Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

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Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 25, 2015 at 20:56

Think I'd have to climb in the back to change gear Daryl. Leggie eater though :-))

Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 20, 2015 at 22:35

thanks Ade, that's the cunning plan, rad out and slide it in, gearbox tunnel will need a new hole. Gearbox mount is a few inches further back. May shave and 're weld the cross member as group 4. Just been let down with the crossflow sale again, but sold the 2.8 Capri for a profit, and all I did was wash it :-)

Comment by Adrian Southgate on October 20, 2015 at 22:25

The pinto / type 9 combo will go in and out in one lump with all the bling removed. (well it does in mine) getting the rocker cover off once its in is pretty much impossible.

You may have issues with the mounts and gearbox chassis member, be prepared to get under with the angry cutter and slice a lump out.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 20, 2015 at 20:47

Taking all the bling off to fit it, slipping it in in one piece (I hope)

Comment by James Doulton on October 20, 2015 at 20:22

Just a few hours with the Dremmel should get it down to fighting weight!

An extra 30kg (say) on the engine is less than 5% extra on the total vehicle, so as long as it is at least 5% more powerful than your 1300 crossflow then you should be better off for power to weight ratio. I would guess that you would nearly double your power to weight ratio.

With all that lovely gold paint and red detailing, it is bound to be even more powerful!

Comment by Steve Kerswell on October 20, 2015 at 20:09

Thinking of all this, power to weight must play a part in all this output malarky. This is bloody heavy compared to my crossflow and box. Will I need to shed a few pounds to compensate, go out and get fit in lycra etc.?

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