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Classic Ford March 2020

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

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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this issue

BEN SZANTO CONTRIBUTOR The secret’s out, kind of. Ben’s decided on the engine for the Mk1, and surprise, surprise, it’s already in. Page 72. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR Cash-strapped January? Let Jon cheer you up with this metal-folding and forming guide using hand tools and MDF. Page 90. ADE BRANNAN CONTRIBUTOR It’s that man again... Ade’s been back to see Guido’s latest project — an übercool ex-race Fiesta now turned road champ. Page 32. How To Contact Us Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Publishing Ltd, The Granary, Downs Court, Yalding Hill, Yalding ME18 6AL, UK…

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The same but different. That’s probably the best way to describe the global classic Ford movement – a melting pot of shared car lines, model names, designs, and even running gear, but with the various Fords regional companies adding their own locally-sourced ingredients to make them all subtly different flavours. Add the owners’ own unique takes on styling, modifying and yes, restoration into the saucepan and you’ve got an incredibly varied, yet unified scene offering something for everyone. That’s the overall flavour we’re celebrating with this issue, which cherry-picks some stunning feature cars from all over the world, and brings them together in one jam-packed issue, along with a whole host of related features including a monster tribute to the 1970 World Cup Rally – an event that arguably changed Ford’s…

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aussie rules

Name: Ricky Ferris Age: 29 Job: Commercial electrician Location: Berkshire Car: Mk3 Capri 1.6 Laser Start condition: Running, driving car Condition now: Tail end of dry build Time taken so far: 8 months Estimated time of completion: One year from now Ricky Ferris is a name that should be familiar by now — we featured his Zakspeed Capri build in February 2018 and what he’d built was a battleship grey pile of insanity. It looked incredible running down the street, despite the lack of traditional, ultra-strong graphics that signifies a Zakspeed. It was simply grey but no less mental. When we featured it, Ricky was in a rush — we had a couple of hours to complete the photoshoot because of two things. Firstly, Ricky had sold it! Why? He was off to Australia for two years and he didn’t…

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australia’s fully charged cortina

Well, someone had to do it! Brisbane, Australia-based Charged Garage has successfully converted a Mk1 Cortina to all-electric operation. The 1965 Mk1 1500 four-door is fully road-legal and has an expected range of 150 km (93 miles) between charges — though Charged Garage hope to extend this as battery technology develops. With assistance fromTraction EV who supply electric conversion kits, Charged Garage were able to adapt the car to take the Hyper9 electric motor, powered by batteries from a written-off Tesla, relatively easily and without modifying the bodyshell. The motor sits on custom mounts and bolts up to the standard Cortina gearbox using an adaptor plate and flywheel convertor, while the batteries sit on top in a custom housing. Pop open the boot and there’s another battery box sat over the…

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crystal palace set to return

No, not the football club — Sevenoaks and District Motor Club will once again stage its popular Motorsport AtThe Palace sprint over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 24-25. The two-day, non-championship status Crystal Palace Sprint event, which takes place at Crystal Palace Park using parts of the former race circuit, will be run along the same lines as previous years, where classes are decided by year of manufacture rather than engine size. This attracts a varied entry of historic, classic and modern competition machinery, as well as road-going vehicles. For more information on the event, see www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk.…

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back in the day

5 YEARS AGO MARCH 2015 With such an angular profile, it’s hard to believe that the Mk2 Escort was 40 in 2015, but as the March 2015 issue revealed, it was all true. Ade also managed to get inside Ford’s museum at the Cologne factory in Germany for an exclusive peak, and as his images showed, what they have is truly mind-blowing — including the original Sierra concept car. 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 2010 After his Capri RS3100, Robert Bluston was back with another stunning build in the March 2010 issue — an X-pack RS2000 dripping with genuine Series X goodies. Robert’s about to finish another incredible project which you can read all about next issue. Elsewhere we uncovered a super-rare Bieber Mk1 Fiesta cabriolet, Varied? You bet. Complete your collection of Classic Ford magazines…