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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
  • dave stott
  • Neville Smith
  • Brian (up north) Morris
  • Laurence Beattie
  • christophe
  • Mark
  • Dave Parlett
  • Jim (across the pond) Adamek
  • Simon J Brown

James Doulton's Discussions

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

Tags: Weber

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

Side Exhausts

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

I have a V6 Malaga B+…Continue

Tags: Exhaust

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James Doulton commented on Brian (up north) Morris's photo
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"Nice. I had hoped to get an alloy one but they are so expensive that I just couldn't bring myself to bid. Chrome looks good and if your Pinto is like mine then there is little chance of it rusting with the covering of oil in the engine…"
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James Doulton liked Brian (up north) Morris's photo
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James Doulton replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion New build
"That would be fun, I can bring my own visor, apron & gloves. It could be a bit of a master class."
Apr 4
James Doulton replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion New build
"Are you thinking of chopping the standard plenum? Is that made of ally? I would be fascinated to see that. Would you weld it or use some of the magic alloy? I've seen videos on YouTube where people have done things that sort of size by putting…"
Apr 3
James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra soft top
"That looks good. Some won't like the spoiler but I think it's spot on. And the sunroof blends in well. Top job. My only thought is whether it would be better with a gutter running over the top of the door. I was thinking of running a…"
Apr 3
James Doulton replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion Nice 427 Cobra nearly built on ebay
"It does look like a nice car. At its current price it could be worth buying and selling as an unregistered kit, which it is, and rebuilding the Dutton with a replacement chassis, and replacement parts, and a replacement body."
Mar 29
James Doulton replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"It does look like a nice car. At its current price it could be worth buying and selling as an unregistered kit, which it is, and rebuilding the Dutton with a replacement chassis, and replacement parts, and a replacement body."
Mar 29
James Doulton replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion Nice 427 Cobra nearly built on ebay
"Silly old you, Daryl - it's a Dutton Phaeton, not a Cobra! It's one of those 'special' Duttons that has had lots of small changes so that it looks, um, nothing like a Dutton. I'm sure I've seen other dodgy stuff on that…"
Mar 28
James Doulton replied to Jim (across the pond) Adamek's discussion Replacing shoch absorber bushing
"Are you jacking on the axle or on the chassis because it looks like the damper and coil spring are taking the car's weight? You need to jack it on the chassis and not on any part of the suspension or axle. When the chassis is jacked up then the…"
Mar 28
James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra soft top
"That looks good - it is nicely blended into the original shape."
Mar 26
James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra soft top
"Where did you get the sunroof from - was it from another car or a special? I have a hard top that I need to get around to fixing on but it needs some repairs too and I like the sound of your sun roof."
Mar 24
James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra soft top
"My Legerra took me to work in the snow on Monday."
Mar 24
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion Stoneleigh 2018
"It was -6C on one night that I camped in 2016, it made a nice picture in the morning though."
Mar 21
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"Yes, it definitely is a photochop - it's one of my best! I can't remember why I did it, probably just the challenge. It was Dave Adams car, at the time, and the biggest challenge was extending the background (trees and garage). If I did it…"
Mar 19
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"This is the camper van..."
Mar 19
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"And the six wheeler!"
Mar 19
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"I like the camouflage one. There was another one with a similar paint job that I saw a picture of a few years ago - as I recall that was a drophead. I fancy that it had a mock machine gun on the back - or was that only in my imagination?"
Mar 19
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion 14" Weller wheel 4x108
"Is that a Mini door on that 'saloon'? That looks to be based on the open top. Interesting and 'special'. There was a picture of a camper van - presumably it started out as a chassis cab."
Mar 19
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion Dutton register (for real duttons)
"The car was owned by someone in Sunderland and I was told that it was painted by a body shop to practice for repairing Nissan Micras. That might be true. I don't think it was a very good job but it does look nice in the right light and from…"
Mar 15
James Doulton replied to Jay's discussion Dutton register (for real duttons)
"That was at Castle Combe - my 'local' circuit. I'm going there again near the end of April but I need to sort out my car's rough running first. I have them down as Cosworth wheels because that was what they were listed as on…"
Mar 15

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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