Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

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Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

Postby 65GTKFB » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:00 pm

I just purchased a 1965 Mustang that has a Model 200 hone-o-drive in it. The person I bought it from put in a 1957 Ford 9" rear axle housing in this car so he could install this hone-o-drive unit that mounts into the rear axle housing. It currently has 4.57 gears in it and when you engage the overdrive unit, it converts it to 3.20 final ratio.

Would like to remove the hone-o-drive but need help in replacing the driveshaft. Need to figure out the driveshaft length using the 1957 Ford housing that is in the car and installing another 9" carrier. Just wondered if the length would be the same as a hipo mustang with C-4 automatic.
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Re: Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

Postby C6ZZKGT » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:32 am

the 1957 Ford rear axle housing only affects the axles, mounting flanges and mounting bolts but not the length of the driveshaft. The driveshaft length will be the same as a Hipo Mustang long as you use the proper rear end yoke for a Hipo Mustang.

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Re: Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

Postby 66gtk » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:01 am

Sounds like a pretty sweet existing setup!!
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Re: Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

Postby SixT5HiPo » Fri May 04, 2012 9:52 pm

66gtk wrote:Sounds like a pretty sweet existing setup!!


I agree. Having a dual range rear seems like a good way to go today...
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Re: Changing out a hone-o-drive unit

Postby tater_51 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:53 pm

Just caught this post, yes the hone is a nice set-up. I have one on my F100 behind a 428 with 4.10 rear. It makes for a nice highway cruiser and needless to say helps with gas mileage. shifts on the go. If original author hasn't unloaded that unit it would be a great addition to someone's ride.
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