Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
Out playing again tomorrow - my "home" event at the farm where the car's kept so no fudging about with trailers and towcars, just arrive and drive!
It was totally reliable last time out and handled well, so hoping for another solid day tomorrow. Got a new ITG air filter to fit, as the old one was utterly bogging and probably about 50 years old. Other than that, check the tyre pressures are correct (25 psi front, 60 psi rear), launch some fuel into it and go play.
I've also bought three double width brackets for the front ARB, and a pair of 20mm double with poly bushes. I'll shim the 19mm ARB out to fit the bushes properly. The poly ones will go on the sides and I'll use a rubber one in the middle for a third fixing point. But that won't be in time for tomorrow as it'll require brackets welding on. Will get this done at the same time as I get the adjustable bottom arms modified for the strut mounting.
Anyway, there's another two rear-drive entries tomorrow other than Steve and I. One's a guy in an MX5 who's pretty handy. Not sure who the other one is. Hopefully we'll find someone to have a bit of craic with instead of fighting over last and second last!
Will update tomorrow!
PS - Also found out about another autotest Phaeton that's sat since 2004. It's yellow, a crossflow with 40s and doesn't run when warm. I think the owner's now going to get it sorted so we can have a little banter between us. There's also another Dutton which sounds like a Malaga belonging to another club member, currently in bits in a shed. Would be great to have three cars out in an unofficial Dutton mini-challenge!
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