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Page 236 - Most skids can be corrected by the manipulation of the steering and brakes. An expert driver can keep his car straight under almost any conditions, but it is impossible to explain just how he does it. Usually the rear end skids first, and in the right hand direction, this being caused by the crown of the road. Under such conditions, the skidding action will be aggravated if the brakes are applied, and the car may be ditched or continue to skid until it hits the curb. The correct action in an emergency...
Page 198 - ... explained as follows: When the engine is started, the generator is driven by the engine, and it, therefore, increases and decreases in speed with the engine. When the engine is speeded up the generator follows with corresponding increase in speed and the voltage of the generator rises as the speed increases. As soon as the generator voltage gets to a point above the voltage of the battery, which is approximately six volts, the...
Page 79 - British thermal unit, or a Btu, being the quantity of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water 1° on the Fahrenheit scale. The following table gives the heating values of the common fuels: Gasoline 18,000 to 19,500 Btu per pound.
Page 97 - U (see cut), slighty leaves contact with the Cam M. Then turn to the RIGHT about three complete turns. Open throttle not more than one-quarter.
Page 170 - The current will pass through this gap in case a cable is taken off while the magneto is in operation or if the electrodes on the spark plugs are too far apart. The...
Page 141 - Lever 2, The coil, which consists of a simple primary and secondary winding, with condenser — all imbedded in a special insulating compound. The coil has no vibrators or other moving parts. 3, The ignition switch. The operation of the unisparker is shown in Figs.
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Page 162 - Control of Spark. Principle. As the spark occurs only when the primary circuit is broken by the opening of the platinum contacts, the timing of the spark can, therefore, be controlled, by having these platinum contacts open sooner or later. This latter is accomplished by the angular movement of the timing lever. This movement gives a timing range of about 35 degrees. The spark is fully retarded when the timing lever is pushed as far as possible in the direction of rotation of the armature and is...
Page 82 - Figs. 101 and 102, is of the lift-needle type and is so designed that the amount of fuel entering the motor is controlled by means of a raised needle working automatically with the throttle. The flow of gasoline can be adjusted for closed, intermediate, or open throttle positions, each adjustment being independent and not affecting either of the others.
Page 41 - Formula.—The indicated horse power of a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine is equal to the mean effective pressure, P, acting throughout the working stroke, times the area of the piston, A, in square inches, times one-quarter the piston speed, S, divided by 33,000, thus: _PAS P.