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Post by Rsturbojon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Hi I am new to forums so please bear with me. I have managed to track down the original company who made the ford Puma racing inlet manifold and I have for a while been trying to get them to reproduce these manifolds. Up until a few of years ago they had the original tooling, however a couple of years ago they distroyed this due to it not being used for years. I have today spoken with the M.D. there and I have said I would ask on some forums to see how many people would be interested in buying a manifold if they were available again. Obviously the more people interested in buying one the cheaper the price per unit is. If for example these manifolds were for sale for between £250-£300 how many of you guys would buy one? I’m just looking at drumming up some interest and possible numbers to see what sort of cost and interest the company would have. I would be interested in any feedback, many thanks Jon.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:48 pm

For that price range you suggested, I would certainly be in. So, that is one, or two (if yourself is counted as well) already!

And, to quote that Steven Seagal movie, 'you can take that to the bank' :wink:
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Post by XAF » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm

Genuine inlets go from £700-£900 of late so £300 is is a a bargain. Don’t forget you’ll need the manifold brackets too.
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Post by cartledge_uk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:03 pm

Is take 1 at that price
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Post by Rsturbojon » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:13 pm

Great I wasn’t sure if my post had been seen. Spread the word if you know of anyone else who would be interested. The guy I have spoken with will be at the autosport show
Next week so it would be good to go with some decent numbers. Thanks for your reply’s.
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Post by mada » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:14 am

ill take one as well
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:39 pm

Hi,
Yes count me in.
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Post by grayfox » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:50 am

Certainly would
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Post by Bentleya » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:34 pm

If it’s under £300, yes - if not, no.
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Post by joshua551 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Under £300,- I would be in and I think I know someone wo would also be in if its that price. (Coming from Holland)
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Any developments regarding this? Have we met the required number to make the project a go, or haven't we?
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Post by mogsa98 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:51 pm

I'm in. This has now been shared on the Facebook group, so expect a fair bit more publicity
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Post by Luca87 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:00 pm

If they can send it in Italy, i will can find 10 interested at this price!
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Post by siju » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:29 pm

For that price I'd also be interested. (if they can send in Greece).
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Post by N90ath » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:48 pm

If they are 300 I'll take one
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Post by PumaJay » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:41 pm

If you can bring it in at that price I'l have one.
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Post by Brian' » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:21 pm

I'm also interested! :)
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Post by Fanwheel » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:02 pm

Can anyone help for the uninitiated - what was actually the difference between the standard manifold and the FRP one? Any significant performance upgrade? I know the FRP has slightly more bhp but not sure how much of that was due to the inlet manifold.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:57 am

The FRP inlet manifold adds approx. 8 bhp. Add to it cams, 4-2-1 exhaust manifold and reprogram and it all adds up to 155
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Post by red » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:33 am

and most people like it because it looks a bit better in the engine bay 8-)
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Post by grayfox » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:14 pm

Any updates Jon?

You have 14 here and potentially and a lot more from the sounds of things if the company are willing to ship abroad.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Hopefully, members here could receive some shipments destined abroad and relay them to their owners outside UK? That way it is almost certain that these scheme would be a go. I don't know what kind of invetsment are we talking there (to start producing the inlets again), but 25 (roughly from shown interes here) should be enough to get things going?
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Post by Frank » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:20 am

Strikes me that people first need to know who the manufacturer is. Otherwise, they could end up with pattern parts.

Re-tooling, correct metallurgy and tolerance specs are not cheap processes, you know. ;)
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:09 am

Frank, not an argument there. However, this is (was) a sand cast so that should make things easier. After all, the original production run was 500+ units only; hardly a mass product by any production standards. 25 units would make for 5 percent of initial production run.
Also, there is not a chance in hell that Ford was paying for every inlet 800 GBP what is now, more or less, the asking price on ebay. Fair enough, few years ago it was to be had for 500-600 GBP, but that as well was ridiculous price. After all, the original puma inlet is also a sand casting item and floating around for significantly less money even thoug it is built to the same quality standards and with same machinig required (to be able to take on IAV, IAT etc..)
However, I completely agree with you regarding the manufacturer name issue
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Post by XAF » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:51 am

Sinisa, if you bought one I’d be more than happy to send on, I’m sure Barry would be the same!
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