• peter weir
    13 December 2017 at 21:59 #52576

    My LG45 DHC had three different types of jacks but managed to get a matching set less the mountings. My pump seal was just a black blob of sticky material so major work required. I Googled and found a firm called SVW who advertised spares and a re-building service for Jackall’s for MG’s but they said they could do mine so I sent both sets down to make a good set out of the eight.That was two years ago, the firm has changed hands, the test rig broke down, they are having problems getting the right bits etc etc. Does anyone know who might be able to overhaul the pump and jacks
    Peter Weir.

    Bill LG45
    13 December 2017 at 23:56 #52577

    Hi Peter
    Have you tried a marine or agricultural engineer, as hydraulic rams etc in their normal day’s work..S
    Is it worth talking to the maintenance guys for the ferry company in Oban?
    However, I am wary of these jacking systems as they have been known to go down and stay down leaving the driver stranded and very distressed as the car cannot even be towed if the jacks will not come back up! 🙁

    Best wishes for a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year
    Bill 🙂

    Stephen Matthews
    14 December 2017 at 18:37 #52578

    I spent a long time getting the jackals system working on my old LG45 Saloon. The company I used to refurbish the jacks was Martin’s Rubber in Southampton http://www.martins-rubber.co.uk They didn’t get all four right first time but were happy to preserver and it was worth the efforts. SVW provided the spares for the jackall pump itself but a number of prewar cars have the system although there are number of different types of pumps. I can only say that once you have got the system working it is a very effective system, although I would never get under the car without additional protection if it did fail suddenly.

    Steve Darnell
    18 December 2017 at 08:44 #52579

    I made the mistake of sending my Wolseley 25Limo Jackalls to SVW. After having them for 4 months, they called and asked for payment, as the repairs were complete. I transferred the money, and 2 months later, asked where my jacks were. They told me the guy doing the machining was off sick. eventually, after more lies and delays, I got them back. Don’t go anywhere near them!! Your local independent fork truck repairer will do a better, quicker and cheaper job.

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