Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Well the rear axle is now in ,however I need the get the chassis height set up with blocks to get the top position for the shock absorber bracket ,I forgot to take the height of chassis before I took it apart so if anybody has an S2 Phaeton on cart springs can you please post the road to chassis height on here please , At present the height is set at 125mm but it means my link bars point downhill slightly …Continue
The box of parts that I was sold as a Dutton B Plus has now been assembled and with some drilling, hammering and bending most are now assembled together. The plan is now to strip it down and then reassemble a second time, not normal behaviour I know. Anyway I’m planning to be on the road early next year and hoping the Northern Duttoneers have some planned outings. Happy New Year to everyone keeping a Dutton on the road or warm in a garage.
The rear suspension is done!
Dave Gallop at Track Developments has done an amazing job on it.
He took my rough design for what I was planning and promptly (but politely) binned it. Instead he took a while and worked it all out himself and is now confident it should be good. The maths certainly looks good to me.
Trailer-ed her to her new temporary home at my parents place. Dad has move a small mountain of…Continue
Hey all, I'm back...again. I'm going to try not and make a habbit of this back and forth-ing lark.
The story so far (cliff notes addition); kit kept at my Grandads, he died middle of last year denting morale and motivation, house on the market (been a nightmare in its own right), realised I now had nowhere to keep the car, parents are buying a house in Somerset with a garage and have said I can move my Phaeton to there and although it means it will be 145 miles away it's practically…Continue
Hi All - As I said in my original post (below) it's hard to put a value on cars like this, but although I've had interest from various quarters, the car is still here so I have to assume I've overpriced it.
Now that the season is coming to an end and you may want something to keep you busy over the winter (not that it needs anything doing!), I'm opening it to sensible offers - say, £1750 ono.
If that makes it more tempting for you, please e-mail me to arrange a…Continue
message to Andrew pounder .saw your blog and I am a trimmer by trade if you need any help or work doing
I have finally taken the plunge and purchased the remains of a Dutton B type. In addition to my head looking at I think I’m in need of some weather gear. Is there any thing out there? Or is there a company out there making new items?
For all who know Margaret. On Saturday night not to well. Sunday watching the rugby taken ill again.
Monday morning big yellow box with flashing lights outside my house for an hour saved her life. Another huge episode yesterday in intensive care. Not well enough for op yesterday. Under going big op this morning, promised she will be fit again soon. Bit of plumbing and rewiring and right as rain.
Hello all, and belated HNY to everyone!
I didn't manage to get the Phaeton out as much as I'd have liked last year, and I'm still waiting for that first win. Even in little events where it's me versus three Micras... quite embarrassing.
Anyway, I got the rear leaf spring mounts beefed up nicely after on failed. One rear damper was shot so it's on new spax gas adjustables at the back, and polybushes on the whole rear end. Other than that, we didn't really upgrade…Continue
im looking at possible options for a 5 speed box to fit in my leggera over the winter i could go for the type 9 box but they are getting pricey these days and i would have to change/do some chassis mods to get it in there .so i was thinkin mx5 or rx8 i believe these are both rwd boxes but im not sure of size in comparison to the type 9 also the prop could be an issue if they are different splines .any one with experience on this ??? your advice would be appreciated
Wednesday 11th near midnight, my Grandad past away after going into hospital for stomach pains a few days prior. My family has set about getting the funeral arranged and looking at clearing the house to put it on the market. It's a big place with a lot of "treasures" (as my Grandad called them) from charity shops, but also quite a lot of important family related docs/pics/items so will actually take quite a while to fully sort through. This gives me a little time to make arrangements for the…Continue
so today it begines to look worse before better body work, not to bad most cracks were bad paint reaction dug out the star cracks and it was only in the gel coat so using the carbon fiber filler…Continue
well what can I say only just got back on this lol
2017 was a crap year for me dad got terminal cancer and found out on my birthday so was looking after him most of last year till he passed bonfire night and my best friend passed away nearly same time so no work on Dutton as no money to do anything ,
2018 came right got to get my arse in gear lots have happened to my Dutton
got it though mot new brakes all round new exhaust full service and electronic ignition, new…Continue
For quite a while now I've been battling with my rear suspension and replacing the rear shocks (as well as holidays etc). I originally just wanted to replace what was required to test drive it to decide if I liked the car. If I did then the plan was to upgrade it to a 5 link system as many have suggested. (Keep this in mind for a sec).
However, cutting straight to the point; my Grandad has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in multiple places including the liver. The doctors don't…Continue
i have a Melos body with bumpers and a hard top need to move on let me know if you are interested.
been digging foundations and relaying driveway ready to build mums 'summer house'
finished bike (mot pass / advisory rear tyre low) knobblies then next :) but they did snap my kickstart grrr
wood framing next to get rid of the wood to make space to get frame back inside - yay
Can't remember if I updated the blog earlier this year or not, but last time I was out playing in the Phaeton I battered it over a cone and into a ditch. Not sure if it was the ditch or the cone, but I burst the radiator and put it out of action for the day.
So, not wanting to pay Mk1/Mk2 Escort tax on a new radiator, I ordered a 3-row aluminium radiator. Intended for a Honda Civic, but cheap at £59 delivered and looked like it could be persuaded to fit. Needed a bit of angle…Continue
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