Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
I thought it was time I logged the work to returning my Phaeton to the road
2011 - Car bought. Not having been laid up for many year the car was going to need some restoration to get it back on the road.
2012 - Spent time wondering about changing from Pinto power. Bought various V6 engine, Then sold the same many V6 engines.
2012 - Moved house. Phaeton went into storage at a caravan storage yard for a few months
2012 - Phaeton relocated to our new double garage
2013 Summer - Front suspension fully rebuilt
- New poly bushes
- New wheel bearings
- New discs
- New dampers
- All new bolts
- Everything painted
2014 Engine cleaned up and back in
- Engine serviced
- Engine runs
- Radiator fitted
2015 Gearbox assessed
- Decided to upgrade to 6 speed
- Rear lights fitted
- 6 speed trial fitted. Work needed to clutch release - still to be done
2016 Rear axle
- Atlas axle, cleaned, oil changed and brackets welded.
- Springs re-bushed and painted
- Axle trial fitted
- Offside rear brakes rebuilt
- Chassis painted
Current work for the remainder of 2016
- Finish rear brake rebuild
- Axle fitted and tightened
- Rear dampers fitted
- Gearbox fitted
- Alloy wheels painted and fitted
- Fuel tank
- Dash and gauges
- Expansion tank and cooling pipes
- Steering column
Work for 2017
- New propshaft
- Wiring loom
- Brake pipes
- Pedal box
- Bodywork repairs
- Front lights
Could 2017 be the completion?
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Depends on which version of Zetec you have as to what the differences are regarding camshafts. The mk1 (silvertop) 1.8 medium output 115hp had different cams to the 1.8 high output 130hp. the mk2 value (blacktop) 1.8 120hp replaced both the mk1 versions.
On the 2ltr cams..... Inlet 9mm lift Exhaust 8mm lift as far as I am aware there is only one profile on all standard zetec cams.
Progress is progress Dave, looking cool :-)
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