Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Working on the new letters for the club's 'refurb' into office from works.

Using the new logo and setting up mail merge links to the database, re-writing all the letters we commonly use in word rather than works... my eyes hurt and so does my brain. This might be easy stuff for office wallahs but its made my brain hurt, looking forward to tomorrow when it's supposed to be dry and I could possibly get a chance to do my head gasket.

Did i mention that my brain hurts?

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Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 23:22

And a last word from Burton...

Basically the engine is meant as a cruiser, especially in 8-valve format although it can be tuned to give reasonable power. The RS2000 engine came with 150bhp and it has seen as much as 230bhp wrung from its bores.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 23:19

Actually...stole this from Burton...

It’s commonly believed that this engine is merely a Pinto with a twin cam alloy head bolted on, much like the Cosworth YB. Well, it isn’t, the only thing this engine has in common with the Pinto is that it replaced it in the Sierra in August 1989.

Available in two basic versions - 8-valve Sierra / Scorpio and 16-valve Escort RS2000 Mk5 / Scorpio, the I4 has chain driven cams, a cast iron block and an alloy head with hydraulic tappets. It’s a pretty robust unit where every component is built nice and chunky - the cams look like they’re on steroids, whilst the flywheel is a whopping, heavy component.

I can vouch for it being heavy...and dirty...and has a carb. Mr Taylor jnr took one look at it said 'bike carbs' and went ebay window shopping...

Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 23:12

No its not a pinto derivative, its a completely different engine. The only things that match are the mounting points and bellhousing boltholes. It probably has more in common with a zetec as it has two cams. I'll post some pictures when I get it out of the van...

Comment by James Doulton on August 15, 2016 at 22:34

DOHC is a Pinto derivative, isn't it? So would go on my Type 9 box. Did they make a 2.3 or was that a big mod?

Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 14:52

I only went for this setup as it all came from one donor vehicle and I can use that reg when ordering parts in the future. The rest of the car is going to be 'custom' and 'dutton' but being able to order just about anything once I have a reg makes life so much easier.

Sying that... I now have a 'spare' MT75 and can still make good use of that 2.3 :)

Comment by Steve Kerswell on August 15, 2016 at 14:12

Oh Vern, don't say that. 2.3 dohc, you'll start my brainstorming episodes again. :-))

Comment by Big Vern on August 15, 2016 at 13:42

Ade, I will dig out the pictures of the FMC sierra rear end set up we tried in a Phaeton chassis. Its not ideal and you'll need to widen the arches but it can be done. Should have told me you wanted a DOHC I have a 2.3 16v :-\

Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 12:38

And if I wanted a pallet i'd have to buy it too ! Cheeky bleeders leave lorries parked everywhere so we can't lockup... Check it on google earth/maps....

NCF belongs to an ex club member who isn't well enough to sort it out. There is a small shed load of spares inc a 2l pinto and type 9. I volunteered to store it but now have the urge to do a 'car SOS' job on it for him in exchange for spare parts....

Comment by Steve Kerswell on August 15, 2016 at 9:38

Jesus Ade, I have just had to buy a pallet to ship some gear abroad and then I spotted the back ground :-))

What's with the "bloody" NCF? playing you up already

Comment by Adrian Southgate on August 15, 2016 at 9:30

They're not for the bloody NCF...

They're going into a Phaeton.

The NCF is a favour for an ex club member who isn't physically fit enough to do it himself at the moment. I do have to make another trip though to collect the new engine and box that may be going into it.

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