Project Puma 'Black'

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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by Scotty1.7 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:31 pm

Hmm- i just looked myself, couldn't find it?

Then again with my spelling i prob mis spealt it and found it by accident lol
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:57 pm

Ok, spare gearbox now sourced, I recall from when the clutch was changed around 18m ago that the flywheel was worn, so I suppose it would be sensible to drop a lightened item in at the same time.

As a particuarly irrelevant update, I have also replaced the hanger for the rear shelf, which broke when I was replacing the bulbs in the high level brake light, which didn't need replacing.

Also I have just ordered some Denso iridium ITV16 spark plugs, as Dean the technician suggested that mine were looking a bit grubby.

On a more exciting note, I bloody love the way this engine goes now!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by Scotty1.7 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Sweet- ya'll have to pop over to the nw meet matey id love to have a gander at this beasty.

O the fly wheel front go for the shaw speed item
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:11 pm

Currently aiming to have it ready for Ford Fair, but we will see!

Just waiting to hear back from SS, but that is my preference.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by TyeBoi » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:46 am

im going to attempt to shave a standard flywheel for when i change to my st150 clutch as I am running low on funds.

your car is getting better everyday though flash! nice one!

got a link for that cig lighter in the glove box as I need to do that to mine.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:36 am

Thanks!

The ShawSpeed flywheel isn't cheap, but I have neither the time nor the skills to do it myself.

IIRC it is from the boot on a Focus. I will look up the FINIS and let you know.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by Scotty1.7 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:13 am

SS from memory is about £150 or there abouts on a exchange basis?

I'm guessing ya PM'd Jon on ZSOC?
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:22 am

Yup!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by Scotty1.7 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:26 am

Actually- Quick cheeky question- Ya ain't got your orginal 9 spokes per chance have ya?
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:03 am

Mine had F1's, being a "Black", but no, sorry, I sold them a while back as they wouldn't fit over my brakes.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by TyeBoi » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:00 pm

i personally havent got the skills nor machinery for lightening the flywheel but i know people who do so will look into it more soon
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:05 pm

TyeBoi wrote:got a link for that cig lighter in the glove box as I need to do that to mine.
FINIS 1333905, probably around £5-6.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:42 pm

Not much has been happening with the car over the last week, I have a new FRP gearbox which I need to get the LSD fitted to, and I have also just bought a new lower strut brace - mine started knocking after I caught it on a kerb.

I am thinking that I won't bother replacing the clutch and flywheel at the moment, the clutch is only around 17k old, and seems fine.

Massive thumbs up to Scott (Burgerboy) for my FRP engine sticker from Puma-Schmiede, pics don't really do it justice;

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Also some plans are afoot for a new steering wheel;

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I am also planning on switching out my cat, to see if that solves my clearance problem with a relative's driveway.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by pumadad2010 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:28 am

lettering on engine cover would look great in red to match the racing bit
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:10 pm

Probably, but it would look rubbish when I messed it up!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by pumadad2010 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:59 pm

use a paint marker pen check mine it hasnt been messed up iand ts been like that for the last 2 months
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Sat May 01, 2010 2:34 pm

Pics;

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New FRP gearbox

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New FRP Limited Slip Differential

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Denso ITV16's.

Also just dropped off three of my spare wheels - I am going to have my old front tyres fitted to the two straightest wheels.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Sat May 01, 2010 6:47 pm

Just got the plugs in;

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First time I have bothered to use that wing cover with this car, handly for putting stuff on if nothing else!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 02, 2010 1:03 pm

stops your car getting scratched by buckles and zips off your clothes when leaninig over
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by TyeBoi » Sun May 02, 2010 3:52 pm

top work flash!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Sun May 02, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by pumadad2010 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:16 am

read through your thread as you instructed me to do and noticed you commented on fitting miltek stainless mani,sports cat and rear box etc and didnt notice much difference only at high revs so is it worth me fitting my stainless protech manifold or save the myself the hassle and money including sports cat

have you had your puma on a rolling road yet if so...whats the bhp?
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Sat May 08, 2010 12:31 am

Not had it on a r/r yet, plan to before long now that my FRP conversion is complete. It should make 155BHP, but from what I understand many FRP's make less than that. I would be happy with anything much over 140BHP.

Is a 4-2-1 worth it? Probably, so long as you are aware of the difficulties with your check engine light on later cars, and that it will be noisier. Certainly you are doing it cheaper than throwing £1k at a full Milltek system with sport cat. I am sure the 4-2-1 does increase power as the standard close coupled cat arrangement is quite restrictive, but it wasn't as significant as I had expected.

If I was to do it again, I would probably start with cams and a remap, just because the noise of the 4-2-1 is significant, especially on the motorway. Having said that the noise is quite pleasing when you are pootling around town, and especially so in multi-storey car parks.
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by pumadad2010 » Sat May 08, 2010 4:14 pm

i really dont see the point putting a £1000 miltek sytem on a car worth £1500 id rather buy a car with more power i might consider putting the manifold on with a decat after my m.o.t in 3 weeks then get a sports cat when im ready or keep the manifold and cat so when i sell up i can give it to the buyer to get it through their m.o.t if they choose to put it back on

is this a good idea if not i might just sell the protech manifold and do the cams and remap instead of wasting my time and money on the exhuast
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Re: Project Puma 'Black'

Post by FlashBastd » Sat May 08, 2010 6:00 pm

Well hopefully my car is worth more than £1,500, but thanks for the free valuation.
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