Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online Now
13 registered members (bmgermany, John07, taffy, John V6, Paul F, JohnHarris, M3W55, MJF, Cuna2016, mph, Rovert, Hamwich, kankeL), 147 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 351
John V6 310
TBM 165
Peter J 139
Newest Topics
1992 plus 6!
by nick w. 04/03/21 03:23 PM
Royal Mail again.
by DaveW. 04/03/21 02:07 PM
Moving seat belt mount?
by TBM. 04/03/21 11:35 AM
Bangers & Cash
by Ian Wegg. 04/03/21 10:04 AM
Air Filters..What can you still get?
by NickCW. 04/03/21 09:06 AM
Not too bad, this landing of SN10.
by Heinz. 04/03/21 02:21 AM
Stolen! 4 seater DHC
by morgan_75. 04/03/21 12:32 AM
Latest Photos
Some pics
More Lock-Down slides
Gearbox oil check 2nd attempt at pics
Checking gear box oil
French collection
Newest Members
Rosenlid, Chiltern, Gorgounet, Dinko, Garagehelp
7397 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics40,621
Posts678,806
Members7,397
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
Alexuels, HBPH, ticktock
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Car Lift advice and thoughts #684524
22/01/21 07:18 AM
22/01/21 07:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 879
UK
BuyBritish Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular
BuyBritish  Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 879
UK
Hi TM Folk currently looking at improving my workshop and purchase a lift.

Of interest is the lift as supplied by holden see here

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/car_lift_e_z_mobile_for_home_and_professional_use




Rob Davies
Morgan 3 Wheeler 1934 MX
Morgan Series 1 1947
Morgan +4 1956 TR4
Morgan +4 2000 T16 Rov
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684526
22/01/21 07:28 AM
22/01/21 07:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,723
Gloucestershire, UK
Hamwich Online content
Needs to Get Out More!
Hamwich  Online Content
Needs to Get Out More!

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,723
Gloucestershire, UK
I've got a Strongman Tamar, I'm very pleased with it. The main beams align nicely with the chassis rails on a trad morgan so there's no need to use the swinging arms.

When it's up you have full access to the underside of the engine and the rear axle. The only bit you can't get to very easily is the centre section, but as there's nothing really there that needs working on it doesn't bother me, you can still get to the bolts to remove the seats for example.

[Linked Image]


Last edited by Hamwich; 22/01/21 07:35 AM. Reason: More info

Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684527
22/01/21 07:45 AM
22/01/21 07:45 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 754
North Somerset, UK
Deejay Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
Deejay  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 754
North Somerset, UK
Only my opinion, but although I can readily appreciate the advantages of a professional lift where you can stand under the car, I fail to see much benefit in a lift which only takes it up a couple of feet, so you still have to belly under it. Virtually every routine maintenance job that needs to be done, can easily and safely be performed with a trolly jack and axle stands. However, I concede that it could be useful if doing a rebuild from scratch or on the rare occasions when all four wheels need to come off. Might there be better things to spend over £1600 on?


Doug

2011 +4 in Rich Maroon
1972 750 “ComDom” sprinter
1958 Triton 650
1992 Triumph Trophy 900
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684530
22/01/21 08:13 AM
22/01/21 08:13 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,937
Northants, UK
TBM Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
TBM  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,937
Northants, UK
I have to work on my front drive, so most options are not available. However I did fork out and buy some of those adjustable car ramps - the sort you drive on, and then jack up.

Realised that 99% of Morgan jobs require the wheels off, so they're still in the garden in the original boxes......


1972 4/4 4 seater - 3G Morganeer
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: Deejay] #684532
22/01/21 08:22 AM
22/01/21 08:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,723
Gloucestershire, UK
Hamwich Online content
Needs to Get Out More!
Hamwich  Online Content
Needs to Get Out More!

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,723
Gloucestershire, UK
Originally Posted by Deejay
I fail to see much benefit in a lift which only takes it up a couple of feet, so you still have to belly under it.


I agree for the low-rise lifts, but I think the mid-rise versions give a good compromise. I was restricted to an internal ceiling height of 2.5m when I built my garage (planning permission issues in an AONB) so I couldn't go full-height, but I can happily sit or kneel under mine which is fine.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684534
22/01/21 08:46 AM
22/01/21 08:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 624
Chester, UK
Grumpy2 Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
Grumpy2  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 624
Chester, UK
I have one of these which I bought second hand from a dispersal sale

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-mrs3-scissor-lift/?v=79cba1185463

Beauty of this one is the clear access through the centre section to working own gearboxes, exhausts or prop shaft is unhindered. I have a small wheeled seat and I can work very comfortably on most parts either sitting or standing.

If you can get hold of one like I did then I would highly recommend it. I paid £1000 for the lifter and a sealey industrial welder, so estimate the lifter cost about £800 which was a bargain as the price included delivery.


94 plus 8 in Westminster Green - I think!
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: Deejay] #684535
22/01/21 08:56 AM
22/01/21 08:56 AM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,820
London
MOG 615 Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
MOG 615  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,820
London
Originally Posted by Deejay
Only my opinion, but although I can readily appreciate the advantages of a professional lift where you can stand under the car, I fail to see much benefit in a lift which only takes it up a couple of feet, so you still have to belly under it. Virtually every routine maintenance job that needs to be done, can easily and safely be performed with a trolly jack and axle stands. However, I concede that it could be useful if doing a rebuild from scratch or on the rare occasions when all four wheels need to come off. Might there be better things to spend over £1600 on?


On a Morgan with a V engine almost any task at the bottom side of car becomes MUCH easier. On axle stands I can only get to about 25/30 cms off the deck safely (or as safe as I would like when working underneath it!) A metre of clearance would make life so much easier and comfortable for access to the gearbox filler, the handbrake pivot , the rear axle, the adjustable shocks on my SSL rear suspension to name but a few tasks. I just wish I had the headroom to install one in my garage.


Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684540
22/01/21 09:28 AM
22/01/21 09:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,375
Staffordshire
IvorMog Offline
Has a lot to Say!
IvorMog  Offline
Has a lot to Say!

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,375
Staffordshire
I bought a tilting scissor lift a while ago and have been very happy with it.

Can now get Mog up to a good working height in less than 30 minutes and if I need the garage floor for something else I just wheel it out of the way and tie it upright against the wall.

One downside for some is that the car can't be driven over it so it needs to be wheeled under. I.e. probably needs a double garage to make life easy.

I am quite happy working on my back with a good creeper and this gives plenty of height to do everything including dropping the petrol tank out from underneath.

I've linked below to an earlier thread and to the make of lift I bought. I notice it's on offer at the moment. Other makes are available.

CJ Autos, Tilting Lift

Tilting Lift Thread

[Linked Image]


Bob

1999 4/4 2 litre Zetec
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684572
22/01/21 11:58 AM
22/01/21 11:58 AM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 3,721
Essex
Burgundymog Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
Burgundymog  Offline
Talk Morgan Addict

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 3,721
Essex
Speak to Cain, the one he bought secondhand was cheaper than that and you can walk under it.


Keith
2013 narrow bodied + 4 Ruby.
Re: Car Lift advice and thoughts [Re: BuyBritish] #684579
22/01/21 12:13 PM
22/01/21 12:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 879
UK
BuyBritish Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular
BuyBritish  Offline OP
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 879
UK
I like the tilt and the price is amazing, only problen is if you have a single garage you cannot drive over it nor slide it in place....


Rob Davies
Morgan 3 Wheeler 1934 MX
Morgan Series 1 1947
Morgan +4 1956 TR4
Morgan +4 2000 T16 Rov
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  TalkMorgan 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1