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R_C
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Model: 1.7

Hello everyone!

Post by R_C » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:50 am

Just wanted to say hi. I'm a 34 year old male that's been looking to buy a Puma for a few months now.
I've seen 4 so far and if price negotiations go right I'll be the proud owner of a 1.7 in a few weeks.
I work as a technician (not mechanics related) during the day and go to mechanic classes in the evening once a week for fun.

Few notable project so far:

-Carburetor, air box and exhaust upgrade on a Honda Hornet 600.
-Repairing the hybrid battery on a Prius for 50€ (quoted 2500€+ by the dealer).
-Swapping the front end of a Golf MK4 with one from a Audi TT (subframe, swaybar, whishbones, steering rack).


The main goal here is to have a weekend car to blast down B roads, occasional track days and the Nürburgring.

Planned work:

-Upgraded front brakes from a Fiesta ST 150 (already bought)
-Suspension refresh


That's about it for the moment. I'll share future updates when available.

Thanks for contributing to this forum and sharing a wealth of valuable information.

Kind regards,

R_C
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Pumanick
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Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:07 am
Model: 1.7

Hello everyone!

Post by Pumanick » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:08 am

Hi and welcome. Good luck with your search and project.
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tuonokid
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Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:41 pm
Model: 1.7
Location: Huddersfield

Hello everyone!

Post by tuonokid » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:49 am

Hi Mate
Just be careful if you're thinking about buying a Puma now. Have a real good look underneath before you buy as most of them (apart from the ones that have really been looked after) will be rotting underneath, particularly around the rear beam mounts which is a MOT failure.
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
Westfield SEIW 1800 Zetec.
Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

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red
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Hello everyone!

Post by red » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:44 am

8-) great introduction!

I'm quite interested by the Audi to Golf front end swap, What did that look like when complete?

Glad you're enjoying the site, it's mostly the appreciation like that that keeps it online after nearly 13 years.
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