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John Tighe
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  • United Kingdom

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John Tighe commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"They are just there to give the roll bar extra strength, all the B Types I have seen have it but I don't think that the B+ has it, if you zoom in on my photo BT 137 you should get a better view, another fact was that in the build paper you had…"
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Paul Sheridan commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"Ok so what does it do? Where does it go?  any close up pictures?"
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Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"the car in front is the same style of roll bar....."
Saturday
Daryl Heasman commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"All B  Types should have it ,both of mine have , unless its just the early ones"
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Paul Sheridan commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"As Dave has pointed out, what are those two bits of tube on the front of the roll bar? It looks like tube welded on just below the roof support bar sockets!    Never seen that before."
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Tony commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"The B type is a very under - rated car.  I had BT 160 (with a 1600 Crossflow and live axle) years ago and did a lot of research then, so it is great to see all this history emerging.   The chassis and I think all the panels are quite…"
Saturday
John Tighe commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"No extra bracing, what you see on my car is as it came as standard, we paid extra for a fully upholstered seat tub full weather equipment and flame proof fibre glass, and we had to take our steering column and prop shafts and dutton shortened the…"
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Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"and is that extra bracing on the roll bar?"
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Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"interesting to see the Dutton factory fitted the ally side panels to the car before delivery."
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Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"i do like the early Duttons and the Btype is a nicely proportioned car. a little narrower than the B+ and its variants (3" overall i think) and shorter as well by another 3" (mostly in the boot area) although i believe the wheel base is…"
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Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"I know..... i was saying someone argued with me.....and told me i was an idiot to claim a chassis number for the Btype started with BT....it was interesting to have an original buyer of the Btype to post the chassis number.  i knew i was…"
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May 19
Daryl Heasman commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"All B Types  are centre punched with their chassis number STARTING BT in the same place on the chassis , I have BT 035  so whoever thinks they were not stamped BT is a complete ----- Dave , I have also identified several B Types for their…"
May 18
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The original receipt of BT 137
May 18
John Tighe commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"Well Dave when we picked up our kits in 1972 the chassis number is stamped with a centre punch in dots on the top cross bar just behind the engine above the gearbox and it's still there saying BT 137 and I will add to my photos a picture of the…"
May 18
Dave Adams commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"I know someone who will give you a very good argument about B type chassis numbers......told me i was an idiot to insist they started with BT......"
May 18

Profile Information

Duttons owned
B-Type Chassis number BT 137 Purchased new on 29th November 1972 for £308 and still in its original blue gel coat
Engine Type and Transmission Type
1963 Triumph Spitfire Mk 1 , 1147cc with single Weber DCOE 40 and standard gearbox with overdrive, Triumph front and rear suspension
Post code
LE7 1NU

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At 19:16 on May 7, 2017, James Doulton said…

Welcome John, not had it long then! That is a proper historic car. Do you have any more photos?

At 18:00 on May 7, 2017, Dave Taylor said…

Welcome to the site John, loads of info and banter.

 
 
 

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