Model T Jack

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Model T Jack
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John H. Nichols on Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 08:59 pm:

Yesterday I was given what turns out to be a model T Jack. At first glance it appears real clean and almost new. A second glance turned up a crack 1-3/4 inches up from the base plate. A third glance shows that the center upright leans to the left from about the crack, leaving me thinking that the jack may have been overloaded causing what ever the jack was raising slipped and caused the jack to bend to the left and caused the crack. My question is can it be welded
and straightened, or is it a wall hanger.

Tool number is T 3350. Ford on handle shaft and on the end where there are two slots, is a number three. Other than being cracked and bent, all of the other parts are in excellent shape.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 09:07 pm:

You can Braze it, and heat and straighten. It should be strong enough to use for lifting a tire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:00 pm:

John, depending on the size/position of the crack, it may be better to use heat to get the bend trued up first and then braze the crack. If you braze first, there may be the chance that your crack will open up some more with the heat used for the straightening.

Hope this helps.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Menzies on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:14 am:

These jacks show up at swap meets regularly, for $20 - $50. There are many look-a-likes, but the Ford jacks have "Ford" cast in the handle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:25 am:

How about some pictures? I didn't find that number in any of the parts books.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:59 am:

Jacks were made by different mfg. so numbers cast on the parts may differ. This common T jack, {Parts and Price List} Part No. 2343 was given Factory No. T-3389. That factory number might be an assembly drawing factory number and maybe not on the part.

Here is the commonly found up to '24 style screw jack. Ford script on handle.



and this Factory No. T-3390 on the column of the jack



And another Factory No. T-3391 on the handle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 02:20 pm:

Is the Circle D a logo of the manufacturer of that jack?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:48 pm:

George

Most likely the D in circle would be Dayton Malleable Iron Co.

On this link, scroll down to see the various marks for foundries that specialized in tools.

http://www.wrenchingnews.com/wrench-logos/logos-page-1.html


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