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by trublustu
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Owner of Puma
Replies: 8
Views: 95

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 28
Views: 1940

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 935
Views: 118912

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: 368
Views: 47767

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...
by trublustu
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 368
Views: 47767

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Last August I managed to break a little bone in my foot, ending my season on track. In September I recieved a call from Motorsport Days to tell me I`d won a free trackday. Great, except for the foot! One of the options was any 2017 UK trackday with Javelin, so I took that. When Javelin released thei...
by trublustu
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: flywheel removal lock
Replies: 4
Views: 188

flywheel removal lock

just seen your post. this is what I use to lock the flywheel. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Tools-Flywheel-Locking-Tool-Ford-3575/181944105286?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43261%26meid%3Dd925a9ac5c0a4e6fa4422fc5ca4497bf%26pid%3D1005...
by trublustu
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 368
Views: 47767

Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread

Next Tuesday I have what is probably my most eagerly anticipated trackday so far.. I am at Brands Hatch, driving the GP circuit. Cannot wait.. Now the car behaved perfectly well at Cadwell and Snetterton, so major surgery is not nessesary. It only really need bit of making pretty in the sunshine thi...
by trublustu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Dedicated Track Car Progress Thread
Replies: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 368
Views: 47767

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: 352

Gallery problems

Good stuff. Cheers Red..
Hope you had a good time on your hols :-)

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