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Free pick up and delivery
Same deal as this spring, I am going to be driving a 1 ton chev P U to Lancaster from B C If anyone needs something picked up along the way just let me know. I will be happy to deliver things since I am going there anyway --Same holds true to items from there...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2010 8:11pm
by Ken McCormick
Durant Hotel
As some of you know, the Durant Hotel in Flint Michigan has undergone a renovation and restoration. The Flint Chamber of Commerce has invited the DMAC to display some Durant vehicles in front of the hotel during the "Back to the Bricks" car show August 20 & 21 which...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 10:36pm
by Rick Botti
Gary k
wanted - windshield stanchions (posts) for 1925 model f star
hello, i am hoping to find a pair of Reasonably priced windshield posts...i just picked up headlights and bar for $20 FROM GUY AT MACUNGIE PA. SHOW ..HE.HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE....MINE MOUNTS TO BODY STUBS WITH TWO BOLTS 1 AND 1/2" APART WITH MOUNT HOLES ON SHAF...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 8:54pm
by Gary k
Lance Haynes Progress
Some of you may know that Lance Haynes was diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Here is a note from Lance's girl friend regarding his condition. Friday, July 30, 2010 7:10 PM, PDT Hello All, this is Erica, Lance's girlfriend. He survived the 11 hour surgery yesterday...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2010 3:51pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Website Updates
Over the past few weeks I have been quietly updating the website with your pictures and tech docs. I have more to do but anywhere you see the word “new” I have updated or added new material. Today I added pictures of the 2010 Canadian Gathering and poste...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2010 6:06pm
by Rick Botti
There is a 1931 Model 619 on Ebay
There is a 1931 619 Sedan for Sale on EBay Item number: 110571222389 Rick
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 9:04pm
by Gary k
Lancaster Meeting
Well I guess we are coming to see the eastern country. Made my hotel reservations today .Sending in my registration form this afternoon . Took a lot of talking but I have her convinced that it will be a good time. See you all in Lancaster. Ed V. if Franz is not goin...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 12:45pm
by Bob Smith
Attention Canadians Save this STAR !!!
Hi All....... Could be a good parts source for someone. This is an email I just received: FRANK: the easiest way to start this is as follows - my name is Doug Palmer and I live near Perth Ontario Canada.........a local car wrecker (yes a redneck)...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2010 9:04am
by Frank Witkowski
35 mph+ bucking and performance failure - Thoughts needed
Hello Members Have done about 5 100+ miles trips this summer, plus multiple 10 / 25 miles jaunts, so far.. Runs like a dream, climbs the Peace River hills and down the road steady eddy, at 32 - 33 mph. Can get it up to 38-40 mph easily enough but after about a...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 9:18pm
by Vince O'Brien
I am looking for help again. What material should be used in the rumble seat area of this car? For the seat and for the sidewalls as well. I have some pretty good fibreglass backing I can use as stiffener but dont know what to cover it with. I would think maybe it...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 10:21am
by Ross Hoevet
Hershey 2010
Hershey is Oct 6-9 this year, with a set up ( sneak peak) day the 5th. We have the opportunity to have 1 or 2 booths in the Chocalate field. Last year Frank and Gary and several others of our kin spent sdome good hours buying, selling, trading, and otherwise ki...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2010 9:21pm
by Gary k
King pins
I am looking to replace the king pins and bushings on my D75. King pin diameter is 0.874" dia x 5.25" long with the locking slot centered on the length. The bushings are 1.0" outside dia x 1.25" long with a spiral grease groove. Does anyone know where I could purchas...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2010 12:44pm
by S. Blomquist
Hey Durantonians, Well I'v managed to get some driving in this summer with the Ol' girl despite a very busy summer touring with a Pink Floyd tribute band. However, she has devoloped some issues .. I have a vibration when I get up to around 30-35 but subsides at lowe...
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Last Post: Aug 12, 2010 12:34pm
by Keith N
6 volt ignition
we cannot get the coil to fire as it should. We have got voltage all over and have triple checked everything-we think!! Do any of you have any ideas that may lead us to something we have overlooked? someone is bound to be able to shed some light on this. We just g...
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Last Post: Aug 10, 2010 7:44pm
by James
Upholstry Material and methods
Going to try again and see if there is any info out there to help me. I am trying to get the material and fasteners for my upholstry. What kind of stuff is used as stiffener behind the material on the door panels and the other interior walls. I have found a source f...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:54pm
by Jack Connor
noise in my A22 engine
3 weeks ago went to a car show, when I drove in to our Drive way I heard a noise sound to me like a rod nock. Today the person that has worked on my Durant said that he had pulled the oil pan looking to see what he could see. Says he I don't know how to work on this...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:22pm
by cdmn
depo hack
Any one know in what year was the name depo hack changed to station wagon ? I HAVE A 1926 STAR and wondering what to call it , and what to say it is when i have it registered . Chuck.
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2010 8:18pm
by cdmn
For Sale 1929 Durant Model 60 Roadster
Hi All..... This car is for sale in Europe. Located in the Netherlands. Owner is in Germany, so has German paper work. The car is pictured in the photographs section under roadster showroom. It is the gray roadster, top row middle. I have additional pictu...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2010 6:05am
by Frank Witkowski
first post
I am Kenn Young, the new owner of a partially restored 1931 Durant roadster. I bought it on ebay about a month ago and I am gearing up to finish it by next summer. I am searching for parts and would appreciate any help/info that is sent my way. I need; tail light br...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2010 2:59pm
by Charles A. Spitz...
Exhaust Manifold
On the manifold I have for my 25 Star Model F Coach the exhaust pipe is at the front of the engine. My parts book, dated Dec 1926, shows a manifold with the exhaust at the rear. My repair manual, Jan 1929, in most of the pictures shows the exhaust pipe at the rear,...
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Last Post: Jul 31, 2010 6:39pm
by Don Shilling
Star front axle+ for sale
1927 (maybe 26) front axle and wheel for sale Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:23pm
by Bryan Gross
1927 Star M for sale
In Northwest PA. Call Paul at (814)431-0045 starting 7/31/10 Saturday. Please do not email me, I will just direct you to him.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 5:25pm
by Bryan Gross
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 11:06am
by cdmn
wood spoke wheels
I'm looking for 4 wooden spoke wheels for my 1929 6-63 Durant. Anyone have a set for sale?
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2010 8:17am
by Ken McCormick
electric fuel pump
about a electric fuel pump if would like to buy one go to o'reilly auto parts store they have 6 vote or can get one for about $40.00 , but you may need to cut down on the supply so what i did i put a in line shut off valve and it works ok most good auto parts stor...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 8:05pm
by Rick Botti
Splash Apron Manufacture ???
Hi All..... I need 2 pair of splash aprons for my 1926 Stars. Any suggestions for a good quality manufacture? Over 4 months ago I ordered 2 pair from Howells sheet metal in Texas. They do not answer their phone or return messages or emails. Guess they clo...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm
by Ed Vomero
Valve Tappet Guide Springs
I have a source that will produce new, replacement valve tappet guide springs for W5 (Part No. 20691) and 14L (Part No. 22376) engines. If I have a minimum order of two dozen, the unit price will be in the range of $2.75 to $3.00. If my order is at least six dozen,...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2010 6:38am
by Mac Irvine
Distributors timing curve
I need HELP I sent my distributor to Willy's to have rebilt and now he says he needs the timing curve to make it work can anyone tell me what it is? DON
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2010 9:08am
by Bill Hoaglan
Greetings: I was just inquiring if anyone has brake parts that might fit my durant or know where I can get after market pruducts that will do the job.. For I have the back but not the front. I have been emailing Ken. He has beeen most helpful, Thank You Ken. If an...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2010 5:33am
by Dave Schulte
credle to let the down in
I would like know where I could get a picture or drawing of the credle in which the sits in when it is down
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 3:45pm
by Frank Witkowski
Flint & Star Axle in Oregon $50
Hi All..... There is a Flint & Star front axle listed on the AACA forum. They are located in Oregon. Asking $50 each. Just scroll down to the Durant section of the AACA forums. There are even some pictures. Hate to see these junked, might help one of our...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 8:12am
by Frank Witkowski
Ugh ...making oil again .. head gasket
Well I replaced head gasket about 3 weeks (or 300 miles) ago.... Followed all directives, as received in previous thread on subject, and (after consistent checking) head bolts were holding 70 lbs no problem prior to last weekend. Last weekend the engine did 200 mi...
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Last Post: Jul 25, 2010 7:36am
by Frank Witkowski
Top bows for 1925 F Touring
The '25 F I have does not have a top... Can anyone let me know if the bows/tops on these are interchangeable with other years? thanks Jason jason.johnson@sap.com 612.618.2277
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2010 8:52pm
by Don Shilling
30 Door Handle On Ebay
If the buyer of the 30 door handle on Ebay needs the curved escutcheon instead of the flat one. Contact me. I'll trade you. Dave
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2010 4:36pm
by Mike Butters
Production figures
As the Historian at the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, I have been compiling production figures on all Lansing built vehicles. Can someone help me on Durant/Star? If not specific Lansing figures, then totals? I can estimate Lansing's portion. Thank you. Dave.
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2010 6:57am
by Dave
Gary k
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2010 8:16pm
by Gary k
1929 D40 complete axles, brakes, rims, wheels etc..
I am replacing both front and back axles. As far as I can tell they are both complete including brakes, streering and all connecting rods. I also have 6 wood 19 wheels. 4 are on the car, with tires and rims and caps. 2 rims are in need of rebuild with out rings....
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2010 10:59am
by Phil Peters
How far in your Durant?
What's the farthest you've driven you your Durant product? What was your experience?
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2010 4:53pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Need spare front 19" wood spoke wheel
I am looking for a spare 19" wood spoke wheel (hub and fellow) for my 1929 Model 60 so I can keep on the road while putting new wood spokes in my old wheels. They are Kelsey-Hayes type with four attaching bolts for the tire/rim, 12 spokes and 6 hub bolts. If you have...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2010 3:30pm
by Phil Peters
Durant touring
I found parts for a Durant 1928 touring model M2 If one is interested , send me a email
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2010 7:36am
by Henri Houle
The oil filtrator on my 15L leaks badly around the cannister base now that I have good oil pressure 15-40psi. I tried to seal with some form-a-gasket using the old o-ring. Anyone know where I can find a replacement?
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 9:17pm
by Phil Peters
Filtrator part 2
Also, does anyone know where to find a 1/8 comp cap that goes on top of the filtrator? I lost mine (stupid) so I have an old oil pressure gage connected to it for now.
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 2:13pm
by paul
Electric fuel pump
Thanks for the help with oil pressure. Now I'm trying to start the car (it's been sitting for a couple of years. The car was converted to an electric pump and its looks like this is seized. I can't get the same pump anymore and I was wondering if anyone has had an...
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2010 11:04am
by Don Gaskill
How hard is it to upholster a car? I have been thinking of doing my own work. Does anyone have any tips to help make it easier? I have done a few chairs and they seem to be pretty good so ncany see why I cant do my own . Ken
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2010 11:17pm
by Ross Hoevet
D-63 dash mounted oil filter
does anyone have a photo of the dash mounted oil filter used on a 1929 Durant D63, 15L engine? Durant part number 27520 possibly an AC G-2 Thank You
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2010 5:18am
by Frank Witkowski
Car for sale on ebay.
I have my car listed on ebay for sale. Item #250663795084
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 8:30pm
by Gary k
1922 star touring for sale
Hello i have a 1922 star touring car that i would like to sell i have lots of parts for this car.Here are some pictures of it and i still have another box of little parts that i did not take pics of. I have paper work from orig owner that sold it to the guy i got it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 10:40am
by jeff
1922 star touring
Dont be afraid to insult me on any offers this car got to go and there is lots of good parts for you guys out there restoring these.Lets talk. I would like to get rid of it all at once and not piece by piece. Call me lets deal. 760-221-7919 or email me. millbs@msn.com
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 9:08am
by jeff
Roofing instalation
I am about ready to put the roofing on my car. Is there any special trick I should maybe know before I start . would hate to screw it up at this stage. I do know it should be hot out so the material will strech tight and stay that way. It is the rubber type material....
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:28am
by Frank Witkowski
rumble seat spring
I need the spring for the back rest for my rumble seat. I have the seat . What would you experts recomend for this piece if I cant find one? I have all the front seat --only need the back rest and I will be ready to take the car to the upholstery shop. If I keep it...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2010 5:23am
by Frank Witkowski
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