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by nwav8tor
Jun 1st, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?
Replies: 18
Views: 17176

Re: Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?

Tim, Would you say it's possible to lift the engine and transmission out of the frame (body still attached) using one or two 1-ton chain fall(s) if the beam the fall(s) was(were) attached to was sturdy enough? If so I might just get two chain falls rather than the engine lift - still undecided... Paul
by nwav8tor
May 31st, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?
Replies: 18
Views: 17176

Re: Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?

Thanks for all the input guys!

I was looking at the 1-ton because I had a coupon listing it at almost 1/2 price - but unfortunately I can no longer find the damn coupon. The 2-ton is only $40 more than the 1-ton, is it worth it when I really only plan on doing the one corvette?
by nwav8tor
May 30th, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?
Replies: 18
Views: 17176

Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?

Still outfitting my garage for the upcoming restoration and was wondering how big of an engine lift should I get. Will a 1 ton unit be adequate? It is rated at 1 ton if the extendable arm is fully retracted, but reduces to 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ton as the arm is extended out... How much does a '71 coupe ...
by nwav8tor
May 20th, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: NCRS or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 6639

Re: NCRS or not?

I went through this same thought process myself years ago. What my research and thinking arrived at was I decided to make the car what I wanted it to be, but keep all critical items needed if I wanted to return it to NCRS quality, like the engine block, transmission, alternator, interior details, w...
by nwav8tor
May 15th, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who didn't see this coming?
Replies: 8
Views: 5135

Re: Who didn't see this coming?

Who knows? Maybe there will be some sort of loophole in the new plans I can use to enroll my 40 year-old vette and use the "benefits" to get her healthy again!!!!! LOL
by nwav8tor
May 15th, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corvette concept - Have you guys seen this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3684

Re: Corvette concept - Have you guys seen this?

Looks sweet! What would that be, a C9?
by nwav8tor
May 15th, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: What does this knob do?
Replies: 4
Views: 4656

Re: What does this knob do?

On a 1972, there would be three knob-like devices under the steering wheel. Two are plastic cylinders and one would be an actual knob you can turn. The cylinders are vacuum overrides--one will open the wiper panel and the other will raise the headlights. Just pull those down to activate. Once activ...
by nwav8tor
May 15th, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: NCRS or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 6639

Re: NCRS or not?

No, I haven't tried starting it yet. When I visited it, I could barely open the doors enough to peak inside! When I do finally get her to my garage, I do think I'll try to start the engine and drive it a bit after checking the fuel and braking systems and lubing the pistons/checking for free rotatio...
by nwav8tor
May 12th, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: NCRS or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 6639

Re: NCRS or not?

Good luck with whatever you decide. In the meantime have fun driving it! :cool: Man, I sure wish I could drive it. Once I get it across country, if it's in any sort of drivable condition after it's 20+ year "banishment" in that shed, I'd sure love to drive it some before starting the restoration!
by nwav8tor
May 12th, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Look what the delivery man brought me today!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Look what the delivery man brought me today!!!

...can't wait for the updates!