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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:52 am

At half a century old I'd say the years have been kind to it!

Most of what I know about Mk1s is from childhood memories: did they change the front and rear lights a little while before updating the front grille?
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:55 am

its a german mk1, so lights maybe slightly different, as i'm doing a tribute to supervan 1 i will probably change the front to the later front panel
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:10 am

bj928 wrote:its a german mk1, so lights maybe slightly different, as i'm doing a tribute to supervan 1 i will probably change the front to the later front panel


Ooh, what motor's going in it?? You got your hands on a Cosworth DFV??!
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 am

coyote v8 out of a 2018 mustang, will be rebuilt with forged internals, and a pair of turbos, already have the engine, getting internals and turbos this year
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:28 am

Whay hey, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread!
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 am

I've just had a look at the spec of that engine on Ford's own website and it looks like it already has forged internals. Do you need to uprate them because of the turbos?
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby bj928 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:47 am

Yes, factory internals are only safe to about 750HP, I'll be running more like 1200HP, I've given myself a target of 1000HP at the wheels, I'm using the f150 10 speed box with flappy paddle from a mustang, and selectable 2wd/4wd, I think it will stay in 4wd most the time
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Re: mk1 transit but what year

Postby Cider Andy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:04 am

Excellent!
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