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  • Gearbox tech: Ford Type-9 five-speed guide

    Gearbox tech: Ford Type-9 five-speed guide

    6th July 2017

    When it comes to sourcing a five-speed gearbox for your rear-wheel-drive classic Ford, the Type-9 is the default choice. Here’s our in-depth Ford Type-9 five-speed guide. Type-9, T9, Type-N, Sierra ’box — whatever you want to call it, Ford’s first…

  • Tech: Rear disc brake conversion

    Tech: Rear disc brake conversion

    16th June 2017

    Improve your classic Ford’s stopping power by swapping the rear drums for a pair of discs and callipers – here’s how to bolt on a rear disc brake conversion kit. We’ve recently shown a more budget-orientated drum swap on our Cortina’s English…

  • Tech: Weber DGV rebuild instructions

    Tech: Weber DGV rebuild instructions

    15th June 2017

    Overhauling a 32/36 DGV or DGAV carburettor is the perfect way to get all the benefits of a brand-new carb at a fraction of the cost. Here are your Weber DGV rebuild instructions!. The Weber 32/36 DGV and DGAV carburettors were…

  • Tyre Pressure Loss: How to avoid?

    Tyre Pressure Loss: How to avoid?

    20th April 2017

    Driving on underinflated tyres is the easiest way to getting stranded on the roadside with a dramatic blow-out. The tyre pressure loss is a common problem during seasons when the temperature often drops overnight causing a sudden tyre deflation. So…

  • Tech: Understanding DCOi carbs

    Tech: Understanding DCOi carbs

    22nd March 2017

    You can now keep the old-school looks of Weber DCOEs, but with fuel-injection thanks to Northampton Motorsport’s DCOi carbs. On a period engine like a Crossflow, BDA or Lotus, it’s sacrilege to bin a pair of DCOEs in favour of…

  • Tech: how to lower your Pop 100E

    Tech: how to lower your Pop 100E

    10th March 2017

    You can give any classic Ford cool status by lowering it and getting the stance right. We show you how to lower your Pop 100E the easy way with the help of Old Ford Auto Services. “I want to get my…

  • Tech: Ford VIN plate decoder

    Tech: Ford VIN plate decoder

    20th February 2017

    Unravel the mysteries of your classic Ford’s Vehicle Identification Plate with our handy Ford VIN plate decoder! The identity of your classic Ford can be important if you are keen to restore to original factory condition, or if you just…

  • How to fit polybushes to your classic Ford

    How to fit polybushes to your classic Ford

    20th February 2017

    The first step to better handling is to replace worn rubber bushes with polyurethane ones. We follow Powerflex as they show you how to fit polybushes to a Mk3 Escort. Lowering your car, fitting excellent tyres and making it adjustable is…

  • How to relocate your battery

    How to relocate your battery

    2nd February 2017

    Whether it’s to free up space in the engine bay or for better weight distribution, moving the battery to the boot can make a lot of sense. Here’s how to relocate your battery and fit a kill-switch at the same…