breaker cam

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English-russian automobile dictionary. 2013.

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  • breaker cam — The lobed cam rotating in the ignition system which interrupts the primary circuit to induce a high tension spark for ignition …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cam — [1] A designed bump on a shaft or disc which causes a rocking motion in an adjacent part. [2] A metal disc with irregularly shaped lobes used in the camshaft to activate the opening and closing of the valves and in the distributor, to force the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cam lubricator — A device, often in the form of a wick, for lubricating the contact breaker cam in the distributor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Contact breaker — Breaker arm with contact points at the left. The pivot is on the right and the cam follower is in the middle of the breaker arm. A contact breaker (or points ) is a type of electrical switch, and the term typically refers to the switching device… …   Wikipedia

  • dual breaker points — A distributor, using two sets of breaker points, to increase the cam angle so that at high engine speeds, sufficient spark will be produced to fire the plugs …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • distributor cam — The cam at the top of the distributor shaft with as many lobes as there are cylinders, acting on the heel of the contact breaker arm …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Ignition system — For other uses, see Ignition system (disambiguation). An ignition system is a system for igniting a fuel air mixture. Ignition systems are well known in the field of internal combustion engines such as those used in petrol (gasoline) engines used …   Wikipedia

  • gasoline engine — Most widely used form of internal combustion engine, found in most automobiles and many other vehicles. Gasoline engines vary significantly in size, weight per unit of power generated, and arrangement of components. The principal type is the… …   Universalium

  • dwell — [1] In a contact breaker ignition system, the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates from the time the breaker points close until they open again. Also called the dwell angle or dwell period. [2] In a breakerless ignition system, the time… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • dwell meter — An instrument which determines the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates while the breaker points are closed. Changing the point gap affects the dwell angle. When the breaker points are correctly gapped, the distributor can give the proper… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rotor — [1] Any component which rotates. [2] A small rotating cap like unit at the end of the distributor shaft. It is located on the breaker cam inside the cap. It connects between the center electrode and the various outer spark plug terminals as it… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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