Bristol Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Bristol car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Bristol from this small and overlooked sports car maker. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car set up you desire and be able to set good track times and increase driver enjoyment. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Bristol modification pointers, car tuning and car modification tips and advice back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including, Bristol owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.

Our Bristol tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning wold and for the most recent Bristol modification,tuning and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Bristol forums and swap modification ideas with like minded Bristol owners in the modification forums.

We get to read about a lot of international Bristol owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Bristol.

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Lightening the flywheel

Lightening the flywheel – the flywheel works in a similar way to the wheel in the toy cars you used to rev up and release and let it zoom off. The heavy wheel located between the engine and the gearbox builds up rotational force with speed and momentum.

Effectively storing the energy and helping the car resist changes in engine speed – good for cruising at a steady speed but bad when you need a fast engine response.

Tuning a car engine

Let’s take a look at ways to tune a car engine and what exactly we mean by engine tuning.

We can only cover generic theory in this article on how to tune a car and suggest if you want more specific advice you sign up to our car forums where our helpful and friendly members will assist you further.

Clutch tuning: performance clutch modifications and triple plate clutches setup

The clutch takes the engine power, and puts this down through the drive shaft, to the driven wheels on the road but allows you to disengage the engine whilst performing a gear change.

Contact like this requires a lot of grip and a fast response. The more power you have the harder it is for the clutch to operate.

How to avoid engine knock and pinging

So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?

You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.

Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.

The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”.

Todays featured car tuning articles

Reboring engines

You can increase the power of an engine by increasing its capacity. This is a fairly involved process and requires a good deal of research and preparation. Unless you want to have to retrace your steps and go a different route midway in to the job.

Some of TorqueCars.com members have had their engines rebored ,and this does seem a good way to increase power. However there are a few things we should take into account.

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Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes

Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink.

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Improve safety and braking of your car

Safety Mods "Play it safe." When one starts modifying a car, little thought is usually given to the safety of the […]

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