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Roy Kemp
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  • United Kingdom

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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

Front ARB mount relocation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Kemp Dec 12, 2016. 29 Replies

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

Old 1980s Autotest Video...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Kemp Aug 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Found this on YouPube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5y7Xa9aQMII count 2 Phaetons and a B+?Wonder where they ended up?Continue

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Roy Kemp commented on James Doulton's blog post KitNet track day at Castle Combe
"Must have a crack at this track day malarkey sometime. I am just concerned that the red mist appears... "
yesterday
Dave Adams commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"floor has to be mirror flat to get accurate measurement... springs......i made my own spring rate measuring machine it is a frame work over a platform on which i place a bottle jack on top of a set of bath room scales.... i compress the springs…"
Saturday
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"@Roy you can calculate the spring rate if you measure the wire thickness, the spring diameter and the number of turns. There are online calculators, like here."
Friday
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"@BV so yours was heavy on the same corner as Roy's - interesting. Just a fluke?"
Friday
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"Oh, and just in case anyone else has the same crappy bike shocks as me, they're 11 & 3/8" between the centres of the eyelets in the fully open position, and 8 & 1/2" in the closed. And there's no poundage info stamped…"
Friday
Big Vern commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"@SteveK now why didn't I think of that LOL"
Aug 10
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"Funny you say that Vern, I know my top wishbone bushes are a bit iffy - the rubbers appear decent but the bolts are seized in the tubes..."
Aug 10
Steve Kerswell commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"This is what you need Big V, works a treat for me"
Aug 10
Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"To be honest, I'm not looking to set corner weights right now, it was just to gather some data so I can order a decent set of front coilovers. The numbers I've come up with will mean the springs and dampers will be a decent…"
Aug 10
Big Vern commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"The main problem with cheap scales is they are very inaccurate at the high weight ranges. I step on mine every morning and they keep saying 16stone which can't possibly be right :o What is more important is the distribution of the weight.…"
Aug 10
Tony commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"Great to see these low-tech methods which are quite good enough for most folks.  If you start worrying about a small imbalance side to side, then you have to start thinking about weight of driver and passenger and so on - how good does it need…"
Aug 10
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"Roy, I think that I'd try turning the car around to see if you get the same difference again."
Aug 10
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Roy Kemp commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"Just thinking some more, and over the passengers side of the engine you've got starter, alternator, most of the water pipes, exhaust system including a heavy cast manifold, etc. Over on the left you've got a little carb and inlet…"
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Aug 9
James Doulton commented on Roy Kemp's blog post £20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement
"I used 4 scales from Tescos for £4 each. They were only up to 130Kg each so I used two for each wheel with a plank to spread the load. I weighed one end at a time with wooden blocks under the other wheels to keep the car level (which was…"
Aug 9

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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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£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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Happy New Year! And some updates...

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 17:30 2 Comments

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:

  • Chassis brace incorporating…
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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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