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by Fanwheel
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi from Portugal | Puma 1.7 VCT
Replies: 6
Views: 197

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: 922
Views: 85760

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: 158

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: 20
Views: 647

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: 775

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: 271

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: 1108
Views: 110414

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
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1700 for sale few mods
Replies: 3
Views: 337

1700 for sale few mods

Sorry to hear you are having to sell it James. But that will be a good car for somebody :-)
by Fanwheel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Twenty Years
Replies: 18
Views: 915

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?
by Fanwheel
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Help need some advice
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Help need some advice

It depends how much energy and funds you are prepared to spend. It sounds too far gone to me personally from your description, but then I havent got the skills to do the work myself. The main worry / thing to check in detail before i'd go any further would be the bodywork as this is the Pumas weakne...
by Fanwheel
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Mot time
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Mot time

Good news. I'm always a bit apprehensive at mot time as mine has needed a little welding previously. One day when money allows I'll get it fully rust proofed underneath! Enjoy the next year of driving
by Fanwheel
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Apologies everyone!!
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Apologies everyone!!

Thanks Red no bother. Appreciate all the work you do to keep the place going
by Fanwheel
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: For sale various Puma parts
Replies: 41
Views: 3131

For sale various Puma parts

Thanks Barry good idea I think have the part no. somewhere will dig it out tomorrow. Actually if the brake servo & master cylinder/abs unit aren't prohibitive in postage (?) I will take you up on that. Will check to see when the PM facility is back, someone posted about it the other day so hopef...
by Fanwheel
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: For sale various Puma parts
Replies: 41
Views: 3131

For sale various Puma parts

Hi Barry When the PM functionality is back (i get an error message "disk is full") I'll message you - can I take the fuel pump + sender by post? I had to replace my pump last year: the garage struggled to identify the right one as my car (T reg non-digi dash) was built in the middle of a c...
by Fanwheel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: New Moondust arrival
Replies: 71
Views: 10529

New Moondust arrival

Hi Richard Oh that's a shame about the museums, but all credit to you for trying. Maybe they see Pumas as being still too new. Good luck with it, I do hope it goes to someone on this forum who will give it the care and garage that it needs. Glad you will stay on here and keep the black one though. W...
by Fanwheel
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Newbie

Welcome - looks a nice car. I bought a set of 9 spokes on a whim, but my car is actually still running on the original fanblades which I prefer - part of the original character of the car. Plate good too. Hope you enjoy it!
by Fanwheel
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: New Moondust arrival
Replies: 71
Views: 10529

New Moondust arrival

Sorry to hear that Richard. I would love the car too but i would be in serious domestic trouble if I bought a 2nd, 2nd car Puma! Frank has it exactly right, if Beaulieu can have a rusty 2cv, then any serious museum should have as immaculate a Puma as yours. Also don't feel you have to leave the foru...
by Fanwheel
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Promo Video 1997
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Puma Promo Video 1997

Liked that video - thanks for posting haven't seen that before. Interesting that it has "Ford/National Motor museum Beaulieu" credited, maybe this is in their archive? Perhaps one day they will have an actual Puma/FRP in there. I went a couple of years ago and they had a Citroen 2cv in amo...
by Fanwheel
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Not necessarily a newbie but I'm back in a Puma :D
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Not necessarily a newbie but I'm back in a Puma :D

Welcome! Very jealous to see that FRP, but I'm pleased to see it will be cared for in a nice garage
by Fanwheel
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: '97 Moondust Belgium
Replies: 34
Views: 4942

'97 Moondust Belgium

Oh dear hope you we're not hurt. Those old Polos must be tough- it is good to see it being fixed so well, sadly I think most people would just scrap a car of that age due to repairs being 'uneconomic'
by Fanwheel
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Stolen Puma's
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Stolen Puma's

I wonder if many people had their spare wheel pinched - possibly not as they were never alloys? A mate of mine had this happen twice to his Ford Ka back in the day when they were launched - there was an inherent flaw in the design and all too easy for the spare to be 'liberated' from underneath... I...
by Fanwheel
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: will ford ever bring out a new puma
Replies: 7
Views: 651

will ford ever bring out a new puma

I'd like to think they will, but maybe not as Ford have the Fiesta ST etc to fill the sporty gap quite well - presumably at minimal manufacturing cost as the body is similar to the regular model. Sadly I think the Puma was a one off... But there seems to be a growing trend in the States to take/rest...
by Fanwheel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Newcomer questions
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Newcomer questions

Welcome! Its worth a very careful look underneath just as Barry describes (I have learned that Barry on here is always right!). If the car only needs a bit of minor welding I wouldn't necessary be put off. I spent about £90 to sort out a hole in the sill near the seatbelt attachment one time. Probab...
by Fanwheel
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Corley Turbo Project
Replies: 95
Views: 13706

Corley Turbo Project

Great project Corley. I really like the subtle look of that spoiler - looks like it was meant to be on the Puma. What type/make is it?
by Fanwheel
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: 'Rat look' Puma
Replies: 15
Views: 756

'Rat look' Puma

I don't normally like to criticise other people's cars, if they love it and dedication is there.. but this one just takes the biscuit. The rat look may look cool if done subtly on some cars but this one is just...naff. Awful wheels too, seller will only throw them in if bids go above £700. Hmmm

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