carburetor barrel

The tube-like part of the vehicle through which air flows and is mixed with vaporized fuel. The choke butterfly valve is located at the top of the carburetor barrel, and the throttle valve is located at the bottom. Midway through, the barrel narrows, and this part is called the "venturi." Carburetors can have one, two, or four barrels.

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  • barrel — /bar euhl/, n., v., barreled, barreling or (esp. Brit.) barrelled, barrelling. n. 1. a cylindrical wooden container with slightly bulging sides made of staves hooped together, and with flat, parallel ends. 2. the quantity that such a vessel of… …   Universalium

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  • Weber carburetor — Weber is an a Italian company producing carburetors, currently owned by Magneti Marelli Powertrain S.p.A., in turn part of the Fiat Group. The company originated in the 1920s when Edoardo Weber produced carburetors as part of a conversion kit for …   Wikipedia

  • single-barrel carburetor — A carburetor with one throttle opening or barrel from the carburetor to the intake manifold. See carburetor double barrel carburetor and four barrel carburetor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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