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Classic Ford February 2019

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. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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this month

DAN BEVIS CONTRIBUTOR Dean Watt’s 105E packs ’60s looks, with distinctly ”70s power, and it’s a combo that works a treat reckons Dan. Page 38. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR It’s all about the pushrods this month, as Jon spends the day with Pre-Crossflow pros, Throbnozzle Racing. Page 104. RACIN’ JASON CONTRIBUTOR We asked Jason to find an original Cortina TC for this issue, and he didn’t let us down. Check out the beast on page 60. ■…

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how to contact us

Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Media, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys Hill, Cudham TN16 3AG, UK www.classicfordmag.co.uk ■…

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I can clearly remember when I first clapped eyes on my first set of sidedraught carburettors (on a Lotus twin-cam-powered Mini Clubman Estate of all things, at a show back in the late ’80s), and I’m not ashamed to admit, it was love at first sight.Thirty years on, and I still feel the need to have a pair of DCOEs bolted to any classic Ford engine I own, even if a single twin-choke carb would be just as effective. And yes, throttle bodies are better and more efficient, but sidedraughts are still top dog in the classic Ford scene – they look the part, they sound great, and rebuilding and tweaking them is still very much a DIY prospect.If you’re new to the not-so-humble sidedraught, or simply need a…

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through the tube

Name: Matt Urch Age: 34 Job:Welder and fabricator Location: Dorset Car: 1957 Popular 100E Start condition: basket-case restoration project Condition now: major welding done including MX5 floorpan Estimated date of completion: April 2019 If you’ve been to any track-based Ford show in recent years, then you’ll know Matt by sight, if not by name. His last project, an insane SAAB turbo-powered sit-up-and-beg Pop (featured mid-build in the April 2015 issue) could regularly be seen at obscene angles on the nation’s circuits — particularly in the south west — with smoke pouring off its rear wheels. After Matt rebuilt the car a couple of times, he decided the sell the Pop on at the end of the 2016 season so that he could focus on Urchfab,…

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great expectations

Can you handle The Great Unveiling? The Classic Ford Show may be moving to a superb new location, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving up on the features that make Europe’s biggest old Ford event so unique — and that includes the infamous The Great Unveiling.Now in its 11th year, this annual event, which takes place on the Sunday of the Classic Ford Show, is designed to showcase stunning classic Fords that have just been finished in time for the show. Hidden under covers until the event, five never-seen-before completed projects will be revealed one by one in front of a huge crowd on the Classic Ford stand.We’re on the lookout for new projects and rebuilds that will be finished in time for the show, which takes place at…

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cross country running

Probably the toughest classic car trial in Europe took place in December — LE JOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) — some 1500 almost non-stop miles over four days and nights traversing the length of Britain. Over 70 crews from 12 countries as far apart as Canada and Austria took part in the 2018 running, including Mike Tanswell and Andy Ballantyne in their Mk1 Escort Mexico. https://heroevents.eu ■…