Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Cool. As you've probably seen from the photo elsewhere, we got the car running, got it to an Autotest, and survived the day with nobody dying in the process. Which is great because that was the goal.
Buy broken and neglected kit car, sort it, Autotest it.
Sweet. First project in a while that's not been aborted or ended up in general disaster. However, it's far from the end of the tale. Because I was so unspeakably shite at the Autotest that I now intend to do…Continue
Formula 1 nearly got out of boring mode on Sunday, now test cricket is doing the same, what's going on ?
Added by Steve Kerswell on July 31, 2015 at 14:55 — No Comments
Slapped one of these on today, cheap and powerful.…Continue
Added by Steve Kerswell on July 27, 2015 at 11:47 — No Comments
After a long time working on my daughers Land Rover (mobility scooter based!) and then my wife's MG Midget. I now have time to devote to my v6 phaeton s3 :)
Just removed the heads cylinders great place for storing water I see... :(
Does anyone local to me in Honiton, Devon can recommended a company to fully check and skim if necessary my pair of heads please? Googled and have a local company in Dunkerswell about 10 miles away, but they said…Continue
Anyone here live in this area? My next project is currently there.
Added by Steve Kerswell on July 26, 2015 at 11:17 — No Comments
Duttoneers will be here, in fact some will be competing :-))) there is even a melos competing !!!
hi all i have a dutton melos and was wondering if its safe to use underbody paint on the wheel arches...ect. may sound daft but im scared it will soak through to the upper layer of paint. many thanks for any feedback..
Ok, you probably read in my technical question about me breaking the pump injector in the carb, and having to hike down to Fife to pick up a replacement carb to rob the part from.
I'm delighted to report that it has been worth it!
Took the new (still old and used, but new to me) carb apart and retrieved the pump injector. It's in great nick - didn't even need to free it off or de-gunk it. Carb in general was pretty good nick, much better than mine at the outset.…Continue
This event is cancelled. Once again the organisation that run this event, I won't name and shame them, have pulled the plug, again. So all you South Westerners will have to find another hill to climb. Makes me so angry, I could slam the phone down :-))
Added by Steve Kerswell on July 18, 2015 at 19:52 — No Comments
So, where did I leave off...? Oh yes, carb stripped, cleaned out and back together.
With the carb strapped back on, I again attached a bottle of clean fuel to the inlet of the fuel pump. Lots of cranking later (probably to refill the float chamber) she fired into life, didn't even need any throttle. Excellent. There is, however, a squeak somewhere at the gearbox end of the engine. A lot like a fan belt noise, but from the wrong place. And there's an intermittent grumble from…Continue