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by russv
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: renew-bie
Replies: 7
Views: 465

renew-bie

john & Jake the dog wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 pm
My girlfriend, despite being 19 years younger than me
by russv
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma (formally pictures at last)
Replies: 86
Views: 28017

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Looking good Richard, very shiny :-)
by russv
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 324

PHOTOS

Btw if you need to resize the images first, you can use something like this: https://bulkresizephotos.com/en
by russv
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 324

PHOTOS

Would be cool, but its not that difficult how it is.
You can drag and drop them into the message box, then in the file list, click the 'place inline' button and it'll add it into your message.
IMG_20200803_193632-resize.jpg
Pic I uploaded
by russv
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello... new puma owner here!
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Hello... new puma owner here!

Hi, congrats on your new purchase, hope you have lots of fun times ahead :) Have you checked the MOT history? Looks like its had a bit of welding to pass the last MOT: https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ 1) Its way more likely to be the HCV, I got a blueprint one when mine stopped working, it seem...
by russv
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Plus 100CC (1.6 to 1.7 swap)
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Project Plus 100CC (1.6 to 1.7 swap)

Tape ECU, nice, should get the Errol FRP map on there :)
by russv
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Revive
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Project Revive

by russv
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: My girlfriend potential owner Puma 1.6
Replies: 5
Views: 562

My girlfriend potential owner Puma 1.6

Looks to me like it has some pretty bad rust on the rear arches, and looks like its been repaired, maybe with filler, which could be hiding a lot of rust. Its not so easy to see in photos, but that is the area I would concentrate on when looking at it. What you can do is, pull back the rear wheel ar...
by russv
Tue May 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

I think the main area to be wary of is the rear inner sills. If there are holes there, then it lets water get all the way down the sills and rusts them from the inside out. Its what killed my old puma. You can feel for holes in the area just in front of the rear wheel, behind the sill, its like a li...
by russv
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello from the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3139

Hello from the US

N1X wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Hi and welcome !

Was the Cougar basically a Mazda/Ford joint project?
The Probe was, not sure about the Cougar.
by russv
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Puma 4x4 Cosworth
Replies: 256
Views: 74080

Re: Puma 4x4 Cosworth

I like your puma how it is tbh Dave, its almost like a sleeper. Wide arches look nice, but I'm not sure how much handling or grip they add, so I think its mostly just for looks. One of the downsides is where the puma shines, is where the wide arches make it a pain, like country lanes, every time a c...
by russv
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Puma 4x4 Cosworth
Replies: 256
Views: 74080

Re: Puma 4x4 Cosworth

I've had spacers of 40mm front and 50mm rear on a car for years and it never caused any problems. Wasn't a puma but goes to show its not always bad for wear and tear. I tried widening my front track on my puma and it felt fine on the back (25mm) but pretty bad at the front (20mm), lost a lot of stee...
by russv
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Puma 4x4 Cosworth
Replies: 256
Views: 74080

Re: Puma 4x4 Cosworth

I guess they just got it working with whatever they had laying around, looks that way anyway... how can it not, with the 10mm socket used as a spacer and that earth cable lol. Maybe they intended to get it working then fix up the bodges later, but never got round to it. I can understand why, since i...
by russv
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: In search of the P reg puma
Replies: 15
Views: 4796

Re: In search of the P reg puma

The power steering leak is a bit of a pain on the early pumas, its hard to find the pipes for them. The later pumas pipe curves back round on itself but the earlier one joins up to another part. Though tbh I haven't looked into it much, just been keeping it topped up. Might be possible to retrofit t...
by russv
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Wheel Spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Wheel Spacers

Just make sure to get good quality studs, will be fine 20mm or under.
I don't recommend them for FRPs though, mine felt awful after fitting 20mm spacers, horrible floaty feeling over 60mph. I know you don't have an FRP but just in case someones reading this who does.
by russv
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Driving 1.7 faster for the 1st time...WTF!
Replies: 36
Views: 11680

Re: Driving 1.7 faster for the 1st time...WTF!

The puma feels fast in some places and slow in others though. For example: - On a wide empty road, it feels pretty slow, its ok, but it doesn't really feel fast. But thats ok, speed isn't everything, if you accelerate from 0-60 in 3 seconds, you only get to enjoy the experience for 3 or so seconds b...
by russv
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My racing puma build
Replies: 149
Views: 54391

Re: My racing puma build

Try putting fibreglass sheet behind the hole, then fill the hole on the other side with Fibral (can get it in halfords), then you can use normal polyester filler to smooth the surface out. It should be very strong like that. http://www.autopaintsbrighton.co.uk/u-pol-fibral-sandable-glass-fibre-repai...
by russv
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: newbie

Try here http://www.lightningmotorsport.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best to give them a call, don't think they have everything on their site. But they can fit/supply all those things you mentioned, and advise you how to get the most power.
by russv
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project
Replies: 438
Views: 105900

Re: FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project

Very nice work, looking forward to seeing it at the anniversary :)
by russv
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Any idea's.
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Any idea's.

Turbos just take time to spool up, they work off the exhaust gases coming out of the engine, basically those gases spin a turbine which is connected to another turbine which sucks more air into the engine (and the engine management adds more fuel to match the extra air). So from that you can sort of...
by russv
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: millennium Recaro's - Can I have a try?
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: millennium Recaro's - Can I have a try?

They aren't really any more comfortable than the normal seats imo, the bottom part is the same as a standard puma, only the backrest/headrest is different. Maybe they have a bit of a nicer back curve, but the main thing is they look a lot better. I think the FRP seats are more comfortable, they're m...
by russv
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi from Chelmsford in Essex.
Replies: 32
Views: 6265

Re: Hi from Chelmsford in Essex.

Stevie at performance puma done my cambelt, its £285
http://blog.performancepuma.com/?page_id=9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

16 raven road
South woodford
E18 1HB
07871378867
by russv
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi from Chelmsford in Essex.
Replies: 32
Views: 6265

Re: Hi from Chelmsford in Essex.

+1 get the cambelt done, if it goes its really serious, would be a shame on such a low mileage car. Its way overdue, I wouldn't drive it anywhere (except maybe the garage to have it done) until the belt is replaced.
by russv
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FRP Sparco pretensioners & mounts
Replies: 26
Views: 6873

Re: FRP Sparco pretensioners & mounts

I've looked for those before, no one sells them. Its a pretty simple part though, maybe someone could make it for you.

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