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  • Tech Week: Setting Ignition Timing

    Tech Week: Setting Ignition Timing

    2nd August 2020

    Standard engine on your Classic Ford in need of timing up? Here’s how setting the ignition timing is done. You can time your engine two ways: statically or electronically. To check the timing statically, first if using points check that…

  • Tech Week: How To Port Cylinder Heads

    Tech Week: How To Port Cylinder Heads

    1st August 2020

    Porting and port-matching a head means a more efficient engine — and it can be done at home. Here’s how to port cylinder heads. For an engine to work as efficiently as possible, the airflow through the cylinder head is…

  • Tech Week: How To Replace Rear Hub Seals

    Tech Week: How To Replace Rear Hub Seals

    31st July 2020

    Keep your classic Ford rolling smoothly with this 15-step guide on how to replace the rear hub seals. Top Tips A hub puller might be required on some Fords, although the alternative technique shown here worked on the car in…

  • Tech Week: How To Change Wheel Bearings

    Tech Week: How To Change Wheel Bearings

    30th July 2020

    MoT failure on your classic Ford due to excessive bearing wear? Here’s how to change wheel bearings. Replacing wheel bearings is a common task that needs carrying out on all ages of classic Ford. It’s well within the grasp of…

  • Tech Week: How To Recover Trim Panels

    Tech Week: How To Recover Trim Panels

    29th July 2020

    Transform your classic Ford’s tired interior without breaking the bank. Here’s how to recover trim panels. 1. Remove the old trim, taking care not to damage it — you’ll need it for reference. Carefully remove the old material from its…

  • Tech Week: Choosing Classic Ford Wheels

    Tech Week: Choosing Classic Ford Wheels

    28th July 2020

    With a penchant for different wheels almost as strong as his love for Mk1 Cortinas, Gavin decides to put the two together for your benefit — here’s his guide to choosing classic Ford wheels. I’ve often heard it said that…

  • Tech Week: How To Upgrade Your Anti-Roll Bar

    Tech Week: How To Upgrade Your Anti-Roll Bar

    27th July 2020

    If cornering faster is at the top of your modifying list then look look further than an anti-roll bar upgrade. We find out how easy it is to get better handling up front. Most of us drive our beloved classic…

  • Tech Week: How To Change A Cambelt

    Tech Week: How To Change A Cambelt

    26th July 2020

    A Pinto engine is a happy engine if it’s got a fresh belt. Here’s how to change a cambelt. 1. Remove the fan belt and ideally the fan to to gain access to the cambelt set-up. Note: this job is…

  • Welcome To Tech Week

    Welcome To Tech Week

    26th July 2020

    A week of Classic Ford how-to guides to get you in the garage or lock-up and working on your classic Ford — welcome to Tech Week! The 2020 show season may be in a mess right now, but all is not lost.…