Morgan Tuning Tips and Modifications
Maximise your Morgans driving pleasure
Morgan car tuning tips and advice, which takes into account the essential Morgan feel of your car. Without compromising what Morgan have built we have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Morgan from small classic models to the very latest and track day special editions. So by following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common pitfalls and mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. 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 Morgan upgrade advice reviews, car modification and car tuning suggestions and help back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including, Morgan owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.
Our Morgan tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep up to date with what is hot in the tuning world and for the most recent Morgan upgrade advice,modification and tuning advice, engine maintenance and tuning tips please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Morgan forums and swap upgrade advice ideas with like minded Morgan owners in the performance tuning and technical advice forums.
If you have a Morgan project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting projects. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Morgan.
What is an induction kit and what does it do.
As induction kits are probably one of the most popular modifications for car tuning projects we thought we should add a introductory article to explain what they are, what they do and the theory behind them.
An induction kit is quite simply an air filter. Most cars have air filters mounted in an air box. These filters are generally constructed of paper which filters out the particles from the air and prevents these from getting into the engine. The airboxes are designed to reduce the noise of the engine and have various vanes and angles cut to maximise this noise reduction.Increase engine displacement with a rebore.
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.Suspension settings, lowering and stiffening
On the track your priority is fast cornering and suspension plays a large part in this. Track conditions are quite forgiving and you can make some compromises like using hard suspension and lowering the car for optimum aerodynamics and a low centre of gravity.
This works well because tracks are fairly flat and you do not have a carrier bag full of eggs in the car from your return trip to the supermarket.Principles of porting an engine and big valve conversions
The inlet and outlet ports on the engine block are usually larger than those of the manifolds that connect to them.
This allows for scope in the manufacturing process to allow for mismatched alignment.
Generally the engine ports are larger in the upstream flow direction avoiding turbulance but power gains can be made by matching these up.
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Fitting a strut brace and performance benefits "Strut your funky stuff" Think of a car like a shoebox with no lid. It will flex as you twist it and this is not good for handling. Whilst the roof of the car affords a lot of rigidity there is still scope for flexing under cornering and […]
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