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by jimfrp88
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Approved Traders
Topic: For Sale!! miltek show plates and carbon dipped gearknobs!
Replies: 7
Views: 4653

Re: For Sale!! miltek show plates and carbon dipped gearknob

Hi Steve, what's the Internal diameter of the centre pipe where it joins to the manifold?
Cheers
by jimfrp88
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fuel light comes on for a short time, after engine start up
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Fuel light comes on for a short time, after engine start

When my puma was sat for a while and the battery was almost flat. There was just enough juice in it to start it. Once it had all the warning lights lit up for a few seconds and went out again. Personally I think because the starter was using what wad left in the battery to start the engine so the da...
by jimfrp88
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fuel light comes on for a short time, after engine start up
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Fuel light comes on for a short time, after engine start

I'm my experience, dash lights tend to do that when the battery is on its way out.
Does it do it after long journeys as well?
by jimfrp88
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lester front fogs in lower grill
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Lester front fogs in lower grill

Not a lot of progress I'm afraid.

I'm confident I have fabricated a good bracket for the light assembly to sit on.
However, I'm struggling to get a bezel I'm happy with.
Might even have to get some made, but it's where and at what cost :lol:
by jimfrp88
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Welding
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Welding

As they others have said, get a number of quotes and go for which you think is best :ok:
by jimfrp88
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Heating has a mind of its own
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

Re: Heating has a mind of its own

Make sure you've got all the air out the system. Remove the radiator cap and run the engine at idling speed with the heater on full heat on position 2 on the blower. Squeeze the pipes to make sure all the air has been removed. You should be OK once the heater starts blowing hot then just tighten the...
by jimfrp88
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Am I missing something here?
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Am I missing something here?

That's if you pay someone else to do the work for you. I'm sure the majority of people would buy their own car and mod it up themselves for significantly less. Resprays aren't always required and it doesn't cost anything to strip the interior etc. Sorry if I appear ignorant but I honestly can't just...
by jimfrp88
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Am I missing something here?
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Am I missing something here?

But you have to step back and think, who's prepared to pay that for a puma track car when you can get a very clean FRP for that, less in some cases.

Personally I'd rather have an FRP.
by jimfrp88
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Am I missing something here?
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Am I missing something here?

Just spotted this on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Puma-1-7-Dunlop-Cup-Race-Car-/262121124018?hash=item3d07a2f0b2:g:A4cAAOSwhcJWNQKl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I couldn't help but wonder what made it worth asking £5500 for so I had a look.. Don't get me wrong it looks a pe...
by jimfrp88
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: advice needed

I agree with what the others have said.. However, even though it has high mileage, it could also be a decent motor providing the major stuff has been done, clutch, timing belt etc. For example, mine is a 51 reg with 100k. I've done the timing belt, clutch, wishbones, top mounts, rear bushes, new bra...
by jimfrp88
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lester front fogs in lower grill
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Lester front fogs in lower grill

I like these lights, I think they really suit the Puma and they're a nice little upgrade. I'm sure I have a set of these somewhere but for the life of me I've no idea where they are. They could even be in my mums garage but it would take me a month to find them :lol: I'm going to have a crack at fab...
by jimfrp88
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Thunder Register
Replies: 73
Views: 20431

Re: Puma Thunder Register

^^^ That has given me a little more confidence knowing mine must be good for at least another 100k then :thumbs:

At what milage did you get the engine replaced, and for what reason?
Sorry for being nosey :lol:
by jimfrp88
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: BOILING COOLANT
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: BOILING COOLANT

The heating system in the mk4/5 fiesta and Puma are almost identical. My old Puma had the same symptoms as yours, but my coolant wasn't bubbling, it was just getting hotter than usual and the temperature gauge went into the red even on fairly short journeys. I changed my heater valve and problem sol...
by jimfrp88
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alternator 1.7 with a/c
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Wanted alternator 1.7 with a/c

But make sure the mountings are the same as the puma before you buy one as the design changed slightly on the later zetec engines.
by jimfrp88
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alternator 1.7 with a/c
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Wanted alternator 1.7 with a/c

I can confirm what Stu has said :ok:
by jimfrp88
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Racing Puma rear door cards
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Racing Puma rear door cards

Could do with a pair of rear door cards from a racing puma.
They don't have to be in an immaculate condition as the front ones I have aren't fantastic.
I'll even consider tatty ones.
Must be willing to post unless you're local.

What have you got?

Cheers
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Loud whinning/humming noise from engine/gearbox, HELP.
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Loud whinning/humming noise from engine/gearbox, HELP.

I'd check all your fluid levels before I driven it any further.. that includes the gearbox oil level as well .
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 13000 miles 1 lady owner as good as it gets
Replies: 56
Views: 6871

Re: Ford Puma 1.7 13000 miles 1 lady owner as good as it get

I think what he was getting at was more the point that nobody said 'thanks' to him about making us aware of the car coming up for sale.

They are grateful although it may not appear that way..

But on the same note, there was no need to throw a paddy.
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Ford Puma security/theft prevention
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Ford Puma security/theft prevention

Firstly, if this is in the wrong section, do feel free to move it :-) As many of you are aware, the Ford Puma is knocking on a bit and unfortunately, so it the security system technology. Nobody wants their car stolen, I personally would be devastated if my car went walk about. I realise that the ma...
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV

And do you remember servicing any silver Thunders then? :P
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV

Would you recognise your own written numbers? :lol:
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV

oilburner wrote:I wonder if it's got my name in the service book?



It's 1st and 2nd service were done at the same dealer.. Following 3 done by Shepshed Ford.
Also had its timing belt done by Puma Build 03/10/07.
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV

redexr wrote:you can request previuos owner details from dvla for a fee. might also be worth phoning original supplying dealer as they will prob have anything they did on pc files



I think the DVLA might be my only option :-(
by jimfrp88
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Previous owner(s) search - BL51 ATX/YM51 RCV

Since I purchased my car, I've been trying to get hold of previous owners to see if they still had any invoices etc.. Or even a story to tell :lol: But so far my searches haven't produced anything. The previous owner was a female that lived in Darlington. I sent her a letter but didn't get a reply s...
by jimfrp88
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 13000 miles 1 lady owner as good as it gets
Replies: 56
Views: 6871

Re: Ford Puma 1.7 13000 miles 1 lady owner as good as it get

I suspect the arches have had the usual 'bodge to sell' repair.

Good luck getting that for it anyway :lol:

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