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Post by puma@dublin » Tue May 01, 2018 8:44 am

Hi all
Just joined this morning so still looking around
I picked up a 2000 1.4 puma on Saturday, 34k f/s/h, new battery, new tyres, mint bodywork, smooth engine and lovely gearbox.. I was given it for free from my partners aunt as she’s stopped driving and, since I have a collection of classic fords she knew I’d look after it :grin:
Anyway I’ll keep looking around and hopefully I can pick up some tips and advice along the way

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Post by red » Tue May 01, 2018 1:05 pm

8-) Sounds like a good aunt that!

The car looks like it's in good shape, clearly kept it nice
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Post by tuonokid » Tue May 01, 2018 1:28 pm

Hello and welcome to the Forum (good colour red :grin: )
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Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
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Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

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Post by McBandy » Tue May 01, 2018 2:51 pm

Wow low mileage, mines got 5 times that!
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Post by N1X » Tue May 01, 2018 4:00 pm

Great looking Puma - lucky man !
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Post by puma@dublin » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi all
So I’ve been driving the puma for 3 months and I love it, gets me to work, the kids swimming on a Saturday and some backroads on a Sunday :-D
I’ve just bought a 1.7 with crusty arches for the track..
Is there anything I need to do to help it last at least a day on the track?
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Post by red » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:14 pm

Hello! It depends, you could do one and see if you like it, or you could just start doing a bit of prep.

Most people start with the basics:

Brakes are well serviced (Good discs, pads, free moving pistons, recent brake fluid)
Tyres have good tread
Suspension top mounts aren't too worn (knocking over bumps)
Rubber bushes aren't too worn (wishbones, rear beam etc)
Drop links are in good shape
Oil change
Air filter

Once you're happy you have a good base then you can start to think about other modifications like:

Weight loss (chuck out the rear seats etc)
Lowering
Strut braces
Brake upgrades
Uprated air filter
Exhaust system

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