Definition of Distributor cam

1. Noun. The cam inside the distributor that rotates to contact spark plug terminals in the correct order.

Generic synonyms: Cam
Group relationships: Distributer, Distributor, Electrical Distributor



Lexicographical Neighbors of Distributor Cam

distributionist
distributionists
distributionless
distributions
distributive
distributive analysis
distributive case
distributive lattice
distributive number
distributive shock
distributively
distributiveness
distributivities
distributivity
distributor
distributor cam (current term)
distributor cap
distributor housing
distributor point
distributors
distributorship
distributorships
distributour
distributours
districhiasis
district
district attorney
district heating
district heating or cooling
district line

Literary usage of Distributor cam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Automotive Repair: Instruction Manual of Repair Jobs by John Calvin Wright (1921)
"Lost motion " in the gears or the housing surrounding the interrupter shaft causes an irregular opening of the interrupter points. To distributor cam ..."

2. The Truth about Automobiles by A. J. Smith (1991)
"When the distributor cam opens the points, the magnetic field produced by the primary coil collapses. When the field collapses, it generates an extremely ..."

3. The Gas, Petrol, and Oil Engine by Dugald Clerk, George Arthur Burls (1913)
"Now with an engine running at 1200 revolutions per minute, and having a contact sector B of 20° on the distributor cam (fig. ..."

4. Electrical Ignition for Internal Combustion Engines by Mortimer Arthur Codd (1911)
"As in a 4-cylinder engine, two cylinders are fired each revolution ; one complete revolution of the distributor cam will fire four cylinders, ..."

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