Chassis as the base of a vehicle has a different layout, as vehicles are of different types i.e., jeeps, trucks, buses, cars, etc. As I’ve said in some of my previous articles on chassis. The main parts of an automobile are mounted on the chassis. However, vehicle chassis layout is determined by the position of the engine, which has brought about their drive difference.
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The layout of an Automobile chassis
The types of drive in an automotive engine include;
- Front engine – rear-wheel drive
- Rear engine – rear-wheel drive
- Front-engine – front-wheel drive
- Four-wheel drive. All these types of automobile drivers have been explained below. Check out!
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Yes, back to our discussion, automobile chassis layout. Nowadays modern vehicles are designed with front-engine front-wheel drive. This is to say the engine is located at the front of the vehicle, followed by the other component of the chassis, which include; radiator, clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft, universal joints, differential, rear axle, wheels, etc. some other components which are not indicated in the chassis layout are dynamo, horn, petrol tank, steering box, fan, timing gear, carburetor, air filter, gear control, steering wheel, cylinder, rear axle, the front axle.
Type of joint. The bevel gear of the short shaft is driven by a rear universal joint. This bevel gear meshes with a larger bevel gear which drives the two rear axle shafts through a differential gear.
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Watch the video below to learn more on automobile layout:
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That is all for this article, where automobile chassis layout is being discussed. I hope you enjoyed the reading, if so, kindly share with other students. Thanks for reading, see you next time!