Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

I have a Dutton B Type fully registered, complete and a rolling chassis, modified for morris Minor front and rear axles.

it comes with a hood , windscreen and doors.

it is mostly dismantled and is in a rough condition, restorable but rough.

it need a good home, i have too much on my plate at the moment. any serious offers to rescue this car contact me...p.s. there is no engine or box with the car.......

i just dont have time.....i have my legerra in the wings and that is going to take at least a year...

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Comment by Steve Kerswell on August 5, 2017 at 11:29

I forgot about that. It was just to stop things rattling around. I've been scrapping the crud off the wishbones, top and bottom. May get them blasted.

Comment by Big Vern on August 3, 2017 at 16:46

So very nearly bought a mini-marcos back in the 90's and have always regretted not doing so, bought a marcos 1600GT instead.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on August 3, 2017 at 16:03

Any way back on track if I dare, Just picked up some stuff. Thanks to Daryl now have a local supplier of all things Triumph in the suspension front end department. Also he breaks Spitfires etc. He has a 1500 with the overdrive box sat in his garden, uhm ?  Also just picked up the 1 3/4 SU and turbo charger for the MX5 project, going to be a bit of a blown touring B type, maybe. His home made inlet is not my cup of tea however so that needs a major rethink. Getting ahead of myself here, first back to getting a rolling chassis by the dark nights of November.

Comment by Andrew Griffiths on August 3, 2017 at 13:11
Comment by Andrew Griffiths on August 3, 2017 at 13:10
Front wheel drive here's my little secret I have always had a soft spot for the mini Marcos with cooper S power and legendary history after competing in the 1966 24hrs of Le Mans finishing 12th overall and the only British car to make the distances. In 1967 a works mini Marcos clocked 141 mph on the mulsanne straight now I would say that would be pretty fun stuff.
Comment by Big Vern on August 3, 2017 at 12:58

And Dave A. False wheel drive and a Pinto or Essex are the same - quick I better duck before the barage tee hee

Comment by Big Vern on August 3, 2017 at 12:56

Gents, If you need 300 bhp fat tyres and a wet surface before false wheel drive becomes interesting then it would appear you have largely vindicated my comments LOL. False wheel drive is so the largley tallentless populous can drive without getting into trouble. Its safe! As we all know 80hp in a dutton, which is of course real wheel drive is easily as much fun. So I think my comment is pretty safe :)))

Comment by Roy Kemp on August 3, 2017 at 12:48

Front drive is easier to just get in and start pushing straight away, for sure, which is great for those who get out for a play once every few months or so. Rear drive does require a certain level of feel and commitment that comes with practice!

Daryl - been looking at Panhard rod options for the S3 - reckon the defender one is a reasonable starting point? You can get them adjustable and polybushed for about £50 on the bay.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on August 3, 2017 at 10:01

Power on, dab of left foot braking (special tip), sets it up ansome ! Big tyres, lots of HP and lots of surface water = fun. It was way to wet for the B+.

Comment by James Doulton on August 2, 2017 at 23:22

Looking at track day videos, it seems that a fwd is more forgiving if you go into a corner a bit too fast, so they tend to flatter the driver more. There were lots of examples that I saw of pretty poor drivers doing just that. It seems that it takes more skill to get the best out of a rwd and if you overdo it (or exceed your ability) then you spin.

Hmm, maybe I need a fwd then.

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