Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Adrian Southgate
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  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • Adam steward
  • Peter Higgins
  • Darren (Fl@pper) James
  • Jay
  • James paton
  • Paul Redfern
  • Toby Fitzgerald
  • Robert Sargeant
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Kent Brorsson
  • allan wheatley
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Simon Cunliffe
  • scott murphy

Adrian Southgate's Discussions

Sierra observations after 5 years of ownership

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

Late S3 early S4 for sale in Wigan.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Sep 20, 2017. 2 Replies

Lighting your Dutton.

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Nov 5, 2016. 36 Replies

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Latest Activity

Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Melos build
"T1-R's, good choice in my opinion. The 14's on my leggy worked really well, just didn't fill the arches properly."
Mar 13
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Mk1 mk2 escort rear axle
"Rally design and motorsport tools both do the axle brackets. Only fiddly bit would be setting the flange at the right angle. Of course you could leave the axle loose in the brackets until it's back on four wheels, it could then be rotated in…"
Mar 5
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Mk1 mk2 escort rear axle
"I'd skip the modified U clamps if you don't have them and go direct to brackets on the axle.I definitely have the escort back axle, half shafts, backing plates and drums along with a few adjusters etc.I have new slave cyl's and shoes…"
Mar 5
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Mk1 mk2 escort rear axle
"Adam. Do you have the modified U clamps that go over the axle, they normally get left on the end of the bars. It's really difficult to phrase this diplomatically. If you already have a set of bars then i'd rather keep mine hoarded in case…"
Mar 5
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Mk1 mk2 escort rear axle
"Probably come as a kit but all the parts will match.It would be a good idea to put the bars you do have onto the chassis, even if it's just with cable ties, to work out which ones you already have. short to the top, long one is the panhard rod…"
Mar 5
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Mk1 mk2 escort rear axle
"I should have all the parts you need including the bars providing they are the same length as the Legerra."
Mar 5
Adam steward and Adrian Southgate are now friends
Mar 3
Adrian Southgate replied to Adam steward's discussion Melos build
"@ Daryl - I'm not sending anyone, anywhere, they haven't been already :)Mark Whitfield isn't on here so faceache is the only way for Adam to get hold of him. @Adam - might do with contacting Steve Kerswell on here too, bit further…"
Mar 1

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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

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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.…


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


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.



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 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.


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.

At 22:14 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Thank for the welcome Adrian.

At 21:09 on October 27, 2017, James paton said…

 hi Adrian I had changed my email address and forgot my password  so was easier to start a new profile just need to rebuild my profile now :) 

At 16:04 on September 3, 2017, Paul Redfern said…

Hi Adrian

It would be ideal, but the timing is not on my side at the mo; the Wife is about to give birth to our first child in the next 3 weeks...

Also, you are the main reason I'm looking at a Dutton-I follow your threads over on Retro Rides, and its your Legerras that got me interested!



At 18:48 on May 3, 2017, Robert Sargeant said…

Hi Adrian, yes - just up't road. I'm afraid it's time for mine to go...... Need the space. I haven't used it for 7 years. Fired it up recently though, needed a new fuel pump..... Hard to find. 

At 9:21 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi Adrian. Looking forward to getting started.

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