hi dave .my dutton has been stood 20 years so iv had a lot of work to do on it but i drove it for the first time at the weekend i hope to get a mot on it soon then have a good drive in it on the road and not just the tenfoot.
Thanks for your message! You apparently owned many Duttons! I was wondering what you think about the Legerra?
Is this as fun as a Phaeton? Or does it feel heavier and seems more like a "normal" car? It's probably more comfortable?
I have experienced myself the comfort difference between the Phaeton S2 and S3. I'm myself rather tall and my S3 had a much more spacious cockpit. The S2 has such a narrow cockpit and is also much lower! My head is just touching the roll bar..
You are not alone I purchased my Leggy off Piston Heads as a rolling chassie and body, rear axle was tacked in with weld no springs no engine, no gearbox, no loom, no seats or instruments. Still an ongoing project 4 years later but i ist now drivable on the drive way. Getting older does appear to have some thing to do with doing these stupid stunts.
Hi Dave sorry for dawdling with replys , no my Leggy came from a scrap yard about 10 miles north of Glasgow via Ebay , i shouldn,t have it was rush of blood (i must be getting old odd things make my blood rush these days) It had been off the road for about 6 years , & had tobe loaded onto my car trailer with a fork lift after discovering i could only get one read wheel to turn at the yard. It is bluey green (sprayed over red) and had belonged to a doctor (or medical student - there was a university sticker in the window) Previously it had resided in the midlands from memory. The wiring is half disconnected and a bit of a mess but all sortable not had the engine running yet but turned it over and no obvious problems , will try & post snaps but am a bit of a novice with pc,s so dont hold your breath. Changeing the subject did you manage too get the windscreen and B+ front wings secured ? if not could i help , just give me a shout if needed and will see what i can do, Cheers Andy
Hi Dave. I'm using a 1.8 silver top with twin choke carb running through a cross flow inlet manifold and adapt or plate. Although the legerra isn't up and running yet I'm taking the engine out of my old Rickmansworth ranger so I know it goes well. My aim is to focus on getting the car rebuilt this year and on the road, once that's done I might look at finding a 2.0 zetec and going bike carbs or possibly MX5, will see what's about nearer the time.
Not personally. We once had contact per email concerning another Dutton. I'm not yet involved with the Dutton community in Germany, since I bought the car last month (and yet had no time to work on it - it's a shame). But from what I saw, the most Dutton owners in Germany live in the northern part.