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Moneymaker
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posted 03-19-2005 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was an option offered for the 68 Cougar GTE and also early 69 models called the Daytona Two Speed Axle.
It was essentially a overdrive third member as I recall.
I remember reading about them, and used to look for cars equipped with one at shows.
I never did see one on or off a car.
Has anyone here ever actually seen one?

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KULTULZ
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posted 03-19-2005 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best place to ask;

-CLASSIC MUSTANG FORUM-

Mr. F (Allen Cross)

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

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Kellxr7
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posted 03-19-2005 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll ask @ Mercurycougar.net & see what they say

Here is a link to the thread if you want to check up on it... http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14871

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-22-2005 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news?

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Alex Denysenko
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Kellxr7
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posted 03-22-2005 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14871

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-24-2005 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not a Hone-o-Drive. I had one of those.
It definitly WAS in the LM sales literature for 68 and early 69.
I didn't make it up.
I may have been produced by Dana/Spicer for FoMoCo.
All I remember for sure was that it was called a Daytona Two Speed differential and it was offered as an option in print.
Whether or not it made into cars is another issue. Kinda like a "W" code 68 Mustang or 289 Hipo 64 Comet.
Sombody should have an old Cougar brochure.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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KULTULZ
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posted 03-24-2005 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
-Here's Your Sign Alex-

Still a little miffed regarding the COMET?

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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7DMACH1
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posted 03-24-2005 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told they never made it to production.

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petar
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posted 10-08-2005 05:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for petar   Click Here to Email petar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only came across this because I was looking for info on a mod I made back in the late 60's... I had a '64 318/Dodge Polara that I did a lot of mods to. One of the mods I did was a Ford two speed differential that (unfortunately) I can't remember what the Ford donor vehicle was. I'm lived in Toronto, Canada and bought the parts from "Dom's Auto Parts" - they didn't have any problem with it when I called them asking for this "thing I'd heard of". Apparently, it was cable controlled by a lever on the transmission hump (I converted it to a "D.P. switch actuated device" when we installed it in my vehicle), then I used a "shift indicator" (on a tach) to activate the upshift on the differential. While I can't remember what vehicle it was taken from, I'm sure it was a production model because the junk yard didn't remark on it at all. I don't know how common it was, or if it was more common in Canada than in the U.S. but there you have what I know about it. Incidentally, whenever I went to the Ford dealer for parts, after the initial "eh?" they had no problem at all figuring out what I was after.

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