side-valve engine


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side-valve engine

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(Automotive Engineering) a type of internal-combustion engine in which the inlet and exhaust valves are in the cylinder block at the side of the pistons. Compare overhead-valve engine
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Ford still stuck to the side-valve engine, but it was made more powerful and smooth with bigger valves and bearings and adjustable tappets.
The J-type was fitted with a 1,476cc fourcylinder side-valve engine based on the one used in the contemporary Morris Oxford car.
Colin Chapman's very first Lotus Seven in 1957 drew its power from a Ford side-valve engine, and while the new version of the two-seater may be going back to its roots in name, it's certainly not the case in terms of performance.
In my study I have the actual piston from his side-valve engine.
His Vinot et Deguingand, with chassis built in France, is powered by a four-cylinder 30hp side-valve engine with twin camshafts, has Bosch dual ignition and drive through a three-speed gearbox.
AT almost 16ft long, it's a big bruiser of a car and, with a four-litre six-cylinder side-valve engine, it is also powerful.
Under the bonnet was a 1100cc side-valve engine, which produced 30bhp, and was rather unrefined and thirsty.
The Popular has covered 75,000 miles and gets more than 30mpg from its side-valve engine and three-speed box.