Picked up a nice jack but nobody at Chickasha had a jack handle. Some guys said they didn't even know what it looks like.
Thanks Geo n L.O. (formerly L.A.)
What does the jack look like? The majority of Model T jacks had a handle on them. Exceptions were the very early jacks,25-27 sedan ,and TT trucks.
If you have a jack like part number 2343, its handle is part number 2344 shown below from my August 5, 1928 parts book.
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Do you know what the hole is for on the handle, if anything?
I don't, sorry, maybe one of the experts will know.
Many years ago, if I had asked my dad, he would have said, "To make little boys ask questions!".
the hole lines up with the hole in jack so you can put a pin or bolt in and handle stays on jack at least with the model a jack
For pin or bolt to fix the handle.
That way you can yank on the handle to pull the jack out of the dirt after it thumps over under the axle.
From the model a restoration guidelines the 28 jack has the hole in the top flip extension otherwise it's the same jack for late T's from what I understand. I am looking for a handle for model a it would have the long end formed into a tire tool not sure if T had that or not
The T jack handle for '26-'27 is straight.
That Model A jack handle has hole in one end, and like you posted, a flattened wide end for tire changing. Like the one on this board I think.
The jacks in the T parts books don't show the flip top jacks. The original screw jacks are 10", but if you own a '25-27 with 21" wheels, a 9 1/2" jack is a better idea, because if you get a flat the jack won't fit under the front axle. Been there and done that. I've researched this at the archives, and have been unable to verify this. Also some of the jack handles have a tire spoon on one end, and some don't.
Haven't researched at the source, Benson Ford Library,
but have used the ref. of Trent Boggess, who I consider a very valid source
Note the ref. date, "8/4/25" as when the 'flip top' was called for. I suspect this is from a Notice of Change card or some document seen by Trent.
Gee and I thought the hole was to hang it up with a nail on the wall!
I bought the Improved handle from Lang's for my '27 Fordor. It look just like the one in the parts book.
This information is from the Model A Restoration Guidelines & Judging Standards.
Best regards, John Page, Australia
I wonder if the "15 Millionth" was released with any tools and paperwork; if so, are they still with the car? I think a few of "our" Forum guys have examined the car up close; maybe they can tell us.
I have not seen Trent's notes on the jacks. This is good news to me, as I have always been interested in tools in general. Since the screw jacks were 10" tall, I incorrectly assumed that the new style jacks would be 10" too. Obviously my assumption is incorrect, and I'll have to find the correct jack now! I have both style of jack handles, and since my car is a July car, the spoon style jack handle hadn't been issued yet.
Great news Dan, and thanks for posting!