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James Doulton
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  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom

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  • Paul Regan
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Carl
  • Scott Grimson
  • Patrick Buchfink
  • dave stott
  • Neville Smith
  • Brian (up north) Morris
  • Laurence Beattie
  • christophe
  • Gerald Snyder
  • Mark
  • Dave Parlett
  • Alan White.    ( CHALKIE.)

James Doulton's Discussions

Side Exhausts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sheridan Oct 19, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a V6 Malaga B+…Continue

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Dutton Phaeton in CKC

Started Oct 13, 2016 0 Replies

It is out now (for subscribers) November edition. There are 7 whole pages devoted to Paul's Phaeton restoration, and there is a promise of more photos next month. Wow! Well done Paul.Continue

CKC photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman Sep 17, 2016. 1 Reply

With the caption "Very nicely restored Dutton Phaeton", there is a picture of Paul Sheridan's Phaeton in CKC (October edition) taken at Knebworth. There is also a blue Melos with a red stripe.On…Continue

Cast Iron Pinto Exhaust Manifold - which to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman Jun 14, 2016. 7 Replies

I have two different cast iron manifolds for my Legerra. One is an original single outlet one (presumably a Cortina one) and the other is a twin outlet one. I am soon going to take the Legerra to a…Continue

Tags: Manifold, Exhaust, Pinto

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James Doulton replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion Binky back
"I had seen that it was due out, but forgot again by the time it was out. So thanks for the reminder, Steve. I like the P.T.O. on the underside - a nice touch for a rally car! I get jealous of their space and tools. Perhaps I ought to add in…"
Sunday
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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Sierra power

"Would the alternator fit above the inlet manifold? There must be quite a bit of space there because the carbs are quite tall. With the radiator in front of the original bodywork, then it might be good to re-site the brake servo and master cylinder…"
Saturday
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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Sierra power

"Here is my solution to the V8 length issue. The picture is based on bull bars but the centre section is cut away and houses the radiator which is 4" further forward, to make room for the V8 behind. Just an idea."
Saturday
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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Sierra power

"I like the chrome heater return pipe - a touch of class."
Saturday
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo
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Sierra power

"A couple of questions: how much trouble was there in fitting the MT75 to the Pinto engine - did you have to swap clutches, spigot bearings, etc? How did you fix the propshaft to the funny output fitting on the box? A Pinto will go nicely into a…"
Saturday
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion is it broke again
"I am trying to stop using Facebook because it seems to prevent me from doing anything else. It ought to be a great enabler but on my phone, it lures me into conversations and keeps telling me when anyone responds - drawing me in further. I much…"
Mar 17
James Doulton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion is it broke again
"Maybe is just VERY quiet?"
Mar 16
James Doulton replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"Just do the 4000rpm thing and get a mate to video it on his phone - that way, if it is a disaster, you can sell the clip to You've Been Framed for £250 to pay for repairs!"
Mar 14
James Doulton replied to Mike's discussion Clutch stuck
"Leaving the clutch depressed should not damage the cable or stretch it. Movement wears them but staying in one position is no problem. I[I have never tried this, but..] How about putting the car on axle stands then starting it in 1st gear. The…"
Mar 11
James Doulton replied to Steve and Matt Pegrum's discussion Car covers
"Mine was a Moltex. They come in a variety of sizes, I bought the right one for an MX-5 because I wanted it for my Legerra. I bought it from a stand at an event at Castle Combe. It cost £160, I think. It is really tough, water proof and is…"
Mar 7
James Doulton replied to Dave Adams's discussion S1 Rebuild(s)
"I wonder whether it might be that it needs to be fitted in parallel rather than in series, or vice versa?"
Mar 6
James Doulton commented on Dave Taylor's video
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dax rush gas turbine start up

"Bonkers! Madness! But jolly good sport. Judging by the video, there isn't a lot of engine breaking available and gear changes would be very slow. I think that the huge amount of hot gases exhausting in front of the occupants might be a…"
Mar 5
James Doulton commented on Dave Taylor's video
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Dutton Phaeton first run out this year

"Sounds great. Nice clear roads too!"
Mar 5
James Doulton commented on Adrian Southgate's blog post Q91CMV - Dutton Legerra ZS Series 2
""Stunners"? what are they? Down here "Stunners" have long legs."
Mar 4
James Doulton commented on Adrian Southgate's blog post Q91CMV - Dutton Legerra ZS Series 2
"Those look really good, Ade."
Mar 4
James Doulton left a comment for Matt Legg
"Welcome to the site, Matt. What is the condition of your Dutton, is it roadworthy or "a project"?"
Feb 28
Steve Kerswell commented on James Doulton's blog post KitNet track day at Castle Combe
"Then cover it up with the old oily rag trick :-)"
Feb 27
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post KitNet track day at Castle Combe
"Thanks guys. I have wire brushes, including brass ones. I might remove the cam followers so that I can put loads of blue industrial kitchen roll to catch the debris. It might be quite therapeutic to polish the lobes up. Interestingly, the lobes are…"
Feb 26
Adrian Southgate commented on James Doulton's blog post KitNet track day at Castle Combe
"The Sierra cam looked like that when I first fitted it into the car. I used a small brass brush and a big wad of kitchen roll, a bit of 3in1 helped."
Feb 26

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 65 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 51 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 23:23 on February 25, 2017, Kevin Thomas said…
Certainly not a project and it's MOTeed.
At 9:15 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi James thanks for the welcome. You could call it a project which is miles from being classed as a car. Literally the body and chassis is in Bolton and the engine is in Kent. But hoping to get started with the project soon.
At 13:08 on October 15, 2016, Paul Regan said…

Many thanks James.

At 15:49 on October 12, 2016, Paul Regan said…

Thanks James. The Phaeton is a new project, currently in bits but (mostly) complete. It has a 1600 pre-711M crossflow at the moment with a Rocket ’box, but my Melos has a Kent engine so I think I'll go another route. Blank canvas at the moment!

At 21:37 on October 10, 2016, Eric said…
Thanks Daryl, yes I saw that it looks ideal but looks a bit too good though so i suspect it may go over budget!
At 21:29 on October 10, 2016, Daryl Heasman said…

There is a tidy B Type on ebay at present Eric  also tax exempt 

At 21:25 on October 10, 2016, Eric said…
Hi James, well I'm looking for something useable that needs tidying, i can mange most mechanicals and electrics, but very poor at welding! Prefer the B type and Phaeton S1/2s, nothing too mental on the engine front though the,1600 x-flow S1was scary enough...
At 10:34 on October 8, 2016, Kent Brorsson said…

Thanks :-). I live in Lund (most southern part of sweden). The car is a project. The frame and driveline is almost complete, but the rest is still to do :-P

At 22:00 on August 9, 2016, Daryl Heasman said…

My 2 Honda's are 27 years old, 1989

At 21:49 on August 9, 2016, Bert Nieuwenhuizen said…

But,

the BMW is 13 years old and the Kawasaki even 24 years old, so old timer in fact.

But, that is the reason why I love them.

Bert

 
 
 

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