Mk1 Focus RS powered Puma, now going RWD, JWRC

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Postby moondustka » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:05 pm

Can't remember exactly.. Something like 270lbs/ft at the hubs. But.. It takes a dive after that because the turbo is too small :roll:
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Postby Bobby97 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:13 pm

Enough said. Great car. Best wishes!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:50 pm

We would say your car can sign itself on street in 4th gear......
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Postby PumaNoob » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:42 pm

Glad you got your radiator issues sorted Ben, only just read through the last part of your thread, sounds like you are experiencing all the same problems I did, too much flow and too much can for a small turbo. But I'd just be careful going too big with the turbo, I've actually just gone from a .86 AR turbine to a .63 AR because mid range drivability is so much more fun. I had my GT30 on the 2.0 engine and it was good don't get me wrong, but weren't as fun as the GT28RS.

Hopefully I'll be seeing you at ford fair??
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Postby moondustka » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:13 pm

I'll be there buddy.

The guy who mapped it has suggested a GTX30 with a small rear housing and small compressor housing also. Or a BorgWarner EFR. Will have to wait though.
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Postby PumaNoob » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:27 pm

For your power goal, I'd have thought either a GTX2867 (I think they max out around 400hp) or a GTX3071. My choice would be the 3071, it has the flow of the GT3076 (like mine) but has the spool near the GT3071. My only worry was that it's most efficient at quite high boost, but if your set up for high boost, would be an awesome choice. I don't know anything about the other turbos so can't comment.

Be good to have a catch up mate! 8-)
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Postby moondustka » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:19 am

To achieve the 400 at the hubs, I would need something that's going to be capable of 500 horses I would guess.

I was looking at a 3071 last night. The BorgWarner's are nice turbos with built in boost solenoid and dump valve 8-)

Hopefully catch up on Sunday 8-)
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Postby PumaNoob » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:59 am

Why do we put ourselves through this mate?? :lol: :lol:
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:17 am

We have a saying for situations like this: why dog licks his balls? Because he can! :lol:
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Postby moondustka » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:03 pm

Just thought I'd update with some photos from a couple of weeks ago.

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I thought it was more sunny that day, but obviously not!

Nothing to report other than a small oil leak from the gearbox where the two halves of the casing bolt together :roll: which is an engine and box out job to fix :o

Otherwise it's reliable, I've been driving it around with no issues other than lots of wheelspin if the tyres aren't warm :lol:
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Postby tuonokid » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:33 pm

Looking good Ben. I think I said it at Fordfair but that Zetec install looks tailor made for the Puma.
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Postby moondustka » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:15 pm

Thanks Barry. It's quite easy to work on for sure.

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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:13 am

The engine bay is tidy to OEM standard. Clap-clap-clap! Just one question: where is your air filter? I assume the battery is in the back?
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Postby TimSaunders » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:43 am

Looks like the air filter is in the wing (?) So long as it has a splash guard it's safe right?

Does look great, I absolutely love the exhaust manifold - good job
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Postby moondustka » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:46 am

Wild E. Coyote wrote:Source of the post The engine bay is tidy to OEM standard. Clap-clap-clap! Just one question: where is your air filter? I assume the battery is in the back?


See page 1 Sinisa :wink: Air filter is in front of the left wheel, boxed in.

Battery is in the boot, page 14

TimSaunders wrote:Source of the post Looks like the air filter is in the wing (?) So long as it has a splash guard it's safe right?

Does look great, I absolutely love the exhaust manifold - good job


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Postby moondustka » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:21 pm

Ok, got some plans for the car or a car. And I'm pretty sure of what I want to do, so here goes..

Would anyone be interested in my Puma shell in Ford Aubergine, obviously ready to take 2.0 blacktop and MTX75 gearbox? This would include the engine mounts and adjusted subframe to suit, so basically bolt in and go with all your stuff.

Ideally I would like to keep wheels, suspension, brakes in addition to the obvious of engine, gearbox, radiator, omex, gauges etc.

Recaro interior could go with also.

Alternatively, I could put another engine back in it, either 2.0 zetec N/A or FRS, and sell to someone as fully working again perhaps.

I want to do another (Puma) project and it's definitely going to happen - I just want to find the best way of doing it and I've put a lot of work into my shell that would be redundant with what I want to do, seems a shame not to use it.

Please reply/pm if serious. Can come and view the car also.
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:44 pm

Hi Ben
A new Ecoboost Puma?????
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Postby moondustka » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:59 am

Nope :grin: although an ecoboost Puma would be good, Barry.

I'll be using my engine, spent too much on it not to and is capable of much higher horsepower. If my research is correct it would be a first.

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Postby tuonokid » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:18 am

RWD, c'mon Ben spill the beans! :-)
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Postby moondustka » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:40 am

I'll spill the beans when I've got some pictures ;-)

Seems a shame if someone can't use my shell though.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 am

Tempting but: the SW is on the wrong side of the car and the car itself is rather far away..... :-(
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Postby moondustka » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:34 pm

The latter is easier to sort, the former probably not so much! :-(
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Postby moondustka » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:24 pm

Think I might have found another shell, needs two rear arches but no surprise there.

Ok, so what if I put a 1.7 back in my shell? Or 2.0 N/A zetec to sell... really don't want the shell to go to waste :-(
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Postby alex' » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:26 pm

it would be a shame to throw this shell :?

In France a shell not rusty is very rare ... a stunning shell like yours ... impossible !!!
or very expensive to make it ... a simple paint cost more than 2000 € if it rusty ... almost double !
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Postby moondustka » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:33 am

After searching for a while and discovering that there really are very few low mileage Puma's left, I came across this one that has been sat for a while. It is in need of some TLC in the bodywork department, as expected - it seems that the bodywork isn't really affected by mileage, but by time and how much of the elements it's seen, which would make sense. This one is no better than another one I recently picked up that's done 115,000 miles.

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Will probably keep this one Silver as it's easier. I did want Magnum Grey, but seeing as they only came as a Thunder, they are demanding a higher price and seems a shame to cut one of those up anyway!

I'll be putting a for sale up for my Aubergine shell soon - It's got to go otherwise I can't start this project. Price depends on what goes with it.
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