Four-stroke Performance Tuning

Author(s): A. Graham Bell

Cars - Technical

First published more than 30 years ago and in continuous print ever since, this remains one of the most comprehensive references available to the enthusiast engine tuner and race engine builder. Drawing on the author's many years of practical experience in tuning and modifying high-performance road, rally and race units, every aspect of an engine's operation is explained and analysed. Detailed modifications and improvements are suggested and described in the author's practical, down-to-earth style, making this book essential reading for anyone involved in building high-performance engines.


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A. Graham Bell is an acknowledged expert on engine tuning, with many years' experience in this field. Other books to his credit are Modern Engine Tuning, Two-Stroke Performance Tuning and Forced Induction Performance Tuning. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.

Fully revised and updated with much new information added. New information covering the adoption in recent years of roller-finger cam-follower arrangements on OHC and DOHC engines. The tuning implications of recent developments in fuel and oil technology. Significantly expanded chapters with new material. Explains and analyses all areas of engine operation, from air and fuel, through carburation, fuel injection, ignition, engine management, cylinders, camshafts and valves, bottom end, exhaust systems, to cooling and lubrication. Fully illustrated throughout with many new photographs and line diagrams.

General Fields

  • : 9780857331250
  • : Haynes Publishing Group
  • : J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • : April 2012
  • : 233mm X 169mm X 41mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A. Graham Bell
  • : Hardback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 629.2504
  • : 624
  • : Illustrations