Well after putting it off for the last couple of weeks because of family commitments, I have had Daisy Dutton MOT'd this morning and the good news she passed.
I need to replace the rear spring hanger bushes and the steering column UJ.
Oh and the bad news I still have an oil leak from the sodding sump, so I think I will have to make a new winged one to give more ground clearance. Ade if you've still got the 1300 sump i have a cunning plan.
So legal again, and can't go out tomorrow… Continue
Added by Dave Taylor on May 9, 2009 at 13:03 —
The old girls back on the road, Taxed and ready to go. Non of the job done, but then theres always the summer.
Added by Dave Taylor on February 27, 2009 at 20:18 —
If I can get away with it I am off to work on the car for a bit today. I need to lift the back suspension on the shocks due to the new back tyres touching on corners. Now fitted with 15" wolfrace alloys and 195/60/15s on the rear 195/50/15s on the front. I don't paticularly like the look of these wheels but its so hard to find 15" ford fitting rims with a sensible offset. Makes a bit of difference to the grip though having quality tyres on her. The old 13's are going to be cleaned and polished… Continue
Added by Adrian Southgate on December 26, 2008 at 10:49 —
Specifically the fibreglass panel that covers the roll cage, anybody got a spare?
Mine parted company with the car this afternoon on the M61 at a speed in excess of 65mph... flipped off and landed in lane 3 behind me, Looked back ro see it skidding and bouncing along behind me. Not enough space to stop and go back for it and after just having bought and fitted a new soft top too... GRRRRRRRRRR.
The HATO's have been to look for it but say there is no trace, I think whats left is hidden… Continue
Added by Adrian Southgate on December 24, 2008 at 16:54 —
Merry Christmas & Happy New year to all the Duttoneers.
Lets hope to see more projects finished in 2009.
All the best.
Added by Dave Taylor on December 21, 2008 at 16:14 —
Well... its official, I am old. At 8.03 am on wednesday morning I became a grandparent to Poppy Southgate, 7lb 4 1/2 oz. I am taking the legerra all the way to kent to visit my eldest, his better half and my new grand daughter.
(chuffed to bits)
Added by Adrian Southgate on November 19, 2008 at 22:21 —
Very quiet on line at the moment
Added by Dave Taylor on November 15, 2008 at 19:32 —
Its Drizzling outside and windy, Its warm in here and comfy....looks like I need to get cold and wet.
The new soft top arrived from Polyfacto but I need to move the front bar from the old one so I'm off to work to abuse the large warehouse and a big heater for the afternoon.
The hard top lets in more water than the old soft top, especially when you forget to fit the seals...
I'll take some photos at work when it's fitted.
Added by Adrian Southgate on November 8, 2008 at 10:40 —
Collected the boot lid from Coventry today. I is in good condition and the right colour BRG.
So work can begin this weekend, the Dutton is in the back garden under cover.
New carpet found at Coverdale car Carpets Wigan,
Added by Dave Taylor on November 4, 2008 at 22:24 —
It's official Daisy Dutton is SORN'd
Added by Dave Taylor on October 31, 2008 at 17:54 —
OK we have action again, I have a Boot lid on the way, so I can start to rebuild the Long hard top. I am still un-decided whether I am going to SORN the old girl, and start the repaint and interior replacement. But I still want to drive her, so I may do the roof first, and prep the car at the same time...
Added by Dave Taylor on October 22, 2008 at 20:42 —