Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Dave Price
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  • Preston, Lancashire
  • United Kingdom

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  • Brian (up north) Morris
  • James Doulton
  • john w
  • John Allen
  • Steve Kerswell
  • Daryl  Heasman
  • alfie murie
  • Adrian Southgate
  • Dave Adams
  • Dave Taylor

Dave Price's Discussions

What use are long feeler gauges?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sheridan Dec 24, 2015. 2 Replies

For work I recently acquired some long feeler gauges for poking into joints in building cladding systems. They don't need to be accurate for this just thin and flexible. My question is. What is the…Continue

Small 7

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Nov 17, 2015. 35 Replies

Interesting Seven type kit car see link below…Continue

Zetec internal problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Thomas Sep 27, 2015. 8 Replies

Yesterday I pick up a phase 2 silver top 1800 Zetec, for vurtually free, the price of a few beers. I knew it had been standing outside for two years under a sheet. I was told it turned over. I set…Continue

Yamaha R1 exhaust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Clayton Aug 11, 2015. 8 Replies

Randomly purchased an unknown bike exhaust from a car boot sale yesterday.  When I got home did some Google searches, it would appear to be a titanium Yamaha R1 exhaust - not bad fro £3.  I have…Continue

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Aug 4
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Some small progress.  The headlights are just temporary, they need the stem cutting down The front end needs more filler and shaping better near the number plate."
Aug 4
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Headlight with yellow film.  Once I find the other headlight I will fit both, it is somewhere, I just can't remember where"
May 15
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"The paint scheme, as seen in the rain I wish I had used a darker grey, looks too much like primer"
May 15
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May 12
Dave Price commented on Mark's photo


"Looks like you need weed killer in your car"
May 12
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"RX8 gearbox puts the stick through the existing hole. Still haven't sorted the clutch, I have seen potential cable solutions on the web some I will try some of them."
May 12
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Made some more progress. Axle loosely fitted, wheels fitted ,then rolled the car out of the garage. Photographed the car in the rain."
May 12
Dave Price posted a photo
May 12
Dave Price commented on Graham Boulter's photo

B Plus 006

"Nice looking car"
May 11
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Rear corner"
Apr 21
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Grey and black paint now on the rear"
Apr 21
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"My progress is not following the programme plan I laid out. However, the bodywork is coming along, rear end now nearly sorted. I have uploaded photos separately. It's slow progress, but still it is progress"
Apr 20
Dave Price posted photos
Apr 20
Dave Price commented on Steve Kerswell's photo

ripe for cloning into a Sierra :-)

"Escort vans bring great memories. Spent many hours messing with the oil bits of a 1977 white Escort van. The fun you can with (or in) a van as teenager!"
Feb 4
Dave Price replied to Dave Adams's discussion S1 Rebuild(s)
"Nice one"
Feb 3
Dave Price replied to Paul Sheridan's discussion Site problems
"I have found if you click on one of the blog posts (right hand side) and then navigate from there it seems to get over the 18th Jan issue."
Jan 30
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"After little bit of further research i think the inlet cam can be indentified by the cam reference position marker being on that cam. So if I look at the 130 cams I have obtained then the inlet is the one with the marker lump. I was just trying to…"
Jan 28

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Q42 CPF - Progress

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 13:00 53 Comments

I thought it was time I logged the work to returning my Phaeton to the road

2011 - Car bought.  Not having been laid up for many year the car was going to need some restoration to get it back on the road.

2012 - Spent time wondering about changing from Pinto power.  Bought various V6…


Ecu & Induction Advice Please

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 21:12 2 Comments

I see my options as 

1,  bike throttle bodies' aftermarket ecu - expensive

 2, keep the Jag in take and use X Type wiring loom and ecu, think this is related to the Ford EEC V ecu - cheap solution but the ugly intake might have to poke out of the bonnet

3,  Fit an ST 24 intake, cable throttle body and aftermarket ecu.  

You thoughts as to the best solution please

Out with the Essex V6, Duratec V6 is the future

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 21:39 46 Comments

The Jag S Type 'box arrived today.  It must be half the weight of the Essex V6 4 speed, I could lift the Jag 'box with one hand (just about).  It is a lot more compact than the Ford Essex 'box.  Also it is 5 speed (hopefully if it works).  Until this arrived I was still unsure which way to jump, stay will the Essex or go Jag AJ V6 (Duratec).  This 'box is so compact and light, it has to be the future.  I know this will be a challenge as I know nothing about engine management, but it is time…


Project Hunk of Junk - Essex Advice Required

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 22:04 2 Comments

I am due to collect another Essex V6 block in a couple of weeks and then while building up a decent engine, I plan to use the old worn block to figure out how to work out some engine mountings for my Phaeton S2.  Does anyone have any photos of an Essex in a Phaeton?  Ideally in a S2 and showing the mountings.  Noticed the build manual (PDF from the DOC web site) suggests using Transit 2.0 mounts on Ford V6 engines.  I assume this would be the V4 transit not the pinto.  I found some V4…


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At 12:53 on November 14, 2010, Dave Adams said…
Hi there from an S1 owner.....and another Dave
At 23:22 on November 13, 2010, Adrian Southgate said…
Hi Dave
Welcome to the mad world of Dutton ownership.
At 23:15 on November 13, 2010, Dave Taylor said…
Hi David, Welcome to the site. Whereabout in Preston are you?

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