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.
Welcome • NEXT ISSUE ON SALE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
RISE FROM THE ASHES • Your projects: Off the road for 25 years thanks to a fire, this ex-rally Escort is getting ready to make a comeback. Only this time it’s heading for the track.
LONDON COUNCILS SPLIT ON OWN ULEZ SCRAPPAGE SCHEMES • Modern classics safe from locally boosted scrappage offers – for the time being
RUSTY CORNER • Terminally-rotten old Fords
24-CAR BARN FIND AUCTIONED
WHERE TO GO IN OCTOBER • Sunday Scramble Where: October 8 Where: Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, UK
WHERE TO GO IN JANUARY • Autosport International Where: January 11-14, 2024 Where: NEC Birmingham, UK
ON TOUR IN ‘24
COMING UP • Inside your December edition
PRODUCTS THE LATEST, GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
CAR OF THE YEAR • We’ve featured some stunning Fords in the last 12 months, now vote for your favourite!
HAPPY VALLEY • While the Welsh hills may have a stronger association with rally cars, Ian McLaughlin prefers a race livery to a set of Cibies…
INSPIRED MANN • AMR’S XOO ESCORTS
CLASSIC ENGINE TUNING • Want more power from your Ford powerplant? Here’s the lowdown broken down into three handy tuning stages.
1600 Crossflow • It’s no spring chicken, but tuning parts availability for the classic pushrod engine is still excellent.
2-litre Pinto • There a well-tested routes to getting more power from the Crossflow’s bigger brother.
3-litre Essex • Ford’s V6 gives classic sounds — and power — with carefully selected parts and know-how.
2-litre Zetec • The ever-popular 1990s 16-valver sees decent gains from largely bolt-on — or in — tuning goodies…
Sidedraught carburettors • When it comes to classic tuning, sidedraughts are still the number one choice for induction. Here’s (almost) everything you need to know about DCOEs.
How they work
BARRELL (CHOKE) SIZE
Throttle bodies • Whether as an upgrade to a modern or classic powerplant, more and more throttle body set-ups are being installed in classic Fords. Here’s why.
How do they work?
STARTER’S ORDERS • Inspired by his dad’s passion for old Fords, Lewis Wilcock chose a Mk1 Fiesta as his first car. Ten years down the line and now boasting a lairy Crossflow, that very same car has been transformed into a true showstopper.
PUSHROD INSIDE • KEEPING THE CROSSFLOW
GREAT EXPECTATIONS • The Great British Car Journey’s recent Fiesta of Fords celebrated the blue oval’s pint-sized hatchback — and much more besides.
TRIBUTE ACT • Restoring his dad’s Mk2 Capri in the garage at home, Bryan Piaskowski’s S replica is a period-perfect homage to altogether cooler times.
REFURBISH NOT REPLACE • KEEPING THE CAPRI INTACT
COAST TO COAST • The long-running Causeway Coast Ford Fair showcases the great and good of the Irish Ford scene. This year’s show was no exception.
FIVE STAND-OUT FEATURES • We pick five of our favourites from County Antrim visit.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
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