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

Jim (across the pond) Adamek's Friends

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

Jim (across the pond) Adamek's Discussions

Engine starting problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jun 17. 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. 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

Battery Drain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim (across the pond) Adamek Jun 23, 2016. 9 Replies

I have a slight problem. With the key off I have a slight drain of the battery. Over a period of 2 days the battery will completely drain. If I disconnect the battery and reconnect a day later the…Continue

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Jim (across the pond) Adamek left a comment for David Hammond
"David, These guys are great if you have any issues with your Dutton. My old girl here in Florida would not be on the road today if it wasn't for these guys."
Jun 19
Adrian Southgate replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Engine starting problems
"If it's evaporating or draining back fit a small non return valve in the top of the fuel line (make sure it is gasoline compatible)"
Jun 17
Dave Adams replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Engine starting problems
"check the sparks.......the plug should have a nice fat blue spark....if its weak or often yellow the condenser (next to the points) is on its way out. also check the timing....and points gap "
Jun 16
Steve Kerswell replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Engine starting problems
"Definitely fuel, probably evaporating or draining back. Check fuel line to carb in the morning see if there's any fuel in the line at the Carburettor. Hope this helps."
Jun 16
Jim (across the pond) Adamek posted a discussion

Engine starting problems

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 start the engine. Once it starts up it will restart immediately the same day but if I wait a day to restart it I have the problem again. I checked the fuel pump and it seems to be working just fine and the plugs appear to be the correct gap and are clean. The engine runs great when started. Any idea…See More
Jun 16
Jim (across the pond) Adamek left a comment for Simon Roberts
"Simon, These guys are great if you have any issues with your Dutton. My old girl here in Florida would not be on the road today if it wasn't for these guys."
Jun 13
Jim (across the pond) Adamek left a comment for jeremy clark
"Hi Jeremy, These guys are great if you have any issues with your Dutton. My old girl here in Florida would not be on the road today if it wasn't for these guys. :-)"
May 20
Daryl Heasman replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"Try contacting them Read feedback Yes your biased"
May 19
Adrian Southgate replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"Two blokes in a small unit...last twelve months ebay feedback 1,247 Positive 6 Neutral 2 Negative How is that poor Daryl? Maybe I'm biased but I have had no issues and the bushes I've had are as good or better than floflex,…"
May 19
Daryl Heasman replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"Duraflex APM ,what a bunch of Clowns ,don't answer emails ,poor quality bushes,   ebay feedback poor  ,don't deal with them  "
May 19
Tony replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"Jim, Thanks for the welcome.  I think you will find that a Triumph Herald/Spitfire front shock absorber bush will do the job. You should have these on the front of the car.  Maybe someone else can confirm this?  It looks as though the…"
May 17
Dave Rispin left a comment for Jim (across the pond) Adamek
"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"
May 17
Dave Rispin liked Jim (across the pond) Adamek's profile
May 17
Steve Kerswell replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"look for MGB or Triumph stuff, must be thousands in the states, or pay for Adrian to send a couple over :-)"
May 17
Jim (across the pond) Adamek replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Rear Spring Bushings
"The only imperial bushings that I can find over here are for a Chrysler Imperial. What car are those for?"
May 17
Jim (across the pond) Adamek left a comment for Tony
"Hi Tony, These guys are great if you have any issues with your Dutton. My old girl here in Florida would not be on the road today if it wasn't for these guys. :-)"
May 16

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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.…

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New changes to my old girl

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

Lol, My old girl with her new stripes:…

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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.…

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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 21:29 on October 10, 2016, Eric said…
Thanks Jim, wow I remember that there were a quite a few Duttons that made there way across Europe, but I'm very impressed that they made it to the US of A! Are there many over there?
At 21:45 on May 17, 2016, darren dunn said…

i have only just seen this it went in to my spam folder in my emails

thank you jim

At 21:38 on May 5, 2016, Daryl Heasman said…

Dream on Sherry

 
 
 

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