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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

Toby Fitzgerald's Discussions

Pleasure to meet you

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate May 10. 2 Replies

Was great to see you guys at the Stoneleigh show, thanks for all the great advice and inspiration as well as for making me feel welcome, has definitely given me renewed energy to get my Phaeton…Continue

Dutton History

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Doulton Feb 6. 1 Reply

Whilst reading a couple of kit car magazines a few weeks ago I spotted these pics.Bearing in mind that I knew relatively little about kit cars and literally nothing about Duttons when I bought mine,…Continue

Tags: Noob, Phaeton, History

(Probably) The end of the road.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Fitzgerald Jan 13. 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

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Adrian Southgate replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Pleasure to meet you
"I'll check but I think that was the last one published."
May 10
Jay replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Pleasure to meet you
"Yes it was good to put faces too names. It was a great weekend as it always is. "
May 8
Toby Fitzgerald posted a discussion

Pleasure to meet you

Was great to see you guys at the Stoneleigh show, thanks for all the great advice and inspiration as well as for making me feel welcome, has definitely given me renewed energy to get my Phaeton complete.Hope you all enjoyed the rest of the show.See More
May 7
James Doulton commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Look ma, I'm famous!
"Nice one. All positive Dutton comments in the press are good for all of us."
Apr 23
Toby Fitzgerald posted a blog post

Look ma, I'm famous!

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.See More
Apr 23
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Paul Sheridan's discussion NEW DRIVING SEASON
"Awesome pictures, I'm jealous. I'll be out there in mine too by the end of the year, mark my words."
Apr 23
Daryl Heasman commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Update
"Good choice Toby"
Apr 18
Adrian Southgate liked Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Update
Apr 17
Toby Fitzgerald posted a blog post

Update

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. Refitted.- Clutch was jammed on but we eventually, and accidentally,…See More
Apr 17
Toby Fitzgerald replied to Jay's discussion Stoneleigh 2018
"I'll be going to the show but my Dutton isn't ready to make the journey. Is the club going to be there? Will Duttons be on show? I've never been to the Stoneleigh show before but have been to classic car shows, I assume they run a…"
Mar 19
Adrian Southgate commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Engine servicing progress
"Nice one Toby, result mate."
Feb 25
Toby Fitzgerald commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Engine servicing progress
"HUZZAH!!! The engine is done! (This post is a little late btw, I really need to get on more punctual postings.) Very little wrong with it really. Had initial problems but turned out to just be a knackered fuel pump (One on order now).…"
Feb 25
Dave Adams commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Engine servicing progress
"early phaetons used Cortina Mk 2 pedal box's master cylinders may be from them as well....TBH its not hard to source new compatible cylinders for thirty quid or so...."
Feb 11
James Doulton commented on Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Engine servicing progress
"The master cylinder should have a part number on it. You might be able to get an overhaul kit for it. On my Melos, the brake fluid had solidified and I could not get it unseized so I had to buy another. It will be exciting to actually get it going…"
Feb 6
James Doulton replied to Toby Fitzgerald's discussion Dutton History
"As a teenager in the '70s, I remember seeing adverts for Duttons. At a time when cars often rusted beyond repair in less than 10 years, they were a way to recycle the parts into an everlasting car - and a sports car at that. The dream car!"
Feb 6
Steve Kerswell liked Toby Fitzgerald's blog post Engine servicing progress
Feb 6

Profile Information

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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Toby Fitzgerald's Blog

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 1 Comment

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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Engine servicing progress

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 20:20 4 Comments

So for the past couple of weeks I've been gearing up to fully service the engine.

- Radiator removed and checked, seems in good condition with no leaks...until I tried to force the drain plug which split the solder and created a leak. Currently getting that fixed.

- New water pump fitted along with a new belt.

- Oil drained out and then spilt on the gravel driveway...genius. Sump plug came out okay which was a result as reading the Vitesse forums a lot of people have…

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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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