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66 Jack Details
« on: November 20, 2016, 10:43:49 PM »
I've read the jack posts here and Marcus' outstanding jack ID guide but I'm still a little unclear on some specific details.

Both jacks pictured below are I believe typical of 66. Which one is more correct for a March 66 San Jose car? The top one is an Ausco course thread jack, the bottom one a fine thread Ryerson & Haynes. To confuse the issue I've seen a few later 66's with OE jacks that have the longer 65 style flip top...

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Dave

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 11:40:46 PM »
I've read the jack posts here and Marcus' outstanding jack ID guide but I'm still a little unclear on some specific details.

Both jacks pictured below are I believe typical of 66. Which one is more correct for a March 66 San Jose car? The top one is an Ausco course thread jack, the bottom one a fine thread Ryerson & Haynes. To confuse the issue I've seen a few later 66's with OE jacks that have the longer 65 style flip top...

Thanks,
Dave
The top picture is a typical 65/66 SJ jack. Bottom is typical for Dearborn or Metuchen
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 12:53:20 AM »
Thanks Bob!

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 06:14:09 PM »
The top picture is a typical 65/66 SJ jack. Bottom is typical for Dearborn or Metuchen

I have the top jack model, so I believe original to the car but, I can't find any mark on it., any special place to look for..? The wrench has a big A inside the handle, would this mean is an Ausco jack.?

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1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 07:07:49 PM »
I have the top jack model, so I believe original to the car but, I can't find any mark on it., any special place to look for..? The wrench has a big A inside the handle, would this mean is an Ausco jack.?

Josep
The style of the Jack is the most important identifier for a given plant.  In the case of your picture it is a SJ jack . Look at the area where the jack drive threads through the bracket. The one that is shaped in a 'U" is the typical  SJ style and the one threaded through a steel block is the typical Dearborn or Metuchen style.
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 07:10:41 PM »
The point i am trying to make is relevance. You have to be a foot away and look for metal stamped letters. You can see the style of jack from about 20 feet away and don't have to look any further.
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 07:30:36 PM »
Many thanks for the clarification Bob.! I'm happy my jack corresponds to the car.! Just guessed for some marks on it, but I understand the most important thing is their shape. The only mark I can see is inside the handle of the wrench, and it's a BIG stamped A.

I'm missing the nut, bolt and plate to secure the spare wheel. Though NPD has the repo to complete that part.

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1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 07:49:59 PM »
BTW, if this is correct for a 66 car, where it's supposed to be the ratchet stored..? Can't see it.

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1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 07:58:08 PM »
Josep,

Thanks for posting the photos. If the jack is original to your car it would be another example of the style more identified with 65 having the longer flip top.

Is either long or short flip top style acceptable for 66?

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Dave

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 08:40:21 PM »
BTW, if this is correct for a 66 car, where it's supposed to be the ratchet stored..? Can't see it.

Josep
It is indicated in the lower section of the illustration marked "handle"  ;) .
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 06:48:50 PM »
It is indicated in the lower section of the illustration marked "handle"  ;) .

+1 its inserted inside the jack between the base and the threaded rod
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 05:11:23 AM »
Thanks guys.!!

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1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 01:30:37 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm looking for the correct lugwrench tool ratchet for my car and I found in an old post in the VMF that for late 66 cars, the ratchet wrench should be black semi-gloss, is that correct..? Thanks,

Josep
1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2016, 02:42:48 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm looking for the correct lugwrench tool ratchet for my car and I found in an old post in the VMF that for late 66 cars, the ratchet wrench should be black semi-gloss, is that correct..? Thanks,

Two problems/issues IMHO with the statement above. First your getting information from old posts and on other sites that may not have the depth and breathe that this one does. Sorry just a little bias ;)

Ratchet wrenches for jacks in 66 or even 66 were not painted black or any other color originally
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Re: 66 Jack Details
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2016, 02:51:37 PM »
Jeff, maybe is my fault in understanding the language correctly.
Thought I read in late 66 cars they were black, but obviously I'm wrong.
You signed the post but I didn't understand what you wanted to say, sorry.

Josep
1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36