Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
The car is ready for Stoneleigh, just spent the last 2 day's checking the old girl out after the thrashing she got in the Lakes at the weekend.
Had her up on 4 axle stands, sorted the handbrake adjuster, and adjusted the rear brakes. I found the knocking noise too, it turned out to be the handbrake cable was banging on the fuel tank.
The lack of horn was just a fuse, and the flashing reversing lamp was the switch, which needed opening up re-soldering, that now works too.…Continue
Well after all the hard work getting the car's ready for the Lakes Tour 2010, Saturday arrived with a glorious sunny morning.
We met up at Bolton North Services at about 8:30, and set off on the M61,…Continue
Added by Dave Adams on April 18, 2010 at 7:35 — No Comments
This morning called at a race car engine tuners at Barnetby Dennis Vessy's who told me what the problem could be with the poor idling, and sold me a couple of new diapham's.
I got home tonight took the carb a part, cleaned every jet, found the problem was an O ring on the Idle jet fitted in the side of the carb. It had gone hard and split so leaking air. According to the book and the jets the carb is off a 1600 GT Capri.
Anyway built it back up refitted it, and…Continue
So I spent my sunny weekend doing odd jobs on the car, Decided it was time to fit the metric studs in the back axle.
I bought the studs before I bought the car, sat in a bag covered in oil in the garage for a while. Out comes the blowlamp, big 'ammer and other bits and bobs to get it sorted. Old ones were a nice tight fit but came out with just a few carefully placed whacks with a 2 1/2 lb'er. Got the new ones ground to the same length and fitted. Checked all the back brakes while the…Continue
Visited a GS Escorts at Widnes today, an Aladdin's cave of Ford parts. they advertise in the Classic Ford Magazine.
Unit 5, Lynch and Gricie House
They do mail order.
Added by Dave Taylor on April 7, 2010 at 20:18 — No Comments
Found the idle problem, accelerator diaphgram had a hole in, and the idle diaphgram is also a bit tired, so changed them. It had was the wrong size accelerator diaphgram fitted, so fitting the right one as got rid of the flat spot on accelerating.
I also found that the heater fan as a broken wire, which can't be fixed without taking the dash out first, and that's not going to happen ( Steve stop laughing).
But just to make up for that, looking through the bits box I found some…Continue