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Passing of member Mike Larson
It is sad note that I pass to you all this morning that I just heard that long time Durant family member Mike Larson of Vancouver, Washington has passed away. Mike and Rosalie had been a common fixture at many a Durant meet on both the West Coast and National meets a...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2015 8:48pm
by Keith N
housing at the end of generator for the distributer
The housing I have ,GJ 313, may be off an earlier car but best I've got. It has several cracks but still seems solid. I would like to replace it if anyone has any spares? Also I'd like to find a touring/roadster cowl with the front doors to build a second car from....
Views: 185   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 20, 2015 6:05am
by Todd E Frye
Got the Durant PARTNER today
Carol you made my day. I was so happy to see the Partner today that I felt it really was spring. It contains a great arrangement of varied articles from around the Durantonian world. I like to see technical articles as well as pictures and stories from club members...
Views: 237   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 16, 2015 6:20am
by Frank Witkowski
Looking for Dennis McBride
Hi All, I am looking for an e-mail address or telephone number of Dennis McBride. He has a photograph in the gallery section of his 1928 M2 Sedan. Unfortunately he is not in the roster section. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Thanks, Neil...
Views: 182   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 10, 2015 1:34pm
by Norm Toone
Sept 2015 Annual Meet
A few people asked me, so I thought I'd mention that the banquet will be on board a river boat cruising up and down the St. Croix river which borders MN and Wisconsin. It is one of the tributaries to the Mississippi, and it's a beautiful, scenic view. Rick has pu...
Views: 176   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 8, 2015 8:45am
by Mike Linthicum
Events
Updated Events Page. Many Events going on this year. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2015 6:11pm
by Rick Botti
Star Truck W5 Motor
My friend told me of an old Star truck in the woods nearby. We went out to look at it today. Not much left of it but the engine plate gave us a clue. It says Star W5 481128 Made for Durant Motors Leaside, Ontario Question. Based on the engine serial number, do...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2015 4:54pm
by Neil Martin
chain case pulley help.
Hi everyone. It's been a while since I posted. I have an oil leak from the seal between the chain case and the engine block. We were trying to get an idea of how it comes off before getting into it. We couldn't see a bolt or anything holding the pulley on... d...
Views: 201   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 31, 2015 10:55am
by Gerald Feather
Source for Star Carburetors
My Star came with a Tillotson MV 1A carburetor. It's made out of "Red Brass" which doesn't disintegrate like pot metal. It works very well. This one and the MV 1B were original equipment and can be frequently found on eBay. Search for "Tillotson Brass Carburetor...
Views: 240   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 30, 2015 11:19am
by Vincent O'Brien
Oil filtrator on 14L & 15L ENGINE
Just took of my oil filtrator on my 15L engine for restoration and replacement. I ordered a modern oil filter cartridge from Summit Racing to fit inside. I noticed that when I took it off of the engine block there was no gasket between the block and the bottom of the...
Views: 316   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 28, 2015 4:05pm
by Mike Linthicum
Substitute for 600wt "Steam Cylinder Oil" used on Durant cars
OK, I've just bought a 26 Star R and need to grease up the springs all around due to the rust on them. The manual calls for 600 wt Steam Cylinder Oil and this site tells me that I need to order it from CA or TX or get 5 gallons in a jobber pail if I can find one. So,...
Views: 197   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 27, 2015 12:41pm
by Gene House
Restoration help needed for 26 Star R
I've just purchases a 26 Star R as mentioned in a previous post. This car has had a semi-restoration about 20 years ago but It has painted wheels now instead of the lacquer I think was originally used. Car anyone confirm the type of finish that was originally on the...
Views: 187   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 25, 2015 10:32pm
by Vincent O'Brien
Drivability help needed for "new" Star
As many of you know, I've been wanting to buy a Durant car for several months now. That was finally made possible with the help of Frank Witkowski (many thanks Frank!). My "new" 1926 Star R 6 cylinder arrived last week during the rain and I rapidly discovered, during...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2015 6:45am
by Gene House
Following a Star....Continued
Hello again everybody. Well, it,s been a long time since I have posted anything about the restoration of Cathy Witkowski's Star Roadster. Work and other issues have slowed this project to a crawl..... but we're at it again! If I remember correctly, my last...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2015 6:30am
by Gene House
Throwout bearing and u-joint lube
I put some heavy oil in my throwout bearing and now I have a mess! What are others using that doesn't "fling out" every where? Secondly, what to use in the spicer u-joints?
Views: 296   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 21, 2015 5:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Ignition cyinder replacement
Hi, I need some help. I bought a key cylinder and blank key from Gary Wallace. My problem is that I do not want to destroy my ignition/light switch in inserting the new cylinder. I have removed complete switch from car and now have NO IDEA have to remove the l...
Views: 241   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 18, 2015 2:41am
by Shane Hoffmann
1926 Star Vacumn chamber
Hi, I have a 1926 star with a glass chamber mounted on the firewall which is connected to the intake. The problem is the glass was dropped and is broken. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? Thanks, Roy
Views: 267   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 10, 2015 6:37pm
by Dennis W. Nutter
Engine plate
Hello members, I'm looking for a replica engine block plate for the CA Star series. Does anyone know if there are replicas being made? Spring is here on 20 Mar 2015. Thank you for any help.
Views: 349   Replies: 9
Last Post: Mar 9, 2015 8:23pm
by Norm Toone
gas gauge and windshield wiper (vaccum type)
I need a wiper motor for my car =-- sure trying to get it on the road. Finding little problems now that all the big ones seem to be fixed(I hope anyway) also could sure use a gas gauge if any one has one to sell me thanks-- Ken
Views: 334   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 5, 2015 9:29am
by Ross Hoevet
Split Rims (narrow)
I am in the very early stages of rebuilding a 1928 M2 Durant Sedan that belonged to my wife's grandfather. I seem to be having trouble with the split rims (which are not in good shape). I talking about the outer rim that attach to the tire and tube, not the inner...
Views: 200   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 4, 2015 6:12pm
by Neil Martin
Rear main seal
I have an oil leak from the rear main seal on my car. I saw an article some time back about rebuilding to a newer type seal but cant find it now. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a copy of this article?---think maybe it was Bill Hoagland...
Views: 277   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 24, 2015 5:54pm
by Ken McCormick
619 Information needed
Hi All..... Anyone know the size of the rear hub threads on a wooden wheel 619? George is making a hub puller for one of our Foreign members and needs the size and thread pitch for the rear hub. A hub cap could be measured also. Thanks for any help you can...
Views: 180   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 23, 2015 5:13am
by Norm Toone
What's New At the Museum
Started this thread to let you know what is new at the Durant Motors Automobile Museum. You can go there by clicking on the button to your left marked "museum" or directly by going to www.durantmuseum.org. 1. Several new items have been added to the "Items and Ar...
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2015 4:59am
by Peggy Spitz
registration number plate
I have found number plate 27839 RUGBY. Any significance?
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2015 10:57am
by Bob and Stephani...
Durant Partner Winter 2014 issue
WOW! What a great issue, and I really love the photographs throughout the magazine. Carol, thanks for taking the time to plow through the hundreds of photographs that I sent in order to make this issue spectacular. I know that many of those in attendance do not...
Views: 259   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 15, 2015 5:04pm
by Charles Spitz
San Diego
Does anyone know if there are any car shows in the San Diego area the weekend of March 21-22?
Views: 215   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 14, 2015 10:01pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Pickers
No! Frank No! No! We B Hoarders 2 No Pickers!
Views: 248   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 13, 2015 11:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Durant seen on American Pickers show last night
Anyone else see the 1922 Durant show up in the guy Charlie's garage outside Boston last night. Yellow touring car, not seen the light in many many years. Picker Mike said right away when he opened the garage door "A Durant", and then passed over it to look at the Pac...
Views: 226   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 13, 2015 5:27am
by Mike Linthicum
Distributor Replacement (DeJon)
My 24 Flint has a DeJon distributor (pot metal/die cast)and Jim Greenamyer sent me photos of other 6E six cylinder Continental engines using AutoLite distributors. Can anyone give me the AutoLite number so I can start my search?? Better yet, has any of you got a dist...
Views: 325   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 4, 2015 7:59am
by Yates Milton
Model 416 Rugby Truck
Well we are stumped about info on the 416 Rugby Truck that used the W8 engine. Seems to be a Leaside vehicle. Same clutch as the 406, 416, 615, 616. Same drive shaft and uni joints, same front / rear springs, same ring gear and pinion, same axle shafts, same drag lin...
Views: 213   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 3, 2015 1:05pm
by Norm Toone
Big day today!
Today marks a big day in the restoration of my Star. I started it and run it for the first time. It sits as a complete running chassis now, awaiting the body. It has been a while since I worked on the car and even longer since I've posted on the forum. Now I wi...
Views: 227   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 1, 2015 5:53pm
by Brian D.
Hatfield
Do any of you Durantonians know of anybody who has a Hatfield automobile? They were manufactured in Sydney, N.Y. between 1917 and 1923. I have some information on this car that I'd like to forward on. Thanks
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2015 3:50pm
by Hilkka Brucksch
29 Durant 66 sedan sold on eBay
This 29 Durant 66 sold recently on eBay. Thought some club members might be interested in hearing about it. Does anyone know if a club member bought it? eBay number: 221672470854 (the pictures are still up to look at) Seller Notes: “This is an origin...
Views: 260   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 30, 2015 3:55am
by Norm Toone
Car hauling:
Looking for someone that is going from West coast East with a empty enclosed trailer. A star needs a ride. Contact me by E-mail only: garyyelle@msn.com. Thanks, Gary
Views: 183   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 26, 2015 10:06pm
by Gary Yelle
Who bought the 28 Durant sedan on eBay?
A gray colored 28 Durant 4 cylinder 4 door sedan was listed and relisted on eBay at $14,500 and finally was sold to someone who made an offer. Does anyone know if a club member bought the car? or what it finally sold for as a best offer? 1928 Other Makes FOUR DO...
Views: 242   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 22, 2015 7:02am
by Bob and Stephani...
Water Pump Gasket - and over heating
Looking for some guidance. The 1925 Star Service truck I inherited from my dad (Bob Krause) is having some over heating problems. I have taken the radiator off to test the flow rate, and there does not appear to be any blockage. I then took the water pump off an...
Views: 240   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 18, 2015 4:07pm
by Dick Krause
DeVaux
A 1930 DeVaux for sale at Motel T Haven.com
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2015 11:35am
by Ross
Locomobile bodybuilders
Hello! Did Central Manufacturing Company build Locomobile 8-70 bodies? I'm working on a project and I found this sign with other parts, which came with this car, but I can't say if it's original or not. It reads Central Manufacturing Co. F-2 554, material is alu...
Views: 190   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 13, 2015 4:59am
by Antti Lappalaine...
Locomobile Tow / Service Truck
While surfing the web, I mean conducting research. I found this interesting picture of a Locomobile and Durant dealer with a Locomobile tow truck. The full story can be found at this link: http://theoldmotor.com/?p=38555 Rick
Views: 285   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 12, 2015 2:49pm
by RIck Botti
Upholstery & Roof Question
I have a 1923 Dort, and an looking for some information on how to go about re-upholstering the seats. Are there kits for this type of vehicle that would work, or companies in the Mid-west area that I could contact to do the work? As a side note, I'm also looking...
Views: 249   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 12, 2015 4:55am
by Frank Witkowski
Car transport anyone?
I'm returning to the San Francisco area from Los Angeles later this week pulling an empty 30 ft enclosed car hauler. I'd be happy to haul a member's car.
Views: 197   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 10, 2015 10:43pm
by Vince O'Brien
devaux dash
hello everyone does anyone know who bought the devaux dash that was on ebay,i got there a little late i need to see if they will sell the pull knobs if there not going to use them,happy new year to all, please email me at davesplace2010@yahoo.com thanks dave a...
Views: 293   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 9, 2015 8:15am
by dave enrico
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Stuck Clutch on 1923 Dort
I have a 1923 Dort which the clutch will not disengage from the transmission despite having the clutch plates separated. The photo describes the issue: The Flywheel Drive Pin (1) drives the Clutch Plates (2). The Middle Clutch Plate slides onthe three Clutch Pins (3)...
Views: 358   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 8, 2015 8:48pm
by Norm Toone
Radiator Paint
Any thoughts on painting the honeycomb radiator core on a 1923 A-22? The radiator currently on my car is a Star radiator and was either originally black or painted later and has a black painted surround. I am going to a correct Durant radiator on my A-22 and using...
Views: 608   Replies: 14
Last Post: Jan 7, 2015 6:13am
by Todd E Frye
Happy New Year 2015
To our Durant Family around the world, Peg and I wish all of you a very Happy New Year.
Views: 132   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 2, 2015 8:30am
by Yates Milton
Website Updates
1. Added pictures of Ray Acker's 1929 Model 60 Sedan to the Durant section of the Photographs page. 2. Added pictures of my 1931 model 619 to Durant section of the Photographs page. 3. Added a downloadable PDF copy of the Members car data form created by Steve...
Views: 399   Replies: 8
Last Post: Dec 31, 2014 11:01pm
by Rick Botti
TORQUE
Hi out there.A happy new year to all of you. I am looking for the torque on the gears of the crank shaft and the two others that hold the timeing chain on a 6 cylinder continental 14 L engine on the two engines that I have had rebuilt(boreing babet pistons connecting...
Views: 214   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 31, 2014 3:36pm
by Gerry Gouin
Season's Greetings
It is Christmas Eve Downunder, so it is an opportune time to wish all Durantonians and their families a Safe and Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your search under the Christmas tree be fruitful. My two special presents will arrive in the New Year - I hope....
Views: 171   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 25, 2014 3:16pm
by Gene House
merry christmas
hello everyone i just wanted to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year,im in so calif and it looks like christmas day is going to be about 70 degrees and a beautiful day,i hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy,hope to spend more time with...
Views: 234   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 25, 2014 6:43am
by Bob and Stephani...
Update on Ed Vomero
I just talked to Ed this evening. Apparently he was run over by a car about seven weeks ago. He is presently in a rehab unit and doing very well. Many people have sent him cards, which he is truly grateful, but unable to respond with thank you cards. However, anyone...
Views: 241   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 22, 2014 8:03am
by Frank Witkowski
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