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  • Project Cars: Ben’s Mk1 Cortina

    Project Cars: Ben’s Mk1 Cortina

    20th November 2019

    No stranger to the feature car pages of Classic Ford, prolific project car builder, Ben Szanto and his pre-Aeroflow Mk1 Cortina join the Classic Ford fleet. Some of you may know this car already — it appeared on the front…

  • Project Cars: Simon’s 1963 Mk1 Cortina

    Project Cars: Simon’s 1963 Mk1 Cortina

    1st November 2019

    With a track record of finishing project cars that’s less than exemplary, Simon waits four years to introduce the newest one — a 1963 Mk1 Cortina. First a confession: I’ve owned this car for over four years, yet this is…

  • How to run factory EFi in your classic Ford

    How to run factory EFi in your classic Ford

    13th February 2019

    Think you can’t afford to fit a Zetec into your classic Ford? Use standard management and you can — here’s how to run factory EFi. Our Engine Swaps Made Easy guide in the June 2009 issue uncovered that it costs the…

  • Tech: how to fit Mk1 Fiesta rally arches

    Tech: how to fit Mk1 Fiesta rally arches

    18th January 2019

    Fit wide wheels to your Mk1 Fiesta and you need a bit of coverage. We follow as Matt Barton fits some Group 2-style arches to cover his Turbo rims. Fill your Mk1 Fiesta’s engine bay full of horsepower and chances…

  • 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…