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  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Mk1 Cortina

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Mk1 Cortina

    15th October 2020

    The running gear on Gavin’s Cosworth Mk1 Cortina project is all coming together — time to get a custom exhaust made up for it, then… The Cosworth YB has been sat in the engine bay of my two-door for some…

  • Our Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Cortina project

    Our Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Cortina project

    8th October 2020

    The two-door Cosworth Cortina project gets some attention this month as Gavin sorts the front suspension and steering set-up for an easier, neater life. This month is all about refinement! There were a few bits on my two-door which I…

  • Bringing A 1965 Mk1 Cortina Back From Finland

    Bringing A 1965 Mk1 Cortina Back From Finland

    24th September 2020

    Buying a 1965 Mk1 Cortina blind and then driving it back from Finland? He’s done some pretty stupid things in his time but this time Bryn’s bitten off more than he can fix.  However you look at it, buying a…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Monday Motivation: Mk1 Granada Project Ideas

    Monday Motivation: Mk1 Granada Project Ideas

    31st August 2020

    Never mind creating another Sweeney replica, check these Mk1 Granada project ideas out courtesy of automotive artist, Simon Coulson. Too big to be taken seriously by most as a sports car, but lacking the proportions to attract fans of American…

  • Project Cars: Simon Holmes’ Fiesta Mk2

    Project Cars: Simon Holmes’ Fiesta Mk2

    27th August 2020

    If only working on classic Fords was always this easy — a morning’s work sees the new engine and gearbox fitted in the bay duo the Fiesta Mk2.   There was a time when fitting an engine from another type of…

  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Cortina Woody Estate

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Cortina Woody Estate

    20th August 2020

    It’s been a confusing month for Gavin, as he buys a fake Cortina Woody Estate with real fake wood, and fits fake, fake wood to it… I’m going to have to admit something to you now – I’ve bought (yet)…

  • Project Cars: Mike’s Sierra turbo

    Project Cars: Mike’s Sierra turbo

    20th July 2020

    With the old engine deemed scrap, Mike and Adam crack out the cans of pink paint for the new ST170 turbo-based lump for the Sierra turbo. It’s certainly different… Progress on the Jellyslider drift Sierra has been slow and steady.…

  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Cortina

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Cosworth Cortina

    30th June 2020

    New gear for Gavin’s two-door Cosworth Cortina project, as he steps up the quality and direction with the new fuel system. I find it intriguing what influences the build of a car. I guess the most common influences are from relatives,…