The Hone-O-Drive™ solves the problem of achieving the ultimate performance gear ratio combination for both drag racing and daily traffic and highway operation. This unit cures the problem of high engine revs when low rear axle ratio drag race gearing is used. The Hone-O-Drive™ allows fantastic acceleration and hill climbing power in direct drive and greatly increased economy and long engine life in overdrive. This is also ideal for use in off-road vehicles, pick-up trucks, and campers where lower axle ratios are generally employed.
How it Works
With the synchro in one position, the unit locks up for direct drive. Shift the synchro to the alternate position and the incoming drive shaft drives a planetary carrier gear assembly that propels an enveloping ring gear approximately 30% faster. The ring gear drives the rear end pinion gear to reach overdrive speeds.
While it was important to keep the authentic look and feel of the original Hone-O-Drive™, upgrades were made using technologies that simply weren’t available when the Hone-O-Drive™ was first produced. These upgrades and improvements allow the unit to offer performance specifications of 1,000 HP and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque for vehicles up to 8,500 lbs GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) and comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Strict Quality Standards
Hone-O-Drive™ Overdrives are made to strict quality standards and comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
All Hone-O-Drive™ components are manufactured under rigid inspection to close tolerances, just like the original Hone-O-Drive™, to promote long life and insure interchangablity of parts. The housings are cast using 356-T6 high grade aluminum for strength and light weight performance. The design uses a planetary gear assembly with a synchromesh unit mounted in the custom aluminum housing.
Gears are of high quality steel, heat treated for wear and strength, with helical teeth for smooth, quiet operation. Bearings are anti-friction. Drive components are made of heat treated, stress-proof steel for strength and durability.
Made in the USA
Hone Manufacturing Co., is proud to be able to display the “Made in USA” emblem on it’s fantastic Hone-O-Drive™ overdrive units.