[TR] hydraulic jack recommendadtions

Jonas Payne jpaynepbr at cox.net
Mon Jan 18 17:55:18 MST 2016

Harbor Freight Aluminum Racing Jack – 10 years and counting of heavy use with no issues.


It’s low enough to get under Austin Healey X-Members, which is saying something.


Jonas Payne

PBR Consulting Services, LLC



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Subject: Re: [TR] hydraulic jack recommendadtions


I have three 1.5 ton aluminum jacks from Harbor Freight, fast, light and retracts low enough to easily get under the TR3 frame, never a problem.  They have a 2.0 ton model as well.


Bill B

’58 TR3A TS30800L

’48 Jeepster

’68 Land Rover 88”

’88 Morgan 4/4

’55 Sunbeam S-7 Deluxe (MC)



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Subject: [TR] hydraulic jack recommendadtions


After 16 years of good use my Sears 3 Ton jack is given me problems.


The handle which is used to raise and lower the car also, if rotated ,is used to open and close a valve. through a gear mechanism Unfortunately, the gear mechanism has locked up.


If I remove one of the gears, can can manually close and open the valve by hand, This works OK, but if I have the jack under the car, this involves me going under the car too. Something I don't want to do.


So I'm on the hunt for a new jack. I'd like something light, but I need about 2 tons. I have  Stag.

Any recommendations?







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