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Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby loot » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:10 am

So my favourite transit is the early mk2 with metal front, square and uniform but it can't be standard because the wheels inside the arches look gash to me, it needs the dished wheels and front sport valance which makes it look a little Range rover. Not in that Ford pastel colour either lol a modern deep metallic colour.

I have no idea why they made the plastic front later version? Maybe to stop rust or noise?
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby blue estate » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:35 am

Mk1 as when I were a nipper the local mr whippet van was a mk1
Also one of our neighbours had a K reg mk1 camper


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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Airthies » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:06 pm

I always loved my Mk5 TDI 1995 would of loved it in county form.

Was the first van I owned myself and it was a flyer, from NZ market it had no cat and a high ratio diff, that could keep up with or leave behind most other things driving the same roads as me around 99-2002.
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby ned » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm

MK2 for me but it has to have both front doors that slide back 8)
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby dumper » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:28 pm

Mk1 my first drive on L plates on the road twin sliding front doors and a Perkins 418 engine.think it was D reg .
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby ned » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:34 pm

dumper wrote:Mk1 my first drive on L plates on the road twin sliding front doors and a Perkins 418 engine.think it was D reg .


My dad had a blue MK1 minibus with both sliding front doors and a Perkins diesel, I remember having to hang out the door spraying go go juice into the air intake while he rolled it down the hill to get the bugger going :shock: :lol:
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby loot » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:18 pm

I'm a bit unsure about the front sliding doors, some you see on the 1 side and others are normal. I wonder if you could drive along with the door open like those delivery trucks? :lol: surely the rail makes it noisy? Jury is out. :P
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby ned » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:22 pm

Nah you can't just have one slidy door on the driver's side, that would look silly, imagine now, with the sun out, your Oakley's on, door open cruising down the prom with some motley crue blasting out the 8 track 8)
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby dumper » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:45 pm

ned wrote:Nah you can't just have one slidy door on the driver's side, that would look silly, imagine now, with the sun out, your Oakley's on, door open cruising down the prom with some motley crue blasting out the 8 track 8)


Yes but not for long as the 8 track tape stretched :D
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby V184 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:08 pm

mk6 125 rwd 52 plate 8) decent build quality 300k 1 gearbox flywheel & clutch, 1 egr valve
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Punto443 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:42 pm

Mk2 twin wheeled panel van. Plastic front.

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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Mr RVM » Tue May 12, 2020 3:20 am

Mk2 swb with 6 stud wheels 2 litre pinto dark blue (78 T reg) it was my second transit (first one was rough, light blue with a Kermit green drivers side front wing) after that it would be my 92 Mk4 I bought it in 2003 for 500 snots with a light bump at front, fitted new bonnet, bumper and crossmember cover, a new clutch and sorted out an airlock that seller told me he'd tried to sort for ages but never did......a week later I drove it to the south of France (between bordeaux and toulouse) and back......never missed a beat and returned 37.5 mpg on the trip....would (and did Many times) do 90+ on the clock easily......loved it.....hated selling it.....never had another transit as good till my 55 reg Mk6 lwb......tho I'm loving the Mk8 now....so the answer to the question is 2...4...6...8 :)
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby ake » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:57 pm

My home made 97 MK5 100ps turbo is my favourite
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Keef » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:30 pm

Love the simplicity and looks of the Mk1 and early Mk2 but it's gotta be diesel and power steering so SWB Mk3 for me these days :lol:
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Airthies » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:13 pm

I have to admit a Mk7 factory 3.2 if you could get one in a 4x4 would probably be my favourite.

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