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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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2 speed rear for 8 or 9 inch

Has anybody heard of this or has one(that you'd part with)?

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I've seen 2 speed axles but never an 8 or 9 inch that's split.
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Re: 2 speed rear for 8 or 9 inch

Ford wise, they where a predicted option for the 69' Cougar Eliminator--So far as I know, there were no production units, just prototypes. Pretty much a one off design.

There were aftermarket add-on's that attempted to do the same thing and were available before the Eliminator. They were called Hone-O-Drives and they were available to be mounted on the front of a 9", but most were added inline with the driveshafts. They really weren't strong enough for a hard running performance vehicle and most were installed in RV's.

Here is a Hone-O-Drive mounted to a 9":



Most people now look to Gear Vendors for similar tranny mounted gearboxes or just install a modern automatic/manual transmission that came with overdrive from the factory.

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Re: 2 speed rear for 8 or 9 inch

I'm starting to see a somewhat significant number of used Gear Vendor's units up for sale and some say they need rebuilding, most probably need rebuilding and I've seen photo's of one that was broke. They are not wild about sending out rebuild kits either from what I gather.

I don't like it when there is only 1 option. I guess I can move my C4 over to the future Cleveyota drag truck and put a built AOD in the mustang.

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