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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Scooby doo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:56 am

I’m with punto on this one, tho was brought up with mk2s, they were everywhere, my old man had an early one when I was born till about three, remember riding in the foot well of that, then we had another mk2 long wheel base with twin wheels, 2.0 pinto and 5 speed, I started drawing vans and doing artworks on em as kid at skool, always wanted one, and now 30 years later, I own a mk6, in green, with a loud asss stereo and has become a day van slash apartment..
If I had deep pockets, mk2 twin lwb in black, chrome wheels, and Cossie powered with side exit exhaust..
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby Stumble » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:26 pm

I agree with the Mk2, definitely the best looking and handling, at least in its day, the let down was only four speed
Years ago, used to have a Mk2 SWB with the 1.6 pinto as a works van
The best was the Transit Mk2 Custom SWB (when Custom meant something). IIRC it had the 2.0 pinto, nicer steel wheels and a slightly posher interior
I did have a 1980 Mk2 SWB with the 2.4 York for a while and I did like that, cruised nicely at around 55, top speed about 70 odd iirc
It did have its faults like, needed two decent batteries to start and of course rust
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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby walt1984 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:11 pm

Got to be a smiley for me.
When I was 14 My dad said he was off to pick up a 2nd hand van that was been painting in our colours to replace his j reg mk3 and came home in a brand new S reg.
We had never had a car with power windows mirror locks etc never mind a van.
When we went to the steam rally's if we arrived early as Field was been set up I was sent off to fill water carriers for the caravan with strict instructions to go slow but still felt top dog creeping accross the field.
When I was serving my apprenticeship with dad i would regularly have to drive him home from the pub or to work if he had been on the whiskey the night before but never used to complain coz I got to drive the van.
Even when he bought me a brand new connect I still preferred the transit.
There are still a few smileys knocking round by us,ice cream vans,a builder and a camper van and my ears prick up when I hear them.

Just to point out he isnt a alcoholic my sister had cancer and he used to drink probably too much Jameson's whiskey.

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Re: Favourite mk transit and why.

Postby man le-mans » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:42 pm

walt1984 wrote:Got to be a smiley for me.
When I was 14 My dad said he was off to pick up a 2nd hand van that was been painting in our colours to replace his j reg mk3 and came home in a brand new S reg.

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