Motor Record Volume 4

Motor Record Volume 4

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of the engine a cross member of the frame carries a pin which fits into a hole on the pump case of the engine. The engine is thus carried upon three cylindrical supports, and it is free to slide upon them. There is thus no unnecessary constraint imposed upon the engine, and it has a wide basis of support to resist torque and to carry the weight of the engine direct to the frame without the employment of a sub-frame. The condenser is situated in the place usually occupied by the radiator, and consists of a top and bottom header united by radiating tubes. As trouble has been experienced in the past in keeping condensers tight under conditions of road vibration, and the stresses introduced by the expansion of the radiating tubes due to the passage of steam through them, an improvement has been made in this condenser by allowing the lower tube plate to move up and down within guides to such an extent as may be necessitated by changes of temperature in the radiating tubes. /The lower header is actually hung upon the tubes, and is kept in position within the before mentioned guides by four short stiff springs. The back of the condenser is shrouded and furnished with a powerful fan for ventilation. The fan is driven by a belt from a short layshaft running along the side of the chassis from tbe engine. At the forward end of the lay-shaft is a rotary pump which drains the lower header of the condenser and returns the water of condensation to the tank through a filter in which the cylinder oil is extracted. On the all-important question of the cost of operation no extravagant figures are put forward. Tests made at speeds ranging up to between 20 and 30 miles per hour have shown that the three-ton lorry can be worked on a consumption of 5 lbs. of coke more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565487
  • 9781236565488