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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…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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Patrick O Shea left a comment for James Doulton
"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…"
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James Doulton left a comment for Simon pickford
"Welcome Simon. What is the condition of your Phaeton - is it on the road or 'a project'? It is always good to add a photo or two when you get a chance."
Mar 16
James Doulton left a comment for CHRISS
"Do you have any picture of your Phaeton that you can post? Is your Dutton fully working or is it a project?"
Mar 11
James Doulton commented on Jack Findon's photo
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Josephine now

"Nice. is it a little loud?"
Mar 8
James Doulton commented on Adam steward's photo
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"What year was that?"
Mar 3
James Doulton replied to Adam steward's discussion Melos build
"So what are your ideas concerning running gear - do you have a particular engine and gearbox combo in mind?"
Mar 1
Adam steward left a comment for James Doulton
"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."
Mar 1
James Doulton left a comment for Patrick O Shea
"Welcome. What is the state of your Dutton - is it on the road or "a project"?"
Feb 27
James Doulton left a comment for Adam steward
"Welcome to the site. What condition is your Melos?"
Feb 27
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's blog post my dear wife
"I'm glad to hear it was successful but I'm sorry to hear about the pain. You don't want to let her sit in one place too long or else she will notice decorating that needs doing."
Feb 18
James Doulton commented on Steve Kerswell's blog post my dear wife
"Sorry to hear that, Steve. I hope that she gets well soon. You are both in our thoughts."
Feb 14
James Doulton left a comment for Allan Gilroy
"Welcome to the site. What condition is your Phaeton in - on the road or a project?"
Feb 14
James Doulton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"87mm PCD? Mine are all on 108mmPCD."
Feb 9
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"I know - even if the car went fast enough the wing would be in turbulent air. it would only be for the look of it, and to intimidate other road users!"
Feb 4
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"That picture shows that it NEEDS a big tail wing!"
Feb 3
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"It is a pretty solid affair with two extra braces going backwards to the boot floor. It is definitely not the Dutton one. The main loop is a little wide for the chassis and its lower mounting flanges very nearly touch the inside of the rear tyres."
Feb 3
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"The upright is a front roll bar - it goes from the floor, through the dash and then hugs the windscreen. There is quite a lot of extra metal in the chassis around the cockpit and the lower mounting for the front roll bar will probably foul the…"
Feb 3
Steve Kerswell commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"what is that tubular upright James? plus you have a few bumps in your pedal area, are they being used or could you make some space. I fiddled with a pedal box for ages for John Wilkinson, more effort than it was worth. Cutting and shutting etc.…"
Feb 3
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
"I was looking at floor mounted ones, particularly the 'cockpit' ones which have the master cylinders below the floor level and pointing towards the driver. They look best because the forward facing ones would probably interfere with the…"
Feb 3
James Doulton commented on James Doulton's blog post My New Dutton
Feb 3

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 72 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 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.

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

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

 
 
 

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