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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.

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Cold air intakes and induction kits and the effect on performance.

"Suck it and see – induction kits."

Improving the Suck – if you put a piece of cloth over your mouth and suck in air you will not have too much of a problem but if the cloth were wet or a double thickness things start to get harder. Your engine, just like you, needs to breathe air.

Best cold air intake induction kits and performance impact Read More...

Uprating brakes is an essential modification.

"There's always time for a brake!"

Brakes – part of going fast requires that one is able to stop as fast.

The brake works with a friction pad, which is pressed against a Disc – the friction converts the momentum of the car into heat which is then dissipated over the brake disc slowing up the car.

 Heat is a big problem with heavy braking and a racecar must be prepped to cope with the high heat demands placed on the braking system.… Read More...

Brake upgrade kits. 4 to 6 piston and larger vented disc conversions. Read More...

Tuning turbo engines.

"A lot of hot air."

What is a turbo. If you go back to your childhood you probably remember those windmills sold at the seaside. Imagine a windmill with 2 propellers back to back.

As the wind blows the first propeller a shaft turns the second one and it will blow air in your direction.

A turbo contains 2 impellers which are located in the exhaust flow and along the intake path. The exhaust side rotates as the exhaust gases flow and this turns the impeller on the intake effectively sucking in fresh air.… Read More...

Turbo tuning and power gains on turbo engines Read More...

Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine.

"One of my Pet(rol) hates!"

Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurise valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a turbo or supercharger.

If the mixture is too rich a catalyst would be destroyed as unburned fuel enters the catalyst and burns inside it melting the catalytic structure so there is a delicate balance to maintain. … Read More...

Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves. Read More...

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