Tranny jack - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2004, 12:44 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Some pics
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: here
Posts: 258
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tranny jack

Ok, do you have a transmission jack and how do you like yours if you do?

Also I think I have seen little brackets or attachements you could add to your floor jack. Any opinions on those? Maybe I could weld something up that would fit my floor jack using some scrap I have or maybe some fresh angle iron. I have some square tubing but don't have any angle iron sitting around. And what flat stuff I do have would not be enough. Should be an easy enough project if it would work well.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2004, 01:21 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shreveport LA
Age: 64
Posts: 5,103
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have one like this: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39178
I've used it twice, and the only problems I have had (aside from forgetting to grease the threads on the screw) were:

1. It raises the top of a Turbo 350 to ~27" off the ground, & I couldn't get the truck high enough to roll the whole mess under the frame rails, so I had to put the tranny on the jack after both were slid underneath. I now have taller stands & a bigger floor jack.

2. It tends to lean to the side a bit when it's extended, so I had to put a piece of 3/8" plywood under one side to get the trans level enough to align the dowels. This was also fun underneath the truck. My carport has a slight slope for drainage, & this might have been a factor.

3. Don't have too much faith in that strap. I thought mine was tight, but it still slid to the side far enough that I thought it was going to take a dive. This was probably my fault, but be careful anyway.

I think HF has those on sale right now for $10 or $20 off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2004, 08:38 AM
bigbird's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Blasting Cabinet
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Tomah, Wisconsin
Age: 66
Posts: 215
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've got the same model and that strap isn't worth ****. My 400 turbo slides all over the place.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dcp_0016.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	58.7 KB
ID:	2579  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2004, 11:58 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by bigbird
I've got the same model and that strap isn't worth ****. My 400 turbo slides all over the place.
Stop squirting your Miller High Life on it.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.