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Today 01:58 AM
BuzzLOL . Lightweight Henry J body, like a Willys, always popular with drag racers... the engines weren't...
Today 12:26 AM
496CHEVY3100 Sears Allstate ,,built by Henty J /Kaiser
Today 12:16 AM
BuzzLOL . Sears Allstate scooters made by Piaggio of Italy... motorcycles by Puch of Germany(?)... biggest motorcycle was a 175cc or 250cc w/ twingle engine... 2 cylinders with one piston... oval shaped... two rods... about as tricky to make as a 3 bbl. Holley carb...
Yesterday 11:42 PM
BuzzLOL . They also sold mopeds and motorscooters and houses...

http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/whe...r-he-474351403

. Turboniques using a variation of the old 1930-40's Ford truck banjo style rear centersections with axle tubes that bolt onto the sides of it...
Yesterday 11:37 PM
ericnova72 I figure you are correct, you likely couldn't put it on any type of stock axle housing...I never studied it that far.

As far as a new trivia question..

Sears once sold cars from their store showrooms,.... What were they called, what company made them, and what other name were they more commonly known by??

EDIT: I should have searched before I asked, you guy's have already tackled this one.

someone else got a good question??
Yesterday 10:48 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. That's part of the spec.'s... not the differential housing, just the differential...
Here's a couple of pictures that shows a Turbonique Drag Axle in a car. You can clearly see that the entire rear axle assy has been replaced with a quick change type differential and axle's. Turbonique also sold gear sets. I'm not sure what 3/4 ton Ford parts they mention but they weren't used in this set up.

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Yesterday 07:12 PM
BuzzLOL . Also a Turbonique 'Self-powered Supercharger'... officially known as Auxillary Power Supercharger. Liguid-fueled gas turbine spun the centrifugal supercharger at the flip of a dash mounted switch:


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. "Testing took a 1963 409 from 405 HP up to 835 HP"



. A 1,980 HP Turbonique jet 'thrust' engine cost $199... sometimes TWO were put on back of a Go-kart...!



Yesterday 06:43 PM
BuzzLOL . That's part of the spec.'s... not the differential housing, just the differential...
Yesterday 06:40 PM
boothboy
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. You could use the differential and ring gear from your 3/4 ton truck rearend with this turbine...
I don't understand.

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Yesterday 03:52 PM
BuzzLOL . You could use the differential and ring gear from your 3/4 ton truck rearend with this turbine...
Yesterday 08:29 AM
boothboy
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. Actually, Eric was correct... in the picture it shows it being a 1,000 HP turbine added onto a quick change rear gearing setup to drive the ring gear... and gives torque spec.s... or you could have a rocket thrust only version, instead... or prolly combine one or some of each type for ridiculous power... I remember seeing them long ago... but not in person I don't think...
No Eric was mostly correct. The unit did not replace the existing differential cover. The unit was sold with a differential center less gears. You could not use the differential assy of your auto with this unit. You bought their kit.

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Yesterday 06:54 AM
Chris Kemp Here is some more literature on the subject
Turbonique AP supercharger, rocket drag axle and microturbo thrust engine - The Tuners Group
07-11-2014 06:42 PM
BuzzLOL
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Eric got it mostly correct. It didn't replace the diff cover, it was part of a whole differential assy. For about five grand you could power your auto with a rocket powered rear end! And screw it, for a few more grand Turbonique would supply you with a real to God rocket engine! Nifty! Turbonique was in business from 1962 to 1969.
. Actually, Eric was correct... in the picture it shows it being a 1,000 HP turbine added onto a quick change rear gearing setup to drive the ring gear... and gives torque spec.s... or you could have a rocket thrust only version, instead... or prolly combine one or some of each type for ridiculous power... I remember seeing them long ago... but not in person I don't think...
07-10-2014 06:39 PM
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07-10-2014 05:25 AM
CrashFarmer2 Wow! Something I didn't know existed, a rocket powered tire roaster!
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