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PostPost by: ncm » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:02 pm

This is what my early plus two jack looks like. Also shown in operation in the owners handbook!
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:43 pm

Hi

If you do not want the jack handle stick it on ebay, I will bid mine is not to good. :D

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:46 pm

I have the rachet jack system on my +2..
Works OK and seems more stable that the scissor jacks I have used before although it is true if the rachet jumps you can end up punching the tarmac!
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PostPost by: kenny » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:03 pm

Jason, I'd feel awful taking money from a fellow board member. Tell you what, I'll swap you for a Chapman steering wheel, a period radio, some seat belts and a front moustache, throw in a couple of fully trimmed door cards as well (black please) and we will both have the feel good factor without involving that tacky money thing :D

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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:54 am

Jason1 wrote:Hi

If you do not want the jack handle stick it on ebay, I will bid mine is not to good. :D

Jason


I bought a replacement from Paul Matty's as I still have the original jack and use it. The ratchet spring had broke on the original handle.
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:26 pm

Cheers Kenny

That sounds like a bargin :lol:

I have a couple of spare door cards that are on my list to re-back. My existing ones are ok but the water has got to them and made them curl.

I have also punched the tarmac, in-fact at least once everytime I use it.

I tried to get a ratch from Matty's but they said they are not stocking them anymore :cry:

The rivets on mine have become loose so it slips. I will proberby drill them out and re-revit it or put small nut/bolts through.

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PostPost by: oldokie » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:12 pm

Or, get an 8 point socket the right size and use a real ratchet.
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:31 pm

Ha Ha

Where's the fun in that???

If I wanted an easy life I wouldn't have bought an almost 40 year old Lotus without seeing it :lol: :lol:

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