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)

Post by tuonokid » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi Alex
Air leaks on the intake side are pretty easy to diagnose as when you rev the engine up the revs hold for a little longer than they should before returning to normal so I'm pretty sure that wasn't the problem but it seems alright now and as a 1 in 2 year occurrence I'm not particularly worried about it.
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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

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

Post by tuonokid » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:00 pm

Well it's been nearly two months since my car turned a wheel but it seems to be holding up pretty well after Rob's (Robyorks) good advice about the regular use of polish. This years summer has turned up a couple of strange things though. The first one is the alarm sticker on the drivers side window. The sun seems to have burnt it as the white is starting to go brown now and as well as this the black backing to inside of the rear lights on the drivers side is turning grey. This is probably no coincidence as the car lives outside and the drivers side is always towards the sun where I park it in the drive

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My scrapper Thunder is nearly stripped now with just the engine, box, panels and suspension to take off then I'll cut it in half and let the local Bulgarian scrapman take it.

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And continuing my effort in trying to have every possible spare part for the Puma, James (XAF) got me the outer door seals brand new (not cheap) but now probably getting pretty rare.

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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 - http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

Post by Fanwheel » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:12 pm

Hi Barry your Puma looks great as ever.

Very useful to have the scrapper for spares. If I had the skills or the space i’d do the same. What do you think about saving Puma windows? I’ve seen some side windows for sale but not sure, as will be awkward to store. I’m assuming windows/screen will be unique to the Puma and will be pretty scarce in future? But then I suppose the classic car community must be able to find aftermarket glass somehow.

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Post by tuonokid » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:48 pm

Hi Will
Yes this is the second Puma I've stripped for spares now as I reckon it's the only way to keep a modern car on the road as a lot of the electronics are one off to that vehicle and will be completely unobtainable in just a few years time. As far as the glass availability goes apparently rear windows and rear side windows are unobtainable new already but I have a spare hatch and two sets of front and rear side glass. Windscreens, hopefully, are a different matter as you can still buy windscreens new for Ford Anglia 105es and escorts etc.
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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 - http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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