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2 speed rear axle with quick change rear?


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#1 Paul Payne

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:45 AM

Does anyone know if a Columbia or similar two speed rear axle unit could be used with a quick change rear end? Has anyone seen this done 1:1?

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:51 AM

Revell's '40 Standard Coupe has a Columbia two-speed, but it's not a quick change. Don't know if it's been done in 1:1, but if it's for a model, who cares? Go for it!

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:32 PM

No offense against MonoPed's point of view but if your plan is to build a replica or correct period street machine then the two engineering wonders never met! The Columbia two-speed and a quick-change center section were never put together due to the placement of the pinion gear. However, if you are building a what-if car... then I happen to agree, GO FOR IT!

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 08:59 AM

Jairus, Thanks much for the reference pix! Also, I agree, if it's in a model, anything goes! Maybe the 1:1 guys should have redesigned the pinion location to accept a quick change unit- or vice-versa! :D