Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

September 2010 Blog Posts (7)

The Northern Duttoneer's next meeting

The next Meeting of The Northern Duttoneer's is this coming Thursday at the usual place, The Bludell Arms, Chorley Old Road, Bolton / Horwich. BL6 6PY.

We'll be there from 8pm, the quizz starts at 9. Come along everyone welcome.

Added by The Northern Duttoneer's on September 25, 2010 at 20:42 — 16 Comments

Project Sierra

Sierra is getting closer, we could do with a weeks worth of good weather, and we'll turn the corner. James ordered to Poly bushes for the front end yesterday on E-bay from Flo-Flex, and they where delivered by 10 am this morning, now that service!!

We picked up an exhaust box at Stafford last week 2" in Twin 2" out, so exhaust will exit from both sides just in front of the rear wheels. Now looking for X-flow exhaust manifold 4-2-1

Added by Dave Taylor on September 24, 2010 at 20:43 — 54 Comments

Sierra Doors

Just started the second door for the Sierra. new bottom frame welded in place. I still need the Drivers door skin finishing, I think I have got to the point where there are lots of part jobs going on, but this is the problem at this stage of a build. Everything is coming together but nothing is getting to the finish line.

The Apprentice as taken himself off to the Isle of Man for a week, he say's I have taken over. which yes I have, only because it wasn't moving on.



Added by Dave Taylor on September 21, 2010 at 20:40 — 12 Comments

front suspension set up

My car will have a whole new front end on it next year, from the triumph front end (with ford adaptors) is going and will be replaced with a Ford Cortina set up ala Ron Champion's book. But i want to make the camber and the castor adjustable, the camber is easy to figure out but what methods has anyone out there used for castor adjustment?

I can think of several ways of doing it, but some seem overly complicated to achieve.

and if your wondering why i want to change a good working… Continue

Added by Dave Adams on September 14, 2010 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

She's given the all clear

After checking the Phaeton over after the Coast to Coast's 490 miles she is given the all clear. Just a couple of job's to do this weekend, the knocking noise on starting turned out to be the alternator knocking against the chassis bracket for the top wishbone. The body knocking noise is the exhaust clamp come loose on the manifold down pipe.

Perhaps the big job is the steering knock, but that is the rack, I have a new one on the shelf, so I am happy she survived some real hard work.…


Added by Dave Taylor on September 10, 2010 at 22:00 — No Comments

The day as come...

In 8 hours we'll be on our way to the start of the Coast to Coast.

St Bee's head sunday morning, but first a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum. I'll try and update the blog as much as possible on route. Don't you just love Duttoneering?

Added by The Northern Duttoneer's on September 4, 2010 at 0:03 — 2 Comments

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