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by trublustu
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New to forum, fiesta mk5 zs owner
Replies: 9
Views: 317

New to forum, fiesta mk5 zs owner

Hello, and welcome. Yours wouldn't be the first engine transplant, and having a complete donor car makes good sense no matter the project (typr-r donor anyone) Some members might well frown upon the sacrilidge of killing another puma but I doubt very much anyone will have a pop. What I will suggest ...
by trublustu
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 850

How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma

Hello Wilko. I did try a D shaped splitter which fills in all the space right up to the engine. It made no difference to how the splitter affected the handling. More significantly, I couldn't get to the oil filter without removing either the splitter or whole bumper. Or access the front of the engin...
by trublustu
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma tuning - your experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Puma tuning - your experiences?

I built my car 1 step at a time
I recon, cams, a remap and 421 would probably make the biggest difference on an otherwise standard motor.
That should give you your 10-15.
For a lot less than a FRP inlet Which on its own would barely give a couple of ponies..
by trublustu
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Fun Autosolo Puma on a budget.
Replies: 21
Views: 1548

Fun Autosolo Puma on a budget.

Altogether different mate.
by trublustu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Fun Autosolo Puma on a budget.
Replies: 21
Views: 1548

Fun Autosolo Puma on a budget.

Hello G bob. Like the project car.. The coilovers you have bought might just be for a MK6 Fiesta. Some sellers called mk5 a mk4 (as they are mechanically identical) Check the item listing for what year the suspension is to fit.. Good luck with the Autosolo`s, can`t wait to hear about your first win ...
by trublustu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!
Replies: 1039
Views: 206509

My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!

Hi Jay. I removed the dash `bar` ages ago. Though I did keep the end plates to secure it to the A pillars. I have not had any issues, although it wobbles like billy-o at high speeds. I`m thinking of a simple strut in the middle to stop this (though it doesn`t bother me that much as I`m not really lo...
by trublustu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 850

How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma

No probs Red.
I hope it`s helpful..
by trublustu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 850

How to make a plywood splitter for the Puma

Hello all. I have been developing a splitter for my track day Puma for a couple of years now Ever since the very attractive, but unfortunately, not super strength fiberglass one was broken, going off track at Rockingham. I think this one is the fifth incarnation. I`ll not bother explaining why each ...
by trublustu
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: OMP Lower Strut Brace and Pumaspeed Spacers
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

OMP Lower Strut Brace and Pumaspeed Spacers

Here`s a pis, front on of my car with a lower strut brace visible. The bar visible under the splitter (apologies for the blob of heatwrap) 5773 It`s probably not much lower than the rubber bumper trim. Also, It`s in line with the front axle, so speed bumps are not really a problem. But straddling lu...
by trublustu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Air cleaner box and tube assembly that fits under wing
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Air cleaner box and tube assembly that fits under wing

Hello Perdix I`m afraid I cant identify parts from finis numbers. But I do have a shed of delights... I assume that you mean the long flexible pipe and associated plastic/foam parts, that are found under the passenger wing. If so I do have just these bits, all in good nick. Where are you, I`ll get a...
by trublustu
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Sorry for the delayed report, laptop playing up and I cant use my phone for anything but the most basic posts. 2018 Javelin Sprint Series, round 2, Blyton Park The day previous to the sprints, Javelin have started running trackdays at the sprint venues. A great way to get a feel for the track we`re ...
by trublustu
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Friday off work and the sun has been shining 8-) and I`m starting the sprint season on Sunday. :o About time I got this seat subframe finished! Apologies, but didn`t get a pic of the finished article, It`s 4kg lighter than the Cobra based subframe and rock solid. Plus the seat is a good 2" lower tha...
by trublustu
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

So, time for a catch up. The first sprint of the Javelin trackday Sprint Series has come and gone. This years season opener was at Snetterton on Easter Sunday. A 4-5 hour trek from the grim North on a regular weekend... And, as my lowest championship points haul came from Snett` last year. I skipped...
by trublustu
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Pulling Wiring Loom Out Of Footwell?
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Pulling Wiring Loom Out Of Footwell?

I assume you mean the rubber grommet the loom goes through.
In which case, it just prises out. Needs a bit of persuading.
Though some people slather it with silicone while trying to `cure` a wet footwell.
So it could be glued in. :?

Just get a bigger screwdriver. (a prybar is best)
by trublustu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

I have a Vibra Technics lower gearbox mount, which I came across second hand. £145 new would be way too much to spend on a seemingly minor mod. But it certainly made a big difference on the car. At the moment the upper mounts are the stiffest standard (used) ones I could find. With the rock solid lo...
by trublustu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

I have seen those steel brackets Sleeman, I`d just never seen just how much play there is in the standard unit. At £40 for the pumaspeed one, I`ll see if my home made bodge makes any difference before thinking of shelling out. Good shout with the Windscreen glue. The hot glue doesn't set hard, proba...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Well we are now out of January and it`s about time to start thinking of where to take the track car this year and what further improvements I can make on the car. I really am happy with the cars performance, as seen by the times on the final sprint with the other Pumas there , the car is streets ahe...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: 4 2 1 manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 677

4 2 1 manifold

Hi.
If it a track car then a 421 or 4-1 would be a great step forward.
There is definitely more power.
Dont forget to upgrade the brakes and suspension too..
by trublustu
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Bought for sprinting championship at Curborough
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Bought for sprinting championship at Curborough

It`s Hi Jack.
It`s a private booking. A mate of mine organises them from time to time.
I`m pretty certain it`s full, but you should drop in anyway, if you can.
Stu
by trublustu
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Bought for sprinting championship at Curborough
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Bought for sprinting championship at Curborough

Hello Flamin` I can testify that the Puma can be competitive in a mixed field, sprinting. I wish you the best of luck in your adventure. As Barry says, make sure it`s something like solid and go with it. There are more than one or two build threads on the forum, take inspiration from them :wink: I`l...
by trublustu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Cheers Barry. Next season my class has been tweeked. 1600 to 1800 this time. I'll be waving the puma flag against some quicker cars this time. As for the surprise power boost, I need to throw it onto the rollers to prove the difference. But it's there Handy as ill need to up my game to be competitiv...
by trublustu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 84738

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

So.... I should pull my finger out and update things. So I`ll bring us up too date.. All has been rosy with the car, The post outing checkdown revealed nothing requiring attention, So I rubbed my hands together and readied myself for the final sprint of the season well in the lead in my class. Not q...
by trublustu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all,
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Hi all,

Plus,
You`ve got more chance of buying a Puma that had a sensible owner (who actually cares for their car) than any Clio.
Every one of them is ragged to death by some hooligan, long before you get near it.

Sales pitch over :thumbs:
by trublustu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all,
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Hi all,

Hello and welcome. Pumas are a great `starter` trackday car. Even in standard trim, they are quick, handle well and are reliable. They are also cheap and easy to tune. It`s a Ford though. they all rust... Rear suspension mounts and nearby sills are car killers, but don`t be put off, there`s plenty o...
by trublustu
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!
Replies: 1039
Views: 206509

My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!

Hi Jay, looks like you`ve had some good tracktime in the last month, and your car seems to be going well. I actually prefer the Eastern layout at Blyton, the tight technical nature of the track suits the little Blue Oval. (I can embarrass some very exotic machinery) I almost made Curborough this yea...

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