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by Pkp
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: steering pulling right ?
Replies: 7
Views: 415

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: 641

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: 528

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: 327

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: 255

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: 255

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: 925

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: 925

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: 925

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: 925

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: 640

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: 2657

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: 1173

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: 2657

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: 2657

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...
by Pkp
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 2657

Relay Witness Marks.

Frank, Have sold my Puma, so could not have a look...... But I did suffer from something similar on a 2.0 Capri, drove around with a jump lead for ages to start the car from under the bonnet, tried a number of things, but ended up fixing it with a new starter motor, which I never understood. Keep th...
by Pkp
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Who can fit my recarros
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Who can fit my recarros

George, From where have you sourced your Recaros? If they are direct from RECARO, with a flat base and no subframes, then you will need a set of subframes to fit them to your car. Fitting the pre-tensioner onto the Recaro subframes for Puma/Fiesta required a bracket. In order to design the pre-tensi...
by Pkp
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: 2001 Grey Thunder 110k
Replies: 1
Views: 558

2001 Grey Thunder 110k

Sold....
by Pkp
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: 2001 Grey Thunder 110k
Replies: 1
Views: 558

2001 Grey Thunder 110k

Rainbow.jpg Owned for over 8 years, bought as a stop gap! Had 30k when bought, two (?) previous owners. Winchester/Southampton area. Has been to "Simply Ford" where it would have had a pair of cloth Recaros fitted. Leather seats have only done about 35k MOT till 4th November, 110,000 miles Two camb...
by Pkp
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: rubbers around headlights wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 664

rubbers around headlights wanted

I used a clear external silicone sealer from Screwfix to stick mine back on, which has appeared to work quite well.
by Pkp
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheel Centre Caps Required
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Wheel Centre Caps Required

Or if they are the size I think they are, cheer him up with the chrome Focus ones, part 1064115? I put four on my Thunder in 2009 for about £18.00!

Currently listed at the same price as the silver ones on FPUK..... £6.17
by Pkp
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Fuel filter woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Fuel filter woes

Similarly with mine, rusty, garage said it needed replacing, but not surprising as it is 5 years/60.000 mile item !!
by Pkp
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Blank buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Blank buttons

I concur with Ian G. Finally got up in the roof of the garage to get the bits down, and the blanks easily push out from the back, and I don't think prising out is easy to achieve without marking your dash panel. The four button holes are keyed, so that a button will only fit in one place, but that i...
by Pkp
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Blank buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Blank buttons

They might prise out with some tape to protect the trim panel and an instrument screwdriver, but I think the best way to get them out is by removing the dash trim panel and pushing from behind. And won't you need to remove radio or trim panel to do what you want to do ? I had it all off for fitting ...
by Pkp
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Tailgate Release
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Tailgate Release

You should be able to open it from the outside, by turning the key in the release button ?

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