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Autolite ignition coil
I am looking for an original autolite ignition coil for my b22 1922. I have seen a few for sale on ebay but I am not sure of there condition and I do not know if they can be renovated as I will not drive around with a 100 year old coil not knowing its exactely condi...
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2023 6:39am
by Jens Henrik Jepp...
Interior door panels
I am looking for suggestions for the material that I should use for the interior panels on my 1928 Durant M-2 4-door sedan. Is Cowlboard the standard material used or something else? Who is a good supplier?
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2023 9:13am
by Gil Winje
Interior Carpet/Rubber
I have a 1928 M2 4-door sedan. When I bought the car it had a carpet for the rear floor with snaps on the floor to hold it in place. I'm not sure what the material is? Would it be wool? The front had no floor covering and no snaps. Since the front floor had no snaps...
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Last Post: Oct 15, 2023 2:40pm
by Gil Winje
paint in door jams
Finally painting my 26'M sedan. Been a long time since I stripped the car. I cant remember how the door jams were painted. The car will be black from the belt up, and Bronze green from the belt down. Are the jams painted two tone or they black top to bottom. Curt
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2023 5:45pm
by curtis bartell
headlamp reflectors plating service
I've used two outfits for headlamp reflectors First is Chidgey & Son. I spoke with the founder a few years ago and he gave me a great price. He and his son are Silver platers and the old man told me a story about when he was young, his first car was a worn out...
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2023 12:14pm
by Rick Botti
LightinSight.com
Hi All-For those that have a hard time seeing the traffic lights when driving our old cars, there is a neat little product out that makes seeing all the traffic lights without bending your head down. It is a flexible stick on plastic lens (Fresnel) that can be applie...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2022 3:12pm
by Phil Peters
"Best" products
Found this YouTube channel (Project Farm) that does tests of the best products that we would use in our restorations (along with many other things). His tests seem well thought out and bias free. For example, he has tested penetrating liquids/rust dissolvers (of impo...
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Last Post: Aug 19, 2022 9:50pm
by Ross hoevet
Nickel & Chrome plating
Over the past couple of years, I have had a number of parts nickeled for my Durant as well as parts chromed for my Triumph TR6 by Librandi's plating. I've had no issue with them and their work is excellent. I had one small area that had not been fixed before plating...
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2022 9:09am
by Mike Linthicum
Leather fan belts fro our cars
I just found a site called "Then and Now Auto" which lists a number of fan belts for our cars. I purchased a 1" x 40" size for my Model 65 and it came in. Looks good and is stitched well to join it. Doesn't use metal stitches though, but does look strong enough. Fast...
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Last Post: Jan 21, 2022 10:06am
by Mike Linthicum
Head Lamps
I am looking for a pair of headlights for a 1926 Star Coupster. The original body color matched can style lights were replaced with larger dual beam chrome bodied lights.
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2021 7:43pm
by Mike Phillips
Nickel/chrome plating in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area
Anyone looking for a great plater for your nickle or chrome parts, I recommend Librandi's just outside of Harrisburg, PA. Many of the AACA people use them, and I've used them on my parts and am 100% satisfied. They are at Hershey Car show each year in October and wil...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2021 7:08am
by Mike Linthicum
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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...
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Last Post: Dec 14, 2013 8:02am
by Bill Hoaglan
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
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...
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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!!!
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Last Post: May 17, 2012 8:07am
by Graham Batty
W5A engine oil level measurement
I am about to complete the rebuild of my engine but need to make the oil level float mechanism for the 4cyl W5A engine. Does anyone have any detailed drawings; photos or materials of construction that I could use?
Views: 442   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 7:01am
by Graham Batty
R. Rear fender,etc.
I'm a new member and I'm looking for the following parts: (R) rear fender, accelerator/linkage, reflector(both) for headlights (cannister), original speedometer. Thank you for your time.
Views: 353   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 6, 2012 3:57pm
by Dennis W. Nutter
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Wood Spokes
Trying to get serious aboout the Star. Looking for recommendations of who can replace the wood spokes in my wheels. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2012 6:05am
by Eliot
Radiator surround
The chrome radiator surround (see photos of my car on the DMAC 'photos' webpage) is in a poor state and repairs are very difficult and re-chroming nearly impossible. What I really need is a new, or nearly new, surround. Anyone any ideas where I can get one?
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2012 5:22am
by Graham Batty
Souce for honey comb radiator cores
http://www.maineradiator.com/jaz_mar_antique_frame.html Maine Auto Radiator PO Box 1916 14 Forrestal St. Lewiston, Maine 04241-1916 207 784-0189 American Honeycomb Manufacturing 171 Highway 34 Homdel, NJ 07733 718 948-7772
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Last Post: Jan 4, 2011 11:25pm
by Rick Botti
Vacuum Tanks
Vacuum Tank Restorations - Hal Houghton, C. P. C. (short for Classic Preservation Coalition) 3253 Albany St., Schenectady, N.Y. Ph. 518-374-5078 About a 6 week turnover. $242.00 Hotchkiss is no longer in business. I sent my tank in to C. P. C. a few days...
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2012 10:52pm
by Fritz Kuenzel
Tappet clearances
I've just had my M40 piston conrods remetalled and am starting to rebuil the engine. I only have a manual for an M2 model and this refers to tappet clearances measured 'hot'. Can anyone give me the M40 tappet clearances when the engine is cold. kindest regards
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2011 6:48am
by Graham Batty
Engine & other restoration procedure
Hi, I´ve just bought a Durant 614 Sedan De luxe 1930. I would like to know if somebody could suggest where to find information, to start it´s restoring. This cars was stopped many years ago and I would like to disassembly it´s engine (6 cyl) to check i...
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Last Post: Aug 17, 2011 6:32pm
by Gustavo Mackinso...
What's it worth?
I'll be completly honest I don't know much about Durants. For my entire life my father has had a 1930 something (1931?) Durant sitting in our barn. Recently, a man has been coming around wanting to buy the Durant off my father. My mother is pushing him to sell and...
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Last Post: Jul 27, 2011 11:54am
by Loretta Cruz
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2011 10:22pm
by rick
Brakes
Anyone thinking about rebuilding your brakes? I just had new linings put on my shoes, and the drums turned, on all four wheels for $304.00. I like doing business with people like this. Fast, reasonable. They are located at 3637 Adeline St. in Emeryvllle, CA 94608....
Views: 400   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 24, 2011 12:35am
by Frank Lersch
Star Roadster on Ebay
I just saw this posted on Ebay. It's in sad condition with no doors but the body that is there is in fairly good shape. Follow this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1932-STAR-ROADSTER-FORD-OTHER-RATROD-/170643068453?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item27bb1e9625
Views: 380   Replies: 0
Last Post: May 22, 2011 9:41pm
by Chuck Faulkner
Wheel or Hub Puller Source
I found this guy who lives in Nebraska that will custom make any wheel or hub puller size you want. He's a very good machinist and a car guy too. Has several old cars himself. His work is top notch and he guarantees his work. George McMurtry P.O. Box 112 1605 We...
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Last Post: May 8, 2011 4:50am
by Mike Linthicum
1931 Frontenac Transmission
My father has a transmission from a Frontenac and is wondering if there is any interest out there for it. He is pretty sure the car was a 1931. Unfortunatly it seems that the transmission is the only thing he has left from the car. He lives in Chilliwack, B.C.
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2011 11:36am
by Alan Keith
Snow Bunny
Well this is what we do with our Stars @ 20 below farenheit... The scene is my 1926 Star's damage being looked at after I have supposed run into a railway cross sign. The scale is 2/3 The Star posed for the sculpture last saturday... have cover for rad.. but geez...
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2011 7:08pm
by Guy Belzil
Engine and Suspension Parts
While still looking for parts for my antique forklift I came across this interesting website down in OZ. It might be helpful. http://www.autosurplus.com.au/ Cuzin Don
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2011 9:45am
by Don Shilling
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