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THIS ISSUE • Out and about with our band of Blue Oval-loving writers and photographers.
DOUBLE TROUBLE • Your projects: With two classic Ford builds on the go — including a replica of the original Supervan —Anthony Herbert’s got his work cut out — literally...
TAKE PRIDE • Entries now open for the prestigious Pride Of Ownership at November’s Classic Motor Show.
180! LEGENDARY TOP SPEED CAPRI UP FOR SALE
WHERE TO GO THIS MONTH
PADDY HOPKIRK, 1933-2022
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
FORD FAIR 2022 • Hot cars and even hotter heat — welcome to a sun-soaked Silverstone in August!
JACQUES BURNARD CAR: MK3 FIESTA VAN
CRAIG MITCHELL CAR: MK3 CAPRI
CHRIS GIBSON CAR: MK3 FIESTA
SKIN DEEP • When John Powell bought his Escort 1300E sight unseen he soon found out that a beautiful body is only part of the equation and its often what’s on the inside that counts…
BACK TO THE FUTURE • 40 years ago the Sierra was launched to a shocked public, but how did it come about?
SIERRA 1600L • Ford Heritage: Any early Sierra is an unusual sight these days, but Richard Bleach’s 1600L is a rare three-door hatchback. Best of all he saved it from becoming yet another a Cosworth replica…
CAUSEWAY COAST FORD FAIR • Northern Ireland’s own Ford Fair brings together some of the finest classics to the seaside town of Portrush — here are just a few.
LARGING IT • Jack Bagshaw chose a Mk3 Capri to use as his daily driver, but within two years it was desperately in need of some TLC — the now spotless 1986 Laser boasts a far more potent 2.8-litre V6 with an array of period mods to match.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
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Know this DAMPERS • It’s time to take things up a level suspension-wise, as we look in detail at how dampers work.
Ade’s Mk1 Sierra • After a summer of use the Sierra is sick — about time that new engine was fitted, then.
IN THE WORKSHOP • The Classic Ford fleet: our projects and rolling restorations
End tech PORT MATCHING • Matching the inlet and exhaust manifold ports to the cylinder head is super-effective — and a DIY job, too.
FIERCELY INDEPENDENT • Ash Slight’s Mk2 Escort is leading the way with its Modern Spec build thanks to an independent rear and screaming, 190 bhp 1400cc motor.
GOING THE DISTANCE • Looking to boost the reputation of the Corsair 2000E, Walter Hayes sent the new Ford off to Africa for the ride of its life.
SPA CLASSIC 2022 • The updated Spa Francorchamps proved the perfect backdrop for some Ford race action.
How to Inspect engine internals • We look at some of the major signs of wear in a stripped engine and reveal what to check and how to determine if your engine needs a rebuild.
BACK IN BLACK • Reader’s restoration: Owned since 1995, Bill Lali’s now treated his Sierra Cosworth to a careful rebuild with help from son, Gary.
Top 10 INSURANCE TIPS • There are lots of ways you can keep insurance premiums down. Here are 10 tips on how you can do it effectively and still come away with the right policy for you and your classic...