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by mmc757
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Bit of a tricky one - car cutting out whist driving
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Bit of a tricky one - car cutting out whist driving

Agree with all of that . This is either a bad idle air valve, a vacuum leak, or both. As far as the plugs go, this era Ford ignition systems can be finicky and its best to replace wires and plugs at the same time. Coil too if you can justify it, just to be sure. Coils tend to show degradation first ...
by mmc757
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Another none starter..
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Another none starter..

Try jumping from the known good battery directly to the starter, bypassing the installed battery cable.
The battery cable can corrode inside the insulation to the point of not passing enough current, and this is about the right age to start seeing that.
by mmc757
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Titanium wheel lugs group buy
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Titanium wheel lugs group buy

My primary interest is in the added strength and corrosion resistance. Ive lost a wheel before and if I can lessen the likelihood of doing it again, I'm for it. If I were to do any significant power-adders I would appreciate the added insurance, especially given our 4 small lugs design. I would thin...
by mmc757
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Titanium wheel lugs group buy
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Titanium wheel lugs group buy

I'm checking interest for a Titanium lugs group buy here. Please see my post on the Cougar forum. https://www.newcougar.org/threads/titanium-lugs.198380/ I believe Cougar and Puma share the same lugs. For confirmation, this is the spec I'm having them built to: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.p...
by mmc757
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Non starter

If the pump isn't starting, the next step is to confirm if its getting voltage or not. Use a voltmeter at the connector closest to the pump to check for 12v when the key is on.
by mmc757
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Non starter

More precise information would help. Does it turn over? If it turns over, does it "cough" or otherwise sound act like its trying to fire? If it tries to fire, have you tried giving it a little throttle? Can you hear the fuel pump start? Dummy check: does it have gas in the tank? Do you have a CEL an...
by mmc757
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Complete overhaul parts list?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Complete overhaul parts list?

Here's an example of the type of list I'm thinking of. Right now, my knowledge is very high for 99-02 Cougars. So if someone asked me to list wear and tear items for Cougars, I would say something like this: Front suspension: -Ball joints -Tie rod ends inner and outer -CV axles -Struts -Strut mounts...
by mmc757
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Complete overhaul parts list?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

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! :lol: you are correct. The Northeast US is very hard on steel. I move quite frequently so I cant really predict where I will be when I bring one over. If I actually do ...
by mmc757
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Complete overhaul parts list?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Complete overhaul parts list?

If you were going to purchase a Puma (assume 1.7l) and replace every wear-and-tear item on the car such that it was in like-new condition, what parts would you replace? When I import one to the US, I'm going to need to bring parts over too because we have no equivalents on our continent. Feel free t...
by mmc757
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Project Plus 100CC (1.6 to 1.7 swap)
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Project Plus 100CC (1.6 to 1.7 swap)

I would not be worried about those bolts
by mmc757
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Brunner's Puma from HU
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Brunner's Puma from HU

Sounds like a weak spring or dirty linkages.
Spray your favorite aerosol cleaner/lubricant into all the latch linkages and really clean it out well, then cycle it by hand a few times to find the problem. If the linkages are behaving properly, its probably a weak spring.
by mmc757
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

Start with cleaning, inspecting, and testing the IACV and the hose supplying the IACV.
by mmc757
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Not a fan of the blades :lol:
by mmc757
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: A/C question
Replies: 3
Views: 313

A/C question

It may be easier to get a universal kit intended for custom builds and hot rods. They have everything in one box so you dont have to try to make the existing wiring work, you just add new extra wiring.
by mmc757
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: That passenger footwell leak
Replies: 8
Views: 647

That passenger footwell leak

First, always make sure the cars engineered drain-ways are clear. The first suspect in that regard would be the area under the windscreen. It wouldn't hurt to open that up and clean out all the debris that's in there if you haven't done so in the last couple of years. If that doesn't uncover any pro...
by mmc757
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 52921

Lewis's Banana Boat

FWIW, I blasted and powdercoated an old subframe once and the powder just didnt hold up like I had hoped. In the future, I will use POR-15, Herculiner, or some other super-durable coating.

If you dont expect a lot of road salt exposure than it may not matter.
by mmc757
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: What a drag.
Replies: 6
Views: 656

What a drag.

The level one idea for the underside of the car is to present as little obstruction as possible. Modern cars are typically as smooth as possible down there. Look under any VW and you will see massive plastic trays to keep everything smooth. Level two is to shape your undercarriage to actively create...
by mmc757
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please

oh, sorry, I jumped to a conclusion without reading closely enough. I've sort of stopped suspecting the solenoids in the last few years because I dont hear much about them failing anymore.
by mmc757
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please

I recommend that you unplug the starter wiring harness black plastic connector going to the starter, (which can be a bit fiddly). If you then connect a working test lamp to the unplugged small wire on the harness. ground /earth the testers other wire to the engine or body. Get someone to turn the k...
by mmc757
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please

Are the accessories powering up?
If yes - Suspect a bad battery cable-Try jumping directly to your starter, bypassing the battery cable to prove it.
If no-suspect a bad battery cable to your fuse box if your SURE the battery is good. Check the continuity of the supply cable to the fuse box.
by mmc757
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 35
Views: 2051

Potential new owner

Fuel pumps are a normal wear and tear item for any car. No surprise at this age, its probably going on its third or fourth by now.
by mmc757
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 58
Views: 12006

Paul's Silver Puma

If your just replacing the fluid pump with an electric alternative you haven't actually changed anything that provides the mechanic feedback. You do get the benefit of less load on the engine as mmc757 says. I wouldn't go for a replacement column or rack though because then you will loose that feed...
by mmc757
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Tires

I think there might be a translation problem here.
Can you post a photo of what the problem is?
by mmc757
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 58
Views: 12006

Paul's Silver Puma

You could convert PS to electric. Either by installing an electric pump, https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=electric+power+steering+pump&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 or replacing the hydraulics altogether with a steering column motor. https://www.hotrod.com/articles/150-electric-power-steering-junkyard-prius-delivers...

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