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  1. Releases when you push or pull. Great for tail gates. Many uses these for quick change parts. 3/8" Dia x 1 7/8" Shaft (4 Total) Avibank Co. $24 for 4 pins. Shipping included with this price. I sell these on eBay for $30 so grab these while my sale is offered.
  2. You'd think I'd had my head on backwards.... the part came with some 1955 Ford parts...!!! I beginning to think it might be something from the front end. THANKS....!
  3. Easy ID for the right expert... I can ID old jacks but not this. Bills coming fast this time of year so I needs to ID this and find it a new home. Thanks in advance...!!!
  4. This is the whole Sha-Bang: Reverb unit part number #980869 and condition is show car quality chrome. Includes harness which the wire is in good shape shows no cracking. Dash control knob and mount is super nice. The trunk unit looks to be in great cosmetic shape... Delco radio tag is perfect. Copy of GM installation instructions included. I wish I could test this but I don't have the means. There are folks who repair these. Caps will surely need updated. The harness I assume is complete. Control knob has original grounding tab still on it. I opened up the box and the four springs that hold the reverb are as they should be. Inside the floating reverb are two long springs that the current pass thru... one of the springs has broke away at the tip and will need rejoined. I'm told this is the number one reason these go out of sevice. Asking price includes shipping: $250. Sleep on it... it's only paper money. After a weeks time has passed I'll be open to offers. This new dimension in musical reproduction will excite and enthuse the most casual listener and provide the ultimate listening pleasure to the music lover. The Tone REverberator produces concert hall effect by electronic means. A portion of the sound is heard directly from the front speaker. Another portion is routed through the Reverberator, where it is delayed, reverberated and amplified through the Rear Seat Speaker.
  5. STAYGOLD I've been collecting jacks for 15+ years and have never seen this style base in real life. It does match the illustration exactly. What ever it fits... not many of the jacks were made ( or survived ). Here's to hoping you find an answer, keep digging..! With two additional part numbers there's a chance one of the numbers was for a "hook" that slipped into the jack mechanics. Hooks didn't show up till mid 1950's.
  6. Looks very sturdy. Probably from a small orphan car company. Haven't seen many like it.
  7. Starlight your jack in your car does not match up unfortunately. The factory illustration shows no holes in the upright... and you can't see it but the correct jack has a two tier screw that are set up like risers after one is deployed if you need more height you can unscrew the second inner screw. Also the correct jack uses a folding handle and the tip end of the handle is flat like many of the modern handles. Correct jack is made by Auto Specialties. The handles are tough to find they all got bent up back in the day. If I find a correct jack in my travels I'll give you a hollar. Don't toss the jack you have now I'm pretty sure it has value, just can't put my finger on it right now which car it matches up... I think it's a 30's Mopar.
  8. Music to my ears Al. Factory literature that had a page showing the tools and a jack was pretty common in the early years. The only reference I have is that the Lane Jack Company supplied jacks for Locomobiles. Here's a photo of a number 8 which is very sturdy, and a number 4 that is lighter. Anyone have one of these Lane jacks in the trunk ?
  9. There is a factory Studebaker shop manual that shows this exact jack with the matching handle. In 18 years of collecting old jacks I've only seen one of these original handles, and as an old auctioneer one told me: "If you don't know what something is you better buy it." Well I bought it and it's been sitting on a shelf for years waiting to be identified and that happened just last week - yea for wise old auctioneers...! This jack is SJ270 and it's a hard jack to find as few ever show up for sale. The matching handle is in super shape, as well as the tang that the handle fits into on the actual jack. Most 90 year old jacks the tang socket hole on the jack is worn and rounded out making the jack look old and tired. Asking price is $200 and includes shipping and tracking to US 48 This jack was spoken for last week in error and here it is again in it's full rare glory. Does anyone know if this jack accompanied other year Studebaker cars or are we content to say it's a one year 1927 offering ??? Thanks for looking, Ramblin Randy
  10. This effort is poetry in motion. Wonder if the artist would consider doing work for the antique car hobby drawing up hard to find parts ???
  11. Here's my thinking... All over the planet in dusty barns and old garages sit old forgotten jacks waiting for someone to discover them and send them back on their journey home to their original auto or truck. Seriously, to help move this "migration" along I've spent 10 years working up a ID Guide for old jacks...! I won't be touching on tools for that's a huge expanse of knowledge to compile and I'll leave that to the individual clubs to wade thru. Today we tackle the Locomobile Company and my questions if I may are as follows: Did your cars come with factory supplied jacks, some yes some no ? In your factory literature are there any illustrations to be found of jacks for your Locomobiles ? Are any online or print publications where I can find more info ? Thanks in advance for any productive direction. Ramblin Randy
  12. Studeeq.... the top image plate 5... from what year is this please ? Your images are incredible as a research tool...!!! Just this week have found that there are 3 different handles for the same jack... a one piece, a two piece, and a three piece. I'm seeing a very slight difference in the two jacks illustrated looking at your two reference images you've provided.
  13. Very thankful for these photos. See previous comments about this jack. Looks like the handles were slightly different than what is pictured in the factory literature, but this is very slight difference. Wonderful info...! Thanks.
  14. Tom looks like your jack is identical to the drawing I've seen that appears in the Studebaker literature. My jack (58) on the left is identical to your jack as well as Keniman's jack. All three are the same visually. AJAX marked their jacks with a small circular red tag that was attatched to one of the rivets near the crank. Seems all three are missing or simply were not supplied to commercial accounts. Both handles are two piece handles and look very similar to the factory documentation.