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James Doulton
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  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom

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  • 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

Legerra Bonanza on ebay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jun 14. 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. 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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Ebay - DUTTON ROVER 3.5 V8 MANUAL ROAD, RACE CAR HILLCLIMB BARGAIN

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Apr 27, 2017. 2 Replies

There is an interesting V8 Dutton on ebay which looks pretty good - 122459510528The guy is asking £3400 for it,…Continue

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James Doulton replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion Odd problem box of matches needed
"Glad it's sorted."
Tuesday
James Doulton replied to Revd Brian Barnes's discussion Time warp!
"I find that 15 to 18psi was ideal for my Legerra on its track day tyres - they have stronger sidewalls and don't need as much air pressure, apparently. I used 20psi on my road tyres until the local council put in new speed bumps and I found…"
Sunday
Adrian Southgate replied to James Doulton's discussion Legerra Bonanza on ebay
"James, you had any more thoughts on our discussion at Stoneleigh?"
Jun 14
Daryl Heasman replied to James Doulton's discussion Legerra Bonanza on ebay
"Hey James ,Nick Carlin  collects broken ones "
Jun 14
Daryl Heasman replied to James Doulton's discussion Legerra Bonanza on ebay
"Don't break em then James  easy"
Jun 14
James Doulton posted a discussion

Legerra Bonanza on ebay

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!See More
Jun 14
James Doulton liked Mark Entwistle's discussion Melos project
Jun 13
James Doulton replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion Odd problem box of matches needed
"Are you sure that it is out of fuel and not choking due to too much instead? I was wondering if there is a fuel return needed from somewhere and the effect of removing pipes is actually to allow the excess to escape. Just a thought. "
Jun 11
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"I did a similar thing but with 4 sets of 'real' scales from Tescos at £4.50 each. They were only rated to 130Kg, so I used 2 under each wheel with a plank to spread the load as I did one axle at a time. My Melos weighed 620Kg with a…"
Jun 7
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Rear shot of the cage before welding and cross bracing

"I'd like a wing like that, just for the attention grabbing too. With out a clean air flow then it probably just adds drag, but I think it adds more style than drag."
Jun 6
James Doulton liked Scott Grimson's discussion Dutton rescues
Jun 3
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Rear shot of the cage before welding and cross bracing

"Any diagonals going into that rear hoop? It looks quite a lot higher at the back - is that just the angle or do you just like the hot rod look?"
Jun 3
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Rear shot of the cage before welding and cross bracing

"I wonder where I can get a wing like that?"
Jun 3
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's video
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New quieter side pipes and 4 into 1 manifolds

"That sounds good and not too loud. Those side boxes look good too."
May 30
James Doulton liked Liam Bourne's video
May 30
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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OUCH !!

"Owy. You won't need to wash your legs for a while. Is it still painful or does it look worse than it feels? I hope it is the latter."
May 29
James Doulton commented on Darren (Fl@pper) James's photo
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"Was that from a GT or was it an after market one? Twin choke is always a good idea - performance AND economy."
May 26
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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2nd manifold nearly there

"That's looking good, nearly there."
May 20
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Start of the 2nd manifold

"Have you had much luck with those pipe expanders? I bought a set and broke the first one the first time I used it. I put the expander about 1/2" into the pipe but as I tightened it then one of the plates broke in half. It looks like you slotted…"
May 20
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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2nd manifold tight fit

"Eek, not a lot of room!"
May 20

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 81 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 8:33 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,
At 9:06 on May 5, 2017, Graham Boulter said…

Thank you James, I'll see what I can find.

At 21:11 on April 2, 2017, Paul said…

Hi James,

No not my handy work. I have recently acquired the Melos and am working through it back to front! It has had a 5 link rear conversion at some time so I am stripping it all down. Zetec install is not that good as it is on Zenith carbs that arn.t properly jetted or set up, so that's the next task!

 
 
 

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