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

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Post by moondustka » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:06 pm

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

Hi Ben
Is that the rears or the full set?
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
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1975 Yamaha TY80
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Post by 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 but 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.

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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 » 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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Post by 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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Post by rnnicol » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:06 pm

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

Is that the only shed Barry, or are you still doing two?
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Post by 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.
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Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

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Post by 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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Post by XAF » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:52 pm

Robyorks wrote: 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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 12mm 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 - http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by tuonokid » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:27 pm

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I finally got around to doing another small but annoying fault on my Puma this week, the smeared sticky steering wheel. The left side of the wheel was ok but the right side had badly smeared as on the photo above. I did have a good spare off my Thunder but I decided to do the repair in situ on my existing wheel using the furniture clinic kit I'd used to recolour my Recaro seats.
First off is to remove the existing sealant and paint using Acetone and a Scotchbrite cloth (or similar). I didn't have any Acetone to hand so I used nail varnish remover. I also masked off the start of the next panel on the wheel with some masking tape. I also had to re-perforate virtually every hole on the panel to be painted as the holes had filled in with the smeared paint.

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I also had to re-order the paint sealant as I had used it all doing the seats but fortunately you can order single items from Furniture clinic.

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And here's the nearly finished wheel with just one coat of sealant on with another two coats to go.

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Let's hope this lasts!
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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 - http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:33 am

Looking nice, Barry!
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Post by XAF » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:49 pm

You should have said Barry, I’ve got loads left!

My wheel is still good three years on, and I coloured it too
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Post by FastLee » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:36 pm

Nice job on that steering wheel.

Sadly mine is beyond that state but i am trying to find a better one even if it needs some work. With that process it looks good as new.
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Post by tuonokid » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi Guys
Cheers Sinisa :-)
James I didn't know you'd done yours already but great to know that the sealant is up to the job.
Lee, I hope spares are plentiful and cheap for you in Portugal as they are for us in the UK.
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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 FastLee » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:19 pm

Well ... For now over here we can get cheap parts from 1.4's . 1.7 specific items are a totally diferent story ...
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Post by tuonokid » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:40 am

Hi Lee
That's a shame, could you buy a 1.7 in the UK and drive it back to Portugal without a shed load of tax?
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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 FastLee » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 am

tuonokid wrote:Hi Lee
That's a shame, could you buy a 1.7 in the UK and drive it back to Portugal without a shed load of tax?
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Yes. But just for taking apart. And with a lot of RHD specific parts and probably some rusty panels. Not so worthy really.

The thing is ... what is hard and expensive to get here is the powertrain. And a pallet from UK to PT is not so expensive. So i am now waiting an engine from uk to get my car back on the road.
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Post by tuonokid » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:27 pm

These arrived from AVO last week but the weather hasn't been good enough to fit them till today. They need to be fitted at the right height then I'll have to take them off again to get some suitable gaiters to protect the damper rods.

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And here's the first one on the car.

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And here's the rear ride height maxed out.

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I'm so glad it's high as I can't take it any higher but it can go substantially lower. The problem I had before I fitted these was the lowering springs were overwhelming the dampers and making it bouncy on the motorway which led to my tyres catching the top mudflap mount. I could have stopped the catching by losing the mudflaps or the axle spacers but I liked the stance of the car as it was and I also think the factory mudflaps suit the red car. So I'll keep on lowering it now to get it as it was and then when I get it back on the road in April I'll adjust the damping to suit. So at last that's the suspension sorted now. Next to get the wheels powder coated.
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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 CherryVimto » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi Barry

Those are damper adjustable too? If so how does that work? It looks like there is an adjusting knob? Simply turn either way for +/- damping..?
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