Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Morning all, been a while since I've popped in here!Right. My S3's currently rocking a CVH and an MT75 gearbox. I've been considering an engine upgrade for a while and have waited patiently for a 2.0…Continue
Hi all,Due to a forthcoming Puma engine conversion on the RS Trainer, it looks like I'm going to end up with a glut of Puma spares, including a spare 1.7 engine.And, with the 1800 CVH in the Dutton…Continue
Hi all,I've got an S3 Phaeton, Mk1 Escort-based rear end, and have recently fitted an adjustable panhard rod. No photos, yet. It's intended for a Defender, but was cheap :)I've got the 15" Peugeot…Continue
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Hello all, and belated HNY to everyone!
I didn't manage to get the Phaeton out as much as I'd have liked last year, and I'm still waiting for that first win. Even in little events where it's me versus three Micras... quite embarrassing.
Anyway, I got the rear leaf spring mounts beefed up nicely after on failed. One rear damper was shot so it's on new spax gas adjustables at the back, and polybushes on the whole rear end. Other than that, we didn't really upgrade…Continue
Can't remember if I updated the blog earlier this year or not, but last time I was out playing in the Phaeton I battered it over a cone and into a ditch. Not sure if it was the ditch or the cone, but I burst the radiator and put it out of action for the day.
So, not wanting to pay Mk1/Mk2 Escort tax on a new radiator, I ordered a 3-row aluminium radiator. Intended for a Honda Civic, but cheap at £59 delivered and looked like it could be persuaded to fit. Needed a bit of angle…Continue
Just managed a couple of hours in the workshop. Been meaning to get the corner weights measured for a while, so have had a bit of time to thing about how to do it without handing over the car to a competition prep company or shelling out a fortune for proper corner weight scales. So... The Kemp Method. You will need:
8 pieces of 30mm thick decking board, cut to 320mm long. 4 need bevelled edges.
1 Salter Max Bathroom scale, rated to 250kg, or equivalent.…Continue