side valve


side valve
A type of internal combustion engine design which has the inlet and exhaust valves in the cylinder block beside the piston. The cylinder head is then a simple dome extending across the valves and piston.

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  • Volvo side valve six cylinder engine — Volvo introduced its first straight 6 engine in 1929. It was a side valve engine with a cast iron block and seven main bearings. These engines powered all six cylinder Volvo passenger cars and taxi cabs between 1929 and 1958.Versions:ee also*… …   Wikipedia

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