Classic Ford is rammed full of expert technical features, the best feature cars from across the world, a dedicated motorsport section plus all the news, products and information you'll need from across the entire classic Ford scene.
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THIS ISSUE • Out and about with our band of Blue Oval-loving writers and photographers.
A BIT OF POSH • Your projects: Serial Cortina owner, Mark Rogers was all set to rebuild his rare Base-model Mk3 but the offer of this partrestored early GXL saw him going down a more upmarket road...
COUNTDOWN TO FORD FAIR
THE BIG PICTURE
SYNTHETIC FUEL GOES ON SALE
WHERE TO GO IN SEPTEMBER
CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW PAIRS UP
WHERE TO GO IN AUGUST
BOOK OF THE MONTH
ZETECSPECIAL • Your 28-page guide to buying, installing and tuning Ford’s 16-valve powerhouse
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER • After his Ford-mad dad got him into classics at a young age, Paul Wilmott has followed in his father’s footsteps, and his latest slice of old-school cool is this immaculate Zetec-powered Mk1 Cortina.
Know this ZETEC GUIDE • Silver Top, Black Top and ST170 Zetecs — all the engine differences explained and what you need to look for.
GENERATION GAME • Jack Gore has spent almost half his lifetime building up his perfect ST170 Mk1 Escort from his dad’s rotten second-choice shell. Now it’s finally time for him to enjoy his hard work.
TUNING GUIDE • Just how much of a power percentage can you gain for your hard-earned cash? We find out
THE GIFT • Bought as a birthday present to himself, this wide-arched Mk1 Fiesta turned out to be the perfect project Leighton Alderson was looking for. Now complete with an ST170 motor, it’s all come together very nicely.
Know this ZETEC SWAP GUIDE • Inspired to go down the Zetec route? Here’s what’s needed for the most-popular models
CHARIOT OF FIRE • What started as a fire tender has evolved into a race van, family camper and a show-winner — you’ve never seen a Transit quite like this before.
LIVE AND KICKING • Knockhill played host to a fine selection of road and track Fords back in May, as Ford Live kicked off the show season good and proper.
MAILBOX • YOUR LETTERS EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
YOUR CARS • THE BEST OF WHAT'S DROPPED IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
The ABC of tuning
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIALS • We all know what LSDs can do but there are many ways they can do it and a lot of confusion about which one’s right for which job. Here are the facts.
Simon’sMk1Sierra • It’s amazing what a new set of wheels can do to up your motivation—especially if the hoops in question are centrelock split-rims...
EXPERT CLINIC • THOUBLE WITH YOUR FORD? SEND IN YOUR QUERY AND WELL SORT IT OUTE
BUILT NOT BOUGHT • When it came time to restore his mud-slinging Mk1 Escort Mexico, this rally enthusiast was only too keen to get his hands dirty.
FULL SERVICE • Often overlooked, Ford’s motorsport support vehicles have their own understated place in history.
How to Replace front wheel bearings • Ominous noises coming from your Ford’s front wheel bearings? It’s time to fit new ones, then. Here’s how.
TRUE GOLD • Readers’ restoration: Nick Boyall has owned many Capris, but his favourite has always been the seldom-seen Mk2. So when this unmolested Arizona Gold GL in need of TLC appeared, he just couldn’t resist the temptation of transforming it into a true showstopper.
Top 10 INSURANCE TIPS • There are lots of ways you...