Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Engine being test fitted - 16th June 2019

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Comment by Dave Adams on July 27, 2019 at 8:47

fitting the spare wheel in its "propper" place also helps to worsen the cooling...... Duttons were well known for over heating in the day.

Comment by Dave Adams on July 27, 2019 at 8:45

bear in mind that your placment of the radiator will almost certainly end up with the car overheating especially in traffic.

you could permanently wire up a large fan to blow air through.... or just move the rad to the nose cone..... that will mean that the spare will no longer fit.. but then very few of us have spares, just tyre weld.

where ever you fit the rad you will benifit from ducting it to force the air that comes through the grille to only escape through the rad core.

Comment by Pete Clayton on July 21, 2019 at 22:40

Judging by the progress on the Malaga you've still got 99 pairs of them left James!

Just kidding

Comment by James Doulton on July 21, 2019 at 17:48

I am pretty bad about taking precautions with stuff on my skin - paint stripper, petrol etc but I always use latex gloves when I do fibreglass, I've learnt that the hard way. I bought a box of the gloves from Halfords - 100 pairs for about a fiver.

Comment by Andrew Pounder on July 19, 2019 at 15:06

Itching all over so I will try the tape fix. Fiberglass almost completed

Comment by Andrew Pounder on July 19, 2019 at 15:05

Comment by Brian (up north) Morris on July 17, 2019 at 19:04

andrew good tip for getting fiberglass splinters out of your skin, and it works . smooth gaffa tape over the area press down for a min. then slowly peel it off . ta dar no more itching lol 

Comment by Andrew Pounder on July 15, 2019 at 8:51

As you can see from the photo, I'm still looking for an original Dutton spare to complete the front end crash protection system.

Comment by Andrew Pounder on July 15, 2019 at 8:49


Thanks for the info. I use the term B Type as a general description. The main thing is to get it back on the road so that people can see it in the flesh and discuss its origins over a pint. Work continues at a pace, this weekend I've been repairing and modifying the fiberglass panels, what an itchy, dirty job.

Comment by Dave Adams on July 14, 2019 at 7:10

that rear end and chassis looks like a B+ not B type.....

but it all looks a tidy job

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