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James Doulton
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  • Paul Regan
  • Liam  Bourne
  • Carl
  • Scott Grimson
  • Patrick Buchfink
  • dave stott
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  • Laurence Beattie
  • christophe
  • Gerald Snyder
  • Mark
  • Dave Parlett
  • Alan White.    ( CHALKIE.)

James Doulton's Discussions

Ebay - DUTTON ROVER 3.5 V8 MANUAL ROAD, RACE CAR HILLCLIMB BARGAIN

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton yesterday. 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

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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

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James Doulton replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion Stoneleigh 2017
"Last year, we went into town (Kenilworth?) to a Chinese on the Saturday night and had a barbeque on Sunday night. Or something like that. It was bitterly cold on the Saturday night (minus 6C or something) so we stayed in the marquee with a patio…"
11 hours ago
James Doulton replied to James Doulton's discussion Ebay - DUTTON ROVER 3.5 V8 MANUAL ROAD, RACE CAR HILLCLIMB BARGAIN
"I've just noticed that it is the same chap that has the blue V6 "RS3100" on ebay."
yesterday
James Doulton commented on Dave Adams's blog post dutton B Type
"Maybe a 1300 crossflow but with a turbo? That would be an interesting challenge. Start with a 72bhp GT then add 10psi of boost and end up with 110-120bhp. Maybe."
yesterday
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Quick valve clearance check

"Those rockers look very clean and bright - are they new? What are you doing to the engine?"
Tuesday
James Doulton commented on Dave Adams's blog post dutton B Type
"What bodywork does it have?"
Tuesday
James Doulton commented on Dave Adams's blog post dutton B Type
"That could offer a new home to a Pinto, or even a Rover V8."
Tuesday
Mark replied to James Doulton's discussion Ebay - DUTTON ROVER 3.5 V8 MANUAL ROAD, RACE CAR HILLCLIMB BARGAIN
"I have certain words for this guy, but as this forum is public I won't comment.  He has bought and sold numerous Dutton's.  When I bought my S3 from him a few years ago, he was selling 3 at the time. Only when I got the S3 home…"
Tuesday
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Quick valve clearance check

"Hydraulic? I had forgotten that - if I had ever known it! I find adjusting the 8 valves on a Pinto a real back-breaker (even before my recent problems), give me pushrods and tappets anytime."
Monday
James Doulton commented on Liam Bourne's photo
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Quick valve clearance check

"For driving pleasure, the more the merrier. I think that by the time you have that many cylinders then you really need "a man" to do the maintenance for you!"
Monday
James Doulton posted a discussion

Ebay - DUTTON ROVER 3.5 V8 MANUAL ROAD, RACE CAR HILLCLIMB BARGAIN

There is an interesting V8 Dutton on ebay which looks pretty good - 122459510528The guy is asking £3400 for it, including the trailer, so not a ridiculous price but that partly depends on what has been done to it. It is rather difficult to know whether it is a bargain with lots of trick parts or not. The seller says that it has a race tuned engine but the pictures look fairly standard apart from the throttle cables. It occurred to me that the reason that he had no takers might be because other people had the same thoughts. I imagined that if I asked him then maybe he'd realise what was missing and add my query and his response to the listing. Seems fairly sensible, yeah?So I asked the guy "Can you provide more information on the engine modifications that have been done or the parts that are fitted?"The response I got was "No I cant who the hell do you think I am a Tranny ????"I wonder if everyone is…See More
Monday
James Doulton liked Liam Bourne's photo
Monday
James Doulton replied to Steve Kerswell's discussion Stoneleigh 2017
"I don't think that I will be able to come in a Dutton this year because I still haven't finished refitting the head to the Legerra - the inlet manifold is off, as is the cam cover and the thermostat and the tappets need adjusting. Then…"
Saturday
James Doulton commented on Mike Melnik's photo
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"Still, it has a very nice sheen to it!"
Apr 20
James Doulton replied to Ed Townend's discussion Dutton Legerra for sale
"Sorry, I was wrong about the EFI, it is down as 114bhp in my notes - I just didn't use them! The original 2L Cortina Pinto engine was 98 bhp and when the Mk1 RS2000 was created it was the same engine but had 100 bhp - with the extra 2 bhp…"
Apr 17
James Doulton commented on Mike Melnik's photo
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Alfa 147 deconstruction

"Interesting. You might be on to something there."
Apr 17
James Doulton replied to Kevin Thomas's discussion How much is a Dutton Phaeton S2 3L V6 Essex worth?
"Househam replica?"
Apr 17
James Doulton replied to Kevin Thomas's discussion How much is a Dutton Phaeton S2 3L V6 Essex worth?
"That car was on ebay about 9 months ago at a similar price and looked to have sold but it could be still the same seller - the pictures are different but might be the same location. If it is a different guy then he is presumably judging the price by…"
Apr 17
James Doulton replied to Ed Townend's discussion Dutton Legerra for sale
"Nice car. I think you might have a few more horsepower than you claim as the cam on its own is rated as +12bhp and the EFI was 104bhp initially, I think, plus there is the head work and exhaust. I hope that your sale goes well."
Apr 17
James Doulton replied to Daryl Heasman's discussion Very odd
"Maybe they needed longer studs and just happened to have them? Probably didn't realise. "There's nowt as strange as folk" (and Dutton owners are at the strange end of the spectrum)"
Apr 16
James Doulton commented on Mike Melnik's photo
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"You might find that Alfa seats are a bit too wide for a Dutton - Duttons are very narrow. Quite a few people have bought seats from Intatrim who were recently sold to a very enthusiastic new team. They do a range of narrow seats. Ker-ching,…"
Apr 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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James Doulton's Blog

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 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!

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

 
 
 

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