Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

July 2015 Blog Posts (9)

Autotested. Mission Complete.

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…


Added by Roy Kemp on July 31, 2015 at 15:09 — 3 Comments

it's a mad, mad world

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.…


Added by Steve Kerswell on July 27, 2015 at 11:47 — No Comments

Leamington Spa

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 !!!

Added by Steve Kerswell on July 26, 2015 at 10:13 — 5 Comments

safe underbody paint for melos

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..

Added by Brian (up north) Morris on July 20, 2015 at 14:53 — 3 Comments

Running much better now!

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.…


Added by Roy Kemp on July 19, 2015 at 17:45 — 3 Comments

Pentille festival of speed

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

Running, but not brilliantly.

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…


Added by Roy Kemp on July 3, 2015 at 20:55 — 8 Comments

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