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by Andrew Hebron
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Fibreglass Panels - Potential New Supplier
Replies: 17
Views: 2160

Fibreglass Panels - Potential New Supplier

I'd be interested in FRP wings
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED: rear beam
Replies: 0
Views: 766

WANTED: rear beam

Anyone got a rear beam knocking about? Needs to be straight (obviously). Somewhere in reach of SW London to be ideal.

thanks!
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Recommendation: Helmets
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Recommendation: Helmets

345763 Even if you don't want to buy secondhand for the reasons outlined above, the rule changes also mean manufacturers are trying to get rid of Snell SA2010 accredited helmets which are perfectly good and now heavily discounted. whys that ? AFAIK SA2010 and SA2015 both have the same end of life a...
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Recommendation: Helmets
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Recommendation: Helmets

Even if you don't want to buy secondhand for the reasons outlined above, the rule changes also mean manufacturers are trying to get rid of Snell SA2010 accredited helmets which are perfectly good and now heavily discounted.
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: S1400 rally car anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 3060

S1400 rally car anyone?

Looks tidy! link

Image

Nothing to do with me, just posted here for a good drool!
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Custom made to my measurements. Imagine my surprise when it fitted first time :lol:
by Andrew Hebron
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Solution for the PSF bubbling over everywhere: https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12274420_10206788362500881_2395512114383656080_n.jpg?oh=42d999905550fb0a12d4570f5e5d30ab&oe=56DE5503 :idea: Bigger capacity so same volume of PSF only half fills it and contains two...
by Andrew Hebron
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Power Steering reservoir hose sizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Power Steering reservoir hose sizes?

yes - that's how I would do it (if I had my car to hand!) :grin:
by Andrew Hebron
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Power Steering reservoir hose sizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Power Steering reservoir hose sizes?

Can anyone tell me the internal diameter of the hoses that connect to the PSF reservoir?

Thanks in advance...
by Andrew Hebron
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: First Rally!
Replies: 38
Views: 6534

Re: First Rally!

Well done, but an event that will be remembered for the wrong reasons. Love the last pic! Caution with the light bars - I think they don't deliver what they promise quite yet. I am sure they'll improve but I've heard mixed reports and they're very expensive at the moment. Maybe put a pair of corner ...
by Andrew Hebron
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: First Rally!
Replies: 38
Views: 6534

Re: First Rally!

Yes, that'll concentrate the mind - you're really going to have to listen to your nav!
by Andrew Hebron
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

id be wary of making the rear beam stronger, instead of just bending the bear which is easily replaceable you will end bending the shell / bear mounting points. Ditto with front wishbones. Is it worth taking a spare rear beam on single venue type events ? Yeah - my thoughts too. Sacrificial part et...
by Andrew Hebron
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Just doing SVs as an extended shakedown to get to know the car and it's handling and foibles. I want to get out into the Forests in the 2nd half of next year. It seems to have just bent the beam although I have also managed to whack the sumpguard with such force as to crease the inner wing which in ...
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Thanks Red. Having cut my teeth in a Challenge-spec 205 1600, the extra 50bhp was luxury and the handling was awesome. Neither a full-on Mk2 nor an Impreza WRC could shake us until the power sections. :grin:
by Andrew Hebron
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Did Wethersfield stages today. Managed to try the Puma out on some really fast bits (corners flat in 4th etc). We overcame a lot of the understeer on a sequence of 2nd gear corners that are almost designed to induce it but didn't eliminate it although left foot braking helped too. Suffered from fuel...
by Andrew Hebron
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1400 Rally Build
Replies: 65
Views: 14211

Re: Puma 1400 Rally Build

Well done for finishing, Johnny! Good to get the seat time in the car. We had a fuel starvation issue too - I'll be looking into getting a baffled tank. I'm not going to be offended in you getting different springs, honest! But I would like to understand why you are changing them? Was the handling p...
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: First Rally!
Replies: 38
Views: 6534

Re: First Rally!

P.S. if there is one Top Tip from me, it would be that it's the crests that catch you out more than the corners, so pay special attention to them on the recce.
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: First Rally!
Replies: 38
Views: 6534

Re: First Rally!

Mull as a first rally is quite ambitious...still, there is a lot to be said for "learning by doing"!! Good luck and don't try and be a hero on SS1!
by Andrew Hebron
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

At last some pics from TSH Stages last month. Loads of problems, many of them plain unlucky (intercom failed, ECU played up, door catch broke, window regulator packed up, throttle cable snapped) before the gearbox let go. Still, the handling was fab and it was mega-fun to drive when it was going so ...
by Andrew Hebron
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1400 Rally Build
Replies: 65
Views: 14211

Re: Puma 1400 Rally Build

here you are: http://workshop-manuals.com/ford/racing_puma_2000.5_01.2000-12.2000/mechanical_repairs/2_chassis/204_suspension/204-00_suspension_system_general_information/specifications/ But I have different coilovers with different measurements / clearances so you'll probably have to do some maths ...
by Andrew Hebron
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1400 Rally Build
Replies: 65
Views: 14211

Re: Puma 1400 Rally Build

I have started to put the car back together with the new springs but the fronts have been difficult as I have had to compress the helper springs to get the shock fitted. What rate are the helpers? I'm just using feeble ones @ 4 lb/in as they don't need to do much, so they compress easily. As far as...
by Andrew Hebron
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1400 Rally Build
Replies: 65
Views: 14211

Re: Puma 1400 Rally Build

I have news. I have spoken with Proflex who developed the Puma 1400 Kit Car and Ka Championship suspension with Gywndaf Evans. The springs used were 40 N/mm (228 lb/ft), 300mm (12in) for the fronts and 17 N/mm (97 lb/ft), 340mm (13.5in) for the rears. With Pumas probably a little heavier at the rear...
by Andrew Hebron
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1400 Rally Build
Replies: 65
Views: 14211

Re: Puma 1400 Rally Build

Johnny - definitely better and glad Gaz 'fessed up! Like I said earlier, I think we're all learning by doing on spring rates at the moment.
by Andrew Hebron
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

Tarmac to start with, but not super-smooth. My theory is that if you get it working on tarmac / concrete then you can adapt it to gravel, but gravel testing from no setup at all is a bit hard. I have definitely benefited from screwing up in a test session rather than an event and all the cost that e...
by Andrew Hebron
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Rally car reshell
Replies: 141
Views: 33379

Re: Rally car reshell

I was at Down Ampney with Gwynnespeed. Still looking for alternatives. Fulbeck last month was good but a long way from me and relied on my service chappie to organise with his local car club so kind of unofficial and not easy to repeat to order. Shout if you have any ideas!

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