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Roy Kemp
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  • Aberdeen
  • United Kingdom

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  • John Allen
  • Adrian Southgate
  • Dave Adams

Roy Kemp's Discussions

Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question

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

Local, and not too dear.…Continue

Compression Struts / Anti-Roll Bar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Vern Jun 30. 25 Replies

Hi chaps,I've just bought a pair of compression struts for the front of my Escort-based S3 Phaeton.For those of you who have done this conversion, do you just bin the ARB altogether, or have you…Continue

One for the boffins... Fan switch / resistor thing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Kemp Dec 30, 2016. 8 Replies

Ok chaps. Here's a puzzler.While stripping out the original Ford steering column, I noticed a plug onto a spade mounted on the top of the column. Thought no more of it until of course, I was bolting…Continue

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Dave Adams commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"on my clutch cable i had to cut the rubber grommet to get it to fit nicely...once done it was fine."
Sunday
Adrian Southgate commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"It may also be possible to fit it rotated through 180 degrees in both directions and use the top bolt but i'm not sure."
Saturday
Adrian Southgate commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"There is a nylon stop / bearing on both cables, mk 1 is smaller and a snug fit into the tube, mk2 won't go in unless the tube is cut and enlarged. The tube should be in a straight line with the pull direction from the pedal if that helps. If…"
Saturday
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"Ah right. I got my fab guy to make up a new spreader plate with the cable at a shallower angle, as the existing one with the existing cable meant there was two bends, both of which had broken the cable. He made up the new one to suit the shorter Mk2…"
Saturday
Adrian Southgate commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"That sounds like the standard ford setup, you'll not be missing anything that end. Mk1 and MK2 cables are different. Where is goes into the bulkhead there is a nylon 'stop'. the mk 1 was only about 3/4 inch or less, the mk2 is twice…"
Dec 5
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"I'll try to take a photo next time I'm at the workshop Adrian, but there's only an unthreaded hole in the gearbox flange through which the cable passes, and it's only two nuts locked together on the threaded portion of the cable…"
Dec 4
Adrian Southgate commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"New cable shouldn't really stretch so it must be something else. Fit that little blanking grommet, that'll stop the ball end falling into the hole and then out of the fork. Have a look at the bulkhead fitting, see if the fibreglass behind…"
Dec 3
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"Hi Adrian - it's a new cable, from a Mk2 Escort. It was falling off the the clutch fork end. Seemed to need more and more tightening as the day went on. As far as I can see, the only adjustment is a nut and locknut on the threaded end (gearbox…"
Dec 3
Adrian Southgate commented on Roy Kemp's photo
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Phaeton S3

"Fall off what? The clutch fork or the pedal bracket? The pedal bracket should have a spring clip to stop the cable popping out if you are using an escort pedal box. If you fit a small blanking grommet to the fork (in the large part of the cable…"
Dec 3
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Phaeton S3

Last week's autotest at Dallachy airfield. 8th out of 10, but a fun day. Clutch cable seems to need permanent adjustment, though, or it'll go squeaky then fall off.
Dec 3
Roy Kemp replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"Thanks James. I'll drown the UJ pins in oil before the weekend, then. Cheers!"
Nov 25
James Doulton replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"If the wobble only happens every so often as you push it then that might help to diagnose it. The wheels go around once every 6 ft or so, depending on your tyre size. The prop goes around about 3 times as fast, so every 2ft. I'd guess the prop…"
Nov 25
Roy Kemp replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"Oh well, I disconnected the panhard rod and it's still doing it, so it's not that. I think it's probably a binding brake, maybe a bit of shoe material stuck to the inside of a drum. An autotest should get rid of it!"
Nov 24
Steve Kerswell replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"interesting to see why the body "wobbles". I would guess something is rubbing or hitting the tub."
Nov 24
Roy Kemp replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"Sensible shout Steve, but I don't think it's a wheel catching. It's more like something in the axle / driveline "winding up" from the feel of it. Just for info, I've got a Salisbury locker LSD in there, but in a…"
Nov 24
Steve Kerswell replied to Roy Kemp's discussion Adjustable Panhard Rod issue / question
"buckled wheel ??"
Nov 24

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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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New toy - not Dutton related.

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

£20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 23:20 16 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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Autotest Phaeton - updates Aug 17

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 21:31 2 Comments

Unfortunately, not too much to report.

Steve's had her out again, another demo run at the Alford Speedfest and one Autotest, but I've still only managed one so far this year. Been so busy it's been a total bust, fun wise.

Anyway, in terms of upgrades, about the only thing we've done is get the Peugeot 205GTi 1900 15" alloys fitted to the rear. Needed 20mm spacers, although I reckon 15mm worth might have done. Also discovered the car was already fitted with the…

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750MC January Autotest, 08/01/17

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 20:16 0 Comments

Evening chaps,

Just a quick report from the weekend. Well, I drove like a complete tube. Out of 9 competitors the only guys I beat were the two complete novices that I chucked into the Dutton, and one of them was bloody close to making me look bad. 

On the plus side, the modifications have cost me a feckin' fortune, but have obviously been worth it. The fact that someone could just jump into a car with no experience and run me close shows how much more compliant…

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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 19:05 on April 3, 2015, Daryl Heasman said…

Looks like your going for fun big time Roy , There's an old washer woman called Alfie not far from you

At 19:02 on April 3, 2015, Graham King said…

Looks like it has the makings of a nice car Roy.  Mine was barn stored for 9 years before I bought it- great for keeping the body and chassis in good condition, but I found the worlds biggest mouse nest in it ( luckily empty ) and half the wiring eaten away.  You have the advantage of an early registration , so tax free - mine is on a Q plate - registered 1989

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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