overhead camshaft

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overhead camshaft

[′ō·vər‚hed ′kam‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A camshaft mounted above the cylinder head.

overhead camshaft

overhead camshaft
The camshaft of an aircraft reciprocating engine, located above the cylinder head, which operates the valves directly without the aid of the push rods.
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The rack-and-pinion steering, with optional VGRS, had quick response, and the 3.5-liter, double overhead cam V-6 responded just as promptly.
For 2010, BMW has given the R1200GS and GS Adventure the double overhead cam engines derived from the HP2 Sport.
With a 1,500-pound towing capacity and 600-pound box payload capacity, the Prowler XTX 700 H1 EFI boasts a 695cc, liquid cooled engine featuring a single overhead cam and a single cylinder.
The car has a 1500cc twin overhead cam engine, unsupercharged with a pre-selector Wilson gearbox and was rebuilt and restored in 1999 as a single-seater racing car.
Not only did the sweeping lines leave sports car fans lost for words, but what was under the bonnet was quite exotic, a supercharged, double overhead cam 110bhp 1,496cc Anzani four-cylinder engine which was teamed to a pre-selector gearbox, putting 100mph easily in this car's sights.
The 410 is an inline, four-cylinder single overhead cam (SOHC) design rated 38 hp at 3600 rpm.
The Daihatsu Copen gets the twin overhead cam 1.3-litre engine out of the Sirion, to replace its 660cc turbocharged unit.
Enhanced with 130 full color and 390 black/white photographs, Total Performers wonderfully showcases drag strip racing breakthroughs in automotive performance that included Ford's FE-series engine, the Police Interceptor, GT 390, Single Overhead Cam, Cobra Jet, Boss 429, and more.
The prosecution claims that the payments were compensation for a "past default" relating to Trans Tec's failure to meet a contract to supply single overhead cam shaft cylinder heads for the engines of the Ford Explorer in the mid 1990s.
Already available in the Alfa Romeo GT, the twin overhead cam, 16-valve unit, with variable geometry Garrett turbocharger, now delivers 150bhp at 4,000rpm.The 0-60mph acceleration time drops from 9.1 to 8.8 seconds, while combined cycle fuel consumption remains at 47.9mpg.
There will be a new range of engines, which will comprise a 2.4-litre twin overhead cam petrol unit and a 3.3-litre V6, with a new two-litre common rail turbodiesel to follow.