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January 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Talking of Barn finds

Talking of barn finds, I have just found one on my drive. For the first time since November, I took a look at Daisy Dutton.

There were spiders, rust, oxidised alli and dried on horse muck from the last time out, which when I think back was the Coast to Coast in September.

I was shocked when I opened the bonnet, very sad. That's what a winter does without a garage or without a cover.

I had to do the usual jump start from the RAV4, and even that struggled, when it did fire…

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Added by Dave Taylor on January 30, 2011 at 17:27 — 1 Comment

Sorry Guy's

Sorry guy's for late approval on your blogs, I should have been home by teatime, instead I was stuck in Brussels airport after the plane we were on broke down taxiing out to take off.

An engineer came along and hit it with a hammer, then told us it was not safe to fly and we would have to get off.

I offered to have a look, but they said it's not like a Dutton.

Added by Dave Taylor on January 28, 2011 at 22:53 — 4 Comments

Chassis update

Chassis now stripped completely  only took a day with an angle grinder and a couple of twist knot wire brushes on it . I  only found 2 holes in it on the tie bar across the struts ,I was going to leave it out and use a strut brace instead but on removing it the chassis sprung apart by an inch  so will have to replace it

Chassis was coated in an almost like thick cream mix of Oxalic acid as it takes out most of the rust ,washed off after a couple of hours and coated in rust treatment…

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Added by Daryl Heasman on January 28, 2011 at 20:24 — 2 Comments

The Northern Duttoneer's Next meeting

The next Meeting of The Northern Duttoneer's is this coming Thursday 3rd at the usual place, The Bludell Arms, Chorley Old Road, Bolton / Horwich. BL6 6PY.

We'll be there from 8pm, the quizz starts at 9. Come along everyone welcome.

Added by The Northern Duttoneer's on January 27, 2011 at 10:05 — 3 Comments

Paul thomas dutton s3 1.8 turbo

Hi ! to all my fellow enthusiasts, I would like to thank you all on your comments about my dutton. The original plan was to buy 1 dutton and 1 nissan 200sx and put the 2 to gether. Best laid plans rarely work and only the engine and gearbox was used as at this time I wanted a quick project. The dutton was striped to a bare chassis, the chassis then had  2 x box member replaced, The engine was put in place so engine mounts could fabricated, The gear box cross member was made removeable and…

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Added by Paul Thomas on January 22, 2011 at 23:04 — 4 Comments

Project Hunk of Junk - Don't know my own strength (or cheap tools)

This evening after painting the diff casing with Hammerite.  I was looking for a quick little task, I decided to fit the new metric wheel studs that had recently arrived from eBay.  With my wheel nuts being blind nuts rather than open nuts, I thought I would press them in using the vice and a deep socket.  Turning the vice handle, all was going well, the vice got a little stiff to turn, so I grabbed a length of tube to slip over the handle and then continued turning, the stud was progressing… Continue

Added by Dave Price on January 19, 2011 at 21:09 — 2 Comments

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