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Today 07:28 AM
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Probably to easy ,
what is the Car
who are the people .
Looks like Bonnie and Clyde.
Clyde's favorite car to steal was a Ford.
He even wrote a letter to Henry Ford thanking him.
Today 06:48 AM
496CHEVY3100 Probably to easy ,
what is the Car
who are the people .
Today 06:39 AM
496CHEVY3100 Approximately 115,000 Henry Js were produced for the models years 1951, 1954
plus 2,300 Allstates for the 1952, 53 model years.
The Allstate was built by Kaiser Frazer and was nothing more than a thinly disguised Henry J with all Kaiser badging removed and replaced by Sears Allstate tags.
The 1952 Henry J Vagabond, referred to as Early issue in much of the factory literature, was simply those approximately 7000 1951 models that had not been sold at the end of the 1951 model year with a few trim changes.
The Henry J could be purchased new with one of two engines, a 68 hp four cylinder and a 80 hp six cylinder.

For a much more complete history of the Henry J please visit
Lowell's Henry J Page

Just a little history ,
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...

. 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
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.

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:


. "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
Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. You could use the differential and ring gear from your 3/4 ton truck rearend with this turbine...
I don't understand.

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
Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. 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.

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
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