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.