Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

patting myself on the back.

The Beast of Blackrod rides again. Made it up the drive and back a few times under its own power, brakes need attention but that was expected after a two year layup. Still have a lot of wiring to do behind the dash but I'm a happy chappie.

It Lives...


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Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 13, 2012 at 23:41

Cheers Daryl

I have had the pleasure of Mr Adam's company this evening so we have been outside fettling the beast.

Another improvement, at least on the drive, we changed the emulsion tubes from F50's to F66's.

Now I don't profess to know exactly what the difference is but the F66's have more holes (4 each side) but smaller holes. This seems to have brought the excess fueling down by quite some amount as its now ticking over quite smoothly when warm, good throttle response when stationary and far less fuel vanishing down the carb than before. It started to get late so we stopped work as its a little loud in a confined space. I may fire it up in the morning and see if it will cold start with the autochoke on.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 13, 2012 at 18:15

Cheers John. It's certainly interesting to drive as it's not been setup yet and I think it needs tracking.

The wheels need balancing and I get wheel wobble from both at 38 mph, earlier if I hit a bump !

Its been running rough but every now and again it has a little moment of clarity at which point I have to admit to pulling the plug and coming off the throttle. Until I get it all balanced and tracked I'm not going to give it too much abuse.

Comment by John Allen on November 13, 2012 at 11:13
Looks nice in those rims.
Comment by Adrian Southgate on October 14, 2012 at 0:13

Cheers Lads.

It does look better in the pictures than close up and it was only ever meant to be functional over the winter. I will probably bring it to Stoneleigh next year as I will be using it on site in Derby that bank holiday weekend. A good heater, nice stereo and plenty of attitude, perfect for winter commuting.

Comment by Dave Taylor on October 13, 2012 at 22:40
I saw it this afternoon, My God you've worked hard on that Sierra, to think the state of it the day we collected it from the North East.
Well done that man.
Comment by Pete Clayton on October 13, 2012 at 21:52

Well done that man! looking good

Comment by Adrian Southgate on October 13, 2012 at 21:33

Slightly different angle..
how wide are those 'tonka toy' wheels :-)
Got to admit, its not the easiest thing to steer when its stationary but I haven't really bedded everything in yet.

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