[Healeys] Lift for Healeys

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Oct 14 09:01:12 MDT 2018

Thanks for all the input, guys. Not surprisingly, the opinions were 
pretty much evenly split since both 2- and 4-post have advantages. I'm 
leaning towards a 4-post, since most of the work will be oil changes, 
bleeding brakes, etc. But, I think I'll spring for (at least) one of the 
scissor jacks for when I do need to do suspension work. Of course, I'll 
need an oil drain and some other toys/accessories.

Space isn't an issue; my dad built a large 'barn'--that's what it's 
shaped like, and what we call it--but it's really a large shop (a county 
bureaucrat realized it wasn't for agricultural use, and assessed extra 
fees accordingly). I think the ceilings are about 20', and it has 3 
smaller and one large roll-up door. Here's a shot taken long ago, when 
we had a little party, with most of the local FD in attendance, to start 
the fire engine for the first time.


On 10/13/2018 4:47 PM, Richard Collins wrote:
> I use a Revolutionary 4 post for work on my BN7 and storage. The 2 post causes the suspension to hang and is not good for storage. Also the 4poster has drip pans which helps protect the cars below. Quick Jacks are also convenient if your garage isn’t high or long enough for a 4 poster. I would only get a two post as my second lift.
> Regards,
> Richard C
>> On Oct 13, 2018, at 11:20 AM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I need to get a lift in order to get under the various vehicles I now have to maintain for myself and my mother (and bury the not-to-code and ridiculously dangerous grease pit my dad installed many years ago).  In watching all the various car shows, it seems the two-post variety is the most popular, but the drive-on four-post might be the most convenient (except when you need to remove the wheels, obviously, or raise one of the tractors).  So, I'm leaning toward the 2-post--any and all suggestions on brand (American-made preferred) and size accepted--but I'm concerned about supporting a Big Healey at four points on their famously flimsy chassis rails.  What are you all using?  Any issues lifting a Healey by the chassis (assuming it's not fully swiss-cheesed)?
>> Thanks,
>> Bob

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