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
still struggling on, waiting for the bonnet to come back from Pete the Pole. GT6 radiator fits great, right up the nose. Tub now correctly positioned, off again for brake and fuel pipes fit and then, hopefully it will go on and stay on.
Bit of a hold up, bit of a problem. Seems the Polish guys have the bonnet stuck in the mould !! Not a worry they say, it will come out eventually !!
Mounting the tub? Mastic or rubber on the chassis first?
I would use a mastic but a non setting variety
Er why is it in a mould Steve
The Polish guys only had a mould for a phaeton, They wanted a mould for the B type. In return I get a spare, brand new bonnet. Well, that was the plan !!
Its free !! my bonnet has popped out without any damage. Beat it about a bit with a rubber mallet and it came away, PHEW !!