Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Been squirreling away a few idea's and parts the last few weeks. Even bought a rusty MX5. So thinking now about a small engine. Like a fiesta 1400 or these 1.25. The easy way is the MX5 engine and box, plus maybe a narrowed MX5 back axle assembly. The mixer is 1800 5speed and a slip diff. Been welded poorly in all the places they rust, but goes really well. Almost a shame to break it up. So back to small engines, any input?

It is going in a B type, which will be small and light, I hope 

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@ James, still hoping to keep it symmetrical, the next few days will reveal if possible. Pedal box and gearbox bell housing interfere at first attempt, Looking at remaking (again) the clutch pedal and brake pedal offset.

never mind the kit car, I've dropped the Saab sump and cleaned out the pick up, fitted new breather hoses, new filters plus a decent glugg of oil and its ready for winter,

           Aah! I see I need some new rubber bits on the wheels and the front disc look a bit ruff too. How can I spend money on the B type when the tin top needs fettling ? Stupid cars, these modern cars are a pain to maintain, need eyes on your finger tips just to see where it all is. Good job its not raining.............YET :-)

MK2 Escort steering rack to column universal required. Seems the one I have is way to big on the splines. Does it have a u/j or a rubber doughnut thingy?

You can fit either , You been looking in my spares container -:) 

On the Legerra the rubber donut fouled the alternator so I binned it, replaced with a group 4 cast UJ but they are bloody expensive. Cheaper 'pressed' ones are available but even they go for £20 +. 

They come in two sizes, long and short and are normally supplied without the correct high tensile bolts.

The rubber donut type normally come as part of a link rod rather than as a joint, although you could recycle two old links using a poly donut if you needed a short donut type joint.

I know they are bloody double expensive even Spitfire ones

Not that useful without gear ratio's even for electric cars. It has to assume a 1:1 gearbox ratio :/

well I found it useful, then again I'm into things, not negative like "Little Urn" your name in the Dutton community :-)

Pointing out the obvious is hardly negative Steve, There are enough gear calculators on the internet why not use the right tool for the job! My name is shit in the Dutton community because the cheap end of the kit car world is riddled with proponents of bodgery, and they dislike the likes of me who tell them the truth. Then they moan because their cars are seen as 'thomas the tank' - go figure LOL

just pulled the Saab engine from my sons missile, now what do I do with it? :-)

Give it to me of course :-)


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