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  • n. A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporised and mixed with air prior to ignition.

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  • n. mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion


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  • With each stroke of his crankshaft, my carburettor purred.


  • You poured kerosene inside your carburettor instead of water

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  • Because the car lacked a fuel pump, the fuel tank was placed high up in the engine compartment so that fuel could be fed to the carburettor by gravity; a trade-off of this design is an increased fire risk in front-end accidents.

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  • He also claimed to have invented the spark plug, monoblock engine and the carburettor.

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  • A fuel injected engine is a lot more efficient – and pollutes much less – than one with a carburettor.

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  • The prototype includes a Honda GK 100 77cc, 2hp air-cooled engine, asymmetric CVT transmission system, tubular A1 6063 T6 chassis, 16 Inch recumbent wheels, twin-tie road steering system, variable jet carburettor and simple caliper cycle brakes.

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  • Butler was well known in automobile history for his advanced thinking - he invented the float feed, variable choke and spray carburettor and a time when others were using surface vaporisation Butler's Patent Nos 15589/87, and 9203/89.

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  • Husband: You don't even know what a carburettor is.

    Knock, Knock

  • The carburettor responds well to being shouted at. » I can’t keep up

  • It is this deep river of quick minded citizens, that has seen them walk away with, eleven science Nobel awards, not to mention a surfeit of inventions, from the carburettor, helicopter, television, binary code, jet propulsion and even the contact lens, to name a few.

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