New Moondust arrival

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri May 01, 2015 4:47 pm

Hi,
I have had the Puma a few weeks now. Up till now all I have done is give it a wash and polish and put it in the garage. So, I thought I would have a closer look to see what I had bought. I started with the rear offside wheel arch, removed the wheel and arch liner and this is what I found, including a cobweb.


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It seems to be shaping up very nicely,

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby ArtfulHussy » Fri May 01, 2015 5:31 pm

Omg. That makes me want to cry its such a beautiful sight.
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby gingerdave » Fri May 01, 2015 9:18 pm

DINITROL is your friend :wink:
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sat May 02, 2015 9:21 am

Hi Dave,

I have had a look at the DINITROL product range. I have only used Waxoyl in the past, I did the external underside my black Puma with black Waxoyl I still have to do all the cavities. How do you think the two products compare? I will do the cavities of the moondust Puma with some form of treatment.

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby 748 » Sat May 02, 2015 10:02 am

Hi Richard
Are you taking it to any shows/meets this year?
Would be good to let some of us Puma nuts have a good look round it.
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby gingerdave » Sat May 02, 2015 12:51 pm

RICHARD MANSFIELD2 wrote:Hi Dave,

I have had a look at the DINITROL product range. I have only used Waxoyl in the past, I did the external underside my black Puma with black Waxoyl I still have to do all the cavities. How do you think the two products compare? I will do the cavities of the moondust Puma with some form of treatment.

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Richard I've used Dinitrol product for over 30 years.Dinitrol 1000 is a cavity wax which is best sprayed on with a wand and compressor.It sticks to the inside of cavity sections both in side and outside and will creep through spotwelded joints but does not run out causing undue mess..I normally put finnigans over the top of external underbody panels afterwards.Used it on my S1 E type years ago and it still has the original panels.Also have a ford Ka from first month of production(Sept. 1996).Its done 120 K miles and there is no structural corrosion .When did you last see a '96 Ford Ka?
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi,
I have done a bit more on the Puma, I have checked under the drivers wheel arch. I gave it a wipe down and must admit to painting a thin coat of paint to the calliper and disc to prevent rusting. I was surprised at the lack of rust on the disc considering it is fifteen years old.

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby trublustu » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:04 pm

Nice to see that DUST rather than rust is about your biggest problem,
What an example :grin:
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby Frank » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:29 pm

trublustu wrote:What an example :grin:

I don't think I've ever seen better condition on a 15 year old car - unrestored and located in Britain.

You get them like this in, say, California (dry climate), but even then those have been specifically bought from new as 'museum pieces' as treated as such.

Quite remarkable and exactly the right type of 2nd owner for this car.
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:24 pm

Hi,
today I gave the spare wheel tray a wipe down.

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Stamped in the tray are a series of Ford codes and against each code is a a colour. Does anyone know what this is for?

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby ArtfulHussy » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:01 pm

I'm sure I've seen somewhere that's it just a list of colour codes used on ford cars..? No particular relevance to the pumas.
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby Dav4008 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:54 pm

I wish my 15 year old Puma was that clean underneath! Mine has 160,000 miles nearly full service history, cost me £180 and apart from cosmetic issues with some paintwork (rear arches) and minor rust underneath it is starting to look good! It needs a full clean up inside, lots of polish outside and some rust removal but that's why I bought it so it may one day look like yours underneath!
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:54 pm

Hi.
It has been a few weeks since I did anything on the Puma. Yesterday I checked out under the other rear wheel arch. Leaves only one left to do, the nearside front. All is as good as the others.

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:26 pm

Hi.
Bit of an update. I have checked out the last wheel arch. As well as a wipe round I did have to do a small amount of touching up to the black paint, just to keep it tidy. I have put the original spare unused tyres of of both Pumas onto the front wheels so now it is on all original tyres. I am doing my best to keep this Puma as near to factory/showroom condition and specification as possible.

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The next think is to rummage around under the bonnet.

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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi all.
I thought I would have a check under the bonnet as expected looks very good no sign of any oil leaks. I must get the cam belt done before I drive the Puma it has never been done.

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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:10 pm

Jeeeez, it is so clean it looks unreal 8-)
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Re: New Moondust arrival

Postby moondustka » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:39 pm

That is a stunningly clean puma.. Where did you find such a beauty?
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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:20 am

Hi,
I had the very good fortune to by it from a very nice lady in Chelmsford She had owned it since new. She said the rear seat had only been sat in once and she never took it out if it was raining. I personally have yet to drive it. I had a test drive and it drives like a new car. I have run the engine up and backed up and down the drive. I suppose I should get out and start it up again soon. I think it has only done 50 miles since it was MOT'd in March.
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New Moondust arrival

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:19 pm

[color=#0000FF]Hi,
Time for an update. I have had the Puma for about a year now. I have only driven it for fifty yards up and down the drive. It is booked in for an MOT on 18.03.2016. also a cam belt change first one in its life at 14K and sixteen years old, plus its third service.Having looked at the history it has never failed or had any advisory's. I plan on not doing so much sailing this year and will try to do a few car shows. Having been down the road of the Mini scene I know winch ones are the best to do. BUT on the Ford front I am not sure which ones to go for,perhaps with the support of fellow Puma owners I can sort it, Help!

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Postby RDS1972 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:45 am

The Battlesbridge Ford show is a good "local" show, Ford Fair is good but does have some knobs in attendance as most national shows do.
Would be good to let people see it, a non crusty low miler would be great to see as a reference/aspiration point. On another point, Modern Classic Magazine may well be interested in a feature, they've just posted a "who's got one?" post on their facebook page. It's a cracking mag if you've never read it.
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Postby moondustka » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:17 am

Just been able to remind myself of this stunning Puma. I think we all wish ours were like this. The fact it's probably ever seen a glimpse of rain is why it's this good!
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Postby RDS1972 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:18 am

Richard, if you decide (or indeed need, you seem pretty handy) that you want this properly undersealed, my brother (Based in Wickford) does this and paint restoration for a living.
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He does all sorts of special metal toys :) Say Rob referred you from the Puma forum if you get in touch
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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:42 pm

Hi,
Well, I have had the silver Puma almost a year and had never driven it. So today I took the plunge, I Insured and taxed it. I put it on a classic policy with Adrian Flux only £211 that is with agreed value and without a no claims bonus.
Any way I took it on a forty mile drive along lanes in and around Essex and Suffolk. It was a totally different drive compared with my black Puma. Comments have been made on the site that messing around with standard suspension may degrade the handling. I must say my mods of springs and spacers with the ST 170 wheels vastly improve the handling compared with my standard car. Also the FRP exhaust system and cold air feed make the black Puma so much more responsive. While I was out the mileage clicked over to 14000. I also gave it a wash before tucking it up back in the garage. I hope to take it to a few shows this year.


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Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:11 pm

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Took this today.

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