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Old 11-20-2020, 11:28 AM   #21
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If possible please post a couple of photos of "the best invention" you mentioned
in your post above. Does this invention fill the tire with exhaust from the combustion chamber?
I bought one of those from JC Whitney when I was about 16. The instructions pointed out that it used the compression to activate a 'pump' which put fresh air into the tire. Without that feature it would fill the tire with raw fuel/air mixture, not exhaust, as it could not ignite without that spark plug.
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:15 PM   #22
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I am talking a non stock vehicle here. I have been carrying the cheap floor hack from HF and a jack stand. I even carry a battery operated tire gun all to make life easier. I recently bought a small rv and their scissor jacks are 2.5 ton each and go pretty high. So, I will switch over to that scissor jack, chock my wheels, retain the jack stand for insurance and the tire gun to raise and lower the scissor jack, and a couple small pieces of 2x6. If your car is low like most of mine are, the rv scissor jack (and others) are pretty flat.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:20 PM   #23
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Besides the Jack Daniels, in my 48 I have a scissors jack out of an old Honda. For the other cars, I have AAA towing insurance.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:53 PM   #24
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I have an inexpensive scissor jack. You should be able to get the jack under the axle and you only need to lift the tire 1/2" off the ground. If the vehicle is not severely lowered you should be able to get the wheel and tire off and the spare on.

Most important, make sure you test your equipment. make sure you can get the hubcap off. Make sure you can undo the lugnuts. make sure you can chock the wheels. Make sure you have something to put under the jack if not on solid ground. Go through an exercise of changing one front and one rear wheel. Do this in ideal circumstances and then make sure you stow all that equipment in the car.

If you ever need it out on the road then you can have some confidence you should be able to do what you need to do.

If you just get a jack that someone recommended you might be in trouble if you come to use it and it isn't suitable or you can't get the nuts undone.

I had the tires changed on my daily and some time later I wanted to change a wheel and I broke the wheelbrace (lugwrench) that came with the car. The nuts were so tight I couldn't undo them. I had to loosen all the wheelnuts and torque them properly. I then repaired the wheelbrace and made sure it could undo the properly tightened nuts.

Hence the advice to test what you decide to use.

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:03 PM   #25
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cell phone to call a rollback, and a credit card to pay for it and the tire repair. no room in the avatar for a spare or jack.
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Sometimes I'll invite my buddy John along. We shorten his name to Jack...

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Old 11-20-2020, 08:21 PM   #27
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Sometimes I invite my friend John along but he prefers Jack!
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:18 PM   #28
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I had the tires changed on my daily and some time later I wanted to change a wheel and I broke the wheelbrace (lugwrench) that came with the car. The nuts were so tight I couldn't undo them. I had to loosen all the wheelnuts and torque them properly. I then repaired the wheelbrace and made sure it could undo the properly tightened nuts.



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I have done that also.

Now if I get tires, when I come home, I use my air ratchet to loosen all the lug nuts and re torque them so that I can replace the tire if need be. I even tore a bicep once trying to loosen an over tight lug nut...now that was just over the top!
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I have done that also.

Now if I get tires, when I come home, I use my air ratchet to loosen all the lug nuts and re torque them so that I can replace the tire if need be. I even tore a bicep once trying to loosen an over tight lug nut...now that was just over the top!

What's a good number to torque them to for safety AND removal?
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Small floor jack that came in a case and some wooden blocks.
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What's a good number to torque them to for safety AND removal?
I use 85 ft/lbs.
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I go 75 lbs ft.
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big job,

If possible please post a couple of photos of "the best invention" you mentioned
in your post above. Does this invention fill the tire with exhaust from the combustion chamber?
I no longer can get pictures from my phone to the Computer It worked before
I have no clue. As far as getting a mix from compression I imagine it does,
but you are only pumping the tire which has to be fixed anyway to get home.
They sold many of these. There is no makers name so I don't even know
what you call it. As far as its date, I say this was from the flatheads all cars
not for this new stuff where you can't even find the plugs never mind gettin
them out. The thing for the spark plug hole is 14mm so that rules out Model
A's and T's and not for GMs stupid peanut plugs.....
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:08 AM   #34
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JM and I were in a 36 Ford and got a flat in Bakersfield CA. There was no jack in the car so we borrowed one from a family in a mini van eating lunch. It was not our car so so as an act of good will for the loan we bought him an original jack.
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What's a good number to torque them to for safety AND removal?
That may depend upon how strong you are....
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:22 PM   #36
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That may depend upon how strong you are....
I'm not as good as I once was.... But about 4 years ago I had both driver side duals fly off my 92 f350 with 4000 lbs of beams on board at 55 mph. They went into oncoming traffic. One car damaged, no real injuries. The rears now have a 9/16" fine thread jamb nut on top of the lug nut. Just sayin'...
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... and I'm not even good once as I ever was.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:04 PM   #38
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Scissors jack and if that fails cell phone and AAA card.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:21 AM   #39
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I was going to offer AAA but since it's already posted ... I will simply thank this thread for reminding me to include a torque wrench for the lugs. Never crossed my mind and I do have a $20 HF spare. Maybe a rubber mallet for the wheel covers as well.


OK, a well stocked tool chest too and 2 gals of gas and 2 cans of oil.
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Bought one of these from Aldi of all places, that and my Haggerty insurance has roadside assistance.
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