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overhead valve

A valve located in the upper part of the aircraft reciprocating engine cylinder head. Both the inlet and outlet valves are overhead valves. See induction stroke.
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This simple, cheap, anvil-solid overhead valve (OHV) arrangement has served America's motorists well for many decades and continues to serve where its advantages outweigh those of overhead cam (OHC) designs.
The CP-20H and CP-30H centrifugal pumps have capacities of 158 and 264 gpm, and a maximum head of 98 and 115 ft, respectively These economical, lightweight pumps feature overhead valve engines for peak performance and minimal fuel consumption.
If buyers prefer a V-8, the Silverado has the best government mileage rating of any full-size V-8 truck: 16/23 mpg with the Silverado's new, 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter, overhead valve V-8 with direct injection and Active Fuel Management system.
(3) overhead valve V8 that went until 1964 without a major redesign, while the Bentley drew its power from a slightly smaller aluminum-head inline six-cylinder.
The Traction Avant combined for the first time front-wheel-drive, monocoque chassis/body construction, torsion bar suspension and an overhead valve engine with removable cylinder sleeves.
Generac has established a new group to sell its range of air-cooled, four-cycle, overhead valve industrial (OHVI) gasoline and gaseous-fueled engines to other manufacturers.
Power for the monster came from a 3,435 cc, 125 bhp six cylinder overhead valve unit with single camshaft and pushrods.
"In addition," says Stephens, "we're looking at variable induction tuning on our overhead valve engines."
Power came from a 3,435cc, 125 bhp six cylinder overhead valve unit with single camshaft and pushrods.
The S8 of 1956 is a 500cc, overhead valve in-line twin, with a Harley-like big single seat, wide tyres and chunky mudguards.
According to Dershem, these latter two engines are the first with an overhead valve design that use variable valve timing.
The 2V750 engine is a two-cylinder, liquid-cooled overhead valve V-twin diesel rated 18.6 net intermittent hp at 3600 rpm.