Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work ... (Google eBook)

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American technical society, 1921 - Automobiles
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Page 401 - Reverse Cam: On a gasoline engine a cam so arranged that by reversing its motion or shifting it along its shaft it will operate the valves and cause the engine to reverse. Reverse Gear: In a steam engine, a device by which the valves may be set to effect motion of the car in either direction. In a gasoline automobile, the reversing gear is usually incorporated with the change-speed gears. Reverse Lever: A lever by which the direction of movement of the driving wheels may be reversed without reversing...
Page 399 - The ohm is the unit of electrical resistance. Such a resistance as would limit the flow of electricity under an electro-motive force of one volt to a current of one ampere. Q. 15. Where is electricity found? A. Electricity is everywhere it pervades all bodies. Q. 16. Does electricity itself represent weight ? A.
Page 402 - Engine Starter. Separator, Steam. A device attached to steam pipes to separate entrained water from live steam before it enters the engine, or to separate the oily particles from exhaust steam on its way to the condenser. Series Circuit. A compound circuit in which the separate sources or the separate electrical receiving devices, or both, are so placed that the current supplied by each, or passed through each, passes successively through the other circuits from the first to the last. Setting Valves....
Page 403 - Specific Gravity: The weight of a given substance relative to that of an equal bulk of some other substance which is taken as a standard of comparison. Air or hydrogen is the standard for gases, and water is the standard for liquids and solids.
Page 388 - U converted back into water. (2) A device for increasing the electric capacity of a circuit. Used in an ignition circuit to increase the strength of the spark. Cone Bearing: A shaft bearing in which the shaft is turned to a taper and the journal turned to a conical or taper form. Cone Clutch: A friction clutch in which there are two cones, one fitting within the other. Connecting Rods: The part of an engine connecting the piston to the crank, and by means of which a reciprocating motion of the piston...
Page 395 - A boiler-feeding device in which the momentum of a steam jet, directed by a series of conical nozzles, carries a stream of water into the boiler, the steam condensing within and heating the water which it forces along. Inlet, Valve: The valve which controls the inlet port and so allows or prevents mixture from passing to the cylinder. Inlet Port: Passage or entrance in the cylinder wall through which the fuel mixture is taken. Sometimes called intake port. Inlet Manifold: Sometimes called intake...
Page 397 - Baumd scale. Low-grade gasoline. Low-Water Alarm: An automatic arrangement by which notice is given that the water in the boiler is becoming too low for safety. Lubricant: An oil or grease used to diminish friction in the working parts of machinery. Lubrication : To supply to moving parts and their bearings grease, oil, or other lubricant for the purpose of lessening friction. Lubrication, Circulating : A system in which the same oil is used over and over.
Page 385 - It states that the volume of a gas varies inversely as the pressure so long as the temperature remains the same; or, the pressure of a gas is proportional to its density.
Page 1 - ... editors have freely consulted the standard technical literature of America and Europe in the preparation of these volumes. They desire to express their indebtedness particularly to the following' eminent authorities whose well-known works should be in the library of everyone connected with building.
Page 395 - Primary Air Inlet". Initial Pressure : Pressure in a cylinder after the charge has been drawn in but not compressed. Injector: A boiler-feeding device in which the momentum of a steam jet, directed by a series of conical nozzles, carries a stream of water into the boiler, the steam condensing within and heating the water which it forces along. Inlet, Valve: The valve which controls the inlet port and so allows or prevents mixture from passing to the cylinder. Inlet Port: Passage or entrance in the...

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