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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 12, 2017 11:21PM

New house has 12' ceiling in the garage so I can finally fit one. I picked this up today. Pic is from they guy I bought it from's garage - It'll be a month or so before I can set it up but it was too new and clean to pass up!

By the way, if you ever watch shark tank, the guy I bought it from was on the show and got a deal with Daymond for his 'Line Cutterz'. For any fishermen in the group, its a pretty slick tool!

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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(869 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 13, 2017 07:52AM

Good score Rob. Hope you and new house get along well. You'll enjoy this piece of equipment. Be careful.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1449 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 13, 2017 09:08AM

You are going to love it.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5606 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 13, 2017 10:21AM

You'll end up wondering how you ever did without it. Oh, and invest in a set of strap on knee pads or a mat.

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 13, 2017 12:02PM

Knne pads/mat... what for?

I do have old carpet sections that I've been using for when I've been working on the car when it was on jack stands.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1449 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: August 13, 2017 06:02PM

Rubber mat or pads is a good addition. I'm old...it hurts when I get on the floor to place the arms under the car or truck.

You can also use the rubber mat material to cushion the pads of the arms.

I also use duct tape on the floor for markers where the front wheel/rear axle of each car goes....makes it easier to line the car up for lifting.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1143 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 15, 2017 04:20PM

Great ideas everyone......Rob send info when you get a chance on the "Line Cutterz"
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This was my latest fish in Grants Pass OR a couple of weeks ago (35 lbs)(45 minutes to get in in the boat, great fish story behind the 45 min))....I know not car related but another hobby of mine and Robs. After the smoker it tasted great.



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Brenda likes the hobby also!!!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3450 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 16, 2017 09:37PM

Eating Salmon is a hobby of mine. :)

Line Cutterz

[www.linecutterz.com]


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(457 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: August 17, 2017 07:22PM

Nice addition to the garage, Rob. I've been lusting after one for awhile. Maybe I could drop by next time I need an oil change?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 17, 2017 11:42PM

Any time Rick!


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(457 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: August 18, 2017 11:49AM

Oil should be pretty warmed up when I'm done with the 2,500 mile drive!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 15, 2018 03:01PM

Wow! Can't believe it's been a year since I bought this. Took way longer than planned to get moved in; then had to deal with flood repairs. Lift is getting installed on Monday morning -- almost a year after I bought it!!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1143 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 17, 2018 12:36PM

Congrats getting it installed Monday. Life in the garage will be easier and man cave will just get better. :)


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: Charles
Date: June 17, 2018 10:13PM

Rob, the lift is going to change your life. No more crawling around on the floor like a lizard.

Happy for you.

Having lost everything to fire, twice. I think being flooded is worse. In a fire you just look at the mess, in a flood you have to start the cleanup and salvage what you can.

See you in Dayton.

charles


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 18, 2018 05:48PM

Whew! I was a little concerned about concrete thickness, never occurred to me to double check ceiling height!! There's almost 6 inches difference between house and lift drawings vs reality!!

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A.Ficalora
Andrew Ficalora
Austin, TX
(15 posts)

Registered:
06/17/2018 09:15PM

Main British Car:
1993 Mazda Miata LE 1.6L Inline 4

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: A.Ficalora
Date: June 18, 2018 11:39PM

Looks great! Is it operable yet? Looking forward to seeing it in action.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 19, 2018 09:35AM

Tested with temporary wiring. Need to permanently wire it. Plan to pick up some conduit this evening.



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2530 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 24, 2018 09:03AM

All wired up. For those of you with a lift, what lift points do you use? I've seen reference to (a) sills or (b) to front frame rails and forward most spring hanger for the rear. I'm thinking (b) is the better of the two. Assuming so, where would the rear lift points go if you're removing the springs?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5606 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 24, 2018 10:05AM

Ah well, that's the fun part isn't it?

Actually if there is no rust the sills, which have a vertical wall sandwiched inside, are more than capable of holding the weight of the car. The concern there is with possible folding of the bottom seam so you should avoid single point contact. On the front the inside frame rails are an obvious choice of course but a bit more difficult to reach. And of course the rear spring hangers are slanted which makes it tricky to lift there if removing springs. All the above can and do work, and I've even seen the arms put under the rear spring leafs though I don't recommend it.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3450 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Looky what I got :)
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 24, 2018 11:42AM

"...what lift points do you use??

If only I had that problem! ;)


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