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James Doulton
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  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom

James Doulton's Friends

  • Jay
  • Richard ellis
  • Paul Regan
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Scott Grimson
  • Patrick Buchfink
  • Neville Smith
  • Brian (up north) Morris
  • Laurence Beattie
  • christophe
  • Mark
  • Dave Parlett
  • Jim (across the pond) Adamek
  • Simon J Brown
  • Andy Smith

James Doulton's Discussions

V6 Steering Column

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman Sep 7, 2018. 16 Replies

I've been looking at the…Continue

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Legerra Bonanza on ebay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jun 14, 2018. 3 Replies

There are now TWO fully working Legerra's on ebay. One was Ed Townend's "Peggy" and the other is a familiar blue XF. Both look good. If only I didn't have a broken one on my drive!Continue

Scumbags operate in this area

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Feb 3, 2018. 11 Replies

Last night, before going away for the night, I moved my Legerra out of the garage and parked it on the drive under my deluxe car cover. This morning it was gone!It has two sewn-in straps which go…Continue

Throttle Sticking on Weber 32/36 DGAV

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Aug 1, 2017. 5 Replies

My Pinto engine Legerra has developed a rather irritating carburettor problem, where the secondary throttle does not close fully unless I snap the throttle shut. Normally this manifests itself when I…Continue

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James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"I have a Type 5 in the garage - it's ~31" long, which I think is about 1" longer than the Type 9."
Tuesday
James Doulton replied to Glenn Ryder's discussion Wont start now!!!
"You can just take off the air filter and slosh some petrol down the carb. I do that when the car has been standing for a while in order to save using the battery to turn over the engine just to pump the fuel into the carb. I don't actually…"
Jan 13
James Doulton replied to Glenn Ryder's discussion Wont start now!!!
"I would check that you have the ignition leads in the correct order going into the distributor for the Pinto firing order. If that is wrong then you might only get 1 or 2 cylinders firing and if you change the timing you might be getting one of the…"
Jan 13
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post Phaeton S3 Autotester - 2019 update / ST170 lump!
"Crumbs, there's lots of bits where you haven't really got room for extra stuff - on the drivers side and at the rear of the engine. There are others who have fitted Zetecs but I don't remember any that have kept the standard inlet…"
Jan 11
James Doulton commented on Brian (up north) Morris's photo
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"I get nothing at all."
Jan 3
James Doulton replied to David Middleditch's discussion Rear axle
"I don't recognise the position of the shock absorbers. On the Escort, weren't they mounted at an angle from the bottom of the spring saddle? Straight up (where they should be) doesn't look very Ford-like."
Dec 29, 2018
James Doulton replied to David Middleditch's discussion Rear axle
"Is your axle broken in some way?"
Dec 22, 2018
James Doulton liked Brian (up north) Morris's photo
Dec 19, 2018
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"That looks so clean! Interestingly, yours is different to mine (even before I modified mine with the tyre wall) - you have a heater or something on the near side whereas mine had the battery thereabouts."
Dec 15, 2018
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"It's a great day. 3 working Duttons, that's nearly a record!"
Nov 28, 2018
James Doulton left a comment for David Middleditch
"Mine has 'seats' moulded into the GRP tub and the only padding (other than my extensive food reserves) was a slightly padded seat cover that was stuck there."
Nov 26, 2018
James Doulton left a comment for David Middleditch
"Nice."
Nov 21, 2018
James Doulton left a comment for David Middleditch
"Welcome to the site. What is the condition of your Dutton - a driver or a project?"
Nov 20, 2018
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"That looks amazing. Is it possibly a touch on the loud side?"
Nov 6, 2018
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Nov 6, 2018
Johnny Flett left a comment for James Doulton
"Thanks for the info James maybe the wife and kids will get them for my Christmas"
Nov 6, 2018
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my legal toys :-)

"Interesting bike. What is it?"
Nov 5, 2018
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Nov 5, 2018
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I'm back on it, well in it actually.

"I have been modifying my GRP tub for most of this year but I don't get much time and I am very slow, unlike you. But if you have to modify the tub then it can be quite slow to do a neat job using GRP, compared to Dave's metal tube and…"
Nov 5, 2018
Daryl Heasman commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"No comment -:))"
Nov 4, 2018

Profile Information

Duttons owned
Melos II (sold)
Legerra ZS
Malaga B+
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Melos: 2.0 Pinto, 4 speed
Legerra: 2.0 Pinto, 5 speed
Malaga: 3.1 Essex V6, 4 speed
Post code
BS34 5HR

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My New Dutton

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 23:26 89 Comments

Today I bought another Dutton. This one has a 3.1 litre Essex V6. It's MOT has lapsed and it has a number of issues, the biggest one being that it has had a front end shunt which has upset the suspension geometry, and the bonnet fit, and the steering. The last 6 inches of the main rail is crumpled, moving the ARB. Finding a good reference to work from to restore the geometry looks to be an interesting puzzle. In this picture you can see that the nearside wheel has a different camber to the…

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KitNet track day at Castle Combe

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 23:21 80 Comments

I went to the KitNet track day at Castle Combe today in my Legerra. It was cracking weather and I had a good day. There were positives and some negatives. So starting with then the positives: My new tyres performed well and took 5 seconds off my lap times (down to 1m 35sec), I finally got the Legerra over the ton at 100.3mph on the straight, I met a load of nice chaps and did a lot of chatting plus, to round off the day, I drove it home at the end of the day. Two of the chaps were Duttons -…

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Nice looking Melos on ebay

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 20:54 0 Comments

There is a very nice looking blue Melos on ebay item no 161066547569. It has beautiful seats. Does anyone know what they are or where they come from?

Handbag Legerra Developments

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 22:51 115 Comments

After getting the Legerra home a few weeks ago, I have been using it as my daily commute. I have done a few things to it to 'improve' it:

1) I have removed the centre console because I could not take my foot off the clutch with it in place because I have to get my knee next to the steering wheel and my calf was hard against the edge of the console. I have still got to find a place for the dials and switches that were there. When removing the heater controls I found that the outer…

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At 8:20 on November 6, 2018, Johnny Flett said…
Thanks for the info James maybe the wife and kids will get them for my Christmas
At 10:39 on August 30, 2018, Glenn Ryder said…
Thanks. Yes I did buy it... Moment of madness... Rainy day and ebay, bad combination. Picking it up from the guy tomorrow evening. Bit nervous about driving it home but hopefully I'll be OK. Everything is done on the car so I can tinker later. All new parts and no rust!!! Looking forward to getting the top off and having fun. Hope to be an active member of the club and will post more pics.
At 8:33 on March 8, 2018, James Burgon said…

Hello James, No, thers not many here. There is an old Dutton sierra that has been here forever and that is about it. My phaeton is from 1980 and runs but needs a bit of work. It has a small petrol tank in the boot so I suspect its been used for hill climb type events. I guess I would need to put a proper tank in if its to go back on the road.

All the best, James

At 18:29 on February 20, 2018, ANDY HAYCOCK said…

hi

well not to sound greedy I have 2. one is complete all finished and road worthy with a 1600cc crossflow that I would like to change to something more modern

and another that is complete less engine and box but in kit form as the previous owner stripped to restore but never got round to it

who has less common engines fitted ?

cheers Andy

At 22:00 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Oh and thanks for the welcome folks

At 22:00 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Not road Worthy yet but getting there. She was in a bit of a state when I bought her but she's coming on in leaps and bounds. She now stars stops and drives. I've started a light restoration of the car. Hopefully she will be at stoneleigh this year.

At 15:42 on October 16, 2017, Paul Browne said…

Great welcome from everyone cheers.

Its a fully MOT'd and road legal Phaeton so I'm using it with my son as a home education project.

At 11:52 on August 25, 2017, Steve Kerswell said…

Welcome Paul, some good chaps and some banter on this site.

At 7:04 on August 25, 2017, Paul Redfern said…

Thanks for the welcome James. I'm currently looking into (hopefully) buying a Dutton, most likely a Phaeton or a Melos. Until about a year ago i poured blood, sweat, tears & money into a 1975 MG Midget, but since selling I've been itching to get something else and finding I've got time on my hands.

However, with a baby on the way, it might not happen just yet (!) but the money from the sale is set aside for another car, so fingers crossed it will be sooner and not in 18 years' time...!

At 20:24 on May 7, 2017, John Tighe said…
Thanks for your welcome James, yes I have quite a few photos and am working on a video for YouTube,
 
 
 

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