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My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:50 pm
by red
8-) good to hear its fixed

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:10 pm
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi.

Just having learnt how to do the photos at last I post a pic. of my Puma after a bit of TLC and a wheel respray.

Richard
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My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 pm
by russv
Looking good Richard, very shiny :-)

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:03 am
by red
8-) looking great !

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:02 pm
by siju
Looking ace! Please bring back the splitter! I suits the Puma so much!

Alex

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:49 am
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the positive comments. It is in having a cam upgrade and a remap at the moment. A right sorry saga, more in due course.

With regard the splitter. When I was working (now retired) a work colleague and myself made the splitters between us. He is not interested in doing it any more. In addition we were about to make a new mold as the one we had deteriorated. So as a result I decided not to make any more. Also the delivery costs were constantly increasing and ebay were taking their share so it was all these factors that were considered. I could if there is sufficient demand look into getting a new mold made and start production. I would have to look into costings. Any one interested? Bearing in mind if I sell direct thorough the PP site ebay will not be involved. That is why in the past I offered a discount to PP members.

Regards
Richard

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:15 pm
by siju
Hi Richard,

I'd be interested but PP nowadays doesn't have much action. I think it might be better to post in the FB Puma owners page and Puma track day page. They are reasonably active and there might be some people interested in the splitter.

Cheers
Alex

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm
by Brian'
RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:49 am
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the positive comments. It is in having a cam upgrade and a remap at the moment. A right sorry saga, more in due course.

With regard the splitter. When I was working (now retired) a work colleague and myself made the splitters between us. He is not interested in doing it any more. In addition we were about to make a new mold as the one we had deteriorated. So as a result I decided not to make any more. Also the delivery costs were constantly increasing and ebay were taking their share so it was all these factors that were considered. I could if there is sufficient demand look into getting a new mold made and start production. I would have to look into costings. Any one interested? Bearing in mind if I sell direct thorough the PP site ebay will not be involved. That is why in the past I offered a discount to PP members.

Regards
Richard
I'm interested, but you know that! :)

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:23 pm
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi Brian,
Yes, thanks. I have my spare splitter that I can use as a plug for the making of another mold. I hope to get my car back the end of next week then I think I will look into see what companies I can approach. In the past I think I sold about five splitters to Mk5 Fiesta owners ( they fit very well) I dis not advertise them for Fiesta's due to the fact I did not think we could cope with the demand.


Regards
Richard.

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:12 pm
by RICHARD MANSFIELD2
Hi. Can someone get me some psychiatric help please.

The sorry saga continues. Well, 2018 I spent £1360 on getting an MOT. Sept 2019 I fitted a 27k engine replacement to my Puma with all new parts where possible...cost, £1450. Now the reason for the engine change was for some time I had promised myself some FRP equivalent cams with matching remap to go with the FRP exhaust system. So June this year I went to Lightening Motor Sport for the cams and remap to be fitted. Checking the engine it was down on compression on cylinders 2 and 3 (possible burnt exhaust valves). So 7th September car back in for head to be sorted and at the same time to fix the speedo drive in the gear box. Any way to cut a long story short... engine and box out, head rebuild new piston rings and big end shells plus some other odds and ends gaskets water pump, new leads, plugs and coil pack, exhaust manifold re-wrapped etc, etc.

The car runs like a dream about 145 BHP. COST £3289. If I could rewind back to 2018 would I have still done it all....YES.

You see I am mad.

Richard.

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The speedo drive a few pence but box out job
Also some general shots, including nice rebuilt head.
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My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:36 am
by Wild E. Coyote
I believe it was Goerge Best who said: “I spent 95% of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”
So, even by that definition and those standards, you are spending money, not wasting it!
Seriously, it is your car, your pride and joy and I FULLY understand your urge to keep it in prime condition.

Keep up the good work :ok:

PS. If the splitter project comes to fruitition, I will be interested in it

My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:43 pm
by meteor
Regarding the splitter, I really wanted one when you told me the bad news about the molds, but if finally decide start the production again, please put me in the list, I may take two or three for me and a couple of Puma friends