Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

July 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Rear springs

After the bottom leaf of my rear spring snapped and fell off on Sunday, (See Making a winged Sump Blog) yesterday I took the 2 halves to Mancunian Springs in Old Trafford, Manchester. The guy said as I walked in CAPRI, CORTINA, ESCORT? it's always the bottom leaf that snaps. They will be ready Friday.

9:30 this morning he rang saying they would be ready at 11:00 £30 for the pair, and they are heavier duty.

They will be fitted after I get back from holiday. Then we can see what the… Continue

Added by Dave Taylor on July 22, 2009 at 17:57 — 3 Comments

Making a shortened winged sump for the X flow

Finally got the job going, I have put up with an oil leak since we did the Lakes in March, but Thursday night run out with Steve saw a flashing oil light and a constant drip (Oh and the grief at home because of the state of the block paving and oil stain), but mainly the flashing NO OIL PRESSURE Light was the prompt.

So to Ade's to pick up a 1300 sump, and so to work.

The idea is sample, cut 2" of the sump bowl off split it down the middle, move these to each side drill and cut slots… Continue

Added by Dave Taylor on July 4, 2009 at 20:05 — 12 Comments

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