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By Don Goodsell (Auth.)

A proof of the technical phrases utilized in automobile engineering. Diagrams illustrate the various extra advanced goods, and a separate record of acronyms and initials is supplied. The phrases integrated variety from formal terminology to vernacular, either British and American

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2) A reciprocating pump in which the piston is moved by a cam rather than by a connecting rod and crank, cantilever spring Suspension spring, normally a quarter elliptical leaf, rigidly attached to the vehicle at its major section and carrying the undercarriage at its end section, cantrail Upper longitudinal structural member of a vehicle body to which the roof panel and roofsticks are attached. 4. capacitor Electrical component which stores an electric charge when subjected to a voltage difference, capacitor discharge system Ignition system which stores its primary energy in a capacitor.

See also self-aligning torque. See Figure C2. caster offset Longitudinal distance between intersection of steering axis with the ground and the center of tire contact (or intersection with ground of vertical through wheel spin axis). Offset is considered positive when the intersection point is forward of tire contact center. Also mechanical trail. catalytic converter Emission control device fitted in the exhaust system of spark ignition engines. The converter reduces the toxicity of products of combustion by catalytic re-combination.

See also Cetane Index Rating; Diesel Index, CFR engine Variable compression test engine developed under the direction of the Cooperative Fuel Research Committee (CFR) and by which the octane quality of fuels can be determined. chain (1) A series of interlinked ovoid metal rings forming a length or continuous loop. (2) A series of pairs of links interconnected at their joints by parallel rods which may carry, in the case of a roller chain, hardened steel rollers. (3) A roller chain consisting of two or more parallel sets of links and rollers, as in the duplex chain or triplex chain, chain and sprocket drive Power transmission in which a roller chain engages with two or more toothed wheels or sprockets.

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