FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project

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Re: FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri May 22, 2015 1:54 pm

How much is it out? Can you try straightening it up? Or, perhaps, get a spacer machined to take that into account and have the wheel in good position, orientation and camber, caster etc?

Damn shame, after all the effort you put in...
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Post by d170sam » Fri May 22, 2015 7:44 pm

I now have the alignment data, I just need a reasonable condition 'eye mount' rear beam if anyone has one?!
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Post by d170sam » Fri May 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote:How much is it out? Can you try straightening it up? Or, perhaps, get a spacer machined to take that into account and have the wheel in good position, orientation and camber, caster etc?

Damn shame, after all the effort you put in...
It's not out by much but it's enough to make it feel weird, think il just replace it as the geometry on the rear dictates that of the front so I need to get it right :(
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Post by 748 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:43 pm

d170sam wrote:I now have the alignment data, I just need a reasonable condition 'eye mount' rear beam if anyone has one?!
It's a shame you're so far away Sam. I have one on a standard 1.7 that I'm breaking. It's a bit crusty but straight.
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Post by d170sam » Fri May 22, 2015 10:48 pm

Thanks Paul, I might have one near me I lined up that I can get my grubby mits on
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Re: FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sat May 23, 2015 11:44 am

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Wild E. Coyote wrote:How much is it out? Can you try straightening it up? Or, perhaps, get a spacer machined to take that into account and have the wheel in good position, orientation and camber, caster etc?

Damn shame, after all the effort you put in...
It's not out by much but it's enough to make it feel weird, think il just replace it as the geometry on the rear dictates that of the front so I need to get it right :(
If you know the state of your geometry now, and have data how it should be, you can rather easily get made the rear spacers from solid to compensate for the current situation. Of course, you'd need to trace then which is left and which is right but t can be done.
I am toying with the same idea to close rear castor a bit and also add some camber as well to see if that would make rear less happy to step aside
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Post by d170sam » Sat May 23, 2015 4:44 pm

Yes that is true, I'm just worried that the spring characteristics of a bent beam may lead to unpredictable handling, I think I may have sourced a good beam at a good price not too far from me, so I think il give it a go and keep you posted
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Post by d170sam » Thu May 28, 2015 6:36 pm

little update, car is all painted and looking shiny, should be getting another beam this weekend, also got my aeroquip hoses and fittings for the turbo's water supply

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Post by Cherie » Thu May 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Looking good. :ok: Would look even better on the stand at Ford Fair, or even Trax. :pose2:
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Post by d170sam » Thu May 28, 2015 10:07 pm

Haven't ruled out fordfair yet ;)
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Post by Cherie » Thu May 28, 2015 10:30 pm

Only 3 days to make your mind up. :wink:
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Post by d170sam » Thu May 28, 2015 10:31 pm

Il let you know in 2.5 then :)
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri May 29, 2015 7:05 am

What a beauty! WHAT A BEAUTY!!!! :wink:
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Post by PumaJay » Fri May 29, 2015 7:16 am

Stunning! :shock:
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Post by Davedrave » Fri May 29, 2015 1:32 pm

What a car. Looks absolutely stunning mate. 8-)
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Post by d170sam » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:06 pm

finally got the replacement beam fitted and had 4 wheel laser alignment done, its now true to FRP geometry now and feels lovely to drive again!!

finally got my alternator back from a guy who rebuild them, its all new inside and shiny on the outside :)

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and also i got a vibratechnics engine mount too, however when i went to press it in to its mount today i cracked the mount, now i need to get another and try again with a more gentle approach

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Post by PumaJay » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:52 am

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I keep staring at this picture... Makes me want to not sell mine and go full retard on it!
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:21 am

Must say from this angle it kind of reminds me of Max Rochatansky's Pursuit Special... Which is always a good thing :wink:
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Post by d170sam » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:19 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote:Must say from this angle it kind of reminds me of Max Rochatansky's Pursuit Special... Which is always a good thing :wink:
Yes! It needs a massive 'blower' hanging out the hood! Lol
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Post by d170sam » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:27 pm

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I keep staring at this picture... Makes me want to not sell mine and go full retard on it!
Are you saying my car looks retarded..... Thanks bud :pinkeye: lol
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Post by d170sam » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 pm

sorry no updates for a while, I got married and bought a house! ha anyway lots of progress going on at the mo, just dropped my engine and all its bits off at Lightning motorsport for the big build to take place, Chris is going to add liners to the block, keyway the crank and build the engine as well as get the lot balanced too, he will also be fitting some custom made turbo spec cams to get it all running nice, the plan is to take the car up in a month or two to get the engine fitted and tuned :) in the mean time I have ordered my Emerald K6 ECU to run it all, it was ordered with one of their custom wiring looms and new sensors to suit with the addition of a VW MAP sensor, also the ECU has a three way switch to change between maps on the fly!!!

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In order to run it with my race technologies digital dash I had to buy this super expensive comms cable, however this will make it soooooo much easier to run the digital dash, there will still be some wiring to do e.g. dash warning lights, and fuel level but that will thankfully be less of a headache now!!

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Speaking from expirience: Puma engine is very, very balanced ex factory. All conrod-piston combos (with shells and rings) are within 1 gram, crankshaft is also very, very good. The one I am putting together was only by 2 grams out of balance. The only thing less then (almost) perfect is flywheel which was a bit off balance and needed about 5 grams taking out (although at much bigger diameter giving much bigger shaking force).
When you get it sleeved, what piston, conrods and piston rings will you be using on the engine?
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Post by d170sam » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:21 pm

I thought it would be worth getting it balkanced as it's got a mildly lightened flywheel paired with forged pistons and rods, I don't expect it will need much but it's always worth doing :)
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Post by g-whizz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:58 pm

Just went through this thread as not seen it before.... that's one pukka Puma. Fair play, it's taken a fair bit of skill, patience and not a few shekels from the look of it. Very impressive. :ok:
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Post by TylerB » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:44 pm

This Puma makes me high :grin: Great project
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