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Old 02-28-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium



There are certain "bits" on a traditional-build car that help define it, make it unique, and give it some personal flavor. What truly stands out are the ultra rare pieces that can't be merely bought, but must be searched for, and found. Such is the c...

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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That is a cool piece Jay. I did not know about them, thanks for the details!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Well, that's certainly one more thing I can only hope to find at a garage sale! Only 15 made huh? Geesh, that'll only leave like one floating around after Bruce Meyer and Don Orosco get wind of this if they're not all spoken for right now! The sharks are circling!!!


I'm inlove with Halibrand Non Quickchange center sections and hope to find one of those one day since they're not all that unobtainable.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

Somebody will start re-casting the gear covers to glue on 9" pumpkins soon!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

Good reading but I'm a sucker for anything with a cut-away diagram.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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New one on me too. Cool stuff.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #7
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Default Re: Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

Way Cool!, until it breaks. Story of my life
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Wow, great post. I happen to have one of these casting sets - unmachined original Allard pieces. I got the kit from an Allard guy in London many years ago. I had it vapour bead blasted - came up like new - but have never got around to finishing it to use. I only know of one other. Problem with unobtainium is, how many of us go on to build something (read: can afford to build something) worthy enough of it? Maybe one day. In the meantime, I better update my home insurance...I'll dig it out and post a picture soon.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
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back in the early 1960's when I was studying at Nebr. Trade School we would take trips into Lincoln, NE to Speedway Motors, at that time it was a store front on 'N' street, from time to time and look around at the neat stuff and sometimes buy something. Anyway, I remember seeing a QC on the bargain shelf. I was studying to be a tool maker and speed equipment really intrigued me and I noticed that the QC was a homemade unit made out of a stock center section using torque tube sections for the drive to pinion housings. I was told that it used Halibrand gears but they didn't have the time to pull the cover so I could'nt see what they had done to the pinion gear. Everytime I see a QC I think of that unit.

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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back in the early 1960's when I was studying at Nebr. Trade School we would take trips into Lincoln, NE to Speedway Motors, at that time it was a store front on 'N' street, from time to time and look around at the neat stuff and sometimes buy something. Anyway, I remember seeing a QC on the bargain shelf. I was studying to be a tool maker and speed equipment really intrigued me and I noticed that the QC was a homemade unit made out of a stock center section using torque tube sections for the drive to pinion housings. I was told that it used Halibrand gears but they didn't have the time to pull the cover so I could'nt see what they had done to the pinion gear. Everytime I see a QC I think of that unit.

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There are several good threads on here about welded/fabricated quickchnges.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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Tman, Thanks, all sorts of interesting things pop up.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #12
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Somebody will start re-casting the gear covers to glue on 9" pumpkins soon!

That was my first thought as well!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #13
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Well, that's certainly one more thing I can only hope to find at a garage sale! Only 15 made huh? Geesh, that'll only leave like one floating around after Bruce Meyer and Don Orosco get wind of this if they're not all spoken for right now! The sharks are circling!!!


I'm inlove with Halibrand Non Quickchange center sections and hope to find one of those one day since they're not all that unobtainable.
I've got a Frankland non-quickchange center section if your interested,N.O.S. champ size if interested.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #14
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Wow, great post. I happen to have one of these casting sets...
Who could have thought for one minute that someone here wouldn't have one of these?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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Unobtanium is right, then some dude on the H.A.M.B. is holding one! crazy!! ~sololobo~
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
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Very cool GC. Guess it would be great to find one. I will just have to be happy with my Halibrand.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #17
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Good to know, you never know when you will find one of these jewels. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
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I started 'Allard University' this week by first researching the name and history after finding this intake pictured. Super cars and all the parts manufactured to go fast. Now this QC pops up here!!! Are there English patents for the car and component parts that made it? Any knowledge here on this intake? Thanks for the QC lesson.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #19
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Great read, thanks man!!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #20
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Great info, thanks for sharing!
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