Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

July 2012 Blog Posts (6)

gasket faliure

I had a spare gasket at home so it got swapped today and this is what i found.....

you can see the gasket is also failing at point 1 and it is going at 2 as well

on this picture you can see the gaps in the gasket face.....

car is…


Added by Dave Adams on July 29, 2012 at 16:31 — 7 Comments


i,ve now got to say my peice,!!!!! john,, i have personaly met you in the past and what you are doing ,STINKS, SO WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING ON THIS SITE ,,, if the management dont like my response ,= tough.. i,ve met you,,,,i dont think ,they have ,,END OFF,,

Added by john w on July 23, 2012 at 10:50 — No Comments

Today I am ..

Enjoying the sunshine, wiring the Sierra and buying stuff on ebay (again)

Despite having many big boxes full of odd nuts and bolts I don't seem to be able to find the coarse pitch UNF blots for the seat belts. M10 bolts thread into the holes but are so slack you can nearly wiggle them out 

Are these bolts 3/4 UNF Cp or 5/8 UNF CP, does anybody know?

Added by Adrian Southgate on July 22, 2012 at 15:50 — 5 Comments

show car

Any one out there willing to put their hopefully standard (as near as possible) Dutton Phaeton (or a Malaga B+) on a show stand for the duration of a show with 20-30 similar early kit cars at Donnington?

The car should be as early as possible with a tidy appearance and on as near as possible contemporary wheels and as close too the factory design as is feasible, it does not need to be a concourse car  just tidy. Something to show us all in a good light. Suggestions please.

Added by Dave Adams on July 16, 2012 at 16:56 — 34 Comments

Tonight I will be

Clearing up trying to find those elusive bits that have vanished.

Despite many hours and help from Mr H I have passed my deadline and therefore failed to get the Sierra ready for this weekend.

On the bright side I have got a lot of the base work done and much progress made but for the lack of a few bits and a couple of days work its not going to make it. Maybe next week, maybe the week after but it wont be long.

Added by Adrian Southgate on July 12, 2012 at 17:16 — 2 Comments

Tonight I will be ..

fitting the engine and box, plumbing the brakes and starting the wiring.

Anybody bored out there in duttonland I wouldn't say no to a helping hand (free tea and coffee provided)

Added by Adrian Southgate on July 9, 2012 at 16:05 — 7 Comments

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