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by PaulZ
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Thanks Wild E. I'll have a look back through your thread.
Was it a relatively straightforward swap?

Cheers
Paul Z
by PaulZ
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

If your just replacing the fluid pump with an electric alternative you haven't actually changed anything that provides the mechanical feedback. You do get the benefit of less load on the engine as mmc757 says. I wouldn't go for a replacement column or rack though because then you will loose that fee...
by PaulZ
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

That's a good suggestion. I know it's pretty common on track Clio's to do this as well.

Do you have any experience with fitting EPAS?

Paul Z
by PaulZ
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

So I weighed the FRP seats at 23.09kg and I know for a fact they are heavier than my OEM seats from when I swapped them so not sure how accurate that quoted weight is. When I next get my OEM seats down I'll weigh them as well and post up the weight. Supercharger nice 8-). Another thing on my list to...
by PaulZ
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Hi Alex Yes I put the carpet back in and still have the roof lining in place to. I thought about not putting it back but like yourself prefer it in place. Just makes it more habitable and tidier inside. I haven't completely removed that insulation stuff as you need to pull the dash to remove it full...
by PaulZ
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

So I thought I’d do another mini update since I have managed to make some progress on the car during the lock down. I started off by removing the seats and carpets to start tackling the sound deadening underneath and also have a look at the floor. Pleasantly surprised to find the floor in very good ...
by PaulZ
Fri May 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Sky Blue (Now TURBO'd)
Replies: 193
Views: 58457

Project Sky Blue (Now TURBO'd)

Top job. Something I'm interested in doing in the future as well.

Bet it goes well now :twisted:

Paul Z
by PaulZ
Thu May 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Bucket Seat Mounting
Replies: 15
Views: 6068

Bucket Seat Mounting

I don't know exactly which subframes etc you have ordered but having a set of FRP seats, subframes etc in my Puma something doesn't sound right to me. Is it possible Demon Tweeks sent the wrong subframes to you? What sliders are they as well because most seats have a common bolt pattern so should wo...
by PaulZ
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 91
Views: 49528

Lewis's Banana Boat

You have done a top job restoring the car. The colours aren't really my thing but its a cracking effort none the less. Id also echo other peoples thoughts and wouldn't jump into stripping it back for track days. A) To have a properly stripped out track car you need to be pretty committed to doing tr...
by PaulZ
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Once again far too long between updates but with the country in its current state of panic and frantic shopping then isolation I have actually got some time to sit down and write an update on the car. Unfortunately the plans I had for January have been delayed a little but ill cover that in a separa...
by PaulZ
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 91
Views: 49528

Lewis's Banana Boat

What happened to the original engine to warrant replacing it with something of presumably unknown origins and history if it's from a breakers yard?

Paul Z
by PaulZ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Hi Folks, It has been far too long since I updated this. The car hasn’t been forgotten it’s just with the winter weather set in and various other distractions over the past few months I haven’t really been able to do anything exciting with the car. The only interesting distraction was a long weekend...
by PaulZ
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

So another track day complete on Monday. Bit of a mixed day really. Weather was cold and cloudy but luckily no rain bar a brief amount of drizzle that didn't amount to much. Being a Monday traffic on track was lighter than the last however that didn't seem to stop me getting caught up behind people....
by PaulZ
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 364
Views: 121371

JASAPP

Bravo Wild.E, fantastic work researching and developing a solution. It must have taken a fair bit of time to find out about the Corsa in Brazil.

Keep it up :ok:
by PaulZ
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

siju wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Nice car and nice posts Paul!

Alex
Thanks Alex. Much appreciated.

Paul Z
by PaulZ
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Thanks Wild E. I am really pleased with how she turned out as well. Great little cars for what they are.

I hope the posts aren't to long or just me rambling along but i hope it also benefits others if they ever fancy doing something similar.

Cheers
Paul Z
by PaulZ
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

A two part update on the Puma for this one. A few updates on the car first. This was something I had done a while ago, put it away in a box and completely forgot about it whilst I was busy doing everything else. I bought a spare gear knob and polished it up and then painted it. Came out alright I th...
by PaulZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Hi Folks,

Just a quick one for those following and waiting for the rear disc conversion drawings. They can now be found in the how to section or use the link below.

HOW TO: - viewtopic.php?f=51&t=32997

Cheers
Paul Z
by PaulZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: HOW TO: Rear Disc Conversion Machining Process
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

HOW TO: Rear Disc Conversion Machining Process

Disclaimer: - I accept no responsibility if the information within this post is used but does not work as described or results in any damage to yourself or your vehicle. I have endeavoured to ensure any information provided is as accurate as reasonably possible however any information is used at yo...
by PaulZ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Thanks Brian much appreciated.

I'll get the drawings done this week so add on guide to follow shortly.

Cheers
Paul Z
by PaulZ
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

This week’s update is a bit of a milestone for me. It sort of signals that the first phase of development is over. Bar a few changes in plans like the louder exhaust and removing the rear interior this was how I wanted the car to be once I first decided to get another Puma and use it for road and tr...
by PaulZ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Made a little bit more progress since the last update, predominantly small jobs but overall getting happier with its condition and closer to its maiden track day. I managed to fit the FRP seats back on Tuesday. I didn’t get any pictures as it took a bit longer than expected. Seats went in, airbag li...
by PaulZ
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Hi Alex, So I think this depends which rear top weight things you have but what I did was back the spring perch right off put the strut together with the top mount and popped the nut on but only to hold it together. Then put it on the car making sure to line the notch on the top mount up with the cu...
by PaulZ
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

I haven't really jumped on the brakes to fully try them, just been driving around normally letting everything settle in for now but immediately they felt better than before. I did have 240mm brakes, old fluid and probably original brake pads before so would hope to have noticed the jump up to 280mm ...
by PaulZ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 57
Views: 9225

Paul's Silver Puma

Good news a 100% Puma related post…… Front struts have gone back on the car with new SKF bearings. Binding/squeaking suspension noise 100% cured. Not sure what was up with the Febi Bilstein bearings as they were brand new but the replacements did the trick. ABS…… yup got that working to. Bit of an o...

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