[E-Type] Car lift question

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.–
Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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I have an Auto Lifters 4-poster (Model M6) and love it. Send me an
e-mail off list and I’ll fill you in + photos & a video tape.

Mike O’___________________________________

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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 3:57 PM
Subject: [E-Type] Car lift question.

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.

Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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Hi Ralph:
I have both type of lift.
The four post is easy to use, but is more difficult to work on brakes and
wheels. The two post is great for all types of work but I don’t feel to safe
with a E-type.
Richard Herting
XK120
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: [E-Type] Car lift question.

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.

Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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Ralph,

I don’t have one. My garage ceiling is way too low, so that helps keep my
lift lust in check. What is the primary reason you want one? Are you
looking to park another car underneath, or is servicing the vehicle the
main thing? Or both, perhaps.

-Steve Trovato
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At 10:57 PM 4/4/03 +0200, rknutsen@comcast.net wrote:

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective.

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I have a Stinger four post lift and use it all the time. I don’t
consider it a luxury any more, since it has become an integral part of
my shop. I have put each of my cars on it at one time or another. I only
have 428 more oil changes and lube jobs before the break even mark.

Len W

rknutsen@comcast.net wrote:

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.

Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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In reply to a message from Steven Trovato sent Fri 4 Apr 2003:

The main reason is for servicing, more space is an added plus, I
have an MGB that would tuck away nicely under the E. I am leaning
to the drive on. The only disadvantage I see, is when doing
suspension/brake work, as mentioned, but they have jack platforms
when needed. Also have looked at the portable units, but they
won’t help with storage, unless its a go-cart.–
Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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I have an autolifters drive-on lift and my most recent post on the pros,
cons and installation issues was in the xj forum. See

One point that I made in the above post that I cannot emphasize enough is
the desirability of adjustable (from side-to-side) ramps for a narrow track
e-type. In the stock configuration of my lift, the car has to be precisely
driven onto the ramps in order to obtain an inch or so of clearance between
the inside of the tire and the inside edge of the ramp. I plan to drill new
holes to allow adjustment of the ramps, but there are some lifts that come
with adjustable ramps and I would certainly consider that a valuable
feature.

Jim
66 OTS

note: I made a similar post earlier today that didn’t seem to go through.
If it did/does, sorry for the duplication.

SNIP
Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.

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In reply to a message from James M. Frey sent Sat 5 Apr 2003:

Jim,
Did you happen to notice that in the page for the
AutoLift ‘‘Tilt-Lift’’, the car on the lift in most of the pictures
is an E-type FHC?
For only $995, the Tilt-Lift looks like a pretty good deal, as
long as your goal is not increased storage (unless your car is a
really low low-rider)–
Ray Livingston
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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saw on of these at an auto show last summer, I liked it, bought one & am
really happy with it
http://www.kwiklift.com/index.htm
raises car 20 inches easy to get under with a creeper & easy to store
no affiliations, just happy with it----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: [E-Type] Car lift question.

Does anyone own one and use it on their E-Type. I have been
considering purchase, but cannot decide if either the drive-on or
arm type units would be most effective. Any comments or
experiences appreciated.

Ralph Knutsen
Pine Beach/NJ, United States
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Ray,

Yes, they have used that car in their ads for at least a few years now so
I’m guessing its owned by an employee or owner. Hey, maybe they have a
special e-type owner discount!

In addition to the Tilt-Lift, I also like the Low Rise lift from Eagle,
model PAD-6000W. See
http://www.eagleequip.com/products/lifts/low_midrise/pad6000w.htm. Its a
few bucks more ($1349) but would give you the ability to do brake &
suspension work a bit more easily. Would be nice to have along with a
four-post. Hey, now there’s an idea!

Jim

SNIP
Did you happen to notice that in the page for the
AutoLift ‘‘Tilt-Lift’’, the car on the lift in most of the pictures
is an E-type FHC?
For only $995, the Tilt-Lift looks like a pretty good deal, as
long as your goal is not increased storage (unless your car is a
really low low-rider)–
Ray Livingston

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I have a Kwiklift. Had it about a year. It lifts the underside of the car
approx 3ft off the ground. It’s adjustable to allow for different car
widths/tracks and you can dismantle it relatively easily if you need to
transport it to a friends etc. A good buy for me because I have limited
headroom, just the usual 8ft.

Enjoyed everty minute and like any lift, it sure makes maintenance and
repair a LOT easier.

Les…'68 2+2 (Webers/MSD/Mallory/Outlaw Brakes)_________________________________________________________________
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Similar to what I have except mine is a drive up ramps, that raise the
vehicle 32" off the ground. I’ve had full size pick ups, XJ6s, 420s and of
course E Types on the ramps. Total pieces of the ramps total 8, four on each
side, 2 pieces on each side are level, and 2 pieces are angled to drive up
onto the level pieces. This systems is similar to what you might see at a
used car lot to display cars. A friend in MI used the ramps to drop the
engine down from his E. Total length is 25’ when all four pieces are laid
out end to end, but since there are four pieces and you only use the 2 per
side you can close the garage door and store the drive up pieces under the
car or ff to one side. Very stable and great for any under the car working.
Ron R. saw my system in 2002 when I helped him in my garage with his E just
prior to the Copperstate run and Bob S. in MI helped with the engine drop
when I lived in MI. Ramps are welded steel, weigh a bunch but are just
great to use when working on the car.
Mike & KoolKat 2/68 OTS----- Original Message -----
From: “George Shabatura” etype72@attbi.com
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Car lift question.

saw on of these at an auto show last summer, I liked it, bought one & am
really happy with it
http://www.kwiklift.com/index.htm
raises car 20 inches easy to get under with a creeper & easy to store
no affiliations, just happy with it

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