bevel drive shaft

A shaft with a bevel gear at one end or both ends. It is used primarily for driving an overhead camshaft

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • shaft — A long smooth surfaced bar of metal with a circular (round) cross section. See armature shaft arm shaft auxilliar drive shaft axle shaft balance shaft bevel drive shaft cardan shaft clutch shaft composite propeller shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Shaft-driven bicycle — A shaft driven bicycle is a chainless bicycle that uses a driveshaft instead of a chain to transmit power from the pedals to the wheel. Shaft drives were introduced over a century ago, but were mostly supplanted by chain driven bicycles due to… …   Wikipedia

  • drive — [1] to travel in a car as in the expression, We drove to Chicago. [2] to operate a vehicle as in the expression, Martha drove to New York by herself. [3] to cause a wheel, shaft, etc. to turn or rotate. [4] to propel a vehicle. [5] a journey in a …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Bevel gear — Bevel gears are gears where the axes of the two shafts intersect and the tooth bearing faces of the gears themselves are conically shaped.Bevel gears are most often mounted on shafts that are 90 degrees apart, but can be designed to work at other …   Wikipedia

  • bevel gear — A pair of toothed wheels with teeth cut on a surface at an angle other than 90° to the axis of the shaft on which the wheels are mounted. Bevel gear permits one shaft to drive another shaft that is not parallel to it …   Aviation dictionary

  • bevel gear drive — A transmission which is used to drive one or more shafts which do not line up with the output shaft. Also called bevel gear transmission …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bevel gear transmission — A transmission which is used to drive one or more shafts which do not line up with the output shaft. Also called bevel gear drive …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Chain drive — Roller chain and sprocket Mack AC delivery truck at the Petersen Automotive Museum with chain drive visible Chain drive is a way of transmitting mecha …   Wikipedia

  • Spiral bevel gear — A spiral bevel gear is a bevel gear with helical teeth. The main application of this is in a motor vehicle differential, where the direction of the drive carried by the propeller shaft (drive shaft) has to be turned through 90 degrees in order to …   Wikipedia

  • Front-engine, front-wheel drive layout — In automotive design, a FF, or Front engine, Front wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. This layout is typically chosen for its compact packaging, allowing the rest of the vehicle to be designed …   Wikipedia

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