View Full Version : Stop me if you've heard this one before...

04-24-2007, 04:32 PM
Ford Transit van. Hmmm... haven't I seen you somewhere before? :thinking:

04-24-2007, 04:40 PM
Uh, oh... Honey, did you put the van in the dryer again? :D

Altered Sprinter
04-25-2007, 12:05 AM
Yeah! Zack ran the transit bit a few months ago, looks like the it's been bought out of mothballs again . would not met US saftey requiremnets and will fail emissions for the top five States as it uses the Euro1V PDF.
ten grand cheaper than the Sprinter, and you get what you pay for t00.
Better off with VW Carfter.

04-25-2007, 12:59 AM
The Ford Transit' front doors appear standard height (for an American van). Odd, considering how tall the roof is.

Altered Sprinter
04-25-2007, 04:43 AM
The Transit roof floor to roof door, is the same as the Sprinter of old, it's just the illusion of the baby Transit.
They are very popular in the European sector as to the end price, and running up customs are already about extended to the max swimming pool optional.
Richard........................................... .................................................. ...............................


04-25-2007, 04:56 AM
Thanks Richard,
Do they run deisels too? Who makes this vehicle for Ford & is it a decent van?

Altered Sprinter
04-25-2007, 05:29 AM
Hi Steve
Ford transit is made by Ford UK it's 100% Ford Fixed Or Repaired Daily
On a quiet night you can hear them slowly rust away.
Transits run both petrol and Diesel engine
Gas has a 2.3 DOHC 104 kW @5200 rpm 206 Nm @ 3800 rpm [EEC] (more than 80% of peak torque available from 1500-5500 rpm with a 5 speed- manual transmission.

2.4 High pressure common rail turbo diesel (TDCi), 103 kW @3500 rpm, 375 Nm @2000 rpm
With a six-speed manual transmission.

2.2 L High pressure common rail turbo diesel (TDCi), 81 kW @ 3500 rpm 285 Nm @ 1700 rpm [EEC]
with a five-speed manual transmission.
Available in front and rear wheel drive combinations
They are a decent van but compared to the Mercedes well the dollar is the deciding factor at the end of the day UK and Australian post use them exclusively for mail delivery.
So they have a place in History but not for the US market ever under the current chasssis plateform .The Fiat Iveco is the one I'll bet makes it into the States sonner or latter:thinking: as to it having a full truck chassis and goes to seven ton in weight pulling capacity, it's compliant even for the US markets.

01-02-2010, 11:35 PM
dug up from the bowels :shifty:just for the man with his ford fetish:shhh:

01-03-2010, 07:49 PM
dug up from the bowels :shifty:just for the man with his ford fetish:shhh:

Richard's "On a quiet night you can hear them slowly rust away" quote is a classic!


01-04-2010, 02:29 AM
Looks like it was designed by Bud Tugley, Inc.

01-05-2010, 09:04 PM
Talking of rust................:smirk: