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Art & Inspiration Halibrand Black Friday Sale!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stan Back, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,075

    Stan Back
    from California

    Don't miss out! These prices won't last!!!

    Halibrand Sale.jpeg
  2. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,533

    from Michigan

    Hahaha..... :D:(:rolleyes:
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  4. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    Thought I would look up the address just to see what was there now. Google earth couldn't find it. Only Marilyn Dr.

    Anyone know what the street might be named now?
  5. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,397


  7. Well, now I don't feel so bad having to pay $75 for my 201 V8 center.
    After all, it WAS used.
  8. This is November 20 th a long way from April Fools day. HRP
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018
  9. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,029

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Damn, where'd the summer go?
  10. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    How'd you like to double your money?
  11. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,751

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    Now, I just hang my head.
    Back then, I had a hard time affording plugs, points, and condenser... oh, and oil. :rolleyes:
  12. wackdaddy
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
    Posts: 207


    if only I could find that damn flux capacitor I misplaced ...
  13. That's only $5,560.00 in todays money!
  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,055

    from oregon

    Save me a seat on the transporter when you find it!
  15. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,138


    A good friend of mine went to Halibrand in Torrance in the early 70's and bought a V8 center section from Ted himself. He saved the receipt with Ted's signature on it. I think he paid so thing like $225 if memory serves me correctly. Right after that midgets started tearing up the midget quick change rears because of new found horsepower. They switched to the V8 quick change and overnight V8 center section prices skyrocketed and never came back. When the company was sold off, National bought the V8 quick change and renamed them the Halibrand/national rear end. I have a Torrance V8 quick change mounted to red powder coated 36 side bells hanging from my ceiling in my garage until I find it a home. Way too pretty to stay in the box!
  16. GearheadsQCE
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    Just to keep the record straight, Ted sold the Sprint car and midget portion of the business to an Indiana sprint car owner named Bob Higman. I'm not sure exactly how 'National' got involved but Higman lost the Halibrand brand to them. He eventually got it back but never got into full swing with it.
    From what I can determine, National never made a true V8 (201) casting. Instead they were a V8/Midget. These were the same as the 201 with two exceptions. They were 1" shorter on the front and had the shifter boss on the right side. In the mid 90's I bought ten V8/Midget castings and lower shafts from Bob Higman. His son did the machining and the front seal plate B.C. was different than the original, otherwise, V8 parts fit. I did have him change the pinion bore to accept the double cup Timken bearing instead of the ball bearings that were originally used.
    V8 Midget Case.JPG

    V8 Midget National.JPG

    V8 Midget Right 1.JPG

    V8 Midget Tag 2.JPG
    I still have a couple of these!
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  17. OldBolts
    Joined: Jul 15, 2005
    Posts: 163


    Made me look!

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  18. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    from Canada

    April fools or Black Friday?

    Thanks for the history lesson guys.
  19. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,938

    Marty Strode

    I wonder if Pat Warren has any specials going. PWQC.jpg
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  20. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    Do you have any idea of the age of the Pat Warren catalog? I'd sure like to get my hands on one of those Champ size center sections. How cool is that 'well ribbed case'? Wonder what the rear cover looked like, too.
    But, you probably have several of each stashed away.

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