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Adrian Southgate
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  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

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  • Jay
  • James paton
  • Paul Redfern
  • Toby Fitzgerald
  • Robert Sargeant
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Kent Brorsson
  • allan wheatley
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Simon Cunliffe
  • Julian Cramp
  • scott murphy
  • Andy

Adrian Southgate's Discussions

Sierra observations after 5 years of ownership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Mar 12. 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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Adrian Southgate commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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last trip out this year

"'Last trip out?'  Been taking the leggy to work last two days while the transit is in intensive care.Crazing and stuff aside Steve, it's still a superb colour."
Nov 9
Adrian Southgate commented on Adrian Southgate's blog post NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle
"As a side line to restoring old kits I have this little shop called NTS autoparts. We now have the following items in stock. Escort TCA's - brand QH Maxi ball joints - brand QH Escort mk1 clutch cables - First line and QH Crossflow and pinto…"
Oct 26
Adrian Southgate commented on Adrian Southgate's blog post NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle
"Very little time to do this at the moment so only a little progress to report. Since completing the gear selector modification I have... Extracted the wrong diff, purchased in ignorance. I bought a 100mm PCD 7 inch diff and it should have been a…"
Oct 19
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"190mm is 7.5 inch. What gave you the impression it needed to be 8.5 inch.?"
Oct 6
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Good call Daryl. The 1600 Cortina estate used a 23 spline 190mm friction plate. Part number is for a National clutch CK9563. If I get one it will be £85 + postage (3 piece, not sure if you can use the release bearing) All the other…"
Oct 6
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Given a bit of time I can track down the parts. Checking clutch sizes is easier on the computer (and a wee bit cheaper) There is no clutch in the car at present (Dave had the same issue I think.) but the engine / adapter / box are bolted together."
Oct 5
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"And... it looks like an external hydraulic actuator on the clutch.. but i'll check tomorrow."
Oct 5
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"I'll see what I can get. Its in an S2 so there is more space around it underneath and around the bellhousing. To be honest it looks a fair fit in the hole the crossflow box used to fill. Will the mazda friction plate fit inside the pinto clutch…"
Oct 5

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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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NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 0:44 51 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 20:00 166 Comments

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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 20:00 120 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 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.

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 17:42 on September 3, 2017, Daryl Heasman said…

Well Paul I have a Legerra  for sale

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!

Cheers

Paul

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 9:27 on October 22, 2016, Daryl Heasman said…

Arkwright's Dutton Breakers is in Bolton too so plenty of old dogs to rob bits off there Richard

At 9:21 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi Adrian. Looking forward to getting started.
At 7:22 on October 19, 2016, Neville Smith said…

Thanks for the info Adrian.... much appreciated.

Nev

 
 
 

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