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Tappet
A tappet is a projection that imparts a linear motion to some other component within a mechanism.Contents1 Beam engines 2 Internal combustion engines2.1 Adjustment 2.2 Hydraulic tappets 2.3 Sidevalve engines 2.4 Overhead cam
Overhead cam
engines 2.5 Overhead rockers3 Other uses 4 Notes 5 ReferencesBeam engines[edit]Adjustable tappet block on the vertical plug rod of a beam engine at Leawood Pump House. It acts on the curved horn beneath itThe term is first recorded as part of the valve gear of Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric beam engine, a precursor to the steam engine. The first Newcomen engines had manually worked valves, but within a few years, by 1715, this repetitive task had been automated. The beam of the engine had a vertical 'plug rod' hung from it, alongside the cylinder
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Ford Pinto Engine
The Ford Pinto
Ford Pinto
engine was the unofficial but generic nickname for a four-cylinder internal combustion engine built by Ford Europe. In Ford sales literature, it was referred to as the EAO or OHC engine and because it was designed to the metric system, it was sometimes called the "metric engine". The internal Ford codename for the unit was the T88-series engine. European Ford service literature refers to it as the Taunus In-Line engine (hence the TL codenames) and the Lima In-Line (LL) It was used in many European Ford cars and was exported to the United States to be used in the Ford Pinto, a successful subcompact car of the 1970s, hence the name which is used most often for the unit
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Feeler Gauge
A feeler gauge is a tool used to measure gap widths. Feeler gauges are mostly used in engineering to measure the clearance between two parts.[1] They consist of a number of small lengths of steel of different thicknesses with measurements marked on each piece. They are flexible enough that, even if they are all on the same hinge, several can be stacked together to gauge intermediate values
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Newcomen Society
The Newcomen Society is an International learned society that promotes and celebrates the history of engineering and technology. It was founded in London in 1920 and takes its name from Thomas Newcomen, one of the inventors associated with the early development of the steam engine and who is widely considered the "father of the Industrial Revolution". The motto of the Society is the Latin actorum memores simul affectamus agenda, meaning "mindful of things that have taken place, at the same time we strive after things yet to be done". The choice of a griffin regardant for the logo was to symbolise vigilance and looking backward while going forward. The Newcomen Society is based at the Science Museum in London
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Triumph Dolomite Sprint
The Triumph Dolomite popular small saloon car was produced by the Triumph Motor Company division of the British Leyland Corporation in Canley, Coventry between October 1972 and August 1980.Contents1 History 2 The "Dolomite" 3 Dolomite Sprint 4 Rationalisation 5 Late 1970s 6 Reputation and popularity today 7 Motorsport7.1 Touring cars 7.2 Rallying8 Dolomite-derived cars 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] The Dolomite was the final addition to Triumph's small-car range (codenamed "Project Ajax"), which had started in 1965 with the Triumph 1300. Designed to be a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Triumph Herald,[1] the 1300 was originally fitted with a 1,296 cc (79 cu in) engine and front-wheel drive
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Ford Taunus V4 Engine
The Taunus
Taunus
is a mountain range in Hesse, Germany
Germany
located north of Frankfurt. The tallest peak in the range is Großer Feldberg
Großer Feldberg
at 878 m; other notable peaks are Kleiner Feldberg
Kleiner Feldberg
(825 m) and Altkönig
Altkönig
(798 m). The Taunus
Taunus
range spans the districts of Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus, Limburg-Weilburg, and Rhein-Lahn. The range is known for its geothermal springs and mineral waters that formerly attracted members of the European aristocracy to its spa towns. The car line Ford Taunus
Ford Taunus
is named after it.Contents1 Description1.1 Summits2 History 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksDescription[edit] It is a relatively low range, with smooth, rounded mountains covered with forest
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Inertia
Inertia
Inertia
is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion. This includes changes to the object's speed, direction, or state of rest. Inertia
Inertia
is also defined as the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at a constant velocity. The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles in classical physics that are still used to describe the motion of objects and how they are affected by the applied forces on them. Inertia
Inertia
comes from the Latin word, iners, meaning idle, sluggish. Inertia
Inertia
is one of the primary manifestations of mass, which is a quantitative property of physical systems
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Pneumatic Cylinder
Pneumatic cylinder(s) (sometimes known as air cylinders) are mechanical devices which use the power of compressed gas to produce a force in a reciprocating linear motion.[1]:85 Like hydraulic cylinders, something forces a piston to move in the desire direction. The piston is a disc or cylinder, and the piston rod transfers the force it develops to the object to be moved.[1] :85 Engineers sometimes prefer to use pneumatics because they are quieter, cleaner, and do not require large amounts of space for fluid storage. Because the operating fluid is a gas, leakage from a pneumatic cylinder will not drip out and contaminate the surroundings, making pneumatics more desirable where cleanliness is a requirement
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Ford I4 DOHC Engine
The Ford I4 DOHC engine was a 4-cylinder inline internal combustion engine with twin overhead camshafts, produced by the Ford Motor Company, at Dagenham Engine Plant. First with 2.0-litre 8-valve version, in later models with 2.0/2.3-litre 16-valve version from 1989 to the end of production of the MK2 Ford Galaxy in 2006. It powered various Ford models during this time, but was most well known in the rear wheel drive "Twin Cam" variants of the Ford Sierra, and Ford Scorpio
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Fiat Twin Cam Engine
Designed by ex Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi, the Fiat
Fiat
Twin Cam (also known as the Lampredi Twin Cam) was an advanced inline-four automobile engine produced from 1966 through 2000 as a Fiat/Lancia engine until it was replaced by the "family B" Pratola Serra engine series. The engine uses the block of the OHV 124-series unit first found in the Fiat
Fiat
124 with some modifications to accept the belt drive for the camshafts. The head itself is made in three pieces, one carrying the combustion chamber and valves and one separate casting for each camshaft in tunnel type bearings. The valves had an included angle of 65 degrees. The engine featured a revolutionary new method for adjusting the valve clearance
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Focal Press
Focal Press is a publisher of media technology books and it is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. It was founded in 1938 by Andor Kraszna-Krausz,[1] a Hungarian photographer who immigrated to England in 1937 and eventually published over 1,200 books on photography. History[edit] Elsevier
Elsevier
acquired Focal Press in 1983.[2] Focal Press was acquired by Taylor & Francis from Elsevier
Elsevier
in July 2012.[3] References[edit]^ Rossell, Deac (2008). "Kraszna-Krausz, Andor (1904-1989)". In Hannavy, John. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography. CRC Press. p. 806
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L. J. K. Setright
Leonard John Kensell Setright (10 August 1931 – 7 September 2005) was an English motoring journalist and author.[1]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Writing career 3 Personal life 4 List of works 5 ReferencesEarly life and education[edit] Born of Australian parents in London, his father Henry Roy Setright, was an engineer who invented the Setright ticket machine used on buses and trams. He died when Setright was 11 years old.[1] Setright attended Palmers Green Grammar school before studying Law at the University of London which he practised for a time but hated the profession
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Ford CVH Engine
The CVH (Compound Valve angle Hemispherical combustion chamber) engine was introduced by Ford in 1980 in the third generation European Ford Escort and for the 1981 North American Escort. It was later used in the Ford Sierra as well as the second generation Ford Fiesta and from 1983 it was used in the Ford Orion. Engines were built in the Dearborn Engine Plant for the North American market, and in Ford's then-new engine plant in Bridgend in Wales for the European market. The engine was originally conceived in 1974 and had a single overhead cam. Its valves were mounted at a compound angle in hemispherical combustion chambers, although some versions altered the combustion chamber shape to increase swirl. It also featured hydraulic valve lifters, a first for a European Ford engine. The engine was given different names throughout its production. From 1991 to 1996 in the Ford Escort, it was "1.9L SEFI"; and from 1997 to 2002, it was "Split Port Induction 2000"
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Cam-in-block
The cam-in-block valvetrain layout of piston engines is one where the camshaft is placed within the cylinder block, usually beside and slightly above the crankshaft in a straight engine or directly above the crankshaft in the V of a V engine. This contrasts with an overhead camshaft (OHC) design which places the camshafts within the cylinder head and drives the valves directly or through short rocker arms.Engine block of a Ford flathead V8 engine showing the location of the valve ports (the holes above the large cylinder bores)Placing the camshaft inside the engine block has a long history in its use in valve-in-block engines, in straight and V configurations, the Ford flathead being exemplary of the type
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