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69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
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posted 12-26-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know what this is? I read it in a 1970 HOTROD Mag. AS it referred to the drivetrain but I have never heard of this!

BlueMule
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From: Kent Island, MD USA M&M # 2423
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posted 12-26-2002 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule        Reply w/Quote
it's an old overdrive unit that was added between the trans tailshaft an the shortened drive shaft.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-26-2002 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
It's an over drive unit that mounted to the front of the differential or back of the trans. Very cool deal from the 70's. It's only draw back was cost for the times. They offered 33% reduction. I almost bought one for MM, but couldn't swing the $$$.

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BlueMule
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From: Kent Island, MD USA M&M # 2423
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posted 12-26-2002 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule        Reply w/Quote
I seem to remember that they were heavier than hell too?

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'life's tough... it's tougher if you're stupid.'

Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: Aug 99

posted 12-26-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
> It's an over drive unit that mounted to the front of the differential or back
> of the trans. Very cool deal from the 70's. It's only draw back was cost for
> the times. They offered 33% reduction.

Dad has the type that bolts to the differential (a 9 inch) in his 1969 Fairlane
Cobra. It was originally a cable operated unit but dad converted it to an air
solenoid operation using the reservoir for his air horns. Very neat unit that
has held up to the torque of a stroked, high compression, 427 side?oiler FE
(454 cubes using TRW pistons and 428SCJ crank and rods). At the flick of
a switch, the 3.91:1 final drive ratio becomes something like 2.63:1.

Alex is right, like the Gear Vendors units of today, the Hone-o-Drives were
expensive. I believe Hone is out of business but I still have dad?s literature
that came with dad?s overdrive.

Dan Jones

69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
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posted 12-26-2002 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
Wow sounds like a cool ITEM!!
I will have to keep my eyes open at the next swap meet! or the bargain news!!
Thanks Guys! Yall are just a pluthera of information!
P.S. I bet nobady ever thought Pluthera and Yall could be used in the same sentence!!

steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 12-26-2002 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
My dad worked for Hone in the late 70's. They were manufactured in Sparks, Nevada and the company was owned by a man named Turvick who also owned a car dealership in California. The company folded up in the early 80's when overdrive became standard in most transmissions. My older brother ran one in his '79 F-350 and it held up behind a twin turbo'd 460.

SteveW

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