Motor Truck Design and Construction

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D. Van Nostrand Company, 1919 - Trucks - 318 pages
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Page 65 - ... a sleeve, through which runs the shaft of the magneto, and hinged at the other end of the armature.
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Page 150 - In this way of applying power to the wheel, a second reduction occurs between these three gears in the hub case very similar to the reduction which takes place between the sprocket wheels of a chain drive. The power is applied at about the same distance from the rim as it is in the case of the chain drive, thereby retaining that advantage. This use of gears makes a rolling contact throughout, without any elements to produce friction.
Page 53 - Schebler carburetor, which is of the raised needle type, and is so designed that the amount of fuel entering the motor is automatically controlled by means of a raised needle seating in the jet, working automatically with the throttle.
Page 251 - ... placed a valve. The partial vacuum in the intake manifold on the intake stroke creates a vacuum in the upper chamber and this vacuum closes the valve between the two chambers and also sucks or pumps fuel from the main supply tank into this chamber. As the fuel goes into this upper chamber, it raises a float valve. When this float valve has risen to a certain point it opens a valve which shuts off the suction and at the same time opens an air valve. This admission of outside air releases the vacuum...
Page 282 - ... tropical countries in which it is found. Records of the earliest travelers in these countries show that the natives had used various articles, such as receptacles, ties, clubs, etc., made from rubber, but it was not until about 1735 that rubber was first introduced into Europe. In civilization rubber was first used for pencil erasers and in waterproof cloth, and finally in cements. Vulcanizing, or the curing of rubber, was not discovered until 1844, and thereafter the development of the rubber...
Page 64 - This condenser consists of two sets of tinfoil sheets, sheets of opposite sets alternating with each other, and being separated by sheets of insulating material. All the sheets of each set are metallically connected, and one set is connected with the primary winding, while the other set is grounded.
Page 200 - Mast.—Commercial cars are steered by means of hand wheels located at the upper end of the steering column. The spider of the steering wheels is secured to a shaft which generally passes down through an outer tube, usually called the mast. This shaft enters a housing at the lower end, which carries...
Page 230 - ... very heavy loads, in which the first two or three leaves are of the same length. The various leaves are held together by a center bolt or a band. The method of frame connection depends upon the type of spring and various other factors, while the axle connection is usually made by box clips and a spring seat on the axle. This seat is sometimes called a perch, and may be formed integral, or attached to the axle. Spring...
Page 65 - When the armature is rotated, the weights begin to spread and exert a longitudinal pull on the sleeve, which in turn changes the position of the armature with reference to the pole pieces. In this way, the moment of greatest induction is advanced or retarded and with it the break in the primary circuit.

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