Durant Mike

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give these a call and talk to them.
  2. Got to be somebody out there that has had someone put brake pads and clutch lining on that thought the job was great and price was fair?
  3. Looks to be a 1928 Model 65 or 75 from the picture. Come on now car lovers, ain't that a purdy car! Or should I say "the bees knees".
  4. I suggest you jump over to the Durant Motors Automobile Club web site at www.durantmotors.org and post this there. The club services the Flint automobile.
  5. You'd be surprised at the number of owners who never attempt to get or view a judging rule book. Many buy a car and then decide to show it and just register and bring it for judging. I've seen a number of cars that way over the years.
  6. Any suggestions on a good company to install my brake pads and resurface my clutch on my 1928 Durant. A company that has done work on the old car brakes before. I have the lining for the brakes purchased from McMaster Carr. I started the project, but just don't like the results. I would rather have a professional do the work so I can feel more secure stopping.
  7. Been there myself, working on my 1928 Durant and doing a frame off restoration. A lot of work, but makes you feel good to get these old gals restored back to their former beauty!
  8. Hey John; I personally emailed several individuals listed on their web site and got a response from one. He advised that the web site was created many years ago to attempt to get a handle on Locomobile ownership and create a registry of cars. He continued to advise me that the site is not monitored and has not been for many years. It appears that the organization is defunct and not active at all. William C. (Billy) Durant and Durant Motors purchased Locomobile in 1922 and continued production up until 1929 as Mike said above. We gladly and with welcome arms open the Durant Motors Automobile Club to any and all Locomobile owners from those years and have some members who do own Locomobiles. Our club magazine from time to time runs articles on these cars and parts for sale.
  9. Dittos to all you who will miss the show as it is. Edd was the backbone of the show, even if Mike's ego will not agree. It was Edd who made it worth while for car guys to watch the repairs he made. Mike was just the front man buying and selling them. Check that show off my list.
  10. What a great engine and a fine looking restoration. Did you do your starter and generator or send them out? Really nice looking.
  11. Another gas company, not sure of the name, gave out two horseshoe's that you peeled and stuck on your car. The gas advertisement was that their gas "gave you a kick". Not sure what company that was. My Mom and Dad always liked the greenstamps, and mom would redeem them at the green stamp center for merchandise. There was also plaid stamps.
  12. Durant, Star for sure.
  13. Tim A member of our Durant Motors Automobile Club had some distributor mounting brackets made using the 3D printing method and they looked fantastic. He took an original had a young neighbor who had great CAD experience draw it up, had a professional factor using this technique make them and pour them in a metal/bronze material. The part needs some cleaning up, and a good powder coating to make it look like the original silver color since it comes out a gold tinted color, but I was amazed at the quality and the ability to do this. It is a great way to get those old parts for cars no longer manufactured and a cheaper price usually than a machinist can make it. Mike
  14. The Durant Motors East Coast Spring meet will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky April 20th through the 23rd 2017. Tours will include the Corvette Museum and the Corvette assembly line on April 21st and local tour on Saturday April 22nd. Host hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green 1020 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 By Phone please call: (270) 781-6778 1. Give dates of your stay 2. Request Rate for Durant Motors Rate: $104 From Online: 1. Go to: bowlinggreen.stayhgi.com 2. Select your dates in the upper right hand corner 3. Under the box (check availability) select (add special rate code option) 4. Enter: Motors into the box next to Group Code 5. Select the (check availability box) 6. Your selection of room types and rate will appear Make reservation on or before: April 12, 2017 in order to get the special rate. Don't have to be a Durant owner to join us, any pre-war car owner is welcome at any of our meets.
  15. I'll send you a private message later today with the contact information of the owner. He's a great guy from Canada.