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Browndog's 1972 V8 Transit

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nah I'm good, they are stored off site, so the po po won't suspect :)

 

actually I sold the 2.0 Mk2 chicken/egg van last week, and will probably sell the Turbo LWB too. So just the 2x vans. 

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I was wandering through the yard with Zebra Dude the other day and he mentioned that his friend had just picked up a V8 Mk I.

Loving it!

Oh I have a factory owner's manual for one of these too if you're interested? It's no use to me.

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I was wandering through the yard with Zebra Dude the other day and he mentioned that his friend had just picked up a V8 Mk I.

Loving it!

Oh I have a factory owner's manual for one of these too if you're interested? It's no use to me.

 

To be honest I had no intention of buying this! I went to the owners place to help get it running, and he offered it to me for a price I could not refuse. It is so well built, I had to have it :) That manual would be great, how can I contact you?

Raddest one so far.

 

You have a problem, sir.

 

Hello group, my name is Conrad and I have a Transit problem :badgrin:

 

There is a strange disconnect between this and my other project/toy which I have not been able to figure out. Oh well!

 

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transit greed thats all i can say,i know off another fella afflicted by the same disorder......

never mind the super van rebuild I'm looking forward to the tidy up  updates then bring on the super van thread.

i am getting to know these quite well now and would quite happily rehome a black mk1 panel van with slidey front doors but sure i have a load off old avengers to finish first.

keep the updates coming look forward to the progress.

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i am getting to know these quite well now and would quite happily rehome a black mk1 panel van with slidey front doors

 

do you know of such a beast on our fair shores?

 

And I know of a few other fella's with the same disorder, we gather for a monthly meeting. First rule about Transiit  club is you do not talk about Transit club :) Oops  :shock: 

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Wicked. B)  B)  B)

 

When I was a kid in the early '70s, my cousin had a V8 powered flatbed Transit, and scared the crap out of me going sideways up Don Buck Dr in Massey in the wet. :pukeright:

 

Have a soft spot for custom vans, having been a teen when "Chevy Van" was on the charts. :-P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imN48YKDHsQ

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Wait.. Did the original van use escort flares too? That's so badass..can't believe how good they look on there!

 

 Been studying pics and video footage, and I am pretty sure they are Escort flares that have been modified to fit.

 

Wicked. B)  B)  B)

 

When I was a kid in the early '70s, my cousin had a V8 powered flatbed Transit, and scared the crap out of me going sideways up Don Buck Dr in Massey in the wet. :pukeright:

 

Have a soft spot for custom vans, having been a teen when "Chevy Van" was on the charts. :-P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imN48YKDHsQ

 

yep there were a lot converted to 6 and V8's, usually after the V4 blew up! Check out some of this footage, such a badass van, and all in 1971 :)

 

 

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The issue here is Conrad, which class will you have to run with at NZFMR now? I wonder if the HMC lads will have you :P

 

Might have to start a new class for vans, who is in?

 

Are those Pantera wheels yours or borrowed? They totally suit the supervan look BTW.

 

borrowed, but might be able to buy them. The tyre profile is a little bit low, but I thiink they would still pull off a pretty good impression of the origjnal.:)  

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Loving the Supervan. You have to own those wheels.

 

Had a friend many years ago with a SWB CF powered by a 454 Chev engine, it also had a set of massive Centrelines on it. Lets just say that the Kelly Super Charger rears offered the lads some serious white knuckle rides in the dry........ and in the wet it was a religious experience :shock:

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