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  • 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…

  • How to build a hybrid Pre-Crossflow motor

    How to build a hybrid Pre-Crossflow motor

    24th January 2017

    Want a hot ‘60s Ford for the street but with a bigger-capacity motor that still looks like the original? Here’s what you need to know to put together a hybrid Pre-Crossflow motor using a Pre-Crossflow head and Crossflow bottom end…

  • Engine swap: Zetec into Mk3 Escort

    Engine swap: Zetec into Mk3 Escort

    23rd January 2017

    For performance on a budget, the Zetec into Mk3 Escort swap makes perfect sense. Here’s the basics of how to do it. Mk3s have always been a popular weapon of choice in the classic Ford scene, because you can still…

  • The definitive guide to Atlas axles

    The definitive guide to Atlas axles

    20th January 2017

    Ford’s Atlas axles are still the rear ends of choice if you’re building a rally car or a big-power street racer. Here’s all you need to know about them. To download the feature as a PDF, click here: Definitive Guide To Atlas…

  • Engine Swap: Capri Cosworth 24-valve

    Engine Swap: Capri Cosworth 24-valve

    19th January 2017

    How to get a BOA/BOB V6 into the Mk1, Mk2 or Mk3 to create your own Capri Cosworth in 10 steps. The Capri has a whopping engine bay that will swallow almost anything whole. But one of the most natural…

  • Top 10 Budget Mods

    Top 10 Budget Mods

    7th July 2016

    Making your classic Ford go harder and look cooler for less – here are our top 10 budget mods. 1. Install an uprated anti-roll bar Bigger is better, and if you want to improve your wibbly wobbly cornering tendencies then…