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« on: July 07, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »

http://www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/2005-Shelby-Mustang%20G.T.%20350-289%20c.i.%208-Cylinder%20Fitted%20with%20Paxton%20Supercharger

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 01:48:46 PM »

Factory Hone-o-drive?

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 01:57:21 PM »

Factory Hone-o-drive?
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 01:58:37 PM »

What is "Hone-o-drive"? I suppose you have to hone your driving skills to wrangle one of these babies!
 I do like the Shelby American license plate frame, are they available?
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »

I see They(fantasy junction) listed the engine # which = Ford vin # , if original engine  HeadSpin

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 02:15:13 PM »

I see that is it a state thing or a federal thing never heard of it

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 02:15:29 PM »

What is "Hone-o-drive"? I suppose you have to hone your driving skills to wrangle one of these babies!
 I do like the Shelby American license plate frame, are they available?
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Hone -O-Drive is the trade name for a add on overdrive unit that goes between the trans and the rear end housing. Hone was the name of the MFG.  It was the coolest add on accessory to have (IMO) back in the day so that you could have your cake and eat it too as far as performance /drive ability is concerned. Back in the day when the cars did double duty as pleasure and everyday transportation it allowed you to have a low gear for acceleration and a way to transform to a high gear for higher speed driving . The lever handle was typically along the transmission tunnel. The higher revs a 3.89,4.11 or 4.56 give you at highway speed can get a little old driving for any extended period of time.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 02:35:23 PM »

I had a 66 with a Hone-O-Drive....

It was 5-6 years ago...

Red car I think

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 03:10:17 PM »

I know a guy with one in a yellow 1968 KR.

They werent factory installed....

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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 03:26:13 PM »

  I believe there is a magazine advertisement showing it on a 66 GT 350.  It might have been seen in an earlier Shelby American.

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 04:01:16 PM »

There were also two versions of the Hone-O-Drive.  The one you see on the subject car, attached to the differential.  This is the version you would have put on your Mustang or GT350/500.  The other version was suspended between the transmission and third member with two drive lines.  I am not sure of the intended applications.

Shelby American offered these units as an over-the-counter (OTC) option.   I would assume most were installed by the selling dealer.  I am surprised more were not installed on cars.  It is a great option.

Cory

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There were also two versions of the Hone-O-Drive.  The one you see on the subject car, attached to the differential.  This is the version you would have put on your Mustang or GT350/500.  The other version was suspended between the transmission and third member with two drive lines.  I am not sure of the intended applications.

Shelby American offered these units as an over-the-counter (OTC) option.   I would assume most were installed by the selling dealer.  I am surprised more were not installed on cars.  It is a great option.

Cory
It was very expensive when new relatively speaking .On the order of the cost of a complete engine back then for comparison. It was hard to justify the expense. I can remember myself and my friends arm chair racing back in the early 70's dreaming of a way to buy one. That is the main reason more were not installed back then.

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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 04:52:57 PM »

It was very expensive when new relatively speaking .On the order of the cost of a complete engine back then for comparison. It was hard to justify the expense. I can remember myself and my friends arm chair racing back in the early 70's dreaming of a way to buy one. That is the main reason more were not installed back then.

I am still dreaming today

http://hone-o-drive.com

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2017, 05:11:40 PM »

Hi Jon,

I did not realize that the Hone-O-Drive was being re-offered.  Looks like the unit at $3400, the shifter at $174.95, a shorten drive line (guess $200, maybe more) would bring the part cost just under $3800.  I am assuming the shifter kit also comes with the rod.  Add some labor, could put the price near $4500 installed.  Wow

Thanks for sharing the link.

Cory

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