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Classic Ford July 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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

The backbone of the classic Ford scene has always been the enthusiast working away in the shed, adapting parts to improve their car. But it’s not just about tuning and improving Fords in 2020, of course — restoration has such as huge part to play in the build of any classic Ford now, unless you’re extremely lucky! And in these times of lockdown we’ve thrown open garage doors across the UK and beyond to bring you the finest Fords for this Homebuilt Heroes special. Of course, if for whatever reason you’re more of a leave-it-to-the-professionals type of enthusiast, there’s no reason to feel left out, and there’s plenty in this issue to inspire you. But if, after reading the mag you feel the urge to grab a spanner and head down…

7 min.
top 10 luxury fords

MK4 ZEPHYR-ZODIAC EXECUTIVE Engine capacity: 2994cc Years produced: 1966 to 1971 Price when new: £1672 (1966) The Flying Pig was the nickname of Ford’s forth-generation Zephyr-Zodiac – thanks not to its transatlantic styling but its wallowy independent rear suspension’s vomit-churning ride. Yet its slab sides and long bonnet (which housed the spare wheel) ooze retro-cool, especially in quad-headlamp V6 Zodiac form. October 1966’s flagship Ford Executive took the 136 bhp 3-litre Zodiac and included power steering, leather upholstery, automatic gearbox (overdrive manual was a reduced-cost option), sunroof, walnut fascia and door cappings, driving lights, extra chrome strips and star badge on the grille. October 1968 added FORD badges and padded steering wheel, while 1969 witnessed revised suspension and redesigned cabin. Cloth seats were optional from 1970 but the last all-British big Ford was dropped…

1 min.
rainbow rally plates raise funds for the nhs

The classic Ford community has been busy supporting the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic over the past weeks. And now several businesses and organisations are producing special rainbow rally plates to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together – Urgent Covid-19 Appeal. Scenic Car Tours, who has been organising our Classic Ford Tours for many years, has come up with its own ‘Support Our Heroes’ rally plate. It has priced them at £10 plus postage, with 100 per cent of the rally plate cost going to the appeal. In just 28 hours, it had already raised over £2300. “We know how much our customers like to collect the rally plates from the tours and events we run, so we’ve designed a special commemorative version to raise money for the amazing job that…

1 min.
rusty corner

Terminally-rotten old Fords We’ve had submissions sent in from all over the glove for Rusty Corner in the 15-or-so years it’s been running, but Serbia? This one’s a first. This 1985 2-litre Sierra GL comes courtesy of the Abandoned Fords Facebook Group and appears to have been left unloved in front of a closed-down shop. Going on the photos, it looks to be complete and in reasonable shape, so here’s hoping a Serbian Ford enthusiast is able to return it to the road. Spotted an unloved Ford on your travels? Email photos and details of your find to classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk or you can write to us at the address over on page 5.…

1 min.
don’t miss out!

Struggling to find your copy of Classic Ford? If you’ve been missing your trip to the local shops, you can still buy single issues of Classic Ford (either print or digital versions) via Kelsey Publishing’s online shop — go to www.classicfordmag.co.uk and follow the links. Even better, they’re currently offering special a one-off deal of £9.99 for the next three issues — no ongoing commitment, just a great way of getting your fave magazine to your door without having to head out. Fancy something longer-term? You can subscribe and get six issues for a bargain £15. Again, follow the links from the Classic Ford website. If you’re still going out to do the weekly shop, then Classic Ford is still on sale in most of the big supermarkets and local newsagents, too. If…

4 min.

WEBER 32/36 DGAV TOP COVER £113.20 Webcon Weber’s 32/36DGV carburettor has been around for decades and many of the originals are still going strong. However if your 32/36 is worn or has been damaged there is no need to buy a complete new carburettor, as Webcon can now supply a new replacement top cover. It comes already assembled and is supplied complete with the choke plates and shaft, powervalve, float, needle valve and gasket. Contact: 01932 787100, www.webcon.co.uk HEAVY-DUTY PRESSURE WASHERS From £526.80 Machine Mart These new, portable, heavy-duty petrol-driven Clarke pressure washers are built for daily use and feature a protective steel frame, folding handles for compact storage and big pneumatic tyres for easy mobility on uneven ground. Features include a four-stroke Euro 5 compliant engine, professional style high pressure hose and lance with high/low/pencil…