[Healeys] What Jack?

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed Oct 6 08:21:40 MDT 2021

I have an original 'King Dick'--or whatever it's called--jack for my 
BJ8, but I don't carry it because it doesn't have enough platform on 
either end to be even close to 'safe' to use on anything other than a 
flat, hard surface. Sometimes, things can't be fixed under ideal 
conditions (see illustration).

I carry geared scissor jacks; these are a bit, only a bit, easier to use 
than 'direct drive' jacks. They /should/ work better than they do, 
probably because of cheap, stamped gears, but still better than direct 
drive. I bought them years ago, and only found the second one after a 
bit of online searching; for some reason they are not available anymore 
(I have no idea why, except they were a tad more expensive).


On 10/6/2021 7:08 AM, Michael Oritt via Healeys wrote:
> I carry a scissor jack which is stowed in the space formerly occupied 
> by the left-side 6 volt battery.
> I also carry a short piece of 2" x 6" with beveled ends to run up upon 
> and gain sufficient ground clearance for the jack in case of a flat to 
> one of the rear tires.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 1:01 AM Michael MacLean via Healeys 
> <healeys at autox.team.net <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>> wrote:
>     As I continue with the restoration of my BN2 there are some
>     considerations I need to address.  This is not a 100% concours
>     restoration.  I am compromising in a few areas for better
>     functionality and use of the car.  For example, my voltage
>     regulator is converted to positive ground solid state.  In the
>     case of carrying tools, I am not seeking a concours tool kit, to
>     include an original jack. For those of you that feel the same way,
>     I was wondering what a good modern aftermarket jack would be a
>     good choice. What jack do you carry with the car?
>     Mike MacLean

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