Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
i have a Melos body with bumpers and a hard top need to move on let me know if you are interested.
been digging foundations and relaying driveway ready to build mums 'summer house'
finished bike (mot pass / advisory rear tyre low) knobblies then next :) but they did snap my kickstart grrr
wood framing next to get rid of the wood to make space to get frame back inside - yay
Can't remember if I updated the blog earlier this year or not, but last time I was out playing in the Phaeton I battered it over a cone and into a ditch. Not sure if it was the ditch or the cone, but I burst the radiator and put it out of action for the day.
So, not wanting to pay Mk1/Mk2 Escort tax on a new radiator, I ordered a 3-row aluminium radiator. Intended for a Honda Civic, but cheap at £59 delivered and looked like it could be persuaded to fit. Needed a bit of angle…Continue
Added by Roy Kemp on May 3, 2018 at 13:33 — No Comments
So I wrote a letter into complete kit car magazine and got the letter of the month.
Gave a shout out to you guys too for being awesome.
Wow I haven't done an update in a long time :/
- New fuel tank ordered...issues encountered.
- Master cylinders refurbished, honed and now with new seals. Refitted.
- Pedals cleaned up.
- Brake calipers fully refurbished with all new parts including a repaint.
- Brakes refitted and bled...then one seized, assumed it only minor so temporarily ignored.
- Clutch slave cylinder refurbished, honed and now with new seals.…Continue
Added by Toby Fitzgerald on April 17, 2018 at 20:24 — No Comments
hi folks just wondering what fixing some of you guys are using on the legerra soft top front fixing the ones that are on mine are a bit fiddely to get located and locked down i wid be soaked by the time i had managed to get the roof on i had removed the fiddely ones and replaced them with m6 bolts and thumb screws makes it a bit quicker and easier but interested what other folks are using thanks in advance
So for the past couple of weeks I've been gearing up to fully service the engine.
- Radiator removed and checked, seems in good condition with no leaks...until I tried to force the drain plug which split the solder and created a leak. Currently getting that fixed.
- New water pump fitted along with a new belt.
- Oil drained out and then spilt on the gravel driveway...genius. Sump plug came out okay which was a result as reading the Vitesse forums a lot of people have…Continue
I have started to dimantal my car, If any body wants parts that are postable feel free to make contact
New hood trial fitted only £175 posted
side screens as new £120 posted
hi guys im fitting a ford v v carb to my legerra bought off ebay was wondering if any one had a vacume pipe diagram or even a decent pic of how you had done it any help on this would be briliant . desprate to hear it running again :)
Got hold of a engine and box from an mx5
how easy is the wiring side of it
Well, new project, really, as it needs a bit of work.
But an interesting little bit of kit. Anyone…Continue
Here is my fabulous Phaeton (no idea which model).
Bought will a full MOT and driven home from Reading to the Rhondda Valley with no problems.....
Its actually my step sons car, he's 15 and we home educate him, this is his major mechanical project over the next couple of years, he plans to use it as his first car.....crazy fool.
The plan is to keep it on the road but gradually bring it up to scratch and have lots of fun around the Welsh mountain roads till he…Continue
Just managed a couple of hours in the workshop. Been meaning to get the corner weights measured for a while, so have had a bit of time to thing about how to do it without handing over the car to a competition prep company or shelling out a fortune for proper corner weight scales. So... The Kemp Method. You will need:
8 pieces of 30mm thick decking board, cut to 320mm long. 4 need bevelled edges.
1 Salter Max Bathroom scale, rated to 250kg, or equivalent.…Continue
Unfortunately, not too much to report.
Steve's had her out again, another demo run at the Alford Speedfest and one Autotest, but I've still only managed one so far this year. Been so busy it's been a total bust, fun wise.
Anyway, in terms of upgrades, about the only thing we've done is get the Peugeot 205GTi 1900 15" alloys fitted to the rear. Needed 20mm spacers, although I reckon 15mm worth might have done. Also discovered the car was already fitted with the…Continue
The Legerra is still ongoing....but i got offered this for £500.....and i thought why not!
Its a GS500 with 12900 miles on a 08 plate.... drives really nice... also came with some spares. not keen on the colour but hey ho its a cheap bike. so i can enjoy some of this years good weather…Continue
I have a Dutton B Type fully registered, complete and a rolling chassis, modified for morris Minor front and rear axles.
it comes with a hood , windscreen and doors.
it is mostly dismantled and is in a rough condition, restorable but rough.
it need a good home, i have too much on my plate at the moment. any serious offers to rescue this car contact me...p.s. there is no engine or box with the car.......
i just dont have time.....i have my legerra in the wings and…Continue
Chatting with Dave Adams on facebook yesterday. Found out my old girl is an S1 not an S2. Just nothing to compare her to over here in Florida. lol, Real information learned after having her since April 2004.