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#1 User is offline   elliottxz 

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

THECAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.   In 2013, male suicide accounts for 78% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 – 45 in the UK. 

I have decided to make my first ever track day car to help raise awareness of this charity so men who maybe in need can get help and support

i have a w reg puma 1.7 vvt i have a rough idear of what im going to do but your expert opinions and advise is what i need im going to start lightening it tomorrow (ill post photos then)

because of funds this is going to be a very long build but ill keep you up to date as much as i can

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Hi, great idea.
The Puma is very enjoyable on track as it is.
Could start with ensuring mechanically sound, suspension, brakes, tryes, fluids in top form etc.
Put graphics on the Puma and start using it.
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:02 PM

It needs new shocks brakes and tires i swoped a fiesta that i was selling for 150 for the puma so it was very cheap so needs some work. It has no mot or tax at the moment (will be sorting as soon as i get funds)
but the engine and gear box runs real nice!!

Started stripping it down today to make it lighter i cant upload photos so if someone wants to let me know how

thanks

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:21 PM

Photos should be no larger than 1024 x 768 then the Gallery works fine :-)
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:48 PM

I cant find an upload button could this be because im on my phone ?

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

Very likely. You need to have the photos already hosted on the internet either here in the Gallery or say photobucket.
You will not see the Gallery in mobile view.
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Posted 17 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

Shes a bit messy but a little work will fix it up


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:05 PM

Managed to strip the back seats out today. Hopefully get the front out tomorrow and the carpet

would you recommend removing roof lining ?

I cant afford upgrades yet so im stripping weight any suggestions how ?

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:26 PM

I have not stripped my car but others have so you may get some replies in a bit.
It will get noisey inside without the fabric to absorb sound.
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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:27 PM

You could rip everything out that's not needed but they can look real messy depends what you trying to achieve. Is it a out and out track car that won't be on the road or do you still need some creature comforts if your using it on the road. Mine is a full on race car with everything remove or replaced with lighter components or if something had to stay it got holed or ground down to save weight
There are only two sports racing and bull fighting, the rest are just games

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:04 AM

I want it to be able to pass its mot so i can drive it to the track but thats about it wont be taking it to the shops

Fledge do you have a photos of yours ?

I know what i want performance wise i want

Ap sports coilovers
uprated st150 brakes
rear disc convertion
Alxe spacers
wheel spacers
new plugs coil and leads
clutch off a 1.8 focus
frp air box mod
new hoses and brake lines

is there anything im missing ?

Where can i get some cheap door cards

And if anyone is selling some dirt cheap seats pet me know and i mean dirt cheap

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:18 PM

Hi. Have a look in the track day section and look at my post titled "race car photos" and look at page two for a interior shot. Door cards I used a lightweight plastic foam board from a place in sheffield called Century plastics.
There are only two sports racing and bull fighting, the rest are just games

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:04 PM

View PostFledge, on 18 June 2015 - 06:18 PM, said:

Hi. Have a look in the track day section and look at my post titled "race car photos" and look at page two for a interior shot. Door cards I used a lightweight plastic foam board from a place in sheffield called Century plastics.


Just had a look and it looks awesome !! Im not going to totally remove the dash tho im just going to flock it.
So could i just like a peace of perpex as a door card ? And just rivet it in ?

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:28 PM

Just a little update today


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:33 PM

1.8 focus clutch not a popular move.
I have a standard Puma clutch in mine. Depends how many track days realistically you are going to do.
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Axle spacers and wheel spacers on a track orientated Puma, I'd save the money.
Have a look at Scubsteve track prepared Puma for a not so race orientated project.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

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found this hole but the top block at rambo welding has offered to do it for free for me

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

Perspex is fine or plywood if your on a budget most timber yards have ply that comes to protect the expensive Sheet material that they throw away
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:42 PM

View PostFledge, on 18 June 2015 - 09:37 PM, said:

Perspex is fine or plywood if your on a budget most timber yards have ply that comes to protect the expensive Sheet material that they throw away


Plywood it is then!!

Ill get some sort of wrap or paper for it so it dont look so rubbish haha

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

Have you got experience with Hammerite rust removel gel ?

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