In Classic Ford February Issue 208:
Popular culture likes to portray the 1980s as the decade that gave it large. Big clothes, big hair, and big shoulder pads. But with the February 2014 issue of Classic Ford, we’re singing the praises of the '80s, from an automotive point of view at least, in particular the products that wear the badge that is blue and oval. This was the decade that saw European Fords change forever, with big changes to the method of propulsion and driveline, not to mention the styling.
This issue celebrates those cars, which are now bona fide classics, but naturally as only classic Ford owners do, we've selected five feature cars that the owners have added their own particular slant to, whether it be an engine change (Cosworth 24-valve Cortina), or the superb recreation of one of our favourite BTCC underdogs, the Datapost Fiesta. And if you like your 80s Fords as Henry intended, check out the stunning Sierra RS500 restoration, and the in-depth buying guide to the Fiesta XR2 (Mk2, naturally). Need a tech fix? We’ve got a ZVH engine build guide, tuning tips for the Anglia 105E, plus we delve into Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection and explain how you can fault-find and fix problems.
All this plus classic Ford motorsport, top tech advice, cars, parts and projects for sale and the finest photography you’ll find in a Ford magazine — all in the February 2014 edition, available now.