Author Topic: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle  (Read 3555 times)

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2013, 01:31:11 AM »
Hard to tell from those pics.  Most common I have seen is clear zinc.
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Re: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 08:51:24 AM »
Pulling up this old thread.. can anyone explain the best method and tools used to open the ratcheting handle? My ratchet will work one way but not so much the other. I'm guessing something is broke inside?
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
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Re: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 10:20:31 AM »
The tabs would have to be turned out, but then you risk weakening the metal and the tabs breaking off.  Best to find another handle in working condition or just use it for display.
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Re: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 12:10:34 PM »
The tabs would have to be turned out, but then you risk weakening the metal and the tabs breaking off.  Best to find another handle in working condition or just use it for display.
I've disassembled about a dozen by bending the tabs (I use a 1 ton arbor press), bead blasting most of the parts, getting them plated and then reassembling them by pressing tabs back. I've never had a problem with tabs' breaking. The biggest problem is the spring. It gets broken or worse - lost.
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Re: Restoring 65 Mustang Ratcheting Jack Handle
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 04:49:49 PM »
 I guess my spring is weak in the tightening direction. If I hold my finger against the pin, or selector, that it will tighten and catch the gears every time. When the pin is in the removal position, it has no problem. Guess I best leave well enough alone as the plating is still good on this ratchet handle.
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
1966 GT350 Fastback clone, 289 HiPo, 725cfm Holley, 4spd, SanJose built, Nov 25th 65'