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update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:49 pm

1, FRP 023 now with nitrous, seals going left right and center so over winter all seals to be replaced and may upgrade pistons and rings...may...also may not
2 FRP 419 awaiting turbo but running fine. (now wrapped up for the winter)
3 FRP track day car awaiting new engine and 4x4..lots to do
4 Turbo puma rebuilt turbo going on this week back on road next. then its work on replicating and improving...and then building a kit...(will be wrapped up for winter)
5 Pumaspeed engine done and running a treat, air bag light has come on now though. This one is lpg converted a useless ugrade, is lowered with upgraded discs and calipers. going to fit bigger discs though...this is the winter car.
6 Pumabird 3 red is a dog, but useable. winter car but need some normal wheels and off road tyres for it...have one set...
7 Puma silver is a works run about
8 is for parts
9 is for parts and engine. may go back on track for a bit of fun.

I have a spare car plus an engine and three gearboxes plus an st220 engine that I may just shoehorn into one of the cars...

got to work out how to fit the roll over cage to my frp track car and may fit one to the other two as well...want to still build an s1600 for the road but think it will have to wait for a bit, skint at the moment...
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by red » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:42 pm

:shock: You've been busy! Can't wait to see the results from the projects!
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Re: update on projects

Post by tekz » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:55 pm

YOU HAVE 9 PUMAS! :O

YOU DA MAN! :ok:
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:05 pm

bit addicted to the things, they are such fun cars...my mercedes and other cars are all underwraps as i prefer my pumas...
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by evilrob » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:56 pm

I think you might be my hero.
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Re: update on projects

Post by madhillbilly17 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:36 am

puma turbo number 4 what turbo was it in the end? have you left the turbo kit as it was or have you fitted a intercooler now?
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Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:54 am

no its still as is so far, we had to have the turbo rebuilt which turned into a saga, its done now and project can go ahead...we will replace the turbos with the ford escort turbo unit cheap and plentiful...then the frp goews turbo, got the manifold man ready and we will build our own manifolds, it will be a neat installation and with the battery in the back we will be able to fit an intercooler. it will mean for big power at least a decompressor plate, which increases the engine size slightly and for really big plus 250 we may have to do other internal mods, no news on this yet but we will destroy a few engines on the way. I think realisitically 250 or 300 bhp is about as big as you want to go without going duratec...and if you run it at that kind of power a lot it will fail, oil being very very important, especially to the heads and cams, the vct needs some thought too but we will over come...
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turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by Neil » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:57 am

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Re: update on projects

Post by frp292 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 pm

were do you keep them all, wish i had space for a few more on the drive
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Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:52 pm

latest news we have found the source of the turbo, its a saab aero and can be modified easily with different vanes for different size engines and to change the wind up period...so at last we have the thing on the move....we may now look at using this as a standard option...

we are going mini supercharger for the supercharged car...and I am sourcing a 4x4 x type to fit the 4x4 mechanism to the puma...still not fully committed to which engine i will use but the st200 is looking good...

however as you can see this will be slowish progress for now as we stillhave to service other cars and make a bit of cash along the way...

cable in the steering wheel gone on pumaspeed, replaced from the scrap car...

I have a bit of space as I have a few other toys, mostly military AFV's tracked and wheeled vehicles, and a few military trucks, well a lot actually but thats me.
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by frp292 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:10 pm

i want lots of toys like that :(, got my frp and a 22 foot yacht that im looking to get rid of! wud love an armourd personel carrier! just for the school run! some of the other parents will just speed passed with an inch to spare, dont look dont care!
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:51 pm

well the list goes like this....

Russian/warsawpact
ural 375 d Box running so sweet she is a treat....
Ural 375D flat bed on she is complete...winch too,
ural 375d getting diesel engine...going 7.3l powerstroke ford.
Zil 131 ... Wrecker with front winch, still needs a rear winch and a bit of bodywork. Welder here this month to sort it all out.
Zil 131 flat bed getting a front winch fitted..but may go diesel..
Zil 131 crane 4 ton rear winch and tipper body, awaiting fitting and final commissioning.
Zil 131 logging zil, front winch, with rear mounted botex crane and grab plus donkey engine and hydrauluc pump.
ZIL 131 camper
Diesel Zil 131...new engine fitted, running a treat...
Zil 131 Decon getting Diesel GM 6.2 as a trial install with auto box...
Zil with rear Crane, driven from Sheffield lovely.
Zil 131 chassis cab camo just needs a bit of tidying. Now with new back body, new drivers step and a new wing.
Gaz 69, awaiting MOT work starting this week, brakes mostly...still have the wrong wheel cylinders
MTLB tracked heavy hauling and personnel carrier..
Star 660 x 2 now all working, just got to fit flat bed to one...second one now has a compression problem...head coming off.
Star 266 and UAZ 469 and 452
British/nato
FV432
FV434 (new) needs oils changing...sorted...
Stalwart x 2 crane 623 and standard 622. 622 awaiting a few mods before she is ready to roll...
Saracen
M62 wrecker 20 ton..with 10 ton crane, 10 ton front winch and 25 ton rear winch, but reckon they can pull double that..all working now and road legal...
Berliet tipper KT 8 multi fuel diesel..now tipping as it should, excellent vehicle
UAZ 452.newly mot'd about to be registered...

14.3 ton tipper trailer.....awaiting MOT
4.5 ton Mesa trailer that will carry 2.25 tons...to have all its hydraulics removed to lighten the basic trailer and then she should carry around 2.8 tons.
Sanky narrow track...okay but going to get a wide track with disc brakes too...
Sanky 1 and 3/4 ton
M817 cummins 250 diesel tipper...will be perfect 1959 manufacured. so no tax or MOT perfect.
Green Goddess
Unimog getting a cab re weld...lots to repair..
Scammell 8x6 DROPS
Foden 8 x 4 beaver tail..loads of work needed to tidy her up..on going....

FH77 155mm Gun now mostly operational except for the brakes and main support legs which only work manually at the moment..
3x Munga jeeps one finished in process of rebuild...looking good.

Renault tipper crane now going beaver tail..beaver tail bought...

European and Russian to ad to above...
Zil 157 needing new engine and a fair bit of work to get on the road again...getting a cummins straight 6 diesel and eaton overdrive box. Box is mostly cleared out but needs the mast/aerial mount removing then we will see if the box is worth keeping.
ZIL 131 decontam unit
Tatra 813 Kolos...partially paid for awaiting collection..

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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by frp292 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:52 pm

so when armogedan strikes we can count on you to rebuild the world?
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:56 pm

forgot my M817

its to protect me against the anarchists...they are coming...
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by frp292 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:58 pm

id be more worried bout the zombies!
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:59 pm

the 432 is road legal and a lovely drive,, noisy but scary if the brakes fail...no way to stop it...or sterr it, just duck and hope the hit isnt too painful...took my son to the prom in it, and the other one in a Ural 375D
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:00 pm

the second ural above was in the film or is in the film new world zombies with brad pitt and the MTLB was in 007
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Post by Zara » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:11 pm

bloody hell!!! :shock:
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:22 pm

that isnt the full list of vehicles just the military stuff...as my insurance companies call me I am a true petrol head through and through...
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Post by yippeekiay » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:20 pm

I'd be like a kid in a sweet shop tinkering my life away but enjoying every minute if I had that lot.

Pity you were'nt closer as it'd give me something to do when I got bored as my previous welding & fabrication experience would be handy around that lot ;)
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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:11 pm

yes welding and fabrication always in demand, both sons on welding courses.
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by ben g » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:30 pm

wheres the pics?
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Re: update on projects

Post by fatdonger » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:19 pm

yeah would be nice to see pics?
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Post by paulob1 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:57 pm

434 432 MTLB
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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Re: update on projects

Post by paulob1 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:59 pm

AND A FEW MORE
ZIL 131
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STALWARTS AND DAF DROPS
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SOME TOYS
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n/a 220 bhp screamer frp broken now with chris for repairs
turbo frp, going to make 370.3 bhp awaiting cv joint and MOT
turbo puma getting new engine. on the way...
turbo FRP awaiting engine build and roll cage fitting.
FRP 4 awaiting full rebuild

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