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by mmc757
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 801

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: 371

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: 793

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: 53996

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: 760

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: 1167

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: 1167

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: 1167

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: 2419

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: 12683

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: 656

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: 12683

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...
by mmc757
Sun May 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: High revs on idle and when stopping.
Replies: 9
Views: 934

High revs on idle and when stopping.

Maybe a vacuum leak. Maybe your Idle air valve. My money is on the valve.
by mmc757
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: RPM wobble and stuck high
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

RPM wobble and stuck high

If its like the fitting posted by Grogee, those can wiggle a little bit. They were also used on many other Fords of the same era so you may be able to find a good one at a junk yard. I can say with certainty that 2.5l V6 Duratec cars (Mondeo, Cougar, MPV) have two of them right on top of the engine....
by mmc757
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

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 l...
by mmc757
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Drivers side brake pipe to servo broken how can I repair

Copper is both weak and prone to work hardening and embrittlement over time. Its also untrue that's its not susceptible to corrosion because it most crtainly is. Dont use copper. The factory uses steel, stainless is also acceptable. There are plenty of You-tube videos showing you how to fit tubing, ...
by mmc757
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Purist versus Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Purist versus Mods

For an average car with no real prospects of ever being valuable or particularly special, I say modify to your hearts content. Build the car you want to drive. Traditional car shows where the car is judged against its factory specs are unlikely to ever care about a Puma or give it any kind of fair c...
by mmc757
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Help Needed Puma 1.7 LSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3785

Help Needed Puma 1.7 LSD

It looks like MFactory makes a differential for the IB5 trans.
They are building a decent reputation for lower cost and equivalent quality (or at least good enough) to Quaife.
http://www.teammfactory.com/catalog/partno/MF-TRS-05IB5
by mmc757
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

I would say blue to match the rest of the intake, but if that's not an option...Orange
by mmc757
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

I sort of think the air hose should be a different color than the coolant hoses
by mmc757
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

Burton carries a line of polished reservoir caps that might really bring things to the next level in there if your into the polished look.
Admittedly, they are a little pricy.
https://www.burtonpower.com/header-tank ... chtc1.html
by mmc757
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

Unless Puma is different than other Fords, the Bearing typically goes between the spring seat and the strut mount.
by mmc757
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

I think the need for high temperature paint on calipers is overstated for normal use cars. Ive always used normal paint with no evidence of heat deterioration.
Perhaps if you get heavy track use, it might be an issue.
by mmc757
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 304
Views: 43756

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

I haven't driven a 350Z, but I did own a (closely related) Infinity G35X for a couple years. Its a great engine, great car, really liked it a lot. I would definitely try the Z if one presented itself to me at the right time. One of the best things about the 3.5 cars is that the mere existence of the...
by mmc757
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Lewis's Banana Boat
Replies: 96
Views: 53996

Lewis's Banana Boat

Thanks!.
Width between the strut towers, length from firewall to strut tower centerline and from the strut tower centerline to the radiator support.
I know the lengths wont be precise, but best average is fine.
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