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Spring shackles
I would like to redo my front spring shackles on my Durant 60. Is the tapered pin on the leaf spring and on the frame bracket replaceable? Is this a pin that can be pressed out? Thanks Al Farnum
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2005 10:22am
by Bill Hoaglan
windshield riser mechanism
I bought the windshield riser mechanism from e bay It is okay but needs one gear . Does anyone know where I can find one ? Maybe I will have to have one made for me but would rather find one to use. Any info would be appreciated Thank all...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2005 8:50am
by Lance Haynes
Durant Partner Magazine
Hello members. Haley Has been put behind by a lot of members being late submitting there items and photos and this is a special dedicated and extended color photo edition of our annual club meeting in New Jersey. Now the real killer is our faithful contact man (Tim)...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2005 8:56pm
by Ken McCormick
Chrysler/Durant Rear Spring Shackles
While surching ebay for Chrysler items I found a set of NOS Tryon replacement rear spring shackles (item 7949311665)the seller has listed application for the shackles and included is "1927-1932 Durant all models, rear" ...Seller doesn't have the immage up but said th...
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Last Post: Jan 26, 2005 10:42am
by Bill Hoaglan
East Coast Chapter
I have mailed out half of the information and questionaires to prospective members. Mike is sending out the other half. These are being sent to everyone on the roster located East of the Mississippi river. We need to get rolling on this Chapter. Please respo...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2005 12:33pm
by Mike Linthicum
1921 Dort For Sale
I found this ad in the current issue of Old Cars Weekly and thought I'd pass it along. ======================================== 1921 Dort Touring, NOS RF fender, apart, should run, kept in barn, mostly complete, have title. Needs total Restoration, $1950 812...
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2005 8:52am
by John W. Cina
Good news for all DMAC members. We have broken the 400 mark of total members at 407 members now. Wow. That is so great. Keep inviting people to join. Our goal is 500 members. They don’t need to own a Durant made car to join and belong. Lots of benefits for belo...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2005 10:17pm
by Lance Haynes
1923 Dort
guys, was wondering if anyone at all has any pictures of a 1923 dort sports roadster. or maybe knows were i can find some pictures of one. i have tore the internet apart looking for some. any help would be great. andy
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2005 5:56pm
by Andy Johnson
1929 Durant and Star Four Cylinder Repair Manual on Ebay #7947193469
This is the second of two manuals I have listed just today on Ebay - Thanks for this forum to share my information with so many collectors and restorers. Jay Self
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2005 1:15pm
by Gregg Wellner
Regarding Cooling Systems
My 1928 Durant 60 Has no water pump Right? Does anybody out there use any cooling system additive.And what maint. do you do to this system if any. Great site! Thx
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Last Post: Jan 16, 2005 9:42am
by Rick Botti
1925 Star Truck on the Cover of Vintage Truck Magazine
While paying a visit to the Vintage Truck Magazine website I came across a 1925 Star Service Truck owned by our own Bob Krause on the front cover. See link: http://www.antiquepower.com/vt_home.html and http://www.antiquepower.com/vtissuehighlights.html...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2005 2:23pm
by Yates Milton
1925 Star for sale in "Old Cars"
I received my Jan. 13th copy of Old Cars today and see a 1925 4 Dr Star for sale. The price is $7500.00. It is being sold by brandonclassics.com. Their phone number is 866-297-2331. Gary
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2005 11:56pm
by Gary Yelle
stromberg u2 carburetor
Anyone know where I can get parts for a stromberg u2 carb? specificaly I need the cover plate for the float assy. this casting also has the fuel inlet fitting cast in it. I tried thecarburetorshop.com, they replied they dont have any casting for this carb. any help i...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2005 1:25pm
by jim glover
Star repair manual 1923 for sale on Ebay #7947197429
I have listed two more Durant and Star manuals on Ebay, this is one of them and I will put the other in another post. Thanks for looking and if you have any suggestions about how to market them better let me know. Thanks for this opportunity! Jay Self
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2005 9:43am
by Jay F. Self
1924 Durant Star F-Coupe, Extra Parts & Manuals for Sale
The owner passed away 15 years ago and the wife now needs to sell. It was purchased in 1954 from William T. Cullen of Cleveland, Ohio in need of restoration. The owner did restore with original parts and it was then shown in parades until 1989. Serial Number:...
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Last Post: Jan 10, 2005 8:47am
by Craft & Antique ...
Designers, Engineers I need to know
Legend has it that my grandfather worked for Mr Durant and Helped Design, Engineer, Model or whatever it is that people do to make a car bring it to market. I do know that He was a tool and die maker. How is it possible to find out if this verbal family history is c...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2005 9:08pm
by cdmn
Selling my 1928 Durant
I regret that I now longer have room for my 1928 Durant. This car is now for sale. If interested please E Mail me. This car runs and was driven very frequently last year. Could use some paint as it has been trailered around the country to auto show and pioneer events...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2005 1:50pm
by Lawrence
value of a 1923 Dort
Sorry i don't have a model number. My brother had an accident with a 1923 Dort and trying to find information on the car but having hard time finding anything out. I just happened across this website and i found out more in five minutes than the last three months. Th...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2005 10:26am
by Tracey Conway
Ebay Auction number 7946257887
Sorry I forgot to add the auction number to my posting about the Repair Parts List Manual. It is #7946257887. Thanks again!
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2005 8:40pm
by Jay F. Self
Star Car Repair Parts List Model F March 1924 for sale on ebay
Wanted to let all of you know that I am finally getting around to selling some of my Star Car manuals. I have this one listed on Ebay as of 01/06/05 and hope to add others as the week progresses. Thought you would be interested. Thanks for the opportunity to let ever...
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Last Post: Jan 6, 2005 8:29pm
by Jay F. Self
Starter Brushes on ebay
2 sets of starter brushes on ebay: Item number: 4516134237
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2005 7:00pm
by Dan Marx
While Sunday afternoon surffing (a canadian winter sport) I came across a great site which might be of assistance to anyone in need of carburetor information or parts, Try a visit to www.thecarburetorshop.com They seem to cover most years and models. Enjoy and good l...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2005 1:26pm
by Steve Large
Question for club members.
Here's a question for all you club members. What member or organization has the most extensive records on W.C. Durant and Durant Motors? When the company closed it's doors, did any of the records survive from any of it's plants? How about W.C. photographs, factory ca...
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2005 2:31am
by Terje Bratveit
Body wood and rebuilding
I saw Ken McCormick's post on body wood and the problems he is encountering. We run a restoration shop and have rebuild several Stars a Durant and my own DeVaux. I wrote the repair shop column for Jeff Gillis for several years. I don't know where you are located...
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Last Post: Dec 31, 2004 5:54pm
by ken mccormick
Man what happen to the "Flint" info on the net. any web sites or info on the Flint cars please send to me... I am working on a 1925 Flint.... Best Dave
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2004 10:28am
by Mike Linthicum
Can somebody give me some tips about oil pressure? My 1928 M2 Rugby using a regular SAE 40 oil starts with 15 to 20 psi in the oil gauge. After running a distance of about 5 kms. oil pressure starts to drop and with less than a 10 kms. ride at medium speed (not e...
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Last Post: Dec 29, 2004 3:24am
by Ricardo H.Colomb...
A beautiful '27 Star for auction in February
As my '28 M2 shivers in the cold I dream of better times to come and oddly enough I dream of Kansas in February. I just noticed this auction announcement in the latest issue of Hemmings Classic Car. http://www.prideauxauctionservice.com/long.html That '27 woul...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2004 12:09pm
by Justin Schiess
Hi people. Haven't needed help since March 04. I have a 23 star I bought in pieces. Have just finished rivioting on spring eyes and rear braces that were removed for bushing and rewelding so now I can begin with mounting some body panels. Question 1, The front ga...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2004 3:11am
by Wayne Dekker
Rugby 1928 M2
Hi. Sorry, my english is terible. My name is João Bosco. I'm from Brazil and i have a friend that have a Rugby 1928 M2, and i want to buy it. How much a Rugby M2 1928 in very good conditions? I have some photos to send. Here, this car is very rare. Thanks...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2004 12:48pm
by Walter Pre
tail light
Happy holidays to all I just wanted to let you all know that there is a fellow on e-bay selling glass tail lenses for some of our cars the tail lenses are reproduction lenses and are resonably close to the real thing in colour the rest of the lens is the same.the e-b...
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Last Post: Dec 27, 2004 8:54am
by steve mercier
Another E-Bay find
Up to my usual surffing on E-Bay and came across this item which might be of intrest to a Durant collector. Item # 4514215314 a 1930-1931 Durant radiator and shell for a 407 or 604 as identified by Rick Botti for the seller. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to al...
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Last Post: Dec 26, 2004 10:13am
by Steve Large
Merry Christmas to all the DMAC members
I'd like to to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the DMAC and their families a very Merry Chistmas, and a happy and prosperious New Year from a balmy 59 degree Florida this day. May your Durant's run smooth and the miles fly by! And may they allow you to meet...
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Last Post: Dec 25, 2004 12:38pm
by Lance Haynes
Spring meet for new East Coast Chapter
OK East Coast members, where do you think would be a good meeting location for a Spring meet? Let's start getting some input. Anybody up for Asheville, North Carolina? Great roads, Biltmore Estate to tour etc. Anybody else out there working on this?
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2004 6:06am
by ed vomero
spring pads
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have already made up a casting die for these rubber pads. I have several sets already made up in urethane rubber.The price would be the same. Best regards Franz Fraitzl
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 8:47pm
by Franz Fraitzl
Front SpringPads
I am considering having replacement front spring pads produced if there is sufficient interest. These pads are about 2" to 2 1/2" square and slip into metal brackets on top of the front springs. The pads are identical on both my '29, model 40 and '27 Star, model...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 8:32pm
by Franz Fraitzl
seasons greetings
Just a short message to wish you all the very best in the new year and the happiest Christmas ever. Keep the durants and stars and all the good cars rolling Ken and Norma McCormick
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 12:57pm
by Ken McCormick
Oldest and Youngest
What a great photo! My grand daughter (Ryanne Fisher 11 months) with Russell Howland (95 years), in a 1929 Durant that she is a part owner. Ryanne loves wearing her 1920's flapper outfit. Thanks for posting the photo. While we are typing, let me extend a Ha...
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Last Post: Dec 18, 2004 11:56am
by Carla Fisher
J.B. Nethercutt Dies at 91
Very sad news here. Jack Nethercutt is a paid up member of our Durant Motors Automobile Club and loved the story of our William C. Durant. He has on display all our cars the Star, Durant, Flint, DeVaux, and even a Dort. He used to deliver his cosmetics in a Star coup...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 10:15pm
by Gary Yelle
1928 Durant and 1923 Star on E-bay
The 1928 M2 4door Sedan Durant on ebay # 4512662094 this is the same on I posted last time. It has been reposted, It is in Branson Missouri and the owner is Galen Martin @ 1-417-335-4211 if you have any questions.Also there is a 1923 C-body Sedan Star # 4512750456 fr...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2004 11:21am
by Steve Large
Star hubcap/wheel bearing dust cover
Hi, I just got a threaded wheel bearing cover that looks like Model T but it has one big Star. Anybody need it?
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2004 9:49am
by bgarrett
Unleaded Gasoline for W5 4 cylinder engine - 1929 Rugby/Durant
My restoration will include the engine. Leaded and lead replacement petrol is fast dissappearing from the service station pumps over here. Can anyone advise on improvements for use with modern gas for my engine or gas additives or what is happening over there. Locall...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 9:07pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Unleaded Fuel-W5
Thanks guys for your input - will certainly be of help. Don't know what the inside of the engine will be like as the car hasn't been started for over 40 years. I came across it accidently in a shed clean out. Will need lots of "jewellery" for the project and the road...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2004 3:06am
by Ross O'Leary
'30 Durant parts needed
I need front and rear u-joints for my 30 Durant 6-14. Also need rear axle shaft. I have 1930 Durant stuff to trade if that would work for somone. Complete rear bumper, dash insert, Torrid heat heater, headlight lens. Complete headlight set with bracket. Keith N...
Views: 327   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 10:32pm
by Lance Haynes
Model 60 parts needed
I am still looking for 3 hole spring shackles for my Model 60. Contacted Ray Ganser, but no luck. Thanks.
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2004 6:05pm
by Al Farnum
1928 Durant rad & shell $250
Was surfing net style again and came across this item. This fellow has a whole wrecking yard and has listed photo's with descriptions for each. on #14 of his list he shows what he is calling a 1928 Buick frame and some body parts with a Durant radiator and shell with...
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Last Post: Dec 12, 2004 7:52am
by Steve Large
1928 Durant
Just on E-bay and came across this Durant for sale. A 1928 4door coach (not sure of model) the item # 4510624828. Good luck all
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Last Post: Dec 9, 2004 3:04pm
by Steve Large
Star "C" and "F" Body Woodwork
On another note, I'm in the process of dismantling a '24 Star Touring which is an unmolested original derelect. A lot of the wood work can be copied for use on the "C" model. However, the bottom sills are of a different thickness on the two models. I measure 1 3/8"...
Views: 308   Replies: 4
Last Post: Dec 8, 2004 1:35am
by Wayne Dekker
Is it worth it or am I dreaming
I finally have an opportunity to acquire a Durant Four “Star” that’s been forgotten in the corner of a ranchers field. The body is fairly complete and in good condition including the wooden truck bed. The frame seems solid. All four wood spoked w...
Views: 328   Replies: 3
Last Post: Dec 7, 2004 4:15pm
by Rick Botti
1923 Star engine on ebay
There is a 1923 Star W4 motor listed on ebay located in Maryland. Going bid $1.00. Looks to be in good shape. VERY RARE 1923 Durant/Star Motors/Continential Engine!! Item number: 7929228108 Might be a good buy for some one up east. Jan
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:09pm
by Don Shilling
Star "C" and "F" Data Plates
I talked to Frank the other day about data plates for Star C and F models. These plates are slightly different from each other and are not included in the ones he has for sale. 10 orders are necessary on each style to initiate reproduction. Everyone interested in ob...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2004 8:05pm
by Don Shilling
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