Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

April 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Ready for Stoneleigh

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.…


Added by Dave Taylor on April 27, 2010 at 21:36 — 6 Comments

The Northern Duttoneer's 2nd Lakes Tour and Adventure.

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,…


Added by Dave Taylor on April 26, 2010 at 23:19 — 1 Comment

project for sale

A work colleague of mine who lives in the bolton area has a Marlin (swb) with a 1600 in it for sale plus he says he has a spare engine which is a 2.0L fiat twincam it is registered on a Q plate but needs sorting for MOT etc. he's asking £1200 i have details if anyone is interested.

Added by Dave Adams on April 18, 2010 at 7:35 — No Comments

"And the NUMPTY of the Year AWARD goes to"


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…


Added by Dave Taylor on April 14, 2010 at 22:49 — 6 Comments

Nuts... or studs.. Oh Err Mrs...

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…


Added by Adrian Southgate on April 12, 2010 at 20:52 — 12 Comments

Have I found an Aladdin's cave today

Visited a GS Escorts at Widnes today, an Aladdin's cave of Ford parts. they advertise in the Classic Ford Magazine.

GS Escorts

Unit 5, Lynch and Gricie House

Warrington Road




They do mail order.

Added by Dave Taylor on April 7, 2010 at 20:18 — No Comments

Last few jobs before the tour

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…


Added by Dave Taylor on April 4, 2010 at 20:25 — 6 Comments

Nearly MOT time!

Well looks like the car is just about ready for the MOT. Fitted a drivers side mirror today, fitted air filters and airbox, sorted the fuel pipes and filter and fitted the fuel gauge properly. Took it for a quick spin on private roads and all seems well apart from the throttle getting stuck and a high idle, adjusted the idle and fixed the spring so just tyre pressures left.

Fingers crossed for friday. Only thing that seems a bit dodgy is the handbrake. Carbs may need setting up as it… Continue

Added by Pete Clayton on April 3, 2010 at 18:00 — 5 Comments

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