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by trublustu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all,
Replies: 4
Views: 101

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: 101

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: 975
Views: 134683

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...
by trublustu
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Fitting 6 point harness with standard seat?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Fitting 6 point harness with standard seat?

Hi.

A five or six point harness wont work with the standard seat (and some buckets too) as there`s no provision for the crotch strap. A three or four point harness will work just fine.

Also, the seat belt stalk / pre-tensioner is torx boted on, easy to remove.
by trublustu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

So, to bring things up to date... Firstly, I broke out the Autoglym, fitted some suitable tyres and headed to Fordfair. Thanks to the huge queues and sneaky campsite entrance i actually found myself on the stand quite early so got time to actually take in some of the show. Good to meet and re-meet a...
by trublustu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Ford hater
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Ford hater

Welcome aboard the good ship Ford.

Resize your pics with Paint or similar to upload to this site.
by trublustu
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

I`ve not updated the thread for a few weeks, and what an eventful time I`ve had... Firstly, the seat and steering wheel position got attention. I have the seat perfect for my long legs, but the steering wheel is miles away! I thought a deeper dish steering wheel would be an easy answer. But how deep...
by trublustu
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Bucket Seat Fitting question
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Bucket Seat Fitting question

Hello mate. OMP and Cobra do make a subframe for the puma/Fiesta. Though they`re really for bottom mount seats and would need adapting. The proper way to do it is by welding two spars between the sill and the center tunnel. with caplive nuts welded to them. Trying to use original seat rails would be...
by trublustu
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: radiator upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 318

radiator upgrade

I just did over 200 miles in 30' heat, including a couple of 30 minute sessions on track. Wringings its neck every step on the way. All on a standard radiator. Temp gauge was rock steady. A standard (good condition) is more than up to the job in a Puma. If your over heating. Check for blockages and ...
by trublustu
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: New puma track day project
Replies: 8
Views: 585

New puma track day project

Braided brake lines also help out a lot with the stoppers. and good brake fluid.. There`s loads and loads of other `go faster` modifications. There are a few track car build threads on Projectpuma. Check a few out for inspiration... It`s all down to time and money. I`d start with a serious full car ...
by trublustu
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 20 year anniversary show plates
Replies: 5
Views: 452

20 year anniversary show plates

What a good idea,
plus 1 for design A
If you do bing some to Fordfair, I`ll have one.
by trublustu
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: New puma track day project
Replies: 8
Views: 585

New puma track day project

Hello and welcome. Fitting bigger brakes from other Fords is a popular modification on the Puma. Mk3 Mondeo 300mm/ST170 mix jay describes is what most go for. Though pad choice (track stuff) and wheel clearance can be issues. 280mm ST150 or Mondeo Mk2 V6 brakes (I have this) fit under standard rims ...
by trublustu
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just bought my first
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Just bought my first

belt is obvious if you`ve no history, I`d have a good look at the rear beam mounts and seat anchor points for terminal tinworm first.
I`m sure your mate will be able to give you the thumbs up (or down!)
Fingers crossed for you. (nice arches is a good sign)
by trublustu
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just bought my first
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Just bought my first

Nice one.
Does it have any service history?
by trublustu
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just bought my first
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Just bought my first

Hello and welcome. The rocker cover is indeed a prime suspect for those symptoms, though there are other `suspects` ie oil seals, at that end of the engine. It`s normally the rocker seal... Your guy should be able to track it down easily enough. Cambelt service history is important on these engines,...
by trublustu
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Thanks Yvonne. If Brands GP was the circuit of the year so far, this was the trackay. I had a great time, the two day thing worked well, with both Pumas coming home in one piece.. The sneaky practice run was good too. The fifth round of the sprint is round the corner and with other cars in both of t...
by trublustu
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Hi dave. As a rule I dont. But after a trackday early this year, with a sprint the following week, I needed front pads asap! I had been running Brembo pads all round, but all I could get over the counter were generic `QH` brand. (at £20!) I found them okay (I`m not into haring into corners stamping ...
by trublustu
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

So onto the Trackheads Blyton weekender. Our trackday group found an event run by Mazda on track, aimed at clubs just like ours. They were running three different layouts (Outer, Eastern and Inner) I went for a session (AM/PM) of each, Giving the car and myself a breather over the GP of a trackday.....
by trublustu
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Owner of Puma
Replies: 8
Views: 492

New Owner of Puma

Hello and welcome Vince.

What are the `couple of jobs` that you are wanting to get sorted?
by trublustu
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

And so onto the Javelin Sprint, round 3 at kendrew barracks. (Just off the A1 near Stamford) This was a leap into the unknown as it was the first event Javelin had ever run there. One of the other competitors posted this telemetry map showing us what we`d been up to 5825 It`s a pity we didnt have th...
by trublustu
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

It`s been a short while since I updated my build thread, and there are a couple of chapters to tack onto the ongoing saga.. I`ll tackle them one at a time.. I have got around to fitting the new(ish) bucket seat. After the driving experience at brands Hatch, when the split seat base dropped me about ...
by trublustu
Sun May 07, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Just another Puma Track Project.........
Replies: 29
Views: 2866

Just another Puma Track Project.........

Hi Sleeman.
What`s the steering rack from?
Do you know what ratio (turns lock to lock) it is?
Nice work btw..
by trublustu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Well I tried to not mess with the car. But I had a `gotta tidy that up` itch to scratch. When I cut back the slam panel, I had to keep quite hefty chunks to hold the top of the radiator. As all the weight is carried by the rad subframe. With a stripped radiator (no ac, no fan) the hoses would hold i...
by trublustu
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!
Replies: 975
Views: 134683

My Puma.. Maximum Track Attack!!

Hi Jay. I thought about mounting a cone air filter down there. Good idea. As I figured it, a cold air feed is not really needed, the filter is a long way from any engine heat and will suck a lot more than a ram pipe would supply anyway. One thing I thought of. Is that extending that front arch liner...
by trublustu
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 55860

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

And so we move on to the Javelin Sprint Series, round 2 at Blyton Park... The car behaved perfectly at Brands, and the prep promised to be simple. That dream didn`t last long... I Threw a set of possibly the cheapest front pads I`ve ever fitted (QH brand at £20!) and lined up my old Dunlop wheels re...

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