Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Question time guys, hope you can help, when im brakeing with light to medium presure on pedal, i get some steering wheel shake, if i brake hard it dosent happen,the discs dont look warped and pads are good, the caliper pistons are free and the systems been bled . 2/ Started to get a noise that sounds like a loose heatsheild under Sierra but there are non! it happens under acceleration mainly, but not on overrun. Had rear axle on stands and run it up into top gear but it did'nt do it, there…


Added by Dave Thomas on June 28, 2012 at 0:50 — 1 Comment

Tonight I have been mostly...

refitting the pedal box, steering column etc to the Sierra. Moved it all around and now I'm happy it's as straight as its going to get. I need to make a new mounting point for the top of the column as it doesn't line up with those dutton tab brackets anymore. The column will need to be shortened by about 9 1/2 inches and the tip triangulated, then a new shaft made with a splined UJ on the lower end.and a triangle bracket UJ at the top. 

Then set about repairing all the old holes in…


Added by Adrian Southgate on June 25, 2012 at 21:53 — 7 Comments


MY car used to have the geometry as follows...


Castor N/S  1 degree 55 minutes

          O/S  5 degrees

Camber N/S -ve 2 degrees 02 minutes

            O/S -ve 1 degree 19 minutes


had a slight thrust (steering) to N/S of 0 degrees 28 minutes (had worn bushes, so i thought that was the problem)

Today i have just had it checked on the same machine and got the following......


castor N/S 6…


Added by Dave Adams on June 20, 2012 at 18:06 — 1 Comment

Newark, and the sun shone, (briefly) but it didnt rain.

Got back a while ago, a little dissapointed there were no Legerras,but i found a nice black steering wheel that i liked in really good condition and a bargain at £12, been looking for one like it for ages, i held it between my legs for a while but had to move it as it was driveing me nuts! ! !.

Added by Dave Thomas on June 17, 2012 at 19:42 — No Comments

This crap weather.

You know how a light comes on when you open the fridge door, well although i cant find it, im sure theres a switch on my shed door and when i open the bloody thing it starts to rain! Its on a slight delay though because it waits until i have everything out of the shed that i need then it starts, at this rate ill get bugger all done for sunday!

Added by Dave Thomas on June 13, 2012 at 12:36 — 3 Comments

As Victor Meldrue would have said, "I dont bloody believe it"

Yesterday after a run out to collect some 14" wellers, parked up and about to get out of the Sierra, there was a loud metalic bang from somewhere on the car, after a look around i found the o/s front spring had broken!, so ive spent this afternoon changing it, ive no idea what Ib rateing the old spring ive put on is but the car stands level side to side so it will do to get to Newark, after that i think ill order a new pair but 2" shorter because its always had a nose up stance when unladen…


Added by Dave Thomas on June 11, 2012 at 23:21 — 2 Comments

Constance Lake weeks show 2012

Hello my friends,

We have a few very nice days with Alexa´s Dutton on the in Constance Lake weeks show 2012 in Constance.

Many people were very interested in the history of our Dutton´s and this small cars. And the interest was significantly greater than in the rest of the (expensive) vintage cars. like Mercedes, Panter, MG, Cobra, Jaguar, Ford Mustang, -Pinto, and, and...

Here a some Pic´s from the  Lake Constance weeks. 2012



Added by Tom Ger_Phaeton S2 on June 2, 2012 at 23:49 — 2 Comments

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