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Toby Fitzgerald
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  • Middlesex
  • United Kingdom

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So I think it's time for me to face facts :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald May 26. 2 Replies

So I think it's time for me to finally accept the writing on the wall.As some of you may know, my Phaeton lives at my Grandads house who sadly passed away this time last year, however progress…Continue

New Windscreen - Phaeton 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald Apr 20. 3 Replies

At the risk of someone beating me to it.…Continue

Tags: Windscreen.

Suspension Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Clayton Apr 27. 5 Replies

Hopefully the pictures I have of my set up are good enough to show how things won't fit as I didn't take any when I loosely clamped it up. Also I pinched two of Paul's pics from his build diary so I…Continue

Tags: 5-Link, Suspension

I return!... and with questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Sep 21, 2018. 11 Replies

Hey guys, I return from my hiatus with renewed determination and motivation to do this right! My goal is to have it roadworthy to the best of my ability by Stoneleigh next year.With that in mind I am…Continue

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Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion So I think it's time for me to face facts :(
"Yeah it's a lovely car and with the right amount of time and dedication it could truly be one of the best I reckon. Amanda has been extremely supportive of the whole thing and tries to help where she can but ultimately there's just too…"
May 26
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion So I think it's time for me to face facts :(
"That sounds like a nice car. If I didn't have a V6 in parts in my garage then I would have liked it. It is a pity that you couldn't quite get it finished. But if your woman isn't interested then it will always be difficult. Brave…"
May 25
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So I think it's time for me to face facts :(

So I think it's time for me to finally accept the writing on the wall.As some of you may know, my Phaeton lives at my Grandads house who sadly passed away this time last year, however progress continued (although slowed).My parents have now just accepted an offer on the house meaning I'm out of a workspace. The house where I live doesn't have a garage or driveway, I'm already having to rent a garage round the corner for my motorbike and sadly it isn't big enough to house both the Dutton and my…See More
May 24
Pete Clayton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"Hopefully John Allen won't mind me posting this picture of his, from the sounds of what you are doing it's similar."
Apr 27
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Adrian Southgate's discussion Stoneleigh 2019
"Adrian - Legerra - Sunday Toby + Amanda -           - Sunday"
Apr 26
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I (and my Girlfriend) shall be attending as a punter as my car is similarly indisposed as well."
Apr 25
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"Oooh, that's a useful picture. Thank you."
Apr 24
Pete Clayton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"This is how it was done on the S1 Phaeton's"
Apr 23
Toby Fitzgerald left a comment for Mr Andrew J Wood
"Hello and Welcome"
Apr 23
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"Ahhh, that makes sense then. Thanks for letting me know. Any other pointers or things to look out for?"
Apr 20
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion New Windscreen - Phaeton 2
"Ah ok thanks. I shall do that closer to the time."
Apr 20
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion New Windscreen - Phaeton 2
"As Paul says, decent glasier will make a laminated one. I've been told that plant glass suppliers can do them, usual cost between £30 - £50 ."
Apr 20
Paul Sheridan replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion New Windscreen - Phaeton 2
"Just go to any decent glassier and get a bit of laminated glass cut to size."
Apr 19
Paul Sheridan replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Suspension Issues
"Modifications to seating tub to allow for five link rods to move freely."
Apr 19
Toby Fitzgerald posted discussions
Apr 19
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I have created a separate discussion here. Thanks"
Apr 19

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Duttons owned
Phaeton 6
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Triumph Vitesse 2L straight six & Triumph 4 speed with overdrive
Post code
HA4 0AX

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Well that's that then

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 14:42 3 Comments

Wednesday 11th near midnight, my Grandad past away after going into hospital for stomach pains a few days prior. My family has set about getting the funeral arranged and looking at clearing the house to put it on the market. It's a big place with a lot of "treasures" (as my Grandad called them) from charity shops, but also quite a lot of important family related docs/pics/items so will actually take quite a while to fully sort through. This gives me a little time to make arrangements for the…

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Race against time

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 19:06 4 Comments

For quite a while now I've been battling with my rear suspension and replacing the rear shocks (as well as holidays etc). I originally just wanted to replace what was required to test drive it to decide if I liked the car. If I did then the plan was to upgrade it to a 5 link system as many have suggested. (Keep this in mind for a sec).

However, cutting straight to the point; my Grandad has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in multiple places including the liver. The doctors don't…

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Look ma, I'm famous!

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 19:48 1 Comment

So I wrote a letter into complete kit car magazine and got the letter of the month.

Gave a shout out to you guys too for being awesome.

Update

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 20:24 0 Comments

Wow I haven't done an update in a long time :/

Cliff notes

- New fuel tank ordered...issues encountered.

- Master cylinders refurbished, honed and now with new seals. Refitted.

- Pedals cleaned up.

- Brake calipers fully refurbished with all new parts including a repaint.

- Brakes refitted and bled...then one seized, assumed it only minor so temporarily ignored.

- Clutch slave cylinder refurbished, honed and now with new seals.…

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At 20:12 on September 4, 2017, Adrian Southgate said…

Welcome Toby.

Advice here a plenty, A few people on here with experience of that engine / box configuration, A few with much knowledge on the S1/2 Phaeton as well.

My advice would be as follows. Start a gallery on flickr to house your photo's and then link to them (there is a guide somewhere on how to do this if you haven't worked it out already) 

Start a discussion thread to ask questions and a blog thread to show progress. Keeping them separate doesn't fill your progress diary with technical stuff. 

I hoard a load of spares (as do a few others) and would be happy to quote you on any parts you may need or supply you with part numbers should you want to source them yourself. I'm up north a bit but own a motor factors and we keep new stock of some of the vital bits under most models of Dutton.(shameless free plug over)

Welcome to the slightly eccentric world of owning a Dutton. :)

At 19:45 on August 7, 2017, James Doulton said…

Welcome to the site. I always liked that straight six. What condition is it in, roadworthy or a 'project'?

At 19:40 on August 7, 2017, Steve Kerswell said…

Hi Toby welcome to the site, pictures are needed of your car and engine room, some dont do to well with wordz :-)

At 21:35 on August 6, 2017, Dave Taylor said…

Welcome to he site Toby

 
 
 

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