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  • 10-Minute Tech: How To Repair A Badge

    10-Minute Tech: How To Repair A Badge

    10th April 2021

    Pin broken off on one of your classic Ford’s bonnet, boot or wing badges? Don’t throw it away — here’s how to repair a badge the easy way. First, cut the offending item off and file the face of the…

  • Project Cars: Ade’s Dutch Mk3 Escort

    Project Cars: Ade’s Dutch Mk3 Escort

    8th April 2021

    He’s been knee-deep in other projects recently, but Ade’s already planning his next build based around this LHD Dutch Mk3 Escort.  Owned since the year 2000, and the second car in my motoring history, this left-hand-drive, Dutch Mk3 Escort has…

  • Monday Motivation: Escort Mk3 Project Ideas

    Monday Motivation: Escort Mk3 Project Ideas

    5th April 2021

    They may be ’80s classic Fords, but you can still give them the right looks — here are two Escort Mk3 project ideas courtesy of Simon Coulson. They might not be particularly useful for tail-out excitement, but Ford’s first front-driver…

  • 10-Minute Tech: How To Braze Up Holes

    10-Minute Tech: How To Braze Up Holes

    3rd April 2021

    Need to fill in some holes after removing that side trim or old wing mirrors? Here’s how to braze up holes. With holes that aren’t worth replacing metal for, brazing is ideal. Start by cleaning back the surfaces.  Using oxy-acetylene,…

  • Project Cars: Mike’s Fiesta Mk1 Turbo

    Project Cars: Mike’s Fiesta Mk1 Turbo

    1st April 2021

    After five years, Mike’s Fiesta Mk1 turbo project is finally heading in the right direction — to the road. As always, it has taken me a lot longer than expected to pull together the last bits of the puzzle. But…

  • Monday Motivation: Two Anglia 105E Projects

    Monday Motivation: Two Anglia 105E Projects

    29th March 2021

    The Anglebox lends itself to all manner of styles — just check these two Anglia 105E projects out! The Inspiration page takes an unusual twist this month with a request from Darron van Cuylenburg who had some ideas for Anglia…

  • 10-Minute Tech: How To Solder Wires

    10-Minute Tech: How To Solder Wires

    27th March 2021

    Need to join two or more pieces of wire together on your classic Ford? Here’s how to solder for a long-lasting electrical joint.   Using decent wire strippers, strip the wire back to reveal a good 15 mm of wire.…

  • Project Cars: Ben’s Mk1 Cortina turbo project

    Project Cars: Ben’s Mk1 Cortina turbo project

    25th March 2021

    New year, new motivation? Sort of — Ben bolts up some split-rims to help get the mojo back on his Mk1 Cortina turbo project. Enthusiasm: for me, it’s one of the hardest things to keep flowing in a big project…

  • Mk2 Transit and Mk1 Granada Project Ideas

    Mk2 Transit and Mk1 Granada Project Ideas

    22nd March 2021

    Here’s proof that you can you apply the South London look to any classic Ford – even these Mk2 Transit and Mk1 Granada project ideas. Where you grew up can have a surprisingly large effect on how you go about…

  • Weekend Tech: How To Lap In Valves

    Weekend Tech: How To Lap In Valves

    20th March 2021

    Get a good seal on those dustbin-sized valves in your classic Ford’s cylinder head. Here’s how to lap in valves Put a dab of engineer’s blue, or a marker pen, on the valve seat to give you a sight line.…