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CherieOlsen
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Post by CherieOlsen »

Hi all,

Just joined this forum after purchasing a 1700 Puma which we intend to turn in to a Road Rally car.

The vehicle needs a clutch. My question is where is the best place to get a clutch for it??? everywhere seems so expensive.

Also how hard are they to do? we are "building" the car on our drive, just wonder if we could do it ourselves or a specialist workshop would be better in which case whats the going rate???

Also the paint /laquer on the roof resembles crazy paving so I intend to rub it down (roughly) and possibly vinyl wrap the roof as opposed to painting it. Anybody any experience of wrapping?
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Clutches: eBay kit (plus slave cylinder) goes for approx. £100, branded too.
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It Depends what you consider expensive, Euro Car Parts have clutch kits starting around £90 but once you apply the discount code they come down to just under £60. (It's good practice to change the slave cylinder at the same time because of the work involved in doing the same job twice!!!)

As for fitting it yourself, you have to remove the drive shafts and gearbox, but it's perfectly possible on a driveway with a bit of help. Given it's road/rally project and not a car you need for everyday transport it might be a good one to learn on?

There's lots of how to videos on youtube, not for the Puma specifically but they'll point you in the right direction and will give you an idea of the work involved.
There is a video for an FRP but it doesn't show much detail, this one for a Fiesta shows everything much better and it's being done without the use of a ramp or any special equipment.
Good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8GEIu3IEeg
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Post by gingerdave »

Did my sons clutch on my own.i did use an engine hoist to support the gearbox .Took me about 6 hours with numerous Coke breaks!But I was about 76 years old at the time.If you intend to use it for competition then you should do the work yourself as there will be numerous occasions when things will need changing/upgrading.
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