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

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Postby Frank » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:15 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post As for the LSD I suppose it depends on how hard you are

Barry, you seriously want to lay off that stuff, it'll ruin your mind.
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:29 pm

It's fecked already Nick :grin:
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Postby tuonokid » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:27 am

It's been a pretty awful month up here weather wise but I knew I needed a few things for my Puma, particularly alloy spacers to replace the M10 nuts I'd used as spacers for the seat mountings. At the last Rufforth Autojumble I'd seen some on a stall that supplied CNC bits for go-karts, I think but they were £3 apiece and I needed 10 so that was a no-no. On the stall that sells steel and aluminium I found some aluminium 25mm bar at £4 for 2 100mm lengths so I bought that.

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My Son, Andrew, is now on an Engineering course at Barnsley college so the bar was soon turned into this on a Lathe,

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FOC result....

And finally got them fitted today. This photo is taken of the top hat mounting to the inside rear of the seats where there are two bolts and spacers.

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Also got the engine and box out of my scrapper :-)

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And got another engine project for my blue Westy, a 2.0 ltr Zetec E that needs a re-build but cheap! These engines are fetching good money now so let's hope it's re-buildable.

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Postby artie » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:40 pm

Just catching up with your Puma progress Barry and I must say its looking bloody awesome mate,love the Millie Recaro interior Tony Archer really is the man when it comes to upholstery,keep up the great work.
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:12 pm

Cheers Martin. Hopefully we'll see you at the café next year on one of your 2 stroke meets. Tony did the seats on my Aprilia and also some carpets for one of my Westys so I'm used to his work.
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Postby tuonokid » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:55 pm

With a bit of a window in the weather I finally got around to starting to fit my AVO coilovers from my scrap car.

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First off I lubed the locking grub screws off the height adjusters (not totally necessary as they're nylon) and then set them to the highest setting.

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Having a look at my existing brake hose bracket set up I knew I had to cut the front bracket off the coilovers as it could snag the brake hose

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After taking off the calipers I noticed that the pads were sticking in the carrier bracket so I cleaned out the sliders and filed off the rust at the end of the pads and gave the slder a quick wipe over with copperslip.

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I also took the opportunity to de-rust the discs and then mounted the coilover then I noticed the coilover was a larger dia than the existing strut so I need to make a new brake hose bracket.

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Once back on the floor I turned the steering a few times to settle it down and then checked the ride height which turned out to be about 6mm more than it was before but I won't know for sure until I get the other side done.

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Now I have a standard strut (with lowering spring) and a coilover so putting them side by side it looks like the coilover is about an inch shorter than the strut. I think that the crap ride on mine with the lowered springs is because it's hitting the bump stops and I don't think the coilovers will do that so I'm a bit worried about contact with the tyres on the inner wings. 2 things left to try now, winding up the springs even more and putting a spacer under the coilover where it fits into the knuckle.
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Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
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Postby dingwells1985 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:51 pm

Great work barry i bet you have saved thousands doing all this work yourself and for bringing a puma upto A1 condition,well done! :-)
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:43 pm

Cheers Mate :-)
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Postby zinc2000 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:28 pm

Finally got round to catching up on this thread, great work mate, makes me feel very guilty as all I am doing is very basic re-commisioning to get my Millie back on the road this year, I should really look at doing some more serious work on it, especially if it is to be scrutinised at FITP later on.
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:27 pm

Hi Zinc
Thanks for that and if it makes you feel less guilty I've been retired for some time now so I've got lots of time on my hands and the cars never had to be an everyday driver.
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Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
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Postby tuonokid » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:15 pm

With another bit of good weather today I managed to make a new brake pipe fixing bracket for the LH side coilover and finish installing the RH side coilover.

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After I got the car back on the ground I wanted to start it to move the car up and down the drive to level off the front suspension so I could check the ride height but it wasn't cranking over fast enough. I think the battery must finally be on it's way out as I last run the car about a fortnight ago and charged the battery after I ran it. I suppose it's not bad though getting 16 years out of a battery!

I've also got a much shorter scrap car now. It took 6 cutting discs to take off the front end so I also now have a spare front panel just in case.

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As soon as the weather warms up I'll get the cutting torch out and take the rest of it to the tip :-)
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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.
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Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
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Postby XAF » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:28 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post With another bit of good weather today I managed to make a new brake pipe fixing bracket for the LH side coilover and finish installing the RH side coilover.

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It's funny how clean it looks without a front end Barry!!

After I got the car back on the ground I wanted to start it to move the car up and down the drive to level off the front suspension so I could check the ride height but it wasn't cranking over fast enough. I think the battery must finally be on it's way out as I last run the car about a fortnight ago and charged the battery after I ran it. I suppose it's not bad though getting 16 years out of a battery!

I've also got a much shorter scrap car now. It took 6 cutting discs to take off the front end so I also now have a spare front panel just in case.

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As soon as the weather warms up I'll get the cutting torch out and take the rest of it to the tip :-)
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Postby tuonokid » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:34 pm

Hi James
You're right there :grin: but it also goes to show how strong and rot resistant the front end of the car is compared to the rear. It's completely Kaput at the rear but the only rot I can find in the front is where the firewall meets the scuttle (a bit like old MK1&2 Escorts)
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Postby moondustka » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:58 pm

Nice brackets there Barry.

I have found the same with my new silver one.. rust at the back, sills etc. Not much at the front. Various small holes in the floor.
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:23 pm

Cheers Ben, when I get the chance I'll post up some photos of where the front rot is and I might even turn it on it's side to show where the rot is prevalent underneath.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:27 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post Nice brackets there Barry.
Various small holes in the floor.


Ben, I know all too well what you are talking about. I even wondered if the floorpan is still obtaineable from Ford, just in case....?
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Hi Sinisa
I think even if the floorpans are still available it's probably easier just to cut out rot and weld in new metal because the floor structure is so complicated with all the strengtheners etc.
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Postby XAF » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:35 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote:Source of the post
moondustka wrote:Source of the post Nice brackets there Barry.
Various small holes in the floor.


Ben, I know all too well what you are talking about. I even wondered if the floorpan is still obtaineable from Ford, just in case....?


Long gone I'm afraid Sinisa. Tried a few years ago when doing the floor on mine :-(
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:40 pm

My sources at Ford claim it is normally orderable, if we are talking about finis code 1127861. That is theory, though, as only actual order would give definitive answer to that question. Sometimes things are marked as deliverable in the system, but a order gets rejected if the item is not deliverable anymore.
Good thing, up to a point, is that all the floorpan parts are interchangeable with fiesta so there are much more cars circluating around and Ford might feel more motivated to supply them than only puma which was produced in 140.000 units (give or take few).
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:37 pm

After discovering that the coilovers I'd got off my scrapper were adjustable I decided that I'd try and get some fixings on the adjusters so I wouldn't need tools to adjust them.

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The adjusters are the hexagons right at the top

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I had some motorbike fork pre-load adjusters kicking about in the garage so I got those and some M10 nuts.

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So I filed out a hex shape on the hole through the M10s and then ground out a slot at each side of the nuts for the grub screws to come through.

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And this is the finished result.
I also spent hours separating the scrappers front panel from the chassis rails that I'd cut off with it so now I've got a spare front panel, just in case.

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Postby g-whizz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm

Nice going Barry, great to see your Puma 'in the metal' as it were the other day, v.v. nice it is & now funky, shiny adjusters too! :grin:
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:12 pm

Cheers Greg, good to meet you as well and good luck with the ongoing.
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Postby McCloud 85 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:48 am

Random question Barry.. do you still have the inner wings and rest of the car shell? I need some parts of the body work to repair mine with.
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:57 am

Hi Dan
The inner wings have gone now but I still have the rest of the shell, what do you want?
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Postby McCloud 85 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks for the reply, I'm after about 2ft of the centre section of the bulkhead panel including 4 inches or so of the scuttle panel above, the handbrake cable holder plate left attached to the floor panel and the jacking panels underneath if any good?

These are all a pain to get so please just say if inconvenient as I can always go fmdown the scrapyard and I still possibly have Ben's old shell I can cut sections out of if it doesn't move on as a whole.
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