Dave at RetroFord
is extremely knowledgeable and capable with the attention to detail that I want
for my classics. He is always ready with advice and help, and goes beyond the
call of duty to ensure that fellow Ford enthusiasts have the information they need.

The equipment and
kits supplied by RetroFord are of the highest quality, and always fit extremely
well with excellent tolerances - better than most pattern parts I have bought
for other cars. The aesthetics are always superb, too.

RetroFord is always
my first port of call for any parts or advice: it makes owning a classic Ford a
lot more pleasurable. Thanks Dave!

Alan (Harcourt-Smith), Ford Anglia 105E estate. Fitted with a
super charged Zetec


In my role as a motoring journalist with
Practical Performance Car Magazine I have often worked with Dave Colledge at
Retroford on various features, and I can honestly say his knowledge,
workmanship and professionalism are of the highest order.

I have also used his products on my own cars
and many magazine project cars and the quality is always excellent.

Kevin leaper, Practical Performance Car Magazine


I've fitted both a Zetec and later ST170 into
my Mk2 escort using Retro Ford's conversion parts and have found them to be of
excellent quality and more importantly they fit without fettling unlike many
other 'specialists' parts.

Dave's ability to come up with solutions using
'old school' engineering techniques to tackle the conversion to modern power
plants and running gear is very impressive and of consistently good quality.

Dave is also on hand to answer any questions
and provide technical and practical advice even when confronted with the
stupidest of questions (and there have been many!)

If you are contemplating doing a conversion
then get stuck in - the quality of Retro Ford products and the backup advice
takes the hard work & guesswork out of the installation.....you wont be
disappointed with the outcome.

Richard Roberts, MK2 Escort fitted with ST170 focus engine


Many years ago I set about converting my Pre-Airflow
Cortina to accept Zetec power, as I had heard of a few conversions, but didnt
really know were to start as regards fitting it.

I had heard about Retro Ford Ltd from a friend
who supplied cables to him, I first met Dave Colledge, the proprietor, at Donnington
Ford Day were I discovered the Zetec conversion was really quite easy and very

His very nice Escort Estate was on show fitted
with a 2.0 Silvertop and it looked like it had just rolled out the shop, I had
to have one!

I set about 'bidding' Dave to let me have
numerous parts i.e. Sump, Water Rail, Mounts etc at a very reasonable price!

A deal was struck and the installation was
completed within a matter of days.

My particular engine runs Hayabusa TB's, a
Megasquirt and of course, the now legendary RF fitting kit, a very recent
addition is one of Daves very nice Tubular Manifolds, my car is currently
making 240 BHP with extreme 'on road' performance to go with it too!

It has proved extremely reliable and is 'off the
key' every time I use it

Overall, my experience of Retro Ford and Dave
Colledge have been second to none, they really know there stuff and Dave in
particular has been extremely helpful and has become a personal friend too.. If
you're thinking of fitting a Zetec or Duratec, I Highly recommend Retro Ford.

Peter Fitzpatrick, MK1 Cortina fitted with Zetec engine

Having stumbled across my 'barn find' 2dr Mk 2 Escort
in 2009 I was directed towards Retro Ford of Corby to supply the necessary
mechanical parts for a full 2.0ltr Zetec/Type 9 conversion including upgrades
to fuelling system, brakes and drivetrain.

Thanks in no small way to Dave College at Retro Ford
the car is now taking shape. Even given the fact that my bank manager thinks I
have shares in Retro Ford(!), Dave has been incredibly helpful with ready help
and advice being just a phone call away. In my experience it's unusual nowadays
to find someone who is genuinely interested in customers projects and not just
interested in selling the parts.

All the items I have purchased, without exception,
have been of top quality suggesting that considerable time and effort has been
spent by Dave in the development stages prior to 'signing off' parts for retail

All in all, the Retro Ford brand comes highly recommended! 

Andrew Emeny,
Harpenden, Hertfordshire