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John Tighe
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  • Leicester
  • United Kingdom

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John Tighe and Andrew Griffiths are now friends
Jun 2
Andrew Griffiths commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"Great posts on the B Type just the best Dutton ever built. I have to say Johns B sort of set me on the Dutton road as it was such a stunning original car not messed about with all period. They are after all a lotus S4 on a budget keep it original…"
Jun 1
Tony commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"John, thank you - that is very interesting and will probably surprise a few people."
May 31
John Tighe commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"Ok so here are the words as written in the original build sheet, "Rear Spring" Using a 6 inch G clamp dismantle leaf spring. Re-assemble with the 4th and 6th longest leaf upside down and UNDER the two main leaves. That is word for word and…"
May 31
Tony commented on John Tighe's photo
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29th November 1972 (2)

"I would be interested to know how it handles with the Triumph rear end - did you do any modifications here?"
May 31
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…"
May 20
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?"
May 20
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....."
May 20
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"
May 20
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."
May 20
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…"
May 20
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…"
May 20
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?"
May 20
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."
May 20
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…"
May 20
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…"
May 20

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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