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Old 10-20-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

I just picked one up, its an A not a v8

the only markings are "Jones NAT" on one side and "Jones QC 400" on the other.
its magnesium, and thats about all I know about it.
Does anybody know any more about these?
I will try to put up a photo tomorrow if it would help.

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

Mfg by Levi Jones who was in business in I think Indinia then he moved his metal operation to the Atlanta area . About 2 years ago he packed up and moved back up north.His QC was built like a franklin. The best I recall all the parts were the same a a franklin.The case was built somewhat different. for a while he cast 9 inch and some transmission cases. He also mfg a quick change unit that mounted on a saginaw 3 speed trans then drove to a 9 inch. a good idear buy did not sell. I hope this helps some ...Bobby..
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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His foundry used to carch fire regularly, Mag fire too. The Firemen loved him.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

Sorry I missed you, the family unit needed food and no one wanted to cook! Oh, and I think my dog pissed on the Olds.
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

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Mfg by Levi Jones who was in business in I think Indinia then he moved his metal operation to the Atlanta area . About 2 years ago he packed up and moved back up north.His QC was built like a franklin. The best I recall all the parts were the same a a franklin.The case was built somewhat different. for a while he cast 9 inch and some transmission cases. He also mfg a quick change unit that mounted on a saginaw 3 speed trans then drove to a 9 inch. a good idear buy did not sell. I hope this helps some ...Bobby..

He talked about moving back up north to Indy, but I don't think he did it.

Pretty sure he's still in Lawrenceville.

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This was good a few months ago.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

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I just picked one up, its an A not a v8

the only markings are "Jones NAT" on one side and "Jones QC 400" on the other.
its magnesium, and thats about all I know about it.
Does anybody know any more about these?
I will try to put up a photo tomorrow if it would help.

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Old 10-21-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

He made a killer MAG SBC block also, you could lift the whole thing with one hand.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:28 PM   #8
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Gregg,

I too have a Jones QC. The boys at Frankland Racing are really helpful and won't try to talk you into giving up on using the Jones like the clowns at Winters. Frankland say the Jones is a good unit and have all the parts to rebuild most models. I'll be calling them when the time comes to deal with mine.

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Old 10-22-2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

thanks guys.

are the change gears standard like the halibrands?

mine is pretty complete and fresh, it looks as if it has never been run. It appears I am missing a flange which bolts on to the housing and appears to handle thrust load on the pinion?

thanks again for the info. this rear will go great behind my banger!
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:14 PM   #10
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He is still in Ga. I was at the moonshine festival and asked and was told he was still in Ga. I talked to another man who is building a airplane with jones mag block and dual spark plug heads. You are correct on those units being light he had on in his old modified no 7.
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Levi Jones engineering was located in Puyallup Washington. He had his own foundry and he cast wheels and other custom Race car parts. He moved the shop to Indy and last time I was out there in Puyallup his son Ben was working in the old shop ....
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #12
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Wow this is old. Thanks for that, I still have the QC hanging on the shop wall. I will get around to using it one of these days


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Old 09-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would add some pictures.





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Old 09-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #14
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Sorry I missed you, the family unit needed food and no one wanted to cook! Oh, and I think my dog pissed on the Olds.
There has to be a story behind this!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: Ever heard of a Jones Quick Change

You'll notice that it's a model A QC but it has a pinion support. A pal has one, I was digging for info and got ahold of Levie's phone number. He told me it takes a specially machined pinion or an adaptor. Or you can just run a regular old A pinion in there and skip the support. Neat-o...
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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He is still in Ga. I was at the moonshine festival and asked and was told he was still in Ga. I talked to another man who is building a airplane with jones mag block and dual spark plug heads. You are correct on those units being light he had on in his old modified no 7.
Okay, I want to know about these blocks and heads!!! Wet blocks? Availability? These sound uber-cool...

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #17
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There has to be a story behind this!

Ha...just that, 8 years ago, Gregg's '50 Olds was being stored at my house.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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Here's mine waiting to get under my coupe

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