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Ebay sale --retrospective article on19 30 6-14 durant deluxe rumble seat coupe
The article described is from a cars and parts magazine from sept 1983. It is a good article . I have the magazine here if anyone is interested in a copy . I will print it in color and send by E mail. Ken
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2005 11:20am
by ken mccormick
looking for
I am repainting my 23 star. I am looking for the webbing that is on the edge on the cowl under to hood and in back of the radiator housing.I would like to use new webbing and rivets . does anyone out there know where I might locate them? thanks ed
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Last Post: Oct 23, 2005 7:12pm
by Bob Porter
A Blast from the past...
I went to our local car club meeting last week and a fellow member gave me a copy of November-December 1976 Antique Autombile Magazine. A large part of this magazine is dedicated to Durant cars. Included are articles by Jeff Gillis about Durant and about his 1930...
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2005 2:34pm
by Dave Schulte
Durant & Star repair manual reprinted
Hi All.......... Have just reprinted the repair manual for models C-CC-F-M-M2-M4, four cylinder cars. This is a great refference book if you have one of these cars. It is full of illustrations, and is 114 pages long. This was copied from one of my very cle...
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2005 4:48pm
by Frank Witkowski
Window Felts
Hello fellow members, Iam in need of the felt window channels for the side windows on my '29 Durant. Does anyone have a source for these pieces. Thank You, Bruce Hargin.
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Last Post: Oct 19, 2005 2:19am
by Yates Milton
Front end Durant Club badge
Any news about the Club badges? I am anxious to presume with a nice enamel design of Durant Club in my front end. If required any help for Autocad drawing o some other program I may help. Regards from Argentina Ricardo
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2005 8:24pm
by gary kauffman
Anyone good friends or in contact with Eileen Gillis?
I was wondering if anyone in the club was close to or still in communication with Eileen Gillis? I've sent several letters to her but have not gotten any responce. I understand that Jeff had a copy of a film that was from the Kraven Foundation in Toronto showing the...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2005 6:18am
by Mike Rice
Durant Plant film from Craven Institute in Toronto
OK Durantonians here's a scavenger hunt for you. In 1981 at a Durant Automobile Club National Meet, a movie was obtained from the Craven Institute in Toronto, showing the assembly process of the Durant automobiles from start to finish. It probably was taken at the Le...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2005 1:58pm
by Mike Linthicum
Water Pump Rebuild
I need step by step advice on how to remove the water pump impeller from the shaft on my 1923 Durant. I assume it is pressed on the shaft and am concerned about cracking the housing by prying to hard. I have the water pump and shaft off the engine and discover about...
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2005 7:09am
by Gordon F. Curl
Olds Plant (Durant Plant) Lansing, MI
Just heard on the Radio this Morning (PBS station) that General Motors Corp. is going to have the Old Durant Plant in Lansing, MI torn down.
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2005 3:24pm
by Rick Botti
30 Durant Hub Caps For Sale
Hi, I have a set of 6-6 inch wire wheel hubcaps that were made by the gentleman in Argentina. I ordered the wrong size. You can either get them directly from Peter in Argentina, or wait until I receive them and buy them from me. $279 plus shipping. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Oct 13, 2005 7:20am
by Dave Schulte
DMAC East Coast Chapter Hershey Meet
Just a quick note on for your East Coast members who could not attend the meeting. This was my first Hershey experience, and for those of you that have never attended I must say that it's a must if you are restoring a car. If you can't find it at Hershey, I doubt you...
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2005 12:42pm
by Rick Botti
Price for a Rugby in Buenos Aires
I am glad to share with Club members that my M2 1928 Rugby had been honored in Buenos Aires city, in an event developed by Fiat classic cars, as First price in elegance for non Fiat cars. Also the car and crew won a second price in the competence that followed, tou...
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Last Post: Oct 12, 2005 8:40am
by Rick Botti
1920's style reproduction clothing
Any members come across a good source for 1920's style clothing?
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2005 7:24pm
by Bob Porter
Earl Dealership ?
Hi All Found an old high school year book from Saint Leo's High School in Ridgeway Pennsylvania. The year is 1923. Inside the front cover is an ad for Mecca Garage,who is the Elk County distributor for: Durant sixes and fours The Famous Star Car And the E...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2005 7:36am
by Walter Pré
DMAC East Coast Chapter Hershey Meeting Time
Anyone that would like to attend the second East Coast Chapter meeting while at Hershey is trully welcome, even if your not from the East Coast. The meeting will be held at the 7:30 P.M. on Friday October 7th at the: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 5680 Alle...
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2005 1:24am
by Mike Linthicum
30 Durant 6 bolt wire wheel wanted
Hi, I need a 6 bolt 30 Durant wire wheel in just about ANY condition. I have a very good wheel that has had the center hole torched out. I want to machine my wheel, cut the center from the junk wheel and mate the two. Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2005 2:38pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Cars For Sale
I think this must be a record, but right now there are four Durant/Stars for Sale on EBay. Two look like parts cars, but we all need parts right? Rick
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2005 8:15am
by Rick Botti
29 Woody ?
Click on the computer icon on your left and it will take you to pictures of a Durant Woody. Yves none sent the pictures and would like your feedback. Rick hey,hey, durant fan"s. need info on a 1929 durant.not sure if original. http://clubs.hemmings.com/clu...
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Last Post: Sep 28, 2005 7:03pm
by Gordon F. Curl
Brake Band Guide Arm Needed
I need a brake band guide arm for my 1923 Star. This is the arm which is riveted to the rear axle housing. Each axle side has three of these arms to guide the brake bands on the drums. Each arm has two adjusting bolts. One of my arms was broken off and I'd really...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 6:13am
by Bob DeAngelis
Manifold gasket
Greetings Durant lovers, Can anyone tell me where I can find a manifold gasket for a 1929 Durant, 6 cylinder? Or what material can I use to make one? Thanks, Leonard
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2005 5:56am
by Frank Witkowski
New Source for Starters and Generators
I have come across another site for Durant,Star and Continental parts and srevices. This company offers repairs or out right purchases of starters, generators,votage regulators and soleniod switches, they have stock and rebuild services to handle all our needs. They...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:39am
by Rick Botti
Hershey AACA Show October 5th thru 9th 2005 East Coast Chapter meeting
Anyone interested in attending the next East Coast Chapter meeting at Hershey, Pennsylvania October 5th through the 9th, 2005 if I can get a block of rooms? It seems the lowest price I can find for that time period is going to be around $139.00 per night gauranteed r...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2005 10:20am
by Mike Linthicum
Knocking Problem in 6 cyl. 22A Engine
Finally got the 30 Durant engine running but I have a knock in the engine. My questions are: 1. Did the conecting rods have inserts or were they poured? 2. Have any of you ever used "Slick 50" and if so what kind of results did you get? Any suggestions or adv...
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2005 2:14pm
by Yates Milton
New Parts Sources for Durants, Stars and Continentals
While researching Durant and other related materials I came across some sites which handle parts for the above mentioned vehicles which I didn't find any links to on our tech or parts related pages, they are for the following items. 1. replacement wiring harness...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2005 4:39pm
by Rick Botti
VW distributor for '23 Star
I need to replace the VW distributor on my "23 Star Station Wagon. Does someone know the year and/or model number of the proper distributor? Thanks, Barry
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 4:43pm
by Louis Quennevill...
I need help to adjust the clutch on my 1928 Dorant M-2 Coupe
The clutch drags when shifting. I have adjusted the three actuating arms and if they are tight it seems to help some but when they are tight the actuating fingers drag on the throwout bearing housing when the clutch pedal is up. I have tried two different bearing h...
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2005 7:34am
by Frank Witkowski
found- please help to identify
I was walking along the shore of Lake Ontario last week-end and found what looks like the cap of gas tank or carburator of an old car. It seem to be made of brass and the picture on it is of a large chicken like , horse shape with tail and wings up dragon like. In bi...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 9:44am
by Bill Hoaglan
Distributor Interchangability
There must be something or someone out there that knows about the interchange of distributors. Is there any information in the Durant Standards on this subject? Somewhere I have heard that a 28 Chevrolet will fit my 23 Durant and it has been posted on the Web Forum...
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Last Post: Sep 20, 2005 6:46am
by Walter Pré
Would any of you guys out there have a working generator and drive gear (the one in the timeing case) that drives the generator you would be happy to sell. Regards Barry
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2005 3:33pm
by Barry White
Export Durants
Anybody know what factories produced Durant and Star (Rugby) cars for export? I have a fellow in Argentina who is trying to discover where his 1930 614 was made. He does not have a data plate or a serial number to go by. Are there any unique items on these car...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2005 3:30am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
Durant ?? Star?? found
This past weekend at a swap meet I saw a car of questionable make for sale. It had a sign saying 1923 ?? Durant. I immediately started looking closer and saw numerous questionable items. It had a 1923 Durant radiator shell. Good. The engine was a 4 cly flat-head w...
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Last Post: Sep 14, 2005 1:12pm
by Yates Milton
Generator again
Sorry,forgot to mention on last message generator and drive gear for a W3 continental motor .Thanks Barry
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2005 10:05am
by Barry White
Hey - need a quick help! 39 people read my post from a few days ago, but NO replys. On my '24 F Star - what is the correct amount of oil? And, if the wire "gauge" doesn't seem to work (float probably NG,) what is the best way to check it? Someone please give me a...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 7:36pm
by Ken Crowl
Star C or CC chasis
Anybody out there know the location of a Star C or CC Chasis in restorable condition?
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 7:11pm
by Don Shilling
1929 Durant Roadster
Hello- I recently came across a '29 Durant Deluxe Roadster in mostly original condition. It has the original 6 cyl engine in running condition. There are a few dings and dents here and there, the interior needs work, and most of the wood flooring will need to be r...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2005 6:04pm
by Matt
Antique Autos in History Park
I just posted some pictures of today Kelley Park event to the Past Events page. I took 154 and posted about 42, but I hope they give an idea of the day. Lots of cars and people dressed in vintage attire. We had 4 cars present, and all time record, next year we'll...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 6:59pm
by Rick Botti
I have a NOS left rear fender that is labelled 1924-1925 Star. I had a 1925 Star touring but it did not fitso I put the fender in storage for many years. This new fender does not have a bend where it would attach flush and vertically to the touring body, but rather...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 11:01am
by Garry Potter
1925 Star Touring for sale
Hey Guys: Garry Potter has just let me know that he will have his 1925 Star Touring for sale at the Barrie Flea Market next week. This is the car I have mentioned before that was for sale. Car was restored about 40 years ago, not driven a whole lot. Should have a...
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 8:41am
by Garry Potter
car show
I would like to share my surprise from the local laborday car show.Class A 1900 to 1945 stock auto. participant's choice. The Star got third place it was a pleasant surprise.
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2005 12:50am
by Mike Rice
Here is an interesting link to an article written on Sunday, July 22, 1928 and published in Los Angeles Examiner. The story is about a Durant Roadster racing against a human track runner. It may have been a tie in with the 1928 Olympics in the Netherlands. http://...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2005 5:50pm
by Rick Botti
'24 Star
What is the exact oil capacity on my '24 Star? Also, the wire oil gauge seems to work - how reliable are they? Thanx, KC
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2005 6:34am
by Ken Crowl
Radiator cap/Hood ornament needed
I'm looking for a radiator cap/hood ornament for a 1931 Durant model 612.
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2005 6:43pm
government survey...most influential auto pioneer....free dinner
I'm not sure what will get the most attention SURVEY or FREE DINNER. Anyway the government is doing a survey..."most influential auto pioneer?" The list is long, our man W. C. Durant is on it and Henry Ford has been excluded. Should be a cake walk?? Three random...
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 2:46pm
by bob smith
23 Durant - Distributor and Dash Switch Assembly
Anybody out there happen to have a distributor for a 4 cyl. A-22 Durant? How about a dash assembly that controls the "off & on" and the lights. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Yates
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2005 12:41pm
by Yates Milton
Pulling rear wheels.
Could somebody tell how to remove the rear wheels from my 1928 Durant D65. I don't have the proper puller and was wondering if there are any safe methods availible. Thx lawrence
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 7:21pm
by Bob
wood work in 614 coupe 1930
I need a pic or dimensions of the wood that goes around the belt line in the rear window area --specifically the curved areas on both sides of the rear window --any one have a radius size for me --My car seems to be a bit twisted in this area and it is very dificult...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2005 6:17pm
by ken mccormick
picture of my car
Mike I sent a few pictures of my new project. The restauration of a Star depot hack model c 1923 to Rick a year ago and I never had news of that. If something wrong I will like to know. Louis
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2005 10:35am
by Mike Linthicum
For sale
For sale -- I have a Trans for a 1925 Star, and a Rear end also for a 1925 Star.
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2005 8:58am
by Ken Brink
1923 4 Dr. Sedan's
I showed my Car today and took (1) of 20 trophys. I was asked how many cars like mine (1923 A-22 4 Dr. Sedan) are there. Answer I do not know. So this is a question for our historian. How many of this model are around? Up and running or at least being restored.
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2005 5:40pm
by Bill Hoaglan
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