hotchkiss drive

hotchkiss drive
The method of connecting the transmissionoutput shaft to the differentialpinion by using open driveshafts. The driving force of the rear wheels is transmitted to the frame through the rear springs or through link arms connecting the rear axle housing to of the vehicle. Combines both steering axis and camber angles.

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