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My new Walker mechanical jack #371724
Wed Nov 21 2012 06:26 PM
Wed Nov 21 2012 06:26 PM
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1930artdeco Offline OP
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Here is my 'new' Walker 745 jack under my Model A. I think that it was a Texaco garage jack judging by all of the red paint. At least that is the story I am sticking to! Does anyone have a manual on how to use this by chance? This is a series 'B', does anyone know when this was made?

Mike




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Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: 1930artdeco] #371727
Wed Nov 21 2012 06:33 PM
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Nice Jack Here is my roll-a-kar...play around with it for a while. I found mine at a local tag sale ...the man selling it said 20 people looked at the jack and could not figure it out..told me $10 takes it. Within 5 minutes I figured it out. Complicated to write it out but the spinner on the left side and locking mech on the right syncro with the handle. Made in the late 20's early 30's


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Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: 57tbirdkid] #371730
Wed Nov 21 2012 06:37 PM
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Keith is right, if you play with them, you'll figure it out. I have one, and they are quite neat!!


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Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: bwfergus] #371734
Wed Nov 21 2012 07:09 PM
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My 1930 garage supply book lists these jacks. Labeled "Walker Roll-A-Car" . All different sizes ranging in price from $36 to $66.50. I used to have one that worked real well, but it was a "shin, foot buster" when not in use!

Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: Savinsam] #371757
Wed Nov 21 2012 08:55 PM
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She is very dirty and full of crud so I will have to take her apart and thoroughly clean her up. Then She should work correctly. I think I have figured it out I just wanted to make sure I was operating it correctly. The crud is just making it not operate right. So, 57tbirdkid I may PM you for more info if after I clean it up, it still does not work right. But at that point it may be broken or missing part.

Mike

Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: 1930artdeco] #371790
Thu Nov 22 2012 02:04 AM
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I believe that after you do some sanding, you will find that the original color is purpole.

I have original literature and ads showing this jack, but before I spend as couple of hours looking for all of the literature, I need a commitment that you are interesting in buying what I have. Price will not be out of site, but reasonable, I just need a committment before I start a long reseasrch.

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Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: Jack Sim] #375167
Wed Dec 05 2012 11:27 AM
Wed Dec 05 2012 11:27 AM
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You were right Jack. I am in the process of cleaning it up now and found a little bit of deep blue/purple left over. Whoever took the jack apart before did a really nice paint job. I took the casters off and they were red where they bolt up to the body. I am going to leave it as red for now until it needs to be painted. I kind of like the well used look.

Also, anyone know how to get the rear wheels out of their houseings? I may have to replace the castor bearings. I am going to clean them and regrease them to see what happens.

Mike

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Re: My new Walker mechanical jack [Re: 1930artdeco] #376399
Sun Dec 09 2012 03:14 PM
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I had mine at the hydraulic repairman, he says they as common sized leathers. Mine is rusted, so it needs some quality time in molasses before it goes back.


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