Under the rear seat cushion of my recently purchased 1924 Touring, I was happy to find this "Ford" script jack and a few "Ford" script tools.
Being new to Model Ts, I am wondering if this jack is complete?
Did all Ts come with jacks and tools as standard equipment?
Did Ford sell tools in sets as accessories?
If so, what does a complete set look like?
Did a set come in a canvas pouch of some kind?
Sorry for the upload issues!!!
Looks complete to me.
Looks complete to me. Oil/grease it up and try it. Safety first, inspect for cracks.
Gene: Check out this page on the MTFCA encyclopedia (part of this site) for more tool information
Gene,Go slow and be careful! They were not the best!Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Yes, be careful as with any jack. But I think they are good jacks. I carry a couple of 2 x 8 wood blocks so I can have a level base under the jack.
Our Canadian sourced came with a jack most often supplied by Auto Specialties. They are similar in construction and work in the same manner. Steve's wood block is an essential as far as I am concerned. The footprint of these jacks is minimal at best.
I bought a US T jack at Chickasha in 2010. I was amazed to find a different cast in part number on every component part of the jack. I have never seen individual parts listed in any parts book.
Allan from down under.
They look simple which is good but the pawl has only a small portion of the gear to use or it will slip.Like everyone else say's the footprint is very small espc on dirt! Bud.
Steve J. - Your comment about carrying a couple 2"x 8" wood blocks deserves some thought. In the interest of "space saving" and not carrying any more than necessary in the limited storage space of most Model T's, I think sometimes you can carry a couple of those "wood blocks" of a shape, form and size that can be handy for a number of purposes/uses. I carry a couple "wood blocks" each in the form of a crescent, which, with a Model T jack, work better for mounting tires than an iron "rim spreader" for tire work out on the road (an idea I got from this forum) and they can also be used as wheel chocks, or placed flat on the ground with straight sides together, as a base for a jack, or at least half a dozen other handy uses one might find for a couple blocks of wood,....FWIW....harold
I use mine, it works great. Don
I have several of these jacks, and they are dangerous, and yes, each and every piece has a casting number.