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by grogee
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Puma from Malta
Replies: 48
Views: 13493

Puma from Malta

Check if the 1.4 has ABS. Master cylinder is different between ABS and non-ABS cars - the latter has a check valve for rear brake lines to stop the rears locking under heavy braking. You may need to swap the whole ABS pump, servo and master cylinder over. Then run the abs wheel speed sensors from ea...
by grogee
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Puma owner - at last !
Replies: 22
Views: 777

New Puma owner - at last !

The bin bags are garbage. Took mine out. If the polythene splits it's full of spongy bits and it'll just suck in moisture. Typical Ford cost-save NVH measure! If you are in deep enough to access these (as in seats and trim removed etc) give it a good squirt with rust proofing goo. It's important to ...
by grogee
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 4x 16" Excel white 6-spoke alloy wheels and GOOD tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 311

4x 16" Excel white 6-spoke alloy wheels and GOOD tyres

I tried to attach but it bombed out, I'll try again.
by grogee
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: MoT
Replies: 2
Views: 160

MoT

Think I got a pair of lower arms for less than £30, they were new old stock (Motoquip, not OEM). A good garage ought to be able to fit them inside a couple of hours. Whereabouts are you, I might be able to do the work for you?
by grogee
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 4x 16" Excel white 6-spoke alloy wheels and GOOD tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 311

4x 16" Excel white 6-spoke alloy wheels and GOOD tyres

OK chaps I'm abandoning this white wheels project, and it's annoying because I've sank quite a few quid into these. Basically I bought the Excel rims and tyres to make a straight swap with the standard 195/50/15s so there would be no speedo nonsense, so the OD is almost identical. However, the offse...
by grogee
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: rear shock advise please
Replies: 5
Views: 372

rear shock advise please

I don't know of any functional difference between the two types, I guess it's easier to stick with what you've got. However if you are going to change it would be a good opportunity to change rear beam axle bushes. If you wanted to future-proof I guess you could choose whichever has best spares avai...
by grogee
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: At what cost??
Replies: 22
Views: 5751

At what cost??

I've spent maybe £800ish on the car to start with, £2k on bodywork/welding, and easily another £1k on mods/repairs/improvements etc. As it stands it's not an economical proposition, realistically if I could find a buyer today I might get £2k or £2.5k back. Hopefully the market will improve and I may...
by grogee
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Practical Classics Nov 2020: Puma piece
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Practical Classics Nov 2020: Puma piece

Pics look a bit odd to me. Like their photography car had a bad paint job and it's been through the Photoshop mill. Re: oil, I've always followed the WSS recommendation which is the Ford minimum standard. Given our cars are 20+ years old, most oils meet or exceed this spec but it's worth checking. F...
by grogee
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Practical Classics Nov 2020: Puma piece
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Practical Classics Nov 2020: Puma piece

I'm lucky enough to get Practical Classics handed to me as a mate subscribes so I get them after he's finished. Anyway they've got a Puma buyer's guide in November issue. I'd say there's not much in there we don't already know, although the advice about not using synthetic oil is new to me (anyone h...
by grogee
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Leather in a non-special?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Leather in a non-special?

Believe only millennium and thunder had leather, I don't think it was an option on non specials but I could be wrong. Mine is also steel blue with recaros but I retro fitted them, it had grey cloth as standard.

Do the door card inserts front and rear match the seat material?
by grogee
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1919

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

Yep I've bought some gasket paper which I use for things like this but to be honest it's barely any different to a cornflakes packet!
by grogee
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello from Spain! 1,7 Puma Project
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Hello from Spain! 1,7 Puma Project

I have MK4/5 Fiesta steering wheel in mine. Instead of the perforated leather sections at 3 and 9 o clock, mine is just plain leather all the way around.

If you're doing this you need to keep the original clock spring which is just a push/click fit into the centre of the wheel.
by grogee
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Complete overhaul parts list?
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Complete overhaul parts list?

Which state in USA? Puma won't last long in NY, MA etc because of their salty winters. Arizona on the other hand would be perfect!
by grogee
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Help with parts

Yeah £390 isn't right, it should be £39. Mine isn't a perfect fit but certainly didn't need any bending. Saying that, I'm not using much of the centre part as I've got my own DIY catalyst and pipes there
by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Help with parts

by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Help with parts

This is the centre bit. It says for 1.6 & 1.7 though, I don't know if 1.4 uses a smaller system?
by grogee
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Help with parts

Hoffman do a nice centre silencer delete and a back box they call 'race tube' but it's pretty subtle and not too noisy at all. From memory about £70 for both. They are not stainless but mine seems to be lasting ok. I got mine on eBay.
by grogee
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1919

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

That power steering pressure switch is also known to cause idle problems. From memory it's at the front of the car, right hand side, at the bottom. You'll need to raise the car to see it. The wiring is quite exposed and can fail. I think the switch tells ECU to give it more beans when pressure is to...
by grogee
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Brunner's Puma from HU
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Brunner's Puma from HU

The boot latch motor is failing. Mine was the same, only released after 2 or 3 presses. I bought a 2nd hand replacement from eBay and hunted around - it's used on other Ford models. Puma ones seem hard to find. But mine was from maybe a Fiesta VI or something? Note - you have to remove the rear bump...
by grogee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Millie wrecked
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Millie wrecked

This does raise an important issue: how do we get an 'agreed value' certificate for our cars? I've had to do this with other cars, usually involves sending pics to owners club and paying for a certificate. Does this site count as an owners club and if so how would we go about issuing valuations and ...
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Air conditioning drain pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Air conditioning drain pipe

Resurrecting this thread... does anyone know how to get at/change the air con drain pipe? My car is dribbling condensation into the driver's footwell so my pipe is obviously blocked.

What is 'microbore' pipe?
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Anyone know this car?
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Anyone know this car?

It's heartening to see the value for this car, but I would demand to see the car up on a ramp before handing over £3500. It would have to be completely rot-free for that money. One would hope the dealer has that facility. From the pictures it seems to have front and rear mudflaps which is good news ...
by grogee
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Another vote for 9 spokes. IMHO they're also easy to clean...
by grogee
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: drivers side door card
Replies: 1
Views: 368

drivers side door card

I've got a grey check pattern one if you need it, I'm in Midlands
by grogee
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 1.7 R Reg Free to Good Home
Replies: 2
Views: 517

1.7 R Reg Free to Good Home

Hi, I could do with front and rear bumpers from this, what sort of condition are they? If they're OK I'll think about how I can collect. Thanks for thinking of fellow Puma people, very generous of you.

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