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Page 1 - Pre-War and DL Screw Jacks

Pages 2 & 3 - LJ Series Screw Jacks in Numerical Order

Page 4 - Commercial Jacks, Side Lift and Tangye Shelley Scissor Jacks

 

LJ Series Screw Jacks in Numerical Order - Continued

 

 

 

Shelley LJ140

Description:

The jack is a single screw lift. It is 11" closed and 19.5" open. It is cast SHELLEY vertically down one side and CA237 LJ140 down the other. The handle is something I have not seen before on any jack, being moulded rubber and cast SHELLEY.  Top photo courtesy Darren Tebbits. Restored maroon jack courtesy of Steve Denne. Third and 4th photos (showing handle) plus measurements courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Flat bar with locating peg. Moulded rubber handle cast SHELLEY. It measures 41" long and 1 1/4" wide.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£3.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2012

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ170

Description:

The jack is 9.75" high retracted and 21.5" extended. The rachet is embossed with P450. On the main body it is embossed SHELLEY LJ170, plus the date which is unusually the full four figures. On the other side it is embossed PROV PAT.  The third photo (red jack) is a nicely restored version courtesy of Steve Denne.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown (partly) in photo.  Exact dimensions not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1960

Value:

Average price paid in 2011 = £7.35 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £16.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = £42.02 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = £0.99 - 1 sale

£9.50 paid on UK Ebay 7 February 2016 - no handle

£7.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 March 2016 - no handle

£8.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 March 2016 - no handle

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016 - no handle

£4.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2016 - no handle

£5.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 November 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ173

Description:

The jack is about 11.5" high retracted and about 21.5" extended. One gusset has the word 'FRONT'. No other details known. Photo courtesy of David Coleman.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown (partly) in photo.  Exact dimensions not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 February 2015

£9.23 paid on UK Ebay 20 January 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

Shelley LJ210

Description:

The jack is 8" retracted and 16 inches extended.  It appears identical to the LJ215, LJ250 & LJ256. However the LJ215 is heavier duty to the LJ250, having a base diameter of 4.75" compared to 4" with the LJ250.

The LJ210, 215, LJ250 and LJ256 may have been issued to some Land Rovers. The spares list for the Series 2 shows the jack as being a ratchet type. See second photo. The list also states a Metallifacture ratchet jack. I have no information on this one. Can anyone help out?

Applicable Vehicles:

Claimed by a Land Rover enthusiast to be for Land Rover Series 1, 2 and 2A. More information required.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

No dates shown on the casting

Value:

Average price paid in 2009 = £25.50 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £15.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = £8.80 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £73.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = £48.25 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £11.82 - 6 sales

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 February 2016 - no handle

£19.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 May 2017 - NH

£17.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 June 2017 - NH

 

 

 

Shelley LJ215

Description:

A brace of LJ215s measuring 8" retracted and 16" extended.  They appear very similar to the LJ210, LJ250 & LJ256. However the LJ215 is heavier duty to the LJ250, having a base diameter of 4.75" compared to 4" with the LJ250. First photo courtesy of Darren Tebbit. Restored red jack (2nd photo) courtesy of Steve Denne.

The LJ210, 215, LJ250 and LJ256 may have been issued to some Land Rovers. The spares list for the Series 2 shows the jack as being a ratchet type. See 3rd photo. The list also states a Metallifacture ratchet jack. I have no information on this one. Can anyone help out?

Applicable Vehicles:

Claimed by a Land Rover enthusiast to be for Land Rover Series 1, 2 and 2A. More information required.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 4th photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2009 = £17.66 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £6.64 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = £6.39 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = £36.05 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £42.66 - 3 sales

£6.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 February 2016 - no handle

£10.70 paid on UK Ebay 29 May 2017 - NH

 

 

The Shelley LJ225 was supplied in numerous variants and appears to cause confusion with restorers, sellers and collectors. I have split them into the various types in the following entries:

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 MGA & Austin Healey

Description:

This first version of the LJ225 is 5 1/2" retracted and 15" extended and has a 2 tier screw. It has an 'L' jacking point. The handle yoke is horizontal that is prone to fracturing. It is marked "SHELLEY LJ 225" on one side; CA265 DH Prov Pat" on the other side; and "CA259" cast into the top yoke.

The final 2 pictures show what is probably an earlier version of this jack. The winder pin on this jack does not have the castellated pin retainer.

Applicable Vehicles:

This version of the LJ225 (first 2 photos courtesy Curt Arndt) was supplied in the toolkits of Austin Healey 3000 BT7, BN7 and BJ7 twin carburettor cars and through to the tri-carburettor cars from about June 1960 to early BJ8 production.  The change point to a similar jack with reinforced yoke (next entry) is not known for certain, but claimed by one Ebay seller to be 1965. Photos 6 & 7 show the same jack but without the castellated pin retainer. The pot is dated 59. It was found in the toolkit of a 1961 Healey 3000.

See entries for the Shelley 6 INCH DL, 7DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, later LJ225 below; King Dick B1077 and B1881 for other Healey Jacks.

This version was also supplied in the toolkit of MGA Deluxe 1600 and 1600 Mark II from July of 1960 (car number 93548) to the end of production. 3rd picture (from an MGA toolkit) courtesy of Barney Gaylord: http://www.mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/tf130.htm . Photos 6 & 7 show the same jack but without the castellated pin retainer. It was also found in the toolkit of a 1962 MGA Mk2 Deluxe.

For other MGA jacks see the Shelley LJ23 and King Dick B1077

Jack Handle Type:

The "Original MGA" by Clausager page 34 states that the handle was a straight single piece bar; and Anderson/ Moment  "Austin Healey Restoration Guide" page 133 says the handle was a straight 18" round bar and zinc plated. Photos 4 and 5 show an original toolkit from a New Zealand MGA and a road test photo from the MGA 1600 MKII launch. Both show the straight bar. Also, the entry of 27 September 2015 was an unrestored jack with an original zinc plated straight bar handle (final photo).

Year Dates Noted:

1959, 1961

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £167.80 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £85.88 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £172.98 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £127.72 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £113.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £150.11 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £189.71 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £194.09 - 12 sales

£149.74 paid on USA Ebay 7 February 2016 - no handle

£231.50 paid on UK Ebay 23 March 2016 - no handle

£119.46 paid on USA Ebay 1 May 2016 - no handle

£155.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 June 2016 - no handle

£385.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 June 2016 - no handle

£193.42 paid on USA Ebay 11 September 2016 - no handle

£52.51 paid on UK Ebay 2 October 2016 - no handle

£174.89 paid on UK Ebay 18 November 2016 - no handle

£79.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 November 2016 - with handle

£200.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 February 2017 - no handle

£87.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 February 2017 - NH

£310.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 April 2017 - WH

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Reinforced Collar - Austin Healey

Description:

This later version of the LJ225 has the reinforcing collar around the jack handle hole as mentioned in the narrative above.  It carries the serial CA311 on the yoke.

Dave Breneman supplied the 3rd photo showing the original box, carrying the part number AHH 5986.

The fourth photo shows the the same jack in what appears to be an original cream colour, although I would add that the inside of the pot is red. Is there another car in the mid to late 60s that could have used this variant? The picture also shows another anomaly, with the CA311 casting in large font on the left side of the handle hole (same as the third photo), whereas the first two photos show smaller casting letters and numbers on the right side. Photo courtesy of Ken Fleming.

Applicable Vehicles:

According to the Austin-Healey Concours Originality Guide, it is appropriate for all 3000 Mark III (series BJ8). The first 2 photographs were supplied by Healey owner John McElrath. The jack shows its original paint, being unrestored. See entries for the Shelley 6 INCH DL, 7DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, earlier LJ225 above; King Dick B1077 and B1881 for other Healey Jacks.

There is no data to support this version ever being supplied with the MGA 1600.

Jack Handle Type:

The jack handle is 18" long and 1/2" diameter.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £284.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £137.49 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = No sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £172.04 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £228.36 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £191.34 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = No sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £200.01 - 6 sales

£175.40 paid on USA Ebay 9 January 2016 - no handle

£134.56 paid on USA Ebay 21 August 2016 - no handle

£121.25 paid on USA Ebay 2 October 2016 - no handle

£122.86 paid on USA Ebay 29 October 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Not Known Which Vehicle

Description:

This version differs from the MGA/Healey variant above, having the 'U' jacking point instead of the normal 'L'. It was found by the owner in a 1949 MGTC toolkit. However, Shelley did not label their jacks by the prefix 'LJ' until after 1952 so it would not have been original equipment. Of interest it is painted in grey, a colour used by both Jaguar and AC. I would welcome more information.  Many thanks to Bob Woodburn for the photo and information.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not Known.

Jack Handle Type:

The jack handle is 18" long and 1/2" diameter.

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 (Mini)

Description:

This version of the LJ225 has what I refer to as a 'droop snoot'.  It only retracts to 6 1/2", leaving some of the screw exposed as shown in the photo.   All markings are on the pot body. It has a small horizontal casting labelled 'SHELLEY'; below which, vertically cast is 'LJ225', plus a 2 digit date stamp. On the other side is horizontal cast 'CA265', below which is 'BH' and then cast vertically is 'PROV PAT'.  My photo.

The 2nd and 3rd photos show an optional levelling bracket, making me believe that this jack was supplied with the early Austin and Morris Mini-Minor. Photos courtesy of Bob (dirtybiker121 - Ebay vendor).

The 4th photo shows the relevant page from the Morris Mini-Minor handbook dated 1963. The levelling bracket is indicated as A - My photo.

Applicable Vehicles.

This jack was supplied with the Morris Mini Minor Mk1. and the Morris Mini Van (1961) The Mk1 was also supplied with the Metallifacture cantilever jack and the BTC and  Shelley sidelift jack. The Shelley sidelift jack continued to be supplied with later cars until Rover supplied its own jacks; see Rover Mini.

See the Vehicle Jack database for other Austin/Morris/BMC/Rover Mini jacks

An Austin Healey concours expert advises me that it was not supplied with the Austin Healey.  Also, MGA experts say it was not supplied with the MGA.  This version will not fit under either car with a deflated tyre due to the excess height of the main screw when fully retracted, as shown in the photo.  This jack continues to achieve good prices on Ebay, probably through mistaken identity and incorrect advertising.

These Jacks are frequently converted to the Jaguar E-Type specification with a remanufactured 3-stage screw. Accordingly they often achieve far higher prices than would normally be expected for a Mini jack. See the E-Type LJ225 below.

Jack Handle Type:

A straight 18" bar or possibly one that is 13" long to a 45 degree bend, then another 1.5" (as shown in 5th photo).

Year Dates Noted:

1950, 1951, 1959, 1961

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2008 = £80.62 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £61.62 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £58.17 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £113.06 - 11 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £107.23 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £96.20 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £179.22 - 11 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £330.58 - 6 sales

£320.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 January 2016 - NH

£411.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 January 2016 - NH

£350.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 February 2016 - NH

£274.89 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2016 - NH

£199.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 April 2016 - WH

£239.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 June 2016 - NH

£113.77 paid on UK Ebay 3 September 2016 - NH

£102.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 September 2016 - NH

£180.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 September 2016 - NH

£127.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2016 - NH

£87.77 paid on UK Ebay 20 October 2016 - NH

£63.85 paid on USA Ebay 3 December 2016 - NH

£161.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 February 2017 - NH

£121.96 paid on USA Ebay 3 April 2017 - NH

£156.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 May 2017 - NH

 

 

 

Now identified for the Morris Mini Traveller Mk1

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Mini - Later Version with Reinforced Gusset

Description:

This is another version of the LJ225 droop snoot.  It succeeds the one above, having a reinforcing gusset on the top side of the winding mechanism. It only retracts to 6 1/2", leaving some of the screw exposed as shown in the photo.   All markings are on the pot body. It has a small horizontal casting labelled 'SHELLEY'; below which, vertically cast is 'LJ225', plus a 2 digit date stamp. On the other side is horizontal cast 'CA265', below which is 'BH' and then cast vertically is 'PROV PAT'. Photo courtesy of Shaun at CarSpares.

The second and third photos show that the levelling extension was also supplied with this jack for some car types. This particular extension is bent and is not seated correctly.

Applicable Vehicles.

Supplied with the Morris Mini Minor Traveller Mk1 - (confirmed by a 1962 owner as original equipment).

For all Minis see: Shelley LJ225 (Mini) Shelley LJ225 (Trav) Metallifacture (M)  Shelley Sidelift  BTC Side Lift Metallifacture Rover Mini BMC Mini Mayfair 1959 Mini

These Jacks are frequently converted to the Jaguar E-Type specification with a remanufactured 3-stage screw. Accordingly they often achieve far higher prices than would normally be expected for a Mini jack. See the E-Type LJ225 below.

Jack Handle Type:

A straight 18" bar.

Year Dates Noted:

1961

Value:  NH = No Handle as from June 2015
Average price paid in 2013 = £114.75 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £296.31 - 12 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £341.21 - 8 sales

£331.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 January 2016 - NH

£200.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 January 2016 - NH

£395.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 February 2016 - NH

£196.26 paid on USA Ebay 22 February 2016 - NH

£255.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 February 2016 - NH

£390.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016 - NH

£343.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 April 2016 - NH

£770.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 May 2016 - NH

£329.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 June 2016 - NH

£249.99 paid on UK Ebay 15 September 2016 - NH

£346.89 paid on UK Ebay 6 October 2016 - NH

£194.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 February 2017 - WH

£112.60 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2017 - WH

 

NH - No Handle

WH - With Handle

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Jaguar E-Type - Early Version (no rib)

Description:

This LJ225 droop snoot jack was supplied with early E-Type Jaguars. It is a 3 stage screw jack unlike all other LJ225 jacks above which were just 2-stage. The first photo shows refurbished jacks, probably with new screws. They have LJ225 61 on the one side and CA265 with BH underneath on the other side.  The owner of the photo is Kevin Read. He noted that when his company restored E-Type Jaguar Chassis No 1 RHD Fixed Head; and Chassis No 4 RHD Drop Head, they both had this style of jack with them before they started the restoration.

Not all of these early versions were dated. The original one in the second picture had no date. It sold for £1865.00 in January 2016.

This jack or the ribbed gusset one in the next entry was supplied with the first 4972 E-Types as follows:- 

Right Hand Drive OTS:  850001 to 850548.

Left Hand Drive OTS:  875001 to 877518.

Right hand Drive FHC: 860001 to 860660.

Left Hand Drive FHC: 885001 to 886246.

After that all E-Types were supplied with a scissor jack made by METALLIFACTURE.  For completeness, a picture of one of the Metallifacture variants is shown here.

Data courtesy of Roger Payne in Australia. 

Roger has also recently (Oct 2016) provided me with the following update: "Over the 14 months of Shelley jack use by Jaguar, the very first examples had a BASE that was date coded LJ225 59, followed by undated LJ225, then finally date coded LJ225 61. Indeed, only the very earliest E-types, up to about May 1961 build, had these LJ225 59 dated bases, so I suspect a prototype small batch only given the very few E-types were actually made/delivered before July 1961".

Roger also states the best colour code is RAL7030 STONE GREY. I have also been give Rustoleum Winter Grey by another source.

I have been informed that Richard Smith of RM & J Smith Ltd has the original tooling for this jack.

Applicable Vehicles:

Early Jaguar E-Types.

Jack Handle Type:

Straight 3/8" bar, 18" long.

Year Dates Noted:

1961

Value:

£1,865.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 January 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Jaguar E-Type - Later Version Jack With Gusset

Description:

This LJ225 droop snoot version has a reinforcing gusset to the winder ratchet wheel on top of the snoot. It is also a 3 stage screw jack, unlike all other LJ225 variants which are 2-stage.  The jacking lifting pad is a cube. It is the follow-on jack to the one above for the early Jaguar E-Type.  It was always painted grey as shown in the photo. This jack was not always dated.

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack (or the one in the above entry) was supplied with the first 4972 Jaguar E-Types as follows:- 

Right Hand Drive OTS:  850001 to 850548.

Left Hand Drive OTS:  875001 to 877518.

Right hand Drive FHC: 860001 to 860660.

Left Hand Drive FHC: 885001 to 886246.

After that all E-Types were supplied with a scissor jack made by METALLIFACTURE.  For completeness, a picture of one of the Metallifacture variants is shown here.

Data courtesy of Roger Payne in Australia. 

Roger has also provided me with the following update: "Over the 14 months of Shelley jack use by Jaguar, the very first examples had a BASE that was date coded LJ225 59, followed by undated LJ225, then finally date coded LJ225 61. Indeed, only the very earliest E-types, up to about May 1961 build, had these LJ225 59 dated bases, so I suspect a prototype small batch only given the very few E-types were actually made/delivered before July 1961".

Roger also states the best colour code is RAL7030 STONE GREY. I have also been give Rustoleum Winter Grey by another source.

Jack Handle Type:

Straight 3/8" bar, 18" long.

Year Dates Noted:

1961. Later ones no date

Value:

£845.10 paid on USA Ebay 11 March 2013

£930.00 paid privately February 2015

£1,152.39 paid on USA Ebay 13 February 2015

£1,103.00 paid on USA Ebay 21 October 2015 - no handle

£1,664.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 February 2016 - with handle

£1,100.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 February 2016 - with handle

£1,420.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 June 2016 - no handle

£779.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 January 2017 - no handle

£421.26 paid on USA Ebay 30 April 2017 - no handle

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ225 - Not Known Which Vehicle

Description:

This LJ225 is a twin screw jack that has a cradle shaped jacking point.  It also has a strengthening gusset to the ratchet pin. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not Known.

Jack Handle Type:

A straight 20" bar.

Year Dates Noted:

1961

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £100.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £80.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = £37.62 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = £51.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = £156.40 - 1 sale

£436.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 January 2016 - no handle

£281.11 paid on UK Ebay 31 March 2016 - NH

£300.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 April 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ250

Description:

The jack is 8" tall fully retracted. It looks much the same as the LJ210, LJ215 and LJ256.  However the LJ215 is heavier duty to the LJ250, having a base diameter of 4.75" compared to 4" with the LJ250.

The LJ210, LJ215, LJ250 and LJ256 may have been issued to some Land Rovers. The spares list for the Series 2 shows the jack as being a ratchet type. See second photo. The list also states a Metallifacture ratchet jack. I have no information on this one. Can anyone help out?

Applicable Vehicles:

Claimed by a Land Rover enthusiast to be for Land Rover Series 1, 2 and 2A. More information required.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo, 36" long, 9/16" diameter.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £4.95 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £12.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £7.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = £6.65 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £9.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = £9.83 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £14.77 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £22.50 - 2 sales

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 January 2016 - no handle

£8.50 paid on UK Ebay 1 April 2016 - no handle

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 April 2016 - no handle

£35.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 April 2016 - no handle

£27.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 April 2016 - no handle

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 April 2016 - no handle

£31.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 July 2016 - with handle

£70.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 October 2016 - with handle

£30.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 January 2017 - with handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ256

Description:

Similar to the LJ210, LJ215 and LJ250 above. My photos. However the LJ215 is heavier duty to the LJ250, having a base diameter of 4.75" compared to 4" with the LJ250.

The LJ210, LJ215, LJ250 and LJ256 may have been issued to some Land Rovers. The spares list for the Series 2 shows the jack as being a ratchet type. See second photo. The list also states a Metallifacture ratchet jack. I have no information on this one. Can anyone help out?

Applicable Vehicles:

Claimed by a Land Rover enthusiast to be for Land Rover Series 1, 2 and 2A. More information required.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£5.00 paid at an antique fair in Lancashire May 06

£80.00 paid in a private USA sale March 2015

£22.51 paid on UK Ebay 17 January 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

Shelley Tangye LJ263

Description:

The jack measures 7.5" retracted and 15.5" extended. It weighs 10.5 lbs. It is dual screw. The handle drive is 5/8" cross section, unlike the LJ264 below which is 3/4". The jack base is curved across its width, presumably allowing it to tilt slightly during the vehicle lifting process. Photos courtesy of Mike Nicholls.

My own LJ263 also has the code 9.D.15 cast into the right hand gusset of the bottom photo.  This appears to be in a similar sequence to another jack listed above.  I am trying to ascertain if these codes are for land Rover jacks.  All information welcome.

For comparison the third photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ 263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

A Land Rover Series 2A owner offers the following good suggestion why the LJ263 and LJ264 have curved bases: "Land Rover used a ‘transmission hand brake’ which allowed braking to be done on all four wheels (as long as the 4WD was selected).  The problem with this is that the vehicle could rock forwards and backwards as the slack in the drive train was taken up. If the Jack had a flat base it could end up with a knife edge touching the ground, whereas with the Tangye the jack would tilt with the vehicle and remain safe."

Applicable Vehicles:

We are researching if this jack is for the Land Rover. The size of the handle drive hole is smaller than all other Shelley jacks that have so far been identified for these vehicles. Please contact me if you have some authoritative information.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in last 3 photos. The jack handle may have been supplied in 3 versions. The single section handle is 30 inches long. The 2-section handle has a 23.75 inch long bottom section and a 19.25 inch top section. The 3-section (last picture) comprises 3 rods, each approx 24" long. The middle section can be omitted if needed. The wooden cross piece is 12 inches long.

Year Dates Noted:

8-76, 8-78

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2008 = £28.35 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £43.94 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £37.31 - 12 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £36.42 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £29.73 - 20 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £28.46 - 18 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £44.87 - 18 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £38.90 - 24 sales

£18.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 January 2016 - NH

£35.01 paid on UK Ebay 11 January 2016 - WH

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 January 2016 - NH

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 17 February 2016 - NH

£15.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2016 - NH

£5.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 February 2016 - NH

£16.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 March 2016 - WH

£19.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 April 2016 - WH

£15.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 April 2016 - NH

£15.27 paid on UK Ebay 16 April 2016 - NH

£42.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 May 2016  - WH

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 May 2016 - NH

£36.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 May 2016 - WH

£94.88 paid on UK Ebay 3 July 2016 - WH

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 July 2016 - WH

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 January 2017 - NH

£23.90 paid on UK Ebay 10 July 2016 - NH

£4.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 August 2016 - NH

£55.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 August 2016 - NH

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 September 2016 - NH

£142.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 December 2016 - WH

£11.50 paid on UK Ebay 25 December 2016 - NH

£24.99 paid on UK Ebay 22 January 2017 - NH

£7.01 paid on UK Ebay 25 January 2017 - NH

£20.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 February 2017 - NH

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 8 April 2017 - NH

£20.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2017 - NH

£8.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 June 2017 - NH

£21.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 June 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley Tangye LJ264

Description:

The jack measures 7.75" retracted and 15.5" extended. the handle drive hole is 3/4" square.

For comparison the fourth photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

A Land Rover Series 2A owner offers the following good suggestion why the LJ263 and LJ264 have curved bases: "Land Rover used a ‘transmission hand brake’ which allowed braking to be done on all four wheels (as long as the 4WD was selected).  The problem with this is that the vehicle could rock forwards and backwards as the slack in the drive train was taken up. If the Jack had a flat base it could end up with a knife edge touching the ground, whereas with the Tangye the jack would tilt with the vehicle and remain safe."

Applicable Vehicles:

Series 2A circa 1971.

Series 3 Land Rover circa 1981.

Land Rover (Defender) 90 from 1983.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in last 3 photos. The jack handle may have been supplied in 2 versions. The single section handle is 30 inches long. The 2-section handle has a 23.75 inch long bottom section and a 19.25 inch top section. The wooden cross piece is 12 inches long.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2010 = £6.83 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £53.77 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £37.41 - 6 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £32.29 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £25.88 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £0.99 - 1 sale

£20.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 May 2016 - NH

£40.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 August 2016 - WH

£65.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 August 2016 - WH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 August 2016 - NH

£65.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2017 - NH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 May 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ265

Description:

The jack measures 7.75" retracted and 15.5" extended.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£0.99 paid on UK Ebay 6 November 2010

£3.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2015

 

 

 

 

Shelley LJ280

Description:

Similar to the LJ210, LJ250 and LJ256 above but with a plain jacking saddle as shown in the LJ264 top photo. Photo shows my LJ255 with an airbrushed saddle jacking point. I am wondering if the vendor of the LJ280 mistook the 5 of an LJ250 for an 8.  That said the saddle could suggest the different number.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

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