TECHNICAL INFO 

 TECHNICAL INFO 

 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 
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Air Filtration > - K&N Air cleaner test 

Brakes > - Fitting discs and required ancillaries - Fundamental considerations - How they work - Pad types and choices - Pads, functions and parameters - Pipe end flares - Rear brake bias adjustment - Silicone brake fluid, to use or not to use - that is the question! - Split brake systems and adjustable bias valves  

Camshafts > - Cam timing - conventional method using DTI etc - Cam timing - mechanical method - Cam timing introduction - Camshafts - consideration for selection - Camshafts - scatter cams pros and cons 

Carburation > - Initial considerations and manifolds 

Clutch > - Clutch - Adjustment of operating linkage - Clutch - Drive strap alignment & diaphragm assembly - Clutch plates - Pre-Verto types - Clutch plates - Verto types, including injection  

Compression Ratio > - Compression ratio - Basic considerations - Compression ratio – Working it out 

Cooling > - Cooling - Controlling coolant temperature - Cooling - How it works 

Crankshafts > - Standard production crank identification 

Cylinder Heads > - About Calver ST Heads - Calver Special Tuning Mini Spares Centre head range - Combustion chamber shape - Identification by casting number - Suitability basics - Torque-down and head gasket problems - Unleaded fuel use - Valves; shapes, materials, and finishes - What can easily be achieved 

Dampers > - Damper Lengths - Fitment Data 

Diaphragm Spring > - Pre-Verto Types - Verto types including injection 

Distributor > - Electronic Ignition - Modifying them - What the A-Series needs - Working basics 

Electrical > - Changing from Dynamo to Alternator - Dynamo to Alternator Conv. Notes - Terminal fixation 

Engine > - 998 tuning, bolt-ons (stage one) - 998 tuning, further options - 1098, initial tuning potential - 1275, 95bhp sports/tourer test result - Identification data - Main cap issues - Metro engine identification data - Over-boring blocks for 73.0, 73.5 or 74mm diameter pistons - Engine - Reliability - Running in New Engines - Small-bore engine, 12G940 head fitting - Engine transplants - Ancillary parts - Engine transplants - Changing FDs and speedo drive ratios - Engine transplants - Clutch and flywheel assemblies - Engine transplants - Engine to gearbox fitment - Engine transplants - gearbox information - Engine transplants - initial information and engine choices 

Engineering > - Consistent measurements 

Exhausts > - Basic information - Manifolds, types available and application - RC40, Millennium and others tested - Sizing and styles 

Flywheel > - Pre-Verto types - Vero, pre-Verto compatibility - Verto type, injection - Verto types (not injection) - Flywheel & Clutch - General information - Flywheel & Pressure plate - Effects of lightening the assembly - Flywheel & Pressure plate - Technical advances 

Fuel > - Leaded/unleaded fuel and the alternatives 

Gearbox > - Close-Ratio Conversion - A+ - Close-Ratio Conversion - Pre-A+ gearbox - Common sources of problems - Final Drives, standard - Formulae for FD/tyre size/car speed and gear ratio calculation - High low gearing explanation - How they work - Limited Slip Diffs, What they're about - Limited Slip Diffs, what's available - Limited Slip Diffs; necessary parts for installation - Standard production gearbox types - Syncro vs 'Dog' engagement - Up-rating diffs, FDs and ancillaries - Up-rating drop gears 

Idler Gear > - Setting end float 

Ignition > - Ballast ignition systems - Establishing a TDC reference point - Distributor - Initial ignition timing set-up - Pertronix Ignitor issues - Possible pre-ignition/pinking cause - What's needed 

Induction > - Induction system - Improvements, initial tasters… 

Injection > - Tuning up-date March 3rd, 2003 - Tuning up-date March 14th 2003 - Injection Cars - Tuning up-date - Injection cars - SPi-TPi tuning, basic information 

Lubrication > - 2003-08, Oil gallery plugs - Oil pumps - Oil, what it does and how - Temperature critical 

Performance Tuning > - Overall considerations 

Pistons > - Favourable features for maximum performance - Mega piston performance report - Over-boring blocks for 73.0, 73.5 or 74mm diameter pistons - Whys and wherefores - Whys and wherefores, part 2 

Pressure Plate > - Pre-Verto types - Verto types 

Primary Gear > - Bush problems - Bush replacement - Setting end float 

Rocker Gear > - General compendium 

SU Carbs > - Connection, HIF type - Dashpot oil - Vac pipe take-off - HIF, a more finely honed instrument - How they work - Poor idle quality - Quick reference needle selection - The history 

Suspension > - Basic priorities - Basic set-up method - Converting from wet to dry - Corner weights and bump-steer basics - Dampers, basic knowledge - Fitting Hi-Los and similar derivatives - Heavy Duty adjustable tie rods 21A1091, use - KPO; adverse effects of fitting wide wheels - Dangers to consider when altering ride height - Lowering the standard dry set-up - Terminology 

Thread Locking Compounds > - Application 

Tuning > - Mantra 

Tyres > - Getting to grips, basic information 

Valve Guides > - Materials and usage 

Valve Springs > - VC-AEA527 Dual Valve Springs Fitting Instructions - C-AEA526 Dual Valve Spring Fitting Instructions 

Valve Train > - Setting valve clearances (lash) 

Wheels & Tyres > - Bigger wheel fitment consideration