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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2020, 06:42:00 PM »

My aluminium 1 tonne bottle jacket has served me well  for close on 25 years  and 4 different landies , I keep under pasenger seat , wind extension in, pump jack lightly with out using handle to secure under seat , As my Landie is a 4x2 I also carry chocks and a hardwood base block in case I need extra height ,the chocks are essential as if it is a rear wheel puncture there is no gear or hand brake locking when the wheel is lifted ,
Bought it at a boot sale for a quid , put some oil in back in the nineties , that was it ,

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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2020, 06:43:25 PM »

Somewhat OT to the jacks being chucked out but my brother worked for SSE when they ordered a fleet of new vans, with the 12v socket deleted, on the basis that they did not want the drivers smoking.... then had to retro-fit the lot with a 12v socket because the crews needed to charge phones and other pieces of test equipment.  Cost added to your electricity bill...
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2020, 07:31:53 PM »

I have a discovery jack in my SWB it cost the princely sum of 9 from that famous auction house.

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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2020, 08:04:39 PM »

I can vouch for the Draper bottle jack as I had to use mine a few months ago. A block of wood to stand it on is advisable.
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2020, 09:03:34 PM »

If you can make/acquire a handle then you pick up "Shelley" jacks of vintage period which look the part. Mine is older than my vehicle....
https://www.series2club.co.uk/new_forum/index.php/topic,3273.msg35907.html#msg35907
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2020, 09:33:23 PM »

My aluminium 1 tonne bottle jacket has served me well  for close on 25 years  and 4 different landies , I keep under pasenger seat , wind extension in, pump jack lightly with out using handle to secure under seat , As my Landie is a 4x2 I also carry chocks and a hardwood base block in case I need extra height ,the chocks are essential as if it is a rear wheel puncture there is no gear or hand brake locking when the wheel is lifted ,
Bought it at a boot sale for a quid , put some oil in back in the nineties , that was it ,

Chris
In the NINETIES!!?  I chucked my little bottle jack traded for Green Shield stamps in the 70's after 10 years of disuse expecting it to be dried up and useless  :shakeinghead
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2020, 09:40:02 PM »

Whatever bottle jack you decide to go for make sure it fits under the axle when the tyre is flat... ask me how I know  :-[ it was only just too tall to get under with the tyre totally flat, something I hadn't checked previously! I still use the same jack (it's in the Carawagon) but I actually want to get an original Tangeye like I have in the 88" - it's simple and it works well. Very little to go wrong!
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2020, 09:49:31 PM »


Lets face it - the most you are going to do at the road side is change a wheel.
Any more and it's the big yellow taxi home  :breakdown truck


When I was running a series daily I'd do a lot more than that before summoning the BYT!

I can recall extracting the driveshafts from a front axle which had a minor technical malfunction (aka the diff pinion sheering off and being punched through the diff case) in a snowstorm just off the M6 at Shap! (said technical malfunction having occurred in the fast lane of the M6, and been driven graunching and snatching down the slow lane to the next exit). Completed my journey to Carlisle a little late and very grumpy... no way was I going to be towed back home when I was only 35 miles from my destination and 120 from home!
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2020, 09:06:30 AM »

THAT'S the spirit jhn!  :first
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2020, 09:55:39 AM »

^^^^ Indeed, impressive dedication to getting the job done !
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2020, 07:18:33 PM »

I wouldn't expect anything less John! It's all part of the journey :-X
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2020, 07:30:41 PM »

Disco jack in action in the field
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2020, 08:39:43 PM »

And it really IS a field!!  (POM candidate  ???)
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2020, 10:34:22 PM »

You have to see the wider picture ....

Last year at 6d Handley.
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Re: Looking for a bottle style jack
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2020, 02:19:55 AM »

You have to see the wider picture ....

Last year at 6d Handley.

Hey!!  I have that camo jacket!!
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