Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Roy Kemp
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  • Aberdeen
  • United Kingdom

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Roy Kemp's Discussions

Gearbox adaptor plate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren (Fl@pper) James Apr 30, 2018. 4 Replies

Morning all, been a while since I've popped in here!Right. My S3's currently rocking a CVH and an MT75 gearbox. I've been considering an engine upgrade for a while and have waited patiently for a 2.0…Continue

Ford Puma 1.7 Zetec SE onto MT75

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Kemp Feb 25, 2019. 16 Replies

Hi all,Due to a forthcoming Puma engine conversion on the RS Trainer, it looks like I'm going to end up with a glut of Puma spares, including a spare 1.7 engine.And, with the 1800 CVH in the Dutton…Continue

Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Kemp Nov 25, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi all,I've got an S3 Phaeton, Mk1 Escort-based rear end, and have recently fitted an adjustable panhard rod. No photos, yet. It's intended for a Defender, but was cheap :)I've got the 15" Peugeot…Continue

I4 Twin Cam from a Mk5 RS2000?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Vern Sep 30, 2017. 6 Replies

Local, and not too dear.…Continue

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Duttons owned
Dutton Phaeton S3
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Ford 1800CVH & MT75 box
Post code
AB12 4QP

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Phaeton S3 Autotester - 2019 update / ST170 lump!

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 20:00 6 Comments

Hello all, and belated HNY to everyone!

I didn't manage to get the Phaeton out as much as I'd have liked last year, and I'm still waiting for that first win. Even in little events where it's me versus three Micras... quite embarrassing.

Anyway, I got the rear leaf spring mounts beefed up nicely after on failed. One rear damper was shot so it's on new spax gas adjustables at the back, and polybushes on the whole rear end. Other than that, we didn't really upgrade…


Phaeton S3 Autotester - May '18 update

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 13:33 0 Comments

Can't remember if I updated the blog earlier this year or not, but last time I was out playing in the Phaeton I battered it over a cone and into a ditch. Not sure if it was the ditch or the cone, but I burst the radiator and put it out of action for the day.

So, not wanting to pay Mk1/Mk2 Escort tax on a new radiator, I ordered a 3-row aluminium radiator. Intended for a Honda Civic, but cheap at £59 delivered and looked like it could be persuaded to fit. Needed a bit of angle…


New toy - not Dutton related.

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 11:57 5 Comments

Well, new project, really, as it needs a bit of work. 

But an interesting little bit of kit. Anyone…


£20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 23:20 15 Comments

Just managed a couple of hours in the workshop. Been meaning to get the corner weights measured for a while, so have had a bit of time to thing about how to do it without handing over the car to a competition prep company or shelling out a fortune for proper corner weight scales. So... The Kemp Method. You will need:

8 pieces of 30mm thick decking board, cut to 320mm long. 4 need bevelled edges.

1 Salter Max Bathroom scale, rated to 250kg, or equivalent.…


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At 12:51 on April 30, 2018, Daniel Osborne said…

That sounds great!! 

At 22:12 on April 3, 2015, Steve Kerswell said…

I hate to say this, but I actually have pictures of a Melos being hillclimbed at Wiscombe park and it did OK as well.

At 22:10 on April 3, 2015, Steve Kerswell said…

Good to see Duttons being used and abused :-)) I hope none of you park up like that !

At 21:54 on April 3, 2015, Adrian Southgate said…

Nick Carlin's page...Nicks Video

At 21:19 on April 3, 2015, Steve Kerswell said…

Looks a fair buy  Roy, Nick, down here in God's country, does a fair bit of auto testing in his Dutton's, with a fair degree of success,

At 21:14 on April 3, 2015, Adrian Southgate said…

Roy has the short hardtop for the S3/4, the other type is a 'shooting brake/estate' which makes it into a hatchback by dispensing with the bootlid and covering the space with a rear lift back.

At 19:33 on April 3, 2015, Paul Thomas said…

Hi! Roy nice to see another car up hear, what's the plan?

At 18:56 on April 3, 2015, Roy Kemp said…

So this is it guys. Been stood for three years so needs some re-commissioning, not to mention a damned good wash and de-mossing! Already started getting the knackered engine out but the lighting in the workshop is rubbish, so had to call a halt for today. Hopefully more fun this weekend.

At 18:54 on April 3, 2015, Roy Kemp said…

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