I've always thought these little vans were cool as hell. I can't wait to see the finished product.
There's really nothing there that I don't post here, but...post up that link so I can creep!
Recaros in a Transit connect, That will turn some heads, lol!It was a bit of work, but I found a UK parts supplier that understood what I was doing and will sell me the OEM TC shifter assembly and cables to get the shifter in the right spot. FordpartsUK.com is the spot - very helpful. The order has been placed, and it will unfortunately be about 2-3 weeks to get across the ocean. The cost was actually not too bad. That's the benefit of doing this on a Ford economy platform for sure.
Here's a picture with all three pedals from the FoST installed in the TC, by the way.
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The MFactory LSD is also installed. They also took the opportunity to take a look at the clutch to make sure it was in good shape before the motor and trans get put into the TC. It's a Spec clutch, which we knew, but sent some pictures to Spec and they said it's a stage 3+. I also have their flywheel, so it's a ~$1,100 package that is just broken in. It's a much more aggressive clutch than I would have chosen myself, but Vaccar said when they test drove the FoST before the engine came out it didn't chatter or feel super crazy, so I'm going to stick with it for now. If I just can't live with it, I'll swap it out later and sell it.
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In the meantime while we're waiting for the shifter stuff to come from the UK, they'll start installing the engine and transmission into the TC and then move to the wiring harness. Recaro front seats and steering wheel are also items to work on while we wait.
Yeah, that was a critical part of the build from the beginning. A coworker has an ST3, and I loved his seats when I tried them. I'm a pretty small guy, so they fit me perfectly. Also they look awesome.Recaros in a Transit connect, That will turn some heads, lol!
Once they wear into ur ass, they are greatYeah, that was a critical part of the build from the beginning. A coworker has an ST3, and I loved his seats when I tried them. I'm a pretty small guy, so they fit me perfectly. Also they look awesome.
Told you it wouldA big update today - the ST motor is in the TC. It is bolted up to the engine mounts and everything. The clutch lines were hooked up, but that's all so far - no electrical or driveshafts or anything. As expected, it bolted right in. But, you never know until it actually gets done and as far as I have been able to find, this is the first time it's ever been done.
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