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Adrian Southgate
  • Male
  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • 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
  • Andy

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 commented on Steve Kerswell's blog post my dear wife
"Sorry to hear that Steve. Please pass on both mine and Sue's best wishes for a speedy recovery."
yesterday
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Capri, Mexico and RS had bolt on steering arms, all the others were cast. I have cast steering arms, M16 calipers and vented discs on my Leggy. The Sierra uses the same setup on aftermarket coilover struts, both use mk2 steering racks. The drum…"
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"I thought it was just the track rod end taper that was different."
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Escort discs fit to the back of the hub not on the wheel studs. I'll have a look later but those prices are hilarious... £97 a disc."
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion R.I.P the Handbag ?? -:))
"Chassis design is ok, needs a bit of extra strength on the centre rails and a lot of the back end brackets could be better placed for bolt access but it will help having a complete bare chassis sat next to it for measurements. It will be interesting…"
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion R.I.P the Handbag ?? -:))
Feb 4
Adrian Southgate replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Nice those lights, different from the 'mafco' trailer lights :) I've got a set of massive 'hamburger' lights of a commercial vehicle somewhere, probably in the same box as the bedford CF2 ones I bought for a series 3 sierra…"
Feb 1
Adrian Southgate commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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"It does look like a typical japanese loom, over complicated with too many split return wires. Separating the groups first could be the best way, concentrate on the engine loom first. Popping the wires out of the loom plugs one at a time, separating…"
Jan 27

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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 62 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

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 20:00 120 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 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.

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. 

 
 
 

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