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Happy New Year 2015
To our Durant Family around the world, Peg and I wish all of you a very Happy New Year.
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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...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2014 11:01pm
by Rick Botti
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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Dec 22, 2014 8:03am
by Frank Witkowski
My Resume
Hi there Mr Lance Durant-Haynes; I really hate to bother you again about my end date at Lance Durant Chauffeuring, BUT, always the big butt...I have not been able to find a real job since coming to Woodstock, GA. We are not at all unhappy about the move we have a...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2014 5:21am
by Janet Barnhart
Change of Email Address
Please change my email address to ymilton@ec.rr.com rather than nc.rr.com. My computer went South so had to start all over. Hated to use the Forum, but figure it was the quickest way. Change only the n to an e. Thanks Yates
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2014 12:39pm
by Yates Milton
Butters website
Does Butters have a website?
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2014 11:56am
by Norm Toone
Star Salesman's Sample
My daughter is a producer on a reincarnation of the TV show "Life Styles of the Rich and Famous". One of the subjects has a car & toy collection in the Dallas Forth Worth area. In it he had this salesman's sample of a Star. Have you ever seen one of these? Coul...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2014 8:27pm
by Frank Witkowski
2 months
Well, two months ago we were on our way to NC for the Annual DMAC Conference. Never made it there with our car. But thanks to this wonderful DMAC Family, we made it to the Conference. (AND thank God for being with us when we had our accident). I just want to thank R...
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Last Post: Dec 4, 2014 2:06pm
by Peggy Spitz
What do they have?
There is some debate as to what these guys have.. They claim it's a chassis for a 1925 Durant truck. To me the W-5 motor tells me it is of Star origin. The hubs are smaller than the Durant These 2 1/4"(Durant- 2 3/8") Any thoughts? They are somewhat adamant th...
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Last Post: Dec 3, 2014 8:10pm
by Bert Babick
Restoring Old Gauges
I have been looking at my speedometer and wondering how and if it can be restored. Just recently I received an email suggesting I go to UTUBE and check out "1929 Willys Whippet First test Drive". I noted the beautiful job this gentleman did on his instrument resto...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2014 11:52pm
by Bill Kronsbein
Happy Thanksgiving
To all our American friends: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all. We in Canada are just getting over all the turkey etc from our Thanksgiving several weeks ago. The Canadian Durant members wish you all the greatest Thanksgiving. Please drive safely as we do not wish...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2014 5:08pm
by Charles Spitz
1926 Durant radiator
Hi! I Just received a 1926 Durant radiator with the shell and would like to know if any one is interested in it! Thank You! Marvin
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2014 3:15am
by Bruce Butler
I have stumbled onto a Star Touring chassis in a barn not to distant from me, and am considering acquiring it. The fellow bought it to make a rat rod out, but has gone a different direction. Pretty much has all the non-wood bits still there, but you can tell it sat...
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Last Post: Nov 27, 2014 2:28am
by Bruce Butler
Help with distributor spark advance setup.
Hi all. My car is missing the cable that hooks up to the distributor from the spark advance. I took a little closer look lately and also noted it looks like the housing is on backward. The bolt that holds the distributor on has twisted around to rest against the...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2014 5:07am
by Gerald Feather
Looking at a Durant for sale
I am looking at a 1930 4 cylinder Durant that is all original and in good condition. It runs well, shifts, stops, and the interior is still in good shape. The body is straight and in good shape with just a little rust. The man id asking $9,000 for it. NADA Classics d...
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2014 11:51am
by Gene House
'New' Engine
I thought I would share an update on my A-22 engine project. I purchased and retrieved a correct engine for my '23 in Canada this summer and it's been at a local machine shop for a a month or so. They are having a good time learning more about my ride and Durants i...
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Last Post: Nov 22, 2014 6:32am
by Durant Museum
Stuck engine
My Jr-8 ran about 15 years ago. After I bought it 4 years ago, I soaked the pistons with brake fluid & diesel fuel and the engine turned over easily. Now, after setting for 4 years, it is seized. Does anyone have any ideas on what I might try before I tear the eng...
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Last Post: Nov 18, 2014 5:50am
by Todd E Frye
Phil Donoghoue or Sid Semple
Does anyone have a current email address for Phil Donoghoe, or Sid Semple? Thanks, Dave Schulte
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2014 2:13am
by Sid Semple
Rear wheel bearings
Anybody sourced a replacement for the rear wheel bearings? I don't have any good ones and need to find something suitable. Thanks
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2014 12:16am
by Kevin Hitchcock
Kauffman era license plate topper at Salisbury NC Meet
Hey everyone: At the Salisbury Meet someone donated to the Museum a metal license plate topper from the Kauffman era of the Durant Star Owners Club. I for the life of me cannot remember who gave it to me. I remember sitting around the hospitality room with Frank,...
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2014 6:41am
by Durant Museum
Contributing to the DMAC Museum effort.
As the end of the year drawers to a close and the holidays will be upon us quick, those in the U.S. don't forget the DMAC Museum effort as you seek those last minute tax deductible donations before December 31st. The DMAC is a 501 (C)(3) IRS recognized non-profit org...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2014 3:25am
by Norm Toone
Down but not Out
OK folks, here's the latest. Some of you may have noticed me not being the best of neighbors and maybe not responding promptly. I went to a doctor today to arrange to have my plumbing altered in order to partake of a three times weekly dialysis. This condition was n...
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2014 6:42pm
by Don Shilling
Landau Bar Measurement Needed
Can anyone give me the hole to hole distance of the landau bars used in a 1927 Star Coupe please? Thanks as always!
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Last Post: Nov 12, 2014 2:06am
by Bill Kronsbein
Need measurements:
Hi All: What would be the measurements of the 31 Durant (614)4 dr and the 31 DeVaux 4 dr? How high, how wide and how long? Thanks, Gary
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2014 9:14pm
by gary k
Information wanted on a Star Motors engine. Head is marked W4A802B
Hello over the weekend I purchased a Star Motors engine. It seems almost impossible even with the internet to find much information on it. It seems to be complete from what I can tell. Could someone help me find information please? What is the model number? What HP i...
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2014 9:25pm
by Bert Babick
Cut out Switch
??? Cut out switch on A-22 1923. What is the main function of this switch. If it didn't work could this be a cause for Car not to start?
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2014 6:04pm
by Don Shilling
32 DeVaux at Hershey
Hi All: I just wanted to let everyone that is going to Hershey..(sure wish I could be there) to look for the 32 DeVaux convertible that came from Myron Cummings. The Reinke family now owns it and is ready to display it. Thanks, Gary
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2014 8:15am
Durant Partner
Hi All, Fifteen years ago, Ralph and Judy Woodard started our then "No Name Newsletter" all in black and white and only 4 pages long. We now have a beautiful magazine the "DURANT PARTNER" that would rival any small club effort and would no doubt win. Jeff Gillis...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2014 9:08am
by Yates Milton
Irving Kansas Durant Dealership
I have hunted my local area high and low for any sign of the historical presence of Durant and Star automobiles with little success other than the occasional anecdote. Yesterday, a wonderful lady volunteering for our local historical society came across a photograph...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2014 8:04am
by Mike Linthicum
flint on ebay
Was looking for information on the flint that is on ebay ??? any good ? value ??
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2014 8:02am
by Mike Linthicum
It's alive
Today was a good day. Before today I had a devil of a time getting the engine in the car to start. It could take me all day with a can of quick start to get it going. So I took the carburetor off and rebuilt it, fixed the choke wire which hasn't been attached well...
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2014 4:01pm
by Gerald F
Vacuum Tank question
I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what make and model of Vacuum tank this is. I can't find any info on it. It's off the 1928 durant m2, but this durant has a lot of 29 parts. The brackets holding it are Stewart Warner.
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2014 9:50am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Identification of star cars in old photos
I have several old photos of old cars that my family owned and I'm looking for help identifying what they are - my dad is 86 and thought one or more of them were "Star Cars" - and I was wondering if there was someone I could send the couple pictures (1 or 2) to get h...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2014 6:24pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Look who won the Billy Durant Award!
Bert & Sonia Babick were this year's winners of the Billy Durant award. Rick
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2014 7:51pm
by Don Palla
Dort Leftovers
I bought this old gem several years ago just to save it from scrap, and thought it would be perfect for my first prewar restoration. After learning more about Dorts, I discovered that I'll never find the parts needed to do anything with it, so I might as well find so...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2014 7:27pm
by cdmn
1928 Durant Radiator needed
I was wondering if there were any radiators out there for a 1928 Durant floating around out there in good condition.
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2014 6:51pm
by Gerald F
Crankshaft Pulley
The crankshaft pulley on the A-22 engine I have at my local machine shop was at some point 'worked on'. The pulley wheel itself (or a replacement) was bronzed onto the center tube that the crank actually goes into. The rebuilder has my engine completely torn down e...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2014 8:55am
by Bill Hoaglan
Central Chapter Of The DMAC ?
Hi All.... At the annual meeting in North Carolina the suggestion was made to form a "Central Chapter" of the Club. This would be perfect timing since the 2015 Annual Meeting is in Minnesota. We have been well represented on the West and East Coast as well a...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 8:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
2015 DMAC Elections
Hi All.... 2015 is an election year for the DMAC. The election committee is composed of the past president, Rick Botti and 2 other members appointed by the current president. I have asked AnnJean DeVries and Yates Milton to join Rick, and they have agreed....
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 12:23pm
by Frank Witkowski
2015 International Durant Meet, Minnesota
We have the contract signed with Marriott. They created a special link to book the hotel online. Checking Sept 9, 2015 and checkout is Sept 13, 2015 $95 http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Durant%20Mot...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 12:21pm
by Adam Ford
Unknown Part of Engine
I apologize if this is a ridiculous question, but what is the device below the carburetor on my A-22 engine? It is spun via the generator shaft, but I am not really sure what it is? A governor of some sort?
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 11:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
Touring roof - Question
Good-day to all. I am finally getting the roof put on my car. I have found folding irons, saddles, back window and gotten new ribs made. All is in place other than the fabric. I have done my best to find pictures of our requirements on the net. I have found some,...
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2014 2:42pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Radiator Cap and Moto-Meter
I just bought a 1926 Star Four Coupe, looking for a radiator cap with a moto-meter an it, Anyone have a source or a spare, Please let me know. Thank you for your time. Regards, Kerry
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2014 6:28am
by Ray Acker
Marvel Schebler Carburetor
Hi all. I have been working on the car most of the summer trying to get it up to regular running condition. I had it started last year for short periods. There was no radiator so I couldn't keep it running. The radiator was replaced this year and is hooked u...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2014 3:34am
by Norm Toone
A-22 Rear Generator / Distributor Mounting Housing
Hello all A-22 owners. I have been in conversation with the helpful Franz Fraitzl about getting some of the plates that cover the rear of the distributor into which the distributor mounts manufactured. Here are some pictures of my broken plate. For...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2014 7:55pm
by Todd E Frye
Anyone know what happen to Philip Tramel ?
Philip Tramel was a member of the DMAC until somewhere around 2009. He lived in Modesto, California and owned a 1931 Durant Model 619. I'm updating the website and list of 619 owners and would like to speak to him. Anyone out there know how I can contact him?...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2014 12:01pm
by Rick Botti
First Pictures from North Carolina DMAC Meet
Charlie Spitz has sent in the first pictures from the DMAC meet in North Carolina. Rick
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 8:56pm
by Frank Witkowski
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