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Columbia two speed rear axle

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There was a fat fender Ford kit that had a Columbia two speed rear axle. Anyone remember which one?

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Revell's '40 Standard Coupe.

Wow! Two of those kits on my shelf, unopened, and I did not know that!!! Thanks, guys!

My Dad had a fast '37 Ford Flatback Tudor when I was a little tot. The '37 had a Columbia axle, (as he called it) and he would win bets from fellow truck driver friends by unscrewing it to 85 MPH in 2nd!

(that would be 2nd gear main box, in overdrive)

Dad said that car would have paid for itself if he had kept it a little longer!

I had a '40 Ford DeLuxe Coupe years later, got it in a trade. Car had a 364" Buick Nail in it, '39 Ford box. Rear end had an innordinate amount of gearlash, felt like a half turn of pinion from accel to decel!

Jacked the rear up, and Lo! A Columbia rear! Tore the housings off, replaced the sun/planetaries pack, and was good as new.

Sure like this site! Learn stuff all the time...Thanks!

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Wow that takes me back about 25 years. In high school I had a 40 ford pickup with a columbia in it. the races were bad on the outer wheel bearings so I made new ones in metal shop.

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Hey Jarius, ya got a spare trans for a late model 50-53 with overdrive? Ed Shaver

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There was a fat fender Ford kit that had a Columbia two speed rear axle. Anyone remember which one?

Stock version of the AMT 41 Woody has the 2-speed axle I used in my 'Stray Dog'

The hot rod version has a quickchange rear.

The Revell 40 has the 2-speed, but it dose not have the bolt detail around the banjo that the AMT has. ;)

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