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MGF wedgewood

I brought this car last September and stored it over winter, It is a a genuine 48,000 mile car and it come in this condition. I have just put a timming belt water pump and head gasket on it as I am going to use it this summer. These cars get a bit of stick from people but its a cracking little car to drive.  I am still pondering over the s3.…

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Added by Paul Thomas on April 9, 2017 at 19:37 — 2 Comments

Testing the water

I will be dismantaling my Pheaton S3 shortly and wounderd if any of you would be intrested in the body and chassis screen and other dutton parts, Chassis is 5 linked andd they will be with the chassis I would like £150 correctly registerd. unfortuately the car is in the north of scotland…

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Added by Paul Thomas on August 17, 2016 at 20:59 — 4 Comments

windows 10

Any one using windows 10 that maybe can help. I just up graded and it wont let me sync my mail account in windows mail. Have you solved the issue? if so could you tell me how to sort it , Thanks guys

Added by Paul Thomas on January 14, 2016 at 20:35 — 1 Comment

Help needed with windows 8,1

Now I know it not an IT forum but  thought I would ask,  I can receive email but cant send. Spent 2 hours on phone with provider with no success. He took control of my laptop and tried all sorts, All the settings were deleted and reinstalled. He told me it must be to do with the windows mail settings but I do not know.

Added by Paul Thomas on October 3, 2015 at 19:46 — 2 Comments

today

Well today I have changed the cambelt on the Vitara td and given it a service, Lovely blue skies but bl**dy cold,

Added by Paul Thomas on December 29, 2014 at 20:20 — 3 Comments

does any body on hear know the blue leggera on ebay  I am considering a bid, independent info would be usefull Thanks

does any body on hear know the blue leggera on ebay  I am considering a bid, independent info would be usefull Thanks

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Added by Paul Thomas on March 31, 2014 at 22:27 — 2 Comments

aluminium engine parts cleaning

What is the best way of cleaning my cylinder head to make it bright again, I cant use the dish washer

Added by Paul Thomas on March 3, 2014 at 22:16 — 2 Comments

Engine out

Well I decided to remove the engine and see whats needed, cyclinder head off and the tops of the pistons oily. Theres no lip at all at the top of the bores so mabe just a hone and new piston rings. I will stip the engine block one evening in the week.

Added by Paul Thomas on November 17, 2013 at 16:05 — 7 Comments

dutton torque

The mag has arrived to day, not had time to look at it yet, tomorrows lunch time read I think

Added by Paul Thomas on October 22, 2013 at 20:58 — 30 Comments

Selling my S3

I took me car off the road back in may as the engine needs a overhaul, I have now decided to sell  the car. I am offering it on here first as a complete car for 2K. Now I know alot of folk out there will say its not worth that if the engine is knackerd but the car cost 10K to build and I have the recipts to prove. It seems a shame to brake it but its worth more in bits, I would sooner it went to some one who would keep it complete and use it in the club. The bad news is its in the north of…

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Added by Paul Thomas on September 5, 2013 at 23:32 — 2 Comments

OUT OF USE

Well car has become unuseable, Half filled the oil catch tank in 40 miles, Im a bit disapointed its this early in the season. I have locked it away in the garage and will not touch it just yet. I have to decide weather to change the engine to the SR20det or spend the money on rebuilding my existing engine, The later will most likely be the way I go, with a few extra goodies along the way to beef it up.

Added by Paul Thomas on May 11, 2013 at 23:49 — 1 Comment

Sticking on your mudguards

Dave My mud guards are stuck on with stikaflex been over the 100 mph with no problems. The top part of the stay is formed in 6mm rod, after the bend it goes down inside tube. I put a bead on top of the rod and bedded the mud guard down and then I put some on the underside of the bar, I then smothed it all in together right round the bar.  I would also give the thumbs up for the badge in white wth blue and red lines.

Added by Paul Thomas on March 13, 2013 at 20:17 — 2 Comments

Dutton Photo Id .

Just a fault, When Piers was magazine editor he was for ever takeing pics at the shows, What ever happend to that libary of pics,They may be a private collection or does the club have access 

Added by Paul Thomas on January 2, 2013 at 19:34 — 3 Comments

Paying by paypal

I just looked at the owners web site. I can not see the form for paying by paypal. Also its been that long since we had a magazine I dont know the pass word. How am I suposed to view the members pages. I have been a member since 1997 without a break any thoughts on were to get the pass word.

Added by Paul Thomas on May 6, 2011 at 20:04 — 7 Comments

Saturdays joy

Well its been a glorious day up here in the north of scotland, I spent the day in the garage, I have put the seats on runners and move the lower seat belt anchors further forward. This will allow the belt to fit me. I have also fitted a safety hoop over the prop shaft. Something I should have done before now.The Mot has expired and so I  needed to check it over. I will try and get its  M.O.T next weekend.  Looking forward to getting the car out and back on the road, I was tempted to have a… Continue

Added by Paul Thomas on February 26, 2011 at 19:48 — No Comments

Paul thomas dutton s3 1.8 turbo

Hi ! to all my fellow enthusiasts, I would like to thank you all on your comments about my dutton. The original plan was to buy 1 dutton and 1 nissan 200sx and put the 2 to gether. Best laid plans rarely work and only the engine and gearbox was used as at this time I wanted a quick project. The dutton was striped to a bare chassis, the chassis then had  2 x box member replaced, The engine was put in place so engine mounts could fabricated, The gear box cross member was made removeable and…

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Added by Paul Thomas on January 22, 2011 at 23:04 — 4 Comments

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