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James Doulton
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  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom

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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 engine compartment of my V6 Malaga B+. Has anyone seen the…Continue

Tags: V6, column, steering

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 left a comment for Allan Gilroy
"I would suggest that you ask Adrian Southgate (who is on here) if it has ever been on the club database. I think that he is probably the best person to help or, if not, he'll probably know who might be able to help or how to find out."
Aug 23
Allan Gilroy left a comment for James Doulton
"hi there sorry for the delay getting back yo you I had to shelve the build for a short while. The S4 is mainly built needs to add an engine and brakes and a few other pieces my problem is I don't know whether tyhis car has already been…"
Aug 22
James Doulton commented on Andrew Pounder's photo
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"I am pretty bad about taking precautions with stuff on my skin - paint stripper, petrol etc but I always use latex gloves when I do fibreglass, I've learnt that the hard way. I bought a box of the gloves from Halfords - 100 pairs for about a…"
Jul 21
James Doulton commented on Chris Chester's photo
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"That looks really good. Is that wood edging on the top of the sides? "Luxury" and "Dutton" don't normally go in the same sentence, but your Melos changes that. I love the steering wheel too. If only I didn't have a full…"
Jun 20
James Doulton liked Chris Chester's photo
Jun 20
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Jun 20
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion So I think it's time for me to face facts :(
"That sounds like a nice car. If I didn't have a V6 in parts in my garage then I would have liked it. It is a pity that you couldn't quite get it finished. But if your woman isn't interested then it will always be difficult. Brave…"
May 25
James Doulton replied to Adrian Southgate's discussion Stoneleigh 2019
"I am afraid that I shan't be able to go this year as my wife is not well. She is waiting for a knee replacement which has now been brought forward to next month because it is so urgent."
May 4
James Doulton replied to Adrian Southgate's discussion Stoneleigh 2019
"Adrian - Legerra - Sunday Toby + Amanda -           - Sunday James -             - Both - Camping"
Apr 27
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I shall be going for Sunday and camping until Monday but I will be in a tin top as my one remaining Dutton is undergoing a major (i.e. very slow) refurbishment."
Apr 27
James Doulton left a comment for Mr Andrew J Wood
"Welcome to the site. I'm also in Bristol - on the far side from you in Patchway. I currently have a 2000 Pinto Legerra and a V6 Malaga B+. One is accident damaged and the other is undergoing a very slow overhaul. What condition are yours? "
Apr 23
James Doulton commented on Andrew Pounder's blog post New Owner
"Yes, yes. Photos! Do you have all the bits? does it have a V5? What are your plans? It is exciting!"
Apr 21
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I know that sinking feeling in your stomach when you realise that the stuff you have bought won't fit. Luckily I can put it out of my mind by hiding it in my garage, behind all of the other stuff that I have bought and not used! How serious is…"
Apr 16
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"Are seriously thinking of selling it? It would seem a pity after all the meticulous work that you put into it. Or did you just get it out of your system and want to move on?"
Apr 8

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 73 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 66 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 97 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 7:05 on August 22, 2019, Allan Gilroy said…

hi there sorry for the delay getting back yo you I had to shelve the build for a short while.

The S4 is mainly built needs to add an engine and brakes and a few other pieces my problem is I don't know whether tyhis car has already been registered.

I have a chassis number that appears to be issued by the DVLA but no decoder I use works

you have any suggestions?

At 20:46 on March 19, 2019, Patrick O Shea said…

Hi James, very much a project I'm afraid. Pretty much all their, ( side panels are in steel, think they should be alloy and no hood or side screens) just needs putting back together. Early Dutton 1973, with a space frame chassis based on a Spitfire. Original 1147 cc  engine was not with it but it came with 1500cc.

At 7:03 on March 1, 2019, Adam steward said…

Hi James the Melos is in need of well I have a body and a chassis and not a lot else, so it should keep me busy for a while.

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.

 
 
 

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