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These pages are now a blog

I’ve decided to move my Puma section to a blog. I’ll backdate the stuff that was here before as blog entries.

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Technical stuff

Some technical notes on: The best engine for a Puma Type IV pulley timing marks Mating a Type IV engine to a Type I gearbox Oil temperature sender Dipstick tube Building a “freeway flyer” gearbox Building a large fast Type … Continue reading

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The big rebuild

So I’m starting to rebuild the Puma. The early Pumas used VW/Audi taillights, the part number on my righthand taillight is 105945241. One of our list members, Armand Botha, tells me that these are the same lights as fitted to … Continue reading

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Armand Botha on building a large Type IV engine

Armand Botha proposed the following for a not-too expensive big engine. Use a 411 block. The cylinder holes need to be enlarged, for the rest the block is standard. The fuel injection block is the best choice since it has … Continue reading

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Factory built 2078cc Puma engines

Armand Botha sent me the following information: “On South African Pumas there was an option of a Puma engine of 2078ccs. I own some blueprints dating from 1972/73 which detail a 78.4mm stroke crankshaft. I also have details on conrod … Continue reading

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The story of my Puma (#129)

I wanted a Puma ever since I got my driver’s licence. At that time (1986) I was under the impression that the Puma was a kit car, so I mailed Mr. Wijker asking about buying a Puma in kit form. … Continue reading

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