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Your clas­sic Ford prob­lems ex­plained and solved.

Q I’m a re­cent con­vert to the clas­sic Ford scene and cur­rently own a 107E Pre­fect. I’d like to lower it, but I’m not sure how, as un­like Es­corts and Capris, there doesn’t seem to be low­er­ing springs or kits avail­able. Henry Cath­cart Email

A Ac­cord­ing to Mick at Old Ford Auto Ser­vices (OFAS, left), if you want to stick with the stan­dard run­ning gear you need to con­vert your front struts to 2.25 inch height-ad­justable coil-overs us­ing an abut­ment kit. To do this your­self, an abut­ment kit is £73 from OFAS and springs are £52. At the back the prob­lem is 107Es (and 100Es) have nar­rower leaf springs than Anglias and Es­corts, but OFAS have now pro­duced low­er­ing block kits es­pe­cially for Pops and Pre­fects. A low­er­ing block kit is £32 and there are dif­fer­ent heights avail­able. We cov­ered con­vert­ing 100E/107E struts to coil-overs and fit­ting low­er­ing blocks with the help of Mick and Chris at Old Ford Au­tos in the Oc­to­ber 2013 is­sue.This edi­tion is no longer avail­able, but you can down­load the fea­ture as a PDF file from our web­site: www.clas­sic­ford­mag.co.uk.

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