overhead camshaft

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overhead camshaft

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(Automotive Engineering) a type of camshaft situated above the cylinder head in an internal-combustion engine. It is usually driven by a chain or a toothed belt from the crankshaft and the cams bear directly onto the valve stems or rocker arms
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Motivation was provided by a 310-horsepower, twin-cam V-8 (320 horses for the slightly larger North American version) with origins dating back to Maserati's Indy 500 racing efforts in the 1950s.
The base P788,000 GB model gets a 1.5-liter, twin-cam, 16-valve, inline-4 producing 113 horsepower and 150 N-m of torque, which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
A clever, twin-cam, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine powered both models, one possessing 340 cubic inches and the other, 641 cubic inches.
The Fat Boy has been one of the automaker's most iconic models with the India-spec version equipped with a twin-cam 103B air-cooled V-twin that displaces 1690cc and delivers 125Nm of torque at 3500rpm.
Other engineering improvements to the Twin-Cam Milwaukee-Eight have reduced the amount of maintenance required thanks to the rocker-arm actuated valves, which require no adjustment.
And like that car, the new version is also powered by an engine of less than 1,400cc in capacity, but is equipped with MultiAir valve management and an intercooled turbocharger to boost its power output to more than twice that of the original Sprint's 1.3-litre twin-cam engine.
A product of Harley's "Project Rushmore" - the iconic US firm's largest new-model development in its 110-year history - the bike offers incredible torque from its powerful 1,700cc twin-cam air and liquid-cooled engine.
The Raider 150 R possesses a more aggressive stance, having a twin-cam, four-valve, four-stroke power plant.
Made for Toyota by Yamaha who also designed the glorious twin-cam engine, the car was produced between 1967 and 1970 with 337 being produced.
To all intents and purposes, with its screen and hard-case panniers, the bike is a smart touring machine, with enough poke from its 1700cc twin-cam engine to cruise all-day long in comfort and style.
Darker and lower than the original, the 2010 model is a Soft-tailO bike with a counter-balanced twin-cam 96BO engine, six-speed cruise drive transmission and new helical-cut fifth gear.