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#536859 - 11/10/18 01:31 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: Uther]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18857
Loc: Devonshire
Originally Posted By Uther
Hi Neilda - funnily enough I used the Morgan supplied one today to try and jack the car to fit new Dampers - it’s bloody useless, as soon as it gets a load on it it becomes impossible to crank. So I got the Alloy Porsche one out and it works like a dream, smooth and easy to crank up and down, these Porsche jacks are superb.
It is also 10cm shorter than the Morgan supplied one and 1.1kg lighter.
Photos of the jack and model number below. I got mine from a group buy on a lotus forum, the guy bought 10 and sold them for $100.00au each. Probably in Europe or the states where Porsche are more common you will get on cheaper.

PS - I made the rubber pad for the top to fit around the Porsche specific molding on the top and provide a flat surface .

That is a nice bit of kit John, a bit disconcerting the news on usage of the supplied jack in 14 years I have never deployed it so have been very lucky by the sound of it.
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#536866 - 11/10/18 01:52 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
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Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Used my Morgan jack the other week when I found a tyre had gone flat in the garage.
It was still in its brown paper wrapping, so I suspect it was the first time in use.
Rather like the look of the Porsche alloy one - probably the nearest I might get to owning another Porker! grin2
Graham (G4FUJ)

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#536868 - 11/10/18 02:20 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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This looks like the fella

They are not giving them away though, £185!

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#536892 - 11/10/18 04:22 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
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I ground the shoulders of the Morgan one I.e. the end where the “turning bit” goes so that a 22mm socket fits on. This allows one to use a socket set ratchet with an extension and 22mm socket to turn the jack — works a treat and means the Morgan jack is perfectly usable

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#536904 - 11/10/18 05:09 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
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I think you will find the Porsche 944 used an aluminium jack...I kept one in my Porsche 356,,vert light and effective

#536910 - 11/10/18 05:37 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
Neilda Offline
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Great - thanks John for all that info... and Sir P for finding where it can be bought.

It's just expensive enough to be food for thought! I will probably get one as there's no jack (or spare) with the Aero +8 and a roadside puncture would be a nightmare.
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#536915 - 11/10/18 06:16 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
mph Offline
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One here....

#536917 - 11/10/18 06:24 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
Stewart S Offline
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If you type into EBay search ‘Porsche Alloy Jack’ there is a pristine one currently for sale at £49 with free postage
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#536946 - 11/10/18 08:32 PM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: meabh]
rainbowj Offline

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I see that original has a Porsche price tag.
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#536983 - 12/10/18 12:08 AM Re: Scissor jack, [Re: Stewart S]
Uther Offline

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Registered: 08/01/16
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Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By Stewart S
If you type into EBay search ‘Porsche Alloy Jack’ there is a pristine one currently for sale at £49 with free postage

Told you they wold be cheaper over there, the only one on Australian eBay is $250.00 it is brand new with the styrofoam wheel insert etc and says it for a Boxster and 911
Cheers John
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