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Postby pumamartin » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:59 pm

Nice looking Puma 8-)
Come and show your ride at the European Ford Puma Meeting? 2-4 September.
its a great Puma weekend, If you don't want to stay all weekend, than Saturday is the meeting day.
You live in Belgium, so not far away.
Hope to see you :wink:

Information on our site;
http://www.pumadrivers.nl/?page_id=166
and on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/474452542761672/#
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1st till 3th September 2017
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http://www.pumadrivers.nl/efpm/

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Postby TylerB » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:08 am

Thanks man. Never heared about this puma weekend, glad to hear about it. I'll definitely check it out :wink:
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Postby pumamartin » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:14 pm

TylerB wrote:Source of the post Thanks man. Never heared about this puma weekend, glad to hear about it. I'll definitely check it out :wink:


Your welcome, Do you know Pumadrivers?
Puma Owners club since 1-8- 2000!
http://www.pumadrivers.nl/

Don's know if you are on Facebook :wink:
https://www.facebook.com/pumadrivers/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pumadrivers/

Would be great to see you in Valkenburg.
Looking forward.
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http://www.pumadrivers.nl/efpm/

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Postby TylerB » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:22 am

Hi Martin,
I probably won't make it this time. So much personal stuff to take care on sunday and already have working day on saturday too. Sucks! Sure looked like a nice trip to me.
Great to see you guys put the effort in it and i will certainly follow this. Gonna log in into the site too.
keep the Puma scene alive :ok:
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Postby TylerB » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:00 pm

Small update for my Puma:

Replaced the old steering pipes by new ones

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Did some further cleaning of the engine bay

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Bought some good calipers from a breaking 2004 Fiesta, thanks to Barry for the information on this. I have not yet fitted them but i'm sure it will break better on the 258 mm discs.

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And how the car stands right now:

Ehmm, well actually i removed the cossie wheels for a while again, they ride to harsch for regular driving :grin:

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Postby TylerB » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:16 am

Puma is allmost ready for MOT! Removed the strut braces, original dampers will be soon on the car. I hope it passes from the first time but I don't see a reason why it wouldn't.

Sadly, I had a crash with our daily Polo past week! Rain combined with freezing temperature made the road more like an ice rink, just couldn't keep it on the road while turning. The rails of the chassis are impressively big and strong for such a small car. They have not moved by an inch! Repaired it in less then 2 days, spare parts are very cheap and even finding the same color parts was not hard. All good now & back on the road, a similar crash with the Puma would be a lot worse :grin:

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Postby Fanwheel » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:56 pm

Oh dear hope you we're not hurt. Those old Polos must be tough- it is good to see it being fixed so well, sadly I think most people would just scrap a car of that age due to repairs being 'uneconomic'
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Fanwheel wrote:Source of the postmost people would just scrap a car of that age due to repairs being 'uneconomic'

And because VW Polos are the work of Satan himself
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Postby TylerB » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:46 pm

I know most people would just scrap, but it very easily designed, the whole front comes off in one piece with no more then 6 bolts (think what a job this would be on a Puma/Fiesta!). It's actually my gf's litlle car so we're happy it's back on the road.
TG player: Lol, I can't deny it is a really solid and reliable car. I prefer driving the Puma though :-) Going for its MOT next week.
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Postby Frank » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:48 am

TylerB wrote:Source of the post I know most people would just scrap, but it very easily designed, the whole front comes off in one piece with no more then 6 bolts

Well, maybe so, but I've seen less severe than that scrapped. I just think it's admirable that you've put that back together so quick. If there's two things I like, it's self sufficiency and effort.

Obviously, there's other things I like, but you know what I mean. :-)
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