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by tuonokid
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Penelope the pink puma
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Penelope the pink puma

You could do it as a Force India F1 team car.
by tuonokid
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Buying

The MOT doesn't mean anything so if you buy it without having it properly checked out it will probably go to the scrapyard at next MOT. I have a 2002 Thunder with 85K on it just for bits and it's as rotten as a pear so be warned.
Barry
by tuonokid
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Buying

Rampant rust underneath, particularly around the rear beam mount rear inner arches and inner and outer sills best bet is to get it to your local MOT tester for him to have a look underneath. Other than that you need evidence of a recent cam belt change as it's an expensive job if it needs doing. Lot...
by tuonokid
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: My first Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 220

My first Puma

Hi Alex
Welcome to the forum.
Barry
by tuonokid
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Newbie Here!

Hi Sam
Welcome to the forum.
Barry
by tuonokid
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Hi James, I'm hoping to do another bigger one behind my garage this next year but I'm not going to start it unless we get the promise of some good weather, unlike this year.
by tuonokid
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Cheers Richard. Sounds like you're making good progress, have you managed to find any door cards yet?
by tuonokid
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Well finally at the end of the season now and the Pumas been SORNED for nearly a fortnight :-( https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4472/37572731136_2b169dc0ce_k.jpg 101020173551 by barry wilson , on Flickr The mileage is staring to creep up bu apprx 1,000 a year so hopefully it should last for a bit :-) ...
by tuonokid
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Is the Puma worth selling?
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Is the Puma worth selling?

Hi The photos are not much use as they are generally of the front (which tends not to rust badly) or mechanical stuff. The areas you need to be looking at are the ones I detailed previously as they are the areas which will result in the car being scrapped if corroded badly enough as it is just not w...
by tuonokid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Smurf Blueish
Replies: 186
Views: 31208

Smurf Blueish

:thumbs:
by tuonokid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Tracing why ABS/TC don't work
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Tracing why ABS/TC don't work

If you have a laptop you could buy an ELM327 OBD11 plug in, install Forscan for free off the internet and you could check on Forscan for any faults with the ABS system.
Barry
by tuonokid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Smurf Blueish
Replies: 186
Views: 31208

Smurf Blueish

Good luck with the MOT Brian
by tuonokid
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Frp seat strip down
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Frp seat strip down

Glad you got them Richard :thumbs:
by tuonokid
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Thanks for the offer Ben but I'm really only after rears with eye mounts.
by tuonokid
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Hi Ben
Is that the rears or the full set?
by tuonokid
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Air conditioning drain pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Air conditioning drain pipe

Hi Guys
The bottom bit of the pipe is quite a small diameter so it's probably best to replace with some plumbing copper microbore pipe and just stretching the top of the existing pipe over the microbore. If you put too many restrictions into the pipe it will just block up even easier.
Barry
by tuonokid
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Hi Emma I wound them up to the softest setting when I first put them on and then wound them down either one half or a full rotation after I had the first drive. Once I have a set of springs I'm happy with on the front then I'll experiment with the damper settings. Once that's sorted I need to get th...
by tuonokid
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Hi Emma I'm pretty sure the fronts are AVO GTZs but unsure what the spring poundages are as the fronts came on the scrapper car I bought last year. To try and get a better ride on the car I swapped out the 205/40/17 tyres for 205/45/17s which meant that the front tyres would be 10mm closer to the in...
by tuonokid
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Mk1 Focus RS powered Puma, now going RWD, JWRC
Replies: 613
Views: 57632

Mk1 Focus RS powered Puma, now going RWD, JWRC

Wow that's a shed load of welding and it must have been really tricky to line everything up. I like how you've still got the track rod ends to adjust rear toe in/out.
Barry
by tuonokid
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 963
Views: 102611

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

Hi Ben Yeah I think you're right about the springs needing to be longer and possibly a higher poundage rate but I'll wait until the car comes off the road at the end of this month and probably send the springs back to AVO. They can check the poundage for me and they also do different lengths and pou...
by tuonokid
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Steel Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Project Steel Blue

It looks really nice that Chris just a shame you had to mention the profession of the guy who bought the car :grin:
Barry
by tuonokid
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma owner
Replies: 9
Views: 216

New Puma owner

Hi Dan
The rears is definitely the worst place for rot followed by the floors but the front end is pretty good as there's a lot of thick gauge steel there. Apart from the front wings I haven't done anything else on the front.
Barry
by tuonokid
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma owner
Replies: 9
Views: 216

New Puma owner

Hi Dan I'm not sure but I think if you have a heated front windscreen the mirrors are heated. There are lots of potential rot spots on a puma, you'll probably find that the underneath of your vin no in the floor is pretty rusty as well. If you have a look at the first 5 or so pages of my build threa...
by tuonokid
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma owner
Replies: 9
Views: 216

New Puma owner

Hi Dan
That looks in pretty good nick so as soon as you get the chance have a good look underneath and see if it's as good there. Pay particular attention to the joint at the bottom of the sills and the chassis rail around the rear beam mount.
Barry

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