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At 7:05 on August 22, 2019, Allan Gilroy said…

hi there sorry for the delay getting back yo you I had to shelve the build for a short while.

The S4 is mainly built needs to add an engine and brakes and a few other pieces my problem is I don't know whether tyhis car has already been registered.

I have a chassis number that appears to be issued by the DVLA but no decoder I use works

you have any suggestions?

At 20:46 on March 19, 2019, Patrick O Shea said…

Hi James, very much a project I'm afraid. Pretty much all their, ( side panels are in steel, think they should be alloy and no hood or side screens) just needs putting back together. Early Dutton 1973, with a space frame chassis based on a Spitfire. Original 1147 cc  engine was not with it but it came with 1500cc.

At 7:03 on March 1, 2019, Adam steward said…

Hi James the Melos is in need of well I have a body and a chassis and not a lot else, so it should keep me busy for a while.

At 8:20 on November 6, 2018, Johnny Flett said…
Thanks for the info James maybe the wife and kids will get them for my Christmas
At 8:33 on March 8, 2018, James Burgon said…

Hello James, No, thers not many here. There is an old Dutton sierra that has been here forever and that is about it. My phaeton is from 1980 and runs but needs a bit of work. It has a small petrol tank in the boot so I suspect its been used for hill climb type events. I guess I would need to put a proper tank in if its to go back on the road.

All the best, James

At 18:29 on February 20, 2018, ANDY HAYCOCK said…

hi

well not to sound greedy I have 2. one is complete all finished and road worthy with a 1600cc crossflow that I would like to change to something more modern

and another that is complete less engine and box but in kit form as the previous owner stripped to restore but never got round to it

who has less common engines fitted ?

cheers Andy

At 22:00 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Oh and thanks for the welcome folks

At 22:00 on February 13, 2018, Jay said…

Not road Worthy yet but getting there. She was in a bit of a state when I bought her but she's coming on in leaps and bounds. She now stars stops and drives. I've started a light restoration of the car. Hopefully she will be at stoneleigh this year.

At 11:52 on August 25, 2017, Steve Kerswell said…

Welcome Paul, some good chaps and some banter on this site.

At 20:24 on May 7, 2017, John Tighe said…
Thanks for your welcome James, yes I have quite a few photos and am working on a video for YouTube,
At 9:06 on May 5, 2017, Graham Boulter said…

Thank you James, I'll see what I can find.

At 21:11 on April 2, 2017, Paul said…

Hi James,

No not my handy work. I have recently acquired the Melos and am working through it back to front! It has had a 5 link rear conversion at some time so I am stripping it all down. Zetec install is not that good as it is on Zenith carbs that arn.t properly jetted or set up, so that's the next task!

At 9:15 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi James thanks for the welcome. You could call it a project which is miles from being classed as a car. Literally the body and chassis is in Bolton and the engine is in Kent. But hoping to get started with the project soon.
At 13:08 on October 15, 2016, Paul Regan said…

Many thanks James.

At 15:49 on October 12, 2016, Paul Regan said…

Thanks James. The Phaeton is a new project, currently in bits but (mostly) complete. It has a 1600 pre-711M crossflow at the moment with a Rocket ’box, but my Melos has a Kent engine so I think I'll go another route. Blank canvas at the moment!

At 10:34 on October 8, 2016, Kent Brorsson said…

Thanks :-). I live in Lund (most southern part of sweden). The car is a project. The frame and driveline is almost complete, but the rest is still to do :-P

At 21:49 on August 9, 2016, Bert Nieuwenhuizen said…

But,

the BMW is 13 years old and the Kawasaki even 24 years old, so old timer in fact.

But, that is the reason why I love them.

Bert

At 21:35 on August 9, 2016, Bert Nieuwenhuizen said…

O James,

then I am a loser. I only have a BMW K1200 GT, a Kawasaki KLR 250 and a Harley Fat Boy 2006.

Sorry that I have to disappoint you.

Bert

At 21:11 on August 9, 2016, Bert Nieuwenhuizen said…

I think the configuration is okay. The bike engine is powerful and in fact I am a biker so the connection with my (other) love is guaranteed. And yes, one of the characteristics of a bike engine is that the power comes out at the higher revs, compared with a car engine.

But due to the low weight of a kitcar I think it is acceptable.

So, I need more revs but not 12.000 and at the same time, I like it! The sound comes with the revs. :-).

Bert

  

At 20:37 on June 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

i love collecting speed humps on the bottom of my melos iv got bits of hundreds now :-)

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