Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Adrian Southgate
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  • Bolton
  • United Kingdom

Adrian Southgate's Friends

  • Mike Terry
  • Craig
  • Richard ellis
  • Eric
  • allan wheatley
  • Andy Abbott
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Simon Cunliffe
  • Julian Cramp
  • allan ball
  • darren dunn
  • Carl
  • scott murphy
  • Andy
  • Scott Grimson

Adrian Southgate's Discussions

Lighting your Dutton.

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

Ebay - Type 5 gearbox

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Aug 11, 2016. 21 Replies

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Latest Activity

Adrian Southgate replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Yup, sure don't need to do any shopping for bits anymore... :)"
Apr 24
Adrian Southgate replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Put me down for the following please Pete. Mk2 Escort bigger spline 13" steering wheel. Free to anyone who has a use for it Steering wheel boss. Bought as Mk2 Escort/Anglia - early small spline? £5 13" vinyl wheel been slight cut in…"
Apr 23
Adrian Southgate commented on Mike Melnik's photo


"Hi Mike. I'll add the photo. Bushes for both types (triumph and ford based) are available from APM Duraflex  - as Daryl pointed out I'm supposed to be getting him some and some for the shop so can make enquiries as to price. No…"
Apr 22
Adrian Southgate replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion Stoneleigh 2017
"All good, we'll be there. The more the merrier. "
Apr 22
Adrian Southgate replied to Ed Townend's discussion Dutton Legerra for sale
"Be sorry to see you Duttonless Ed, Make sure you introduce her new carer to us looneys :)"
Apr 21
Adrian Southgate commented on Mike Melnik's photo


"Mike, is it ok to steal this picture for the flickr gallery?"
Apr 21
Adrian Southgate replied to Paul's discussion Bolt Points Melos Body to Chassis
"I've never stripped a melos but I think they are very much of the same design as the legerra and phaeton so here goes. 2 bolts rear cross member    2 bolts on braces for roll cage    4 bolts on roll cage    seat…"
Apr 14
Adrian Southgate replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"But obviously not that nuts if it worked. Happy days.... Now then, it's been stuck before and will stick again so well worth investing in a replacement this year I think."
Apr 12

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 8 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 20:00 166 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 20:00 114 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 22:56 on November 4, 2016, Richard Hedges said…

Hi Adrian, thanks for your message. BHP isn't an issue. My car won't be used on a track. It's more reliability I'm after. The plan is once the car is road legal again, enjoy it for a year or two here and then ship it to North Cyprus where I have a villa and looking to stay there long term. X/flow parts may be a little more thin on the ground there and it's not so easy shipping parts there. What power plant are you using?

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.


At 22:23 on October 11, 2016, Eric said…
Thanks for the lead on the hood n' doors I'll contact Monsoon. My original Phaeton appeared on eBay a few years back unfortunately I missed it, I think it may have gone to holland or germany, I do recall if had a colour change from red to blue.
At 16:29 on July 6, 2016, Andy Abbott said…

From one nutter too the nut house i think its more than a bug , in fact it went viral/terminal a few years ago  Andy

At 19:50 on May 20, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

i would love to see how you have got a cozzy engine in a melos julian :-)

At 19:37 on May 20, 2016, Julian Cramp said…
I have although it doesn't get out often enough. Need to get it tested and taxed at the moment but should have it back on the road in the next couple of weeks. Only did 50 miles last year :(
At 20:23 on April 11, 2016, scott murphy said…

hi adrian thanks for comment work in progress is all i can call my project  

At 7:48 on April 9, 2016, Thomas said…
OK I might be interested how much of a project are we talking ? Would there be a way I could get some pics thanks

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