SEA27

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About SEA27

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  • First Name
    S
  • Gender*
    Female
  • Ford Model
    Ford Puma 1.7
  • Ford Year
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
    Motorsport & Racing
  1. Dear All I am seeking some help as have two Form Pumas where I live. One, sadly developed problems with the steering rack (I think) about three/four years ago and the other was involved in an accident last March when an idiot, seemingly, drove through a red light and hit the passenger side of my car 😒. I am, at the moment, awaiting to find out what is happening with the "injured" Puma, though have initially been advised it is a "write off" because of its age. However, I am keen to keep/buy back the car as wish to repair it. The car means a lot to me, as I lost my wonderful Dad in 2017, and he went everywhere in the car with me, I took him to hospital appointments, doctors appointments and shopping. At the end of the day, I love my Puma, and am now having to drive round in a Focus, which I hate! I had hoped to be able to use parts from the "donor car" to help repair the "injured" car but, sadly, where I live, believe it or not, I can only have one car, due to a stupid permit situation! At the moment, life is far from great and I am not going to go into details here, other than to say that I am on long term sick, have limited funds and have no-one that can help me with the above. I do not want to just "scrap" the "donor car", however am still waiting to hear what I can/cannot do about the injured car, but one or both are going to have to go, and I do not wish this to happen 😪 If anyone can help/advise, please contact me, as I really do not know what to do. I am not sure whether to let any parts go off the "donor car" and then scrap it, or try and keep both, so the "donor car" can assist me in getting the "injured" car fixed, however, this does not seem an option at the moment, and I am running out of time 😟 Many thanks for your help, no time wasters, thank you.
  2. Dear All I am seeking some help, as have two Ford Pumas sitting where I live. One, sadly, developed problems with the steering rack, about (I think) now three years ago and the other was involved in an accident last March, an idiot seemingly drove through a red light and damaged the passenger side of the car 😥! I am, at the moment, still awaiting to find out what is happening to the "injured" Puma, though have initially been advised it is a "write off", because of it's age. However, I am keen to keep/buy back the car and wish to repair it. The car means a lot to me, as I lost my wonderful Dad in 2017, and he was always with me in the car, when I took him to hospital appointments, took him shopping etc and, at the end of the day, I love my Puma! I had hoped to be able to use "parts" from the "donor car" to help repair the "injured" car but, sadly, where I live, believe it or not, I am only entitled to have one car, (stupid permit situation)! At the moment, life is far from great, and I am not going into details here but, sadly, due to ill health, I am not working, and therefore limited of funds and have no-one that can help me with the above. I do not want to just scrap the "donor car", however, am still waiting to hear what I can/cannot do about the "injured" car, but one or both are going to have to go, even though I do not wish this to happen 😟 If anyone can help/advise, please contact me. I am not sure what to do, whether to let any parts go off the "donor car", and then scrap it, or try and keep it, for helping me with me my "injured" car, though am running out of time with the situation of parking where I live!!!!! Thanks for your help, and no time wasters, thanks.
  3. Hi All It's Friday and usually that would mean everyone smiling. However, I am heartbroken as have two Ford Pumas that I will have to say "goodbye" to, unless anyone can offer some help and advice! Last year was exceptionally difficult for me, as I lost my wonderful Dad. I used to take him everywhere in my Y Reg Black Puma. Then, in May of this year, an idiot seemingly jumped a red light and went straight in to the passenger side of the car. I have been quoted £750 for the damage. As if this was not bad enough, last week, the car failed its MOT, as the engine light is on, the shock absorbers, nearside and offside rear have serious fluid leaks, and vehicle structure eroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced - nearside rear inner, offside rear inner and nearside outer. The total cost to fix all of this, I have been quoted as £500 + VAT! I also have a "donor" car! An R Reg Ford Puma, which only needed a steering rack. However, sadly, now, the paintwork is terrible, the tyres the same, as it has had to be left. Where I live, is a flat, which sadly means I have no garage, and both are cars are now outside in a car park. This is so upsetting for me, as now, I cannot drove to appointments, go and see my Mum and help her, I cannot go and get any shopping and cannot go and tend to my Dad's grave. Already in ill health, this is all exacerbating an already difficult situation. If anyone can offer any kind help and advice, I would be so very grateful. Many thanks for your time.
  4. Hi Everyone Well, I am back again to try and help my dear Mum. In short, her beloved Ford Granada Scorpio, 1994, was subject to a crash, earlier this year. I am pleased to report that it has now been fully restored, having needed a new front, etc. The only "parts" now missing, are the front headlight wipers and the two fog lights that sit in the lower front bumper. I attach a photo, which is not Mum's car, but the same car, with the same front. A rear boot spoiler is something Mum would also like!!! Mum is adamant the car has not been restored, to its former glory, without the above, wipers and light. These parts, really are the missing pieces in this jigsaw puzzle, and I can finally "move on" from "the Granny", and concentrate on my beloved Puma! If anyone in Essex has the above parts, please do get in touch. If you have the parts, and are able to post, please also get in touch. No time wasters, thanks, we have been through enough!
  5. Dear All I don't know if anyone, from Essex, may be able to help. My dear Mum, has just had her beloved Ford Granada Scorpio, 1994, restored, following an accident earlier on in the year. Unfortunately, due to the damage, she lost her rectangular fog lights, that are within the lower, front bumper of the car. Despite searching everywhere, and with the headlights now having been replaced, new, from Germany, she would really like to replace the fog lights. As well as the fog lights, the headlights used to have two small, what I can only describe as "windscreen wipers", on either side at the front. Sadly, one of these was damaged and they had to be removed for the car to pass its MOT! The car, thanks to a simply stunning job, from Tommy's Bodyshop, is "shiny and new" - just the missing the above. If anyone can help, please get in touch. With many thanks.
  6. Dear All I hope everyone well and had a nice Christmas. Happy New Year! I need some help and advice, on behalf of my dear Mum, if you don't mind?! My wonderful Mum has a Ford Granada Scorpio, 1994, and it is her pride and joy. To cut a long story short, just before Christmas, Mum had her beloved "Granny" re-sprayed. I think you can all guess what I am going to say next, and it is so sad! Yes, on Tuesday, a vehicle hit Mums car, after then claiming he had not seen her. Thankfully, Mum is "ok", but she is still in tears at the state of her car. On reporting it to the Insurers, as predicted, total loss! Mum has already made her mind up she wants to keep her beloved "Granny" and, hence, Dad and I are doing everything we can to source parts etc. Mum has an excellent garage, not too far from where she lives, who look after the car so well. I have advised Mum she needs to get a quote to determine how much it is going to cost to put the car as it was, before the crash! Needless to say, as the car is so old, finding and obtaining parts is proving very difficult and I just wondered whether any of you may be able to help. I am hopeful of attaching photos, to help! Any help, big or small, would be so very much appreciated. Mum had an exceptionally difficult 2015, and this, at the start of a New Year, has broken her heart. I am just trying to do everything I can to help her. Many thanks to you all.
  7. Clive Many thanks for a superfast reply. Many thanks
  8. Hi Everyone Can anyone help me try and solve the "mystery" with my Y Reg Puma? It has had a few problems, all now fixed, however there is one that is a mystery to both myself and a mechanic friend!!!! Turn the car on, fine, all lights on dashboard go out. On going over a speed bump, there is a loud rumbling noise, (sounds like someone hungry), it continues until foot pressure is applied to the brake pedal, then the rumbling gets louder and the brake pedal becomes tense and sharp and seems to spring upwards to tap the bottom of my foot! I then have to pump the brake pedal, the noise disappears and the pedal becomes "normal". This all happens when steering off a kerb, when the car is on full lock or when going over a speed bump. Of late, the same has happened when just driving in a straight line. With all of the above, the ABS light comes on on the dash, until the ignition is turned off and turned on again. This does not happen every time I drive the car but seems to be happening too many times for my comfort!! I have mentioned this "mystery" to a few people and they are all clueless as well! If anyone who likes puzzles has even a clue what is going on with my car, I would love to hear from you. Many thanks.
  9. Stoney871 Many thanks for your kind help. Since posting, "poorly" puma now has a leak! There is fluid leaking from behind the passenger front wheel. I have been "unofficially" advised that it is the clutch! I am going to use my Mum's trusted Mechanic and try and get it to his garage tomorrow! One thing after another with this poor car at the moment. However, your kind help is very much appreciated. Many thanks.
  10. Hi all, hope everyone well! I am looking for some advice & help to diagnose my "poorly" puma! Driving it the other day, it was extremely difficult to get it into gear! At the same time this problem was occurring, the car seemed, to me, to be sluggish!!! I did eventually get it into reverse, but there was a loud "crunching" noise, and the car seemed to jolt! It has been topped up with brake & clutch fluid and, up until yesterday, all was well with Puma!!!! It has been driven today, and although not as bad as previously mentioned, it is "not right"! I am going to get it booked in to a garage for a service but, at the moment, I am a bit scared to use it, but need to! If anyone can give me any help, reassurance etc, I and my "poorly" car, would be most grateful. Many thanks