Final Drive Ratio
The ratio between the driveshaft or transmission output shaft rpm and
the drive-wheel axle shaft rpm. For example, if the ratio is 4.00:1
the driveshaft rotates four times for each rotation of the rear axle
differential gear, the axle shafts and the wheels.
The partition between the engine compartment and the passenger
An engine with all the valves located within the block on one side of
the cylinder so that the head itself is flat.
The car floor under the instrument panel.
The number of miles driven divided by the gallons of fuel consumed.
A devise to remove suspended impurities or particles of foreign matter
from the air intake, fuel, or lubricating system.
A type of transmission shift linkage in which the various gears are
actuated by a lever attached to the floor rather than by a lever
attached to the steering system.
A type of fresh air system in which outside air is ducted into the
interior of the car, circulates through the passenger compartment and
exits through openings in the C-pillars or rear-quarter panels.
A heavy , toothed wheel mounted to the rear of the crankshaft that
smooths out the separate power surges imparted to the crankshaft as
each cylinder fires by resisting the tendency of the engine to speed
up at the start of the power stroke and to slow down toward the end.
It also serves as part of the clutch by transmitting power to the
gearbox in a car with manual transmission, acts as a vibration damper
and balance member for the crankshaft, and engages the teeth of the
starter motor when the engine is cranked.
A measurement of work or energy. One foot-pound (ft-lb) is equal to
the work done when a constant force of one pound is exerted on a body
which moves a distance of one foot in the direction of the force.
The structural load-carrying members of a car that supports the engine
and body and are in turn supported by the car wheels.
A drive system in which the transmission is connected by driving axles
to the front wheels instead of the rear wheels.
A device installed in the fuel line that prevents impurities in the
fuel from reaching and possibly clogging the carburetor.
A type of fuel system using a pump and injectors instead of a
carburetor to meter fuel.
The pipe or tube through which fuel travels from the tank to the pump
and from the pump through the carburetor or injector.
A mechanical or electrical device that draws gasoline from the fuel
tank and delivers it to the carburetor or injector pump.
The system that delivers fuel to the engine. It consists of a fuel
tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, and the carburetor or fuel injector.
Drive axle construction where the axle shaft does not carry any car
weight; its sole duty is to propel the car.
The type of oil filter in which all the oil from the oil pump flows
through the filter.
Final Purchase Price
This price is equivalent to the amount you would pay for the vehicle
if you were buying or financing rather than leasing. The final
purchase price does not include any 'down' payment by the lessee.
A four-speed manual transmission with floor mounted shift
A covering over the wheels to prevent mud from splattering.