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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He developed the first 10/30 side-valve engine and by 1923 the famous overhead-valve 12/50 was in production.
It came with a 569L four-cylinder side-valve engine, a manual gearbox and in right-hand-drive, but incredibly the car only covered 1,593 miles in its life.
The old 4-cylinder, side-valve engine with a 4.12S-by-S-inch bore and stroke and splash lubrication was run at a higher rpm in order to provide enough additional horsepower to make the Major a 3-plow tractor.
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. It makes me feel quite spooky when I look at it.
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.
Engines for the largest-selling equipment, such as the typical walk-behind lawnmower that consumers purchase by the millions, will still be able to employ traditional side-valve engine designs, but with enhanced emissions control [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] technology.
For example, the combustion chamber of an early side-valve engine (circa 1920) with both valves on the same side of the cylinder is illustrated in Figure 2.
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 machine was powered by a LeRoi 4-cylinder side-valve engine that developed 15 hp.
The lightweight Alvis 10/30, as it was known, was powered by a four-cylinder, 1.5-litre side-valve engine, capable of a top speed of around 60mph.