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Post by stuart1275 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:14 pm

Just got my first puma been looking around for an economical fun car and the Puma seemed to fit the bill.
After missing out on a few on ebay I managed to bag one from a social media site. 140 mile round trip (thanks to my neighbour for taking me) a days insurance £16 and she is home and safe on the drive.
I am shocked at how good this car is to drive wow best money I have ever spent and I put £15 of petrol in it and still have quarter of a tank !!! amazing.
Only got a short mot on it so will keep using my gas guzzling Honda CRV auto for a week or two while hopefully doing any work it needs for the mot.
It has a leak of oil on the front wheel (brake fluid ? or CV joint ? maybe)
Bodywise so far it looks ok although I have not been down on my ancient old knees yet to inspect the tricky bits !
In fact getting in and out of the puma is probably the furthest I have bent down for ages lol.
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Post by red » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 am

8-) nice!

Any plans for it or just standard as a Puma comes?
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Post by stuart1275 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:29 pm

Hi Red.

I would like to get it to handle as well as I can. I will have a look at renewing as much of the worn bushes etc with polyflex or equivalent and check the suspension is all up to scratch. I see a lot of posts about replacement shocks & springs that lower the car but if I replace them I would want to keep the same height maybe just make them a bit stiffer so will keep my eye out for any bargain suspension units going :) .... I have had a chance to shine a torch around underneath today and so far it looks better than I expected :) ... I am looking forward to getting it up and running.
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Post by ian cox » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 am

Hi,
Welcome aboard.
I bought my Puma about 2 years ago and the standard suspension has damping to die for.
My counsel on the suspension is refurbish to new and standard and then go from there as the base set up is so good.
The suspension and wheel combination is such a revelation over modern bling wheel rim sizes and short travel suspension.
Have fu.
kind regards Ian
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Post by zinc2000 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Welcome, I am with Ian above regarding suspension, new bushes etc but otherwise leave alone, in standard setup with good tyres etc it will embarass a lot of more modern motors.
My Millie has 130,00 on the clock, is 18 years old completely standard apart from poly bushed rear beam and it handles every bit as well as my 6 year old 50,000 mile C-Max which is basically a Focus on steroids and it handles brilliantly.
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Post by stuart1275 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks for the welcomes
Finding out that space is very tight in the engine bay.
Not much room for my fat podgy fingers
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Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Hi,
When you're ready for annual insurance for the vehicle then please feel free to drop me a line. I'd be only too pleased to try and help out.
Regards,
Dan.
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