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by Muzboy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: SOLD 2001 Moondust Silver 1.7 - Spares or Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 792

SOLD 2001 Moondust Silver 1.7 - Spares or Repair

Reduced to £250. Really want to go to a good home. If it doesn't shift soon it will be off to the breakers yard which would be a shame. Sadly after 6 fantastic years as a daily driver we have to let our Puma go to a good home (Y587NRD). Good Points - MOT until mid August. Cambelt last done 4.5 years...
by Muzboy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Week From Hell
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Week From Hell

As a daily driver the Puma has been perfect for 6 years. Things have gone wrong but usually fixed at MOT time or can be scheduled. 2 weeks ago a loud whirring began on a Friday. Dropped into trusted garage on the way home who diagnosed water pump and it was booked in for Monday last week, took the b...
by Muzboy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Body Panels
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Puma Body Panels

OK, so you can get sills from more than 1 supplier these days but still no sign of front wings. We spent a lot on our Puma this MOT to get a lot of the underside welded - some pointed out by the MOT, other areas were a defensive move before things get bad. Rear arch replacements are holding up fine ...
by Muzboy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Silver Driver's Wing
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Silver Driver's Wing

Hi,

Looking for a driver's wing in moondust silver. Ours is starting to look a bit ropey and there seems to be no other option yet.

Thanks.
by Muzboy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: £500 pound mot
Replies: 15
Views: 1638

£500 pound mot

Sounds about right. We've had an MOT that was similar a couple of years ago and then 2 since where nothing has needed doing.....

Depends how much you want to drive a Puma.
by Muzboy
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma specialists in South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Puma specialists in South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire

Pumaspeed in Wakefield look after Pumas. I tend to use a local enthusiastic Indy garage for most work though.
by Muzboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: New wheel arch panels.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2788

New wheel arch panels.....

To be fair (and my personal view), the ones I ordered from him 3 years ago took an age to arrive. The bodyshop were ok fitting them and they still look good today....

His other products didn't get good reviews.
by Muzboy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: New wheel arch panels.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2788

New wheel arch panels.....

Now if only they would start doing front wings. When I contacted them they said they might possibly one day......
by Muzboy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Starting Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 5388

Starting Problems

You think a Puma is bad, try an RX8. They flood if stop started when cold and it's either a 15 min job to start it or AA / dealer recovery ........

And that's a newer design.
by Muzboy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma replacement..harder than you think.
Replies: 61
Views: 8701

Puma replacement..harder than you think.

Future proofing a Puma has to be the way to go - such as getting replacement or improved parts that fit. The best we have come up with as a replacement is a Panda 100hp but after spending a lot on welding the Puma it's here to stay....... After nearly 4 years with us it's never broken down or failed...
by Muzboy
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 50404

Puma Reviews

I Spy book of Cool Cars.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/i-spy- ... 2067188365

Hint - One of them will be easy to spot for Puma owners..............
by Muzboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Expansion tank coolant hose
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Expansion tank coolant hose

Hi,

The bottom expansion tank hose was worn through against the alternator pulley. I've made a temp repair but should replace it. Is it unique to the Puma?

Thanks.
by Muzboy
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Replacement front wings - options?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Replacement front wings - options?

Hi,

One year after all rust removed and now the front wings are stating to rust in what seems to be the usual places.

What options do we have - renovate/used/pattern/genuine?

Thanks.
by Muzboy
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma's getting rare
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Puma's getting rare

I was in my front garden washing the cars (at the top of a secluded cul-de-sac) this morning when an oldish Escort turned round and then pulled up. The Puma is looking pretty good at the moment after a light exterior restoration and rust removal :grin: A young chap got out and asked if the Puma was ...
by Muzboy
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Circular carpet 'hatch' for Passenger footwell
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Circular carpet 'hatch' for Passenger footwell

Hi,

Now the restoration is complete I noticed we are missing a small circular carpet hatch from the passenger footwell. As a last resort I have a mat I can cut but I would prefer the proper item if anyone has one spare.

Thanks.
by Muzboy
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma Virgin
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

Re: Puma Virgin

Watch oil and coolant like a hawk for a while to get used to how much is being used as it does seem to vary.

Once you have confidence that everything is OK they do seem to be a remarkably low fuss car to run.......

Our newer main car seems to have more issues :?
by Muzboy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Fixing up my first puma
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Fixing up my first puma

If its the same problem then I fixed a trapped door seal by using a thin piece of plastic sheet (cut from ice cream tub lid) to pull the seal to the right place with the window shut and then protect the glass while heating the seal with a hair drier (borrowed)
by Muzboy
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Keep or move on, that is the question?
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Keep or move on, that is the question?

Bear in mind that in the next couple of years Pumas will be getting rare and harder to get hold of if you regret getting rid. How do I know? I used to have a Cinquecento Sporting that I got off eBay when there were loads to choose from (about 3 years ago) On eBay today? Just 1. The graph on "how man...
by Muzboy
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Kizza (FibreBuild)
Replies: 67
Views: 15306

Re: Kizza (FibreBuild)

Shame. His rear arch repair bits were good and cheap.....
by Muzboy
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: First Puma
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: First Puma

Hi,

Did you buy it on the Island? I have commented before that the ones we see when we visit seem to be in good nick compared to those on the mainland.......

As a lot of parts are the same as a Fiesta then Ocean Ford should be able to supply any bits you need.
by Muzboy
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Tax Disc
Replies: 29
Views: 5335

Tax Disc

Started seeing cars without a tax disc and I am not sure what to do when the time comes for the Puma. I don't think it looks 'right'. A lad at work with a 1989 Granada has found a place that will print a replica tax disc for any date (in the past!) and he is getting a 1989 one. Anyone running a tax ...
by Muzboy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: About to become a Puma owner
Replies: 17
Views: 2783

Re: About to become a Puma owner

I used to use Britannia a few years ago when I had an old SAAB Turbo and lived nearby. They once managed to weld a cracked manifold that saved me a fortune. Pumaspeed in Wakefield are one of the UK experts but are not cheap. I reserve them for work that needs special knowledge and a garage frequente...
by Muzboy
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: About to become a Puma owner
Replies: 17
Views: 2783

Re: About to become a Puma owner

So,

Assuming by the photo you are in Ossett, who do you use for MOT etc?

My friendly garage in Wakefield was a father and sons outfit. The father recently retired and they have let me down since.
by Muzboy
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: My first puma, budget daily driver/ fast road car
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: My first puma, budget daily driver/ fast road car

Hi, It's amazing that 14 year old cars have not had any mod to their parcel shelf. I pushed a short length of fuel hose onto the pin that the parcel shelf string clipped to (or use loom bands) to stop the string unclipping. I wrapped electrical tape around the parcel shelf pins themselves. Have work...
by Muzboy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Changing car
Replies: 21
Views: 4390

Re: Changing car

If you have only 1 car then I can understand issues with Family. We have 2 cars - one totally boring and sensible and the other the Puma........ We use the Puma 90% of the time. Space for the shopping and as we are both average height the kids (12 and 7) are OK in the back. For us the Puma doesn't c...

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