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by grogee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Rear beam inc new bushes
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Rear beam inc new bushes

<t>Just changed my rear beam with one that had powerflex bushes already fitted. <br/> <br/> So now I have a spare rear beam and I'm going to fit new bushes to it as my mate has a press. <br/> <br/> I have rustproofed it to some degree but could do with a bit more tlc if you want it perfect. <br/> <b...
by grogee
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Knobwarmer!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Knobwarmer!!!

Asked my MiL for a knob warmer and much hilarity ensued etc. Anyway today she came up with the goods! So pleased, it's just the thing for cold winter mornings!
by grogee
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Near side door card & speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Near side door card & speaker

I have both if you still need these, I'm in cv47 area. £15 for both?
by grogee
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Gearknob Refurb service
Replies: 146
Views: 22286

Gearknob Refurb service

Had a go at this myself. I didn't realise but the standard item is either anodized or painted. I think there's 2 reasons for that, 1) reduce reflections in the cockpit, 2) ensure it doesn't tarnish with hand grease/sweat etc (ugh). Anyway I went into this thinking a quick bit of autosol polish would...
by grogee
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Market prices
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Market prices

Interesting debate. I'm in the process of fixing up a Y-reg 1.7, the bodywork jobs include both sills, front wing and rear arch. This lot alone will cost me in the region of £1500, way more than the car is worth. That's before the mechanical improvements/repairs are accounted for. I suppose what I'm...
by grogee
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Ford Puma Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Ford Puma Bits

Posted please Paul, many thanks.
by grogee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Ford Puma Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Ford Puma Bits

Delivered unless you're anywhere near Southam, Warks... Thanks very much
by grogee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Requesting exhaust manifold 'how to' guide
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Requesting exhaust manifold 'how to' guide

Thanks Barry, much appreciated. Going to be tough to get it 2ft in the air with axle stands but I might just get enough room, was thinking of investing in a new set anyway. Yeah I have a selection of semi decent sockets and extensions etc which should help. Sounds like I need to keep my everyday car...
by grogee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Requesting exhaust manifold 'how to' guide
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Requesting exhaust manifold 'how to' guide

Alright, just had a look through how to guides for an exhaust manifold guide, couldn't find one. What I'm wanting to do is change std mani for 4-2-1 or similar with sports cat etc. It looks a bit cramped at the back when you look in bonnet. How is access from underneath? Is there any scope to rotate...
by grogee
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Ford Puma Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Ford Puma Bits

Paul can I buy the pads please?
by grogee
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: 450 mile round trip, 43mpg!
Replies: 2
Views: 112

450 mile round trip, 43mpg!

Didn't realise my 1.7 was so efficient, I've only been driving it around country roads (and enjoying the noise) but just driven to Devon and back from Midlands at indicated 70-80mph on the motorway and it's returned 43mpg! Surprised how quiet it was too, I thought 4000rpm was going to drive me nuts ...
by grogee
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Ford Puma Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Ford Puma Bits

Pads please? Is it £10 posted?
by grogee
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Puma Thunder alloys x4. Good tyres.
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Puma Thunder alloys x4. Good tyres.

Can't believe I've only just seen this. I was in tavistock last night but now back home in Midlands.

3 of my wheels are buckled which i only discovered after fitting 4 new Pirellis!

Still for sale???
by grogee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to : Replace your Heater Control Valve (HCV)
Replies: 23
Views: 5622

How to : Replace your Heater Control Valve (HCV)

I was curious to see how the valve worked so I took my old one apart. Turns out the one I bought as a replacement was exactly the same as the one I took off (Blue Print). Interestingly my symptoms weren't consistent with a totally broken HCV. Generally speaking the heater control behaved itself and ...
by grogee
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to : Replace your Heater Control Valve (HCV)
Replies: 23
Views: 5622

How to : Replace your Heater Control Valve (HCV)

Going to go for a Blue Print part for £28, I've had good experience with their parts in the past. Agree the £11 China ones are probably junk. Trouble with Ford part is it's just so expensive if you're not a business and can have discount! I suspect it won't be any more long lived than a good quality...
by grogee
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just took the plunge
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Just took the plunge

So I picked the car up yesterday, driving through the rain, sleet and snow to get it home. What an absolute belter of a car. I used to work for Ford back in 1997-2000 so I drove a few Fiestas, Pumas etc and wanted one at the time. I decided that it was now or never seeing as most of them are rusting...
by grogee
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma for big boys?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Puma for big boys?

I am sure it's possible to permanently lower the seat by fiddling with the seat frame. It would probably require welding though. I am not sure whether the Recaro seats fitted to Thunder/millennium specials had a lower seating position or not. I do know they have electric height adjust which may actu...
by grogee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just took the plunge
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Just took the plunge

Many thanks. Got some plans for upgrades and also as much Rust proofing as I can manage on axle stands...
by grogee
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Just took the plunge
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Just took the plunge

Always wanted one, went to see one today and bought it on the spot. Honest Y-reg car in silvery blue (sorry not sure of the actual paint name). It's had a recent cambelt and some work at the rear suspension too judging by MoT history and receipts. Drives really well, AC works... I couldn't fault it ...

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