Photos from Joe Butcher's post

Hi there Guys,

it's a very sad day for me as i am posting my thunder (Cat) for sale.

:( The only reason for selling her is that we are expecting a little one and unfortunately Cat is not what you would call a baby friendly car. I'm looking for around £400 ono if i get around the £400 mark i will MOT her (she currently has no MOT). I have had most of the work done for the MOT but she will still need axle bushes doing. She has had over £500 pounds spent on getting her ready for her mot in the last 3 months (receipts to prove it. (see picture)) Also i have just serviced her.

feel free to ask questions - there's a lot done (so much that if i posted it all we would be here all day haha)

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Photos from Jon Burney's post

I got my focus back from the auto electrician this weekend so the puma can stop being my daily, avoid the salty roads and have a bit of TLC.

By gawd the focus is a heavy, sluggish old barge - I'm sure it was fine before I got the puma!

I think some extra lights behind the lower grill will be going in, a bit of arch preservation and maybe some lowering springs. Problem is that every time I do bodywork I need to fight the temptation to change the colour, I always liked signal green, and purple velvet metallic :-)

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    Photos from Scott Smith's post

    Ford Puma Thunder 1.7 Special Edition

    Rare Car in a rare colour - gun metal grey

    136k miles

    Mot Sept 2017 (no advosiries)

    Extensive service history (receipts showing thousands of pounds of work, most recent in last few months £450 for full service)

    Full Leather

    Aircon

    4 Good tyres

    2 x keys

    Manual Gearbox

    Electric Windows

    Alloy wheels

    CD Player

    Alarm

    Body coloured bumpers

    Electric mirrors

    Full size spare wheel

    Height adjustable drivers seat

    Remote locking

    Traction control

    Collectable sports coupe

    Runs very well, very fast

    All original (last owner for 9 years, no expense spared)

    Only issue is signs of rust corrision (near front and rear arches) and heater only works on 3 and 4.

    This car must be test driven to appreciate. Collectable sports coupe.

    Located in Worksop, S81 Postcode

    Only £695 ono

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      Photos from Joe Butcher's post

      Hi there Guys,

      it's a very sad day for me as i am posting my thunder (Cat) for sale.

      :( The only reason for selling her is that we are expecting a little one and unfortunately Cat is not what you would call a baby friendly car. I'm looking for around £450 ono if i get around the £450 mark i will MOT her (she currently has no MOT). I have had most of the work done for the MOT but she will still need axle bushes doing. She has had over £500 pounds spent on getting her ready for her mot in the last 3 months (receipts to prove it. (see picture)) Also i have just serviced her.

      feel free to ask questions - there's a lot done (so much that if i posted it all we would be here all day haha)

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        Genuine Evo spoiler & S1600 back box

        Genuine evo spoiler.

        Has been snapped and repaired in the past (see pics).

        In need of repair to fixings and painting (see pics).

        Change of plans and no time to sort.

        £125.

        Genuine S1600 Janspeed silencer with genuine exhaust tip (removable).

        This will not fit standard exhaust system or rear beam. (See pic with standard system for comparison)

        £100.

        Located in Tain (IV19) Scottish Highlands.

        Would rather collection but happy to ship if buyer organised courier and cost.

        I'm around Tuesdays & Sundays and most evenings after 7pm.

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          Photos from Giorgi Ruadze's post

          New Year has begun for me :D

          A lot of thanks to Simon Crosby​ for his great help and saving one future classic car. now my Puma will rise from ashes and be unstoppable!

          Simon is an example of real man! what he did is not just car part or gift to me, he made me think about our life! we gotta give hand to hand and give each other as much love as we can! I don't know how I give thanks back to him, but one thing I know, I'll never forget him and I'll be ready to help other people as he did to me! Peace to everybody!

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            Photos from Nathan Warn's post

            Please read fully before messaging me

            Breaking my puma after it failed for a lot of welding. It will be broken from the 17th December. Please message me about parts I will Not answer comments and cash wins parts I will not hold unless 10% non refundable deposit is left after too many messers last time. All parts are collection from Chelmsford Essex. Postage can be arranged at buyers expense

            Front bumper with canards and replica frp splitter £120 - provisionally sold

            Rear bumper £30

            Front wings £25 each

            Boot £30

            Bonnet £30

            Doors without mirrors £30 each

            Mirrors electric and heated sprayed yellow £40

            16" Oz alloys with legal tread could do with refurb have stickers for centres £200

            Sparco torino seats (same as frp) with omp puma mounts £200 - provisionally sold

            Cat back stainless steel exhaust £150 - provisionally sold

            Dash complete £50

            Interior standard £50

            Focus mk1 centre console £20

            Koni coilovers (need a rebuild for adjusters and one rear body need repair quoted £180 to have this done) £250

            Compete engine gearbox mounts drive shafts ecu wiring etc £300

            Rear beam with poly bushes and braided lines £30

            Front wish bones with poly bushes £40

            Focus st calipers with st170 disks braided lines £100

            Headlights some broken clips £20 each

            Rear lights £15 each

            Any other parts please message me

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              For Sale. 650. 02 Puma. 58K Parking Sensors AirCon Bluetooth MP3. USB

              For Sale: £650. 02 Puma. 58K, Parking Sensors, AirCon, Bluetooth, MP3 (USB), Clean MOT (4 Months left), Recent new clutch, Front ABS Sensors. Clean Engine Manegement lights, 10000w Purpose built Boombox in boot with hidden, upgraded 6x9 speakers all round, Good tyres. Leather Seats, In good condition (tiny bubble above one arch so one of the better examples). It has upgraded Angel Eyes and HID's at the font that passed the MOT. I have Oil Filter, Cambelt Set, Spare Throttle Body and few other parts included.

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                Side On Saturday D yepp i m trying to do a shiny thing Well pleased with how...

                Side On Saturday :D yepp, i'm trying to do a 'shiny' thing. Well pleased with how the 16" StreetKa wheels look on her, i've left the old curbed 14" out on the path with a 'free' sign on them. Y'know, for a 1.6i Zetec i'm rather impressed with her. Also fitted pleather seat covers, new genuine Ford mats today and gave her a good wash. Done around 350 miles this week. All filters, plugs, oil next week to change once service kit turns up. Is it better than a Puma? damn close. Better not let Punky hear me say that :D

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                  Hi guys today is some what a very sad day for me. I have just brought a new car

                  Hi guys, today is some what a very sad day for me. I have just brought a new car :( this means once I have put cat back together I'm going to have to sell her. Just gauging any interest here, she's a 1.7 thunder I really want to make sure she go to a good home. I do not intend on leaving puma groups as I still love them but unfortunately life means I'm unable to own a puma for a while :( all will come clear in the next few months. If anyone is interested pm me I'm in saltash Cornwall. Looking probably around 350 and have just spent more than £500 on her with in the last two months... So hart broken

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                    Photos from Adam Dowsing's post

                    Ford Puma logo battery covers- 1 last batch!

                    So as most of you know earlier this year I had some custom made from scratch Puma logo battery covers made for approx 15 members.

                    Well I have just placed an order for 7 more due to various messages regarding them. They are made from stong flexible plastic and can be cut/painted to your preference by yourself.

                    If you would like one then please comment or pm me. Payment can be made Via paypal £42 delivered each and I will be dispatching them on saturday morning as they are arriving mid week and will be stuck at work.

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                      Photos from Pauric Mcginley's post

                      hay dudes my lather seats and door cards arrived today all fine untill i started to fit the door cards theres a bit thats not with the new door cards it fits at the top of the door card and clips onto the door frame its on my old door cards but there glued down and if i remove them they will be fucked ,, i dont know what there called please help as i am going to ring the ford dealership next week for a price as door cards pop out when i close the doors and might get a few more clips to be safe .. so what's the name of this long bit on the top of the door it also goes under the mirror housing

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                        New suspension Decided to keep the Puma another year after test driving a mini...

                        New suspension? Decided to keep the Puma another year after test driving a mini, mg and mx5 and simply finding them not as fun or as practical (And I have owned all four over the years). Only issue I have is the roll and bumpy ride. Mine has only done 55k miles and is in good condition but I am getting tired of feeling I am on a rollercoaster going round bends. Any suggestions for upgrading the shocks, lower, firmer? Want to get all four done and have a more relaxed on the straight over pot holes but firmer around the corers ride..

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                        Photos from Nick Hinchliffe's post

                        Thinking of selling some parts off my puma don't know if any of you would be interested in any of it

                        Milltek exhaust manifold £165

                        Weitec hicon gtn coilovers £225

                        Braided hoses £25

                        Race ht leads red £35

                        K&N cone filter and silicone hose £50

                        Hoffman race tube and back box new £50

                        Rear beam flo-flex poly bushes new £30

                        Pair of standard rear beam bushes new £20

                        Set of fan blade wheels and tyres £80

                        I am going to break all the car so if you need anything let me know engine has done 71000 miles so has box if you need any thing just ask

                        All prices don't include postage or paypal fees

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                          Hi ppl sorry iv been a little distant and preoccupied ov late and haven t been...

                          Hi ppl sorry iv been a little distant and preoccupied ov late and haven't been around or my usual self due t some very upsetting family issues as some of u may know... Although I did attend ford fair the other week and did see some of u but missed quite a few more! Always next time :) Anyway long story short me and John Wilby will be having a little ride to the East Yorkshire coast this wknd on Sunday to meet up with a fellow Frp owner that John dropped on last time he woz there, in Filey... the guy actually owns 2 frps! 1 his daily drive and another low mileage garaged minter...he also owns a very nice little cafe/bar type place on a local caravan/camp site which is an awesome place for a meet! ;) (u can see where this is goin!) lol the venue has all facilities and space/parking we could need and we have permission, so... Who's up for a little bank holiday weekend get together for a few drinks n fish n chips and to obviously t talk frps on 1 of the best coasts in the country!? who could resist!? Haha all are welcome Frp and standard puma owners alike! will b a good get together, the place t b! :)

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                            Adam Miller shared his event to the group: Ford puma friends group.

                            Hope admin don't mind please remove if so.

                            ✌️✌✌NEXT SUNDAY✌✌✌

                            MOTORHEADZ PRESENT

                            "THE SUMMER SLAM"

                            - Live Dyno 4x4, front and rear wheel drive.

                            £40 for 3 runs.(buy tickets from the merchandise table).

                            - Live DJ's

                            - Super cars, muscle, Jap, Drift Cars, bikes, quads you name it and it will be there.

                            - Hot and cold food served all day.

                            - Professional Photographers

                            - Games room with Pool tables.

                            - Detailing and Promotional Stands

                            - Giveaways

                            THIS IS A FREE EVENT THAT STARTS AT 10AM TILL LATE. (Don't come early as you will be turned away).

                            WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE INSIDE AVAILABLE SO PLEASE PM ME.

                            PLEASE SHARE AND CLICK THAT GOING BUTTON ON THE EVENT BELOW

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                              1. 7 puma conversion

                              1.7 puma conversion

                              Everything you need

                              Complete engine 84k

                              Tape/muff ecu with chip and key

                              Complete puma loom

                              Exhaust mani/cat

                              Puma gear box

                              Puma throttle cable

                              Puma engine/gearbox mount

                              Puma airbox

                              Puma maf sensor

                              Puma Single grey lamba

                              Done all the usual checks before taking the engine out ran fine pulled well. Lady owner but suppose that means nothing. The car was looked after well serviced.

                              If you don't feel confident doing the conversion yourself I will do it for a fee. Just drop the car off and drive away next day.

                              I can also bring the engine to you in a 40mile radius from shropshire sy2 or organise half way trip. For small fee

                              Or collect

                              Cash only £££200ono£££

                              Can sell items listed separate

                              SHROPSHIRE SY2

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                                Been enjoying Punky Puma again today cruising around the b roads and single...

                                Been enjoying Punky Puma again today cruising around the b-roads and single tracks. Kinda hard somedays when you getting gnawed at by the black dog of depression to even want to start working on a car. I'm glad i finally got around to fixing her after she and me was laid up for a couple of months. Think ECU has learnt her new set-up as she was feeling kinda frisky today, the injector clean obviously did some good. Started day by trying to get photo of her new ratten paint-job next to two Norwich police Fords but they drove off, cowards :D Put some more stickers on her and repainted some parts i wasn't happy with. Had some guy ask if i would paint his estate car. had a Polish guy call her a 'proper zombie car' -haha- And then a couple of randoms stopped and got talking about her. Treated her to a nice yellow Samsonite case for the boot too. Hopefully this time next weekend i'll be in Lydden Hill having enjoyed the UK round of the World RX series, anyone else going to be there? it's my birthday treat to myself ;)

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                                  Hi guys wondering if you could help me figure something out My car engine blew...

                                  Hi guys, wondering if you could help me figure something out. My car engine blew from overheating so I had to get a head gasket and cambelt kit done. New water pump thermostat too from the garage and it came to about £930. I had an oil leak which seems to have been fixed which appeared like it was coming from the camshaft sensor seal. Anyhow, its been about 3weeks since I had it back and i noticed the engine was quite hot and that the expansion tank seems to be losing fluid even though I just topped it. I was just driving it and noticed my exhaust was starting to smoke a little but it might of just been from where it has been raining but the thermostat started to go up past half way when i started to drive a little less conservatively and I have no idea what the problem could be. The expansion tank isn't empty but it isn't full either. Any ideas?

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                                    Have some goodies for sale. Payments via paypal to neil. parsons yahoo

                                    Have some goodies for sale: Payments via paypal to neil.parsons@yahoo.co.uk (if service/bussiness is chosen instead of friends/family please ensure you cover the additional fees)

                                    ALL PRICES INCLUDE P&P!!

                                    Custom Fabricated Upper Strut Brace £40

                                    Custom Fabricated Upper Strut Brace, square bar, bit heavier than your standard OMP brace but MUCH stiffer with no movement at all, fits very snug, no holes so gives the buyer opportunity to drill their own to suit own bolt size or alternatively weld it in.

                                    Puma Fuel Pump £30

                                    Puma Fuel Filler Pipe (with hoses) £25 - (please note the plastic body mount had to be clipped off due to a rounded bolt)

                                    Puma Plastic Instrument Surround £10

                                    Earlier Black Puma Master Cylinder upgrade and Reservoir £20

                                    2 x OE Febi Bilstein Font Lower (Control Arm) Bushes NEW boxed unopened £12

                                    OEM Battery Tray and cross brace £15

                                    OEM Engine Torque Mount and Rubber Bush- Good Condition £15

                                    OEM Engine Gearbox Mount and Rubber Bush- Good Condition £15

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                                      Photos from Andy James's post

                                      I'm selling Puma #0186 Millennium edition, amazing history file including original invoice for £16500. One wheel arch has rust, the other has tiny rust spot in lower corner. One owner to 2015, then I bought it and kept in garage. Full service history with all receipts as well as stamped service book, cambelt and full oil & all filters changed in Jan 2016. MOT in June but I'll put new one on this week so it has full 12 months. 119k miles but drives superbly and really is a credit to the original owner. Heated front screen, ice cold air conditioning and all 4 tyres have excellent tread.

                                      I'll also get more photos loaded. Planned to keep long term but just been offered a Porsche 944 project that will need the garage space.

                                      Looking for £795 ono

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                                        Photos from Norbert Dentressangle's post

                                        Punky had her operation today. Think it's safe to say that was the cause of the overheating :) Managed to remove pump without dropping the engine or removing the timing belt, total bitch of a job for sadists only but all good now. Took 6 hours, thanks to people stopping past to chat when i wanted to get on. System bled of air locks and taken out for a nice 20mile drive around the outer ring road, didn't wander too far from home just in case, Also was it national lets see how many patrol cars we can put on duty day? First drive out also since i fitted my Hoffman exhaust, FRP airbox and Audi fuel regulator combination, ECU was reset so it's learning the ropes again. Next job rear axle bushes..

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                                          Photos from Graham Maddox's post

                                          Decided to sell the Puma.

                                          Got to the point now where I've had enough of tinkering with it and it's time to move onto something more practical.

                                          I also have a mk 5 Fiesta Zetec S that's for sale and would considering selling them both if a serious offer was given.

                                          It's a lightly modified 1.7 in Melina Blue with some minor cosmetic issues. NO scabby rear arches.

                                          103k

                                          MOT due 27/05/2016

                                          Front and lower OMP strut braces fitted, silicone HT leads, silicone induction hose and RamAir induction filter.

                                          16" OZ Racing alloys recently refurbished and powder coated in gloss white and fitted with Toyo Proxes TR1 tyres with less then 200 miles of use as a cost of £400.

                                          (One wheel slightly scuffed)

                                          Recently fitted wishbones, top strut mounts, drop links and ARB's

                                          New Mintex discs and pads with less than 200miles of use.

                                          New Pagid rear shoes with less than 50miles of use.

                                          Custom embroidered leather seats with Puma stitched into the front seats and blue stitching elsewhere.

                                          Sparco deep-dish steering wheel and boss.

                                          (airbag light flashes but I do have a resistor to be fitted)

                                          Genuine Ford Racing Puma front splitter

                                          Mongoose cat-back stainless steel exhaust.

                                          Sills have been done in the past.

                                          The only known issue with the car is the rattling sound that comes from the front end.

                                          I've changed a few thing as shown above and still cannot determine what it is. It was present when I bought the car and has left me baffled.

                                          Other than that it's fine but that's my biased opinion I guess.

                                          The graphics kit won't be to everyone's taste but this can be easily removed.

                                          It also comes with a complete set of spare lights (headlights, rear lights and fogs) and other bits and bobs I have accumulated.

                                          £600

                                          Car is located CH41 but could be delivered if not too far away.

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                                            Photos from Jason Stretton's post

                                            hi everyone i have started to get ready to do my clutch today and you may know the issues i have with the slave cylinder everyone said i would be fine as mine should have a clip o allready got to the point where i can see the connections and no mines got a screw on joint so will need to replace pipe from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder and cant find the part anywhere for sale and i really want to put the new slave cylinder on does anyone have any advice for me please i have photoed the connection on the gearbox and new slave cylinder below thankyou

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                                              I am on the hunt for spare 2nd hand s1600 rally racing puma performance parts...

                                              I am on the hunt for spare/2nd hand s1600 rally /racing puma / performance parts, Im on 128,000 miles so don't really want to push the budget too far. Message me with what you have! I am breaking a 98 silver and have all kinds of spares for swaps (car is still complete) I know somebody must have some stuff lying in a garage somewhere!!

                                              Looking for in usable condition -DOES NOT NEED TO BE 100% PERFECT!!

                                              - Coil overs (adjustable)

                                              - Set of uprated Cams

                                              - Bucket seats / Harnesses / Deep Dish steering Wheel

                                              - Discs / Pads /braided lines

                                              - Matching Tyre Sets on 15 inch rims (anything lightweight)

                                              - Manifold

                                              -Stainless Exhaust

                                              -Throttle Bodies

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                                              Photos from Tim Hugall's post

                                              So I think it might be time to let the Puma go. It's been a fun two years but I fancy a change and might be getting a good deal on a 2.0 Fiesta ST. I was wondering how much people think my Puma might be worth, I know they don't go for a lot but need to set a price. Details:

                                              74,000 miles (20k of which are mine).

                                              W Reg 2000

                                              Air Con

                                              Heated Windscreen

                                              Sun-roof

                                              Hoffman race tube and back box.

                                              MOT until July (only advisories were rear break lines).

                                              Has had new shocks on the front, new wishbones, new wheel bearings, ARB bushes, rear bushes (poly) new drop links, new TPS, new coil pack and leads, recent full service (by me), K&N Panel Filter.

                                              Drives like a dream.

                                              Has been internally rust proofed on the arches.

                                              Only bad points are a small 10p size rust bubble on the drivers rear arch which is solid just needs cleaning and painting. Also the passenger door has a crease in it from a shunt and run but it's purely cosmetic and only noticeable when looking. Tyres are all mismatched but with good tread. Usual stone chips here and there.

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                                                I am stripping my puma down to just a shell I no a couple of you have love for...

                                                I am stripping my puma down to just a shell. I no a couple of you have love for Pumas but yours are very expensive to repair . And can't afford to sort it . My shell has 9 months mot and in good shape if you have a trailer for 100 pound you can have my shell then all you gotta do is put your parts on it. For this price you can be back on the road with a puma and it helps you guys out ideally only people who are unable to fix theirs and struggling to get the money together for their large repair bill I am located in Swindon . It's a silver thunder shell.

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                                                  Photos from Danny Vincent Turner's post

                                                  Black ford puma, black leather interior, air con, power steering, power mirrors, power windows, remote central locking, great runner,

                                                  Just head new rear bushes and shocks And top mounts, bought as a stop gap and no longer required I did the bushes, rear springs shocks and top mounts all together, slight blow from exhaust when cold, great little runner looks fairly well looked after, one wing showing signs of rust, few panels scratched but could benefit with a good polish.

                                                  Mot December.

                                                  Pm for more info, car is in London, Surrey

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                                                    Unsure if selling is ok here so delete if not but got a few things up for grabs

                                                    Unsure if selling is ok here so delete if not but got a few things up for grabs:

                                                    Stainless Steel Ford Racing Battery Cover Excellent Condition (Laser Etched with Ford Racing Logo) £25

                                                    Fuel Pump £25

                                                    Black Puma Master Cylinder and Reservoir £15

                                                    2 x OE Febi Bilstein Font Lower (Control Arm) Bushes NEW boxed unopened £10

                                                    OEM Battery Tray and cross brace £10

                                                    2 x 3mm wheel spacers £5

                                                    Or all for £70

                                                    Collection from Southend-on-sea, Essex.

                                                    Also have a Custom Fabricated Upper Strut Brace, square bar, bit heavier than your standard OMP brace but MUCH stiffer with no movement at all, fits very snug, no holes so gives the buyer opportunity to drill their own to suit own bolt size or alternatively weld it in £40

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                                                      Photos from Graham Maddox's post

                                                      Ford Puma 1.7

                                                      Completely standard unmolested example showing the usual rust over the rear arches shown in the pictures.

                                                      Some other light scuffs which can also be seen.

                                                      Full leather (seats/door cards) in great condition.

                                                      Carpet looks almost new as do the embroidered mats which still have the clips in place and are intact.

                                                      Has probably the cleanest steering wheel I've seen in a Puma considering its at 103k.

                                                      Everything works as it should and doesn't knock or rattle when driven.

                                                      Major downside to the car is the clutch is on its way out.

                                                      It can be driven but if you want to drive it with intent you will notice quickly that it slips.

                                                      MOT runs out at the end of the month.

                                                      Currently taxed (as of yesterday, not showing yet online though)

                                                      Comes with all 3 original keys, V5c.

                                                      Offers will be considered

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                                                        Okay so my puma is very poorly Yesterday my temp gage was all over the place...

                                                        Okay so my puma is very poorly. Yesterday my temp gage was all over the place, so when i got home i checked the oil and water and everything seemed okay. Today on the way home from work (Hastings)!!! it Started with when i accelerated the car was over-revving by about 1500 rpm. Going up hill about 2 miles from home, I accelerated to 50 and it revved up past 7000rpm then A LOT of white smoke come out of the exhaust! It popped out of gear too and could just about get into 2nd!! I got home thank god but could barely get over 20mph without the revs going crazy. All the oil has leaked out and there was smoke coming from the engine bay, burning oil I guess? Anyone got any ideas?

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                                                          My short guide for cleaning the Throttle Inlet handy if you re suffering from...

                                                          My short guide for cleaning the Throttle Inlet. handy if you're suffering from sticky throttle, random stalls, rough idle or hesitation in 4th and 5th:

                                                          Items needed: Flat screwdriver, good quality carb cleaner with straw nozzle, hard bristled toothbrush.

                                                          1. Make sure the engine is stone cold, disconnect the battery, and then the air intake pipe from the throttle and the airbox/MAF using a flat screwdriver on the jubilee clips.

                                                          2. Spray the carb cleaner into the throttle, all around it until about half an inch of fluid has settled in the bottom. Don't worry if carb cleaner runs into the engine via the inlet, it's harmless and will be burned off soon enough,

                                                          3. Leave for a few minutes to soak and then using your hard bristled toothbrush, scrub as hard as you can all around the bottom and the top, the carb cleaner will start to form into a black paste (depending on how dirty the throttle is). Grab a rag and soak up the excess.

                                                          4. Drench the end of your toothbrush in carb cleaner and then leaver the butterfly open using the throttle spring on the right hand side of the throttle. Use the toothbrush to scrub underneath and behind where the butterfly rests (this is where it gets stuck). Do this on the top and the bottom repeatedly until you feel it is clean enough. You can tell by letting the butterfly close, waiting a few mins and then opening it again, if it still sticks then keep cleaning. Also clean the bottom edge of the butterfly itself while it's exposed.

                                                          5. Spray some more carb cleaner around the spring mechanism that tensions the throttle cable too then reassemble.

                                                          6. Wait one hour before reconnecting the battery.

                                                          Some things to not do: Don't use brake cleaner as some people suggest, it will clean but it evaporates and you have to use a lot of it and cannot scrub it in. NEVER spray carb cleaner on a warm engine and keep it away from the coil pack and inlet manifold where possible...it catches fire quite easily.

                                                          Don't use anything stronger than a toothbrush to clean the inlet.

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                                                            hello everyone

                                                            hello everyone.

                                                            recently there has been allot of arguments and unhappiness with both puma pages. i understand and agree with some points from both sides.

                                                            sadly this morning i have spent the last 2 hours going through the page and deleting some of the rubbish that has been posted and have come to a conclusion.

                                                            if people want to post things not related to the friends group, then i suggest they add friends who they think might want to see such stuff and post these things directly to your own wall so `your` friends can all see the wonders you find online. i will not stand for bickering, i know people will always have different ideas. when this happens with me, i simply move on or scroll down. but it would seem not everyone can do this. so my solution is this:

                                                            if you need car parts for your puma. then ask on here. if you have parts for sale or offer for free, then also post here.

                                                            questions and ideas are also welcome.

                                                            disagreements are encouraged if done in a respectful and constructive manner.

                                                            i do not want to see screen shots of private messages publicly posed on the page. there is a reason its called a `private` message.

                                                            so from now on, i would like it if people would only post things related to their or their friends pumas.

                                                            i do understand that this `friends` group was put in place for people to post things none puma related as there were some complaints from the owners group members about such posts. but i feel i have to put some rules down as to what can be posted as things have been getting out of hand in the past week or two.

                                                            so from now, you may post 3 posts per day. if i or other admins feel its spam or not rite for the page, you will be `private` messaged and explained why its not rite for the page. and if people persist, then they will be deleted. i have allot better things to do on a sunday morning than go through e-mails of complaint and deleting silly posts.

                                                            if anyone has a problem with the above, there are 2 things that can be done. either you `private` message myself and tell me what you think or if you have ideas and/or suggestions. or you can leave the group. its as simple as that.

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                                                              Just landed at home ppl stopped for a Mcds on way bak like and had an hr with...

                                                              Just landed at home ppl! stopped for a Mcds on way bak like and had an hr with Paul Smith an the missus aswell...thanks for the drinks man your a star needed that! haha :) not bad time bak really but the weather and roads were really shite! :/ Been an awesome day tho nice t see some familiar faces and meet some new 1s...nice t put faces t names! Good meetin u all! :) and saw some awesome pumas on display decent turn out and good event organised by Adam Dowsing! nice 1 dude nice t meet u finally! I think defo the next meet should b a lot closer t my house tho after that epic trip! haha ;) am 100quid outa pocket after that trek 70 in petrol and 30 day insurance! lol worth it tho! nice road trip in the new beast after the full service last week! and thanks for the frp group photo nice 1! Anyways can stop up n natter I'm in bed a we speak! up at 5 for work! :( catch u all laters!

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                                                                Update. Ford Puma owners meet south east

                                                                **Update!**Ford Puma owners meet- south east.

                                                                Date- sunday 7th February 2016

                                                                Time- 11am meet in the pub carpark.

                                                                Pub actually opens at 12 midday

                                                                Location- The Hop Farm brewers fayre Pub. Brookers Oast TN12 6PY.

                                                                I have spoken to the pub and they can sort a big table out for us. I said we have 15 people approx wanting a seat, they told me to try and get a more definate number of people for this, so if you want a seat just say Yes please and how many people you want seats for so it is easy for me to add up numbers.

                                                                I will be ringing them later today to book the table.

                                                                Thank you!

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                                                                  2000 (W) Puma 1.7 Moondust Silver

                                                                  2000 (W) Ford Puma Moondust Silver

                                                                  Located in Birkenhead, Wirral.

                                                                  Selling up as I don't have the time to get all of the jobs done.

                                                                  It does have a few issues but would be a good starting point for a track car or made fit for the road again.

                                                                  Known issues -

                                                                  Rusty bits and scratches -see pics

                                                                  Whine from the gearbox - replacement included.

                                                                  Rear suspension top bearings worn - new replacements included.

                                                                  Crack on inlet manifold - replacement included.

                                                                  Flexi pipe has been bodged and blows.

                                                                  Exhaust heat shield is mangled.

                                                                  MOT until 25/02/16

                                                                  Mileage TBC (dead battery)

                                                                  Good bits -

                                                                  Rear spoiler

                                                                  Spare set of front/rear shocks with lowering springs.

                                                                  Mk1 Focus Center console.

                                                                  Clear side repeaters.

                                                                  Aftermarket CD player - Original with code included.

                                                                  5th alloy spare.

                                                                  Recent oil and filter change.

                                                                  Front brake discs and pads with less than 1k use.

                                                                  New HCV fitted.

                                                                  V5c present and one key.

                                                                  It could be driven if I can bodge the inlet manifold crack but it's probably best trailered away.

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                                                                    Howdy all

                                                                    Howdy all!

                                                                    This is not a for sale post, more like a would people be interested.

                                                                    I'm cultivating options and may sell some components for an ITBs (individual throttle bodies) setup that I have been planning.

                                                                    Please note that most of these items are brand new and I'd be selling at the bought for price. This is not for the faint hearted, we're talking thousands of pounds here.

                                                                    But a selection, not full list includes:

                                                                    Direct to head ITBs with 100mm stacks

                                                                    Filter, TPS etc

                                                                    Deep pocketed High compression Pistons

                                                                    Forged connecting rods

                                                                    ARP bolts for various parts

                                                                    FRP exhaust manifold

                                                                    I've got a spare rebuilt engine, with lots of brand new parts in/on it with FRP cams

                                                                    A bespoke gearbox (focus ib5 box, st150 internals, RST LSD)

                                                                    The list can go on and on if I list everything.

                                                                    Like I say, it's a snipped list of the main parts, it's no a sale post, just enquiry when I finally decide on which route, I'd like to know that the components can move on.

                                                                    Thoughts on your interest?

                                                                    Mac

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                                                                    Breaking ford puma track car

                                                                    BREAKING!!!!

                                                                    Ford puma 1.7

                                                                    46k miles

                                                                    Mot 6ish months left

                                                                    All parts are brand new and have only done 1 track day. Car is road legal all it needs are the plates putting back on which I have, you to tax and insure it and you can drive it away!

                                                                    Stripped out

                                                                    Rear strut bar welded in

                                                                    Harness eyebolts welded to read strut bar

                                                                    AP coilovers

                                                                    ST150 calipers, from 2007 model

                                                                    New mintex discs

                                                                    Mintex brake pads - need upgrading if being used on track

                                                                    Brand new wishbones

                                                                    Mongoose exhaust

                                                                    Bumpers cut to reduce drag

                                                                    Frp air box mod with ducting

                                                                    Full service using best plugs and oil and filters

                                                                    Brand new Yokohama ad08r tyres

                                                                    Bucket seats, omp passenger base, welded drivers rail

                                                                    Just had tracking done to a fast road setup

                                                                    The car is in good condition but has had the rust repaired but not a great job! As the car was going to be used on track, the plan was to wrap the car!

                                                                    Breaking!!!

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                                                                      A trip to the garage to pressure wash Punky after the dirty mare decided to...

                                                                      A trip to the garage to pressure wash Punky after the dirty mare decided to play in the mud ended up in a 50 mile round trip down the B roads and dinner in Maccy D's near Acle, then a spirited hoon down Norwich southern bypass, gotta love Puma ownership :D Someone did flash, so if i ignored you i was too busy enjoying my new speakers. Got my FLI 6 speaker covers fitted today too, chuffed after the weird start i had to the day. A good drive is better than any medication (y)

                                                                      picture is of Darren Stanley/Wayne Smith Puma

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                                                                        Adrian Hendy shared a link to the group: Ford puma friends group.

                                                                        Right Puma people Stef Dures posted about a place in North Wales a bit ago and I've investigated a bit further and here is the deal. The place is called Brookway lodge and it has the following facilities

                                                                        2 lounges, conservatory, large modern kitchen, 8 bedrooms (3 en suite), 2 family bathrooms, luxury wetroom, indoor swimming pool, media room, games room

                                                                        Home cinema, PS3, smart LED TVs in most bedrooms, full size pool, table tennis and darts board, luxury hot tub, children’s play area

                                                                        Washing machine, tumble dryer, American fridge / ice machine, drinks fridge, 2 dishwashers, log fire, integrated coffee machine

                                                                        Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 10am

                                                                        Pets not allowed; Complimentary Wi-Fi

                                                                        The deal is that there are dates available from Jan - April or Oct - December for a total cost of £800 for 2 nights. Arrive at 3pm and leave by 10am. Arrival day can either be Monday or a Wednesday. So a room will be £50 for 2 nights stay if we fill all 8 bedrooms and I'm willing to cook meals aswell!!!! Please can anyone who's interested let me or Yvonne know asap so we can get dates sorted. The place looks awesome, if you want to see for yourself check it out here -

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                                                                          Photos from Aidan Brown's post

                                                                          Car is now for sale!

                                                                          £1050 ovno

                                                                          Car is located in Cambridgeshire.

                                                                          literally all the parts on the car are brand new and have only completed one track day.

                                                                          The car is low mileage 44k, engine just been serviced, runs spot on brand new battery also.

                                                                          AP racing coilovers, paid £400 and have been greased so threads don't corrode.

                                                                          Fiesta st150 front calipers from 2007 plate car, brand new mintex discs, brake pads are dead.

                                                                          Mongoose exhaust welded to fit standard exhaust bore

                                                                          Brand new bucket seats, these are small to a medium fit, very nice profile to them and the covers come off so are washable.

                                                                          Ford racing puma mod to air box with ducting.

                                                                          New rear beam bushes.

                                                                          Custom welded rear strut brace/bar, with eyelet bolts welded on.

                                                                          Stripped out interior.

                                                                          Standard puma wheels with yoko ad08r used for one track day hardly even used.

                                                                          Recent work to the engine and chassis:

                                                                          Brand new wishbones

                                                                          Oil and oil filter change

                                                                          Spark plugs

                                                                          Air filter

                                                                          Chassis/shell is in ok condition, had a few rust bubbles but these have been sanded back and painted, not the best paint job as the car was going to be wrapped.

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                                                                            Finally I guest Arthur Scrotus car

                                                                            Finally I guest Arthur Scrotus car

                                                                            Ford 2GA (1942)

                                                                            Ford 300 (1963)

                                                                            Ford 7W (1937–1938)

                                                                            Ford Abeille (1952-1954, France)

                                                                            Ford Anglia (1939–1967, UK)

                                                                            Ford Comète (1951–1954, France)

                                                                            Ford Consul (1951–1962, 1972–1975; UK)

                                                                            Ford Consul Classic (1961–1963, UK)

                                                                            Ford Contour (1995–2000)

                                                                            Ford Corcel (1968-1996, Brazil)

                                                                            Ford Corsair (1964–1970, UK)

                                                                            Ford Corsair (1989–1992, Australia, rebadged Nissan Pintara)

                                                                            Ford Cortina (1962–1982, Europe)(Australia (1981 Brazil and North America)

                                                                            Ford Cougar (1999–2002, Europe, rebadged Mercury Cougar)

                                                                            Ford Country Sedan (1952–1974)

                                                                            Ford Country Squire (1950–1991)

                                                                            Ford Coupe

                                                                            Ford Crestline (1952–1954 as independent model; 1950–1951 as Custom submodel)

                                                                            Ford Crestliner (1950–1951)

                                                                            Ford Crown Victoria (1955–1957, 1992–2011)

                                                                            Ford Crusader North America rebadged Cortina

                                                                            Ford Custom (Used periodically between 1929 and 1996)

                                                                            Ford Custom Deluxe (1950–1951) (Included "Crestliner" as submodel)

                                                                            Ford Custom 500 (1964–1981; known as Custom 300 from 1957 to 1959).

                                                                            Ford Customline (1952–1956)

                                                                            Ford CX (1935–1937)

                                                                            Ford Delivery Car

                                                                            Ford Del Rey (1981-1991, Brazil)

                                                                            Ford Del Rio (1957–1958)

                                                                            Ford Deluxe (1950–1951)

                                                                            Ford Durango (1980–1981)

                                                                            Ford Edsel (1958-1960)

                                                                            Ford Eifel (1935–1939, Germany)

                                                                            Ford Eight (1938-1939, UK)

                                                                            Ford Elite (1974–1976)

                                                                            Ford Escort (1955–1961, UK-built Ford Anglia-based estate)

                                                                            Ford Escort (1968–2000, Europe and Latin America)

                                                                            Ford Escort (1981–2002, North America)

                                                                            Ford Executive (1966-1972)

                                                                            Ford EXP (1982–1988)

                                                                            Ford Fairlane (1955–1970, North America; 1967–2007, Australia)

                                                                            Ford Fairmont (1978–1983, North America; 1965–2008, Australia)

                                                                            Ford Falcon (1960–1970, North America; 1960–present, Australia; 1962–1991 Argentina)

                                                                            Ford Festiva (1988–1992, rebadged Mazda 121)

                                                                            Ford Fiesta (1976–present, Europe; 1978–1980 and 2011–present, North America, 2002–present South America)

                                                                            Ford Figo (2010–present; India)

                                                                            Ford Five Hundred (2005–2007)

                                                                            Ford Flexible Fuel Vehicle

                                                                            Ford Focus (North America) (2000–present)

                                                                            Ford Focus (International) (1998–present, Europe)

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                                                                              Hi guys and gals

                                                                              Hi guys and gals,

                                                                              Most people on here are aware of Forfair and ford fest and the huge ford shows,

                                                                              There are also some other equally good shows that I've attended in either millie or my classic mini and sometimes both,

                                                                              One-off the better shows is Kimbolton Country fayre that host a classic car show of all marque's and there is usually over 1000 cars from minis to ferraris and everything in between, Kimbolton Fayre is in July and held at Kimbolton castle in West Cambridgeshire near the A14, there are others to, how many people are interested in a possible stand at this or any other events in the Beds, Herts, Bucks and Northants areas?

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                                                                                Photos from Stef Dures's post

                                                                                Hello and good evening all u lovely puma people! :) just got bak from 3 sisters in Wigan! Belter of day! Seen Rob Evans smashin Subarus in standard 200k+ puma round the track just for fun! And Nick Maxted and Ian put on a great show! loads of pumas there good turn out well represented! :) seen some awesome drifting and drift cars aswell! Infact some awesome beautiful and rare cars full stop glad I went! ;) I know iv been a bit quiet lately ppl and haven't posted much or shown much progress with the Millie or red devil...although there has been a little! Lol But there has been a reason for this...been keepin my cards close t my chest! I suppose I better break the news for those of u who haven't worked it out or heard on the grapevine! I am now the proud owner of FRP #22! :)) she's a belter well happy with her and in excellent condition! inside and out an engine wise for age! See pics! :p needs a little tickle that's about it! 83k on the clock And loads of history and little rare extras with it! And for a good price! ;) I want t give a big big shout out t John Wilby who made it all possible with out him I wouldn't own this car now! thank you very much john! :) he sourced the car took me through t view it...twice! and t pick it up! did most of the negotiations and helped me look it over and check it all out properly and between us got a very nice car at very good price! chuffed t bits with it! :) # CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO SELF! the spoils for hard yrs graft I'd say iv earnt it! Peace out n much love for now! And MERRY CHRISTMAS PUMA PPL! ;)

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                                                                                  It is with a heavy heart that at 7 21 pm slack alice breathed her last and has...

                                                                                  It is with a heavy heart that at 7.21 pm slack alice breathed her last and has left us she was a good and faithfull servant we travelled 128,000 miles together her final mileage was a mindblowing 261,317 and she was still rhnning great last night untill i pulled the plug on life support she is currently being stripped for organ donation ( its what she would have wanted) donations for flowers / drugs / fuel / tools should be sent to me personally i will make shure theyre used responsibly :-P oh and in other news the millie failed her mot on tyres and headlight aim too high and fouling front brake flexis bah humbug xx peace nutters

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                                                                                    So back to work Wednesday results are good. How is everyone been quiet

                                                                                    So back to work Wednesday results are good . How is everyone been quiet . Ode all ok ? Nigella Tufnel moved house ? Sunny Ward still counting sheep . Adrian Philip Hendy bissy with the new wife ? Kim Oorschot thinking up a hole new puma look . Stef Dures nearlly finish . Alex Goodier feeding the baby . Simon Crosby designing a 1940's car ? . Arthur Scrotus planning to take over the world . Mike Aaron De Oliveira respraying his car . Martin England after a nice holiday feeding his fish . Helen Rogers white puma this time . Adrian Kongerød how's the new project . Chris Waddle Hyde music problems. Mark Essexmotorcycleparts how's yours doing . Adam Dowsing new seats . Yvonne Roe Maycock you ok . Nicola Palmer how the girl doing still on the drive ? Running out off memory and everyone else on this site . Say hello lol .

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                                                                                      Had the millie on the lift the other day and shes grounded till i can afford...

                                                                                      Had the millie on the lift the other day and shes grounded till i can afford new brake flexis the rears are almost cut through the fronts are very perished this is down to lowering but not checking how the lines are with weight on this could obviously have severe consequences if one were to burst this is more of a request to you lot do your own work by all means i encourage it BUT get any major work checked by an expert for your own safety a fresh pair of trained eyes could save your life and others i love my job and hobby and my friends be safe no one looks cool upside down in a ditch my brake problem isnt unique to the millie i had to cut the flexi brackets off on alice and re positioned them to stop this happening if your lowered check carefully and be safe

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                                                                                        just watch some ace Puma action on Motors TV from the AutoGlym Classics Touring...

                                                                                        just watch some ace Puma action on Motors TV from the AutoGlym Classics Touring Racers weekend at Snetterton. good interview with a driver going on about cheap Puma racing and generally feeling much love from the commentator about our little pets. think the driver was Jeff Windsor in the red Puma with the black roof (he obviously has taste -haha-) Pumas run in the Production pre-05 class, good one in the first race where the green and red Pumas were all over a poor Fezza Jeff won the Toyo Tires Pre 2005 Production Touring Car Championship. (y) #teamred :D the event is being reshown: Mon October 12 7:18 pm on Motors TV

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                                                                                          We got a whole load of vintage car magazines donated to the shop yesterday and...

                                                                                          We got a whole load of vintage car magazines donated to the shop yesterday and i just had to keep this one for myself, an 8 page extended run owner review of the mighty Avenger, 1500cc 75bhp at 5,400rpm and an indicated top speed of 100mph. It was my very first car, i bought it at an auction for £65 in the late 80's and drove the bugger everywhere, it was a perfect teenage hoonigan machine. Some of the prices in the magazine are insane, £30 for a years insurance, £2.75 for a new set of disc pads! blimey.. if only they still were hey. :)

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