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Dave Price
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  • Preston, Lancashire
  • United Kingdom

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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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Apr 29, 2018
Dave Price commented on Brian (up north) Morris's photo


"Very nice and shiny"
Apr 15, 2018
Dave Price commented on Steve Kerswell's photo

scuttle for Daryl

"looking good"
Apr 7, 2018
Dave Price replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"Ade, you could also use a dead side of a Dutton body for a shop front sign, look cool if you added wheels as well"
Mar 19, 2018
Dave Price replied to Jay's discussion My dusty Sierra rebuild
"Looks very good, love the shine"
Mar 13, 2018
Steve Kerswell commented on Dave Price's photo

RX8 mount side

"yep that's near enough. I had that bit of tin and ditched it, then promptly forgot it. Mine is an old MX5 box, I was thinking of chopping away that lump for clearance, may hold off a while in case I need some steadying :-)"
Nov 10, 2017
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Nov 10, 2017
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's photo

RX8 mount

"I think it where mounts to power train frame or whatever the subframe is called I will post a picture if the side of mine"
Nov 10, 2017
Steve Kerswell commented on Dave Price's photo

RX8 mount

"the end of your box is different design then mine, however I have found 2 tapped holes near where your mount is, so may utilise those. I cannot work out the big lump shown, presume its where the stabiliser bar goes aft."
Nov 10, 2017
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Nov 10, 2017
Dave Price commented on Adrian Southgate's blog post NTS Autoparts fast response vehicle
"Steve, your comment is very timely.  I have a day off tomorrow so in tend to try and finish off the gearbox mount tomorrow.  Will post a photo."
Nov 9, 2017
Dave Price commented on Dave Price's blog post Q42 CPF - Progress
"Got back to the RX8 gearbox install today. In order to resolve to clutch pivot issue with thick Pinto pressure plate. I measured the difference between the thickness of a Zetec and a Pinto pressure plate, with a difference of 10mm, chopped 10mm off…"
Sep 18, 2017

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Phaeton S2
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Q42 CPF - Progress

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 13:00 62 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 40 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 0 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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