PARTS AND PIECES
SOURCING THOSE -HARD-TO-FIND PARTS
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.