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Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Adrian Southgate
  • Male
  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • Jordy
  • Brian Victor Arthur Pratt
  • Adam steward
  • Peter Higgins
  • Paul barford
  • Darren (Fl@pper) James
  • Andrew Pounder
  • Jay
  • James paton
  • Paul Redfern
  • Toby Fitzgerald
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Kent Brorsson
  • allan wheatley

Adrian Southgate's Discussions

Flickr gallery updates.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Aug 31. 1 Reply

Stoneleigh 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton May 4. 4 Replies

Sierra observations after 5 years of ownership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Mar 12, 2018. 10 Replies

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Dutton Dementia..

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Adrian Southgate replied to Stuart's discussion Dutton owners club web site
"Sadly, I think it has. There were very few people adding to it, very quiet for the last couple of years."
yesterday
Adrian Southgate replied to Stuart's discussion Dutton owners club web site
"Sorted There was a server side issue, they sorted it in about twenty minutes."
Tuesday
Adrian Southgate replied to Stuart's discussion Dutton owners club web site
"Looks like there is an issue with our server.  I'll contact the hosting company in the morning. Bummer."
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to Stuart's discussion Dutton owners club web site
"Hi Stuart. As far as I know there should be no issues with the DOC website however I will go and check."
Sunday
Adrian Southgate left a comment for Jordy
"I think Steve Kerswell has done one whilst assembled. Worth sending him a message."
Sep 8
Jordy left a comment for Adrian Southgate
"Adrian thks for the photos they really help to understand the principle and your explanation is very good. I understand what the fix does and the cause of sagging - this may take a bit of time to sort out and especially handling welding with it all…"
Sep 4
Adrian Southgate left a comment for Jordy
"Jordy. There are two reasons the legerra doors droop. 1 as previously stated, the chassis has flex along the bottom rail. This causes the doors to foul the door shuts and can be rectified by adding 40x20 box section to the bottom of the main railes…"
Sep 3
Adrian Southgate left a comment for Jordy
"Yes.DO NOT use the same method as I did, it isn't accurate enough however take a look at my flickr gallery here where you can see the work I have done on one of mine.Once you've had a look at the photo's we can discuss stuff. Ade"
Sep 3

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Duttons owned
Q91CMV - Dutton Legerra ZS series 2
Q835XSC - Dutton Legerra series 2
Black unregistered Legerra
Blue unregistered Legerra
HPG128K - Dutton Sierra 2
1xS2 Phaeton
1xS3 Phaeton
1xS4 Phaeton
1xP21 body and a huge pile of bits.
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Loads of old fords
Post code
bl6 5se

Adrian Southgate's Photos

Adrian Southgate's Blog

NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 0:44 56 Comments

For those days when your parts just can't arrive quick enough, for sunny days when the transit just isn't 'fun'...

Project X...

Coming soon to a shed near me.

1997 DOHC, weber TC, MT75 box and Sierra fixed 3.72 diff in a Phaeton 3/4 hybrid.

I did some playing on gear calc and the theoretical stats look like this.…

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NTS Autoparts - Arkwrights Motor Emporium.

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 20:15 11 Comments

Thanks to Mr Sheringham for the uncannily accurate artwork. 

Q835XSC - Dutton Legerra Series 2

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 20:00 155 Comments

IMAG0299

So, collected last weekend and the first chance I get to go over it we have snow / hail / rain and gales... lovely if your a penguin I guess...

Q835XSC purchased from the factory in 1988, completed in 1990, stored for the winter in 1991 and there it sat for 22 years, possibly one of the saddest Legerras I have ever seen apart from my black one.

It…

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HPG128K - Dutton Sierra Series 2 - rescued from an early grave?

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 20:00 100 Comments

Sierra II

So the saga of the gearbox rear seal continues. When it had the rear crank seal done the garage also fitted a prop/tailshaft seal which promptly leaked just as badly as the one they took out.

When I had the horrible vibration issue it was coming from the prop not fitting into the gearbox. Thinking this might have damaged the bush inside the…

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At 19:34 on September 4, 2019, Jordy said…

Adrian

thks for the photos they really help to understand the principle and your explanation is very good. I understand what the fix does and the cause of sagging - this may take a bit of time to sort out and especially handling welding with it all assembled. Bit of planning needed my side - I will be in touch when I am close to starting for a final check so no balls ups.

i suspect the strengthening is the issue. 

Cheers Jordy

At 22:58 on September 1, 2019, Jordy said…

Brian

ok thanks for that. Are there any pics to show the fix ? Probably be quite obvious when I get it up to look underneath. 

Cheers Jordy 

At 20:24 on September 1, 2019, Brian Victor Arthur Pratt said…

Jordy its not the doors sagging , the Legerra  chassis is bowing and needs a support bar welding underneath

At 19:16 on September 1, 2019, Jordy said…

Adrian

planning two new fixes for the next few weeks and would welcome any tips.

Have you had any experience of trying to fix the sagging doors, passenger side is worse so I would like to tackle this one first.

Also have put on the black vinyl roof and quite like the extra headroom it gives. Plan to put in some flanged rubber bushes in the front fixing holes in the frame. Do these standard hoods always come with two fixing positions as it seems to want to lift slightly in the middle at the front especially with excessive wind flow while driving. Extra waterproofing trim maybe useful and will consider this last.

cheers Jordy

At 18:58 on August 28, 2019, Jordy said…

Adrian, many thanks for the kind welcome. Yes pdf copy would be great - no panic though.

Good to hear there is a Leggy specialist about as I am sure there will be much advice requested in the future. This is a long term plan for me and good knowledge and background research I have always found to be essential and helps in reducing any silly mistakes. 

i will send over some details on chassis number and engine number if this is ok.

i had signed up on the dutton owners club site and paid the membership fee but didn’t hear anything from that site. Is this site linked or is it not current as many posts seem very old. 

Cheers Jordy

At 20:54 on January 21, 2019, Peter Higgins said…
Hi Adrian a price list for discs calipers tca and bushes etc would be great
Cheers Peter
At 22:02 on January 9, 2019, Peter Higgins said…

Thanks for the welcome Adrian

At 7:57 on January 9, 2019, Garry Parker said…

Cheers .Adrian

At 12:30 on April 20, 2018, Andrew Pounder said…

Hi Adrian,

The idea behind me joining the club before buying a Dutton/project was to gain some knowledge and hopefully some good advice. I enjoyed my time with the Phaeton back in the 80s but always wanted the earlier cycle type wings and wished I take up that option when I bought the kit new. I'm now returning to this interest with little to no understanding of how rare my ideal Dutton is to track down, I'm just hoping someone can point me in the right direction before I make an impulse buy. If required I am very open to picking up a project and building the car to my specification.

Andrew

At 9:30 on March 18, 2018, Chris Tuck said…

Hi Adrian. Thanks for the welcome. My estate is complete and running (although it has just run out of MOT - waiting to see if I can get it mot exempt). I’ve owned it for around 9 years. The drophead is a project that I picked up late last year. It is complete but has stood for at least 25 years. It’s slowly coming together as time allows, I will try and add a build up thread for it at some point.

 
 
 

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