PARTS AND PIECES

SOURC­ING THOSE -HARD-TO-FIND PARTS

Classic Ford - - CFTECH -

No less than 26 A4 pages.That’s how long the in­ven­tory that Yester­ford have on its books just for Mk2 Es­corts. A quick look at the other makes of clas­sic Ford and it’s a sim­i­lar story.The range is mind bog­gling, but af­ter hav­ing the doors open for so long, it’s fair to say Mike has built up his re­serves of spares. Back in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, cars like 105E Anglias, Mk1 Corti­nas and Capris were dumped by the Aussies in favour of the big six and V8-engined cars.

“I re­mem­ber a time when peo­ple wanted just $100 for a solid Mk1 Es­cort two-door or Mk1 Cortina”, ex­plains Mike. He saw an op­por­tu­nity and ran with it.

Those golden years of col­lect­ing parts, stock­pil­ing and tuck­ing them away has paid off. Nowa­days, get­ting a work­ing in­di­ca­tor switch for a Mk2 Cortina is nearly im­pos­si­ble. Mike has a bunch in stock.Want to get a set of Aus­tralia-spec RS2000 de­cals? Mike has a few sets on the shelf be­hind the counter.What about a bear­ing kit for a ‘51 Zo­diac gear­box?Yep, Mike can rus­tle up that for you as well.

No mat­ter the part, no mat­ter the rar­ity, there is ev­ery chance you will find it through Mike at Yester­ford, or at the very least be given a solid lead where to find it. That’s what makes this busi­ness so spe­cial. It’s about keep­ing those pre­cious clas­sic Fords run­ning well into the fu­ture for us all to en­joy.

Af­ter all this time, Mike still pub­lishes parts lists for the dif­fer­ent mod­els.

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