A single seater racing car is designed to work at its best when it is set up as it was intended by the designer. This applies to any car whether it be a new Formula Ford or an old F3 car. Here we take you through what you should look out for when buying a second-hand car, and give you a few tips about preparation. We run through the set-up of a Van Deimen Formula Ford at Minister Racing and give you tips on setting the tracking. We look at bump-steer, castorcamber and corner weights and go through the process of changing gear ratios, with both a MK9 and an LD200 gearbox. This is DIY that’s enjoyable!