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4 Speed trans lube
I got to drive Rosalies 30 6-17 coupe down to a ladies tea with the HCCA so she could attend that function. At a stop it goes into first or second very well. However from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd it grinds badly. I am well versed in double clutching either up or down...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 4:47pm
by Dave Schulte
Brake sprongs
Does anyone know of a supply of springs used on the brakes or springs that can be modified? This is needed for the Bendix brakes on a 1928 Durant m4.
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 4:06pm
by Robin Baker
31 DeVaux 6/75 restored and driving & lots of pictures all over inside my May 2019 AACA magazine
Hi Gang. First of all Gary thanks for connecting up with master restorer Bill in our faithful club with your 32 DeVaux, wow, looks cool. Just got my May / June AACA magazine & inside the front cover a perfect red 32 De Vaux 6/75 4dr built in Grand Rapids production...
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2019 7:32am
by Norm Toone
Fireworks in the Back Seat
I had reached the age of 16 and was driving my first car, a 1949 Dodge sedan. It was the 4th of July, 1962. I had a friend in the front seat and my brother, all by himself, in the back seat, left to his own devices. We were going thru a back woods neighborhood, shoot...
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2019 10:28am
by Ross
!920's camp out
A few weeks ago, I loaded the Star with vintage camping equipment and drove 80 miles south to the Santa Cruz area where several other HCCA members were having a 1920's camp out. Canvas tents, vintage Coleman lanterns and stoves and period clothing. There was even a 1...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2019 6:21am
by Rick Botti
1932 DeVaux Sedan
This past Thursday my son and I made the trip over to Auburn, WA and picked up the 1932 DeVaux standard sedan that Gary Yelly had in storage...Everything worked out well, prior to going over we installed an 12volt electric wench on the front of our open trailer, the...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2019 5:52am
by Dave
Flint E55 axle shafts
I need 2 axle shafts for my current project ; an E55 Flint. Mine are too twisted to use.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2019 2:01pm
by Jack Connor
Free wheeling
Hello everyone Does anyone have a dash pull control for the free wheeling unit,this is on a 32 devaux but I know other cars used the same part,even a picture would help, also looking for a 31 or32 devaux parts car,if you want you can call me at909 918 7171. Thanks dave
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 4:21pm
by Norm Toone
Email from Horatio in Uruguay with a 1928 Durant Model 75
Hi srs, very nice your site, I am starting a restoration of my Durant D75 and I like all information of this club, My car is a Brougham number E 3537. It is here in my house in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Thanks. Hello Mike, thank you very much for writing me...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 5:33am
by Carol Fogar
Restored 1929 D40 for Sale
I have reduced my asking price for my completely restored 1929 D40 four door sedan to $17,000 US. See the Photographs Section for many pictures and email me for more information. Thanks.
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Last Post: Jun 22, 2019 5:28am
by Mac Irvine
Which model Star???
So the more looking and more comments, the more questions. I am fairly sure this is a close to original California 1927 Star M. C-405077, engine W5 437688. I know a lot can be changed in 90 years, and the paint, upholstery, and engine have all been worked on, but not...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2019 5:56pm
by Brian
Detailed instructions for Bendix 3 shoe brakes
I'm looking for a detailed go-by for the Bendix 3 shoe brakes that the 1928 Cars had on them. I took pictures before disassembly but I guess not enough. Anybody have an early motor manual out there or something from Bendix? Any help would be appreciated.
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2019 2:19pm
by Dave Schulte
Durant on craigslist
1930 Durant deluxe for sale on Craigslist Roanoke $4500. I can check it out if anybody is interested, take pics ask questions Let me know Rory
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2019 8:15am
by Rory
Barn Find
Not mine https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458153021653902/
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2019 3:50pm
by Don Shilling
Following a Star
Hello all: Having joined the DMAC only a few years ago, I have meet many members and learned about many of their fine cars. Those who have talked with me have quickly learned about my restoration experience and Flint c...
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Last Post: Jun 12, 2019 5:50am
by Frank Witkowski
1927 Star M roadster convertible
My son and I have been going thru pictures of 27 Stars and have a basic question about the convertible roadsters. Did they all have a rumble seat, or was this specific to a different model. We don't see any pictures that distinctly show the rumble seat. It shows up i...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2019 9:05pm
by frank witkowski
1927 Star M spark issues
I am finally getting serious about getting my new acquisition started. Probably not started in 10 or more years. My issue is no spark to plugs. I have spark at coil, power to points, etc. but can't get plugs to fire. Any tricks to the cap/disc assembly I should know...
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2019 2:10pm
by Brian
Following a Star continued
Hi All... Got a chance to visit Jim G. and Cathy and my Star on Friday. Really looking good. Jim is a very talented craftsman. Look at the drivers side fender, most of it was made by Jim so was the cowl and about the bottom 12 inches of the body! Other than the top...
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2019 12:16pm
by Jack Connor
Continental 15L engine restoration for my Model 65
I'm having trouble finding a machine shop around me to tackle the restoration of my Continental 15L engine. Seems everyone is afraid of the Babbitt bearings in there. I've put a post on the AACA forum to try and find someone in the Southeast who can work on them as I...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2019 8:42pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Star hub caps
Just a general question … Was this cap an option on the 1922 Star ? Normal is the five pointed star and no name until Star came under Durant Motors. A new Star owner has them on his touring.
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2019 2:16pm
by Norm Toone
Re: Club member
Today I remember long time club member Larry Rockey. I forget how many years it has been since he died from the effects of Agent Orange. Larry was from Black Diamond, WA. He put in his 4 years in the Army, then 30 plus years at Boeing. Gary
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Last Post: May 27, 2019 12:53pm
by Gary Yelle
Water Pump Question
I am not familiar with the '32 DeVoux (40A engine) water pump...I have the pump apart and will install a new stainless shaft and bronze bearings...I see that this water pump has no grease cups over the bearings for lubercation, It has been center drilled in that area...
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Last Post: May 23, 2019 4:18am
by Norm Toone
Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation request for donations.
Hello Durantonians; By now or sometime this week all the DMAC members in the U.S. should receive in the mail a brochure about the Foundations solicitation for donations to the museum effort to build a museum in Michigan. A separate mailing will go out to all our me...
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Last Post: May 21, 2019 12:15am
by Lance Haynes
Durant Museum Foundation Update
Let it be known that the Durant Museum Foundation has obtained it's exempt status "501(c)3" from the IRS as of Feb. 2019. The foundation is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522. Donors can deduc...
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Last Post: May 20, 2019 1:39pm
by D J Federlein
600w steam cylinder oil
Does anyone know where I can purchase 600w steam cylinder oil? Mac's order went to Ecklers and theirs is on back order till the end of next month. Does anyone have any suggestions on other products?
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Last Post: May 15, 2019 5:30pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Cool Picture
We had our Apple Blossom festivle and Classy Chassis car show in Wenatchee this past weekend....The Wenatchee World had this picture of the past on the front page.
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Last Post: May 10, 2019 8:52am
by Bill Hoaglan
Top Bow Measurements?
Now I'm getting confused! I've measured the top bows on Bill DeVries C touring and Frank Witkowskis F touring and resulted in different measurements. Both models use the same part number for replacement tops so the measurements should be the same. So, does anyone el...
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Last Post: May 8, 2019 10:14am
by Don Shilling
Generator Field Circuit
The 5 amp field fuse keeps blowing in the generator. Today I installed a solid state relay (cut off) in the hopes of eliminating one possibility. The ammeter registered a charge for about 20 seconds then the fuse blew again. Does anyone know of a quick fix or am I g...
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Last Post: May 8, 2019 9:07am
by Don Shilling
Gettysburg 2019
Just returned home from another fantastic East Coast gathering. Thank you Mike for all the hard work you put into this event. I know it is no easy task and the burden seems to fall on you. That was an excellent history lesson as well. I can’t wait to read up mo...
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Last Post: May 6, 2019 3:37pm
by Tom &Karen Edmon...
Updates to Events Page
I just finished updating the Events Page. If you're in the San Francisco Bay area in September come and visit the Antique Autos in History Park event located in San Jose. Durant will be the featured make. Rick Details here: http://historysanjose.org/wp/...
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Last Post: May 4, 2019 3:19pm
by Rick Botti
single pin headlight socket
I have a 1924 star has anyone found a replacement single contact headlight socket I ordered one that said single but came as a double contact thanks jeff
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Last Post: May 3, 2019 6:07pm
by jeffrey quicksel...
Name of Norman DeVaux.s wife and daughter?
Hi All: Strange question but I do not have access now to my files to get this answer. A publication in Seattle is doing some research and asked me that question. I am thinking it is Myrtle and her daughter is a Jr. so Myrtle. Bob....am I correct? (This is when I m...
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Last Post: May 3, 2019 6:23am
by Bob Smith
Wood Body Details
Does anybody have a pic of the wood framing of a front seat back, ( the part that the front seat back springs attach to), on a Star "C" model touring 1922-24? An "F" touring may be the same. My project was missing that piece and we are searching for info to reproduce...
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Last Post: May 1, 2019 7:35pm
by Don Shilling
New Pictures from last week's Spring Fling Tour
Pacific Coast Chapter Spring Fling Tour Visalia, California In no particular order. We had 35 people and 14 cars. A good time was had by all http://www.dmacweb.com/events/PCC2019/spring2019/index.html
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2019 9:20pm
by Rick Botti
2019 DMAC East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania May 02-05, 2019
It's official as I sent in the hotel paperwork for us to have a great time this May in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Not only for it's historical interest, but Gettysburg PA is in the heart of Amish country with plenty of things to do and see. Good home cooked food await...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2019 6:44pm
by Don Shilling
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2019 3:27pm
by Brian Johnson
W4 Spark Plugs
I recently purchased a 1922 Star Touring car no L 2019 with a W4 motor. I will soon be attempting a first start on it and would like to replace the spark plugs. It currently has Defiance 57s in it. I have no idea what to use. Any suggestions...thanks
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2019 6:48am
by Kenneth DeDomini...
My 1923 Durant has a new home!
My 1923 Durant Sport Touring has taken it first trailer ride since 1962 when it was delivered to my father's house in pieces from Connecticut. It is finally free from the lonelyness of my barn and on view in the company of many of it's "peers" at the local transporta...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2019 7:11am
by Mike Linthicum
Tillotson carb alternative for the Continental 4
My carb needs help but I have been reading some not that great reviews here on that carb, what is a bolt on replacement, I have an electric fuel pump in line under the car now. 1923 A22 sport sedan John 303.875.9931 Would love to talk about what you have found
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 8:31am
by John Langan
2019 Spring Fling Tour
I'm sending out a newsletter for the Pacific Coast Chapter's 2019 Spring Fling Tour. If you'd like to get on my mailing list, just send me an email. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 6:38am
by Mike Linthicum
running board matting
I have been doing some repairs to my star and I need to replace running board mat what has every one used in the past thanks jeff
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2019 7:31pm
by jeff quicksell
Autolite Distributor
I am looking for an Autolite distributor for my 23 Durant Star. My Generator number is GJ 4014. Can anyone help me find one.
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2019 10:07am
by Kenneth DeDomini...
29 Durant for sale in Canada not mine
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2019 12:32pm
by Rick Botti
Nifty accessory for the parched
Isn't that the Swallow rad cap used on Durant, De Vaux, Frontenac ?? Isn't that a play on words (swallow) :cocktail: .
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2019 11:16am
by Norm Toone
VIN plate on ebay
There is a ID/VIN plate on ebay right now for a 1931 Durant 6-14 that sure looks to be original. What I've noticed is that the model type and the car number look like they are cast into the plate(looks like there is some relief to them). I've never seen any plate tha...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2019 7:13am
by Bob Smith
Star Engine Displays
I have lost my contact information for the gentlemen working on the Star engines and needing various used parts to complete some engine displays. Please contact me thru the email address on this post.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2019 4:28pm
by Don Shilling
Star wheels
Good day all, Discovered that an old hayrack in my field was manufactured with Star parts, basing this on a Badge style 'Star' centre cap. The puzzling thing is the bolt clamp pattern. 6 centre bolts and 6 clamps. Most Star / Durant units pictured ( that I've see...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2019 3:14pm
by Don Shilling
Not mine
Don, this ones in your neck of the woods I think? https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/texarkana-classic-and-rare-1928-durant/6839838872.html
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2019 7:09am
by Don Shilling
You tube video of "my Grandfathers Sold Motorcars" This man was a Durant Dealer..
Just came across this you tube video Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP9peR-67RE
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2019 11:04am
by Carol FOgarazzo
Club member
Hello everyone, Has anyone heard from Gary Yelle recently.ive emailed him a couple times but never heard back.i know he had a lot going on,just hoping he’s ok, Dave
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2019 8:49am
by Bill Hoaglan
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