Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

December 2012 Blog Posts (8)

so long 2012

boy will i be glad to see the back of 2012.....

one way or another it has been a truly awful year for me and its not done with me yet. my garage roof leaks (hopefully bodged....er repaired) the tumble drier has packed in....with all my work clothes in it. one point of luck is that there was a spare tumble drier in my way in the garage ....(no longer in my way and i now have a load of self tappers and sheet steel. :-)  )

And i am struggling to find a propshaft for my…


Added by Dave Adams on December 30, 2012 at 17:14 — 3 Comments

split prop wnted

well i have done the head on my sierra and fitted a new dissy (electronic) as well as strip and clean the carb and cured the misfire, which i thought was the main reason for the sudden arrival of a vibration i have......only the vibration is still there so under the car i went and the centre U/J on the prop is totally knackered. it has the staked bearings not the circlip type so will be a bit of a pain to sort. Any of you lads out there have a spare split prop for me please?

Added by Dave Adams on December 26, 2012 at 14:38 — 12 Comments

I have no objection to paying a sum of £1.50 for the site

I have no objection to paying a sum of £1.50 for the site


Added by Paul Sargisson on December 20, 2012 at 15:33 — No Comments


busy weekend. This should help with chassis stiffness as wll as replacing the missing interior moulding. Transmission tunnel not quite finished but nearly there

Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on December 16, 2012 at 21:35 — 9 Comments

Major Rebuild

I've been following the kit car scene since the 80's and have done GTMs and also a Sylya stylus (that I still have)

Had gap from it all for about 10 yrs but recently decided to get back in with my son, with a view to racing

I always liked the Phaeton and i see it as something of a classic - plus they're cheap

The story so far is that I bought a Phaeton body and chassis although i don't think they match as the body is well used  but the chassis appears almost new…


Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on December 16, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

wierd day

well today has been a bit strange, i had a quick look at my sierra and was asking about a spare cylinder head for my Xflow with a friend when the conversation got round to my bending my car a little bit.......then out of the blue came this offer.....

"I have a phaeton in a relatives barn that i never use, never driven really it got put in there over three years ago and i never got round to looking at it." so we talked about it half heartedly with a view to using it for parts, which…


Added by Dave Adams on December 9, 2012 at 18:54 — 4 Comments


its occurred to me that a comprehensive list of current donor cars will be useful on here.....so here goes;

BMW..all of them

Lexus...most of them i think

Mercedes...again most of them

Mazda....MX5 and i believe some others (RX7?)

Suzuki.....the 4x4's but box is easy to mod apparently

Fords mated to Type 9's

any others out there spring to mind?

Added by Dave Adams on December 4, 2012 at 21:20 — 7 Comments

front adjustable coil-overs

Hi Guys, I am just about to start my winter project of beefing up the front suspension of my S1 phaeton including a new set of coil-overs. As I run with a rover V8, with the usual spitfire/herald front suspension, I was wondering what the spring poundage should be on the new coil-overs I am ordering from Dampertech. Your advice/comments will be much appreciated

Added by alfie murie on December 3, 2012 at 18:14 — 22 Comments

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