One of the things I’ve enjoyed on the project more than anything else is restoring anything with gears and bearings. Gearboxes, axles, differentials etc…
The last few days I’ve been bringing the original Shelley LJ25C jack back to life. When I bought the vehicle the jack was in the under seat tool tray (where it should be). The tool tray was full of water. The jack as mostly submerged, also full of water and emulsified grease… and didn’t work. At the time, I cleaned it up and degreased it but took it no further.
On searching the net for any info / history on Shelley jacks the other day, I was amazed to find an excellent resource for vintage jacks…
If you own an old British classic car, I bet you’ll find your jack on this site. Check it out.
With a lot of other things it’s been sat on a shelf gathering dust so it’s time to give it new lease of life. Plus, it has gears and bearings 🙂
To operate the jack, a long rod is inserted into the “socket” on the input gear. The other end of this rod has a hole through it for a wooden handle. The handle is long gone so a long screw driver had to suffice. I hope to find one online.
The rod (which already has some clips waiting for it behind the front seats) was also stripped of painted.
hello, great job on that Shelley LJ25C! I plan to rebuild a Shelley 6 Inch DL for my dad’s ’54 Healey soon and info such as this is quite useful. take care, Charles
Hi Charles, Thanks for the kind words and good luck with your Shelley. Cheers, Andi.