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Postby SandStorm » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:59 pm

This is my Puma, got it today. It needs some work done, that I've pointed on my thread asking for help, so, here i'll just limit myself to post pictures of it.
I've already painted the wheel nuts cover and fitted them, tomorrow a new batch of pictures will come ^^

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The VCT, roughly 56k miles
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Postby red » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:19 am

8-) Looks pretty clean.
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Postby Bobby97 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:23 am

Always liked the green! First puma ive seen with an opened door light and a vct sign :)
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Postby SandStorm » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:47 pm

this light was always on, saw I had the hood switch disconnwected.
I connected it, and now the light is off. and never turns on no matter what, now, unless I disconnect it again xD

Edit: Actually it works flawlessly when I open the boot :P

Now... I've never seen the ABS check light on this car... :roll:
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Postby SandStorm » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:46 pm

Some pics...

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Today a silly bus driver, started coming to my lane when I was passing him... heavy honk, dodge and the day was saved :roll:

This little video is just a simple sound check

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Postby TylerB » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:22 am

Looks like a clean Puma to me, like that color too. With so few mileage, certainly a good purchase 8-)
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Postby zinc2000 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:41 am

Looks really clean, love the fact that it is clearly so hot where you live that the heater is totally disconnected!!!
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Postby SandStorm » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:19 pm

The HCV is broken
Actually I ordered new parts to fix it. Ordered new polen filter box, new termo ventilator motor because mine have a bush completely screwed up and that copper spring all stretched...
I love this car day after day, even with his little quirks.

Few days ago I was thinking I had solved the reverse lights issue, but it only lights up randomly. new switch on the way.

Meanwhile, a couple of pictures. I«ve already bathed the "green bullet" but was already dark when I finished, so no pictures :P

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Thanks for the praises, folks!
I'm liking this color more and more, all because here in Portugal all cars are now grey (various shades), white or black xD
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Postby zinc2000 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:52 am

check out that road, which btw looks like my roads in Scotland......add a Puma and that looks like serious fun....within the speed limit of course :grin:

Car looking good
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Postby SandStorm » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:49 pm

Hehe yeah I love this road!
When I want to release my stress or just drive and enjoy, I do it with either my Fiesta MK6, my Ford Orion MK2 or this Puma :)

Now, something new.
New material for my car.
Polen airbox arrived, was all nasty and I gave it a good wash. Mine's broken in the top so I had to order this one.
It also came with a panel filter I will replace, because it's nasty.

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Also, got a new motor because mine had broken bushes and that copper spring all stretched.

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Tomorrow or after-tomorrow i'll put this in the place.
Only HCV missing to have this part all fixed.
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Postby SandStorm » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:07 pm

I've put the new motor and box in.
I had to cut th emotor wires because to unclip it, I had to lift the car and go below it... so I made a new connection with those electric unions.
It's working fine on all 4 settings.
Was a pain to replace it because of all AC hoses.
Also, I still missing the HCV. Do the Air-Con only works with the HCV on?
Because while pushing the button, AC won't engage (neither the car radiator fan will work with AC supposedly turned to on)
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Postby Frank » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:59 pm

SandStorm wrote:Source of the post Also, I still missing the HCV. Do the Air-Con only works with the HCV on?
Because while pushing the button, AC won't engage (neither the car radiator fan will work with AC supposedly turned to on)

The AC needs the heater fan running/blowing. So, it's the fan in the cabin that is essential for the AC, not the HCV which controls the just temperature.
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Postby SandStorm » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:09 pm

that fan I fixed it today and runs.
Well... I'm used to my Fiesta MK6 AC that also turns on the radiator fan when working
Maybe the system isn't charged, I dunno
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Postby Frank » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:23 pm

SandStorm wrote:Source of the postWell... I'm used to my Fiesta MK6 AC that also turns on the radiator fan when working

The Puma's AC turns the radiator fan on (half max. speed) when running.
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Postby SandStorm » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:32 pm

Didnt on mine. Probably is AC discharged. If yes, will only check it Next year xD
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Postby SandStorm » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:49 pm

Yo buds
so, let me see what happened since the last time I posted here.
So, I've changed the reverse switch, aligned steering, was thinking about these alloys:

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Spent day and night driving for fun

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Bought a new coolant reservoir just because mine looks old

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And had a MOT

So, what was appointed in the MOT...
The transmission cups (I dunno the name in English, it is those rubber things near the wheels that have some lubricant gunk for the tranny) ripped. I guess they didn't handled well the travels at 210km\h (130mph)

Passenger side headlight with beam too low (driver's side on UK)

handbrake, rear right wheel not braking. they say it's just tweaking.

Went to the garage to have the tranny cups changed and they were talking about opening the drums and check it inside if needs new pads...)

It passed the mot with these 3 appointments.
Next month will be mot time for my bigbooty (ford orion)
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Postby red » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:21 am

CV boots I think it translates to?

Good luck with the MOT on the Orion :grin:
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Postby SandStorm » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:22 pm

The orion passed with clear sheet yesterday :)

Now, back to this sweetie puma...
I need a complete rear brake rebuilt kit. Also, I noted one of the rear wheels sometimes have a drag effect.
Unsure if the drum is screwed too, or if is just because the rear brake shoes and pumps aint good.

Meanwhile, been doing some cosmetic fixes.

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I couldn't buy this from ebay because on my car is in the other side :P
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Postby g-whizz » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:07 pm

Nice work there on the switch surround :-)
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Postby SandStorm » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:24 am

thanks!
Here is how it looks. Not perfect, not a proper fit, but ok.

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meanwhile I've ordered a HCV made by TRW from ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220864135043


Also, gonna buy black leather to apply on my steering wheel sides (it's all damaged) and an AA bar have arrived too.

If I still need the thermostat, then will be a fiddly job to do it in this 1.7... The CVH engine from my Orion is so much easier to work on.
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Postby SandStorm » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:35 pm

So, today I did this to my steering.


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At least better than before. Maybe I should have done all around it.
Also needed to cut a new key blade. This until I make an extra key. :P
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Postby SandStorm » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm

today was replacement time for th eheater control panel, since mine was defective.
this, solved my issue with constant cabin heating. :) Now have nice cold and nice hot :)

The panel I removed

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and the new (used) panel fitted.

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Postby SandStorm » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:38 pm

Time to replace the rear clusters. Mines didn't had the clear lenses around, so I bought two units to replace.
Yet, that number 10 wrench will forever live in my memory... RIP, forever lost in the depts. of that abyss in the rear panels... I can't find it. at least managed to secure all the nuts.
I had a slightly darker foil in one of them, looked good but had many imperfections. so I removed it. Stock looks good, too.

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Since I got it fixed:
-> missing red hazard button
-> rear lights
-> reverse switch
-> alignment and tranny c cups
-> HCV
-> heater CP
-> always on door light
-> hand knit steering wheel leather cover. (may replace with a all around one)
-> window switches surround
-> heater motor
-> polen filter airbox
-> unpainted alloy wheels center caps
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Postby SandStorm » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:34 pm

currently my time has been spared between my Fiesta MK6 (had to replace leads, coil and battery died a week after) as spending time with my Orion. rebuilt the distributor, new dizzy cap, new rotor. (which sat differently, so had to plug the leads differently in the cap)

but now, time for the Bullet.
Thinking about blue lightning on switches and clock. my clock needs to be replaced because the LCD is missing a trace, so when it displays 17:00 I read as 11:00
clocks are easy, simple to fit. and we can even mod for those with temperature. while I ordered one from a friend, I went to take out my dash to put blue leds in it. Well... Someone before me fiddled with it and it is missing a complete bulb holder. only have one.
Also, a new column stalk is on the way. Mine broke. Mostly because of my hazards. it wouldn't stop them, always working. so I was forced to remove the stalk from the car and now have it standing still until a replacement arrives.
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Postby SandStorm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:03 pm

The stalk sent by a friend was fitted. And he was nice enough to send me a couple of warning bulbs for the dash.
Pity he didn't had the top ones, so I still am limited to one bulb lighting my dash at night.

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Green Bullet is back on the road. ;)
I still have the LED side lights to fit, but I'm running out of time to go to work, so... I'll do it some other day
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