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by tuonokid
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi James
You mis-read it it's 42.5 K very leggy Puma :-)
Next time you're passing here any chance of popping in, I need to speak to you about power steering lines.
Barry
by tuonokid
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

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Unfortunately as I'd tested the Puma early last year I didn't get the addition to the test period that I got with my Westfield so took it for test yesterday and it passed again :-) so another few months of no shows...no cafes etc :-(
by tuonokid
Thu May 07, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma (formally pictures at last)
Replies: 73
Views: 23833

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Well done Richard!
Barry
by tuonokid
Tue May 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi Sinisa Sorry I didn't want to get rid of anything on this engine but to just show I'd taken it out of my scrapper so the info you are after, unfortunately I can't supply. I take it this info is for the ecoboost transplant? You are a Genius mate, I would never take this on (even thougfh I am build...
by tuonokid
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 4722

Newbie

Hello and welcome to the Forum :-)
Barry
by tuonokid
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Speedo not working.
Replies: 11
Views: 6451

Speedo not working.

Hi Richard
I could be completely wrong here but I seem to remember someone writing about faulty wires in the plug to the speed sensor.... worth a check?
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Help Needed Puma 1.7 LSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

Help Needed Puma 1.7 LSD

Hi Mate
I think Sinisa (Wild E Coyote) might have the answer to this question.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Hello everyone!

Hi Mate
Just be careful if you're thinking about buying a Puma now. Have a real good look underneath before you buy as most of them (apart from the ones that have really been looked after) will be rotting underneath, particularly around the rear beam mounts which is a MOT failure.
Barry
by tuonokid
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi James and Sinisa
The Anglia will move to this side of the garage as soon as the Westfield is built as there is a pit there for doing all the nasty underneath welding stuff. Sinisa, the biggest tool in the garage is me in the last photo :-)
Barry
by tuonokid
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Well the weather has been a bit crap this year but I still managed to take the Puma to a good few shows without cleaning it too much thanks to my Westfield friend giving it a good old buffing. https://i.postimg.cc/GmwYZRyw/241020194224.jpg I really need to get the car garaged through the summer but ...
by tuonokid
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Unusual first post: help required
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Unusual first post: help required

Hi
Sorry I can't give you the standard height of the seat base as I have different seats but what I can tell you is that if your Father is over about 5' 7" and not watching what he is doing he could bang his head on the entry to the car (roofline). It's real easy to do and it hurts.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Hello there

Hi Simon
It's not only the rear arches that rust you really need to look at the underneath where the rear beam mounts as well as the sills and floorpans. you will be really lucky if you find a car now without serious corrosion in these areas.
Barry
by tuonokid
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma Thunder
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Puma Thunder

Hi Steve Maybe after the big garage you could find "an old man in a shed" to do the repair work as it does look a nice car but finding a genuine one rather than a bodger is really hard these days. I would love to see this one saved but as per usual you have to look at cost versus return. As I said b...
by tuonokid
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Just over a week or so ago I did a couple of local shows with the Puma. Normally I would have doing them both in the Westfield but as the weather is so unpredictable at the moment. The first one was the Cliffe House show at Shepley which is quite a small one then the day after I did the Locke Park s...
by tuonokid
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Holland says hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Holland says hi!

Hi Patrick
Welcome to the forum :-)
Barry
by tuonokid
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Hello from Hampshire

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Barry
by tuonokid
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all.
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Hi all.

Hello and welcome to the forum :-)
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Last week my Westy friend Des did a bit more polishing to remove the scratches from the roof and the top of the rear wings so the car is looking a lot better now. Here it is at Ford Fair on the Project Puma stand. https://i.postimg.cc/Mp7k2WnN/310720194142.jpg We enjoyed Ford Fair as per usual and t...
by tuonokid
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Removing the Bonnet Plunger from Ford Puma (Fiesta MK4)
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Removing the Bonnet Plunger from Ford Puma (Fiesta MK4)

Hi Mike Sometimes you can prolong the life of the bonnet switch by sticking things on the bonnet which makes the plunger go down further (no idea why but it works). If you want to replace the whole switch (expensive) you need to disconnect the plug to it which is under the slam panel about 6 inches ...
by tuonokid
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Thanks again Paul :-)
The BSA wheels are an Australian brand I think which is probably why there aren't that many sets knocking about.
by tuonokid
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi Paul Thanks very much for that. I try to improve it every year if I can but it's not perfect as most of the panels require buffing but that should get done before Ford Fair. As for the wheels they are made by BSA (not British Small Arms, another company) and Peugot fitment. Another contributor on...
by tuonokid
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 304
Views: 34360

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Hi Ed
Instead of buying a MK6 Fiesta Diesel buy a 1.25 petrol instead. I've had a 1.4 Diesel and know the problems they have and the 1.6 has problems with the turbos as well. The MPG is ok and the 1.25 Sigma is unburstable if a little boring. It's my everyday car and it's cheap as chips to run.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Cheers Paul, yes most of the shows I go to are Puma-less other than mine apart from the Ford shows at Squires which usually have a few there. If you're not busy on Friday pop down to Thornes park in Wakey as there's the big early evening car show but I'll be there with the Westfield club so you'll p...
by tuonokid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1122
Views: 218800

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

I went to a show at Notton today with the Puma and although I was sat with some Westfield friends most of the time the Puma got quite a bit of attention. I have noticed one thing about the people that look which is first the surprise at seeing a Puma at a classic car show, then a smile as they eithe...

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