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1928 for sale
Here is a posting on craigslist for a 1928 Model R2.65?? ---http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/3663766601.html --- The price seems high and looks like a lot of work to get it looking good and running,If anyone is interested. Don
Views: 802   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 10, 2013 5:50am
by Norm Toone
Procedural Question- starting the car
Kind of an odd question but as I get nearer to starting my '24 Star - once the whole vacuum system is installed and ready- to start it, do guys normally have to prime the vacuum tank first? Remove the gas line and squirt some gas down in there to get her going? Or...
Views: 328   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 8, 2013 8:28am
by Jim Chocole
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Jay
Serial number
I've seen a few posts about trying to find the right serial number. I don't have the Body ID but I do have the engine ID. I'm told the car is a 1926 Star (Coach). I've posted a few pictures on here before and there's really not much of the car. The engine's tag says...
Views: 1272   Replies: 6
Last Post: Mar 7, 2013 7:28pm
by Eliot
Ignition switch information
I am currently restoring a 1921 Dort Touring car and I am setting up the ignition switch and I am a little lost. I was wondering if any one had any information on this switch because I have it apart right now and I have a pretty good idea of how it goes together but...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2013 4:04pm
by Norman Oborne
!927 Star Touring Cowl.
Does anyone out there have an extra 1927 Star touring or roadster cowl ? I've got a 1927 Star Sedans front end and a 1927 Star complete frame, engine etc. and very back part of a 1927 touring body. Would love to have a Touring car. Do have a 1926 Touring cowl but th...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2013 8:23pm
by Dave coppess
1928 Durant for sale
Hi folks: I just got a message regarding a good looking Durant for sale. Check it out: http://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=752152&Year=1928&Make=&Model= Gord
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 12:39pm
by Gordon F. Curl
1923 Star touring 4 sale
1923 Star touring for in the For Sale and Wanted forum.
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 11:10am
by Robert Hill
Carburator diagram
Does anyone have an exploded diagram of a stromberg U 2 carb? I sure could use one so I can take this one apart and clean it up. I think it must be plugged with some kind of black dirt. Cant get my car to start . Local car club is having their annual easter para...
Views: 498   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 5:21am
by Norm Toone
jalopnik Rolls-Royce
Check out the Jalopnik website article on the 1930 Rolls-Royce with the Viper engine. Now read the reader response from ranwhenparked about Durant owners. Sounds like either Frank W or Ken McCormick? Tongue planted in cheek. Ross
Views: 288   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 2, 2013 4:07am
by Norm Toone
ring gear/carrier
Has anyone ever removed the 8 rivets that hold the ring gear to the carrier in a '29 rear end? I know that most if not all the Durants and Stars had this configuration. I need to match up a good carrier with a good ring gear and was wondering if anybody had done this...
Views: 258   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 1, 2013 6:15am
by Bill Hoaglan
What did you do with your Durant today?
Being a beautiful sunny day in Ind. with the temp. of 36 degrees I cleaned out by barn/garage to reinventory my parts for my Star speedster since Spring is near. I did find other objects that I "misplaced" and even managed to make a little more space. Never, and I me...
Views: 212   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 9:50am
by Dennis W. nutter
Engine Plate Screws
Does anyone know the size/TPI of the screws that mount the engine data plate to the side of the block? Thanks, Jim
Views: 260   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 1:57am
by Shane Hoffmann
Firewall openings
I purchased my 1926 Star in pieces so have no record where things go or belong. Pictures are always nice on restorations so I have been checking all pictures on the website and those that I have taken of members cars. Unfortunately I don't have many good pictures o...
Views: 300   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 8:52pm
by gary kauffman
Wooden spoked wheels
I would like to try and make wooden spokes wheels for my '29 M4 is there someone who could point me in the right direction?
Views: 251   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 8:48pm
by gary kauffman
old cars weekly article..Gold Star Day
Just a heads Up... The latest issue of Old Cars Weekly V42 #6, has an article about a widow looking for a new home for a number of nice looking Stars. The story is part of a readers series, p. 40-41. The widow lives in Roseville, CA. There are a number of solid w...
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 9:55am
by Bob Smith
A big thanks.
Thanks everyone for your help regarding Bulbs.Hope to get to one of your large meets in the future.
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 6:55am
by Robert N Heat...
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gary
pickup bed
looking for pictures of 1927 pickup with full enclosed cab,metal skin on wood frame,small wood bed on rear. smithgary162@roadrunner.com
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 1:36pm
by cdmn
For sale
I have a 1927 Dstar fully restored I would like to sell 12k
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 5:46am
by Dan Pitney
Light globes.
Is there a company in the USA or Canada that still produces 6 volt globes for old Durant cars ect, or do owners convert to more modern globe lighting?
Views: 349   Replies: 7
Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 4:40am
by Norm Toone
correct motor color
Alright Star people.... I'm worhing on a 1927 Star M2 which is a 4 cyl. Can anyone tell my the correct motor color or were they're several? Thanks in advance, Jim G.
Views: 323   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 21, 2013 5:03pm
by Jim Greenamyer
DMAC Member Bob Krayer Passes
I have been informed that Bob Krayer, a Charter Member of the DMAC and a member of the first Board of Directors, has passed away. Bob owned 3 Stars and was from Levittown, PA. He always appeared to make good sound judgement, especially when it came to the DMAC a...
Views: 197   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 1:31pm
by Bill DeVries
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Shawn
Where is the VIN on a 1924 Star?
Trying to find the vin on a 1924 star and cannot find it. Any ideas? Thanks, Shawn
Views: 180   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 18, 2013 8:07pm
by Don Shilling
Question on tools
Ok here is a dumb question. these tools were under the back seat of my star. the jack and handle i get. the wrenches i get also. however the 4 bent arm things i do not get, could anybody tell me what they are? Or did somebody just throw those in there for fun....
Views: 191   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 9:14pm
by jeff martin
Wooden Spoke Repairs
My D40 Rugby has developed a small clicking noise in the right hand front wheel, once per revolution, while going slowly around a right hand corner. It appears to be happening due to a little bit of looseness in a couple of spokes where they protrude through the fel...
Views: 2825   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm
by Kevin Hitchcock
How to secure a spare?
I managed to get a nice spare on the '24 Star but what sort of locking clips were used originally to hold that spare in place on the studs? Here is a pic of mine with silly round washers on the posts. Thanks, Jim
Views: 153   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 12:56pm
by Jim Chocole
No ignition Key- ideas?
Gents, My '24 Star has a slot for an ignition key but none came with the car. Can someone tell me about the key issue? Can I make do without one- do any generic Model T keys work? Etc- not sure how to proceed before stuff gets taken apart or re-routed. Thanks,...
Views: 338   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 5:17pm
by Jim Chocole
Standard Auto Electricians Manual
Does anyone have a copy of the Standard Auto Electricians Manual that covers 1925-36 cars? It was printed in 1936 and a few are on e-bay but are $$$. I am specifically looking for some detail information on timing advance of the distributor but would also like to see...
Views: 380   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 4:18pm
by Phil Peters
re: star titles...
my title source tells me he has the following titles available.."for joy of collecting purposes only" of course hahaha.....1927 star conv. truck, 1930 rugby truck, expects to have following soon, 1923 star sedan, 1925 sport roadster and 1927 star sedan, and a 1922...
Views: 231   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 11:04am
by gary kauffman
Source for 1 1/4" radiator hose for Star?
Anyone located a chain/retailer that carries 1 1/4" ID radiator hose for Star's? I would prefer not to order through Ebay and pay shipping costs. Thanks, Jim
Views: 279   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 15, 2013 8:16am
by Jim Chocole
patterns for wood frame for 1931 Chevy Sedan
Hi folks, Just came across this site and sure am hoping someone out there can steer me in the right direction. My husband is working on his 1931 Chevy Sedan. It had a cloth top and he has totally gutted the interior to replace. He noticed upon pulling out the int...
Views: 2359   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 5, 2007 12:31am
by Greg Krueger
Durant Partner
Hi Carol: Once again, you have outdid yourself. A marvelous Partner. Beautiful pictures. I am working on an article for you for a future issue. Gord
Views: 251   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 14, 2013 4:31pm
by Ken McCormick
star gas tank
Has anybody used one of the spun aluminum fuel tanks from speedway on there cars? If so what one did you use and how well did the neck line up with the cover? Looks like the 10" x 33" will work. My gas tank looks like they took this thing off-roading and beat the und...
Views: 239   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 13, 2013 10:32am
by jeff martin
1929 LA Auto Show Fire
Hi All..... Just got my copy of the Horseless Carriage Gazette, there is a picture of the aftermath of the 1929 fire and shows some of the cars close up. Sure looks like the Durant display to me. The picture is captioned as showing a DeSoto ? Anybody else see...
Views: 219   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 12, 2013 9:24am
by Frank Witkowski
Need info
I am trying to replace a broken part on my clutch . It is the piece that adjusts to hold the foot lever at the right distance to work the clutch without grinding or dragging It is a Y shaped piece and one of the ends broke off . Was wondering why it kept gri...
Views: 271   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 12, 2013 9:16am
by Ken
Painting question
Ok Durantonians, I need some help again. I painted my fellow's and brake drums with Acrylic Enamel several weeks ago. For a first time painting project most came out well. A couple of pieces upon examination a couple of days ago had some areas that I did not get full...
Views: 215   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 12, 2013 7:17am
by Mike Linthicum
1971 Article on 1923 Star Touring Car
This is an article from a 1971 auto publication in which they do a Drive Report for a 1923 Star Touring Car. If folks haven't seen it- it is interesting. Thanks and enjoy! Jim Chochole
Views: 223   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 8:12am
by Jim Chocole
Alternative to Chrome Plate?
Wow, I just got blowed away on a U-tube film of a spray on chrome job. Copy and Paste this URL to see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up_CLJXRyaM Now, before we get started, I'm well aware of the old "Chrome in a Rattle Can" paint jobs. We used to have another nam...
Views: 211   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 4:20pm
by Jim Chocole
Happy Birthday
Wanted to wish our great Webmaster a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Rick, where in the world would we be without you and our great website. Thanks a million.... Yates and Doris Milton
Views: 231   Replies: 6
Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 11:41am
by gary kauffman
What did I do with my Durant Today
Finished the seats and doors, now the for the Radiator to be fitted and wiring finished off. The hood will have to wait for a warmer day as autumn is nearly upon us.
Views: 254   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 7:44am
by Jim Chocole
Is oil pressure controlled by a spring and ball on a 14L engine?
I have completely disassembles and re assembled the Continental 14L engine from my 1928 D60. This is an early 14L, 163 cu.in., not the more popular 185 cu.in. I'm now ready to start it for the first time since the re-assembly, but I'm concerned about oil pressure. I...
Views: 268   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 8:46am
by Rick Botti
Two More Star Tourings
Happy New Year To All This week I bought the two 1923 Star Tourings that were on EBay direct from the seller. I was very surprised that these two were out there. Anyone in our club have any histoery on these cars?. Engine numbers #82313 and #72695.
Views: 549   Replies: 13
Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 8:15am
by Jim Chocole
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gary k
1925 star f roadster
i would like to announce that i am now the proud owner of my first Star car....a 1925 model F roadster. it is an unrestored barn find purchased from the estate of deceased club member Don Welch, who was with me as a member of the original Durant Star Owners Club bac...
Views: 983   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 7, 2013 8:22pm
by gary kauffman
Car body
I saw a two door body located in South Dakota. It was in the Links area. I could not repond to the ad but possibly the person can respond thru email or telephone 920=579-9744. Thank you.
Views: 325   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 10:04pm
by David L. Coppess
Fitting a New Carburetor- Zenith.
I am working on fitting my 13922 Zenith carb to my '24 Star and wondered if anyone else has done this- just wanted to see how someone else has rigged it up? The accelerator rod gets fairly tight in behind the carb and in front of the valve covers. Thanks- any...
Views: 799   Replies: 11
Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 2:27am
by Shane Hoffmann
roof wood
what kind of wood was used in roof?
Views: 286   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 2, 2013 5:32am
by mike doyle
A New Ride
Hey, everybody, Froggys got a new ride. And, best of all, one that RUNS!! Now, he can keep up with Uncle Norm's MooseMoBile. And, he managed to sell his F Roadster to make room for the new wheels coming from Iowa. All in all, he came out smelling like a rose in the d...
Views: 297   Replies: 12
Last Post: Feb 2, 2013 5:16am
by Norm Toone
Durant Museum Effort
Hello fellow Durantonians! I wanted to post what's been going on with the Durant Museum Effort to keep everyone up on what's been happening in that area. 1. Your Board of Directors has approved the purchase of the Museum Software to start cataloging any dona...
Views: 195   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 29, 2013 12:20pm
by Frank Witkowski
Photographs of your cars.
We have had a number of new cars join our family over the last couple years that we do not have pictures of in our photograph section. Let's get out there and snap a couple of photographs and send them to Rick Botti. Doesn't matter what condition they are, restored o...
Views: 202   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 29, 2013 5:39am
by Mike Linthicum
Interchangable Tire Size
My 24 Flint calls for 32 X 4 1/2 tires, which are available at a rediculously high price. Will a 36 X 4 fit the 23" rims on my Flint and also what other sizes are you guys running?? Want a whitewall in a size that will look good without being distracting. Yates
Views: 281   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 28, 2013 5:21pm
by Jack Connor
Afternoon Drive in a 1929 Durant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv3nbmq4fPA Last week I took the Durant Roadster out for a drive on the back roads from Niles, to Sunol to Pleasanton and back to Niles last week. Hang on!
Views: 259   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 3:26pm
by Rick Botti
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