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November 2012 Blog Posts (6)

On my way home I went to the breakers and bought

Peugeot leather seats from a cabriolet of some description, Black need cleaning but not ripped... £30 and he threw the back ones in as well.

I thought the material from the backs would come in handy for trimming the doors and centre console, maybe even a dash top.

Now... where is that leather cleaning stuff my mrs bought for her mondeo :-)

Oh.. pictures to follow .

Added by Adrian Southgate on November 28, 2012 at 18:30 — 11 Comments

Define what we as the DOC are about...

Just what are we trying to achieve here and on the other Dutton sites?

Do we wish to only preserve Duttons as they left the factory?

are we looking to use and modify our cars to suit the modern road conditions?

are we looking to find new ways of solving old problems or are we looking to keep a supply of classic parts to maintain the cars as they were built?

Are we going to discourage modifying of the cars bodywork? 

what modifications are acceptable, if…

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Added by Dave Adams on November 25, 2012 at 10:09 — 52 Comments

what i done yesterday

had an informal interview for a job lined up yesterday....and the sierra refused to start so i have to try to rearrange it for sometime today.  Ignition i thought....poxy points and condenser again, so i thought anyway but not. well after flattening two battery's and it only coughing and spluttering it was time for a proper diagnosing session. 

It turns out that one of my rubber pipes joining the polythene fuel pipe to the engine had perished (Its fairly new having only been on the…

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Added by Dave Adams on November 25, 2012 at 8:01 — No Comments

wiper motor park connections

I have been asked about wiper motor park switches so i thought i would repost this wiring diagram. This is the wiring diagram i worked out to get the park switch on my car to work as it should. the wiper motor was from a Vauxhall Corsa C it has a two speed motor and a park switch with two connections. This park mechanism relies on a "broken track" on the motor gear wheel, but if the motor power is not cut immediately the motor runs on and it wont stop. the circuit also controls the two…

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Added by Dave Adams on November 18, 2012 at 8:28 — 10 Comments

not just Duttons

My wife just bought a Hyundai Atoz the other day because the owner had taken it to several garages and was told that the car was beyond repair engine management wise and the owner would have to put up with it stalling and juddering whilst driving.

It had a years new MOT and 6 months tax, is in pretty tidy condition a 1998 reg, and only 48000 miles on the clock.....all for the grand total of £150 an absolute steal if i can sort it. Looking under the bonnet it was obvious that the…

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Added by Dave Adams on November 4, 2012 at 18:49 — 6 Comments

Today I have been mostly

under the bonnet of the Sierra. I have to say the cylinder head and exhaust manifold is a very awkward lift at that height, I might have a twinge or two tomorrow :-(.

Its out now though and the top of the block has been scraped clean of kak, head bolt threads cleaned out and a clean cloth soaked in wd40 laid over the block and weighted down to keep the crap out over night. I found some interesting 'blockages' on the water channels where the previous owner hadn't popped all the gasket…

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Added by Adrian Southgate on November 3, 2012 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

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