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Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
The car is MOT until July....contact me ...offers at about £1800
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"The Phaeton in the tree is back on ebay" ??? I'm concerned, thought Dutton's were ground loving things, if they start taking to the trees? strewth, We're in trouble :-))
I've spent a little time looking at Malaga B+ chassis because it seems to me that the engine is quite a way behind the front axle, unlike the Phaeton on ebay (with the 2.8i that thinks its a 2.9i) where the engine is very close to the front axle. I found a picture of a Malaga B+ without its body on and took some measurements.
The three main components I modelled were the V6 engine (my one weighs 195Kg without alternator and starter), the Type 5 gearbox (my one weighs 45Kg with the cast bell housing) and the driver (my car's one weighs 110Kg). It turns out that the combination is pretty equally balanced between the two axles, with 51% on the rear. I am very surprised by that. So maybe the handling wouldn't be too bad as long as you were careful with the right foot.
I had one, bought it for the engine and transmission, hell it was fast, Boden Engine, original made for German Police, GMP got lots of trick motors, Bilstein shocks anti tramp on the back end wrote my Mk1 Capri off before fitting it. Sold it to a Hot Rod lad.
all the rally guys picked up Merseyside police MK1 Escort Panda cars with BDA fully tricked out.
When work at our Ford Dealer GMP had a Boden engined Transit too
Totally agree Dave, there does seem a lot of " hair splitting" when Dutton's come on the market.
Got that wrong. 50 were exported to Australia and 23 were registered by Ford for the sales managers
As for the engine number? nothing a good welder, a die grinder and a set of stamps couldn't put right.
Yes, Daryl the 2600 was built as a true homologation special and had far more tuning work done to it. They were all German built and not sold in this country. The RS3100 was just a retail car ( which didnt sell well because of the price - 50 of them were registered by Ford and given to their sales managers in an attempt to boost the sales
Needs a careful check on the engine number . It should start with IZ. If it does, then it will almost certainly be pulled out and sold back to the Rs owners.
I would like a 2600 - more powerful than the 3100
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