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Old 11-19-2020, 07:59 PM   #1
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Okay, trying to pull together a few items to keep in the trunk, right now its empty. First thing I was wondering is what kind of jack should I purchase in case of a flat. Looks like its going to need a pretty long throw.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:47 PM   #4
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Since you didn't say what year -- the best jack for most early Fords is a scissors jack. I have found that one from a Ford Airostar van works best. It is completely self contained and with a piece of 2by8 as a base, you can get the frame up high enough to change a tire.
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Sorry, I have a 36 fordor. Since I have not taken the wheels of this vehicle yet, will I have trouble getting the tires out from the fender wells if I jack up the car on the axles? The frame distance from the ground is a long way up there.
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:20 PM   #6
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I have the original bottle jack for my 1936 Ford. In my 1941 Ford I have the original bumper jack but do not trust it, so I also carry an army surplus scissors jack from a Jeep that I use.


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Old 11-19-2020, 10:37 PM   #7
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My 40 coupe is pretty low so I use a low profile US Jack manufactured in Benton Harbor MI
It is a 12 Ton and it is pretty heavy and stable, I refuse to use the POS jacks from China, The US jack is NOT cheap $200 but why take a chance with China crap if you are on the road and need to change a tire? just my 2 cents
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Lightweight floor jack, two jack stands, a bottle jack and a 12 in. 2x 6
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:39 PM   #9
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I use a crappy old 2 1/2T bottle jack and a couple of scraps of 2X12s. An old broom stick works for a handle. No rocket science here. Be sure to loosen the lug nuts before lifting and you’re good.

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:57 PM   #11
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If you use the scissors jack on the frame before the rear axle you can get the vehicle pretty high up. I have a 1949 and the rear fender covers that top of the tire. On the front, use the scissors jack on the frame behind the wheel. Dont forget the wedge to chock the wheels so the vehicle doesnt roll.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:29 AM   #12
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I use a bottle jack that came from an old Ford Econoline van along with a piece of 2x10. I do have the original bumper jack but don't use it.
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The best invention ever. Many years ago I bought a 41 2dr & this was in the trunk. So simple take any spark plug out screw this some kind on one way valve in the hole. comes
with enough air line with air gauge start engine pump up tire. also has a box wrench
for the spark plug. I have never had a flat on the road but mostly got a flat over nite
usually a nail. Its gotta be more than 60yrs old perfect shape. I changed too many
truck and bus tires when I had good bones no more not even a wheel barrow no more....
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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?
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:07 AM   #15
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I also carry this home made tire lever that makes it east to remove and lift a tire without straining your back. Made it from a gardening hoe tool.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:33 AM   #16
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Be sure to have a tool that will loosen the lugs; like a breaker bar and 6 point socket.

Holds true for your daily, too.

More so if the lugs were tightened by that guy at the tire shop; you know, the one with the heavy trigger finger.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:03 AM   #17
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I carry and use a hydraulic bottle jack, and a scissors jack. These two jacks cover most anything I need to do for repairs or maintenance on a road trip. I also carry an original '35 Ford jack along with all the original tools for display purposes only during shows.
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Two cans of Fix-A-Flat and a lucky rabbits foot.
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My 46 came with a 36 style jack, used it on that car many times, has the flip top that fits the rear tube curve so it can't slip off, the 3 piece handle folds good, and is long enough to push the jack into position, it's the one I have for the 36 too
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I like your "tire lever" Jim!


I carry a fairly heavy duty scissors jack and a piece or 2" X 8" as a platform on the ground. Jack under the axle otherwise you have a very extended and dangerously wobbly situation.


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