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by tuonokid
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma Thunder
Replies: 5
Views: 191

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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: 181

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: 212

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: 267

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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: 139

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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: 300
Views: 10558

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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: 1111
Views: 186132

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...
by tuonokid
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 10558

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Hi Ed I've occasionally had a look at your post and the problems you've had and wondered if you've kept the standard throttle body with the TPS untouched. It might be worth trying to fit that back on the engine rather than the mondeo throttle body but if you have removed the TPS from the original th...
by tuonokid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

It would be nice but I think Hell will freeze over first :grin:
by tuonokid
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

Hi Paul
No idea of the cost as the first one is not fully completed and IVA'd yet but they won't be cheap and if you tried to buy an old original GP4 Escort you'd be paying a lot of money as well. Have a look on their website and give them a ring tomorrow.
Barry
by tuonokid
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

I went to a classic car show at Locke park in Barnsley today. It was another well attended event with lots of varied and nice cars and bikes. The weather could have been better as every time the sun went in it got quite cold. I got situated next to a couple of high powered cars but still I got asked...
by tuonokid
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: window motor/regulator
Replies: 2
Views: 134

window motor/regulator

If you use bolts they will catch on the carriage that takes the window up and down. When you find suitable rivets make sure that the squashed bit at the back doesn't protrude too far and catches on the carriage as a bolt would.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon May 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

https://i.postimg.cc/VvGJSwS2/270520194106.jpg I went to the classic car show at Ripley castle (N Yorks) today for the first time. It was a pretty good show and the car had a good bit of interest shown in it. I also had a lady ask me if I wanted to buy her thunder so I directed her towards this for...
by tuonokid
Sun May 12, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

Hi James I'm just under the impression that he saw you knocking about in the FRP around Dodworth but I could be wrong. I still haven't made a Newby Hall meet yet but I will eventually. This year it was the National Kit Car show at Stoneleigh which clashed with Newby but Stoneleigh was pretty cool so...
by tuonokid
Sat May 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 186132

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

Last week I went to a classic car show at Crows nest park in Dewsbury and my car was asked about a few times and I saw a few Ford fans looking around the rear wheel arches for rust. https://i.postimg.cc/vHdNd4Gr/crow-nest-park.jpg It turns out that the Grinnal Scorpion owner next to me must live nea...
by tuonokid
Fri May 10, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all from sunny Milton Keynes.
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Hi all from sunny Milton Keynes.

Hello and Welcome.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lowest Mileage Minter? My New Project.....
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Lowest Mileage Minter? My New Project.....

Nice one James I though RM's Ex car with 13K would have taken some beating but you've managed to do it. I honestly can't see this one being beaten now.... but you never know. This has to be a trailer Queen now.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 347
Views: 80706

JASAPP

Well done Sinisa, it shows the brake conversion works :thumbs: Don't we just love the EU? :grin:
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Steve's PumPum
Replies: 210
Views: 45791

Steve's PumPum

Leave the lowering and wheel scraping antics to the Volkswagen fans. Keep the car driveable like a Ford should be.
Barry
by tuonokid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Front Door Weather Strips
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Front Door Weather Strips

Hi Simon
This is a common fault but the seals themselves may still be available as James (XAF) just got me a new pair from Ford. Be aware though, they aren't cheap!
Barry

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