Search found 36 matches

by MikeT66
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Someone who actually knows what they are doing!?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Someone who actually knows what they are doing!?

Yes - but one day (at an undetermined point in the future) these cars are going to worth loads . :lol: Well, that's what I tell myself everytime I have to spend money on it. Besides - you can't get anything else for the money that either looks like one or drives like one. I'm sort of at the point wh...
by MikeT66
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Twenty Years
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Twenty Years

pumamartin kindly put this post up - 20 Years Ford Puma meeting, Cologne (D) http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=184&t=30736 A visit to the Puma factory would certainly have made it interesting... but not sure about the camping bits (too old for that nonsense :grin: ). It's quite sad tha...
by MikeT66
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Washer Bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Washer Bottle

Interesting plan, Ash. I removed the Rear Windscreen Wiper from my KA as it was invariably rusting around the Wiper Arm base (as they all do) and even my local and very good bodyshop said they could repair but offer no guarantees on the work as the design was simply flawed. In the end I had the rear...
by MikeT66
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 343

New owner from Manchester

I've heard lots of differing opinions on the best tyres for a Puma, Matt. I have Firestones on mine and they've been pretty good - especially at only around £48 per tyre from Ford in Stockport. The fronts do wear out pretty quick though - front wheel drive, 1.7 litre lump and some cracking handling ...
by MikeT66
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: 5 digit odometer
Replies: 13
Views: 407

5 digit odometer

Only around 120,000 miles on mine, which I’m sure is correct from the history. Mine is on the digital odometer, though, so a bit easier to keep track of. Good advice from JAC about checking internal wear and tear. Sadly, the issue with the Puma is that the infamous steering wheels look like they’ve ...
by MikeT66
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: will ford ever bring out a new puma
Replies: 7
Views: 388

will ford ever bring out a new puma

I’d agree with most the comments above. Small coupés are not, I think, in any real demand these days. The Toyota GT86 hasn’t sold particularly well despite being an apparently good drive – I could never get past the horrible looks, personally. I hate to say it, but ‘proper’ hatchbacks (I know the Pu...
by MikeT66
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Stolen Puma's
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Stolen Puma's

I think it's a very good question, Richard - but I'll confess to not knowing the answer. I pondered it myself when my remote Key stopped working so was just using the blade. I've never had much faith in these old Ford keys since my KA was broken into and the radio stolen (as well as my expensive Pol...
by MikeT66
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New owner from Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 343

New owner from Manchester

Hi Matt,
Another Manchester (well, Altrincham - like TGPlayer1) owner here - but I work in Stockport. Lots of great people on this site - good luck with the car!
by MikeT66
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Special Editions
Replies: 26
Views: 16332

Special Editions

358471 No "schmacher edition" at all from what I remember, there was a Silverstone related car which might be what you're thinking of?. This has been brought up a few times over the years. There were a handful of Silverstone pace cars as I understand it which had red embroidered leather s...
by MikeT66
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: my latest purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 894

my latest purchase

I've spent, well, quite a bit of money on mine, Alan - bodywork, as always, seems to be the Puma's biggest killer. I had my inner and outer rear arches completely rebuilt by hand and then it still failed the next MOT on the passenger seat mounting points (rusting too near the securing bolts). That w...
by MikeT66
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: I bought a PUMA 1.7 97 last week
Replies: 3
Views: 343

I bought a PUMA 1.7 97 last week

Welcome indeed. It looks very cloudy in that photograph - are you sure it's Madeira and not Scarborough? :grin:
by MikeT66
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: my latest purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 894

my latest purchase

Always good to welcome another Ford fan to the forum. Hopefully you've got a 'keeper' there. Those Cortina's sound good, too.
by MikeT66
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Special Editions
Replies: 26
Views: 16332

Special Editions

Thanks, red. Good info as always - and I never realised that the FRP's were numbered that way. Bizarre... Every day's a school-day! :-)
by MikeT66
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Special Editions
Replies: 26
Views: 16332

Special Editions

As always, some of the information available on this site and from the various contributors is quite amazing, so, among the collective brains on here I wondered if someone could answer a query... I know that the FRPs are individually numbered, but understand that the Millies were, too (although I'm ...
by MikeT66
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Another new Pumista...
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Another new Pumista...

Ah, Scarborough - great memories of weekends spent there when I first met Mrs.T66! You are blessed with some perfect roads around there for the Puma, Garfield.
by MikeT66
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Puma Cup

Hi Jon, Yes, in the end I emailed BRSCC who confirmed there will be some Puma racing, though it isn't mentioned on either the Oulton Park website nor the BRSCC one (strangely). I got a lovely reply from Liz from BRSCC who misinterpreted my email and offered to put me on the Grid! :o Certainly hoping...
by MikeT66
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 21
Views: 1006

Gear knob

Ah, apologies if the comment offended. It really was meant in jest, but point taken.
by MikeT66
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: A Chance Encounter.
Replies: 3
Views: 297

A Chance Encounter.

Love bits of information like this, Richard - if you get any more please let us know! :thumbs:
by MikeT66
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Gear knob
Replies: 21
Views: 1006

Gear knob

356458 Hi With the latest figures out on 'How many left' we could soon end up with more of the 1500 gear knobs than there are Pumas to put them on, so I would expect them at that point to be come cheaper. Regards, Richard. I'm not sure if that's funny or sad, Richard. Maybe a bit of both... Thunder...
by MikeT66
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: The elusive Thunder 1.6
Replies: 10
Views: 536

The elusive Thunder 1.6

354153 I'm not even sure that's actually a selling point :?: ...now it means it's mechanically sound ... I'm not even sure on this point anymore, TGPlayer1! Most of the female drivers I know have zero mechanical sympathy (Check oil/fluids? Never. Rev the f**k out of a cold engine? Yes), and even Mr...
by MikeT66
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: The elusive Thunder 1.6
Replies: 10
Views: 536

The elusive Thunder 1.6

354153 I'm not even sure that's actually a selling point :?: ...now it means it's mechanically sound ... I'm not even sure on this point anymore, TGPlayer1! Most of the female drivers I know have zero mechanical sympathy (Check oil/fluids? Never. Rev the f**k out of a cold engine? Yes), and even Mr...
by MikeT66
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: The price of some parts
Replies: 16
Views: 898

The price of some parts

I've had similar, Greybeard. I wanted the small plastic cover that fits over the fastening screw on the fascia near the air vents - over £6 from Ford for a new one. Unfortunately, even the scrap yard that I use occasionally has a 'minimum £5' cost for any part. I stuck my broken cover back in with (...
by MikeT66
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Puma Cup

Just had a look at the Oulton Park website - no mention of the Puma Cup race there on 8th October. Does anyone know if the Puma Cup race is still being run that weekend?
by MikeT66
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: Reprogram a remote key fob (central locking)
Replies: 170
Views: 55393

Reprogram a remote key fob (central locking)

Hmmm... tried both 3-Button methods. No luck, so something else amiss, I think.
by MikeT66
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Well that went well...ish
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Well that went well...ish

353775 Did you manage to get to Le Mans to see the Ford GT win? No mate was just over there doing gardening :grin: But wait!! Yes I was there when the GT 40s came 1st 2nd and 3rd but that was 1966! When Mulsanne straight had no chicanes and you could lean on the fence 10' from the cars passing at 2...

Go to advanced search