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Pete Clayton
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  • Peterborough
  • United Kingdom

Pete Clayton's Friends

  • Paulius
  • Mark Reeve
  • James Doulton
  • Nick carlin
  • John Allen
  • Paul Thomas
  • rob saul
  • Steve Kerswell
  • Big Vern
  • Paul Sheridan
  • alfie murie
  • Adrian Southgate
  • Dave Adams
  • Dave Taylor

Pete Clayton's Discussions

Bits for sale at Stoneleigh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paulius Mar 14. 8 Replies

Just been having a tidy up in the garage and found a few bits that I don't need. I'll be at Stoneleigh on the Monday and can bring anything along anyone wants.Bedford CF rear lights, good condition…Continue

Wanted - Mk1 Escort pedal box

Started Feb 26, 2015 0 Replies

Anyone got one kicking about?Continue

Repairing fibreglass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jan 7, 2015. 9 Replies

I'm going to have a go soon at repairing some of the cracks on the front end of the Phaeton.I've watched some tutorials and understand making sure its clean, repairing from the rear with plenty of…Continue

Happy new year to all of you!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman Jan 1, 2015. 5 Replies

Happy new year guys!

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Latest Activity

Pete Clayton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"Hopefully John Allen won't mind me posting this picture of his, from the sounds of what you are doing it's similar."
Apr 27
Pete Clayton replied to Adrian Southgate's discussion Stoneleigh 2019
"Adrian - Legerra - Sunday Toby + Amanda -           - Sunday Pete -                 - Sunday"
Apr 26
Pete Clayton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"This is how it was done on the S1 Phaeton's"
Apr 23
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still lurking too, hopefully beginning another project in the next few months"
Apr 9
Paulius replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
Mar 14
Pete Clayton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"Maybe i'm getting mixed up with when I converted it from drums at the front. I just had a vague recollection I originally put on struts with discs and callipers from a 1.1 escort and then had to change them when I upgraded the brakes to have…"
Feb 10
Pete Clayton replied to Peter Higgins's discussion Melos brakes and suspension
"I thought to fit M16 calipers you needed mk2 escort or capri struts. I ended fitting Capri struts to my Melos, can't remember why maybe it was the caliper mounting is different?"
Feb 10
Pete Clayton commented on Steve Kerswell's photo

b type 1

"One of my mates has mk1 mx5 running gear and looms in his MEV, he's got some diagrams if they would help Steve?"
Jan 27
Big Vern replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Hi Paulius, I have a pair of new 'old stock' CF van (Butler) rear lights with bulb holders £50 plus shipping if you're interested"
Jan 16
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Paulius replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Hi. CF tail lighs still available?"
Jan 5

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Duttons owned
1x Phaeton S4, 2 x Phaeton S1, Melos
Engine Type and Transmission Type
2.0 16v Vauxhall XE, Opel Manta gearbox
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Phaeton project

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 18:40 145 Comments

Went and picked up a Phaeton from Big Vern (Cheers mate!) as a rebuild project. Its an S1 but has some S2 bits from the looks of it like the rear bodywork which has the bulges for spring hangers.

The plan is to strip it back to the bare chassis and then build it up from there, new bushes, calipers etc and a new engine just not sure what yet! It came with some goodies such as some Revolution wheels with yokos, a nice stainless exhaust and a new hood.



Anyone got a basket case Phaeton or Melos they want to sell?

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 13:24 6 Comments

Hi guys, sold my S1 back in August 2010 but still been lurking around. The missus called things a day recently so I have moved out and now have a bit more free time on my hands. I'm looking for a Phaeton or Melos to strip and rebuild, the state of it doesn't matter to much but would like a road registered one. Only got a few hundred to spend so think I might be looking for a while!

Nearly MOT time!

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 18:00 5 Comments

Well looks like the car is just about ready for the MOT. Fitted a drivers side mirror today, fitted air filters and airbox, sorted the fuel pipes and filter and fitted the fuel gauge properly. Took it for a quick spin on private roads and all seems well apart from the throttle getting stuck and a high idle, adjusted the idle and fixed the spring so just tyre pressures left.

Fingers crossed for friday. Only thing that seems a bit dodgy is the handbrake. Carbs may need setting up as it… Continue

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At 5:13 on September 10, 2014, Dave Adams said…

well that looks just like the Legerra, only those shockers look the right size for the car unlike mine which were way too long.

that radiator is lacking ducting, i bet it gets hot quick......

it always amazes me that folks build their car and they think the air knows it has to go through the radiator rather than the easy route out through the wheel arches.

At 20:49 on September 2, 2014, Dave Adams said…

for a S4 it does look nicely proportioned and the front looks a lot less sit up and beg that the average one...;-)

i will be taking a closer look when i come round this next week or so.

At 20:31 on September 2, 2014, Dave Adams said…

now that is interesting.....the front wheel arch's look a lot lower than the S4 generally looks. that and the fact that it has "Legerra" style front suspension with the shocker mounted to the top wishbone. i didn't think the S4 had that as an option.

At 21:33 on September 1, 2014, Dave Adams said…

Pete have you posted any photos of your car giving the side view.....also  I would like to see the front suspension set up.... :-)

At 21:01 on June 17, 2014, Mark Reeve said…

Hi Pete ,  It would be good to meet up and have a chat some time. Was nice to get out for a little ride today, car is getting there but time and money seems to go no where lol.

At 10:23 on December 19, 2012, Dave Adams said…
Daryl.....i did, and drew a pic. i think i even put it on my scanner i must remember to do something with it. :-(
Dave.....yeah it is on MrG‘s forum, but i am sure i have links to it here as well.
At 8:53 on December 19, 2012, Dave Taylor said…
Isn't it on Mr G's Dave
At 6:42 on December 19, 2012, Dave Adams said…
A rewire from scratch is a doddle and could be done in a weekend. i have an article how on here somewhere.
At 7:50 on December 12, 2012, John Allen said…

Dan if you like me carb set up and points and timing etc are a mystery, if u can set it up properly makes the world of difference. give am an ecu and programme to mod it any day. i use the excuse im to young for it all. lol

At 18:43 on July 1, 2012, Dave Thomas said…

It's best to keep off  the curry the night before you use a flame or make sparks in the workshop!!!


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