My Puma (formally pictures at last)

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Post by Fanwheel » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi Richard
Looks good - I like the stripe it’s quite tastefully done. Did you sell your pristine Moondust silver Puma in the end?

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Post by LymanKin » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:16 am

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote: Hi.
The problem with having two of these

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Means that I have to buy two lots of this.

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That lot cost me as much as another Puma and I still have to pay the garage.

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It is what it is, right Richard? Your Pumas look amazing though! You pamper them well.
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:03 am

Hi.
I have the dreaded mot due in a couple of months. So l thought as my Puma is getting older and the mileage is now creeping up it would be prudent to start preparation. I have found a small hole in the rear of the drivers sill at the bottom of the wheel arch. I have it booked in for welding. I need to remove the rear card on that side. Can any one advise me the best way of doing this? As a side issue has any one removed the large plastic bins that the speakers are in?

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Post by YOG » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:23 am

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Rick

Haynes Fiesta Manual (3397) answers a lot of your questions: http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5259"

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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Hi,
Thanks for that, very helpful.
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Hi All.

As previously stated I am readying my car for the coming MOT. I am working through the braking system.... work so far replaced hand brake cables ( under the car found rot another story) I have renewed rear shoes one side worn 50% more than other that was the side that had the seized handbrake cable. On the same side was a seized wheel cylinder. I have replaced all defective parts and reblead the entire system, all works well and foot brake is very good. However the hand brake will not adjust, I have checked the self adjust mechanism which works off the car but not when installed, there appears no reason why it should not work. I would be grateful for any input to sort this frustrating problem.

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Post by DOH » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Try slackening off the handbrake cable adjuster . It's a 10mm nut. Use a deep socket its underneath the cover surrounding the handbrake in the center consul. Then with the engine running press the brake pedal and you should hear the adjusters click to take up the clearance in the drum . If not, remove the drums and adjust the adjusters with a flat screwdriver until they are just rubbing when you try and rotate the drum. Finally re tension the handbrake cable's 10mm nut & replace the handbrake levers cover.
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:59 pm

Hi

Thanks for that. I have tried it once I will give it another go. I must admit I did not do it with the engine running. I have adjusted them up manually and have about 50% handbrake at the moment.

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Post by MS-DIY » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Hi Richard
Did you get your handbrake to work 100% ??
I got the same problem, but have found out that the handbrake arm on the shoe hit the inner side of the drum as a mechanic stop. So that means you never gonna get it to work unless you grind the arm just enough so that it brakes 100%
Still working on mine.... :evil:
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi

Sorry for the late response.
I got it to work in the end by taking the drums on and off adjusting the brakes manually by trial and error. I have since found out speaking to a couple of mechanics that the self adjust system does not work that well. One gave a top tip which was in addition to manually adjusting with the hand brake off slacken the adjustment nut right off on the cable to ensure the cable is really slack.

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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi All.

It has been some time since I have posted an update. Well its all been happening and it is not good I can tell you. Some of you may have read my post in Puma area regarding my £1300 MOT. Well a few weeks back I had the mishap of a hit and run resulting in smashed drivers mirror and cosmetic damage down the drivers side of the car. It is booked in next month for the body to be sorted.

I thought with the onset of winter and the imminent visit to the body shop I had better sort out the minor rust scabs on the sills. I have stripped them back and treated the rust. The metal is in good shape. However I am stripping off the thick white sealant on the sill/floor-pan flange. This has in places delaminated from the metal leaving more potential rust traps. I have yet to spray and stone chip the sills. I would recommend owners to inspect their cars in this area and take steps to remedy any rust traps. It could save a fortune later.

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