Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

May 2015 Blog Posts (7)

set of 4 coil overs on ebay

4 coil overs

a set of 4 coil overs at 130lb rears and 180 fronts ...just about perfect for our cars.......

Added by Dave Adams on May 27, 2015 at 19:13 — No Comments

Progress, problems and paint.

Hello again everyone,

Thankfully, my last rallysprint in the 205 went pretty well. No car-conifer interactions this time at least. This means that instead of having to beat the kinks out of a yellow French hatchback, I've been free to spend a wee bit of time on the Phaeton.

I think at the time of my last posting I had got the replacement engine fitted and left it there. And indeed there it stayed for a few weeks, however I've began building it up this very week.…


Added by Roy Kemp on May 26, 2015 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Running Improvements

Hope this will be of interest to some of you, especially those who took the time to share their experience to help me out.  A quick recap.  I bought an S3 Phaeton in Autumn last year that was running, with MOT and a good basic spec.  Probably paid too much but I wanted a runner to work on rather than the B+ Malaga sat in bits.

Spec; 1700 crossflow, twin 40 Dellortos, BCF2 cam, Bosch electronic distributor, Type 9 box, 5 link axle with rose joints, Gaz adjustable dampers.…


Added by Mark Bagnall on May 21, 2015 at 23:10 — 21 Comments

ignition amp....

my pinto has a motorcraft ignition amplifier and i think its dead, any one got one spare? from a sierra or transit?

Added by Dave Adams on May 17, 2015 at 8:15 — No Comments

down in the sump :-)

My mate bought an alloy sump for his fast pinto, it leaked :-) However help was on hand, we borrowed an AC tig set and I have spent a pleasant afternoon down in his pit welding his sump in position. Pleased to say, I've still got the touch, no more leaks. I have radiation burns on my forearms and neck because I only had a tee shirt and forgot the tig gloves :-(. Smell a bit sumpy oil as well. Plus I'm pretty grimy. All good fun in a kit car builders life.

Added by Steve Kerswell on May 9, 2015 at 17:26 — 14 Comments

sign to translate

A sign in a local pub for you lot to decipher its in the local dialect...

it names the local radio station and a very popular drink (American company..)

Added by Dave Adams on May 9, 2015 at 5:10 — 3 Comments


First successful trip to Stoneleigh after the series 3 Phaeton rebuild. Longest run to date and apart from a few improvements the car was faultless!  

Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on May 4, 2015 at 22:00 — 8 Comments

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