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.
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”