Drove to Tyler, Texas (@400 mile round trip) to pick it up this morning. One of the nicest old Dake's I've seen in awhile.....Other than being dirty & dry, It's in like new condition.
Greased the Ram after cleaning/scrubbing the dried-up grease off with alcohol along with spraying the spindle & ratcheting mechanism down with PB Blaster.....It now works like new!
I'm completely spoiled as I've had a Arbor Press available to me most of my career, Almost essential for quality/precise bushing & seal installation on automatic transmission builds. But also has many uses in general automotive repair. Like Starter bushings, Front cover seals, Valve cover/spark plug tube seals, OCV valve seals, PS pump shaft seals, U-joints, Carrier side bearings, Light duty wheel bearing service etc etc.
Got to plan out where it goes in the shop....