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Durant-Star, Put Through Its Paces on Coliseum Track
I found an interesting webpage with a reprint of a 1928 Loas Angeles Times story about a Durant-Star. The URL is: http://frankwykoff.com/stock-car1928.htm From the article: Taking a stock Durant-Star Four utility roadster down into the big bowl, Kaiser pu...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2005 12:22am
by Rick Botti
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Miles
Durant car prices
I am from Kansas and have found a Durant car. I think it is either an M4 or a model 40. It is in fair shape. There is little to no rust holes in the body. The front and rear bumpers, and the tire carrier are missing. The canvas top is gone. Everything is in great sha...
Views: 418   Replies: 6
Last Post: Aug 13, 2005 7:51pm
by Bob
'25 Star Touring rr. body tub
Does anyone know if the rear body tub was changed from '24 to '25 F Touring ? I picked up one off of a '24 from Don Shilling and it doesn't match mine. The rear corners on mine are rounder and the hight in the rear is wrong, mine is 1 1/2 in lower across the back. T...
Views: 495   Replies: 14
Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 4:41pm
by Glenn
Running Durant
As of yesterday, after a 3 year complete restoration of our 1923 Durant Sport Touring Model A-22, she fired right up and made a 3 mile test run. Runs like a well oiled watch. Although she is running I don't think it has the correct distributer (currently an Autoli...
Views: 246   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:27am
by mike Linthicum
Original Durant Standard Magazine
Does anyone know when the original Durant Standard magazine was published by the Durant Motors Company? From when to when?
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Last Post: Aug 11, 2005 6:25am
by mike Linthicum
Lug bolts
Hi, I need a complete set of lug bolts for a 30 Durant with wire wheels. Even one will help. Thanks, Dave
Views: 249   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 10, 2005 10:16am
by Dave Schulte
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Miles
Durant parts
I was wondering if Durant (model 40 or M4) parts are very hard to find. And, are they very expensive. Any help would be appreciated.
Views: 256   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 3:27pm
by Miles
Durant Dealership Still Standing!
I met up with Bill Davis, another Durant M2 owner, at a local car show recently and he told me where the old Durant Dealer was located in Rochester, NY. Many years ago he did some roofing on the building and was shocked to find the Durant logo on the building as he...
Views: 434   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 12:20pm
by Justin Schiess
Crank Pulley
Hi, I am putting together a W4 engine which was in pieces when I got it.The crankshaft at the front of the engine is keyed to accept the bottom pulley .The pulley I have is also keyed but has a hole through it to take a bolt or cotter pin. The shaft has no hole for t...
Views: 482   Replies: 7
Last Post: Aug 9, 2005 8:17am
by Barry White
Continental engine on eBay
Is there anyone interested in the 22A 6 cyl on ebay (4565942040)? I would be if it wasn't in AZ. It would take too much travel or $ and since I have a running 6 cyl in my '31 plus another in a basket, I'll have to pass. Maybe they'r not rare or the '30-'31s that n...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2005 9:15pm
by Wayne Farrand
Durant Roadster on eBay
There is a Durant Roadster on eBay that really needs to go to a member or prospective member of the DMAC. This car does not deserve to go to a rodder. I have corresponded with the current owner for over one year. I was under the impression it was a 26 rather than a 2...
Views: 220   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 5, 2005 12:42pm
by Bill Hoaglan
Lee's Brake and Clutch
I recently had the brake shoes for my 30 Durant 6-14 relined by Lee's Brake and Clutch in Des Plaines, Ill.They are fast, professional and did an EXCELLENT job. Cost was $165 plus shipping. Lee's Brake and Clutch 995 Graceland Des Plaines, Ill. 60016 706-827-7114
Views: 251   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 2, 2005 6:38am
by Gregg Wellner
Distributor Cap
Hi, I am looking for the correct number to replace my distributor cap on our 1924 Star 4 cylinder continental engine. The Tech page lists the 4 clinder engine (1928 to 1932) as a part # AL-31. Is this also the # for the 1924 engine? The distributor cap is interchage...
Views: 404   Replies: 5
Last Post: Aug 1, 2005 9:52pm
by Tom Schwab
Early Star & Durant radiator emblems
Anyone out there have an extra early Durant, Star or Flint radiator emblem they want to get rid of or sell. Prefer one in good condition, but small chips will not rule it out. Email me with condition and price.
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2005 3:02pm
by Mike Linthicum
Tires white bands
Is there any information about white bands in tires? Where some models out of the factories, provided with those tires or was a dealer offer? Was a popular feature in the twenties? I have seen cars of that period with and without bands. The tires of the twen...
Views: 273   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 31, 2005 8:04am
by Mike Linthicum
through out bearing
Hi, is there a spring located inside the through out bearing and if so what holds the bearing in place . This is on a w5 motor and trans from a 28 ? thanks in advance Steve
Views: 213   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 30, 2005 4:33am
by steve mercier
East Coast Chapter Newsletter 1st Edition
All of you East of the Mississippi that contacted Frank Witkowski about being interested in being members of the East Coast Chapter and those that attended the April Chapter meeting should be receiving your 1st Edition of the Chapter's newsletter. 38 were mailed out...
Views: 306   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 28, 2005 7:29pm
by Mike Linthicum
Durant Partner
Hello, hello, hello. Good news in Durant land. The June magazine has finally been mailed out of a post office in my community. Our new old printer Tim of Pomona, Ca. has been in Poway, Ca. with his wife’s dying father and left a helper in charge to mail the Dur...
Views: 317   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 27, 2005 6:51am
by Walter Pré
torque settings
Hi Guys,can anyone tell me what the torque settings are to tighten the main bearings and rod bearings on a W3 engine. Thanks Barry
Views: 527   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jul 25, 2005 9:53am
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Oils to use
I have a 1929 Model 60. I'm draining and replacing all the lubricants. Are there some good modern lubricants I should use, or is 600wt still the best? What kind of oil do the Lovejoy shocks use? thanks, Leonard
Views: 286   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 24, 2005 5:56pm
by Ronald A Jaremko...
Pistons and compression
I have been looking for over size pistons to rebore my W5 engine. I have obtained a set supposably genuine 'Continental', but the measurement from the piston pin to the crown is 1.2 mm larger the my original. The only marking on the piston is HX126 and appears both...
Views: 239   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 24, 2005 7:23am
by Bob
tail light arm and light assy.
Looking for a brake/tailight arm and light assembly for a 1930 Durant.
Views: 224   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 23, 2005 6:42pm
by Jim Glover
Rugby Racing
I've posted two pictures submitted by Ricardo Colombo (Ricardo.H.Colombo@gsk.com) of race car driver Fangio with a Rugby modified for racing. Rick http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant/forum%20pics/Rugby%20Racing/index.html
Views: 223   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 22, 2005 1:25pm
by Rick Botti
1957 register
I saw on ebay, a antique auto club register 1957 writeup says it lists cars with serial numbers and owners names. Item # 6545714706 might be of some interest to see if any Durants or Stars listed.
Views: 213   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 5:37pm
by Jim Glover
Starter switch problems 1928 d65
I have had a problem for some time with my battery going flat. At first I didn't know what the problem was. I Know now that it is my starter switch. I have since by passed it and start with the crank and there is no problem. Measuring the resistance to the switch I f...
Views: 270   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 4:27am
by Lawrence Marchan...
From Argentina
My country has been better known, as some of our sportmen participated in international events. May be some of you remember Maradona de soccer player, De Vicenzo the golfer, Vilas o recently Gaudio as tennis players. Some of you may remember also Juan Manuel Fangi...
Views: 281   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 21, 2005 3:12am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Mdl 618, 1930/32:Front Gravel Pan
Does anyone have this part. I could also use any part or whole fender lights. Remember!!! I ain't cheap;I'm frugal.
Views: 231   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 18, 2005 1:33pm
by Jack Connor
tropic aire heater
please help i found a tropic aire heater and a set of air horns like new model 4900 seral #2823 on heater what is it off of and what is it worth
Views: 197   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 8:42pm
by mike lawrey
Durant Partner
Has the Durant Partner gone out yet? Don't know if mine was lost in the mail or not.
Views: 192   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 12:44pm
by Rick Botti
Engine No.
Hi Everybody! My name is Gino and amd from Italy. Could please someone help. I can't find the engine number on my 1929 Durant D66. Unfortunately. Could someone send me a picture of the engine with a little arrow indicating where the number is located? I would be ver...
Views: 223   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 17, 2005 10:22am
by Lance Haynes
1921 Rugby Truck
I have not been able to find any information on a 1921 Rugby Truck (I belevie it was a delivery truck of some kind. We have the truck and the original title. If anyone has any information on this please email me at nickoalh@yahoo.com. It is my understanding that t...
Views: 352   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 13, 2005 6:04am
by David Roberts
Press Release
HEMMING MOTOR NEWS has asked me for a press release, so they can do a write-up on my car badge business. Of course, I had someone (my sister) write one for me and submit the release. Please watch for the write-up in the next issue. Here is a copy of what she su...
Views: 452   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jul 12, 2005 4:13am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
30 Durant 6-14 Roadster Parts
I know I'm probably whizzing in the wind here.....but would any one out there have a pair of door latches for a 30 roadster? I also need one rumble seat grab handle and one top rest/tiedown. I'd even be interested in a photo of the latches. Thanks, Dave
Views: 179   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 11, 2005 7:21pm
by Dave Schulte
1929 Rugby Delivery Truck
We are trying to find out more information on our 1929 Rugby Delivery Truck. We have the original title issued June 18, 1934. It says: Type: 1/2 ton, 4-06 model, weight: 2,325, serial #: 1013, motor#W8-7-1283. It is a 4 cylinder with a Continental engine, panel body...
Views: 175   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 10, 2005 11:55am
by Nickoal
Star door?
I found this on Ebay under the Antique Car section. Seller believes it's a star door. Item number is 4560635371. Maybe someone can use it.
Views: 236   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 7, 2005 5:54am
by Mike Linthicum
Third Place!!
Drove my 1930 4-07 to a car show in Arnprior, Ontario. It's an annual event, been running for 26 years now. Were around 350 cars there this year. The Durant was in Class 1, pre-1949, about 12 cars entered in this class. An excellent 39 Buick took first place...
Views: 277   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 6, 2005 9:05pm
by Stephan Riffault
Circuit Breaker for 23 Durant
Does anyone know where I can purchase a circuit breaker for a 23 Durant. I have contacted Bill Hoaglan who has helped me tremendously in getting my 23 on the road. Plan to finish both the 23 Durant Touring and the 30 Durant Deluxe Sedan this summer if all goes well...
Views: 227   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 5, 2005 3:12pm
by Yates Milton
1928 M-2 Durant radiator core
Iam currently restoring a 1928 M-2. The rad core needs to be replaced, top and bottom tanks look ok. Can one purchase an orginal type core and if so were. The engine is a W-5 contential 4 cylinder.
Views: 271   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 4, 2005 3:43pm
by Walter Pré
Factory Owners
We all know that Norman DeVaux owned about 40% of the Oakland Durant factory. I believe he had a similar arrangement with Durant while at General Motors. So my question is: Does anyone know if the other factories had similar arrangements, and if so, who where the...
Views: 222   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 1, 2005 9:51am
by Lance Haynes
a
Adam
Motor Meter
Does anyone have any info about getting a motor meter? Maybe from someone that remanufactures them. Any info would be helpful. Does anyone know what the actual one looks like that came on the 1928 Durant M-2? I would like to see if I can find one almost like the o...
Views: 276   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 4:56pm
by Adam
Durant For Sale
For Sale 29 Durant Model 66 project car. Partially disassembled. 99% complete. Many parts to convert to a DeLuxe included. Email for photos and more info. $3500 Located in Iowa. Dave Schulte schulte3@mepotelco.net
Views: 259   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 29, 2005 6:40am
by Dave Schulte
Wheel Side Mounts
I would like to mount wheels on the side of my 1928 Durant D65. Is this possible? And what would I have to do to acheive this. Were the D65s produced with side mounts?
Views: 247   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 8:49pm
by Lawrence Marchan...
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Adam
1928 M-2 Ignition Switch
If anyone knows of a place I can get a ignition switch for my 1928 Durant M-2 please let me know. I would be greatful if I could get maybe some pictures of one so I can create something like the original. Any help would be greatful. Please e-mail me at adam.monahan...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 9:00am
by Adam
back on the road
Just wanted to share the good news the star is running after 2 years.It runs like a top.
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2005 4:00am
by Walter Pré
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Bob
Book Collection
Disposing my car book collection. Send e-mail (msrstar@juno.com) for list, description and prices. List covers books on Durant, books by Alfred P Sloan, Jr, Arthur Pound, Burt Mills, David Horowitz, Floyd Clymer and Matt Joseph. 11 total. Bob
Views: 212   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 1:35pm
by Bob
radiator
I am looking for a radiator for a 1928 rugby 1 ton
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2005 7:33am
by Orville
Star ? Trucks
Hi Just wondering if anyone can give me some info or links on a couple of old farm trucks they say "star" on the VIN plates what years where these Vehicles made? Did they make a panel van also? as there is one there that looks similar? Will post more info on tues....
Views: 188   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 7:31am
by Charles A. Spitz
timber?
Hi every one, I hav dated my car to late 1925 or 1926 "M". Does any body have timnber plans for a 'tourer' or a 'roadster' avaiable. Is the sill timber the same? Thamnks Wayne down under.
Views: 231   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 25, 2005 3:44am
by Wayne Dekker
1928 Durant Model M2
Fellow members, I just took a look at a 1928 M2 four door sedan. The car appears to be pretty much all there, but, the engine has been torn apart. The car is weatherd looking the radiator shrould and bumpers are rusty. Interior is torn in spots but complete, hard to...
Views: 262   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 23, 2005 6:08pm
by Bruce Hargin
23 Durant Horn Button
Anyone out there got a horn button for a 23 Durant?? Could also use the spring if available. Condition not important. Will even consider making one if someone has the diminsions. Thanks... Yates
Views: 239   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 22, 2005 4:37am
by Yates Milton
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