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Features Quick Change Book - In the Beginning.......

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by GearheadsQCE, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    Looking at the last sentence of your intro this is my attempt: "Quit yer whinin' "

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  2. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 561

    from Texas

    Quick Change Rears for Gearheads.

    I too like your writing style. Good luck. Let us know when it's ready for mass consumption.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  3. Quick Changes in Strange Places
    The Quick Change Rear from Salt to Strip​
  4. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,083


    Time for a Quickie - History of the Quick Change Axle

  5. Did you ever decide on a name?
  6. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    Not yet. I am about to post an update on some text & pictures. The name game is still on!
  7. Lytles Garage
    Joined: May 6, 2011
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    Lytles Garage

  8. GearheadsQCE
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    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are!
  9. Just playing around

  10. GearheadsQCE
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    That's cool. I have been kicking around ideas for the cover as well. I still haven't come up with a title I REALLY like.
  11. QUICKCHANGE: at the SPUR Of The Moment
  12. QUICKCHANGE: How to gut your GEAR in REAR
  13. GearheadsQCE
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    Here are the top 100, right now. I like double entendre and would like to be a little risqué without being vulgar. There are a couple that I may use as chapter sub-headings. Some have possibilities, but not quite right.
    1. What You Always Wanted To Know About --- But Were Afraid To Ask!
    Quickchange Rear Ends

    2. "The Quickchange Rearend, A Historical & Technical Guide For My Fellow Car Nuts "


    4. Everything You Wanted To Know About Quick Change Rear Ends............

    5. "Quick Change Rear Ends - The Whole Tooth"
    6. "The Quick Change Odyssey".
    7. Bringing Up The Rear...Technical History Of Quick Changes.
    8. "Change Me Quick""
    9. "From Downtown To The Dry Lakes, And Back
    10. Quick, Look At Her Rear End
    11. "The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But The Tooth"
    12. "The Aweful Tooth About Quickchange Rearends"
    13. "Quickchange Rears- The Art Of Making A Faster Dump"
    14. A Syllabus On The Care And Feeding Of The Quick Change Rear Axle Assembly
    15. The Care And Feeding Of The Quick Change Rear Axle Assembly
    16. A How-To, On How To Keep Your Quick Change Axle Alive
    17. "Quick Change Rears And Gears"
    18. Changing Times - The A-Z Of Quick Change Axles
    19. The Hot Rodder's Guide To The Quick Change Rear
    20. New Life For The Quick Change. "The Recreation Of A Fine Whine".
    21. "Quickie's......All You Needed To Know But Were Afraid To Ask".........
    22. Quickchange: A View From The Rear
    23. Quickchange: A Rear View Of A Rear End
    24. Quickchange: A Review Of A Rear View
    25. Quickchange: A Review Of A Rear
    26. Quickchange: A Review Of Your Rear
    27. Quickchange: The Lead Dog Gives You Something To Look At
    28. Quickchange: A View Of The Lead Dog
    29. Quickchange: A Real Hot Rod Piece
    30. Quickchange: The Second Best Rear End
    31. Quickchange: Why Settle For 9 Inches When You Can Get 10
    32. Quickchange: Looks, Performance And Sound All In One Package
    33. Quickchange: How To Have Your Gear And Eat It Too!
    34. Quickchange: Pick A Gear, Any Gear
    35. Quickchange: The Ultimate Rear End!
    36. Quickchange: How Much Gear You Got?
    37. Quickchange: How Much Gear Do You Need?
    38. Quickchange: You Can Pick Your Friends And You Can Pick Your Rear But You Can’t Pick Your Friends Rear
    39. Quickchange: Does This Axle Make My Rear End Look Too Big?
    40. When You Are Undecided On A Gear, Decide On A Quickchange
    41. Quickchange: When You Need More Gear In Your Rear
    42. Quickchange: Stop Whining!
    43. Quickchange: If You Need A Reason To Whine
    44. Quickchange: A Refined Whine!
    45. Quickchange: Five Minutes To Ecstasy! (And Nobody’s Complaining)
    46. Quickchange: The Five Minute Fix!
    47. Quickchange: A Real Hot Rod Part And No Electricity Involved
    48. Quickchange: For Cars That Can’t Make Up Their Minds
    49. Quickchange: The Rear End With A Heart
    50. Quickchange: A Rear End Your Wife Won’t Mind You Looking At
    51. Quickchange: For All Your Senses
    52. Quickchange: Satisfies All Your Senses
    53. Quickchange: A Gear For All Seasons
    54. Quickchange: Why Settle For Anything Less?
    55. Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Quickchange?
    56. Quickchange: For When Your Engine Overcomes Your Tires
    57. Quickchange: Refine The Whine And Stomp Some Grapes
    58. Quickchange: Finding Happiness In Your Rear End
    59. There’s Something About A Quickchange
    60. There’s Something About A Quickie
    61. How About A Quickie, Sailor?
    62. When You Don’t Have The Time For Foreplay, You Need A Quickie!
    63. When You Don’t Have Time To Fool Around, You Need A Quickie!
    64. Quickchange: The No Mistake Rear End
    65. Quickchange: The Endless Gear Selection Rear
    66. Quickchange: The Endless Gear Rear
    67. Quickchange: Something To Whine About
    68. Quickchange: The Sound Of Refinement
    69. Quickchange: The Rear For The Perfectionist
    70. Quickchange: When Only The Ultimate Will Do
    71. A Quick Look At The Quickchange
    72. A Long Look At The Quickchange
    73. Quickchange: The Long And Short Of It
    74. Quickchange: A Rear End Worth Looking Into
    75. Quickchange: Nobody Wants To Look At Your 9”
    76. Quickchange: When You’ve Seen Enough 9 Inchers
    77. Quickchange: When 9” Isn’t Enough
    78. See Dick Run, See Dick’s 9” Jane Sees It, Too. Jane Wants A Quickie! So Do You.
    79. Quickchange: A Look Up Your Rear Without A Scope
    80. Quickchange: The Colonoscopy Of An Old Rear End
    81. Quickchange: From Diapers To Racers
    82. Quickchange: 30+ Years Of Looking At Rear Ends
    83. More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Quickchange Rear Ends
    84. Why Wouldn’t You Want A Quickchange?
    85. Quickchange: Memoirs Of A Rear End Lover
    86. Quickchange: On The Road To Happiness
    87. Quickchange: Rear End Ecstasy
    88. Quickchange: Rears Gears Beers Fears
    89. Quickchange: Taking The Fear Out Of Gears In Your Rear
    90. Quickchange: Choosing Your Rear Gear With No Fear
    91. Quickchange: A Look At Rear Ends By A Second Story Guy
    92. Quickchange: Looking At Rear Ends With A Jaded Eye
    93. Quickchange: 30 Years Of Looking At Other Peoples Rear Ends
    94. Quickchange: How I Spent 30+ Years
    95. Quickchange: A Thorough Investigation Of Rears And Gears
    96. Quickchange: Taking The Whine Out
    97. Quickchange: An Exposé Of Beautiful Rear Ends
    98. Quickchange: Rearz, Gearz And Fearz
    99. Quickchange: At the SPUR Of The Moment
    100. Quickchange: How to put your REAR in GEAR
  14. Just some (hopefully) constructive criticism on my end... While I understand that you want something a bit risqué and with double entendre, you also have to make sure that your book is 'findable' by someone who wants to pick it up.

    Book titles 8, 9, 10, 11, 21, 60, 61, 62, 63, 78, I wouldn't even know that they relate to the quickchange rear end.

    There's a few others in there that, while humorous, I probably wouldn't pick up off the shelf with serious intent to read.

    Your title should also convey that the contents of the book will be a creditable source of information, tips and tech.

    Hope that helps some.
  15. GearheadsQCE
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    Just exactly the type of feedback I was hoping for.

    Your comments are well thought out and I agree. The Title definitely needs 'Quickchange' in it. I'm not fond of calling them Quickies, but the double entendre and risqué are certainly satisfied with that reference. I'm sure that the artwork will be just as important to convey the message of the book contents.


  16. Like Speedy said, paraphrasing, simple,, quickchange in the title for searching (remember the non-HAMBers) and like billboards, no more than 13 word in the art.
  17. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    I vote for this one.
  18. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,422


    I like the writing style too. I have done some draft document proofreading over the years, and if you need someone to lay an extra set of eyes on what you write, let me know. Freebie for a HAMB'er. Can't promise perfection, but will try to catch what I can. For instance, this jumped right off the page at me:

    Why would anyone write a book about Quick Change Axles? Have you seen one before? I haven’t either. Well then, does this mean that a book about QCs isn’t necessary? Maybe not, but when I first got started building Quick Changes 30+ years ago, the lack of information made it difficult.

    Ya can't have worked on QC's for 30 years and never seen one, unless you're a hell of a good blind mechanic.:D
  19. RMpede
    Joined: Jun 15, 2008
    Posts: 8


    Have you found much information on the Halibrand two-speed QC? It might even have been called a transaxle when originally used in the 1964-1965 Halibrand Shrike Indy cars. There's a thread here My post, with photos of the bare housing I have, is on the first page. I see the nose on the O.P.'s (probably a Shrike transaxle) and mine are different. Scott Gullen shows his at the end of the thread, and the nose on his has yet another flange. I've found very little information on the Web.
  20. Ken Crumley
    Joined: Jan 11, 2009
    Posts: 8

    Ken Crumley

    FNG about something simple like:

    "Changing Gears"
    A layman's Guide to Quick Change Readends

    With a an x-ray view of a quick change rearend on the cover.

  21. torchmen49
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 291


    Quickchange: ...... A fine Whine.

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  22. 38 coupe
    Joined: May 11, 2008
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    38 coupe
    from Texas

    Any updates? I'll add myself to the group that would like to have a nice informative book on quick change axles.
  23. GearheadsQCE
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  25. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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    From Culver City To (insert name of obscure city of a backyard QC builder)
  26. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,640


    I think I would just keep the title simple just like the example of the "how to hot rod Chevy small blocks" no mistaking what it's about..
  27. gibraltar72
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 260

    from Osseo Mi.

  28. Sounds like a book I need to add to my list of things to get.....
  29. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

    We were looking for a name for a kayak cart, and i offered the guys a hundred bucks for the best one...they came back with tons of suggestions, like "roll your own" etc. all I can say is the best one will jump right out at you...we chose Waterwheel. So far 18 and 19 on your list are my favorites.

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