Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Great weather, time i investigated that long "running water" leak.

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…


Added by Dave Thomas on May 24, 2012 at 18:40 — 13 Comments

This evening I have been mostly...doing the Sierra

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…


Added by Adrian Southgate on May 22, 2012 at 0:29 — 7 Comments

Wheel rim repairs itself?

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)…


Added by Dave Thomas on May 13, 2012 at 0:19 — 6 Comments

Today I have been mostly...Rebuilding a Sierra

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 :-(

Its a…


Added by Adrian Southgate on May 12, 2012 at 23:37 — 9 Comments

May meeting 2012 in Kevelaer

Hello friends,

a few pictures from the       May meeting Kevelaer 2012…


Added by Tom Ger_Phaeton S2 on May 8, 2012 at 10:45 — 3 Comments

Today I have mostly green hands...

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…


Added by Adrian Southgate on May 2, 2012 at 22:49 — 3 Comments

I've filled the garage

Here's the first view of what's covered my lovely clean garage floor, can you tell what it is yet?

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.  However I could not afford a sorted runner so this is…


Added by Mark Bagnall on May 1, 2012 at 22:19 — 4 Comments

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