I thought this overdrive comparison was interesting. A 1969 article promoted Warn’s Auxiliary Transmission, an overdrive that sat between the transmission and transferase. By early 1970 Husky was promoting a similar sized heavy-duty overdrive that sat between the engine and transmission.
More pics of the Warn Auxiliary Transmission. This one was sold in Nevada in 2013, priced at only $450 (also included tranny & tc).
This one was priced at $700 and sold out of Maryland:
Dan spotted this. I’d never heard of it. I found the history of it here. Apparently they were designed for racing, hot rods, and muscle cars. Hone-O-drive is once again making these.
“Under drive over drive transmission Assm new never been installed. Sat under my neighbors shelve in his garage for 20 years he was going to install it in a jeep I believe but his wife wasn’t sure ..I really do not know much about it except it is still like new unused …well I just sold my old willys so it is up for sale. It turns very easily and smoothly and has never had oil in it or installed in a vehicle Hope someone can use it”
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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $550.
Not many of these around.
“I have a Huskey overdrive for a Dana 18. This is a 26 tooth unit. It is in great shape and ready to run. This has been installed, but it has not been ran since it was gone through by Herm the Overdrive Guy. If you are looking at this ad, I am sure you know what it is. Asking $600. Please call, text, or email. Thank you”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.
This hasn’t run in a while, but it does have both a rare dualmatic overdrive & an even rare sticker on the dash.
“I am selling my 1950 Jeep CJ-3a, civilian model, with 52,000 miles. We are moving and it needs to be sold. It has not run in about 5 years, but my dad drove it pretty often before that. He said he needed to work on some part of the engine, but he didn’t think it was anything major. He never got around to it before he passed away. The body has a few spots of surface rust, but I went over the entire thing and there is no major rust anywhere. The body is in great shape. The seats are original and you can see that it’s been garage/barn kept for the past 20-30 years (at least). It belonged to my grandfather until his death in 1988. There is a cut-down soft top for it that covers the front seats, but it has been modified because the original top was in bad shape. I have some replacement parts that my dad collected over the years as well. I also have the title which is clear.”
UPDATE: Was for sale on eBay
Here’s a rare Husky Overdrive.
“Overdrive unit for 29 tooth 6 spline transfer case. Known to be working. Here is a good resource for your application. http://hermtheoverdriveguy.com/?page_id=883
Buyer to be sure this application is correct for your use. Sold with unit only. No shift lever or linkage parts.”
Here’s an unusual, rebuilt combo for sale.
“Granny low, Borg Warner T-19 with Advanced Adapters to fit GM V8 motor. Low 4.32 1st gear with a Range-torque Splitter overdrive. mounted to Dana 20 Jeep transfercase. $$$1450.
Built for 84 Jeep CJ7 with GM V8 conversion. All units were rebuilt with new bearings, gaskets and small parts and good gears. Built by San Jose shop Bullshift Transmissions by owner, for his own vehicle. Not to be sold individually, sorry. Call 408 281-0482”
While searching ads this morning I ran across a 1958 CJ-5 with a Browning 2 speed. I’ve never heard of that, so I looked into it, but couldn’t find out much about them. Anyone ever use one of these? Are they tough enough? Apparently, they look similar to the Ranger Intermediate Overdrive that I show to the right.
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $750
The Husky Overdrives are very rare. Here are some overdrive links.
- Herm’s site has best history on overdrives on the web
- The CJ-3B site has some information on overdrives
- Here’s a thread on the Early CJ-5 site about Husky vs. Warn
“For sale: T90 Transmission, Dana 18 Transfer Case, & Husky overdrive out of a 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ5. Comes with a bell housing and adaptor for a small block Chevy if you want it. All worked when pulled a couple of years ago. Dana 18 overdrives are hard to come by. Husky copied Warns overdrive until Warn sued them and they had to stop. They are supposed to be just as good as the Warn unit.
I’m not sure if this is a warn overdrive or not. No pics and little description. I’ve emailed the seller to learn more.
“m38a1 jeep overdrive ”