Pippa Puma Project

Do you have a Puma that is a project? Do you want to track the progress with your own thread? Feel free to do it here.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
tuonokid
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 3105
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:41 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Huddersfield

Pippa Puma Project

Postby tuonokid » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:56 pm

Me too, well done Rob. :-)
Barry
1 x
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

User avatar
Bentleya
Project Petrol Head!
Project Petrol Head!
Posts: 1300
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:28 pm
Model: FRP
Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Bentleya » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:47 pm

Hope your pleased with the alternator Rob, my appogies on all the delays, illness, Christmas and then my holiday was just too much.
1 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Just dropped her off for MOT. Don't think she's ever so much as had an advisory in all the time I've had her. No reason to suspect there should be any issues this time round either but keeping the fingers crossed anyway.
2 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

Cartman
Project Petrol Head!
Project Petrol Head!
Posts: 1096
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:28 pm
Model: FRP
Location: Norway

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Cartman » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:04 pm

Fingers crossed :)
1 x
1998 FRP Replica. Innlet NR 138
Project tread viewtopic.php?f=64&t=21704" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

2005 Volvo S40 1.8

Time, is the fire in which we burn....

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:01 pm

Passed, no advisories once again. 8-)
5 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
Wild E. Coyote
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Croatia

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:49 pm

:thumbs:
1 x

User avatar
tuonokid
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 3105
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:41 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Huddersfield

Pippa Puma Project

Postby tuonokid » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:04 pm

Yay, well done Rob :grin:
1 x
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

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:00 pm

tuonokid wrote:Yay, well done Rob :grin:

Well done Tremona Garage in Southampton really!

Richard has once again tinkered with Pippa and made sure she left the garage driving like a magic carpet. He reckons it's definitely worth spending the two grand necessary to de-rust / rustproof / fix all the car park dings and scratches / respray the bodywork now - mechanically she's perfect.

This year's splurge included: Major service as per Ford schedule, new brake pads and discs, new Michelin PilotSport 3's all round, one second hand but perfect condition alloy to replace the now 50p shaped one I ruined hitting a pothole at speed, wheel balancing, laser tracking etc.

Pippa's driving better than ever! :wub:
0 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
Wild E. Coyote
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Croatia

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:17 pm

I know the feeling! What is the mileage of Pippa now?
0 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:25 pm

Just under 102,000. Doesn't make any financial sense to get the bodywork back to showroom condition, but after all these years she still makes me smile every time I go for a drive!
0 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

g-whizz
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 260
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:20 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Southport

Pippa Puma Project

Postby g-whizz » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:01 pm

evilrob wrote:Source of the post Just under 102,000. Doesn't make any financial sense to get the bodywork back to showroom condition, but after all these years she still makes me smile every time I go for a drive!


...there's something very heart-warming about that statement, especially in this day and age, good on ya! :grin:
1 x
My goals are world peace, and a piece of the world... if my plans for a benevolent dictatorship ever come together.

At the moment though am too busy with this: viewtopic.php?t=29348

User avatar
Wild E. Coyote
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Croatia

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:32 am

evilrob wrote:Source of the post Just under 102,000. Doesn't make any financial sense to get the bodywork back to showroom condition, but after all these years she still makes me smile every time I go for a drive!

If you go for financial sense only, all of us would be driving some small diesels. I'd restore her (in fact I did :grin: ) to showroom condition. I am certain it will pay off in the long run
2 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:03 pm

Cheers guys! :D
0 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
The Arch Bishop
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1886
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:38 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Hurstpierpoint

Pippa Puma Project

Postby The Arch Bishop » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:14 pm

We all know you'll do it, so get a move on eh? :P
0 x
Do you want to waste yet more of your life reading pointless waffle? Of course you do! Well, here's a place to do just that -Clicky

My project Puma thread - Clacky

My freebie MGF thread - Clucky

User avatar
crystalpuma
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 3434
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:15 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Oxfordshire

Pippa Puma Project

Postby crystalpuma » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:59 pm

Hehe so true!

I wish Richard could crack my beastie :(
0 x
2985
Remember to always be cheery :D
Nancy's project thread

User avatar
slayllian
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1937
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:07 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Norfolk

Pippa Puma Project

Postby slayllian » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:11 pm

102000 Rob?? She's catching up with Aiya. Having said that I never use her :-(
0 x
Image

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:18 am

For a few months Pippa's fuel pump had been blowing fuses and in the last couple of days it was blowing a fuse every time I got in it so I booked it in to get the fuel pump replaced.

As many of you know, I take my car to Tremona Garage in Southampton (probably the best independent Ford specialist in the South) and I live in Reading so I had a good hour of driving to get it down to have the work done.

Car went through three 10A fuses trying to start her up in the morning, so I put a slightly higher amp fuse in and she roared into life. Drove perfectly all the way there, pulled up outside the garage, left her idling in case it didn't start up again - was sat there maybe two minutes before the car spluttered and died. Figured it had blown another fuse - checked fuse, but fuse was fine.

Long story short: fuel pump held on just long enough to get me to the garage to be replaced before crapping out completely.

A Puma Christmas miracle!

Hopefully I'll get to see the family this year, unlike last year when the thermostat housing cracked shortly after setting off on Christmas Day!

Here she is being tended to by Richard and Malcolm at Tremona:

Image
4 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
Wild E. Coyote
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Croatia

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:09 pm

I guess that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase just-in-time....! :lol:
1 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:01 pm

Good job I didn't stop for a piss on the way down! :lol:
1 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

ElDude at Allison Automotive
Garage
Garage
Posts: 1434
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:34 pm
Model: FRP
Location: Nottingham

Pippa Puma Project

Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:59 pm

evilrob wrote:Source of the post , unlike last year when the thermostat housing cracked shortly after setting off on Christmas Day!
https://d17oy1vhnax1f7.cloudfront.net/i ... 6533_n.jpg[/img]


shit , no way... :o
0 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:18 pm

ElDude at Allison Automotive wrote:Source of the post
evilrob wrote:Source of the post , unlike last year when the thermostat housing cracked shortly after setting off on Christmas Day!


shit , no way... :o

Yes way!

This was my Christmas dinner 2015 :lol:

Image
0 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:21 pm

Chris - in other news, my Genesis amp blew up about an hour into a five hour drive to the Lake District earlier in the year... so that was good. :roll:

Pulled off the motorway, found a Currys and got a Bose SoundLink bluetooth speaker to tide me over for the remaining four hours of the drive - it's so good I haven't bothered getting a new amp. :thumbs:
0 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder

User avatar
Wild E. Coyote
Guru!
Guru!
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Croatia

Pippa Puma Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:06 pm

Genesis? Oh no...! :cry:
0 x

ElDude at Allison Automotive
Garage
Garage
Posts: 1434
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:34 pm
Model: FRP
Location: Nottingham

Pippa Puma Project

Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:28 am

Crickey. ..

The amp doctor still repairs them i think
0 x

User avatar
evilrob
Project Elder
Project Elder
Posts: 4783
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Model: Thunder

Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:52 pm

At least another year of happy motoring ahead - Pippa's passed her MOT with no advisories for yet another year! :thumbs:

I also got my sound system back up and running again, which is great - hadn't realised how much I'd missed it!
2 x
PUMA GARAGE LIST http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=9116
NEED SPARES? Talk to Ian G of PumaBits
Current Puma: July 2011 - Present: 'Pippa Puma' (click for project thread) 2002 Magnum Grey Thunder


Return to “ProjectPuma”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests