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Rod Ends

posted on 30/10/18 at 04:55 PM Reply With Quote
Guy Martin @ T'ring

Channel 4 Sun 04 Nov, 9pm

Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Van?

Guy Martin rebuilds his beloved transit van and tries to break the van lap record
at the dangerous and demanding Nürburgring in Germany.
But the huge undertaking threatens to end in disaster.



I was reading about this in his latest book.
Transit converted to mid-engine and IRS.

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nick205

posted on 30/10/18 at 05:06 PM Reply With Quote
No doubt I'll watch it as I find him quite watchable.

Being TV they like to stoke these things up and make them seem on the edge though.

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adithorp

posted on 30/10/18 at 09:56 PM Reply With Quote
Ford usd to have a demo' transit back in the 80's that had a Cosworth DFV in the back.





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posted on 30/10/18 at 10:42 PM Reply With Quote
Like this........Linky





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posted on 30/10/18 at 10:59 PM Reply With Quote
He knows how to get the power out of them:
https://youtu.be/J5YNeIuaqVY

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nick205

posted on 31/10/18 at 09:24 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
Ford usd to have a demo' transit back in the 80's that had a Cosworth DFV in the back.



I recall that myself (childhood days for me).

More or less an F1 car in a Transit body shell.

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peter030371

posted on 31/10/18 at 10:32 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skydivepaul
Like this........Linky


When they first built Supervan 3 is was at one of the first trackdays I did at Donington in my Striker Fortunately it was out in the 'pro' sessions whilst I plodded around in the 'beginner' group

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adithorp

posted on 31/10/18 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
Sad to admit it was probably Supervan1 I saw running at the British (or European) GP at Brands in '81 or '82. I suspect they just swapped the body panels every time a new mk came out.





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tweek

posted on 31/10/18 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
Reminds me of the Renault Espace F1







"oh dear..." said god,
"I hadn't thought of that"
and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic

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Mash

posted on 31/10/18 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
there's a guy on the PassionFord forum building a supervan replica at the moment.

Ford F350 V8, and a Mustang IRS

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scudderfish

posted on 31/10/18 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
https://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=29159 might be an idea......
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nick205

posted on 6/11/18 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
Watched part of the Guy Martin programme on Sunday and the rest last night.

Watchable TV and personally I find Guy OK to view. Yes some of the programme content is setup and scripted for TV, but then it's TV and they want an audience.

I found it interesting that was he was carrying on with his own Transit project from before. I've always had a soft spot for Transits (my Dad's always had them for work) for many years and aside from not being allowed to drive (epilepsy) at the moment and having 3 kids I'd probably have one.

When fire broke out in the back of the van around the engine it seemed a bit far fetched that they didn't have a plumbed in fire extinguisher system as most race and rally cars do. Also seems unlikely (to me) that the driver and co-pilot would have no idea there was a fire. As above though it's TV for an audience I guess!

All in a good show IMHO, although possibly a bit long.

[Edited on 6/11/18 by nick205]

[Edited on 6/11/18 by nick205]

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