Automobile Engineer Volume 5

Automobile Engineer Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...among other engines, show two vertical hot-bulb engines. Other hot-bulb engines are there in plenty, Marshalls and Clayton and Shuttleworth showing horizontal two-stroke designs, but four-stroke horizontal engines certainly preponderate. Blackstones, as A new milking machine displayed by R. A. Lister & Co The latest production of a pioneer manufacturer, the "Petter Junior." usual, have a fine display of their engines. Nearly all the old-established gas engine builders are showing hot-hull) engines, and it is not surprising, perhaps, that they should prefer to adhere to a form of construction and cycle that has served them very well, notwithstanding that there is an essential difference between the hot-bulb and the gas engine, in that the oil engine does not scavenge with combustible mixture. Yet there is not such a marked advantage in the vertical two-stroke construction that makers should abandon without hesitation all the patterns, tools, jigs, and fixtures that may be employed also for the oil as well.as for the gas engines. The engines suffer usually in appearance, looking somewhat more complicated than the two-stroke vertical engine, but there can he little difference in performance, and the choice is probably made owing to the previous designs of gas engine and the works equipment. Gas plants, although showing a tendency towards improvement, do not show any startling novelties: the improvements chiefly permit a greater variety of fuels to he burned and render the attention required to hears high testimony to the satisfaction that they give to users, for the surest evidence of shortcomings in any implement is re-designing to eliminate the undesirable features. Where there is alteration it is usually to be attributed to a desire...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643143
  • 9781236643148