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  • The Long Game: A Sorted Mk2 Escort Estate

    The Long Game: A Sorted Mk2 Escort Estate

    18th September 2020

    The first thing that strikes you about this Imperial Blue Mk2 Escort estate is that the finish is utterly flawless. But there’s far more to this Escort than a minty-fresh paintjob… There’s an age-old maxim that you’re no doubt familiar…

  • Project Cars: Mike’s Mk1 Sierra

    Project Cars: Mike’s Mk1 Sierra

    17th September 2020

    In, out, don’t shake it all about… the new engine in the Mk1 Sierra has a few teething issues, but Mike and Adam just needed to take a brave pill. This hobby can be really testing at times. Not only…

  • Top 10 Essentials For Sidedraught Carbs

    Top 10 Essentials For Sidedraught Carbs

    16th September 2020

    Fitting a set of Weber DCOE or Dell’Orto DHLA sidedraught carbs to your classic Ford? Now you need cables, filters and mounting kits. Here are a few options.   Fuel pressure regulator with -6 fittings Classic & Rally Spares stocks…

  • What’s On: Classic Car Drive-In Weekend

    What’s On: Classic Car Drive-In Weekend

    15th September 2020

    Not sure what to get up to with your classic Ford this coming weekend? How about the Classic Car Drive-In Weekend? When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 18-20 Where: Bicester Heritage, UK What’s going on: A new format of classic-car…

  • Inspiration: Mk5 / Mk4 Cortina Project Ideas

    Inspiration: Mk5 / Mk4 Cortina Project Ideas

    14th September 2020

    The thinking man’s Capri? Ford’s once-common saloon offers masses of potential that, given a little thought and effort, can be right up there in the styling and tuning stakes with its sportier coupé cousin — here are your Mk5 and…

  • United Eight: A V8 Two-Door Mk5 Cortina Estate

    United Eight: A V8 Two-Door Mk5 Cortina Estate

    13th September 2020

    First started at the turn of the century, Mike Binning’s two-door’d, Mk5 Cortina Estate V8 has finally hit the streets, and thanks to some clever homebrewed tricks, is more than worth the wait. Unless you’re heavily into your Canadian soft…

  • Tech: Getting ready to respray your classic Ford

    Tech: Getting ready to respray your classic Ford

    12th September 2020

    Having the correct set-up is vital for achieving a quality paint finish. Here’s what you need to get started if you want to respray your classic Ford. The spray gun Your spray gun must be suitable for the job and…

  • Fab Work: The Zakspeed Capri Tribute

    Fab Work: The Zakspeed Capri Tribute

    11th September 2020

    Driving a race car on the street’s everyone’s dream, but hardly anyone gets to realise it. For others like Ricky Ferris though, you just get on and build it — like his Zakspeed Capri tribute. One of the most memorable…

  • Our Cars: Simon Holmes’ VTEC Fiesta

    Our Cars: Simon Holmes’ VTEC Fiesta

    10th September 2020

    Some engine installs create a never-ending to-do list, but Simon’s finding this one is going together a little too easily on his VTEC Fiesta Mk2. Since the last update, in which the engine and gearbox were mounted in the ‘bay,…

  • The Top 10 Classic Ford Project Cars

    The Top 10 Classic Ford Project Cars

    9th September 2020

    Here’s your favourite affordable classic Ford project cars, with one or two surprises! Mk4 Escort For: Plentiful and cheap Against: ’80s grey interiors Proof that late ’80s classic Fords are really starting to pick up, just nudging in at number…