Went to an auction today. Had a nice visit with friends and even bought a few wall hangers. I just had to have this Model T jack that just slips under the axle and levers up the car.
The Roadster Pickup brought $6,900. I thought it was a fair price, based on the condition.
Other parts were typical and went pretty cheap.
Here's my jack:
And a few other parts:
Somehow, I talked myself into taking home a little 1-1/2 hp Fairbanks Morse stationary engine. I guess I'll have to learn a little about those now.
Got a picture of the Fairbanks?
I have the same jack and it's great. Anyone can lift the car in a second and it takes absolutely nothing to work it. People are amazed to see it work.
Today, I tested out the jack and it works just as well on my little Maxwell as it does on the T. I think it may be more than a wall hanger.
Here's a couple of photos of the Fairbanks Morse. I guess this model has the nickname "salt block." The motor has spark and compression, but I need to buy a gas tank before I can make it run.
I have one of the salt brick engines. Very sweet runner. The pto shaft opposite the flywheel drives off the camshaft and so runs half speed.
Re: The little leverage jack.
Where on the front and rear axle are you supposed to place it? Also, what is the purpose of the Wire? running from the shaft to the head? Do you have instructions for its use?
Reason I ask about the jack placement is I am always hearing about how improper jack placement can damage the axle and rear end.