I have a "Buckeye Jack Mfg. Co number 06AS". Mine is in great shape and will make a fun little project but for one problem. The missing spring. If you have one, I need to see exactly how that spring works, how it is shaped, and how it lives inside there under the side plate. Mine is also missing the cast side plate. I was planning to make a sheet metal plate. I also wonder if a school foundry would find this a good project for an easy casting.
Anyone have this same jack who could post or email me a few photos with the side plate off showing any spring/springs?
I don't think you have the same jack as the Ford model, but I purchased one at Hershey a while back, and it needed all three springs which I made from spring steel I purchased from McMaster Carr. If it wasn't for the fact I was able to borrow a jack with good springs, I doubt if I'd have figured it out. Every spring is a different gauge. I was able to wind each spring using common tools on my work bench.
I am pretty mechanical but got noplace by looking at it. I know it isn't the Ford Jack, but is of the time. So there are 3 springs in there? Anyone have this same model?
I like to spend my money on high quality, locally produced goods, and as a result, use the Gilbert
Hunt track jack for all my TT needs. And just in case the railroad needs any elevation work done,
I am at the ready.
Google it, there is one for sale with a phone number
Only found one that was 2 year old add