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How Was The East Coast Meet?
So what's the News, How did the meet go? Inquiring minds want to know Rick
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Last Post: May 8, 2005 4:55pm
by Frank Witkowski
Car/Grill Badges Custom Made From Your Club's Logo
We make car/grill badges for clubs, from a copy of the club's logo. A car badge is a great way to dress up your car and show pride in your club membership at the same time. A custom made car badge can also be a significant source of income for your club. The c...
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Last Post: May 7, 2005 6:25am
by Arnold R. Brown
DURANT - RUGBY 1930/31 oil-pump
I´m trying to start the restoration of my above mentioned car. Pictures of the car can be seen at: http://www.durantcars.com/registry/rugby/Rugby30NoID01/Rugby30NoID01.shtml When we opened the engine CONTINENTAL W8, 4 cylinder we found that the oil pump wa...
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Last Post: May 6, 2005 4:09pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Meet. Lancaster, Pa. - May 6 & 7
If you do not plan to attend the 8th Annual DMAC Meet in Santa Rosa, Ca, we invite you to attend the lst Annual East Coast Chapter Meet in Lancaster, Pa. This will be more of an organizational meet than anything else. No Judging, No Trophies, just good ole D...
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 8:02pm
by Carol and Larry ...
East Coast Chapter Meet
Less than a week to go! ! We have 17 couples and 5 cars comming so far ! Don't miss out on this FUN time Join us for even a day if you can Thanks every body........... Yates, Mike & Frank ---
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 7:59pm
by Carol and Larry ...
radiator mounting
What did Durant do in mounting the radiators to the frame? My '31 model 619 and I assume other models have the iron strap welded to the sides that goes down around the bottom of the radiator and bolts to the frame. Should there be a rubber pad between the iron stra...
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Last Post: May 5, 2005 6:36am
by Mac Irvine
'31 grill bars
Can somebody help me with advice. Would the vertical grill bars on a '31 model 619 be black or the body color (if other than black)? Seems like I've seen both, but would like to be right. Wayne Farrand
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Last Post: May 4, 2005 8:20pm
by Wayne Farrand
DMAC Events!
This has to be the busiest year in Durant club history for events, Bar None! In just a few days (May 6th) the East Coast Chapter will host there first meeting followed by the DMAC National Meet on the 18th. Then the Canadian Chapter will hold their annual Gatheri...
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Last Post: May 4, 2005 6:10pm
by Frank Witkowski
1923 Durant on E-bay
Sunday surfing has come up with another item of interst to some member. Currently on E-bay a 1923 Durant described as a rolling chassis, has a 4cyl motor, cowl, dash, and some other parts included. It is located in Paso Robles Califronia and the item # is 4546872937....
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Last Post: May 3, 2005 9:37pm
by Lance Haynes
Oil Filter
I would like to put an oil filter on my 28 Durant 60 with the 14L engine. Is there a diagram available that shows the oil flow and installation? Thanks.
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Last Post: May 2, 2005 6:59pm
by Al Farnum
windshield operator mechanism
Does anybody know where to get the gearing mechanism for a 1930 Durant, that raises and lowers the windshield?(not tilt out) mine has broken gears and worm gear. Is there a Ford operator that I might look for that will work? Thanks. Jim
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Last Post: May 2, 2005 1:37pm
by Lance Haynes
ignition switch
does anyone have an ignition switch to sell me for a 1930 6-14 durant deluxe coupe. I am having the wiring harness built and need a switch to be sure the thing is done right. What type is used and where can one be found . Any info would be helpfull. Maybe Frank Witk...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 10:56pm
by ken mccormick
parts for sale, (and the car too!)
If you have time, we have posted pictures the car and of some Durant parts for sale on our new website: Backyardbikes.us Please contact us if we can be of assistance. We welcome all questions, comments and critiques! Thank you for your time.
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 10:06pm
by Mrs. John Harden
Clutch bearing model 60
Hi Durant Guys, Can any one tell me where to get a new thurst bearing for the clutch? I have a machine shop looking for one, but they are having a hard time finding it. This is for a 1929 Model 60. Also can you tell me if the front springs from a Model 40 will...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 5:02pm
by Frank Witkowski
1930 Durant 4dr $5000 CDN obo.
Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0 kms. -Rubber and spokes are new. -Body/Fen...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2005 7:27am
by Darren
Carb. Cleaner?
??? Can I used Carb. cleaner in My Brass carb. this is the Org. Carb. with out damaging it?
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2005 5:04pm
by Gregg Wellner
In Seattle For a Couple of Days
Business takes me to Seattle on Wednesday and Thursday, so I won't be updating the website til the weekend. However, I will be monitoring email. Rick Botti Webmaster
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 6:49pm
by Rick Botti
More Pictures Posted
I just posted more pictures, this time they are of five Durants that Lance Haynes has either restored or is the final stgaes of restoration. Goto the Photographs page and click on Current Projects. Rick
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 3:39pm
by Mike Linthicum
Need a Distributor and Clamping Bracket
I need a distributor to complete my 1923 Star restoration. ANY CONDITION CONSIDERED. I may use one as a pattern to machine a Delco distributor. I also need the clamping bracket which attaches the distributor to the generator. Can anyone help?
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2005 1:32pm
by Robert DeAngelis
Star Items on E-bay
During my usual Sunday surf I came across these items on E-bay that might be of intrest to Star car owners. 1. a Star motor apprantly running and currently being used on a portable buzz saw item # 7317061130 located in Colorado Springs Colorado. 2. Star wheels descr...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2005 8:23pm
by Steve Large
Durant Family History
Ive been told that there are a few Durant family members on the board. I am trying to trace the name "GARNET DURANT" who last resided in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1993. If anyone has any information this Durant, it would be very helpful....
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2005 4:40pm
by Darren
Some doubts about Touring M2 1928
I'm restoring a Rugby M2 touring 1928 (I suppose because it ,unfortunately is without body plate) you can see it in http://www.durantcars.com/registry/rugby/Rugby28NoID01/Rugby28NoID01.shtml as it was before to start the restoration process, now is ready to go...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2005 9:16am
by Rick Botti
??? If a condenser is bad would it be a cause for the Engine not to start? It is either the Condenser or Coil. Based on tests that have been done. Haven't changed either yet.
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2005 5:26pm
by Ken Brink
Carburetor Stromberg OX-2 for Flint
I'm for sale a carburetor STROMBERG OX-2, for 1923 to 1925 Flint model E-55, good condition. I send photos. Thanks!!
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2005 5:00pm
by Peter
DORT Parts
Hello, This is my first time listing any items on this website. I am selling some DORT parts. I have basically the entire front clip, fenders, hood, cowling, Radiator chrome, doors and several other parts. These parts are all in very restorable condition. They...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2005 3:12pm
by brad johnson
Coupla Star Wood Wheels
Hey folks! I just came across a pair of later Star Wheels on an Ebay auction up in Sanford Manitoba if anybody might be interested. Seller thinks they are Model T. Auction# 4544349052
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2005 2:09pm
by Don Shilling
brake lining 25 Star
Does anyone have an outlet for brake lining And Rivits for our old cars? My Star has frt. and rear brakes, 11 in. with 2 6in shoes on each frt wheel and 4 6in. shoes on each rear wheel. The lining looks to be the same for all shoes. Glenn
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 4:46am
by Ken Brink
Engine Mounts on 14L
Hi Guys, I'm working on a 1929 Model 60 Touring with the 14L Continental Motor. Can anyone tell me did this car have soild motor mounts? Mine does, but I can't hardly beleive Mr. Durant would have built it that way. Thanks for any info. Leonard
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 2:35am
by Sid Semple
We manufacture hubcaps for 1929, 1930 and 1931 Durant, I send photos.
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2005 12:29am
by Barry White
New Zenith Carbs Available
Hi All I've got a shipment of new Zenith carbs for our cars comming. If you drive your car this is the best way to go. If you want one of these emai me and I'll put you on the list, and follow up as soon as they arrive. Will have some at the Lancaster Eas...
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2005 6:04pm
by Frank Witkowski
1930 Durant 4dr (suicide doors)
Hello; My brother-in-law has a 1930 Durant 4dr, with suicide doors. -It is completely disassembled but is 95% there. -It has been in dry storage for the last 12 years -Engine was rebuilt before going into storage. 0 kms. -Rubber and spokes are new. -Body/F...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2005 1:42pm
by Ken Brink
Rings for Model R Star Cowl Lights
Has anyone a spare pair of cowl light rings (Part No. 23668) to be used with the bullet shaped cowl lights (Part No. 23561)? Or Do you know of a place that would manufacture these aluminum rings? Thanks for any help. Mac
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2005 1:19pm
by Mac Irvine
DMAC Annual Meeting & Tour
Time is drawing near to this year's annual meeting and Tour. Make your reservations ASAP as this is going to be a good time for all. We'll be touring the beautiful Santa Rosa, California area and will include a fashion show, technical seminars and the DMAC annual...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2005 2:17am
by Rick Botti
The Last Star ?
Ok here's what I have. A 1927 Star M 4 door sedan, never been apart. Made in Leaside Canada. Serial number T-415464 I have the original serial plate the numbers match with those on the Canadian title . Is this one of the Last Star's built? Any ideas?...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2005 10:26am
by Steve Large
Good news. Our magazine has been at the printer all week so should be ready by Monday. Another beautiful color cover and back. Our long time member and good friend Bob Krause (now 83 years old) is going to drive all the way across Los Angeles and pick up all 500 copi...
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Last Post: Apr 16, 2005 4:01am
by Lance Haynes
What color do I paint
What color do I paint the underside of my 1928 65. Fenders are black. Are under the floor boards painted and what about under the body should it be black or body color which is blue. Also I just came from a Dupont paint store and the fellow told me that spray painti...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2005 4:55am
by Stephan Riffault
4 Cylinder Continental Motor required
A friend of mine is about to restor a 1933 Beacon and has asked if I could help him locate a 4 cyl continental engine either running or repairable. He lives in the Seattle area so the closer to home the better. If anyone can help with this request please e-mail me yo...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2005 6:20pm
by Steve Large
1923 Star Doctors. Cpe
I just received my Old Cars April 14th issue. On page 37 there is a 1923 Star Doctors Coupe for sale.
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2005 6:07am
by Ken Brink
Need Stuff 25 Star
For my 1925 Star touring "F" I need some stuff. ser # plate Calif. with the shaded star , set of rubber balls for the front u joint , either 1 or 2 good wood spoke wheels or spokes only if someone has a supply . I still need the rear body tub to finish the sheet...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2005 6:10pm
by Don Shilling
bent frame
I took a 5 hr drive to pick up a frame and brought it home only tp find out it is bent. It bends to the right right where the cowling bolts on in the front. its bad enough to see quite easily but I was not looking at it closely when I picked it up. How much trouble...
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2005 8:42am
by ken mccormick
614 Roadster For Sale
For Sale- 1930 Durant 614 DeLuxe Roadster. Partially disassembled. Older restoration. Engine rebuilt by previous owner. Bumpers and other small parts replated. Trunk and trunk rack. Stone guard. Original fender lamps. Very solid with very straight sheet metal. Car cu...
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2005 10:58pm
by Dave Schulte
2 More Vehicles on e-bay
Currently there are 2 vehicles up for auction on e-bay 1st a 1928 Durant 4 door no model given item # 4542164034 and 2nd a 1925 Star Roadster model F item # 4542253778. Happy viewing and good luck if bidding
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Last Post: Apr 9, 2005 9:42am
by Steve Large
619 Wire Wheel
Hi All Anyone have an extra wire wheel for my 1931, 619 sedan? What manufacture did Durant use for these wheels? Are these wheels used on any other cars? Thanks ......Frank ----
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2005 5:35pm
by Frank Witkowski
Good news to share
Just had to tell somebody - It's a good feeling when something goes right. My son asked me if I could chauffeur him and his bride from his church wedding to the reception (5/14) in my '31 Durant that his grandfather had when he married mom. So I been busy - needed so...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2005 9:14am
by Bill Hoaglan
De Veaux Front Grill Wanted
Do you know where I could get a front grill for a 1931-32 DeVeaux? Thanks for any information you can give me. Rew
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Last Post: Apr 7, 2005 9:59pm
by Wayne Farrand
I see where a Ricardo Falduti needs a name and password to log in for members. Frankly I forgot, but if someone will let me know how, I'll communicate in Spanish to him! Gracias...
Views: 280   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 6, 2005 10:38pm
by Rick Botti
DeVaux roadster on Ebay
Check out the DeVaux roadster listed on Ebay. Is it a "real" roadster? Or a cut down coupe? Dave
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2005 9:49pm
by keith Nordquist
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2005 5:44pm
OK, so what is this lttle do-wacky on the side of my 31 distributor? A knurled cap pulls out and the there is a spring under it. I guess it to be an oiler and the spring does not pull the cap back on like it's supposed to. Close? Wayne
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2005 1:48pm
by Gordon F. Curl
I'm fitting the rear fenders and wonder should there be a rubber strip between the fender and bodywork
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Last Post: Apr 4, 2005 1:46pm
by Gordon F. Curl
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