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#1 User is offline   Kizza 

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:55 PM

hi everybody im new to this site and this is to show the progress of my puma as i upgrade and alter things, i bought the car for 900 which isnt to bad if i dont say so myself :lol:

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first thing i did was upgrade the brakes because they wer in dier need of changing!!! as the pics will show i also undersealed the car up to the mounting points for the axel

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Soon after a problem arissed where it would start over heating :( but for some reason a quick blip of the throttle dropped it down to normal, my first thought was thermastat and water pump. when i looked further into the cars history i found that there was a bill for the water pump being changed at the same time that the cambelt was done so that left me thinking faulty therastat!!! i changed it and as the pics show below it was only opening half as much as it should and also about 7 deg later leaving me to believe this could be the problem.

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The thermostate change has not sorted the problem tho so next time i get paid im goin to order a heater contol valve as the 1 on mine seems to be faulty and the heater is never as hot as i should be, also in looking into my problem further this seems to be the most likely reason why the temp is so wild as it is :huh: i dont know the reason for this but i have been researching for a couple of weeks and every time points to this part being faulty


the wishbones, drop links and arb bushes need changing so there also getting bought when i next get paid and im getting them painted red at work so they dont go rusty like most parts once the crappy paint comes off ;) will upload pics when done,

This post has been edited by Kizza: 20 November 2010 - 10:28 PM


#2 User is offline   Dave2302 

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:28 AM

Hi and welcome to the site.

Keep up the good work !!

Cheers Dave
It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice !!

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:29 PM

also i have started to spray the silver buts in the interior as no matter how much i tred cleaning them i couldnt get them so clean :( so there goin the same colour as the car here are some progress pics of how how that is goin so far. in need of paint to finish them so will be completed when i get paid ;)
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i have got an aftermarket steering wheel that will goin on shortly
also pedels (not to sure on these yet tho)
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i am putting a small sound system into the car, nothing to big and fancy i still need to beable to fit my tool box in the boot ;)

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:30 PM

my laptop charger has broke so waiting for a new 1 so cant upload any pics atm but: quick update....i have fitted my rear axle spacers and the wheels now sit in from the arch 3mm so its wide and anything at the back end now ;) and also the interior is painted and back in also and will ypload pics when i get the charger, not much elso will be done until after christmas due to finds being eatern up by the holidays (oh the joys of christmas) and car seems to be copeing well in the snow but do think i need thinner wheels :P

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

whats going on with the bonnet ???...why does it not sit as it should ????...and have you found the source of the overheating problem ??

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

well the bonnet is sat on 15mm bonnet lifters that i made, i wasnt sure at first but now i like them it also has gas struts instaed of the bonnet stay ;) the problem i found with the overheating is that the hcv was faulty, once i had bought 1 from ford it took me 10 mins to fit and i havent had the problem since.

cheers kieran

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:21 PM

my alternators gone :( need to find another 1 pronto!!! anybody know where i can get a replacement from around manchester???

cheers kieran

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

very good progress there :)
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#9 User is offline   Kizza 

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:38 PM

cheers pal :)

rite had some problems with this and that lol but ive got some things done ;) minus the heater control plasic unit all the silver bits from inside the car are all sprayed the same colour as the car :D and my mum and dad so kindly bout me a steering boss of christmas so now my steering wheel is fitted also. i had put some massive 35mm axel spacers on my car and now the wheels are flush with the arches ;) also got the alternator sorted, only took me 15 mins to change (wernt messing around, it was snowing lmao).

got 2 wishbones, drop links, arb bushes, full rear brake assembily, axle bushes longer rear studs and 1 or 2 other little beauts on order to ;)

need to find a place to order some big end shells and some uprated bolts also, mine have just started to make the dreaded rattle :o

will upload some pics once my new laptop charger arrives, doesnt look like its goin to be until after new years now tho :(

cheers kieran

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

been a while since i last posted but ive had a bit of crap here and there and it all didnt help with me looseing my job. an update on my pogress on the car is as follows. the engine is out, the front of the car is all painted and undersealed under the body pannels. tracked down another engine that had only done 55k after my big end bearings went in mine. its in my other puma atm afer the head gasket went just after christmas :( but due to me needing some parts for my blue one and the fact its goin cos to much to put it through its next mot and the engine is for my blue car so its gotta get scapped. i will upoad some pics of everything when i next get a chance.

cheers kieran

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:22 PM

i know its been a lont time waiting and i have more to take yet to show my recent progress.

this is after i put the 35mm axle spacers on. before the big end bearings went at the start of 2011. . . . .badtimes lol

oh just to add, i know it needs a wash, i just wanted to get some pics of the width of the rear end, i just couldnt wait haha :roflmao:
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Im just waiting for more of my pictures to upload to photo bucket and then i will post some more :rolleyes: MORE SOON!!! :)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:53 PM


Well with the big end bearing goin i needed another engine, so the engine needed to come

out. i had bought another puma for 500 with 12 months mot it was a part ex that my mate

just wanted to get rid of. here are a few pics of the removal of the engine and other crap ;)




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well thats the old lump out, i have got another engine but at the moment its in my silver

puma its only done 55k and runs like a dream and pulls like a train :lol: so im a very happy

chappy.


i did take some pics on the back end to show the difference in wheel width ;)


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well thats the standard car!!! and below is the 35mm spacers, ive go to say it looks fantastic :lol:


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flush, just the way i like it :roflmao:

Well with the engine out it was time to take all the suspention off to refurbish or replace!!!


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since this i have competaly refurbished all the front end, new bushes, wishbones, drop

links, bearings, 25mm longer wheel studs, ball joints, steering rack. its all been cleaned and

painted in eather black or radient red to stop it rusting and if im honnest it looks spot on :wub:


i bought the spoiler from my mate who was swaping the one on his mr2/TRD


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i have done more on the car now but i dont have any pics :( il take some of the current

progress when the weather lets me, the car currently has half of the interior out, the engine

bay is almost ready for the engine just need my fly wheel balancing and a new thrust

bearing hydrolic piston assembily. i also have everything to strip and refurbish the back end

all new brakes, bearings and bushes but i want to get the engine fitted before i start to

dismantle anothe part of the car ;)




more pics will be uploaded when i get another chance. mite have them up this weekend.


cheers kieran :D

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

Congratulations on all the successful hard work you have put in. You will be reaping the rewards soon on all your hardship and worst of all being without a car! Things were looking very well until the spoiler though but everyone to there own.........

look forward to the updates.

Cheers.

Ally

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

cheers ally, i will be putting more pictures up this weekend to show where the car is at the moment. its still got a long way to go but its getting there :)

cheers kieran

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

I have the snow!!! but ive got some pictures of the car currently, there not the best but it was dark and cold :wacko:


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And the rear seats and all the pannels out to save a bit of weight ;) i'll be removing the sound deadning and cutting off the untanted brackets all
over the place aswell.


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i havent done much to the front of the car, the wheel is still in along with the blue pannels but that will all soon change or at least i hope it will :lol:

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i know the seats have gone mouldy but they WILL!!! be getting replaced so it doesnt realy matter :good:


And now for the bits im realy proud of :beer: the bits ive done under the bonnet so far!


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I know it need a little cleaning and a little tidying up but i think its getting there no matter how long it takes :cool2:

much love people Kieran

























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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

after spending an hour clearing the snow from around my car i thought i would take the

exhaust off, but! the exhaust is all in one piece and i havent got my grinder with me. so i

dropped the rear suspension along with the rear beam and twisted and turned it until i got

the hole lot over the beam and out from under the car, the cat was still attached and it was

difficult and after alot of craped nuckles and swearing i got it out and it was nackerd, i took

some pics of the hole thing and of the old and new exhaust to show the differences. enjoy

the progress pics ive taken :bleh:

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The exhaust is well and trully naughty word if im honnest but i didnt haft sound meaty when you

was spanking it up and down throught the rev range poping and farting at like 80-90mph so

i didnt change if for that reason even though ive had the replacement sections for over 12

months now hahahaha :roflmao:



i took some pics of the backend, and soon il be stripping it, cleaning it, getting rid of any

untanted brackets like the spare wheel mounts and undersealing and painting it like i have

with the frond of the car underneath.



let me know what you think so far to say i have about 30-50 quid a month to spend in the

good old puma :rolleyes:



much love people kieran

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

I believe with the budget you have in mine steady progress can be achieve to have a very sorted ,enjoyable and reliable car. Make your purchases wisely and get genuine or uprated genuine Ford(FRP) parts where possible and believe me you will be very happy. And oh yeah leave the MR2 spoilers to the chavs... lol Good luck with your Puma.

Ally

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

cheers for the advice ally, i will be spending my money on only the things i need for the car. i wont be waisting a penny...if i can help it

that is. i want to get the car to a good standard :)



This is the engine that i will be fitting into my blue car. it is in my other one at the moment. im breaking this car at the end of february

and so the engine will be hopefully be goin into the blue one shortly after :beer:

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You can see the nice clean engine through all the other dirt parts B)


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i have boxes of parts for the engine so i will be cleaning up the best parts and fitting them to the engine so it should look spot in :rolleyes:


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

Cleaning, your time and effort cost you nothing and will show in your work. I am building a 1700 for my bro inlaw just now and is in a similar position to yourself. He is restricted money wise so we are just biding our time collect parts as we can aquire them and doing the job right. Rebuilding and refurbing old parts sourcing genuine new parts. Good luck with transplant.

Ally

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

cheers pal, il keep the thread updated on a regular basis and let everybody know everything i do.

cheers kieran


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