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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:16 pm

Also got the brakes off the Hubs yesterday, going to give them a good clean and either spray or powdercoat. Probably a high temp spray

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Post by mmc757 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:21 pm

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.
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:51 pm

mmc757 wrote:
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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.
I don't think you're wrong mate, but I'd like to cover all bases just on the off chance that I do take it on track, I want everything to look mint and keep its finish.
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:03 pm

Powdercoated bits collected 👌

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Post by Lewisrowezer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Things left over to do:

Engine:
Cleaned, refaced and powdercoated Intake manifold ✔
4-2-1 Stainless Exhaust Manifold
Aux Belt ✔
Spark Plugs ✔
New Starter Motor

Gearbox:
Clean, re-paint matte black ✔

Suspension + Steering:
New Genuine Shocks ✔
Powdercoated Springs (Pink) ✔
New Track Rod Ends ✔
New Wheel Bearings ✔
Powdercoated Knuckles ✔
New Driveshafts ✔
Nuts and Bolts all round ✔
ABS Rings Cleaned ✔
Lower Strut bar powdercoated and fitted after engine fitted. ✔

Brakes:
Cleaned, Painted red ✔
Pins, retainers and bleed nipples polished, pins copper greased ✔
New Bolts ✔
New genuine pads ✔
New genuine discs ✔
Goodridge Braided lines

Engine Bay:
PRO Hoses
New Radiator
New Air con condenser
Hydraulic Struts
Cleaned wiring, replacement of conduit
New Battery
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Post by Simonavis » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 am

You are to be credited for doing such a thorough job and preserving a Puma for a good numbers of years yet. Did you find much rot in the body shell or was it pretty clean!
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 am

Simonavis wrote:
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You are to be credited for doing such a thorough job and preserving a Puma for a good numbers of years yet. Did you find much rot in the body shell or was it pretty clean!
Thank you :) Body shell is okay ish. Definitely some rust there. After I'm done with the engine bay I'm going to take her to a couple of shows, then take her off the road again to focus on the underside, underside components and rear suspension..Then save up for rust fixes and a full respray.
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:21 am

Doing a list of all the bolts I need to buy to get mostly everything done. Starting with the gearbox bits...

Bellhousing to block: M10 X 35MM (6 OF)
Starter Bolts: M10 X 65 (3 OF)
Gearbox 'hat' bolts: M6 X 12MM (10 OF)
Gearbox to bellhousing bolts: M8 X 40MM (10 OF)
Linkage strengthener to gearbox - M12 X 80MM (1 OF)
Torque Mount To Gearbox Bracket Bolt: FINIS 1484229
Torque Mount Brace Bolts: M10 X 30MM, M12 X 35MM, M10 X 90MM, M12 X 85MM

Engine Bay Bits:

Pollen Filter Box - M6 X 16MM (2 OF)
Engine Mount Nuts: M10 (3 OF)
Engine Mount Bolts: M8 X 20MM (4 OF)
Gearbox Mount Nuts: M10 (3 OF)
Gearbox Mount Bolts: M10 X 35MM (4 OF)

Engine Bits:

Idle Control Valve Bolts: M6 X 25MM (2 OF)
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:27 pm

Got the rest of the bits powdercoated. The finish is amazing!

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Post by red » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:33 pm

Going to look good.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:14 pm

red wrote:
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Going to look good.
Already looking good! :grin: :grin:
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:48 pm

Sent it to narnia and got the engine In :-P
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Post by red » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:11 pm

8-) looking fresh!
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:11 pm

Way to many colours for my taste, but admiring the effort! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Looking nice soooo clean! :ok:
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:39 pm

Thanks guys 😊

Got the Shocks n' springs together last night:
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I won't lie, I have a weird feeling I've not assembled this in the right order. Does the bearing and nut go on first, then the top mount rubber or does the bearing and not go on after the top mount? Super confused as Ford diagram says the latter..
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Post by red » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:15 pm

Does this help at all? I know it's rear but?

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Post by mmc757 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:28 am

Unless Puma is different than other Fords, the Bearing typically goes between the spring seat and the strut mount.
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Post by Simonavis » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:39 am

Being hyper critical :oops: in my opinion the only thing letting the engine bay down are the power steering and brake fluid bottles as they are a bit grubby. I know I am going to be shot down in flames as this car is truly stunning and something I can only dream of obtaining but it just jumped out of the pictures at me as everything else is immaculate.
I put my tanks in the dishwasher and they came out pretty good......glad my wife won’t ever read this!!! :-P
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:01 am

red wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Does this help at all? I know it's rear but?

viewtopic.php?p=274850#p274850
I can't seem to see any of the pictures mate :(
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Being hyper critical :oops: in my opinion the only thing letting the engine bay down are the power steering and brake fluid bottles as they are a bit grubby. I know I am going to be shot down in flames as this car is truly stunning and something I can only dream of obtaining but it just jumped out of the pictures at me as everything else is immaculate.
I put my tanks in the dishwasher and they came out pretty good......glad my wife won’t ever read this!!! :-P
I completely agree now that I look at it! I'll see if I can do something about it, shouldn't be too hard. Maybe bathe it in bleach or something.
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Post by red » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:15 am

Odd, I tested your permissions and could still see all of the pictures. What kind of device do you use?
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:53 am

red wrote:
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Odd, I tested your permissions and could still see all of the pictures. What kind of device do you use?
I can see them now when I click on them, thanks mate, will be handy for when I put them in fully 😊

Got a lot done last night. Fitted the clip on the clutch master, got the new j and r driveshafts in, wheel arch liners in with fresh bolts and also made a good start on the wiring!

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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 pm

Bits left to do:

Engine
Intake manifold gasket (to mount the intake manifold) ✔
Alternator ✔
V belt ✔
Tighten water pump pulley bolts ✔
Dipstick tube ✔
Dipstick ✔
Starter Motor
Throttle body ✔
Throttle cable
Radiator and condenser mounting
Exhaust Manifold
Ancillary hoses, Coolant hoses and intake hose
Other vacuum hoses and wiring..

Suspension and braking:
Mount Knuckles, Bearings, abs rings and hubs ✔
Track rod ends ✔
Brake lines
Abs sensors and wiring
Assemble brakes ✔
Tyres

Misc jobs..
Rest of wiring (ecu, rear abs sensors)
Fit gaiter to gear linkage
Fit gear linkages and torque mount
Bumper mounting
Tidying cables, cleaning bay
Get car to exhaust shop
Then alignment shop
Done 👌
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Post by Lewisrowezer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Simonavis wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:39 am
Being hyper critical :oops: in my opinion the only thing letting the engine bay down are the power steering and brake fluid bottles as they are a bit grubby. I know I am going to be shot down in flames as this car is truly stunning and something I can only dream of obtaining but it just jumped out of the pictures at me as everything else is immaculate.
I put my tanks in the dishwasher and they came out pretty good......glad my wife won’t ever read this!!! :-P
Sorted :wink:
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I'll do the brake fluid reservoir soon :-)
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Post by red » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:23 am

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Post by mmc757 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:54 am

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
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