Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Yes its been a while since i first discovered the leak, but until now the weathers been crap in the"garage", anyway i thought all along it was water pump gasket and it was. Whoever had fitted the pump last put the gasket on without any compound of any description, after cleaning up the e/ block and pump faces i made a new gasket and fitted it and the pump useing a little silicone sealer. The biggest problem i had was seperating the viscous fan and the pump, as i wanted to ditch it in favour…Continue
I have come to the conclusion that whoever designed the column, pedalbox bracket and U/J layout on the S2 Sierra's was loco or suffered from some odd physical deformity. Absolutely nothing lines up properly on mine so tomorrow the pedal box and column are coming out again and I am going to re glass the floor, possibly even put a sheet of metal in to act as a bracer plate.
Pedals have steel brackets welded to the chassis strut brace and strut riser which are two inches too far to the…Continue
Went to get front wheels balanced today at a small local garage, last time i went to Kwik-fit in town where the guy said one of the rims was out of"true" and had done his best but i would proberbly still get some steering wheel shake and i did.Today there was no mention of a rim out of "true" and it only cost £3 a wheel. Tried it out up to 75mph,( sorry officer i ment 50) and not a twitch, so which explanation is it, has the rim repaired itself or, the guy at Sh##e-fit (as i now call it)…Continue
The first clear day on the Sierra rebuild has a pedal box back in (thanks Daryl) heater box semi fitted (needs a gasket and one bolt hole re-drilling), bonnet hinges removed and repaired and a partial repair on the body to stop the hinge twisting back into the car through the scuttle.
Nudge bar is back off again ready to crank an engine in, the question is ... what engine?
2l pinto with a choice of 4 or 5 speeds or a 1300 xflow for which I have no gearbox :-(
After two years of slowly fading gelcoat I decided, before the lakes run, to polish the Legerra with a toy I found in the garage. The halfords polisher failed miserably on the last vehicle I tried to polish with it, seems I was using the wrong 'stuff' ... Tcut.
I tried something else this time, G3 scratch remover, water in a spray bottle and this dirty great polisher. I'm pleased to say it worked a treat. Bit weird on the arms for a while afterwards but definitely took all the graft…Continue
I'm sorting the paperwork out with Ade but it's not going to be ready for Stoneleigh that's for sure. It was a runner (before I got at it) because I was determined not to buy a several year long project. …Continue