Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Jim (across the pond) Adamek
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  • Clearwater, FL
  • United States

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  • Brian (up north) Morris
  • Graham King
  • James Doulton
  • Steve Kerswell
  • Adrian Southgate
  • Dave Taylor

Jim (across the pond) Adamek's Discussions

Replacing shoch absorber bushing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kerswell Mar 29, 2018. 5 Replies

I can't get the bolt out to put in the new bushing. Any suggestions?…Continue

Engine starting problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jun 17, 2017. 3 Replies

I am having problems starting the engine. It is a 1974 Humber Sceptre 1725cc. It take a long time to start. Usually the battery dies after many attempts and I have to recharge it at least once to…Continue

Rear Spring Bushings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman May 19, 2017. 15 Replies

It appears that my rear spring bushings are shot. What size are they and do you think I can find them over here in Florida?…Continue

TURBO F1-Z Supercharger Dual Double Turbonator Air Intake Fuel Saver Turbo Charger Fan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim (across the pond) Adamek Dec 14, 2016. 17 Replies

  I am thinking about buying this to put on my Phaeton to help increase the horsepower:…Continue

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Steve Kerswell replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"bit of heat, push with index finger, jobs a good 'un :-)"
Mar 29, 2018
Brian (up north) Morris replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"big hammer "
Mar 29, 2018
James Doulton replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"It does look like a nice car. At its current price it could be worth buying and selling as an unregistered kit, which it is, and rebuilding the Dutton with a replacement chassis, and replacement parts, and a replacement body."
Mar 29, 2018
Adrian Southgate replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"Jack on the diff, axle stands under the chassis, release the jack. allow axle to drop.  Hacksaw through bolt (the hard part) either inside the suspension arm or outside, either way it'll be a pain. Once the shock is clear you should be…"
Mar 29, 2018
James Doulton replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"Are you jacking on the axle or on the chassis because it looks like the damper and coil spring are taking the car's weight? You need to jack it on the chassis and not on any part of the suspension or axle. When the chassis is jacked up then the…"
Mar 28, 2018
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Replacing shoch absorber bushing

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Duttons owned
Dutton Phaeton S1
Engine Type and Transmission Type
1974 Humber Sceptre 1725 cc
4 speed manual Humber transmission
Post code
2004 Hillwood Dr. Clearwater Fl U.S.A. 33763

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My Phaeton is an S1 not an S2.

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 21:00 2 Comments

Chatting with Dave Adams on facebook yesterday. Found out my old girl is an S1 not an S2. Just nothing to compare her to over here in Florida. lol, Real information learned after having her since April 2004.…


New changes to my old girl

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 23:30 1 Comment

Lol, My old girl with her new stripes:…


My Hero Uncle Bill

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 22:38 2 Comments

My Uncle Bill who is now 96 and fought in the battle of the bulge in WWII and still goes out deer hunting visited his first grandson today. He taught me how to hunt and rode me on the back of his Vespa motor scooter when I was a child. I have had motorcycles most of my adult life because of him and have followed history of WWII very closely because of the stories he told me of his battles WWII. He is still my hero. You folks across the pond should still be proud of him.…


Free Steering wheel cover

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 16:54 2 Comments

Hi, Some of you guys over there may be interested in this: Celery Chan to Top Amazon Reviewers Group…


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At 13:20 on May 17, 2017, Dave Rispin said…
Hi Jim
I know they are a font of all knowledge. I have been a member for years but I couldn't get on to the site for some reason so i rejoined. There are quite a few photos of my old tub
ENX 898K red Sierra
At 23:40 on May 11, 2017, Simon said…

Its definitely a head turner. If I can achieve have of what you did I will be happy, although I'm going for the more standard dutton look.

At 23:06 on May 11, 2017, Simon said…

I would think its a pretty unique car to own on that side of the pond?

At 22:10 on May 11, 2017, Simon said…

Jim yours was one of the first cars I saw last night when I signed up and its an absolute beauty. Prefect for sunny Florida.

At 9:08 on May 5, 2017, Graham Boulter said…

Hello Jim, thank you for the warm welcome. My car has long gone I'm afraid, but I still get my hands dirty...

At 17:25 on November 16, 2016, Andy Dutton said…
Hi Jim'
Thanks for your message. I will follow your advice when I need some help!
At 9:18 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi Jim thanks for the welome. Hoping to get started on the project soon and am sure there will be lots of questions i need to ask
At 21:35 on May 5, 2016, Paul Sheridan said…

Jim,  how about ...... I find and send you a Melos and in return you find and send me an old skool Harley  :-)))))))

At 7:14 on March 19, 2016, Dave Adams said…

How to rewire your car

An article i wrote a few years ago on this very subject.......

A few dollars on new wire and the odd switch and the old girl will be like new (wiring wise)

At 19:34 on February 17, 2016, Steve Kerswell said…

What was the name of that film again?? Oh yes, gone in sixty seconds :-))


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