Search found 28 matches

by grogee
Sat May 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Free back box, used but ok
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Free back box, used but ok

Free back box - collection from cv47 area in the next few days please, otherwise it'll go in the scrap metal bin at the tip!

Pattern part, make begins with P i think (Premium? Premier?).

Will get you through MoT if needed!
by grogee
Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma Cup - Gearbox question....
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Puma Cup - Gearbox question....

Had this on a Suzuki once, it turned out to be the syncromesh ring worn out which popped the car out of 5th as you were driving along. Bit of an expensive fix on quite a crap car! Alternatively as Red says it could be a linkage problem especially if the engine/gearbox is flexing hard on its mounts, ...
by grogee
Tue May 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: 1st Puma
Replies: 7
Views: 159

1st Puma

You will find more joys as time goes on I expect. Mine was a bit scabby underneath so I wire brushed the worst of the rust off and re-treated/painted to stop it getting any worse (hopefully). Lots of little jobs done, lots more to do. I am being fussy and actually most of them are detail/preventativ...
by grogee
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTD: Dark blue Recaro passenger seat (LHS)
Replies: 0
Views: 185

WTD: Dark blue Recaro passenger seat (LHS)

As title says - looking for a passenger side Recaro in dark blue to do a repair to my driver's seat.
by grogee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Wheels

Hi, got a spare 9 spoke, it has a small scratch but otherwise OK. It has a no-name tyre on it with some usable tread left. I paid £90 for a set of 4 so you can have it for £20 collected from Southam, Warwickshire - about an hour from you I reckon. I can guarantee that the 9-spokes fit over ST150 bra...
by grogee
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma tuning - your experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Puma tuning - your experiences?

No, I didn't even see it so don't know where that went. I've asked Toyosport (vendor) on Ebay for some advice and they've been less than useless so far, they're saying the manifold is not for street use as they don't know how to fit a catalyst to it...
by grogee
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Spare wheel

Yes, I've got a steelie with a good Pirelli P6000 on it. The wheel is a bit scabby but functional. I'm in Southam, Warwickshire. £15 and it's yours
by grogee
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma tuning - your experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Puma tuning - your experiences?

Can't find the Piper exhaust manifold, only an s/s cat back system.

Think I'm going to make my own system with Toyo + flexi pipe + sports cat 2 inch. Then delete middle box and Hoffman rear box.

Not quite sure how I'm going to mount it though. Anyone done this before?
by grogee
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma tuning - your experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Puma tuning - your experiences?

I'm thinking of getting the Toyosport manifold (£150ish). Seems like reasonable value. BUT what are my options for a catalyst? Need to pass MoT. I don't fancy changing the manifold every year! I'm thinking I also need a flexi pipe after the manifold, but will the gas be too cool for cat to work afte...
by grogee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Rear beam inc new bushes
Replies: 0
Views: 314

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: 181

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: 427

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: 22782

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: 799

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: 1177

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: 1177

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: 153

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: 153

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: 1177

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: 158

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: 1177

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: 728

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: 5827

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: 5827

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: 254

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...

Go to advanced search