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inline split driveshaft overdrive
#1371081 Wed Jul 29 2020 12:18 AM
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hi guys was wondering if any of you guys have ever seen or heard of this . My truck has a split drive shaft with a what im calling a overdrive box .
On the dash between the choke and throttle there is a black knob . Going down the road ill push in the clutch and pull the knob out and it drops almost like in to another gear . 1953 3600 235 long bed . like to hear your thoughts . thanks

Re: inline split driveshaft overdrive
joe66 #1371084 Wed Jul 29 2020 12:32 AM
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Truckstell "Tip-toe-matic" overdrive [google.com]

I have a complete assembly in a storage shed (waiting to go to a Stovebolt.com member).
We have not found a convenient occasion to make the "hand-off"


Tim
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Re: inline split driveshaft overdrive
joe66 #1371215 Wed Jul 29 2020 11:06 PM
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Truckstell made a similar setup for Ford- - - -as far back as the 1920's. I had a friend with a Model TT fire truck with a Truckstell system, but I believe it was an "underdrive" that allowed the driver to select a very low ratio starting gear to get the rig moving. Since the T model only had two speeds, the ability to gear down in both first and direct drive allowed coach builders to exceed the designed gross weight for commercial vehicles.
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Re: inline split driveshaft overdrive
joe66 #1371238 Thu Jul 30 2020 12:36 AM
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post some pics


'66 c10 rust bucket, 350 nv4500 stock bellhousing, '85 c30 front suspension, h072 rear axle with 3/4 ton rear coil springs
'67 cj5 225 oddfire motor, time for disc brake conversion, offset rear dana 44, intermediate pedals and steering upgrade
'48 3804 frame and bed + '52 6400 cab and front clip + 4bt, need to put them together
Re: inline split driveshaft overdrive
joe66 #1371277 Thu Jul 30 2020 07:34 AM
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Need a picture as Fred Hone also made an in driveshaft overdrive unit. Believe it was called a Hone-o-Drive. Friend had one in his later (70's ?) Ford pickup that bolted to the pinion snout. The Hone unit was round.


Evan

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