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Chriscooke
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Post by Chriscooke » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:38 pm

Hi all

Have owned a 1.7 for a little over a year now, originally bought it as an mot failure to use as a cheap daily but those duties soon got replaced by a mondeo estate. I took the puma on track at Pembrey last weekend and I’m now hooked. For a standard car it handles great and although it’s a little slow that didn’t distract from the enjoyment of the day.

Tempted to make it a bit more track focused while keeping it looking stock from the outside. Sorry in advance for any daft questions.
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Post by Dal » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 pm

If you want to get your Puma a bit more track focused, you could do far worse than follow what Mr "Trackaddict" himself created with his Puma:

Jay's Puma thread:

(Go and get a cuppa for a long thread read!)

viewtopic.php?t=3122
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Post by Chriscooke » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:13 am

Thanks for the link, I’ve been looking over that thread already, proper build :)

I’m currently thinking I’ll get coilovers, front lower brace, rear axle spacers and a more supportive seat.

The car also seems to want to boil over if pushed hard within a few laps which isn’t ideal and needs addressing.
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Post by red » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:58 am

Welcome to the site!
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Post by kaylins » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Welcome!

Nice to see someone else on here from Somerset :-)
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