Body styling similar to station wagon where only the rear window opens, and there is no tailgate door.
(Key Control Characteristics) A process parameter for which variation must be controlled around a target value. (GM derived)
(Key Characteristics Designation System) is the GM document that defines a common system for the identification and documentation of Key Product Characteristics and their related Key Control Characteristics. System purpose is to aid in the economical manufacture of quality products.
A small tank containing water which is hung on the side of a car and attached by a hose to the journal box when there is a hotbox.
A hard plaster taken off the wood model tipped in die position and used to guide the tracer of a Keller machine.
A cut or notch relief.
To uncouple a car or cars while in motion, allowing them to roll to a stop.
Triple valve in defective order which throws airbrakes into emergency when service application is intended.
The area along the bottom of a door interior, which is likely to be scuffed when getting in and out of a car.
Kinematics is that branch of engineering or physics which studies the geometry of motion, or how things move, with little or no reference to the forces that cause the motion
(ke): Defined as the ability of a body to do work due to position or motion. The amount of energy represented by a moving mass. Energy and work are essentially the same thing, so one foot pound-force is the amount of work done to raise a mass of one pound one foot. Thus a 2000 lb. car moving at 30 M.P.H. has a kinetic energy of about 60,124 foot pounds.
KINETIC ENERGY OF ROTATION
(ker): Given by the relation ker = (I*w^2)/2 where I is the moment of inertia of a mass about an axis when the mass is rotating about that axis with angular velocity w. Ke is reported in ft*lb.
The study of all aspects of motion including both kinematics and dynamics.
KING SEAT AND QUEEN SEAT
A non stock seat on which the operator sits in a lower position that the passenger.
The angle in front elevation between the steering axis and the vertical.
Kingpin offset at the ground is the horizontal distance in front elevation between the point where the steering axis intersects the ground and the center of tire contact. The kingpin offset at the wheel center is the horizontal distance in front elevation from the wheel center to the steering axis.
The bolt-like device on the underside of the front of a semi-trailer that fits into the tractor's fifth wheel to couple the tractor and the trailer together. Kingpin weight of the trailer at the kingpin or the trailer weight applied to the fifth wheel.
A stiffening piece used to reinforce two members of a structure that meet at right angles.
See inner cushion.
A freight classification term denoting that an article is partially or entirely taken apart (not set up). Abbreviated KD.
(Knockoff hubs) Large wing-nut used to retain a wheel for rapid attachment or removal of racing wheels. Sometimes ornamental only.
Damage discovered before or at the time of delivery of a shipment.
Loss discovered before or at the time of delivery of a shipment. laden weight The weight of a vehicle and its cargo. See gross weight.
The pivoting hook-like casting that fits into the head of a coupler and rotates about a vertical pin to either the open position (to engage a mating coupler) or to the closed position (when fully engaged).
The pin holding the knuckle in the jaws of the coupler. Sometimes called the pivot pin.
A device which throws the knuckle of a car open when the uncoupling lever is operated.
(Key Product Character) is a product characteristic for which reasonably anticipated variation could significantly affect the product's safety, compliance to government standards, or cause customer dissatisfaction. (GM derived)