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Pete Clayton
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  • Peterborough
  • United Kingdom

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

Pete Clayton's Discussions

Bits for sale at Stoneleigh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Apr 24. 5 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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Adrian Southgate replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Yup, sure don't need to do any shopping for bits anymore... :)"
Apr 24
Pete Clayton replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Sure thing Rob. I'm in Eye just outside Peterborough."
Apr 23
Pete Clayton replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"No problem Adrian, I presume i'll find you at the club stand?"
Apr 23
rob saul replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Can you put me down for the luke belts please Not sure I cam make the show yet,if I had to pick up where are you located ?"
Apr 23
Adrian Southgate replied to Pete Clayton's discussion Bits for sale at Stoneleigh
"Put me down for the following please Pete. Mk2 Escort bigger spline 13" steering wheel. Free to anyone who has a use for it Steering wheel boss. Bought as Mk2 Escort/Anglia - early small spline? £5 13" vinyl wheel been slight cut in…"
Apr 23
Pete Clayton posted a discussion

Bits for sale at Stoneleigh

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 with no cracks and bulb holders £15…See More
Apr 23
Pete Clayton commented on Nick carlin's photo
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Series 4

"Ah excellent, glad it's gone to a good home. It's very a quick little car! Here's the project thread from when I owned it if you haven't seen it http://duttonowners.ning.com/forum/topics/pete-s-s4?xg_source=activity"
Apr 22
Pete Clayton commented on Nick carlin's photo
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Series 4

"That's my old car, did you buy it Nick?"
Apr 21
Pete Clayton replied to Aaron 's discussion Tinkering with my S4
"I've been in a similar situation before so understand where you are coming from. Glad you had fun when you did get to use it properly, it certainly went well when I had it! I wonder if the problem is more clutch related than the gearbox. Check…"
Apr 4
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Adams's discussion S1 Rebuild(s)
"I presume you're going to check over the other side at the same time? Car looks lovely Dave, if you're at Stoneleigh on the Monday i'll come and say hi and check it out."
Mar 28
Pete Clayton replied to Aaron 's discussion Tinkering with my S4
"Any progress with this Aaron?"
Feb 1
Pete Clayton liked Paul Sheridan's photo
Dec 29, 2016
Pete Clayton liked Paul Sheridan's photo
Dec 4, 2016
Pete Clayton replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Front ARB mount relocation
"You are right, i've just found the post from Dave Adams"
Dec 1, 2016
Pete Clayton replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Front ARB mount relocation
"Doesn't look the car is on the ground, i'd have thought you need the suspension under normal load to get the position correct"
Dec 1, 2016
Pete Clayton liked Paul Sheridan's discussion CKC Magazine
Oct 14, 2016

Profile Information

Duttons owned
1x Phaeton S4, 2 x Phaeton S1, Melos
Engine Type and Transmission Type
2.0 16v Vauxhall XE, Opel Manta gearbox
Post code
PE1 3RS

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Phaeton project

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 18:40 149 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.

Looking…

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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 22:10 on March 18, 2016, Aaron said…
Ok thanks I will look into the casing over the next few weeks, and the fan switch! I will also fit the dash when I get chance, seen the diagrams you put up for Jason!
At 21:21 on March 18, 2016, Aaron said…
Thanks Pete! Much appreciated! I have seen your previous post of the jobs you have tackled, nice to see! I haven't really had much chance to look at it since I got it, going to tax it beginning of April for the summer so looking forward to that! Had fun collecting it from Jason, out trailer tyre shredded on the motorway, and didn't have the correct size socket for the random wheel bolt that had been used- nightmare!! So my ownership started off memorable!! Planning on using it and having fun doing some hill climbing and track days and my girlfriend is keen too to have a go! Still got a fair drip from what looks like central diff area, not looked too much at it yet but differently something that needs attention, any thoughts, I'm thinking either pinion seal, diff to casing seal or a cracked casing, I haven't had much to do with live axles, so all new to me! Thanks
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 7:23 on December 19, 2012, Daryl Heasman said…

Dave did you sort out the single speed one or my rear on the Sierra

 
 
 

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