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by trublustu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Back and settled now from a huge trek to Snetterton (not made much easier by no less than two closures of the M6 on the way home.. It was the first round of the 2017 Javelin Sprint series. So with my camping gear and helmet all packed I gave my new rig it`s biggest test. I found it took a few stops ...
by trublustu
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

It was fun.
terrifying.. but still fun.
It sort of reminded me of blazing around the derelict steel works site on an old motorbike we `shared` back in the day.
by trublustu
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

At weekend I had a little impromptu track outing... 5777 A bunch of lads I know go down to a small (1000M) kart/drift circuit called The 3-Sisters near Wigan every month to do some PAYG tracktime. I`ve never bothered, even though it`s on my doorstep as it`s a quirky little venue (I`ll explain) But f...
by trublustu
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. One small but worthy thing I forgot to mention was gearbox oil. The FRP LSD is a sealed canister viscous type, so regular gearbox oil is fine. So I treated myself to 3 litres of Millers finest (Through Opie it wasn`t much more expensive than Halfrauds basic...
by trublustu
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Thanks guy`s,
I just tell it how it is.
I`m glad it even makes sense...

Here`s one last shot from cadwell,
One of my faves, coming over the Mountain.
Focus isn`t quite razor sharp so the movement is ace.

5776
by trublustu
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Thanks guy`s,
I just tell it how it is.
I`m glad it even makes sense...

Here`s one last shot from cadwell,
One of my faves, coming over the Mountain.
Focus isn`t quite razor sharp so the movement is ace.

5776
by trublustu
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Quite surprisingly, no. the car is quite driveable at low speeds. I`ve compared my printout with some others and the rock steady torque curve is quite a surprise. It now has only modest pulling power below 4000 revs, but the torque means cornering at higher speeds in a tall gear (4-5k revs) was surp...
by trublustu
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Hello chaps. This trackday was one of the most gratifying I`ve ever done. I almost skipped over how the car performed better than it ever has previously. It`s quite hard to pin down just how much one modification made as most of the work was on the same part of the car (drivetrain/suspension) The ex...
by trublustu
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

And so onto said Cadwell Park trackday. The journey to Lincolnshire was bloody awful, two and a half hours turned into five :'( Upon arrival we found the camping area was utterly sodden and with a little searching we found a very nice little hotel near Louth which didn`t break the bank. It was a ver...
by trublustu
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

The power mods I have are FRP map, FRP cams, LMS inlet and 4-2-1. (plus tiny bits of my own ideas)

Those wishbones looks very exotic and the price is very reasonable.
I wouldn`t say too cheap, there`s not much to them!
by trublustu
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

With my first trackay in six months coming up fast, I`ve been getting busy getting my annual rebuild done on time. Most stuff that was outstanding was simple `snagging` jobs. The silicone hose i`d bought were all a good seal, but some were `collapsing` under vacuum. So these were replaced with rubbe...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Well it`s been a soggy day, but I`ve had to suck it up and get cracking on the car.. I overcame the icv gasket using an original metal gasket, smeared both sides with out of a tube instant gasket. Normally, I`d avoid such a bodge. But I couldn`t get my hands on any rubberised cork gasket material in...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Hi G-Whizz It might have been your thread where I picked up on Deox C stuff. Apologies for not giving you the credit for putting me onto this... The fact it`s inert on pretty much everything except rust (and grazed knuckles!) is really handy. I`m eyeing up my upper engine mount. Just need to find a ...
by trublustu
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

As we`ve had a mini drama with the forum servers, I have a couple of days car play to catch up on. So now the shopping is all done, it`s definitely time to get this bolted together. As the weather was questionable to start with I took on a the simple task of fitting the new upper front strut brace. ...
by trublustu
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Gallery problems
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Gallery problems

Good stuff. Cheers Red..
Hope you had a good time on your hols :-)
by trublustu
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!
Replies: 904
Views: 110886

My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!

Nice rad and orange theme.. The vibra technics mounts are a must. all good stuff. I popped back into compbrake today and had another chat with them. They have found a 45mm front top mount which would be a very simple fit to the Puma. Catalugue number is CMB0160. It`s listed for a Clio. Gold in the c...
by trublustu
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Gallery problems
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Gallery problems

Hi, guys..
I`ve just gone to update my build thread and founf the Gallery page isn`t opening.
As It`s a computer The error message is all greek to me.
Any idea what`s up?
Cheers, Stu..
by trublustu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Cheers, I wanted something a little different. I hadn`t seen one previously, so went for this. Glad I did. I can find my car in photos and videos easily enough. I just hope it`s as fast as it looks this season.. Four cars in my class so far. Myself, an mx5, a Smart Fortwo Cup (?) and a FRP Pumesta...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

With not a lot of light left by the time I got back from my days extensive chores,
which did incluse fitting a dozen tyres!

So just one small job..

5749

New boot latches
by trublustu
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

I`m pretty much where I want to be power wise.
I`ll probably look at wild cams and a bit of head work at some point. But...

Roll cage, before I go any faster...
by trublustu
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Hi Neil. The LMS unit is definitely not suitable for boost that`s for sure. Fortunately it`s N/A all the way with me.. 5748 Fiberglass and resin appear to be a major part of it`s construction. Probably grafted onto a Ford flange from a donor manifold. All very clever stuff..... But, as ever I`ve wor...
by trublustu
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

With the suspension pretty much dealt with, I turned my attention to a track `consumable` Tyres!! A few of my mate`s use Toyo 888`s and althoughg they grip well, They seem to get through tyres like there`s no tomorrow. I have used Kumho V70`s, Nankang NS2r 120`s and Dunlop Dz03G`s, as well as a few ...
by trublustu
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

A little progress and a little explanation. A while back I threw on a strut brace set but not long after had to remove the front upper when I changed my brake servo and master cylinder. The one I had (in a lovely anthracite colour) was fouling the brake fluid reservoir! I`ve had my eye out for one w...
by trublustu
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 394

New owner from Manchester

Lol. yeah, gets expensive.
Because it not a road car I have carte blanche to try anything that pops into my head.
I also have a road car, which is excactly as Ford built it!
by trublustu
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43326

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

I`m oop norf

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