cam ground piston


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • cam-ground piston — A piston with a skirt that is ground slightly egg shaped or oval shaped. The widest diameter of the skirt is at right angles to the piston pin axis. When it is heated, it becomes round. The design allows for a closer fit in the cylinder so that… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ground piston — See cam ground piston …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • piston — A round or cylindrical plug, which closed at one end and open at the other. It slides up and down in the cylinder. It is attached to the connecting rod and when the fuel charge is fired, will transfer the force of the explosion to the connecting… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • piston expansion — Because pistons are usually made of aluminum and the cylinder walls are made of iron, the piston will expand more rapidly than the cylinder when they get hot. Some type of compensation needs to be made for this expansion or the piston will seize… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ground — (GND or GRND) [1] Terminal of battery that is connected to the metal framework of the vehicle so that the frame acts as a conductor of electricity. In North America, the negative terminal is grounded. In British terms, it is called Earth. Also… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • axis — The centerline, whether real or imaginary, around which a thing rotates. Also see cam ground piston eccentric bolt hotchkiss drive kingpin axis kingpin inclination moment of inertia pivot axis roll axis self al …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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