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by mad4jags
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Fan Blades or Spokes?

propeller wheels every time...they suit the Puma to a tee :grin: :thumbs:
by mad4jags
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Considering a Puma - do they *all* rust?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Considering a Puma - do they *all* rust?

My 1998 one is just such a car...been very well looked after and the bodywork is immaculate...obviously living the life of a garage queen..which she still enjoys!! I can't believe I managed to scoop her for a mere £1300 3 years ago,and she had only covered 42000 miles :grin: :grin: They are out ther...
by mad4jags
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: That passenger footwell leak
Replies: 8
Views: 503

That passenger footwell leak

I would second the above advice...the A/C drain pipe is nearly always the cause of a wet passenger footwell. Unclip the pipe from the evaporator and blow through with compressed air,it's actually better to do this from underneath the car where the pipe exits(the pipe is narrower at this end..hence t...
by mad4jags
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Hello there

When you turn on the ignition the fuel pump should run for a couple of seconds then shut off indicating the fuel system is pressurised,it should NOT run continuously until the engine has been started. If the car has been sitting for a while older fuel pumps can become problematic,becoming sticky wit...
by mad4jags
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Hello there

Hi there,welcome along :grin:
I hope you get your Puma running again soon,if there's any problems or questions then please feel free to ask...there are many helpful members here,so you're in the right place :wink:
Good luck with it!!
by mad4jags
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma - semi project - advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 335

New Puma - semi project - advice needed

No problem,glad to be of help :thumbs:
Most of the time a Puma's bodywork is the main issue,some suffering rust more than others.
The mechanical side of things rarely throw up any major problems,they're a very reliable and fun little "go cart"if well maintained and cared for.
You'll enjoy it!!
by mad4jags
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma - semi project - advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 335

New Puma - semi project - advice needed

Hi there,welcome along. With regards to your bodywork issues unfortunately there are no new wings available at the present time,so your best bet would be to source a solid second hand replacement. The best way to treat rust is to cut out as much of it as possible and replace with new steel,although ...
by mad4jags
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: Red puma for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Red puma for sale

Hi there.
Do you know which part is leaking oil..engine,gearbox...leaking gasket or failed oil seal? :?
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

She's a little beauty,very nice :grin:
A name that instantly springs to mind is "whisky".....due to the numberplate 8-) Absolutely nothing to do with the fact I''m Scottish and partial to the odd drop..hick! Lol.
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Another victim of "Pumaitis" :grin:....it's terminal!!
I'm chuffed you've discovered the joy of these little pocket rockets...they're an overlooked and forgotten gem...so don't tell everyone :wink:
Now all she needs is a name!! lol.
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: Wanted New Home!
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Wanted New Home!

Where abouts? Perhaps some photo''s? :grin:
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Look forward to seeing them :thumbs:
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

It's all part of the enjoyment of owning an old Ford,or any old car,fixing the niggles and issues that crop up along the way.
The attachment you get to the car is something that modern cars just don't give you....I've a real soft spot for the Puma..you can probably tell...LOL.
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Revive
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Project Revive

That looks like a Thunder model to me,does it have a leather interior..I can't quite make it out on the photo's? Hopefully you can get the brakes unstuck. If it's the front calipers that are seized,sometimes it's best to remove the wheel,undo the slider pins and lever the caliper off the disc,then y...
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

That's great news....glad to hear you bought her.:grin: Have fun on the way home,its a brilliant feeling embarking on a new adventure. I fondly remember driving "Scarlett",my red 1998 Puma home from Rochester to Aberdeen,just shy of 700 miles.The weather was perfect.We had a few leisurely stops for ...
by mad4jags
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Great stuff,all the best. :grin:
by mad4jags
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

No problem,always glad to be of some help :thumbs: Good that there are no rips in the seats,as you say some wear is to be expected being 20 yrs old and the leather will restore with the right cleaner.You even get special paint to be able to touch in any badly worn parts(usually the drivers bolster),...
by mad4jags
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Aww,that's a pity...nothing is ever straight forward :? A fuel pump is easy enough to get hold of. The Millennium certainly has the potential as a future classic,being an individually numbered special edition model with a lovely leather Recaro interior,if its in good nick and unmodified then well wo...
by mad4jags
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Best of luck,I hope everything goes well :grin: Emerald green is a colour that really suits the puma,especially if its wearing propeller wheels...very nice!! I've always found that the best part of buying a car is the road trip home again....I live in the north east of Scotland and all my Puma's wer...
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Revive
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Project Revive

Regarding your stuck rear brakes A failsafe method to unstick them is to take a long,blunt cold cut chisel or bar against the drum and give it a couple of sharp taps with a hammer,no need to remove the wheel.This usually releases the shoes. :grin: Also,when trying to start an engine that's been stoo...
by mad4jags
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Afternoon All
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Afternoon All

Welcome.
Great stuff,I'm all in favour of saving these from the scrapyard...when they're gone they're gone!!
I look forward to seeing how you progress.
Best of luck. :grin:
by mad4jags
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

I would recon on an hours labour for replacing the fuel pump....so around £50-£100,depending on rates.
I've done a few of these and they're really not that bad,corroded captive nuts holding the rear of the fuel tank are the worst part,other than that plain sailing.
by mad4jags
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Just the usual areas,rear arches,inner and outer sills,rear suspension mounting points etc. A check of the MOT history is usually a good indication of structural condition,as any rot or welding repairs will be documented,so have a good look through that before you see the car. Other issues are the s...
by mad4jags
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 1676

Potential new owner

Hi there,welcome along :grin:
As mentioned the rocker cover gasket is a notorious leak point,not too difficult to fix yourself if you are good with the spanners.
Sump sections are also known to weep due to sealant failure,but again not that bad to put right.
Good luck.
by mad4jags
Wed May 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: High revs on idle and when stopping.
Replies: 9
Views: 639

High revs on idle and when stopping.

Could be the throttle position sensor. I had this very problem with my 1998 when I first bought the car,usually held onto revs between gearchanges and if the engine had been running at speed for any length of time the revs would stay as high as 3000rpm for quite a sew seconds after bringing the car ...

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