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(3)I need a lift! (fwd)
Of course! Just as soon as I admit being a Bozo, (Ok, ok, you could at least
have the decency to *feign* surprise) to the world at large,
guess what comes in the mail...
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From: CMXK95A@prodigy.com ( BARNEY BETTILYON)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 1994 13:17:24 EST
Subject: Re: (3)I need a lift!
The Good News:
Okay, I retrieved my latest copy of AUTOWEEK (Oct. 31, 1994) and, sure
enough, right there on page 44 is an ad for both an "M4 Service Lift" and a
"T6 Service Lift".
The Bad News is that I called these guys and found out the following:
The M4 is a "Drive On" type lift. Great for changing oil and messing around
under the car, but absolutely no good for suspension work, dropping out an
engine, corner balancing, or anything else requiring a free-floating suspension.
The T6 is a 3-legged gizmo, hooked together with 3 permanently affixed
steel beams in the shape of a "T". these have sliding pads on them that go
under the chassis pick up points, one on each side, and one on either the
front or rear depending on how the car is driven onto the lift. While this
does allow for free floating suspension, trying to find a solid spot for
the third pick up point will likely be a problem. Too, this layout will not
allow you to work on both ends of the car at the same time as the third
beam will always be in the way.
Anyhow, thanks for your help. BTW, yours was the only reply I received.
Kinda makes one wonder how many P-Philers are *REALLY* into messing with
If you see anything else let me know...I'll do the same.
PS: There is a lift advertised in the latest issue of GRASSROOTS, but it
has the same drawbacks as "T4" above.
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