Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology

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Nelson Thornes, 1991 - Automobiles - 486 pages
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This is the fourth edition of a textbook which aims to cover the construction of motor vehicles and their components in a manner simple enough to be understood by young apprentices beginning their training as mechanics, and detailed enough to serve as a solid foundation for later work.
  

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Contents

Vehicle Development
1
Main parts and working principles
15
Crankshafts
21
Pistons rings and gudgeon pins
29
Valves and valveoperating gear
39
The cylinder block and crankcase
48
Combustion chambers
58
Multicylinder engines
64
Drive arrangements
288
Rear Axles 45 Finaldrive gears
295
The differential
304
Rear axle construction
305
Fourwheel drive
308
Steering Systems 49 Directional control
313
Camber castor and swivelaxes inclination
318
Steering components
329

13
75
15
84
17
98
18
106
19
112
20
126
Engine Lubrication
155
Bearings
167
The Compressionignition
175
The fuel system
183
Supercharging
199
Alternative Types of Engine
207
Clutches
213
The multiplate clutch
221
Gearboxes 37 The gearbox
223
Slidingmesh gearbox
231
Constantmesh and synchromesh gearbox
237
Planetary gearing and unidirectional clutches
244
The automatic gearbox
250
The overdrive
277
Propeller Shafts and Drive Arrangements 43 Propeller shafts and universal joints
279
Fourwheel steering
331
Vehicle Structure 53 General frame construction
339
Integral construction of frames
343
Heating ventilating and air conditioning 293 299 305 308
349
Brakes 65 Braking principles
385
Brake arrangements
397
Hydraulic operating systems
399
Servo operation
407
Antilock braking systems
412
Electrical Equipment 70 General layout and basic principles
421
The battery
424
The charging system
431
The lighting system
436
The ignition system
441
The starter system
458
Auxiliary equipment
465
Fault diagnosis
470
Index 385
476
412
477
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