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Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,951


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  2. That is a cool piece Jay. I did not know about them, thanks for the details!
  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    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.
  4. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Slick Willy

    Somebody will start re-casting the gear covers to glue on 9" pumpkins soon!
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  5. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,951


    Good reading but I'm a sucker for anything with a cut-away diagram.
  6. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,506

    from BC

    New one on me too. Cool stuff.
  7. bowtiemyk
    Joined: Feb 3, 2005
    Posts: 176


    Way Cool!, until it breaks. Story of my life
  8. stromberg-97
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 19

    from England

    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.
  9. ghornbostel
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
    Posts: 127


    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.

    Greg Hornbostel
  10. There are several good threads on here about welded/fabricated quickchnges.
  11. ghornbostel
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
    Posts: 127


    Tman, Thanks, all sorts of interesting things pop up.

  12. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 524


    That was my first thought as well!
  13. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,147


    I've got a Frankland non-quickchange center section if your interested,N.O.S. champ size if interested.
  14. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Who could have thought for one minute that someone here wouldn't have one of these?:)
  15. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,481


    Unobtanium is right, then some dude on the H.A.M.B. is holding one! crazy!! ~sololobo~
  16. Joe Didio
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 94

    Joe Didio

    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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  17. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
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    Good to know, you never know when you will find one of these jewels. Thanks.
  18. Fly'n Kolors
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 407

    Fly'n Kolors

    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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  19. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
    from New Jersey

    Great read, thanks man!!!
  20. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,320


    Great info, thanks for sharing!
  21. crosleykook
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 186

    from sackamento

    Interesting timeframe - that's exactly when Zora Arkus-Duntov was working for Allard...

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  22. PFF
    Joined: Oct 28, 2002
    Posts: 185

    from UK

    I think Eddie Wimble in the UK has the original patterns for these, I remember talking to him about them he was trying to get them re made but was having trouble getting the shafts machined I think he was looking at getting Mike Curtis to sort them out. I haven’t seen Eddie for a couple of years so don’t know how he's got on. Pete
  23. stromberg-97
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 19

    from England

    Here are my pics of the Allard castings. Sorry for the crappy overhead lit picture quality and kitchen background but I didn't have a lot of time. As you can see, they were rough old castings, but the numbers are the same as on Jay's picture of a running quick-change. My pieces don't include the drive mount that is shown in the awesome cutaway. Mine is just a round plate that bolts to the flange where the quill shaft starts. Maybe this was for an open drive? Maybe I need to get Allard University, as well. Wish I had those crazy inboard brake castings too!

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  24. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,082

    from Alva OK

    That is real cool
  25. Only on the HAMB! So, Can we call this #16?
  26. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,484


  27. wow thats pretty sweet!
  28. Unlikely I'll ever come up with an Allard QC, but I do have a set of SW Allard gauges that came out of an old hot rod (the hot rod was sold in pieces in the '60s)...

  29. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,176

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Interesting to say the least.
  30. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    Now I've got Allard on the brain,i'll be researching this crap for days.

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