valve gear


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valve gear

n
(Automotive Engineering) a mechanism that operates the valves of a reciprocating engine, usually involving the use of cams, pushrods, rocker arms, etc
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All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called Jack who ran a little studio up in the hills, which is why the songs sound the way they do," explains the singer.
This exceptionally smooth running power is due to enhancements such as low-friction valve gear, larger bearings for the crankshaft, connecting rods made from a new alloy and a counter-rotating balancer shaft between the cylinder banks.
I inspected the valve gear, footplate, connecting rods and marvelled at the sheer size of its machinery which would have worked like a clock, and its capability of hauling 500 tons or more at high speed up and down the length of Britain.
Compared to conventional valve gear," Olczak explains, "the major difference is the intermediate lever between the camshaft and the roller finger.
As I fired it up and slotted the selector into drive, I expected to hear a baggy drive-train, clonking suspension and vocal valve gear.