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

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:12 pm

Nice one, Barry! Has that cured the noise?
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Post by tuonokid » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Sinisa
Not entirely but it's a lot better than what it was. I also have to be careful on full lock too as I have rubbing noises from the bigger tyres but I can live with that.
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Post by rnnicol » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi Barry,
Got the tooling for the lambda sensor, used the ring spanner and my body weight to get it of, the soaking must have done the trick, did you have you use any special heat wrap on the wires, to protect them, ?
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Post by tuonokid » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:39 pm

Hi Richard
Glad to hear you cracked it :-) . No I didn't use any heat proofing I just used split tubing and routed the cables well away from the exhaust. As there are no mounting points for the cables underneath I drilled the chassis rail and used a mounting that you can thread cable ties through so if I need to take off the lambdas I can just snip the ties and use another tie on re-assembly.

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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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Post by rnnicol » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Thanks for the help. Nearly done.
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Post by tuonokid » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi Richard
You're welcome but is that just the exhaust or the full car now?
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1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

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Post by tuonokid » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 pm

I finally managed to get the drivers electric Recaro seat working the other day and it was a lot easier than I thought. When I'd stripped the silver scrapper down I took the plugs and lead for the electric seat out of that and noticed that the live was fed from the cluster of permanently live red wires at the back of the fusebox. I thought that I might have to strip a wire to get a live feed but looking at my fuse box there was a spare single link within the fusebox so a single blade connector and a fused link later I had a live feed without butchering the harness....result.

Image010620173401_zpskkhlyp29 by barry wilson, on Flickr


And look what arrived on my drive tonight :-)

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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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Post by Robyorks » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:34 pm

Perfect night to let the cat out the bag Barry ;)
Thanks for the tea mate :thumbs:

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Post by tuonokid » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:39 pm

Cheers Rob, looking forward to your post as well. :-)
Oh and the tea is a given.
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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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Post by Robyorks » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:43 pm

Oh, can't seem to find those trims we talked about mate. Was fordpartsuk wasn't it?
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Post by tuonokid » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Aye T'was me owld mate
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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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Post by Robyorks » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 am

Not listed. Or I'm too stupid to find them :lol:
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Post by tuonokid » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:12 am

Ayup Rob, try James the ultimate parts wizard, he can find a carburetor needle in a velocity stack.
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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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Post by rnnicol » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi mate, just catching up, that's the manifold and inlet manifold done, still waiting for the welder to get back to me, however I'm going to start looking around for someone else, as I've done all I can for now. I'll keep you updated.
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Post by tuonokid » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi Richard
I thought you would have had all the welding done by now but I'll say the same to you as I said before. If it's getting FRP rear wings get new sills fitted and there will be work needed on the inner sills that you just can't see until the old sills are cut off. Good luck with finding a good welder and get some photos up :-)
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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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Post by tuonokid » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:40 pm

Well, not done much over the last three days as it's been too bloody hot but the other day I managed to clean up the area on the floor strengthener that I spotted about a month ago (the rubberised underseal had just cracked open to reveal rust).

Image160620173435_zpsw7f2nv0q by barry wilson, on Flickr

It cleaned up a lot better than I thought it would as initially it looked like serious rot. I gave it the usual two coats of Jenolite as a test for rot and it ended up like this;

Image160620173436_zpsch1wnz9r by barry wilson, on Flickr

The black dots to be seen indicate the presence of rot and I think I could have ground them down more to get rid of the rot but the metal would have been too thin so I've ordered up a new Panel from Ford and done a repair which should last a couple of years. So that's 2 coats of etch primer, seam sealer, white primer and body colour to end up like this.

Image190620173438_zpsioqqccg6 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I also sorted out another common puma fault that had been bugging me for a month or so and went from this...

Image020620173402_zpswfa48zl9 by barry wilson, on Flickr

To this....

Image190620173439_zpsf9vckix0 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I have to use contact adhesive on it as the weather strip is so distorted out of shape anything that didn't stick straight away would have to be clamped along it's full length until the glue set.
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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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Post by XAF » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Robyorks wrote: Not listed. Or I'm too stupid to find them :lol:
Sent you a message Rob. These are the bits I think you'd been after. Prices are a bit out of date, think they are around £50 and £45 respectively now.

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Post by XAF » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:21 pm

And nice repair Barry. I've a similar job to do on my black one. What's the substitute rubber under seal you've used?
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Post by tuonokid » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi James
I did pass that info on to Rob but I'll refresh his memory tomorrow so thanks for that. As for the sealant, it's not rubberised and it's Wood Autos own brand but I can't tell you what it is as I've taped over it. I bought it for Andrews Ka to seal all the leaky joints but we didn't use it all but it goes off at the top of the tube so when I want to use it now I have to saw the top off and then tape it back up again. You're welcome to come through and take it home to use, just let me have what's left.
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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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Post by Robyorks » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:04 am

Thanks for that James, much appreciated. Barry had passed the info along as well so Ill add the part numbers to my list.

Re the seam sealer, I'm sure I have one or two tubes of Sikaflex kicking about in the garage. Must dig those out some time...
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Post by tuonokid » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:21 am

Ayup Rob
You saved me a message :-) I'm not sure if sikaflex is the same as is not that more of a glue? Anyway good to know we're sharing stuff to cut costs.
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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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Post by Robyorks » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:37 pm

Sikaflex I'm sure is the stuff they used to use in bodyshops to reseal welded seams Barry. My brother gave me a few tubes back when I was doing the 3i, horrible black stuff but sets just like the original gear.
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Post by tuonokid » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:45 pm

You're probably right Rob, I just remember back to the eighties when it used to be used on the rear flange of escort wings. I thought it was a glue then but more probably used as a sealer to stop the door jambs getting blasted. This stuff I've got sticks to anything, especially your fingers and it's a bugger to get off.
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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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Post by tuonokid » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 pm

Well not done much on the Puma lately as I need to strip the Thunder but I've got nowhere to store it so I need to sort that out. This arrived a couple of weeks ago from Ford so there's still some left but if I remember rightly it was about £15 dearer than the last one I got at just shy of £50.

Image180720173446 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I also managed to start on fixing my Aprilia. This is the bottom of the tank with the fuel pump, if you look closely you can see the flange of the tank bending away from the fuel pump between the fixing bolts. There is an o ring on the fuel pump flange but this can accommodate only a little distortion on the tank.

Image010720173441 by barry wilson, on Flickr

The tank is made of nylon which is hygroscopic so it will soak up water but now fuel companies are putting in more and more Ethanol, which is also hygroscopic. so eventually the tanks grow in size (up to 15mm in length) and the pump flange distorts pi**ing out all the fuel in the tank. Also the internal breathers and water drains can spit but I think I've got away with that one.

Image010720173443 by barry wilson, on Flickr

I scoured lots of Aprilia forums and found a US firm called Caswell that make an ethanol proof tank sealer made out of a phenol novolac resin as other propriety resins turn to jelly when exposed to ethanol. After speaking to caswell europe they reckon that I will be able to use their product to fill the sags between the bolt holes on the pump flange and then block sand it afterwards. So, hopefully, that will work.

At last I'm starting to make progress on my Puma parts shed, this should last a long time as I'm making it out of box section steel and 13mm ply sheets.

Image180720173445 by barry wilson, on Flickr

And lastly a big thankyou to Photobucket for ruining lots of peoples hard work. I've just about rebuilt mine now but it's been a right PITA
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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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Post by Robyorks » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:49 pm

Ere, Barry. I need a new gate for the side of the house when your done with the shed :wink:
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