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At 9:08 on May 5, 2017, Graham Boulter said…

Hello Jim, thank you for the warm welcome. My car has long gone I'm afraid, but I still get my hands dirty...

At 17:25 on November 16, 2016, Andy Dutton said…
Hi Jim'
Thanks for your message. I will follow your advice when I need some help!
At 9:18 on October 22, 2016, Richard ellis said…
Hi Jim thanks for the welome. Hoping to get started on the project soon and am sure there will be lots of questions i need to ask
At 21:35 on May 5, 2016, Paul Sheridan said…

Jim,  how about ...... I find and send you a Melos and in return you find and send me an old skool Harley  :-)))))))

At 7:14 on March 19, 2016, Dave Adams said…

How to rewire your car

An article i wrote a few years ago on this very subject.......

A few dollars on new wire and the odd switch and the old girl will be like new (wiring wise)

At 19:34 on February 17, 2016, Steve Kerswell said…

What was the name of that film again?? Oh yes, gone in sixty seconds :-))

At 19:05 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

nice daryl. iv just landed maintainence contract for 9 lets 

At 18:54 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

lol finished them windows yet....

At 18:49 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

this could be yours......carry on    :-0

At 18:43 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

OY whats that supposed to mean....? plonker

At 9:53 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

POWER TO THE PEOPLE. here here well said than man.....

At 9:34 on February 17, 2016, Steve Kerswell said…

The great North/South divide is a load of political rubbish. I've worked throughout the country, worked with all sorts, even the Welsh, the Poles, and a strange gang of Scots ! The sooner we all get on the sooner we put this country right, The old saying " together we stand, divided we fall" the politicians love to keep us all divided. As the famous rebel Wolfie used to spout " come the revolution "

At 9:00 on February 17, 2016, Brian (up north) Morris said…

i didnt ....spent years wagging school getting into trouble and having a laugh. im still living a alllotment wi rabbits. as anyone on here heard a song call barnsley man..? lol

At 23:27 on February 16, 2016, Paul Sheridan said…

Allow me to translate old boy, the term 'Plod' refers to a policeman.........  as in the police of old, on the beat plodding around the streets of Britain. 

You have to remember James, some of these folks from up north of our green and pleasant land are a bit behind the times.   Tee Hee

At 23:00 on February 16, 2016, Adrian Southgate said…

James, are you still using amber indicator lenses and how do the local plod cope ?

At 17:47 on October 5, 2014, Dave Adams said…

it would seem likely that the registration was based on the donor car registration, its not possible for a phaeton to be that old....

At 8:13 on October 5, 2014, Dave Adams said…

Yeah i should have looked at your photo's.....;-)

you have an S1 phaeton so somewhere between 1977-1979 for its purchase from the Dutton factory, it could have been registered any time after that (often about 1 year to 18 months after its purchase. 

At 8:10 on October 5, 2014, Dave Adams said…

When the car was registered there were several options (the rules have changed a fair bit recently) however in the 1980's here in the UK there were two main options. you could keep the original registration if the kit was largely built from one "donor" car. those cars often kept the original car description i.e. Hillman Hunter. (not always) the other option was to pay a "new car" tax and register it with a new registration.
later in the 80's there was a "Q" plate system introduced on top of the former one. this was for cars whose parts were largely second hand or of indeterminate origin. (or some thing like that)
i have owned a Dutton that dates from 1978 with a "new" 1979 registration....and a 1984 Dutton with a 1972 registration.
Registration plates in the UK tend to stay on the vehicle for life, you can pay for a personal plate to be registered to the car but it will stay on the car when sold unless you again pay for it to be removed and the car re-registered with and age related plate.....(number plates in the UK are designed to show the age of the vehicle at a glance) my 1979 car was "V" reg the letter "V" at the end was for cars registered between August 1979 and July 1980.

What series is your car? that will help give an estimate of its true age.....

At 7:29 on October 4, 2014, Dave Adams said…

The Hillman engine range were well rated in their day especially the Holbay (i am sure that was the name)  tuned ones. it would have been considered a good choice as an alternative to Ford engined. i have seen a a Hillman engined car before at Stoneleigh Kitcar show, they are not common.

with reference to the starter problem, surely removing the whole engine is not such a great hassle? even if you only move it forward in the engine bay? it was the preferred method for me when replacing clutches on my Phaetons. 

At 14:20 on December 8, 2013, Dave Taylor said…
Good Morning America. Welcome to the site James. Loads of interesting chat and banter. We even have a Red Neck in the Deep South. Post photos when you can

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