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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FAMILY FORTUNE • Your projects: With the help of his dad, grandparents, neighbours and friends, our survey says Cian Woolley’s Mk1 Escort build is a boyhood dream come true.
NEW COSWORTH YB ENGINE BLOCKS IN DEVELOPMENT • New, cast-iron 200 blocks to make a welcome return — along with some subtle but welcome improvements, too.
OWN A SLICE OF HISTORY
ON THE TOOLS
WHERE TO GO IN JULY
WHERE TO GO THIS MONTH
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
BLUE SUNDAY • What better way to kick off a summer of shows than the best of the UK and Europe’s classic Fords getting together!
PROMISES PROMISES • ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’ read the infamous advertising slogan for the Mk1 Capri. As a teenager, Rav Dhuna added a 3-litre GXL to his bucket list, and to say he’s come good on his promise could be the understatement of the year.
TOP 10 CROWD PULLERS
TOP GHIA • The Escort Ghia was always pitched as a posh and aspirational spec. And in his quest to build a South London-style Mk2 in Malta, Ruben Schembri didn’t want to lose any of that baked-in fanciness…
THE BIG ONE
BLOWN AWAY • When it comes to forging your own path you can never go wrong with a supercharger, especially a huge air-stuffing monster that sticks right out the bonnet of your Mk2 Cortina...
WINNING ENGINE BAY MODS
ESCORT 1300 SPORT • Ford Heritage: Colonel Sanders may have a secret blend of herbs and spices, but when it comes to originality, even he would struggle to beat Jason West’s achingly authentic and super-rare 1300 Sport.
THE TOURIST • A genuine ex-BTCC race car that was then campaigned in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia with a Cosworth YB and — now in New Zealand — still racing today? There’s a lot to unpack here…
STORY OF THE ESCORT WRC • The Escort WRC is a true Ford unicorn. Built in very limited numbers, it was simply the highestspecification and most technologically advanced of all the Cosworth rally cars. Here’s why.
HOW TO BUY USED CAMSHAFTS
How to Rebuild an alternator • Is your classic Ford’s alternator on the blink? Don’t replace it — rebuild it instead and save a few quid in the process. Here’s how.
BACK TO BASE • Readers’ restoration: When Dan Godley looked to get back into a Consul after a break, he had his work cut out finding one — until he lucked out with this L-spec survivor.
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 Ford.
FIESTA MK1 • A bold step forward for Ford, the original Fiesta quickly established itself as a major success. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of buying the 1970s supermini.
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