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by Pkp
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Four Thunder Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Four Thunder Alloy Wheels

No longer available, Sold.
by Pkp
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Four Thunder Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Four Thunder Alloy Wheels

Still available.
by Pkp
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Four Thunder Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Four Thunder Alloy Wheels

I should have read the rules before I posted - Let's start at £150.00 but clearly open to negotiation!
by Pkp
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Four Thunder Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Four Thunder Alloy Wheels

Simon,

I have sent you an email

Pkp
by Pkp
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Four Thunder Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Four Thunder Alloy Wheels

I have four Thunder alloy wheels in my garage....... Not to sure how to post images, but I'm sure you all know what they look like. All Circular and no significant surface damage, but finish is showing it's age. In Winchester area, for collection or may be able to deliver/meet within reasonable dist...
by Pkp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Battery draining problem
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Battery draining problem

If you have a decent Digital Voltmeter (DVM) you can check for battery drain without disconnecting anything by measuring the voltage across the battery earth lead. Sounds corny, but you should only show a few mV, if any, and you can calibrate it by opening the boot - then with that single 5W bulb po...
by Pkp
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Cleaning inlet manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Cleaning inlet manifolds

I do appreciate that the valves need to be open, or you would still have a compression stroke, but do you know if it is always the same cylinder that is disabled ? And how about engine braking when the throttle is closed ? I know that the fuel is normally cut off on all cylinders on the over-run dow...
by Pkp
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Cleaning inlet manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Cleaning inlet manifolds

I don't know how the disabling method, but would it only ever disable the same cylinder ?

on a 4 cyl. would a simple sequence (forgetting 1-3-4-2 or 1-2-4-3) be: 1,2,3,4,- 2,3 4,1, - 3,4,1,2 - 4,1,2,3, then repeat, 1,2,3,4, et al.

So in 10 revolutions, instead of 20 firing cylinders, only 16 ?
by Pkp
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Smacking your head on the bonnet edge
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Smacking your head on the bonnet edge

I used to bang my head on the bonnet, far too frequently, my excuse - being a pensioner!

As for getting in and out, OK on that, but first time I got in brother's XF - hit my head on roofline!
by Pkp
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Running 205/50/15 boots
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Running 205/50/15 boots

Tyre Circumference

205/50/15 = 72.44"
195/50/15 = 71.22"
+1.4%

So, if speedo over-reads with standard tyre, then probably more accurate!
by Pkp
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: steering pulling right ?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

steering pulling right ?

You might want to try braking hard with your hands off the steering wheel..... somewhere safe of course. Should stop in a straight line if geometry etc is correct. One assumes trackrod lengths are identical, because if they are not, you might get a steering effect with braking or acceleration. Early...
by Pkp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Spam PMs
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Spam PMs

Cherie,

Sorry - I did it in the wrong order. Have had a short private message in Cyrillic,timed at 2059, including a link, so I deleted it!

Went back to board index and then saw this post.....
by Pkp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Headrestraint too far back?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Headrestraint too far back?

IIRC the head restraint should be high enough so that if you lean backwards, your head should touch the restraint, not your neck. The idea being that in the event of a rear end shunt, your head would not go backwards over the top of the restraint, resulting in whiplash.
by Pkp
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Plungers and Door open warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Plungers and Door open warning light

If you have a "boot open light" - When the boot is open you will see four brass plungers on the hatch, and four corresponding copper tabs on the rear panel. Make sure the contact points are clean and free from corrosion, I suggest you use one of the toothbrush sized brass wire brushes, or possibly a...
by Pkp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: interior mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 308

interior mirror

Disagree, you can use a nail gun on a Morgan or a Morris Minor Traveller..................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Pkp
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: interior mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 308

interior mirror

Last time I needed a double sided sticky pad for a rear view mirror, I found Ford were cheaper than Halfords. And worked. You will need to ensure both mating surfaces are cleaned with a degreaser/solvent, with every trace of glue removed, and In this weather, both screen and mirror are completely dr...
by Pkp
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: puma specs website
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

puma specs website

Why have I lost my carefully spaced columns....
Tyre Size "195/50/15"
Circum-inches 71.22
"Rev/mile" 889.64
5th 0.88
FD 3.82
"MPH/1000rpm" 20.06282182
by Pkp
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: puma specs website
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

puma specs website

https://www.catcar.info/ford/? I found this from somewhere - it has a handy Stars and Stripes logo to translate into English, possibly enabling you to identify an elusive part no........ http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/charts/tire-width-for-a-wheel-rim-size-chart and http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyre...
by Pkp
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: puma specs website
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

puma specs website

Yes,

Heated Front Screen,

or no,

HFS + High Flying S....hawk - the sort that leaves paint destroying blobs on your car roof!

Apologies for this tasteless, needless post!
by Pkp
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: puma specs website
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

puma specs website

I think they have removed a lot of information that was once available to all. I found it very useful to check the spec of a car from it's registration to save viewing a Fiesta without a HFS, as according to most second hand car salesmen, they all have one! But now I think as Rick implies, you need ...
by Pkp
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Puma Racing
Topic: Puma 1600 gearbox and final ratios
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Puma 1600 gearbox and final ratios

https://www.etis.ford.com/vehicleRegSelector.do Have you looked at the Ford ETIS page? In UK, entering Vin or registration brings up the build details, including gearbox and final drive details, For our Fusion: Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transaxle - B5/IB5 Drive: RHD FWD Axle Ratio: 4.25 Gear 3.15...
by Pkp
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2966

Relay Witness Marks.

Frank - the site did have an out of date "Security Certificate" for a couple of days and considering the number of Pumas compared to some models, there is still some significant life left on this forum! You seem to be making progress, but re-reading your posts, have you measured the voltage drop bet...
by Pkp
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Good News, Bad News!
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Good News, Bad News!

The good news is, that Pumas are now worth up to £2k with Ford Scrappage deal just announced.....

The bad news is that it increases the likelihood of Pumas being scrapped, which does annoy me as more and more classics are likely to disappear from our roads, and not just Pumas.
by Pkp
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2966

Relay Witness Marks.

Starter not that old then, can't think of much else to suggest. With the Capri, I used a long screwdriver connected to the battery +ve terminal and used to poke it onto the solenoid connection, so for ages I looked at the run from the ignition switch to the solenoid, and also tested the starter moto...
by Pkp
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2966

Relay Witness Marks.

You seem to have checked/or substituted a number of things on the starter circuit, like the relay etc, but you have not swapped out the starter motor itself? It lives somewhere at the bottom of the engine, gets hot and cold and wet, and subject to engine vibration, not a pleasant environment. I no l...

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