1 Over 5,000,000 Transits have been produced since 1965 across three basic platforms with several "facelift" versions of each. Contents show The first Ford Transit (19611965) Edit 1964 Ford Taunus Transit. Known in Germany as the "first generation" Transit.
This generation of Transit was used by Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear 's Man With Van Challenge, finishing second (vs a tiny Suzuki Super Carry and huge LDV Convoy ). This involved buying a van for under 1000, and several tests representing (stereo)typical van use.
The engine offer high levels of smoothness, refinement and fuel economy. Low-profile 215/45/R17 tyres mounted on exclusive 15-spoke, 17x7-inch alloy wheels put the power to the road. The combination gives ST170 a poised stance and precise dynamics capabilities to match.
The engines used in the UK were the Essex V4 for the petrol engined version in 1.7 L and 2.0 L capacities, while a 43 bhp (32 kW) diesel engine sourced from Perkins was also offered. As the engine was too long to fit under the Transit's stubby nose.
Henry Ford II 's revolutionary step was to combine the engineering effort of Ford of Britain, and Ford of Germany together to create a prototype for the Ford of Europe of today previously the two subsidiaries had avoided competing in one another's domestic markets but.
Anti roll bar (21 mm) Front track: 1494mm Suspension - Rear ST-tuned Focus Control Blade multi-link design with vertical dampers and anti-roll bar (21 mm) via urethane droplinks Rear track: 1490mm Steering Type: Rack and pinion with tuned power assistance standard.
The center distance between the input shaft and the differential is 187.85 mm. The transaxle weight is approximately 46 kg and the overall length is 332 mm including the clutch housing. Gear Ratio - Twin layshaft, close-ratio gear configuration Suspension - Front ST-tuned MacPherson strut.
Specifications of the Ford Focus ST170 car. If you're looking for some details about what I have done to my car, see the changes and repairs page.
Front: 300 mm ventilated discs Rear: 280 mm discs Braking performance - 60mph to 0mph: 36.3m Wheels and Tyres Wheel type: 15-spoke Alloy Wheel size: 17 x 7 in Tyre size: 215/45/R17 Weight - 3 doors Kerb Weight: 1283kg (2002) Kerb Weight: 1260kg (2004) Weight.
Using two output shafts allows the transaxle to be significantly shorter, enabling installation in a more confined space. The gears are divided between the two output shafts as follows: Output shaft 1: first, second, fifth and sixth gear Output shaft 2: third, fourth and reverse.