T464 PNB - "Smokey Joe"

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Re: T464 PNB - The budget bodge [Picture heavy]

Postby lusid666 » Thu May 01, 2014 12:29 pm

sounds like a new battery in your old key would have sorted the problem out for you but it dosnt hurt to have a spare key :)
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:49 pm

Actually the circuit board had gone doolally. There was continuity across the lock switch all the time. And the battery was still making 3V.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:44 am

Something that had been bugging me since i got the car (3 1/2 years ago) was one of the headlamp adjustment motors was knackered, and would adjust randomly, giving me a wobbly light at times.

So thanks to The Arch Bishop i got my hands on a nice new (old) one and whacked it in. Now i can enjoy stable light motoring :ok:

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Also, how fabulous are those mats?!
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:32 am

Nothing much to report, just a nice shiny new MOT, no advisories yaaaaaaay :ok:
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Postby red » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:19 pm

8-) That's always great news.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:58 pm

And i got my hands on a CD changer from a nice 98 Puma. But more on that later.

For now i'm just enjoying a multitude of CD selections :grin:
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:25 pm

Turns out it can't actually fit underneath a Shogun, no matter how high it looks.

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Anybody got a bonnet?
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:41 am

It was quite a week in the run up to FordFair, with a fair bit to do. Waiting for parts to arrive in the post, new bearings to fit and ABS sensors to play with. But in the end, after a number of very late, very hot nights I go it all done.

The first job was to sort the exhaust back box, which had completely eaten itself. So a nice new shiny one was ordered from Euro Car Parts and it was put in place, except it didn't fit and I didn't like the tailpipe. So out came the grinder and a few hours later a lovely new, well fitting, back box was in place, with custom "rally style" ( :wink: ) tailpipe in place.

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Then came the suspension, a long overdue job, as the rear dampers weren't really doing any damping. So after 8 hours of toil (and no pictures, sorry) the car was finally sitting at the height it deserves. And a special thanks is awarded at this point to ethanfitz for giving me the source of the elusive coilover lock rings that I couldn't find anywhere. At this time I stuck some 20mm spacers on the front, which required a complete strip down of the hub knuckles, which without the help from the local Kwik Fit bearing press would have been simple impossible. And thanks to the invention of ABS it was made that little bit harder because I had to cut the old sensor out of one hub and stick it in the new one, thankfully it worked :thumbs:

After that it was a case of finishing touches and setting the coilovers, and a session on the laser tracker. With my new, uncrashed bonnet and fully working heater panel (courtesy of Ian G) it was looking like a proper car again. So i set to work with the polish and wax and made it look like god's very own car (maybe). And then I drove outside and this happened

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Anyway, undeterred I set off the next morning (4am btw) to Silverstone, and what a day it was, glorious sunshine and glorious Puma's. After a session with the Instant Show Shine (does exactly what it says on the tin) the old boy was looking fresh again. A few compliments here an there and I felt like my work paid off, plus I think it looked damn good in the sun, the Panther Black really comes into it's own and the metallic shines through.

So anyway, the (for now) finished product

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Whilst browsing everybody else's efforts and being impressed I realised the next thing I need to do is remove the spare wheel carrier and stick the wheel in the boot. And besides, then I can show off the fact it's got the original spare tyre from the 90s :ok:

Then I want to look at some poly bushes for the rear beam and fit my new strut brace (thanks CherryVimto). And in the more distant future it'll be time for a 1700 swap and rear disc conversion, and at the same time a look at widening the rear track, now that the fronts are on spacers it's 38mm wider again, and my OCD can't have that for too long haha.
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Re: T464 PNB - The budget bodge [Picture heavy]

Postby Sparx » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:55 pm

Your puma was looking pretty tidy yesterday mate.. I went round and took individual pics of every puma on the stand and unfortunately your one was out of focus :( the only pic as well. Apologies in advance lol, at least you got a couple of good shots of her :ok:
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:04 pm

I think the camera couldn't handle the quality of the car, so it had to go out of focus to save itself :wink:
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Postby Sparx » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:18 pm

Perhaps you're right :lol:
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Postby The Arch Bishop » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:26 pm

Think you might be right - looks stunning!
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:11 pm

Cheers pal.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:28 pm

So today I fitted my new lower front strut brace, which was nice and easy, dirt and greasy.

All was fine, an here it is in all it's resplendent, grey glory

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However upon first starting the engine I realised that the gearbox resting on the brace makes for a fairly noisy, vibraty ride, but not to worry, I can just tell people it's a race car 8)

However again, when I got home it seems there is now so little ground clearance I can't drive up my own drive without dismantling part of the gates, which sucks major balls.

So it's time to don the thinking cap and get the measury stick out.

Aside from that the drive home was great, although a mostly straight traffic jam doesn't really test the limit of handling.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:35 am

Today, well yesterday, has seen the beginning of the biggest change to the Pum Pum;

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That would be a nice, new (old), 1700 engine. It's done 84k, came off a V-reg and I picked it up with gearbox, ECU, transponder ring, key, airbox and all ancillaries for an absolute steal off eBay. I wasn't even planning on buying one until next year but the price was too good to pass up on. So over the next few months I'll be stripping an rebuilding it, nothing fancy it'll stay largely standard, but at least it'll be nice and healthy.

Also, I'll be selling what I don't need, so that's the box, ancillaries, starter and airbox. I'll make a proper sale thread but if you want something let me know.
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Postby dubmeup » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:48 am

One very dedicated project :) well done and keep it up
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:29 pm

Thanks mate :ok:
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Disaster strikes as I attempt to poison the boy and he won't have it. I put some stale petrol in and now the fuel pump won't work and just blows fuses.

Damn my tightfisted nature! :evil:

So I'll attempt to blow out the fuel lines and try to get the pump turning, as it may be gummed up or something. If that doesn't work then it's tank out time and possibly a new pump, yaaaaaaay...

But in the meantime I'm stuck in a Clio that has no radio code.

Safe to say I'm depressed right now :-(
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:12 am

It's fixed! Bit of blowing down the fuel lines, with a jet not my mouth :wink: and it's all good.

Sighs of relief were followed by a lie down.

Now I can get back to the updating. I've been doing some cosmetic upgrades recently, just little things that set it off, so I'll get some photos up in a bit.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:11 pm

I've done a bit of painting to continue the monochrome theme, starting with spraying all the bare metal inside black, of which there was a lot to do. With that done I set about the dash, doing the silvers white

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I also did the bits around the window switches in black.

Then I detailed the Ford writing on the wheel centre caps; a very laborious task that required a steady hand and patience.

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After that was all done I swapped all the light bulbs for LEDs, including both interior lights. It's pretty bright in there now! To finish it off I got some super white headlamp bulbs to get rid of the yellow beam, and I think it looks much better now with cool lights all round.

Reversing light comparison
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Attempt at arty shot, not life changing but you can see the headlight colour 8)
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Stay tuned for more cosmetic touches over the holiday season, as I will treat the old boy to a few goodies.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:05 am

I come from the borderlands, a.k.a. Altrincham.


P.S. This isn't a totally random statement, I was asked where I was from but that post has disappeared :?
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Re: T464 PNB - The budget bodge [Picture heavy]

Postby Brian' » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:08 pm

Very nice project, Just read it. Don't know why I've never seen this thread before :oops:
p.s. What's that smiley thing, I like that xD
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:53 am

Thanks. Unless I'm mistaken you were parked next to me at FordFair so you've seen it in person anyway :ok:

If you mean the thing on the steering column then it's an air freshener. Smells really nice actually, but it was the face that sold it.
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Postby Brian' » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:45 pm

TGPlayer1 wrote:Thanks. Unless I'm mistaken you were parked next to me at FordFair so you've seen it in person anyway :ok:

If you mean the thing on the steering column then it's an air freshener. Smells really nice actually, but it was the face that sold it.

Yeah! That's true I was next to you at FordFair :oops: :oops: .
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:52 pm

It's alright, I will forgive you :ok:



In car news, I ditched the rear wiper, it's just unnecessary weight and line ruinage. I don't think we need a picture of this, just imagine your car, but without a rear wiper :lol:
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