• New expanded and updated edition
• Explains the ‘first principles’ of engine power and tuning
• Handy ‘power recipes’ to help achieve the performance you want
• How to improve airflow, camshafts, carburation, ignition and exhaust
• Lubrication and cooling systems improvements
• Uprating suspension, wheels, tyres, and steering for better handling
• How to setup and tune on a rolling road
• Comprehensive appendix with formulae and tuning data
• Includes cam timing tables for Piper and Kent cams
• List of specialists and suppliers to help with your MGB tuning
All you need to know about getting maximum performance for road and track from the MGB 4-cylinder B-Series engine.
Want to get maximum performance from your MGB? This is the book for you!
Containing all you could want to know, and all the expert tips about getting the maximum performance, for road or track, from the MGB’s four-cylinder B-series engine. This expanded and updated edition is packed with clear, understandable, down-to-earth advice. Starting with the first principles of engine power, it shows how you can tune and enhance every aspect of the MGB B-series engine, and more. Covering the ‘top ten’ of engine tuning techniques in detail, Peter Burgess goes yet further – from handy ‘power recipes’ for getting the performance that you want, to in-depth instructions on improving handling with suspension, brake and tyre upgrades.
Detailed appendices are included, providing useful formulae, cam timing tables for Piper and Kent cams, and a host of performance and tuning data to help you with your tuning.
In the original edition of "How to Power Tune MGB 4-Cylinder Engines", Peter Burgess produced what is arguably the most comprehensive book ever written on MGB cylinder heads. I didn't think he could expand on that topic, but I was wrong ... If you want to get more power out of your MGB, you need to read this book.
These sorts of books are hard to review in a way because you don’t just curl up in a chair and read them. But, they look like invaluable sources of reference and advice for ‘B’ owners – whether you just want to keep your car running well and reliably, or you want to improve its performance ... really practical ... Whether you want 70 bhp, or double that, this could help you get there!
Tells you just about everything you need to know ... focuses on the heart of the MGB - the B-Series engine - and covers in detail just about every possible modification that can be made to the powerplant to extract maximum horsepower. Many of the modifications are fairly obvious, like polishing and porting the cylinder head or fitting a performance exhaust system and tubular manifold to improve gas flow, but the author also goes on to reveal those little gems of wisdom which only come with years of experience ... This is a great book if you are serious about tuning your MGB for track use, but many of the ideas can be used to get a little extra performance out of a road car, and that’s never a bad thing!
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