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Toby Fitzgerald
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  • Middlesex
  • United Kingdom

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  • Steve and Matt Pegrum
  • Daryl Heasman
  • Adrian Southgate

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(Probably) The end of the road.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald on Saturday. 12 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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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Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Thanks man, that will come in very handy when I get round to the fuel tank."
Saturday
Aidan Flack replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Here's the pictures, mine's a Phaeton S3. Basically I cut the bottom out of the recess for the fuel tank leaving enough space for a couple of bolts.  The pictures are attached showing the tank with 2 stainless straps as extra…"
Thursday
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Yes please that sounds very interesting. Which fuel tank tray did you cut a hole in?"
Thursday
Aidan Flack replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Glad to hear that your project will live on. I see you're looking for a fuel tank to fit. What has worked for me is a MK4 fiesta one with standard sender. I cut a hole in the bottom of the fuel tank tray and underslung it. It fits nicely, gives…"
Thursday
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Great news. I think that you will appreciate it more than a new owner would because of the family history. More power to your elbow!"
Jan 8
Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"Well done Toby, you won't regret it in the long run."
Jan 7
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion (Probably) The end of the road.
"So I'm not going to let this project die here. My Grandad has said that the Dutton can stay at his indefinitely so I don't have to worry about a place to store it. I have also decided that I really want to fully restore it as I was…"
Jan 7
Toby Fitzgerald commented on Aidan Flack's photo
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Cambridgeshire sunset

"That looks incredible, such a good photo. Those lights look awesome, but I also quite like the little ones in the grill."
Jan 7
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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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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