T-head Single Cylinder Otto Engine – How It Works!

T-head Single Cylinder Otto EngineT-head Single Cylinder Otto Engine

A T-head engine is an early type of internal combustion engine that is distinguished from the much more common L-head by its placement of the valves. The intake valves are on one side of the engine block and the exhaust valves on the other.Seen from the end of the crankshaft, the cylinder and combustion chamber resembles a T – hence the name “T-head”

T-head Single Cylinder Otto Engine – How It Works!

T-head engines’ inlet and exhaust valves are¬†usually driven by separate camshafts, with separate camshaft drives. This gave an inefficient combustion chamber design which soon fell from favor to the L-head or F-head designs.

Here is an animation of a flat head engine. Check it out!

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