Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

March 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Spring is here,so i've fitted it to the Sierra,

Yes i've fitted the new spring today,managed to get around the seen and unforseen snags of replacing a multileaf spring with a monoleaf , the thing that disappointed me though was that the polybushes that had been fitted to the multileaf springs don't fit the monoleafs, luckily i have enough rubber bushes to get by. So now i need to do the other side as soon as i can.


Added by Dave Thomas on March 25, 2013 at 17:56 — 3 Comments

Info Detling Show

I have just looked at the rear cover of the Complete Kit Car Magazine the details are as follows:

Kent County Show Ground

near Maidstone Kent ME14 3JF

Saturday 13th April 10 am - 5pm

Sunday 14th April  10am - 4pm

By Road on A249 dual carriage way 2 miles from Maidstone

By Ferry: Dover is within 45 minutes drive 38 miles away

Adults £10.00

Kit Car Drivers Free

Kit Car Passengers 1/2 price £5.00

Hope that helps

Added by Keith Duncan on March 22, 2013 at 19:49 — 4 Comments

Show Ground Detling Hill kent 2013

Anyone going to the show at Detling Hill in April ? If so which day or both?

Added by Keith Duncan on March 21, 2013 at 19:49 — 3 Comments

ebay car.....

this is a link to an ebay advert in which the owner thinks his rear end is an improvement on the dutton rear.....hes obviously on drugs...


but just in case it disappears here are some pictures.......…


Added by Dave Adams on March 17, 2013 at 19:44 — 10 Comments

Tonight I have been ...

Dismantling my spare engine block.



As you can see it's now in bits, all carefully laid out on a clean board. What you cant see clearly is crud, oily rust particles which have crept in everywhere, Dave is bringing me some engine wash tomorrow to clean up this mess with. By this time tomorrow I hope to have a pile of nice clean parts to…


Added by Adrian Southgate on March 15, 2013 at 21:26 — 30 Comments

Sticking on your mudguards

Dave My mud guards are stuck on with stikaflex been over the 100 mph with no problems. The top part of the stay is formed in 6mm rod, after the bend it goes down inside tube. I put a bead on top of the rod and bedded the mud guard down and then I put some on the underside of the bar, I then smothed it all in together right round the bar.  I would also give the thumbs up for the badge in white wth blue and red lines.

Added by Paul Thomas on March 13, 2013 at 20:17 — 2 Comments

removing suspension bushes

This may be very obvious to some of you folks out there but prior to this method shown i used my vice and various sockets to force the bushes out. however i saw someone use this method to remove some heavy duty bushes on a rear subframe on a Fiat car, and thought DOH! why didn't i think of that.......

Take your suspension piece and secure it...…


Added by Dave Adams on March 11, 2013 at 9:51 — 6 Comments

rebuilding a diff


one of a few i have found on the net which is a useful guide....

Added by Dave Adams on March 11, 2013 at 7:50 — No Comments

Wiring for smiths tacho.

Evening all.

Here's a real doozie of a question.

Just been given a nice Smith boxed NOS Tacho. Problem for me no wiring destructions!!!

At the back, an apperture for bulb holder,ok ,but only two connectors ...

One spade mail terminal ,the other mail bullet connector. No earth tabs but two screws with star washers and two ordinary. (One pair must be to hold the gizzmos internals together)

The others(star washers) possibly earths( ring connector terminal)  or maybe earthed…


Added by Keith Duncan on March 4, 2013 at 21:09 — 6 Comments

Best laid plans and all that!!

Hi all,

Firstly thanks for all the advice and info re: my heating saga. All comments taken on board and now time to think!!

Was planning to start assembling the clutch and cleaning out the gearbox and bell housing before placing the engine back, but ( bobbins not yet turned up).

My daughter asked me as to what I was doing? and stupidly I said "oh waiting for postman Pat" and walked straight into having to help her move her 4 horses this weekend... and all the stuff that…


Added by Keith Duncan on March 2, 2013 at 19:31 — 5 Comments

Items for AGM inclusion

Last year i asked for some items for the agm and brought a small list with me.
however i am hoping for a better response than last year in light of recent events.....
i do not think it a good idea to post nominees for committee positions directly on here but won't forbid it. however feel free to email me at the club email: secretary@duttonownersclub.co.uk or dutton.sec@gmail.com

Added by Dave Adams on March 1, 2013 at 10:28 — 18 Comments

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