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by PaulZ
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

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: 354
Views: 83290

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 162

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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: 39
Views: 2097

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...
by PaulZ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

So another update, sort of. Quite a bit has changed but also not at the same time. Part of my plan with the Puma was to keep it road friendly with a track bias as the plan was to sell the Mini and run it as the only car whilst I saved for a Megane RS275. Maybe not to everyone’s taste (insert obligat...
by PaulZ
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 188442

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Keep up the good work then. She looks great, especially when battling a colour like yours. Most cars of this age have 'gone' off a little by now and looking flat or pink ish but as I say yours looks really bright and glossy. Not familiar with the wheel brand but they look nice and a little bit diffe...
by PaulZ
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

So a little ish update. Everything is on the car now but I have a few niggles to iron out. 1) It sounds like the front left caliper is dragging a bit when pulling off. Not sure what it is or why so need to investigate that. 2) When applying steering lock the front suspension sounds like the springs ...
by PaulZ
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 188442

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

She is a very good looking Puma isn't she?

Good stance, nice wheels (what are they if I may ask?) and decent paint condition with good gloss. It always looks like you have thrown a bucket of water over it and its soaking wet its that good.

Paul Z
by PaulZ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

So little update following on from the last. Basically just stripped out the rear seats, door cards and seatbelts ready for the rear suspension change. Done it plenty of times before so no big deal really with everything coming apart nicely. No broken clips which is a bit of a result. Once I get a b...
by PaulZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

st220kyle wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Those wheels look familiar, good job.
Be nice to see you do the rear disc conversion when you get around to it
hmmm I wonder why...... :-D. I should have it all fitted up over the next week and a bit so will give some feedback then. Fingers crossed it all works as planned.
by PaulZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

hahahaha. These comments made me have a little chuckle. I probably should have moved it :lol: or..... It is actually part of my elaborate development strategy with this falling into the aggressive aero package stage. I have actually been working with rebellion racing to develop big wings for their 2...
by PaulZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

So part collection is complete. I now have everything I need for a full suspension refresh, brakes overhaul and a few choice upgrades as well. The aim was to use good quality parts throughout and build a really solid foundation for track use but without compromising tooooo much on road use. My milea...
by PaulZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)
Replies: 1111
Views: 188442

My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Any idea what the damage is for one of those GBS Escorts? One of if not my all time favourite car in wide arch form. Looks awesome!!

As does your Puma of course :ok: . Stance looks really nice with those wheels on it.
by PaulZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Paul's Silver Puma

No big update since the last one really. Interior still needs a good clean but gave it a quick tidy up. I will strip all the seats out and clean it properly when the rear interior comes out for the suspension rebuild and FRP seats going in. On that front, parts are coming together nicely. 95% there ...
by PaulZ
Tue May 28, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Ford Puma Bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Ford Puma Bits

Lostbarbel wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:14 pm
Hi - any electric wing mirrors in mondust silver?
No sorry. I wasn't breaking a car just spare bits I had lying around.

Cheers
Paul Z
by PaulZ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Wheels

st220kyle wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:10 pm
I have a set of 4x 9 spoke puma wheels with tyres I would like to move on.
All wheels are pretty much unmarked,
Tyres not alot of tread.
I am in Somerset
Let me know if Interested
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Cheers
Paul Z

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