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Adrian Southgate
  • Male
  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • Darren (Fl@pper) James
  • Jay
  • James paton
  • Paul Redfern
  • Toby Fitzgerald
  • Robert Sargeant
  • Mike Terry
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Kent Brorsson
  • allan wheatley
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Simon Cunliffe
  • Julian Cramp
  • scott murphy

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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Latest Activity

Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"The MT75 is also worth considering as it bolts straight onto the pinto, Steve Kerswell has done it.  I know that the type 9 will require a new section cut and shut under the tunnel area, in fact anything other than a type 2 or type 3 box will…"
Thursday
Adrian Southgate commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Well that's that then
"Sorry to hear about your Grandad Toby.  I'm of the same mind as Daryl and Dave, persevere with it.  There is a 'certain grin' that will happen every time you drive it, we all get it, I'm pretty sure your Grandad would…"
Jul 17
Adrian Southgate replied to Mark Bagnall's discussion Camber correction
"Will do. I have a NS uncut strut which I can cut to size, the OS one is goosed so its a singleton and no loss being cut. To save on weight i'll strip it and if I get time, blast it. Do you want a new wheel bearing included?"
Jul 3
Adrian Southgate replied to Mark Bagnall's discussion Camber correction
"I think there was a difference between the bolt on and cast in legs although I'm not sure what it was.  It may take me an evening or two to sort it out as the unit is a little busy right now. I know they are in there at the back -…"
Jul 2
Adrian Southgate replied to Mark Bagnall's discussion Camber correction
"Rob is prototyping a new design of TCA using new QH suspension arms and a new style of bracket. I don't know what the final cost will be as it's still a work in progress. No doubt he'll chip in with some numbers shortly :)"
Jul 2
Adrian Southgate replied to Mark Bagnall's discussion Camber correction
"I have Mark. I'll have a root in the unit as I know I have old suspension legs that can be made into Dutton uprights. Might even have one ready made but you'd be better getting one made from an old leg to exactly match your existing…"
Jul 2
Adrian Southgate replied to Paul's discussion Preferred replacement front coil over and spring rate
"Try contacting a company called Dampertech. They made mine a few years back, good job. They can probably advise on spring rate IF you have an idea what the car is going to be used for."
Jun 28
Adrian Southgate replied to Mark Entwistle's discussion Melos project
"I would agree with Paul. Seat position relative to pedal position followed by steering column height and distance all in relation to the gearstick... Sounds complex but it's not that bad. Things like column position though can make or break a…"
Jun 28

Profile Information

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 49 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 20:00 116 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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