Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
hi ive been cleaning the dutt out and giving a polish this morning and noticed the windows in the doors and soft top are going that cloudy kind of way just wondered if theres something i can use to clean it up a bit (take the hazy look off the doors ??? )
apparently according to the dvla mot history. i have a dutton malos......lol no malos intended
when is the next dutton meet up north? any close by to Doncaster?
would love to come to one, me and my dad now have 3 duttons! but we havent been to a meet yet and would really love to!
suspension fron and rear
The original carb and the original inlet manifold are available. But the vendor also included Weber 40 DCOE carbs. When I checked the DOC ning last week I read a entry Glenn (I suppose), where it was said that two DCOE Weber can not be fitted to the Kent in the Dutton since they collide with the master brake cylinder. I couldn't find the thread any more (why?). Is that true? Do any work arounds exist?
I read that improvements on the Kent need enhanced valve springs. Here I got a picture of the springs. Can one tell from the look if those will work? Or how I can find out if the proper springs are…
Added by Patrick Buchfink on February 13, 2016 at 14:05 — No Comments
I measured the inlet and outlet with a calliper rule. So the (rather roughly measured) sizes are
Inlet 39.75 mm
Exhaust 33.7 mm
This comes close to the standard stage 2 head measures (inlet: 39.5 mm, exhaust: 34 mm). So I suppose the measures are a stage 2 head (or near it). What set me up a little is, that the inlet valves look kind of different. Here is an overall view…Continue
Here is a top view on the cylinders:
As promissed by the vendor, the motor is already overhauled. The cylinders look properly grinded and the cylinders fit perfectly. The vendor told me that the 1300 pistons are used to higher the compression ratio. From the imprint on the pistons I reckon that…Continue
Added by Patrick Buchfink on February 13, 2016 at 13:42 — No Comments
The first thing I tried to occupy is the engine. It is a modified 1600 Ford Kent 711M.
Last Saturday I took of the head to take a look at the cylinders and pistons. There will be a blog entry for each of the parts.
Added by Patrick Buchfink on February 13, 2016 at 13:34 — No Comments
Hey again everybody,
I'm finally getting started on rebuilding my old lady, Dorie. This blog is intended to summarize the rebuild of Dorie for your interest and for the interest of further rebuilds. I try to fill it with a as much information as possible.
At first, I few words on me: I just finished my Bachelor thesis and continue with the masters degree with further 2 years of education. Since the subject is quite theoretical, I wanted a practical thing to get my hands on.…Continue
Added by Laurence Beattie on February 4, 2016 at 21:55 — No Comments
Found a problem with this V8, 16 valves to grind in, 16 rockers to grind and polish, 16 ports to clean up 8 pistols to weigh and balance,plus rods to polish and balance. I'll be here for days! Fingers are rubbed raw and I've only stripped it all and acid cleaned it all. The garage smells great :-)))