Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Steve and Matt Pegrum's Blog (6)

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.…


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


First successful trip to Stoneleigh after the series 3 Phaeton rebuild. Longest run to date and apart from a few improvements the car was faultless!  

Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on May 4, 2015 at 22:00 — 8 Comments

Got the Zetec Running

On a standard EEC-V Ford ECU as well!

Turns out you just need to make sure that you get the ignition key from the donor car, as well as the key sensor ring from the inside of the donor steering column shroud.

Guess what, the OBD diagnostic reader even works too!  I've connected it to a cheapo bluetooth OBD reader and now I can get all kinds of fancy info from my Android OBD app including RPM, Temperature, throttle angle and even car performance (although I've not tried that…


Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on November 19, 2013 at 10:00 — 11 Comments

Back end

Ive been doing loads of work on my S3 Phaeton project over the last few months and am now starting to think about bodywork.

I love the front with the ground scraping spoiler, but I'm less enamoured of the rear, even thouhg I've now got a bumper for it.

Any suggestions or good pictures for rear end styling?

Added by Steve and Matt Pegrum on April 12, 2013 at 18:49 — 1 Comment


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

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