Mr Fox's Puma

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Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:30 pm

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Entering Ford Fair 2016- August 7th

Next Planned Track Day: Brands Indy / Snetterton

Next Booked Track Day: Rockingham 10th December 2016

Current Mods List

Engine

FRP Cams
FRP ECU
FRP Airbox (heat reflective wrapped) - Front Feed + Rally Scoop
Complete JS Silicone Hose Kit
PiperX Panel Filter
Ported, Polished and Knife-Edged 1.7 Puma MAFF
Ported, Polished and Knife-Edged 60mm MK1 Mondeo SI Throttle Body (136ps)
Fiesta RS Fuel Pump
VibraTechnics Engine, Gearbox and Torque Mounts
Magnetic Sump Plug
Alternator Heat Shield

Exhaust

Piper (FRP) 4-2-1 (Decat)
Custom Powerflow Centre Section
Piper 3" Backbox
Poly Exhaust Mounts

Transmission

Focus 1.8 220mm Clutch
OEM IB5 5 Speed Manual + CRX NT Competition Oil

Suspension

AP Coilovers
Powerflex Front + ARB Bushes
FRP Upper Rear Bushes
OMP Lower Front Strut Brace
OMP Upper Rear Strut Brace
Whiteline Lower Rear Sway Bar
30mm Billet Rear Axle Spacers

Brakes + Wheels

ST150 Setup
Plain Discs
Ferodo DS2500 Pads
HEL and Earls Custom Braided Lines Front + Rear
ATE Racing Brake Fluid
16" Speedline Turini's - Rainsport 3's
15" 7J Tango's - R888 GG Semi-Slicks

Exterior

Carbon Fibre FRP Front Splitter + Rallynuts Stainless Support Rods
Custom Front Stainless Grill
Climair Wind Deflectors
Rear wiper and Ariel Removal
Holesawed Rear and Front Bumper for improved Areo
Tailgate BMW E30 M3 Gurney Flap
Sunstrip and Decals
Plastidip panels
8k 55w HIDs
Canards

Interior

Sparco Rev Bucket Seats + 3-Point TRS Harnesses
OMP WRC Wheel
Battery relocated behind Passenger Seat MSA/FIA Approved box
Foamalux Doorcards
Black Matt Dash
Painted Light Grey
Fire Extinguisher
Stripped

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Been a year to the day since my project was updated, it's really messy to view/look through, so started a new 'easy to read' version I'll keep on top of.

I'm going for 80-90% track focused, not a daily but used for the road. I'll be keeping most of the electrics incl the heater and A/C and be slowly upping the power while remove as much weight as functionally possible.

Target Weight - 900kg (Standard kerb weight:1035kg)
Target Power - 140-150bhp/ton (Standard 118bhp/ton)

01/02/15 - Rolling Road Day at AMD showed 138.4 bhp at the wheels, weight will be very near 900kg once lightweight bonnet and some other bits are removed meaning I'm close to hitting the upper target of 150bhp/ton!

Intention is to have a little bit more poke on the straights but most all have more fun on the bends!

Most recent works included:
Replacement fexi on the 421 and custom support mount fitted by Flowtech 15/11/15

Latest Developments

Lightweight Track Lamp Shields (DIY Creation)
Waiting on arrival of Carbon Wrapped Fibreglass mtec Bonnet

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what it looked like when I picked it up..

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2000 1.7 on 79k now, after buying had full service, cambelt rocker gasket and waterpump change. mudflaps, eibach springs, rear beam/front lower/front rear PF bushes, piper panel filter, gel badges, flat wipers, smoked side lens, osram bulbs.

Initially had a Powerflow Backcat fitted for a gutsy sound, but was just far too loud so kept the centre section and fitted a standard backbox which later wad swapped for a 3" Piper. Currently mated it to a Sportex 4-2-1 off ebay I refurbished, used- thinners, kurust, wire pipe cleaner, Rustoleum Heatpaint 650c and heatwrap.

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:33 pm

Clutch was beginning to slip so swapped for a 220mm 1.8 focus one and new puma slave, few gaskets for the exhaust, new genuine top mounts and bearings and some other bits.

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Real carbon fibre FRP splitter and after it fell off on the way to Trax in 2012, Adjustable Stainless Steel Support Rods from Rallynuts, got some 6K HID so I could actually see at night, changed rear polys for standard but prob be swapping back.

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Carried out the FRP airbox mod removed the resonator box and added a heatproof air feed (had to cut the grill back) as well as reflective heat tape round the airbox and induction hose to keep the air that entered cool.

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To help further the MAF was ported and knive-edged and the sensor cleaned. To improve throttle response fitted a 2.0l mondeo si throttle body which was ported and knive-edged too. Treated them both to the heatpaint same as the 4-2-1

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:35 pm

Needed something better to hold me in place to enjoy tracktime, so a pair of cobra frames for £40 and a separate auction for cobra buckets off ebay for £40 did the trick, looked a mess but soon sorted that with elbow grease and fabric spray. I've now fitted Sparco Rev's which are a million times better.

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Initially I was going for 300mm st170/mondeo mk3 discs/calipers which in 9 out of 10 cases I'd need 16" wheels for so brought a set of 16" Speedline Turini with where joined to Rainsport2 tyres

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Decided in the end to opt for the ST150 setup as you can get Ferodo DS2500 pads which interested me. Just so happens the used set a brought came with them! Refurb them and painted white and added little details, also fitted hel braided hoses and use ATE super blue racing fluid.

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:36 pm

Refurbed the gearknob

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Seemed to have a red theme going on so stuck with it. Created a mesh for the front grill, sprayed some interior bits, few track decals, front bonnet pins and this is how it looked for its maiden Trackday at Rockingham.

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:51 pm

Brought a Lower Strut Brace, don't like the common red omp colour and something bright coloured under the car so painted it with the Rustoleum Heatpaint I used for my exhaust.

Got send a battery clamp off Gary (quest63) - Cheers mate! Spiced it up along with my tax disc.

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby Noobrider » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:32 pm

looking very good
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby blaine » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:53 pm

looks really good!
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby evilrob » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Dear Neil,

You are a dude.

That is all.

Regards,
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Noobrider wrote:looking very good


Thank u.

blaine wrote:looks really good!


Ta La.

evilrob wrote:Dear Neil,

You are a dude.

That is all.

Regards,
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Lol, you crazy fool! :P
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby Brian' » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:42 pm

Clean project topic.
And the Puma looks awesome!
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:29 pm

Picked up some Puma OEM Props for track use I know they're the correct offset and got them for £20 with tyres! Upon looking inside them though.

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They were all like that, baked on oil, grit, stones and cement! After a couple of hours with various tools, tar remove and acid..getting there.

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didn't take much to clear the rest up and first coat of primer.

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Sanded down any small rim chips and key'd the front ready for primer.

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Primed and finished ready for painting, having the center circle area blue and the rest red.

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Got some 3mm spacers to so my ST150's will clear ok

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby BigAl » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:48 pm

Looking fantastic mate! Can't wait to chase it round the track soon! :lol:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby BigAl » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:00 pm

& a little word of advice mate! Make sure you squeeze in as many mods as you can before you get married, just incase some of your budget gets used for shoes & stuff! :P
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:23 pm

BigAl wrote:Looking fantastic mate! Can't wait to chase it round the track soon! :lol:


Cheers bud! these something sticky should help keep you at bay, hehe!

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BigAl wrote:& a little word of advice mate! Make sure you squeeze in as many mods as you can before you get married, just incase some of your budget gets used for shoes & stuff! :P


Too right! :ok:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:32 pm

Had my OSR wheel bearing replaced for a proper ford one at Steavies yesterday, top job as always, then went on to Boreham to collect my AP's from Aaron's, truely nice bloke and could have stayed all afternoon oogling at his 3 FRP's but I had to get on to my parents, thanks mate well chuffed with them!

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Brought an alternator heat shield off eBay for pennies and wrap the top in CF warp and a ford racing stainless battery cover.

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Also brought some pedals and ford badges to fit to my seats.

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OK it looks totally banana's and reminds me of a circus but it does fit the Red, White and Blue theme I'm seemed to have, I don't actually know if I like it! Might do two like this and the other two reversed so they'll have Red centers and Blue Fans...suppose it doesn't matter really as its just for the track...one nearly completed (still needs lacquer)

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Really torn now after staring at it for 5 mins, lol, I'm not so keen on the colour pattern but I don't wana tape it up and paint it again. Think I'll try two like this and the other two reversing the Red and Blue so I'll have two different ones each side.
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby Brian' » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:37 pm

I does look a little funny :P But hey, It's for a track car. I'd stay stick with it. :thumbs:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:49 pm

A Puma wrote:I does look a little funny :P But hey, It's for a track car. I'd stay stick with it. :thumbs:


Cheers, doing one more the same anyway now, think I've grown to like them already but and may still reverse the other two.
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:46 pm

All done. Here's the two different combo's together which will be on each side of the car on track, love em now :thumbs:

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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby Brian' » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Can't wait to see them on the car :!:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby BigAl » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:39 pm

I like that mate! Always good to do something a little different! :grin: although I seem more drawn to the mainly blue one. Look forward to seeing them on the car! :lol:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby BigAl » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:43 pm

& any reason you didn't use the centre caps mate? & paint them to give the wheels a 'smoother' feel! :grin:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:23 am

BigAl wrote:& any reason you didn't use the centre caps mate? & paint them to give the wheels a 'smoother' feel! :grin:


Hi mate, the set I picked up only came with one of them but I could always pick a set up off the bay or something. With them off though be less of a pain when swapping them over. The blue's ones are pretty (almost wana bite into it like it's candy, lol) but glad iv done the two red to balance them out. Will get a engine bay shot by the weekend and others showing the bits and bobs installed.

Think the 'fan blades' are designed to possibly funnel air inside the wheel so onto the brakes and if so thats really cool! would totally depend on which side of the car they were fitted mind.
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby BigAl » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:30 am

I understand about swapping them over mate, & anodized wheel nuts would be a cool idea! :grin: although if you did do the centers I would still do them the opposite colour to the wheel, might be worth a try if you could pick up a cheap set.

Not sure about the cooling, but seems feasible. I was thinking of possibly running some ducting towards the brakes, I'm sure someone on here may already have done it!

& look forward to seeing the engine bay, I've got something planned for mine too! :lol:
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Re: Mr Fox's Puma

Postby grayfox » Mon May 05, 2014 9:03 pm

BigAl wrote:look forward to seeing the engine bay, I've got something planned for mine too! :lol:

Got back from Honeymoon on Sat and cracked on with the engine bay Sun and finished off today, still got the cam cover to paint (one of the hex bolt badly rounded and cant remove it for the life of me!) but looking at the pictures it looks good with just the zetec-s writing in red. Bottom of the airbox was full of gunk and oil so cleaned it out the cleaned the filter (stupidly hadn't replace the oil breather filter last time a clean the panel filter) painted some caps (yes I forgot about the power steering one before anyone mentions it) wrapped the airbox the induction hose with high quality heat reflective film (dunno if it will do anything in the real world but hey-ho)

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