Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

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Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 8:46 am

After i got car tidied it up a bit and cleaned

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I then won these ET35 Mondeo wheels on ebay for £60

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However they were a bit corroded so decided to have them refurbed mid silver powdercoat for £35 a wheel.

The resulting finish

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In between all of this going on I fitted some AP Coilovers

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And then some 12.5mm axle spacers

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Also felt the underbody needed a fresh coat of hammerite aswell and repainting the rear beam

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Then some pics of how it stands at the moment.

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Latest editions include Puma front mats, pricey but excellent quality,

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And front mudflaps

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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 8:48 am

And for anyone interested a lap of the Ring last year when my Puma was standard



And the Ring F1 GP Track

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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:37 am

ive never been keen on those mondeo alloys i think they look really dated but when refurbed they look really nice on your car i would have sprayed them gun metal grey

do they rub now its been lowered?

how much have you spent so far on mods?

keep up the good work
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 9:42 am

I would say the alloys suit the era of the car, lets not forget the car itself is becoming dated lol, although i agree i have seen some bad applications of these alloys, i think alot also has to do with the profile of tyres you use. 50+ profiles dop make them appear more dated.

No rubbing at all

Money spent is

£420 for coilovers
£60 + £140 refurb for wheels
£30ish for axle spacers and bolts
£50 for mats
£25 for mudflaps

Someone get a calculator out lol
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:55 am

why did you need axle spacers what do they do?

did you buy new tyres?
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:01 am

Didnt need axle spacers so to speak, but i thought seeing as they were a fairly cheap mod to try fancied seeing if the wider rear track looked, and indeed made any changes to the handling.

IMO the rear end is less lift off oversteer now

Yep 4 new tyres toyo proxy t1-r's 195-45-16
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by zara#014 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:02 am

Looks great mate.. :D

Im wanting mine done the way you have with yours behind the brake drums and rear beam area...
hoping to get sum hammerite on the underbody myself aswell when Ive got more tools etc...
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:04 am

The axle spacers are basically what ford put on cars like the KA to increase its rear track probably to fall inline with the body design. They are cast metal items that sit in between the drum and rear beam. The ones i got were 12.5mm per side so thats an overall track widening of 2.5 cms.

You can get 20mm per side ones though from ford aswell
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:05 am

thanks for comments zara :D
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:19 am

overall you spent quite alot for alloys £60,refurb £140 and 4 new tyres probably about £200 approx £400 have a look at my thread i got these alloys with brand new tyres on for £180 sold my old puma 9 spokes for £150 so they cost me £30 in all bargain
http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=7504" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

do you fancy bidding on this lot would like really nice when fitted
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-RACING-PUMA- ... 483a68b1c7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:26 am

Managed to get 170 for my 9 spokes which i thought was decent.

Yeah works out about 400 quid, but im ok with that considering i have basically 5 as good as brand new Ford alloys with tyres.

Buying the wheels from ford work out about £130 EACH and thats not with tyres.

Your alloys look good, especially for 30 quid cant moan at that really :)

How do you find it drives with 17's?
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:30 am

did you see the FRP interior for sale bargain if i was doing the interior from scratch i would of got these FRP ones but i got my leather interior for £250 of ebay when i first bought the car so im happy

some people pay £500 for the front FRP seats alone so their a bargain for the whole interior!!!
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Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:33 am

It is a nice interior, if i had the cash spare id consider it however gotta save my cash as off to germany in 2 weeks
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:40 am

you driving?
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 10:43 am

Yeah..
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:47 am

nuremburgh?
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Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 1:03 pm

Nurburgring, yep
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 1:54 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Nurburgring, yep
good on yah im jealous

you probably will need another set of tyres when you get back..lol
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 2:33 pm

last year wasnt too bad, lasted me about another month after i got back then i needed to get some more.

The F1 GP track adjoined to the 'Ring was harsher on the tyres, the surface is grippier, the Ring surface has become smooth with age, not to mention all the graffiti on the track, lethal in the wet
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by pumadad2010 » Sun May 09, 2010 2:51 pm

me personally i would never put my only car on a track only if i had more than one car just in case it breaks...£££££££££
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by yippeekiay » Sun May 09, 2010 5:09 pm

Be interesting to see what difference adding the shocks etc make to your ring time.

My tyres hardly wore on the 4 laps I did last July, I went from the ring last year and did another 4000 miles round europe and got back in August and only JUST changed the fronts last month so managed 16k on them still, as you say, it's not hard wearing on the tyres....unless of course you do about 20 laps...lol
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 5:32 pm

Haha yeah thats true

Today I cleaned and waxed car, also did engine bay but will post pics when iv applied the dressing. Some pics.

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Thought this pic highlights the wider rear track after axle spacers

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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by MikeyPaine » Sun May 09, 2010 9:24 pm

That is what we call in the trade, a minter
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by Scotty1.7 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:54 pm

Blimey thats awesome- and a 10 minute 48 second run that very very good!! Clearly someone who knows there way round the ring abit.

Shotgun on a Pax lap with your good self if we all go next year!!
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Re: Project Silver, PIC HEAVY

Post by ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2010 9:58 pm

thanks for comments mikey, sadly takes a lot of work to keep it that way :(

scotty - actually it was more like a 10:20 bridge to gantry :P timing starts at the bridge bit at the top of the long straight about 30 seconds into the vid and ends at the gantry just after the final corner

anything under 10 mins id be happy with although im not one for going OTT chasing times as thats when accidents happen
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