[Healeys] What Jack?

Richard Collins gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 6 09:35:33 MDT 2021

I also use a scissor jack from an old Honda Civic junker (in a pick it yerself junk yard for $5)  because it collapses enough to fit under the car when a tire is flat. Learned the hard way from a friend with a BJ7 when several of us had to physically lift the right rear to get his whatever jack under it to change out a flat. I keep my “original” on the shelf.

Richard C
BN7 440

On Oct 6, 2021, at 09:35, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

 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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