My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

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My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby tuonokid » Sun May 07, 2017 10:49 am

Hi Guys
Thanks for the positive comments but it's too far gone for me to spend more time on now and just ideal as a donor car to keep mine running for another 20 years. I just need to build super shed now :-)
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
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Postby McCloud 85 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:20 pm

I might have a home for the inner wings Barry of it gets to that stage with it... Sorry! :roll:
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Postby tuonokid » Mon May 08, 2017 11:32 pm

Hi Dan
I'm not promising anything this time as the guy who took the last one away made nothing on the deal at the scrappys as the car weighed less than 300kg plus taking off the inner wings in a re-weldable state is a mammoth task. Is there a specific bit of them you need?
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509

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Postby McCloud 85 » Thu May 11, 2017 4:30 pm

Barry that's absolutely fine. Don't do anything that's going to cause a hassle on my say so! I don't actually want much of the inner arches. Mine have been cut and moulded very badly to accept larger wheels so was looking for as much of the lower sections of the inner wings over the wheel opening to craft a new section back in to tidy it up.

It's no issue if you can't or even can't be bothered, please just say.. I'm trying my luck!!

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Postby tuonokid » Thu May 11, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi Dan
Panic over, I thought you wanted the whole inner wing!
Can you send me a piccie of the area that you want and if it's do-able I will have a go but the strut towers will have to stay in place as it's going as a rolling shell when it goes. On the other hand if you want to come and fetch it it's yours for free as long as I can have a few bits back at next years Fordfair (if you're going).
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509

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Postby McCloud 85 » Thu May 18, 2017 11:30 pm

Hi Barry, I've got some photos, so at some point I'll email them over. The whole car is tempting though, especially as Ben and I will soon have finished repairing a trailer we have just bought!
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Postby tuonokid » Thu May 18, 2017 11:39 pm

Hi Dan
It's an 02 reg as well so I'm sure the bulkhead will be better than the one I've already cut out for you, Go on you know you want to :-)
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509

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Postby tuonokid » Thu May 25, 2017 10:47 pm

Well with fine weather at last I decided to renew my front wishbones with the ones I'd bought off Ben. The passenger side came off easily as I'd already had all the bolts out and copper slipped them.

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Old and new. The only thing that was tight was the bottom ball joint but a chisel in the pinch bolt slot soon loosened it off. As the nyloc on the existing nuts had gone taking them off I replaced the nuts with stainless steel Nylocs and also used copperslip on the inside of the metallistic bushes and the wishbone bolts so they wouldn't seize again.

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As I'd had a noise that seemed to come from the strut bearings I was beginning to think I'd possibly installed the bearings upside down when I put the coilovers on but on checking they were the right way around.

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So I ordered up some new Febi strut bearings at just over £10

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So I put it all back together again, the last job being to torque up the wishbone bolts. It's important that these are torqued up with the suspension in it's normal position so the silver trolley jack under the bottom balljoint is now supporting the weight of the car and not the red trolley jack or axle stand.

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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509

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Postby tuonokid » Sat May 27, 2017 5:41 pm

The last thing I did after completing the passenger side wishbone was to put the drivers side front wishbone bolt under tension in the vain hope that it might free itself over night so I put a hex socket on a breaker bar and used the trolley jack to try and loosen it off.

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The morning after...nothing doing so I had to undo the nut, about a 16th of a turn at a time(really bad access) so I could get in to saw off the end of the bolt

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It took a bit of doing but I eventually sawed through the bolt using a long screw driver with a hacksaw blade gaffer taped to it. Then I had to get under the car to grind the head off the bolt which was a right PITA. Once the head was off the bolt I bent the front of the sub frame/wishbone mount so that I could ease out the wishbone and then fitted the new one along with a new strut bearing.

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All the bushes and ball joints/clamps are now thoroughly coated with copperslip and should be easy to dismantle if needed.
I also managed to get the sill cover off my scrappy Thunder and these are on my red one now.

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Ooh, nearly forgot, I also ordered 4 Uniroyal Rainsport 3s from Camskill in 205/45/17 size which are apprx 10mm deeper so, hopefully, the ride quality will improve. When these are fitted I'll have it tracked up and it'll be the first time I've paid anyone to do work on this car :-)
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509

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Postby XAF » Sat May 27, 2017 7:10 pm

Oooh Barry, good work but I'd have had a painting frenzy in there :lol:
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Postby tuonokid » Sat May 27, 2017 7:19 pm

Hi James
The painting's alright it's just the prep work that goes with it and at my time of life I can't be arsed :grin:
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

My Project Link - viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509


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