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Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I can't remember seeing any on Autocat but I'll check tomorrow when i'm in the shop. It's not finding part numbers though, it's translating the number into a physical part. Just not easy to get any more."
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Darren (Fl@pper) James replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Does first line still have any listings ?"
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Toby Fitzgerald replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I have created a separate discussion here. Thanks"
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Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Andrew, as the caretaker of Duttons numbering in double digits I am an expert in the art of vehicle camouflage, happy to offer advice or blue tarp (always good) to hide stuff under. As a parts retailer i'm struggling to find triumph parts.…"
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Andrew Pounder replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Picking up the trailer today. Picking up my pile of bits (B Type) over the weekend and then trying to find a way to store it that won't result in a divorce or neighbourhood disputes. Watch this space because I will probably require advice and…"
Thursday
Paul Sheridan replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Need pictures Toby, can then see what we are talking about."
Wednesday
Darren (Fl@pper) James replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Still about here too. Albeit no progress on mine for a while."
Wednesday
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"The core design is seemingly wrong. After hours of research into 5 links systems (previously having no knowledge about it) I came up with a basic design. Going back and forth and checking my dimensions for weeks as well as using Pauls build journal…"
Tuesday
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I know that sinking feeling in your stomach when you realise that the stuff you have bought won't fit. Luckily I can put it out of my mind by hiding it in my garage, behind all of the other stuff that I have bought and not used! How serious is…"
Tuesday
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still here. Making sporadic progress. I designed and then bought a ton of suspension stuff for my 5 link upgrade in the same vein as Mr Sheridan's beauty but got something slightly wrong and it won't fit correctly. Nothing puts a…"
Tuesday
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Tops and Doors - Original hood were made bu Polyfacto, they got bought out by Monsoon who are still trading. They have some 'new' old stock hoods for certain models but no door frames on which to make new doors.(I forget which) but to be…"
Apr 15
Andrew Pounder replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Adrian, I will try my best to get to the next meeting.  New member questions: Can you still buy new hoods and side screens? Can you still get the original foam seats or does anyone have some spare good examples? is there a Dutton Register and…"
Apr 15
Glenn Ryder replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still here - I just went out in mine today for a quick drive - enjoyed it thoroughly although it was a bit chilly - its cold up here on the east coast. Can't wait for the sun to warm up a bit then I can get the roof off and have a trip…"
Apr 14
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"2nd thursday of each month (with the odd exception)  Venue is normally the Waggon and Horses on the A6 but they are having some refurb work done so this time we moved the venue. We also do a 'tour' once or twice a year, blow our…"
Apr 13
Andrew Pounder replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Adrian; I’ve been away on holiday so missed your reply. If you let me know when the next meeting is taking place I will try to attend."
Apr 13
Adrian Southgate replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"As it happens Andrew, We're meeting tonight. Royal Oak on the A6 in weshoughton then on to the Waggon and Horses on the A6 for quiz night. (only because the waggon is having a kitchen refit)  We'll be at the Waggon for 9pm latest. Ade"
Apr 11
Andrew Pounder replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"As new Dutton owner, I say Dutton owner more an expensive pile of part, I am now trying to find likeminded persons to, hopefully, assist with sourcing parts and providing advice. Again, hopefully  help is available from the ‘still…"
Apr 11
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still lurking too, hopefully beginning another project in the next few months"
Apr 9
Paul Sheridan replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"In all honesty I haven't made my mind up one way or the other James.  I decided on a career change last year and got shot of the workshop. I built a small workshop at the side of my house to home all my machinery..... Paul Sheridan without…"
Apr 9
Steve Kerswell replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still here, beavering away, slowly, very slowly."
Apr 9

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At 20:42 on November 4, 2018, Johnny Flett said…

HIi - thanks for the welcome -just put test on Melos which has been in barn since 1985-fun drive on a good day however the seating is poor,can anyone recommend seats which fit the Melos  

At 18:14 on October 28, 2018, Jack McFadden said…

Thank you, Dave.

At 7:53 on June 11, 2018, Leslie E Waldron said…

Thanks Dave. Hope to do some brain picking amongst you lot in the future! My Melos is a bit sad at the moment having sat unused for a few years but now I'm retired I hope to get it back mobile to enjoy again. Probably need a bit of help with the body though, it's been well mucked about with at the front (maybe had a frontal thump before it came to me). I'd like to put it back to its proper shape but it's going to take time!! 

At 18:05 on April 24, 2018, Darren (Fl@pper) James said…
Thanks Dave.
At 6:37 on April 18, 2018, Andrew Pounder said…

Hi Dave,

I built a Dutton Phaeton back in the early 1980's which was sold when the family came along. Now that they are all grown up I'm looking to become an owner again and I am looking to find a road worthy B or B plus as a rolling restoration. Do you know of any examples in need of a new owner?

At 8:29 on March 8, 2018, James Burgon said…

Thanks Dave

At 18:02 on January 1, 2018, Mark lovegrove said…

Hi thank you for accepting me 

At 21:06 on October 27, 2017, James paton said…

cheers dave thanks 

At 21:00 on August 12, 2017, Phil Young said…

Hiya Dave,

I'm not in Cumbria yet, but on my way back soon! Seeing your car was what made me sign up. Had a good look around this site and thinking an on-the-road project might just be the way to go. What would you recommend?

At 21:57 on May 11, 2017, Simon said…

Thanks dave, thanks you guys for having me :)

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RS Wheels.
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Mexico 1600 X-Flow,
4 speed box,
Post code
CA10 3RQ
X-Flow Cortina Mk II 1600 GT Engine
HOT Inlet 0.012" (0.30mm)
HOT Exhaust 0.022" (0.56mm)

COLD Inlet 0.011" to 0.013" (0.28mm to 0.33mm)
COLD Exhaust 0.021" to 0.023" (0.53mm to 0.58mm)

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The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 20:40 0 Comments

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

So if you fancy a chat and you're in the area call in and see us. Always a great Northern welcome and proper Northern ale (Southerners can be catered for, let us know you're visiting and we'll get you a can of Courage Best Bitter or Watney's Red barrel in the chiller)

Waggon & Horses

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Getting ready for spring

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 21:37 9 Comments

Started getting Daisy in shape for the coming year. found the ignition switch fault, the weight of the keys being in the steering lock caused the ignition to cut off if you accelerated to quickly. So decided to bin the lot, steering lock and all. Going to wire in a simple key switch. Already got a kill switch and battery cut off fitted.

Found the bad vibration at 67 mph + rear UJ is knackered, this as also done for the diff seal and rear gearbox seal. thank goodness I don't have to…

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Rebuild started

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 21:27 1 Comment

I got started on the rebuild today. here a tip for anyone don't use coach bolts to fasten your bumper on, after 10 years they don't want to move, and what made me use a 4" one at the centre of the rear bumper? que angle grinder...

Looks like the rear drivers wheel arch has had a fair old knock. all crazing cut back with Dremmel and diamond tip, then all body wiped down with thinners to shift any trace of polish. first fill with flexible filler. That can have a couple of days to cure…

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Steve K's rebuild

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 21:36 11 Comments

Thought I had better start a blog to count down the days on the rebuild of Steve's Phaeton. Well tonight the plan started to come together, we now have wipers (2 speeds Whooa), screen washers, a dashboard ready for the clocks and gauges. The to do list just got shorter. 15 days to go...

My Phaeton Seats

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 13:25 3 Comments

Decided to have a play this morning with the Phaeton, as she has sat on the drive now for 2 months without even being started.

So after connecting the RAV4 defibulator manged to bring her back to life, and sounding good too.

the plan was to remove the drivers seat to see what mod's I would need to make to get the Westfield seats in. The Westie seats are 350 mm wide on the base and the back, the space I need to squeeze them in is 340 mm Hmmmm! this is going to be a little more…

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