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#1 User is offline   craigfrp 

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:30 PM

right guys and gals here's my ford racing puma picked her up yesterday biggrin.gif





first mod flat wiper blades biggrin.gif



to do list ...

new helix autosport 4 paddle clutch and relese bearing

clean it and give it a full detailing session

fit alpine iva-d200rb headunit

refurb wheels with stainless steel center caps

new tyres (ones that are on are poo)

new lights all round

carbon fiber splitter

new puma lux mats

alcantara gaitors

private plate

new gearknob

new steering wheel

paint calipers

new cambelt? (think it should be done around this time)

clean engine bay and maybe paint engine cover?

new exhaust, maifold and sports cat?

hid light conversion

big list but i will get threw it one day and i am sure some more stuff will creep up on me!

comments welcome biggrin.gif

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#2 User is offline   big g 

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:18 PM

how much did it set you back ?
yup the cambelt will need doing

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:57 PM

stick with the oem clutch release bearing. The helix one's fall apart within 2 months and rattle

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:01 PM

Love the aerial FRP photo's

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:10 PM

cheers biggrin.gif

i am going to use the a standard relese bareing but i now aint sure what clutch to get? i rang pumaspeed and he said dont use the helix one its too harsh ??

give me some advice please as it needs doing asap!

also can a good garage fit the cambelts? i dont want to pay specialist money!

i paid 6k and i got a full size wheel spare

49k miles toatally standard

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#6 User is offline   big g 

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:37 PM

the cambelt change needs a special locking tool for the cam timing
cost wise its about £250

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:55 PM

I wouldn't bother with a Helix paddle clutch unless your engine produces significantly more torque than the std engine.
The helix organic clutch is more than good enough and is less harsh than a paddle.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:20 PM

Hmmmm, Did you have to kill for your FRP in the end? biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:44 PM

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

"new lights all round" are you referring to bulbs or are you changing the entire light unit??

strange i always thought the frp's front and rear are equally wide... seems that the front is wider??

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:50 PM

get a helix if you like driving your frp hard ,

not the 4 paddle one but just the normal helix listed on the Pumabuild site.

ive had mine for 2 years now and its brilliant, seem to get a better and stronger gear change/acceleration at higher revs and you know that it can withstand a bit of a beating too.

agreed about the release bearing though i had mine changed after a month as the helix one rattles too much.

enjoy the frp thats a great list to do.

you sorted where you might get a new steering wheel from?? as ford dont stock them anymore,

i got mine refurbed and now another few people have too which is about £120.

but the material is about £70 a meter to buy.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:02 PM



good.gif looks good love the aerial photo like looking at mine from the upstairs window the sort of car that looks good from a helicopter

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

sad.gif i dont know witch to get now sad.gif i have been offerd a brand new helix 4 paddle clutch with a ford relese bearing for £185 deliverd!

pumaspeed sell the cambelt kit to fit yourself how can they do that if you need a special tool??

this is getting expensive already lol

i am getting new lights all round (everything)

is the standard clutch good enough?


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:29 PM

i guess the clutch thingy would depend if you are always going for track days and races. I think the FRP or std puma clutch is good enough for normal carriage way (joining on to it especially)

just wondering what do you meant by "new lights all round" are you changing the entire light module?? or just the bulbs??

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:33 PM

Welcome to FRP ownership thats some list. Why are you replacing all the lights? the rears on ebay will cost about £40 a side and the fronts a lot more from Ford the front outer pod shell is about £85 a side. If your lights are tarnished / stone chipped I'd recommend Plastex on them first before changing. As Al says the steering wheel can be refurbished but you will need the Alcantara to get it done.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (e3silversurfer @ Nov 19 2007, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i guess the clutch thingy would depend if you are always going for track days and races. I think the FRP or std puma clutch is good enough for normal carriage way (joining on to it especially)



the standard clutch is as you say good enough,

but you wouldnt know how strong a different clutch can make the car feel unless you have tried both, and i would never change back now to standard.

also Pumabuild have fitted the helix clutch to over 75 frp's so there has to be something right about it wink.gif

ask colin about his clutch experiences wink.gif

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:50 PM

the lights are steaming and are scratched etc i want them to look new or next to new.

so what clutch do you think i should get ? i dont want to spend more than £180 for it and whats all this about the flywheel does that need changing?

i hate not knowing what i am on about sad.gif

the steering wheels aint worth refurbin as its not only the alcantara thats worn!




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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:51 PM

The cam belt needs a special tool to do it.
A std Puma tool is no good. sad.gif

My Clutch let go the other day for the first time, Being a bit silly with a RX8 Mazda.

I'm going to let Pumabuild do it when I take it in for a full service in February.
Hopefully it will last till then.

What are your brakes like? The prices will make your eyes water ohmy.gif

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:56 PM

You finally got one then! Looks very nice - enjoy it!
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (will kill 4 an frp @ Nov 19 2007, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the lights are steaming and are scratched etc i want them to look new or next to new.

so what clutch do you think i should get ? i dont want to spend more than £180 for it and whats all this about the flywheel does that need changing?

i hate not knowing what i am on about sad.gif

the steering wheels aint worth refurbin as its not only the alcantara thats worn!



ah forget the helix then as thats about 450-500 fitted wink.gif

dont pumaspeed do a sports clutch thats quite cheap. still think all are over 200 though.
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