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Toby Fitzgerald
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  • Middlesex
  • United Kingdom

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  • Daryl Heasman
  • Adrian Southgate

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(Probably) The end of the road.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Nov 30. 5 Replies

Big things have happened; some good, some not so good.I have finally moved in with my girlfriend and am now mostly settled. However this has brought a (not entirely unexpected) wave of sadness with…Continue

Cylinder Noob

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Adams Oct 22. 3 Replies

Hey guys.I want to put new master cylinders on my car but have barely any knowledge at all, I think I've worked it out but would like to double check it. …Continue

Tags: Cylinders, Master

Random Lever

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

Flickr AlbumSo the one of the right is the choke which is connected and functionsThe middle one is a…Continue

Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Vern Oct 2. 25 Replies

Hey guysFirst and foremost you'll have to forgive my novice-ness when it comes to forums and the correct etiquette. I figured I'd introduce myself as I have seen on the few other owners clubs I have…Continue

Tags: Introduction, Member, New

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Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Full V5 is enough. Other paperwork such as old MOT's etc are nice to have if available.  Running is a definite + point, driving / stopping would be 'stage 2'. with the final being MOT'd and cleaned.. With no workspace and…"
Nov 30
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Yeah it's been a bittersweet move, things are going really well but unfortunately is leaving a few things behind, such is the march of time though. I think that leaving it is definitely a good idea, hopefully will tinker with it and get the…"
Nov 30
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"I have the full V5 but no other paperwork was supplied with the car. What other paperwork should I have?"
Nov 30
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"James is right about the timing, early next year would be a better plan and without wishing to interfere I'd set the price a little higher unless you know the purchaser, just to discourage it from being broken. That being said one of my…"
Nov 30
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"I'm sorry to hear that you are going to have to give up your Phaeton. However, I'm pleased to hear that things have worked out for you with your partner and that is more important. I should aim to sell your car in the spring because…"
Nov 29
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

(Probably) The end of the road.

Big things have happened; some good, some not so good.I have finally moved in with my girlfriend and am now mostly settled. However this has brought a (not entirely unexpected) wave of sadness with it too.The house doesn't have a garage or anywhere to park a vehicle off the road and unfortunately isn't in the nicest part of town (not the worst, but not the best either). I have rented a nearby garage for £80 per month and was hoping I would be able to fit my Dutton and bike in...alas not so and…See More
Nov 28
Dave Adams replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Cylinder Noob
"your Brake link above is really for clutch...the resevoir is a bit small for brake use...you can use it but you will have to keep a close eye on the fluid level as your brakes wear and the level drops....."
Oct 22
Dave Adams replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Cylinder Noob
"first check that any master cylinder is mounted the correct way.........they come with two vertical bolts and two horizontal bolts. the horizontal are more common.... Check.! 5/8" is the bore size.... i use 3/4" on my cars...but then i…"
Oct 22
Daryl Heasman replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Cylinder Noob
"Check Triumph Spitfire cylinders on ebay Toby  ,brake and clutch are the same cylinders  but use you old pushrods"
Oct 20
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

Cylinder Noob

Hey guys.I want to put new master cylinders on my car but have barely any knowledge at all, I think I've worked it out but would like to double check it. Flickr Album for pics of my current ones.So googling the stuff written on the side seems to tell me that the brake cylinder is a generic part and as long as I buy a Girling 5/8 is should be fine. The seem readily available. One I might buy: …See More
Oct 20
Big Vern replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
Oct 2
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
"Ah, I thought they just tucked under like the escort ones on the leggy. I can see some engineering taking place then. Got to be worth welding some cradles up to sort that out, that angle is diabolical."
Sep 30
Big Vern replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
"Ade, I believe the damper mounts on a MK2 cortina axle are welded on, they were on the GT axle I sold yesterday!"
Sep 30
Big Vern replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
"I've seen S2's like that before, they use the stock MK2 cortina damper mounting, but yes pretty awful, as said in the past, TDW never finished his engineering apprenticeship and it shows on the cars he engineered, thankfully later cars…"
Sep 30
Paul Sheridan replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
"The full rebuild, 10 pages of it can be seen here .......  http://www.godspeed.me/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1055"
Sep 28
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Introducing Myself (and my Dutton)
"Oooh Lovely. I really like the chrome roll bar, might have to steal that idea :p"
Sep 27

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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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At 21:40 on September 4, 2017, Daryl Heasman said…

The eccentric lives in Plymouth Mr Southgate

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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