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by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

By the way I spotted some used front wings on eBay, not sure of condition but caveat emptor as usual.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

Here is another pic where the arch liner has been removed. Note crusty fixed brake pipe... Another favourite MoT fail.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

The second pic is inside the rear arch, behind interior trim, seats out etc. It's always worse here than on the outside. I think I'm right in saying the offside seems to be worse on most cars but there's a thousand reasons that might happen.
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

Some pics
by grogee
Mon May 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

That one looks slightly better than mine when I bought it 18m ago. Since then I've had 2 second hand front wings (rust cleaned and treated then zinc primer). 2 new sills. Rear arches and inner arches repaired. And inevitable respray. £2,000 of work. I couldn't tell you if it would fail an MoT before...
by grogee
Tue May 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: High revs on idle and when stopping.
Replies: 9
Views: 899

High revs on idle and when stopping.

Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think wobbly idle can be caused by PAS pressure sensor wiring issue. The sensor is in the front RHS of car underneath near the radiator and crank pulley. The connector and wiring is quite exposed and can get worn out or broken. If this happens th...
by grogee
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Looking to buy - acceptable levels of rust?

I would say it is hard to judge the extent of the rust when the car is on the ground. Unfortunately to get a good look you really need the rear wheels off and ideally have a look at the rear suspension mounts. Also behind the spare wheel tray. I guess you could do some of this by pointing a camera u...
by grogee
Mon May 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wheel centres
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Wheel centres

Think mine came from here, my 9 spokes had tatty silver plastic jobs so I got these. They'll take a while to arrive though

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by grogee
Wed May 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Hello!

Be patient they are around. If Sunak shuts down my furlough money then mine will be for sale I expect!
by grogee
Fri May 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Hello!

I'd try and find a car with good bodywork first and foremost. Changing the ECU isn't too hard, in fact Pumanoob (Errol) is going to help me change my DIVE to something else that can be remapped. This sort of work is in the region of £hundreds but sorting the sills, arches, wings etc runs into £thous...
by grogee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Connectors to from fuel filter
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Connectors to from fuel filter

I wouldn't use the standard one with hose clips as there's no barb to stop the pipe popping off.

I know the quick release connectors you're on about but I've not seen them for sale as stand alone items. That doesn't mean they're not available.
by grogee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Connectors to from fuel filter
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Connectors to from fuel filter

Couldn't you just use a generic type filter with the barbed ends and a couple of hose clips?
by grogee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Ford online parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Ford online parts

If it's a 'flat' gasket and not a rubbery O-ring type you might be better off making one. I've had success using gasket paper and cutting out the shape required. At a pinch you can get away with cereal packet card... Use scissors and/or scalpel. To do bolt holes I've used a hole punch before, depend...
by grogee
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Abs
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Abs

I had some trouble with mine so have a look at this thread: https://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=33250 My guess is that your servo problem is causing the issue but I don't know enough about the ABS system to know how this would throw a fault light. Good news is you have self test so I as...
by grogee
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Help please with my Puma
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Help please with my Puma

That engine looks like a tight fit to me. Remember it's going to rock back and forth. Is there room to close the bonnet? The angle doesn't look 'wrong' IMO, it is canted backwards a bit in the Puma but I wouldn't know the angle. From memory the Ka 1.3 pushrod engine was pretty much flat. Good luck w...
by grogee
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair

What you say is true of copper but here we almost exclusively use cupronickel, a much tougher alloy and very resistant to corrosion - hence its use in marine engineering. That's why I'm a bit confused about TuV not approving cupronickel for vehicle use. Mild steel is a terrible material for brake li...
by grogee
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: RPM wobble and stuck high
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

RPM wobble and stuck high

I think that's the brake servo connection. Here's a link to the part but it's quite spendy: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272377548437 I didn't want to spend that so I drilled it out, tapped it and put a brass fitting in there with a friction fit hose to servo. My manifold was off the car at the time s...
by grogee
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma
Replies: 3
Views: 7393

Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma

Thanks for the stop leak tip, I bet there's a few of us with weeping seals wanting to give it a try. Regarding the seal change job - my new mechanic Wayne sorted out my wife's Espace turbo (horrible job otherwise I'd have done it myself). We provided the parts and he changed it for £200 cash. Which ...
by grogee
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma
Replies: 3
Views: 7393

Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma

Hi David. You're close to me in Southam. I've just used a new mechanic in Long Itch for a job on my wife's Espace, he is very cheap so I'll let you know if I'm happy. Supposed to be collecting tomorrow. Note - he is not what I'd call quick, but are any of us in a hurry right now?
by grogee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair

Wonder why? They don't rust, at least.
by grogee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair

Wow really? Where's 'here' Coyote? Must admit I thought they were a standard repair in the UK. Although I'm probably behind the times.
by grogee
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair

It might be a bit of a pain but there's nothing to stop you replacing the line in 2 or 3 sections and joining them with flared ends and a union. That would make life easier if the routing is difficult behind the engine. I think if I was tackling it I would buy some copper brake line, flaring tool an...
by grogee
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Throttle body (linkage) for 1.7
Replies: 0
Views: 5295

Throttle body (linkage) for 1.7

Alright, need a standard throttle linkage for 1.7, I'll take the whole body if necessary. I'm in Midlands but I can drive a bit to get it or pay postage. Thanks
by grogee
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 Rear Bumper plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 3221

Ford Puma 1.7 Rear Bumper plastic

Tow eye cover?
by grogee
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: I have just bought a yellow Puma.
Replies: 5
Views: 6228

I have just bought a yellow Puma.

Cornwall is the perfect place to drive a puma, at least off season while the tourists are away! For what it's worth I've been slowly modifying mine and have got the following. All mainly affordable bits done over the course of a couple of years. (this list doesn't include the bodywork repairs which ...

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