Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

Pete Clayton
  • Male
  • Peterborough
  • United Kingdom

Pete Clayton's Friends

  • Paulius
  • Mark Reeve
  • James Doulton
  • Nick carlin
  • John Allen
  • Paul Thomas
  • rob saul
  • Steve Kerswell
  • Big Vern
  • Paul Sheridan
  • alfie murie
  • Adrian Southgate
  • Dave Adams
  • Dave Taylor

Pete Clayton's Discussions

Bits for sale at Stoneleigh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paulius Mar 14, 2019. 8 Replies

Just been having a tidy up in the garage and found a few bits that I don't need. I'll be at Stoneleigh on the Monday and can bring anything along anyone wants.Bedford CF rear lights, good condition…Continue

Wanted - Mk1 Escort pedal box

Started Feb 26, 2015 0 Replies

Anyone got one kicking about?Continue

Repairing fibreglass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Southgate Jan 7, 2015. 9 Replies

I'm going to have a go soon at repairing some of the cracks on the front end of the Phaeton.I've watched some tutorials and understand making sure its clean, repairing from the rear with plenty of…Continue

Happy new year to all of you!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Heasman Jan 1, 2015. 5 Replies

Happy new year guys!

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Pete Clayton replied to Paul's discussion Replacement wiring loom
"A couple of the guys on the facebook group have used these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194146611668?hash=item2d340a31d4:g:euAAAOSwTEtgp81W"
Nov 1, 2021
Pete Clayton replied to Simon pickford's discussion Help please..
"If you mean the standard trailing arms used on S1 Phaeton's they are Triumph spitfire ones."
Aug 8, 2021
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"I thought he had the boot section as well as he gave me the option of colours. I'll ask on the facebook group if anyone has any spare bodywork."
Apr 12, 2021
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"I know when I got my current S2 from Ade he had another set of either S1 or S2 bodywork in blue."
Apr 11, 2021
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"I've pinged him a message on Facebook to let him know you are trying to get in touch."
Mar 31, 2021
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"I heard from him a couple of weeks ago on Facebook but he is very quiet lately"
Mar 29, 2021
Pete Clayton commented on Brian Victor Arthur Pratt's photo


"That looks ace. I like the top wishbones, did you make them? Is that a motorbike header tank? Keep up the good work!"
Feb 21, 2021
Pete Clayton commented on Brian Victor Arthur Pratt's photo


"I think i'm going to do the bottom links straight on mine and the top ones angled to clear the chassis rails like the originals. Are you not concerned about strength with the diagonal tubes removed where the links are attached?"
Jun 2, 2020
Pete Clayton replied to Ian's discussion Dutton Phaeton S4 for sale
"Hi Ian. There is a chap on the facebook group who is interested and not a member on here. Have you got any contact details I can pass on?"
Apr 21, 2020
Pete Clayton replied to Paul Regan's discussion Original or period-looking Duttons for a photoshoot
"John Allen would be a good person to ask, he has a very tidy original looking v6 S1 Phaeton, he is a member on here. The facebook group is very active and he is also a member on there."
Mar 6, 2020
Pete Clayton commented on Jack Findon's blog post Anybody interested in rescuing her?
"What's the spec of it?"
Jan 18, 2020
Pete Clayton commented on Andrew Pounder's photo

B Type

"Judging by the progress on the Malaga you've still got 99 pairs of them left James! Just kidding"
Jul 21, 2019
Pete Clayton replied to Adrian Southgate's discussion Stoneleigh 2019
"Adrian - Legerra - Sunday Toby + Amanda -           - Sunday Pete -                 - Sunday"
Apr 26, 2019
Pete Clayton replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Well looks like the site as died since Daryl deleted himself
"I'm still lurking too, hopefully beginning another project in the next few months"
Apr 9, 2019

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Duttons owned
1x Phaeton S4, 2 x Phaeton S1, Melos
Engine Type and Transmission Type
2.0 16v Vauxhall XE, Opel Manta gearbox
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Phaeton project

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 18:40 145 Comments

Went and picked up a Phaeton from Big Vern (Cheers mate!) as a rebuild project. Its an S1 but has some S2 bits from the looks of it like the rear bodywork which has the bulges for spring hangers.

The plan is to strip it back to the bare chassis and then build it up from there, new bushes, calipers etc and a new engine just not sure what yet! It came with some goodies such as some Revolution wheels with yokos, a nice stainless exhaust and a new hood.



Anyone got a basket case Phaeton or Melos they want to sell?

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 13:24 6 Comments

Hi guys, sold my S1 back in August 2010 but still been lurking around. The missus called things a day recently so I have moved out and now have a bit more free time on my hands. I'm looking for a Phaeton or Melos to strip and rebuild, the state of it doesn't matter to much but would like a road registered one. Only got a few hundred to spend so think I might be looking for a while!

Nearly MOT time!

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 18:00 5 Comments

Well looks like the car is just about ready for the MOT. Fitted a drivers side mirror today, fitted air filters and airbox, sorted the fuel pipes and filter and fitted the fuel gauge properly. Took it for a quick spin on private roads and all seems well apart from the throttle getting stuck and a high idle, adjusted the idle and fixed the spring so just tyre pressures left.

Fingers crossed for friday. Only thing that seems a bit dodgy is the handbrake. Carbs may need setting up as it… Continue

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At 5:13 on September 10, 2014, Dave Adams said…

well that looks just like the Legerra, only those shockers look the right size for the car unlike mine which were way too long.

that radiator is lacking ducting, i bet it gets hot quick......

it always amazes me that folks build their car and they think the air knows it has to go through the radiator rather than the easy route out through the wheel arches.

At 20:49 on September 2, 2014, Dave Adams said…

for a S4 it does look nicely proportioned and the front looks a lot less sit up and beg that the average one...;-)

i will be taking a closer look when i come round this next week or so.

At 20:31 on September 2, 2014, Dave Adams said…

now that is interesting.....the front wheel arch's look a lot lower than the S4 generally looks. that and the fact that it has "Legerra" style front suspension with the shocker mounted to the top wishbone. i didn't think the S4 had that as an option.

At 21:33 on September 1, 2014, Dave Adams said…

Pete have you posted any photos of your car giving the side view.....also  I would like to see the front suspension set up.... :-)

At 21:01 on June 17, 2014, Mark Reeve said…

Hi Pete ,  It would be good to meet up and have a chat some time. Was nice to get out for a little ride today, car is getting there but time and money seems to go no where lol.

At 10:23 on December 19, 2012, Dave Adams said…
Daryl.....i did, and drew a pic. i think i even put it on my scanner i must remember to do something with it. :-(
Dave.....yeah it is on MrG‘s forum, but i am sure i have links to it here as well.
At 8:53 on December 19, 2012, Dave Taylor said…
Isn't it on Mr G's Dave
At 6:42 on December 19, 2012, Dave Adams said…
A rewire from scratch is a doddle and could be done in a weekend. i have an article how on here somewhere.
At 7:50 on December 12, 2012, John Allen said…

Dan if you like me carb set up and points and timing etc are a mystery, if u can set it up properly makes the world of difference. give am an ecu and programme to mod it any day. i use the excuse im to young for it all. lol

At 18:43 on July 1, 2012, Dave Thomas said…

It's best to keep off  the curry the night before you use a flame or make sparks in the workshop!!!


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