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Automotive Books
I just received an advertisement from McFarland and Company, Publishers, on their Automotive Books for 2005-2006. One caught my eye. "Chrysler, Ford, Durant and Sloan, Founding Giants of the American Automotive Industry". On checking the web site I found a lot of g...
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2006 8:54pm
by Gary Yelle
tail lights/turn signals
I've been wanting to ask this for some time and keep forgetting. Jan's Dodge tail light and magazine article question reminded me. My 31 model 619 as most Durants has one tail light. Getting out on the road more, I am consious that many people today do not know why m...
Views: 265   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 14, 2006 6:49pm
by Jan Arnett
31 614 vs 31 DeVaux
David's question got me thinking. We all know that a lot of Durant technology was used to make the DeVaux. I know the 22A engine has the same gaskets as the DeVaux 40A engine except for the manafold. The brakes are also the same. The wheelbase for the DeVaux is...
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 10:51pm
by Gary Yelle
1930 Durant Roadster
Hi, I'm sure many of you have seen the very nice 30 roadster on Ebay. How many of them are there out there? Here are the ones I know about. Al Scholes on the East Coast. Reg Bent in Canada. Will Dyck in California. Jim Colbert in Utah? Mine in Iowa The one on...
Views: 263   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 10:48am
by Lance Haynes
Texaco Products
My son, Mike, has purchased many Texaco Products from an estate. Items such as oil filters, points and condensers, HD flashers, oil filler caps, thermostats and other items. For example Texaco # cc30 Contact & Condenser Texaco # cc60 Contact & Condense...
Views: 241   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 13, 2006 7:53am
by Jack Malpass
Durant article in Hemmings
Hello. For only the second time in the last 35 years, Hemmings will be running a full driveReport on a Durant, in this case a 1931 614 De Luxe sedan. I would like to enlist the help of this group, if possible, in ensuring my data are accurate. To that end, I'm pos...
Views: 814   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 12, 2006 3:47pm
by Lance Haynes
1928/29 Durant Coupe
Becky Leach has her grandfather's 1928 or 1929 Durant Coupe 4 cyl. She is thinking of having it crush if she can not find a new home for it. It is rough but could be a good project or parts car. She is in Ohio and can be reached at leachbm@sbcglobal.net I am sure a...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2006 4:07am
by bob smith
Rad emblem and cap
Does anyone have a spare radiator emblem to sell, and maybe also a rad cap ?? I am not really sure which of the rad emblems are right for my 30 deluxe coupe -Any info would be usefull. Sure having fun rebuilding this baby . Hahaha. Almost like creating a car from no...
Views: 191   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 10, 2006 9:55pm
by Ken McCormick
DORT MOTOR AND STAR RAD SHELLS FOR SALE
HEY CLUBBERS, A DORT MOTOR IS AVAILABLE, AS ARE SOME STAR RAD SHELLS FROM STEVEN JORGENSON..AT SJORGENSON@DRTEL.NET.......HOPE SOMEONE GETS THEM ...GARY K
Views: 333   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 6:23pm
by brad johnson
Star Automobiles
Hello everyone---I left an email message for one of the members of the club, but I thought I would go ahead and post one to the entire group. I am interested to find out what the values are of the Star Autos. Specifically, a 1923 coupe. Figure 2 condition or high 3....
Views: 514   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 4:22pm
by Charles A. Spitz
Early Star emblems & Durant Emblem
I'm looking for the early Star emblem and the Star 6 emblem as well as the Durant D emblem with the Blue background to ad to my collection. Anyone have any extras out there that they might want to sell. Give me an email. Thanks.
Views: 556   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 9, 2006 3:47am
by bob smith
Need Correct Color for 25 Star Radiator
I'm having the radiator recored (honeycomb type)for my 25 Touring (W5 engine). Were these painted? If so, what color? Flat, semi-gloss or gloss? Thanks.
Views: 274   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 8, 2006 4:32pm
by Jan Arnett
Needed Dodge tail light
Ok before anyone says anything about this not being Durant, you are correct. I decided to add turn signals to my 1923 Dodge. I need a second tailight to add to the rear of the car. I am looking for the dodge tailight which has two bulbs and the dodge logo on the t...
Views: 137   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 8, 2006 4:29pm
by Jan & Patty Arne...
1930 Durant For Sale
In my travels I ran across a 1930 Durant Coupe avertized in the SUN HERALD news paper classified in Biloxi, Miss. Asking price is $11,500. Phone number 228-392-7774. (Search Sun Herald newspaper on-line) This is not my car and I have not seen it. Just passing a...
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2006 1:08pm
by Jack Malpass
Durant Step Plates
Hello to all... I have just picked up a new shipment of our Durant Script Step Plates from the Polisher here in Yuma,AZ and they are georgous...Will get them shiped off to our good member Bob Smith in Flushing,MI in the morning,...
Views: 260   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 3, 2006 5:58pm
by Lance Haynes
Most unusual Durant or Star
Lets get a report from members of the most unusual Durant or Star they have seen or have seen pictures of? Ambulance, Hearse, Pop corn wagon, police paddy wagon etc. and where they have seen one.
Views: 389   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 2, 2006 6:13am
by Mike Linthicum
The New Year 2006
Happy New Year fellow Durnatonians! First I'd like to wish all of you the happiest, wealthiest and most important healthiest New Year. Second I'd like to say may this year find you finishing that Durant project, finding that hard to find part and becoming more active...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2006 6:12am
by Mike Linthicum
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trunck lid, wind shield frame
I have a 1930 Durant 614 and all I need is a trunk lid and windshield frame. Is it possible that I could use the wind shield frame and trunk lid off other makes of cars?? Any info would be great thank you
Views: 282   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 29, 2005 10:06pm
by Lance Haynes
What type of wood used.
Could somebody please tell me what type of wood was used in the floor boards of my 1928 D65. Also any help with the demensions would be greatly appreciated as the present floor boards in my car don't seem to fit right. and Iwould think that they should be easy to rem...
Views: 469   Replies: 11
Last Post: Dec 29, 2005 7:15am
by Jim Greenamyer
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Doris and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! We hope each of you will strive to make 2006 a banner year for the DMAC. Yates Milton Founder, DMAC
Views: 353   Replies: 17
Last Post: Dec 27, 2005 11:37pm
by Ken McCormick
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Diana
Durant porcelain sign for sale
We have avaialable for sale a nice Durant 2-sided 35 x 24” Star porcelain sign. Detailed photos can be viewed at this web site you can copy and past into your address bar: http://jbjohn.eaph2.com/viewalbum.cgi?December/SignsB/PluginPics We are asking $2500 b...
Views: 257   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 27, 2005 8:29pm
by gary kauffman
1926 Star
I am looking for the shop or owners manual for the 1926 Star. Have just purchased a Star Six Coach and need to know how to take care of my jewel of the fleet. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on the manuals please email or give me a call. 1-800-700-6725
Views: 236   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 23, 2005 11:07am
by Steve Nimz
Needed -- ring and pinion gear set for '29 Model 40 rear axle.
Hey guys, I'm in the process of having my neighbor (who owns a drive-line business) go through the axle of my 1929 Model 40. He found the ring gear rivets that attach the gear to the carrier are loose and were allowing the gear to slop around on the carrier. The...
Views: 348   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 8:52pm
by Curtis Smith
Star "R" parts
Does anyone have a spare Star R frame (6 cyl) avaliable? Hopefully somewhere near Northeast Texas. Thanks, Don
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 5:40pm
by Don Shilling
Durant ID
I have a 1930 Durant that belonged to my grandfather. I'm having trouble Idintifying. the toeboard ID plate states its a 407, but I believe it to be a 614. It has 6-wire wheels, running lights on the fenders and arrow louvers on the hood. some numbers I have found ar...
Views: 402   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 21, 2005 2:15am
by Lance Haynes
Fuel Cap
Hello Members, Does anyone out there have a source for a fuel cap for a 1929 Durant Model 60? The screw thread is 2"-16 on the filler tube. Thank You.
Views: 253   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 18, 2005 2:36pm
by Bruce Hargin
wiring for ignition switch
Anyone tell me what kind of ignition switch I should use in my 1930 durant 6-14?? I have the wiring harness in the works and the guy has to know what to put in for this area. If I can find an original coil and switch I would gladly buy one . Any help would be appre...
Views: 377   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 18, 2005 12:36pm
by Steve
1930 614 Standard For Sale
Age, I'm almost as old as my Durant, has caught up with me. I have a 1930 614 Standard Durant and it's 24ft Haulmark enclosed trailer for sale. $12,500 E-mail for pictures and details. Jim
Views: 218   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 16, 2005 4:57pm
by James M Brewer
Radiator Cap for 1924 Star
I am currently looking for a radiator cap for a 1924 Star. Does anyone know where I be able to get one? Thanks, Max Gainey
Views: 159   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 16, 2005 4:29pm
by Max Gainey
Beverly Rae Kimes
I read in Old Cars Weekly that Automotive historian Beverly Rae Kimes (a new member to the club) was the 2005 recipient of Lifetime Achievement honors from the International Automotive Media Awards. Congratulations to her.
Views: 251   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 14, 2005 10:21pm
by Lance Haynes
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Little help here?
I would like to take a few moments of your time to pick your brain about what you are doing with your electrical and gas issues in your Durant. I'm new to restoring a car that is this old and would need some help from some people that have crossed this path before....
Views: 529   Replies: 14
Last Post: Dec 12, 2005 7:24pm
by gary kauffman
switchheadlight)
I have a switch here from a parts cor I bought and it says --CLUM 10471 on it --I just want to be sure of one thing --I believe it to be the headlight switch --but I have 5 contact points --plus a fuse -letters are S H P B @ I also horn and the ckum 10741. What...
Views: 231   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 11, 2005 6:45pm
by Ken McCormick`
3 Stars in Hemmings
Just notices in January Hemmings that 3 Star cars are for sale. 23 Doctors Coupe in Illinois, $11,950. (618) 635-7056. 26 3 window (6 cylinder) (805) 543-8541 in California and a 27 Model R 4 door $3,500. in Maryland, 410-721-1326. Gary
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Last Post: Dec 10, 2005 4:27pm
by Gary Yelle
We have updated our parts site, mostly in the Headlight, and Lens area
Hello All, I am gradually learning my web page basics. It still doesnt look like I want, but at least it will let you know what Headlamps and Lenses we have. I will be adding more and more, as Larry has been searching far and wide for more parts. See our link here o...
Views: 233   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 9, 2005 4:17pm
by Ron Jaremkow
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Diana
Durant porcelain sign on eBay
We are offering a nice Durant Star dealership porcelain sign this week on eBay.
Views: 246   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 9, 2005 7:55am
by Gordon F. Curl
Club Candidates
Hello Durant Members. Hope all you are safe and sound all over the world. I have some very good news. Our dear friend and member and historian Bob Smith called me today and has agreed to run for our secretary / treasure’s job. Poor Mike Larsen has had this big...
Views: 253   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 2, 2005 6:35pm
by Lance Haynes
Nominations for for Club Officers for next election
Fellow Durantonians, by now you have received your Durant Partner and after reading it from cover to cover like I do, you noticed the nomination form for club officers for the upcoming years election. Please take the time to fill this out and send it in to Mike Larse...
Views: 286   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 1, 2005 1:12pm
by Yates Milton
Erskine for sale
Sandy Olson who supplies gaskets for some of us has a 1929 Erskine for sale. I's sure some club members have other car makes in the garage so I told him I would pass it on in the web-forum. He says it is a four-door, running, decent paint and interior for $4750. I...
Views: 449   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 30, 2005 11:25pm
by Gary Yelle
30 Durant 614 hydraulic brake setup.
My last purchase had been converted to hydraulic brakes and I converted it back to original. I have the following parts. Original front backing plates and shoes that have been converted to hydraulic. Modern rear end drilled for 6 bolt wheels. I believe it is Ra...
Views: 213   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 29, 2005 10:12pm
by Dave Schulte
Reproduction top water pipes for the 14L and 15L engines
I've commissioned a company to reproduce the top water pipe for the 14L and 15L engines. This is the pipe located on the head that flows hot water out from the motor to the top water tank in the radiator. I've found that the factory used two types of pipes, one sh...
Views: 308   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 29, 2005 9:24am
by Mac Irvine
30 Durant stone guard
I have a new reproduction stone guard for sale. Has never been installed.$100 plus shipping. Can email photos. Dave
Views: 203   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 28, 2005 4:50pm
by Ron Jaremkow
Durant and Star pocket watches
1-Elgin Durant pocket watch. Gold case, Roman numerals with second hand on a secondary smaller dial. $400 plus shipping. Keeps time with a nice ticking sound. 1-Hampden Star Cars pocket watch. Gold case,modern numerals (1,2,3)with second hand on a secondary dial s...
Views: 219   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 28, 2005 9:36am
by Dave Schulte
Durant wheels
I have a couple of Durant wheels that look to me the same ones as the photo above. Are they rare?
Views: 257   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 26, 2005 9:28pm
by Lance Haynes
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Dwayne
Oil & Gas additives
Well, I got the 1923 Dort Harvard running today. Now I need to know if I should use any kind of additive in the gas? Also what kind of oil should I use? Thanks, You guys are a treasure of information. Dwayne
Views: 277   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 26, 2005 2:02am
by Mike Rice
Water Pump
I am in need of a good water pump for a '25 Star Model F. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Views: 220   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 26, 2005 12:13am
by Franz Fraitzl
31 Devaux for sale on Ebay Motors
Here's a real rare bird for sale, looks like it's in real good condition. Ebay Item #4590380812.
Views: 389   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 25, 2005 11:00pm
by Gary Yelle
Thanksgiving
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN THE US. Up here, in the land of ice and snow, we had our thanksgiving the 2nd week end in October. The Turkey has already settled and we are just getting our belts loosened for the next onslaught for Christmas. We had 3...
Views: 227   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 25, 2005 7:21pm
by Ken McCormick
Chrome Plating
Can anyone tell me which parts on my 1925 Star were plated and what type of plating was used? So far I've identified the radiator shell and neck, headlight rings, upper and lower bumper bars (nothing else on bumper?, door handles, acorn nuts holding windshield (what...
Views: 289   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 22, 2005 7:22pm
by Bob Porter
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Dwayne
Electric fuel pump
Have any of you added an electric fuel pump to your system with out taking off your vacuum fuel pump? Or do the electric fuel pumps put out too much pressure? I know someone is using an electric fuel pump because I saw it on the Tech page. Thanks, Dwayne
Views: 271   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 21, 2005 5:34pm
by Rick Botti
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Sean
Durant Roadster?
A local oldtimer that builds T's has a car under a tarp in the field which I thought was a model A roadster. When I asked him about it he said it was a Durant that he was storing for a friend & that, while in pieces, was complete... I dont have any specifics yet, bu...
Views: 236   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 20, 2005 8:36pm
by gary kauffman
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