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November 2015 Blog Posts (9)

steamy windows !!

No, nothing like that I can assure you :-) Due to some inconsiderate tw*t hitting my Saab putting it in the garage at my expense, I've had to press the Sierra back into service. Luckily I had not got to far into doing the swap over, so a simple job to recommission. Decided for the first time to use the heater, now the Sierra is not entirely water tight, so after 15 minutes steam started to be blown out the vents. This condensed on the glass and no amount of wiping etc. would clear it.…

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Added by Steve Kerswell on November 26, 2015 at 8:43 — 75 Comments

Phaeton's for sale

I have heard of 2 or 3 phaeton's up for grabs. They are in the Silverstone area and have 1600 Xflow engines....
One has been a trials car and was a championship winning trials car a few years ago appearing on BBC top gear.
The guy is looking to sell them to DOC owners for preservation but may break them if no interest. ....

Added by Dave Adams on November 25, 2015 at 19:11 — 60 Comments

phaeton update

Since getting the car on the road, a couple of years ago now, we've noticed some lack of steering feel. We measured the caster angle earlier in the year and noticed each side were not even the same and i cant remember what the actual measurement figure was but it could definitely be improved. Last weekends little project was to make some spare wishbones we had adjustable.…

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Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on November 19, 2015 at 22:53 — 12 Comments

steve kerswell

give me a ring steve,lost your number

john

Added by john w on November 10, 2015 at 20:13 — 52 Comments

front end.

does anyone know what front end they used at Dutton . looks like mg stuff ie , hubs  rack  suspension,  would like to fit ford components has anyone done this.

Added by john brett parry on November 8, 2015 at 16:07 — 5 Comments

Bit of a project

had this given to me a while ago but it had to wait until I got my new workshop now I've got it I can start, hoping…

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Added by Ivan Sandford on November 7, 2015 at 16:02 — 6 Comments

Nearly Done!

After a lot longer than we thought and a few changes of direction our Melos is ready for MOT! We had to ditch the Ford ECU because no matter how many circuit diagrams we got, none was the same as ours, (this included Ford's own factory electrics manual, all 816 pages of it, printed off at work!)

So we now have a ex. 1.6 pintoed Melos which now has the 1.6 Zetec Sigma, run by a Megasquirt sorting out the Honda CBR1000 throttle bodies and sparks and the like, black body, bride seats and…

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Added by Laurence Beattie on November 5, 2015 at 0:44 — 5 Comments

my new project

found this Dutton phaeton by chance  .bought some wheels on ebay,,picked them up saw the Dutton standing on its side in bits. then he said its for sale as his son had no time to complete. turned out son works for maclaren  lucky bugger,  deal was done 400 squids and its mine this Saturday, it has escort axle but it was running a mg midget engine seemed odd to me . so my donar car is a ford Granada  n reg  price 300 spondooleys  oh I love fords.

Added by john brett parry on November 4, 2015 at 20:37 — 3 Comments

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