Columbia Two-Speed Rearend

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The Columbia two-speed rearend is a popular aftermarket conversion that provides both a low gear ratio for around-town power and a higher ratio for smooth cruising and lower revs on the highway. It was first offered by Ford in 1934, then it became a factory option for their V8 cars in 1939.[1]

Cars Featuring A Columbia Two-Speed Rearend

Orin Meyer's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Robert Di Pietro's 1932 Ford Roadster
Mike McAuliffe's 1940 Ford Deluxe Fordor Sedan - The Second Time Around
Edgar Smith's Custom Roadster


  1. Rodder’s Journal 76


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