B-ROAD BLASTERS

If you’re look­ing for a bit of Fast Road ac­tion, just how suit­able is your clas­sic Ford’s sus­pen­sion? We ex­am­ine eight pop­u­lar mod­els to see what you need and how much it will set you back.

Classic Ford - - CONTENTS - Words Jon Hill

What you need for a fine han­dling Ford.

How good is your clas­sic Ford’s sus­pen­sion? It’s meant to be all things to all peo­ple – just at home with the trip to the shops as it is tear­ing up the B-roads. Well that’s what Ford would have had you be­lieve — but the thing is, our favourite brand’s got more than its share of mo­tor­sport pedi­gree thanks to Ford’s quest for race-track dom­i­na­tion.

Con­se­quently, Fords al­ways been prime can­di­dates for mod­i­fi­ca­tion — low­er­ing your Es­cort was al­ways the thing to do, and there can’t be too many Anglias left with­out wider wheels. But the truth is, sus­pen­sion-wise some are more suit­able than oth­ers. The im­age might be of old Fords swoop­ing around the B-roads but how suit­able are they re­ally, and is that go­ing to hap­pen with­out mod­i­fi­ca­tion? Some have a far bet­ter chance than oth­ers – the later the car the more it’s re­fined. Yet there’s a load of things you can do us­ing tried-and-trusted routes, so we’ve looked at the eight most pop­u­lar Fords right now. How they drive to start fol­lowed by the list of bolt-on stuff to trans­form them into B-road Blasters with­out masses of fab­ri­ca­tion. So let’s have a look.

“FORDS HAVE AL­WAYS BEEN PRIME CAN­DI­DATES FOR MOD­I­FI­CA­TION, AND LOW­ER­ING YOURS HAS AL­WAYS BEEN THE THING TO DO”

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