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Post by raggamuffin » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:52 pm

Apart from revving higher, will the Newman fast road cams make the car sound any different? Same question goes for the inlet manifold. I assume when I eventually change to cold air induction, this will change the tone of the engine too?

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Post by raggamuffin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:10 pm

Friend of mine reckons the inlet manifold should give the engine a deeper induction sound.

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Post by raggamuffin » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Hi all,

Just had a chat with J and got a really good update. Half the engine rebuild is done. They're moving soon and he'll be next to the workshop which means the car can be worked on regularly.

He also said as I've been patient waiting and helped them out, any further work can be paid in instalments. This is a big help to me as the rust was the next thing I wanted to address, but I wouldn't be able to afford it until spring.

Now I'll be able to get everything I want to get sorted, done at the same time.

Get the rust sorted, wax oil, chip resistant paint on the inner arches. Get the alloys refurbed. Clean up the aging plastic on the headlights. Maybe some more powerful bulbs for the headlights (any suggestions? :idea:) Get the old girl in tip top shape before I get it back on the road.

Really happy for the update. I'll keep you posted next month with more updates when I get them.

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Post by raggamuffin » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:43 pm

Also mulling over colours. Probably a long way off a respray. I liked the ST orange Puma's I saw, but it's a little too garish.

I was thinking a metallic copper. Or maybe a mix of copper and sunburnt orange.
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Post by oilburner » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:22 pm

Something like this?
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Post by XAF » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:52 pm

That would look good - or something like Nissan Nightshade which is nearly black, but purply. Or BMW Carbon Black
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Post by raggamuffin » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:18 am

Ah true, I didn't realise Ford did that colour.

I've seen a matte grey Puma on here before which looked good.

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Made me think of the new Cupra's which have the matte grey with copper highlights. Looks damn good in my opinion.

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Post by oilburner » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:07 am

It’s called Tiger Eye on the Focus, nice colour.
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Post by raggamuffin » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Awesome, that's good to know. J said that whilst the engine is out, if I wanted to get a respray done he can get the engine bay done before the engine goes back in. I'm going to ask him how much it'd be and mull it over a bit more before making a decision.

Could also do with getting the Vibra Technics engine mount kit bought and fitted before the engine goes back in as well.

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Post by raggamuffin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 am

Lorry broke down. J's moving is delayed until next week unfortunately.

In other news, the overdraft took a hit when my PC died and Xmas came around. Looks to be paid off by April now. MOT on the Puma due in May as well as the Focus. Although that should be gone long before the MOT is due. However the clutch pedal's biting point is less than 1 inch from the pedal being fully released. No other signs of the clutch about to fail, but I can't really afford to get the Focus' clutch changed at the moment. Months ago someone clipped the drivers side wing mirror and I never got that changed either. Plus the speed sensor has gone so the odometer is screwed and the speedo drops to zero multiple times every day.

Other than that the Focus is a lovely car. Plus it's a basic and older model. No ABS or traction control. Actually makes a fun drive. I was half tempted to make it the next car project. Get a 2.0 ST150 engine in it. Steady now Edward.

In the mean time here's a sunset pic in the fens of my second puma - Gunny.
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Post by raggamuffin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:17 am

First day I got Gunny I bought it for £999.

The same day I bought it I traveled to Essex and got the £450 eBay bargain I bought the day before buying the car installed.

Probably stupid to buy performance parts before buying the car. I'm impulsive (stupid) like that.

A complete Piper exhaust system, including manifold and sports cat that was installed at OC Motorsport.
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Those pops and bangs were lovely.
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