan belt are you using for a 29 Durant 14L 6Cyl.? Bought serpentine belt from late model car from NAPA. Can't keep it tight. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2017 5:16pm
by Phil Peters
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: Apr 2, 2017 7:51pm
by Don Shilling
steering column
The steering column on my D40 has a bend in it. Is it supposed too? I wouldn't think so as they have concentric rods that have to turn inside each other. The steering wheel does not want to come off either. I fear that I will break it if I hammer on it too much. Any...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2017 2:32pm
by Jim Cooke
New Owner Needs Assistance
I am the new owner of a running 1928 M2 4 Door Sedan. It has many issues and will eventually need an engine, transmission, and differential rebuild. I have already utilized much of the great technical information on this site, however I would like to know if there ar...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2017 6:27am
by Jim Cooke
Complete Repair Manual
Where can I get a complete teardown and rebuild repair manual for a Durant 1928 M2 (W5 Motor.
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2017 11:19am
by Bill Hoaglan
Vacuum Tank Valves or Rebuild
The Air and Suction valves are leaking on my vacuum tank. Is there a source for replacement valves or someone who refurbishes the tank.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2017 6:47pm
by Don Shilling
mike b
1st annual shakedown tour
I want to thank all participants for attending the 1st annual shake down tour. We descended upon schellville airport and took pictures with wwI and wwII aircraft. We toured beautiful Sonoma valley and ended up at skypark airport, where we had a pilots style lunch. Af...
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2017 12:07pm
by Tom Schaffer
Durant title
I've been searching high and low for a Durant title. Would prefer a 23 But may consider other year. Anyone out there that can help me Please contact me at 269-362-8184. Thanks. John
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2017 7:15pm
by Lewis Mendenhall...
Recommendation for replacement carburator
I have a 1928 M2 and the pot metal is broken on my carburetor where the needle valve screws in on the bottom. I have tried JB weld and cannot get it to stop leaking. Thus far I can not find a replacement Tillotson R-6A carburetor and would like to know if anyone can...
Views: 337   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 12, 2017 11:18am
by Rick Botti
DeVaux Boattail
I had a nice conversation earlier today with the man that bought the DeVaux from San Diego some years back. A few years ago he sold it to thin out his collection. A man in another state is now selling some of his cars. Going back on the history of the car it all...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2017 4:47pm
by Norm Toone
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