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Newbie- Shock Horror Anyone know of any RWD puma's? Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   shings 

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:24 PM

Hi All


I'm Jake- been a bit of a car nut for a while now mainly anything with a Ford badge.... the list of the last cars I have owned is as follows.
Saph 4x4 cos
Golf Vr6 (shhhhh dont tell anyone)
300 bhp S2 (No bull here very well known car in Perf Ford)
Standard ish S2
RS1600i

Anyways.... I am on this website to find out as much as is humanly possible about PUMA's as I am planning a Rear wheel drive conversion on one in the very very near future.

If anyone can help with the sourcing of any info or knows of any shells knocking about - I am told they're out there- and lets be honest it would save me a lot of hassle.
Any help with the dimensions of a standard Puma
Or anything you might think usefull the please point me in the right direction.

kind regards
Jake

PS I have tried searching but to no avail.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (shings @ Dec 30 2005, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS I have tried searching but to no avail.

that's because to date I don't think a RWD Puma has been built/finished, so you are on your own wink.gif
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (shings @ Dec 30 2005, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi All
I'm Jake- been a bit of a car nut for a while now mainly anything with a Ford badge.... the list of the last cars I have owned is as follows.
Saph 4x4 cos
Golf Vr6 (shhhhh dont tell anyone)
300 bhp S2 (No bull here very well known car in Perf Ford)
Standard ish S2
RS1600i

Anyways.... I am on this website to find out as much as is humanly possible about PUMA's as I am planning a Rear wheel drive conversion on one in the very very near future.

If anyone can help with the sourcing of any info or knows of any shells knocking about - I am told they're out there- and lets be honest it would save me a lot of hassle.
Any help with the dimensions of a standard Puma
Or anything you might think usefull the please point me in the right direction.

kind regards
Jake

PS I have tried searching but to no avail.


I`m intrigued, but no info for you i`m afraid, how would you go about such a feat? cossie lump and running gear?? good luck, methinks you will require some, but let me know how you get on!! that would be awesome

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:41 PM

I could be very wrong, but don't Pumaspeed have a 4x4 Puma - this being escort cosworth running gear incl cosworth engine?

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I could be very wrong, but don't Pumaspeed have a 4x4 Puma - this being escort cosworth running gear incl cosworth engine?



Just found a picture of it:- http://www.pumapeople.com/forum/index.php?act=mo...cmd=si&img=3486
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (Zip It @ Dec 30 2005, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I could be very wrong, but don't Pumaspeed have a 4x4 Puma - this being escort cosworth running gear incl cosworth engine?
Just found a picture of it:- http://www.pumapeople.com/forum/index.php?act=mo...cmd=si&img=3486


I EFFING WANT ONE NOW... rolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (Puma_Naan @ Dec 30 2005, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I EFFING WANT ONE NOW... rolleyes.gif



Well don't look on their web site as I think you'll find it's for sale roflmao.gif
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (Zip It @ Dec 30 2005, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well don't look on their web site as I think you'll find it's for sale roflmao.gif


probably cheaper than a good frp too... ohmy.gif

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:02 PM

alan at Pumabuild has m1 frp which is still front wheel drive but is fitted with a focus rs engine.

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as far as i know i cant remember anyone doing a straight rwd puma.

lots of talk from people about different projects but nothing ever seems to happen ja_stupid.gif

can anyone remember if this one was 4wd or rwd or fwd as i know it had a cosworth lump in it.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:17 PM

Pumaspeed 4x4 is no strictly a RWD only Puma wink.gif hence I didn't post it. It uses from memory the Cossie 4x4 set-up
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:18 PM

......I know this is a silly question.....but:

Why does that shiny silver Puma with all its go-faster cutting edge spanky bits(the one for sale at PB) cost LESS than my 'ordinary' un-modded black Puma did?

Because I WANT THAT ONE!!
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (flo @ Dec 30 2005, 09:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
......I know this is a silly question.....but:

Why does that shiny silver Puma with all its go-faster cutting edge spanky bits(the one for sale at PB) cost LESS than my 'ordinary' un-modded black Puma did?

Because I WANT THAT ONE!!
ja_stupid.gif
flo



you have really confused me ????

do you mean the one on the ps site????

its 20 k the 2995 is for the escort van laugh.gif smile.gif
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:33 PM

I think she is on about Jill's

It's because it is not standard, people modify cars to their own taste and on occasions it is difficult to find someone to take you pride and joy off your hands, Jill hasn't done anything to the car since she bought it from Russ 9-10 months ago, I'd buy it but I couldn't get rid of mine wub.gif and I can't afford two sad.gif
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:34 PM

ah right yeah i see now good.gif good.gif
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 11:23 PM

QUOTE (Big Boy Al @ Dec 30 2005, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


That's a Cossie-powered rear wheel drive Puma smile.gif

Not a show/lawn ornament car, it's a racing machine smile.gif Gotta love the rear mounted intercooler under the functional rear wing good.gif

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 07:49 AM

rwd fiestas are a wee bit more common, often mk2 escort running gear.
there was a company doing a puma kit car that took cossie running gear, either 2 or 4 wd but i'm not sure how well they sold.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE (BOK @ Dec 30 2005, 11:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a Cossie-powered rear wheel drive Puma smile.gif

Not a show/lawn ornament car, it's a racing machine smile.gif Gotta love the rear mounted intercooler under the functional rear wing good.gif


I know the silver one you are thinking of col but i dont think this one is it
There is a rear wheel drive puma in silver which was featured by track and race car, it has a cosworth engine and runs on wrc suspension. The guy who owns it is an engineer and carried out the work himself.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (ALAN at PUMABUILD @ Dec 31 2005, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know the silver one you are thinking of col but i dont think this one is it
There is a rear wheel drive puma in silver which was featured by track and race car, it has a cosworth engine and runs on wrc suspension. The guy who owns it is an engineer and carried out the work himself.


Colin is correct, that is the RWD Cosworth Puma race car. smile.gif

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 05:16 PM

as seen at Castle Combe Rally Day 2004 biggrin.gif didn't realise it wasn't 4WD.
I suppose I meant in my first post, that a RWD hasn't been built by a non professional so to speak ja_stupid.gif
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 05:31 PM

building one myself at the moment have all the bits just need to put it all together. having hassle to finding someone to do settings and geometry on it for me. got a welder ready to rock and roll just need to know where to cut and where not to ja_stupid.gif

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE (sham @ Dec 31 2005, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
building one myself at the moment have all the bits just need to put it all together. having hassle to finding someone to do settings and geometry on it for me. got a welder ready to rock and roll just need to know where to cut and where not to ja_stupid.gif



good man hope your gonna take some shots in progress smile.gif
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