Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
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
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
Hi gents,Just following on from my blog post about front suspension mods, etc.Got the car jacked up today and disconnected the front ARB mounts from the chassis. Now, I was expecting the whole lot to…Continue
Roy Kemp has not received any gifts yet
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
First up guys, a big thanks for the guidance and well-natured abuse that I've received from you all over the last year. I hope 2017 brings you all good health and good fortune.
Right, back to business...
** Updates 07/01/17! **
As you've probably seen from the photos, the Phaeton's coming to the end of it's winter modifications. Still a bit to do though: