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B. A. Threads

Clearance and tapping drill sizes.


Ball Race

The inner or outer rings that form the tracks for the balls in a ball-bearing.


Barge Board

In a Formula 1 car these are the panels fixed alongside and in front of the car's sidepods and are designed to help channel the air around the side of the car.


BB (Ball-Bearing)

This is used to designate that the crankshaft in an IC engine is supported by ball-bearings. Cheaper/smaller capacity engines normally have phosphor-bronze bearings. Ball-bearings allow an engine to run smoother and last longer.


BHP (Brake Horse Power)

This is the useful power available at the flywheel of an engine. Nowadays engine power is often quoted in PS. 1PS=0.9863bhp.


B.M.E.P. (Brake Mean Effective Pressure)

This is the average effective cylinder pressure that does useful work calculated from the brake horse power.


Braking Point

The point at which drivers should start braking for a corner.


Breakover Angle

When a vehicle crests a hill, it's the angle at which the front tires still remain on the ground as the rear wheels continue to climb.


Brumm

Started by three friends and named after the hackney cab drivers of Milan. The 1:43 scale models cover a vast range of historical vehicles, some 250 types are now included in their catalogue.

See also: Diecast Cars.

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