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Engine swap

Got hold of a engine and box from an mx5

how easy is the wiring side of it

thanks

Added by John Buckley on December 6, 2017 at 7:33 — 4 Comments

New toy - not Dutton related.

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Added by Roy Kemp on November 6, 2017 at 11:57 — 5 Comments

Hello and Thanks for the great welcome!

Here is my fabulous Phaeton (no idea which model).

Bought will a full MOT and driven home from Reading to the Rhondda Valley with no problems.....

Its actually my step sons car, he's 15 and we home educate him, this is his major mechanical project over the next couple of years, he plans to use it as his first car.....crazy fool.

The plan is to keep it on the road but gradually bring it up to scratch and have lots of fun around the Welsh mountain roads till he…

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Added by Paul Browne on October 16, 2017 at 16:11 — 1 Comment

£20 DIY Corner Weight Measurement

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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Added by Roy Kemp on August 8, 2017 at 23:20 — 16 Comments

Autotest Phaeton - updates Aug 17

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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Added by Roy Kemp on August 4, 2017 at 21:31 — 2 Comments

Zetec issues

Hi all, hoping there's someone who can possibly shed some light on my engine problems. I have a zetec in the car running standard ford ECU and wiring.

A few days ago it suddenly dropped onto 2 cylinders on the way home, I found that it was fine once I was above about 3k rpm and accelerating. Ease off and it was straight back to 2.

Since then I have changed the coil pack and TPS (fault code in ECU). The engine had new leads and plugs 3 months ago.

I have tried unplugging the cam… Continue

Added by Aidan Flack on July 24, 2017 at 20:40 — 3 Comments

new toy...

The Legerra is still ongoing....but i got offered this for £500.....and i thought why not!

Its a GS500 with 12900 miles on a 08 plate.... drives really nice... also came with some spares. not keen on the colour but hey ho its a cheap bike. so i can enjoy some of this years good weather…

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Added by Dave Adams on July 16, 2017 at 8:25 — 5 Comments

dutton B Type

I have a Dutton B Type fully registered, complete and a rolling chassis, modified for morris Minor front and rear axles.

it comes with a hood , windscreen and doors.

it is mostly dismantled and is in a rough condition, restorable but rough.

it need a good home, i have too much on my plate at the moment. any serious offers to rescue this car contact me...p.s. there is no engine or box with the car.......

i just dont have time.....i have my legerra in the wings and…

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Added by Dave Adams on April 25, 2017 at 21:01 — 53 Comments

ebay

EBAY LINK

very kindly put picture of log book for all to…

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Added by Dave Adams on April 15, 2017 at 7:49 — 3 Comments

My Phaeton is an S1 not an S2.

Chatting with Dave Adams on facebook yesterday. Found out my old girl is an S1 not an S2. Just nothing to compare her to over here in Florida. lol, Real information learned after having her since April 2004.…

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Added by Jim (across the pond) Adamek on April 9, 2017 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

MGF wedgewood

I brought this car last September and stored it over winter, It is a a genuine 48,000 mile car and it come in this condition. I have just put a timming belt water pump and head gasket on it as I am going to use it this summer. These cars get a bit of stick from people but its a cracking little car to drive.  I am still pondering over the s3.…

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Added by Paul Thomas on April 9, 2017 at 19:37 — 2 Comments

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 6th April 2017

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 6th April 2017

So if you fancy a chat and you're in the area call in and see us. Always a great Northern welcome and proper Northern ale (Southerners can be catered for, let us know you're visiting and we'll get you a can of Courage Best Bitter or Watney's Red barrel in the chiller)

Waggon & Horses

170 Chorley…

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Added by The Northern Duttoneer's on April 4, 2017 at 23:17 — No Comments

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

So if you fancy a chat and you're in the area call in and see us. Always a great Northern welcome and proper Northern ale (Southerners can be catered for, let us know you're visiting and we'll get you a can of Courage Best Bitter or Watney's Red barrel in the chiller)

Waggon & Horses

170 Chorley…

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Added by Dave Taylor on March 7, 2017 at 20:40 — No Comments

New changes to my old girl

Lol, My old girl with her new stripes:…

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Added by Jim (across the pond) Adamek on March 5, 2017 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Phaeton S1/2 short hard top

Short hard top

this is on Ebay.....they are quite rare if you want one bid now. they are hard to find.

Added by Dave Adams on March 5, 2017 at 20:27 — No Comments

My Hero Uncle Bill

My Uncle Bill who is now 96 and fought in the battle of the bulge in WWII and still goes out deer hunting visited his first grandson today. He taught me how to hunt and rode me on the back of his Vespa motor scooter when I was a child. I have had motorcycles most of my adult life because of him and have followed history of WWII very closely because of the stories he told me of his battles WWII. He is still my hero. You folks across the pond should still be proud of him.…

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Added by Jim (across the pond) Adamek on February 18, 2017 at 22:38 — 2 Comments

Getting ready for spring

Started getting Daisy in shape for the coming year. found the ignition switch fault, the weight of the keys being in the steering lock caused the ignition to cut off if you accelerated to quickly. So decided to bin the lot, steering lock and all. Going to wire in a simple key switch. Already got a kill switch and battery cut off fitted.

Found the bad vibration at 67 mph + rear UJ is knackered, this as also done for the diff seal and rear gearbox seal. thank goodness I don't have to…

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Added by Dave Taylor on February 12, 2017 at 21:37 — 10 Comments

750MC January Autotest, 08/01/17

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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Added by Roy Kemp on January 12, 2017 at 20:16 — No Comments

insurance.....

who uses what insurance companies?

how much do you pay?

Added by Dave Adams on January 7, 2017 at 11:04 — 10 Comments

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