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  • air-valve carburetor — A type in which a spring closed or weight closed air valve opens in response to engine demand. This valve, through suitable linkage, varies the fuel orifice opening to secure the desired mixture ratio throughout the range of operation. SU and… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • valve carburetor — See air valve carburetor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • carburetor — Optionally spelled carburetter or carburettor. A device that vaporizes fuel and mixes it with air in proper quantities and proportions to suit the varying needs of the engine. A filter screens the air which is drawn into the carburetor. Here the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • valve — A device used to either open or close an opening to allow or prevent the flow of a liquid or gas from one place to another. There are many different types. See ABS relay valve accumultor valve air valve carburetor air control valve air gulp valve …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Carburetor — Bendix Technico (Stromberg) 1 barrel downdraft carburetor model BXUV 3, with nomenclature A carburetor (American spelling), carburettor, or carburetter (Commonwealth spelling) is a device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine …   Wikipedia

  • Carburetor heat — Carburetor, carburettor, carburator, carburettet heat (usually abbreviated to carb heat ) is a system used in automobile and piston powered light aircraft engines to prevent or clear carburetor icing. It consists of a moveable flap which draws… …   Wikipedia

  • Carburetor — Car bu*ret or, Carburettor Car bu*ret tor, n. 1. (Chem.) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power. [Written also {carburettor}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carburetor icing — Carburetor (or carburettor) icing is an icing condition which can affect any carburetor under certain atmospheric conditions. While it applies to all carburetors, it is of particular concern in association with piston powered aircraft,… …   Wikipedia

  • carburetor air-heater — A sheet metal jacket surrounding part of the engine exhaust system to heat the air going into the carburetor as needed. Air from inside the engine nacelle flowing between the jacket and the exhaust system gets heated and is passed into the… …   Aviation dictionary

  • carburetor — /kahr beuh ray teuhr, byeuh /, n. a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal combustion engine. Also, carburator, carbureter; esp. Brit., carburettor, carburetter /kahr byeuh ret… …   Universalium

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