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by Fanwheel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 184361

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi Barry your Puma looks great as ever. Very useful to have the scrapper for spares. If I had the skills or the space i’d do the same. What do you think about saving Puma windows? I’ve seen some side windows for sale but not sure, as will be awkward to store. I’m assuming windows/screen will be uniq...
by Fanwheel
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: New Book Featuring Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

New Book Featuring Puma

Good luck with the book Steve Has it just been published? I liked the introduction. It looks as if you put a lot of work in - and it is now on my birthday list. It will be interesting to learn more about the development of the Puma and i expect will be a good companion to ‘Puma: The Inside Story’ th...
by Fanwheel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 184361

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Great stuff Barry. I do like the ride height on yours too - how the factory spec should have been. Yes mine is a 2 owner (including me) and ticked over 50k last summer. Its an early model and spent most of its early life sitting on a driveway in Wimbledon so it’s in not bad nick, if a little rust on...
by Fanwheel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma (formally pictures at last)
Replies: 65
Views: 15927

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Hi Richard
Looks good - I like the stripe it’s quite tastefully done. Did you sell your pristine Moondust silver Puma in the end?

Will
by Fanwheel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: 1.7 - 92k - £120 **SOLD**
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

1.7 - 92k - £120

It seems a shame to scrap the car for just a broken door window. Hope someone buys it
by Fanwheel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 184361

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Looks great Barry, wish I had the wherewithal to work on mine like that. That’s amazing - a completely clean sheet for a 17 year old car!

Will
by Fanwheel
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Lucky Cat USA Roadtrip
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Lucky Cat USA Roadtrip

I think the issue for a car under 25 years old is whether it conformed to US standards when it was originally on sale / if it was ever for sale in the US as a new model. Things like certain standards of bumpers, lights, reflectors - even crash-testing - might be necessary to conform to the standards...
by Fanwheel
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Frp inlet manifold
Replies: 42
Views: 7564

Frp inlet manifold

Can anyone help for the uninitiated - what was actually the difference between the standard manifold and the FRP one? Any significant performance upgrade? I know the FRP has slightly more bhp but not sure how much of that was due to the inlet manifold.
by Fanwheel
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: New Year and New Year Resolutions.
Replies: 6
Views: 842

New Year and New Year Resolutions.

Bad stuff March/April - book her into the garage to investigate maddening creaking noise from front left suspension. May as well open the wallet further for service and new rear trailing arm bushes (advisory on last MOT) at same time... MOT in May Good stuff March - bring her out of winter hibernati...
by Fanwheel
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Motor Fanatic from Holland joining
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Motor Fanatic from Holland joining

Hi Jeroen Welcome to the Puma! It looks lovely - you must have one of the very best examples in Europe! It’s great to have the original paperwork. Your garage are quite right about the cam belt. The cam belt (and tensioner) should be done every 5 years or 80,000 miles - whichever comes sooner. When ...
by Fanwheel
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma Owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

New Puma Owner

I’ve used Admiral multicar last couple of years with limited mileage like Barry. They seem fairly reasonable. As i’m in it for the long haul - and to slow the rust (may need new sills at some stage I expect!) as a 2nd car I can afford to lay up mine in the garage over winter to avoid the salt. SORN ...
by Fanwheel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Thunder
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Newbie Thunder

Excellent - good luck with it. Mine is SORN’d for the winter also which will hopefully slow the rust. There is a company who reproduce Puma sills - Expressed Steel Panels. I’d like to order some soon myself to future proof my Puma (when my wife isn’t looking..)
Will
by Fanwheel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: New winter home
Replies: 14
Views: 6174

New winter home

Puma is now Sorned in its new home for the winter. We moved late summer after many months of delays, but a nice compensation has been the garage, professionally tiled by the previous owner and even comes with its own wood burning stove! It feels stranglely satisfying to put her in hibernation for a ...
by Fanwheel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: My first Puma
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

My first Puma

Funny things car seats. I’ve never had a problem with the standard Puma ones - I actually like the snug feeling when cornering although on a long drive they aren’t as comfortable as my Qashqai. On the other hand, I once took my wife’s car on a short drive, resulting in back pain for a week! I hadn’t...
by Fanwheel
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Paintwork on roof and bonnet
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Paintwork on roof and bonnet

Oh dear sorry if you have to think about a respray. I wonder if some colours are more prone to this than others. I've seen a few very faded-looking red pumas on eBay in particular.
by Fanwheel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Hello from France

Welcome - wishing you much happiness with your Puma

There is a lot of information here on Project Puma, but also there is a French Puma forum too which might be useful:
http://www.planetepuma.com/index.php
by Fanwheel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Club stickers and merchandise?
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Club stickers and merchandise?

The branded puma products on the site good - thanks for getting them to produce these! I need a new iPhone case so I might order one :)
by Fanwheel
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi from Portugal | Puma 1.7 VCT
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Hi from Portugal | Puma 1.7 VCT

Looks good! Were many Pumas sold in Portugal? They must be a rare sight there.
by Fanwheel
Wed May 31, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 184361

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Hi Barry your car looks good lowered on those tyres. It would have been better if all Pumas came out of the factory like that - always felt the rear rides slightly too high.

I've thought about lowering mine but don't want to destroy the ride as I like it as it is
by Fanwheel
Mon May 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi from Teesside
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Hi from Teesside

Welcome Gary
I'm in same age bracket as you, I'm on my 2nd Puma - bought as a 2nd car after having one in my late 20's and regretting selling it ever since.
I'm on PumaPeople too it's a friendly place but sadly there doesn't seem much activity there these days.
Will
by Fanwheel
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Expenses
Replies: 28
Views: 4654

Puma Expenses

Just went through my paperwork (while the wife is out, needless to say!) and since I bought my Puma i've spent £3,386.93 not including petrol tax or insurance. Or - £1936.93 excluding purchase price, which in my head doesn't sound *too* bad in 3 years for an 18 year old car, I suppose :ok: fingers c...
by Fanwheel
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi all my fellow puma owners!
Replies: 25
Views: 3026

Hi all my fellow puma owners!

Welcome! That is a nice looking car. I expect your neighbour will soon regret selling it, seeing it all shiny on your driveway :D
by Fanwheel
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Newbie Hi

Welcome Steve! I'm in West Sussex too, Worthing area. I don't seem to see many Pumas around here these days.

My Puma is my own occasional escape from the Qashqai family bus. Enjoy it!
by Fanwheel
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: The £650 Puma
Replies: 1128
Views: 187450

The £650 Puma

Oh no! Sorry to see Jegger go, but pleased to hear he is with someone who will look after him...I know you had some frustrating issues.

Now that you have the Swift and MGF, is that 'it' for you and Pumas? Will
by Fanwheel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Twenty Years
Replies: 18
Views: 2799

Twenty Years

P Reg? You must have one of the very earliest Pumas Redexr. I wonder what happened to Fords' prototype Puma, presume there would have been one - probably in a museum somewhere?

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