Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

April 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Standard pre-autotest blog entry

Evenin' chaps,

Out playing again tomorrow - my "home" event at the farm where the car's kept so no fudging about with trailers and towcars, just arrive and drive!

It was totally reliable last time out and handled well, so hoping for another solid day tomorrow. Got a new ITG air filter to fit, as the old one was utterly bogging and probably about 50 years old. Other than that, check the tyre pressures are correct (25 psi front, 60 psi rear), launch some fuel into…


Added by Roy Kemp on April 30, 2016 at 20:56 — 5 Comments

fuel tanks

im curious why you cant weld a fuel tank....ppl say dont do it ever. what if its been empty for ages...? just wonder why not...

Added by Brian (up north) Morris on April 27, 2016 at 21:00 — 9 Comments

750MC April Autotest, 17/04/16

So, yeah. It didn't go all too badly in the end. Actually, come to think of it, it went really well. Car was super reliable all day. Nothing broke, nothing needed tweaked. Oh, I needed to duck-tape a headlight back in place. But, other than that, it was perfect.

Managed to get the front brakes bled after a few goes. How many times did I let the poxy wee reservoir run dry in the process and have to start again? About four. Anyway, despite chucking the caliper back together with…


Added by Roy Kemp on April 19, 2016 at 14:36 — 1 Comment

Autotest tomorrow. Usual shambles.

Hello again, my fellow men.

Entered in an Autotest tomorrow, with co-owner Steve also driving. 

After my last blog post where I said I was going to do various things to improve the car, I've done precisely none of them. I have bought adjustable bottom arms, however. Went to fit them last night and noticed (of course) that the ones on the Dutton of course have the welded bracket for the bottom shock mount. As my adjustable ones don't have this, they've gone back…


Added by Roy Kemp on April 16, 2016 at 19:18 — No Comments

steering rack rubber coupling wanted

wanted for a mk1 escort steering rack. the rubber coupling on mine is looking a bit tatty. anyone got one they want to sell

many thanks 

Added by Brian (up north) Morris on April 12, 2016 at 13:04 — 9 Comments

nice hard top pn ebay


Added by Brian (up north) Morris on April 12, 2016 at 12:48 — No Comments

out with the old and in with the new

swapped my dodgey steering rack today for a sparkly band new one. took longer than expected because the builder of the car in his infinate wisdom decided to use 3" bolts instead of 1" bolts. and they were corroded to hell.......:)))) …


Added by Brian (up north) Morris on April 9, 2016 at 17:21 — 10 Comments

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