My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

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Postby moondustka » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Barry, my Gaz coilers are for sale if that's any help?
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Postby tuonokid » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 pm

Hi Ben
Is that the rears or the full set?
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Postby moondustka » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:11 am

Full set.. but the rears are fork mount so would either have to sent to Gaz to change to eye mount or no good to you?
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Postby tuonokid » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks for the offer Ben but I'm really only after rears with eye mounts.
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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

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Postby tuonokid » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Well finally at the end of the season now and the Pumas been SORNED for nearly a fortnight :-(

Image101020173551 by barry wilson, on Flickr

The mileage is staring to creep up bu apprx 1,000 a year so hopefully it should last for a bit :-)
Got around to replacing the centre console which I'd damaged with some air fresheners...believe it or not. They made a right mess of the plastic even though they were dry type fresheners.

Image101020173552 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I cleaned the console of my Thunder to swap it out only to find that there was a massive blue biro stain in the bottom of the cubby hole so for a good few days I've been soaking it in fairy liquid and scrubbing it with a toothbrush and it's nearly clean now.

Image101020173549 by barry wilson, on Flickr

The last show of my season was the all ford show at Squires cafe and I ended up parked next to Ford Royalty.

Image240920173545 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I even managed to get my official arrival photo without paying for it (The over writing is hardly visible)

ImageIMG_0268 by barry wilson, on Flickr

And finally the shed's finished and starting to get loaded up with Puma and other stuff.

Image101020173553 by barry wilson, on Flickr

Image101020173554 by barry wilson, on Flickr
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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

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Postby rnnicol » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:03 am

Sheds looking good mate, I didn't realize your car was so low miles, , mine is still under a 100k, but only just. Ive been working in the drivers seat, and thanks to James for the leather, look like a new seat. I'll try and post a photo.
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Postby tuonokid » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:41 am

Cheers Richard. Sounds like you're making good progress, have you managed to find any door cards yet?
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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

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Postby rnnicol » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:06 pm

Not yet mate,
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Postby XAF » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Is that the only shed Barry, or are you still doing two?
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Postby tuonokid » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi James, I'm hoping to do another bigger one behind my garage this next year but I'm not going to start it unless we get the promise of some good weather, unlike this year.
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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

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Postby Robyorks » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:40 am

Have you actually seen that shed James? I think Barry knows something we don't ;)
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Postby XAF » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:52 pm

Robyorks wrote:Source of the post Have you actually seen that shed James? I think Barry knows something we don't ;)


I know. He could sell it to the South Korea as nuke protection!
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Postby Robyorks » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:47 pm

I reckon those boxes are just a front for tins of corned beef and powdered egg :lol:
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Postby tuonokid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:51 pm

No....red wine! :-)
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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

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Postby tuonokid » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:16 pm

Well, not done much on the Puma lately apart from the usual fortnightly start and run procedure just to keep everything working but now my garage is getting emptier I found the ST170 rear hub bearing covers which I'd not re-fitted due to damaging them taking them off. On the ST170 there is nowhere to get a screwdriver in to lever the caps off so I managed to remove one with a few dents but the other one I had to stab a hole in it to get it off. Not wanting to go through that again I decided to repair the damaged one and then weld an 8mm nut on so I could twist the caps off with a spanner or socket.

Image041220173568 by barry wilson, on Flickr

And here's the caps in place.

Image041220173569 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I also managed to get my Aprilia petrol tank repaired using the Ethanol proof Phenol Novolac resin from Caswells UK using the stuff below

Image201020173555 by barry wilson, on Flickr

The two part resin,chemists spoon and a beaker and some play doh.
I levelled up the tank so the fuel pump flange, which had distorted was horizontal, used some thick tape around the hole into the tank to act as formwork for the resin and then the play doh on the outside of the flange

Image251020173558 by barry wilson, on Flickr

To stop the resin flooding into the captive threads I used some Puma washer tube over the threads of the fuel pump bolts and tightened them down and then mixed and poured the resin between the tape and the play doh.

Image261020173559 by barry wilson, on Flickr

This is the nearly finished result and you can see the thickness of the added resin but I also did the inside of the flange as well so it's probably over twice as thick as it was. It's all sanded down and assembled on the bike now but I put a "T" piece on the fuel return line and fitted a drain so I can empty the tank when I'm not using the bike so the Ethanol problem shouldn't be an issue now.
A bit back one of my friends came through on his latest V4 Tuono. What a bike but it's too small for me. He's just had it remapped and it now makes 172 bhp at the back wheel!!!!!

Image010920173534 by barry wilson, on Flickr
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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


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