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Restoration Recommendations We are always looking for a company or person who can sell us a part; perform a service such as painting, upholstery, welding, part rebuilding, electrical, etc. So here you can use this forum to suggest those vendors, part numbers, peopl...
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2011 10:51am
by james humphreys
Speedometer ends
Anyone know the speedometer cable end piece dimensions (transmission side) and where you might find cable repair components. Also inner cable diameter. Thank you for your input.
Views: 93   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 23, 2021 9:56am
by Curtis Bartell
J&M Machine Co Inc.
New Star member has this business. Specializes in the complete rebuilding of Antique and Modern engines for Automobiles, Trucks, Tractors, Industrial Marine, Coaches and more. http://jandm-machine.com/index.html
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2020 6:54am
by Norm Toone
rubber balls
One inch rubber balls as used in our Spicer u-joints available from "McMaster Carr". High strength neoprene. Around $8.00 for a package of five. Pretty cheap. These guys supply high quality products for reasonable money. I've never been disappointed yet.
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2020 7:10pm
by Curtis Bartell
Distributor
Looking for recommendations on replacing the distributor housing and re-building generator. Greatly appreciate any help. Engine is running but the cast distributor housing is falling apart and a second generator is mounted on a separate pully.
Views: 130   Replies: 5
Last Post: May 7, 2020 9:08am
by Ken Hoshowski
Rebabbitting Service
Kohnke Rebabbitting Service, 60615 330th Avenue, Clare, Iowa, 50524. This is our 55th Year. We rebuild all Cars, Tractors, and Machine bearings, and others. We rebuild Rods, Mains, Cam Bearings, Ect. Many Bearings are Spun, or Centrifugally poured. Shop Phone 515-303...
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2019 2:02pm
by Herman Kohnke
Gasket for Durant product cars
At Hershey this year a gentleman came by from the below business. He advised that he carries Gaskets for all of our Durant cars. Gasket City 39 Saveryn Road, Hamilton Ontario, Canada L98 1N4 Toll Free 1-888-335-4686 email: alambert@gasketcity.com WEBSITE:...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 10:47am
by Mike Linthicum
Water Pump issues
I have came into ownership of a 1924 Flint E55. Got it running but have some coolant leaks that need to be taken care of. Specifically out of the shaft of the water pump. Looks to have a brass compression sleeve or bushing that the shaft passes through. Coolant is co...
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Last Post: Apr 6, 2019 10:09pm
by Jim Moore
Restoration info, pics, mechanical, structual
We have been tasked with restoring a 1926 Star and are looking for anything we can find to help guide us with this one. Anyone have anything to help us?
Views: 284   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 27, 2019 8:45am
by Don Shilling
W4 Breakdown, Rebuild Manual
Can anyone recommend a good source for a breakdown or rebuild manual for the Continental W4 engine? The plan is to replace the little Star engine in my A-22 , but I have plans for the engine and it is suddenly (and mysteriously) using oil. There is seeping around t...
Views: 474   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 22, 2019 6:31pm
by Dylan
wiring and electric parts
I found an option for wires looms spark plugs the company is brillmans wiring harness I have ordered plug wires,boots and wire fittings cost is less then rhode island wiring and they usually ship the same day
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2018 1:40pm
by jeff quicksell
star exhaust
I have a 1924 star had a hole in front pipe to manifold had to send front pipe to waldrons exhaust so the are making copies and you will be able to order a pipe if needed
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 1:36pm
by jeff quicksell
Water pump parts and restoration
I am in need of information on a vendor who sells parts for or will rebuild a water pump for an M-2 motor?
Views: 191   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 24, 2018 6:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Body wood made
Have a look in Facebook under Automotive Wood Bodies where Robin Baker down Toronto way, is making a new body wood for a 1928 M2 sedan.
Views: 445   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 13, 2018 6:00am
by Robin Baker
1930 Durant Model 614 Rumble Seat Coupe
I was contacted by Laura Boyer who can be reached at Laurab0317@yahoo.com who has a 1930 Durant Model 16 rumble seat coupe for sail in New Jersey. The car has been garaged since the 1970's and was driven up until about 5 years ago when her husband took ill. She also...
Views: 355   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 12, 2018 6:45pm
by Ken McCormick( b...
Oil header flange gaskets
I received a set of gaskets from Olsen’s that included 4 identical gaskets listed for the oil header flange however i can not figure out where they belong What is the oil header flange and where is it located?
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2018 10:31am
by Don Shilling
Grey green motor paint formula
Can anyone provide me with the formula and where to buy the Grey-Green paint for the motor
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2018 4:23pm
by Parker Edmondson
Clutch and Brake relining
Found a recommendation on the AACA forum for a company in upstate New York that specializes in clutch and brake relining. I Spoke with the gentleman and they primarily work on antique car items. Sent my clutch and front brakes off and they relined them for me. Price...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2017 2:40pm
by Mike Linthicum
Replacing oil pan gaskets
Any hints on replacing gaskets without pulling the engine out of the car I sure don't want to go thru that again but I have a bad leak and have to stop it. I pulled the oil pan off and found the rear gasket was not installed right ( It was in crooked a...
Views: 356   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 21, 2017 8:55am
by Bill
Valves Angle
I am having the valves redone and I am wondering if anybody has the angles/specs for the valves. Your help would be appreciated as I have searched high and low. Thank you!
Views: 174   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 8, 2017 8:26am
by Don Shilling
U-Joint rubber ball source
Hi all, looking for a source for the 1" rubber balls in the Spicer U-Joint.
Views: 521   Replies: 3
Last Post: Sep 20, 2016 6:06pm
by Jason Greenwood
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2016 3:09pm
by jim schouviller
Correct Gray/Green color for Durant/Star engines
Took my bell housing with the original Gray/Green paint used on Durants and Stars to my local PPG automotive paint dealer. they computer matched the color perfectly and now has the formula/code on record for anyone that wants to have the authentic color used. I purch...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2015 8:18am
by Mike Linthicum
Zenith Carbs source
http://www.autotestsys.com/
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2015 2:04pm
by Ken Hoshowski
Radiator repair/replace
A friend North of me needs help on what to do with a leaking radiator. What is the best approach? The cost to repair is to much. Can he put modern parts in the shell? Thanks, Gary
Views: 512   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 10, 2015 5:25pm
by jeff martin
Tillotson Carburetor Needle & Seat Kit
For anyone like me out there still running a Tillotson MV-1A or MV-1B carb, there is a fellow name Gary making a brand new needle and seat kit. To my knowledge, there is nobody else out there making these and I can testify to their working like a charm. Gary is a r...
Views: 644   Replies: 3
Last Post: Nov 9, 2015 11:14am
by David M. Saleh
i have parts for sale
i have a 28 coupe that i`m going to hotrod. parts for sale trany 4 tires & wood wheels rear end & alot of small parts email cwpierce48@yahoo.com
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2015 2:00pm
by Henry Ruzicka
Vintage Reproductions for Durant & Rugby parts.
I just received yesterday from Vintage Reproductions in Australia my window winders and escutcheons for my interior doors and windows. Previously I had ordered my door handles to open the doors. The quality is excellent and they're made in stainless steel that when b...
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Last Post: May 8, 2015 6:48am
by Mike Linthicum
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Gas Tank Replacement
Has anyone had any luck getting a replacement gas tank made? I'm trying to get estimates at local sheet metal fabricators now. Any idea what a reasonable price should be? I need a better gas tank for my '29 Durant Model 63. We've got an old spare tank, but it is t...
Views: 407   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 22, 2015 6:59pm
by Jim
Source for rear wheel hub pullers
Hi All... This fellow can make new hub pullers for any vehicle......Frank George's excellent hub pullers (308)586-1930. www.customhubpullers.com
Views: 437   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 16, 2015 7:54am
by Bill Hoaglan
Source for ignition & door keys
Hi All... here is a link to a source that can supply key blanks for our cars as well as cut new keys to code. Frank http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_14223643297246&key=c81177253a52b296f324af540b3d8eea&libId=e55392b8-2db0-4c49-bcd3-ee193...
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Last Post: Jan 27, 2015 5:14am
by Frank Witkowski
U/Joint flywheel to G/box or complete assembly
Please can any one supply the above new or used, for my roadster which I use for vintage sporting trials. Regards Trevor
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2015 12:18pm
by Trevor Corner
torque
Hi Claude, We are almost neighbours and if I remember right you have rebuilt your car too.I would like to chat with you on a few subjects when you have a few minutes.
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Last Post: Jan 3, 2015 1:34pm
by Gerry Gouin
Snubber Shock Material
The supply of this product is quickly drying up and it is getting harder and harder to find. Restoration Supply I believe is totally out of it and does not plan on getting any back in EVER! They advised that the manufacturer has stopped production and wants between $...
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Last Post: Jan 2, 2015 4:08pm
by Mike Linthicum
Period Clothing
Many of our members enjoy dressing the part in period cloths that were the fashion of our era cars, especially for our Annual Banquet. I received a postcard in the mail from a place called "Gentleman's Emporium" who sell such cloths. Their web site is www.gentlemanse...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2014 12:23pm
by Mike Linthicum
Continental A-22 Engine Rebuilder Recommendations?
Might be a long shot, but does anyone know of a good place (anywhere in the US) that specializes in rebuilding early Continental engines? I have an original 200ci OHV for my A-22 that I was going to try and tackle myself, but I think it's beyond my abilities. I have...
Views: 337   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 21, 2014 8:39pm
by Rick Botti
Brake Spring Compressor
I am redoing the brake linings on the car. I have it almost done, but I cannot compress one of the springs that helps maintain the alignment of the outer band. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tool that I can buy to help compress that spring? (or what th...
Views: 282   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 12, 2014 9:44am
by Will Curl
Clutch & Pressure plate rebuilding
Came across this information from the Reo club site, someone was asking where the best place to get their clutch and pressure plate rebuilt and the following info was given. Fort Wayne Clutch located in Indiana phone # 800-258-8243 hope this is a new source for clu...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2014 1:32pm
by Steve Large
Hub cap
This may be dumb-but-What is the winged critter on the Star hub cap? Thanks Lloyd
Views: 492   Replies: 11
Last Post: Mar 25, 2014 4:18am
by Norm Toone
Sending units repairs
Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company 2 Jacques St. Worcester, MA 01603 Telephone: +1.508.792.9500 http://atwaterkentmfg.com/
Views: 491   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 21, 2014 6:55pm
by gary k
Continental Piston Rings
If you are looking for NOS piston rings for our Continental engines, give Otto a call....Most ring suppliers don't carry the 3/16" wide rings...I had no problem getting a set of rings for my W-6 Continental with an .040 oversize, his prices are reasonable and were...
Views: 375   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 8:02am
by Bill Hoaglan
Piston rings for W5
Does anyone know where rings for are W5 might be available ?
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2013 5:59am
by Mike Linthicum
Color numbers/chips
In the technical page there is a listing of the later years for paints and names. Is there a chart for the numbers/colors that would reflect the current paint industry(paint company)? Thanks.
Views: 522   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 22, 2013 5:24am
by Mike Linthicum
Tillotson Carburetor Gasket sets and neele valves
While restoring my Tillotson Sp 13B carburetor I found the below company on EBAY that was advertising Gasket sets for various model Durant Tillotson carbs. In an email he stated he was working on some needle valves also. He did not advertise my particular carb but up...
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Last Post: Jul 13, 2013 6:16am
by Mike Linthicum
spokes
Model T suppliers Have oak or hickory spokes for late Model Ts up to 1926 that will fit our 21" demountable felloes which are identicle to Model T Ford (Same manufacturer). The only thing I'm not sure of is the diameter of the Ford hub compared to the Star. Also, the...
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Last Post: May 12, 2013 4:53pm
by Wayne Walkley
Front Axle Seals
What will replace those front felt retainers/spindle seals ? Only good bearing place near me didn't have any suggestions.
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2013 8:47am
by Bill Hoaglan
Running Board Trim
Hey Guys n Gals, Here's a promising source for running board and other trim for our cars. I have not done business or talked with them but intend to do so in the future. Anybody have any dealings with them? L&L Antique Auto Trim 403 Spruce St. Pierce City, MO 6...
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2013 8:39am
by Bob Smith
Epithanes marine grade varnish for wood
Just wanted to let my fellow restorers know that I found a product to use on various wood parts that will be left natural on your restoration. I decided to do my wooden spokes in their natural wood appearance. The spokes are made of hickory and turned out great done...
Views: 350   Replies: 0
Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 5:36am
by Mike Linthicum
Valve springs for Continental 14L
If you need new valve springs for a Continental 14L, you can have them custom made at OmniCoil, 307 Darrell Drive, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 (sales@omnicoil.com). I've got 12 new high quality springs for just over $200.00 You can send them a good one (if you have one)...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2012 7:17pm
by Claude Lavoie
Prop shaft universal joint covers
Hi all. Both of the grease/oil covers at each end of the Spicer prop shaft are damaged. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new set? Preferably in the UK but anywhere will do!!!
Views: 306   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:07am
by Graham Batty
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