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  • Tech: how to make a wiring loom

    Tech: how to make a wiring loom

    26th September 2018

    Ensure reliable electrics and a professional finish — here’s how to make a wiring loom. Many times in the past, we’ve had visions of making our own wiring looms. Before our attics became a dumping ground, we had dreams of…

  • How to spaceframe your Classic Ford

    How to spaceframe your Classic Ford

    26th September 2018

    If your shell is rotten to the core ahead of the front bulkhead, why not ’frame it? Scared? Don’t be – here’s how to spaceframe your classic Ford. One common rot area on classic Fords, especially Escorts, is under the…

  • Tech: Ultimate Guide To Bike Carbs

    Tech: Ultimate Guide To Bike Carbs

    8th December 2017

    Everything you ever wanted to know about bike carbs, from buying the right ones to getting them set up. When it comes to bike carbs, all too often you will hear contrasting information from different sources. We’ve all heard the…

  • Tech: how to chrome plastic

    Tech: how to chrome plastic

    1st November 2017

    How to chrome plastic: replica parts have been available in GRP for a while, but the only option been to paint them. Plastic chroming makes them look like the real thing – here’s how to do it. Plastic chroming is used in…

  • Tech: how to make your own coil-overs

    Tech: how to make your own coil-overs

    3rd October 2017

    Standard, fixed-height struts won’t give you full drop on your classic Ford without bottoming out. Here’s what’s involved in creating adjustable struts and corresponding inserts to make your own coil-overs. The normal solution’s to convert the front struts to 2.25…

  • 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…