I’m on the E-Type group, not the Jag Lumps group, but have done some
research on lifts and tilters for our cars. I’ve looked up and compared
the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each, located three
automobile tilter manufactues, and eventually chosen one tilter company
to get a tilter from.
I have published the finding on the Jag “Pub” list, where your “Lumps”
readers can find it. Also, following is a copy you may want to post. I
can be reached at @LLoyd_G_Nolan if anyone has questions or
want smore information.
LLoyd -caretaker 0f PrtyKty -
Automobile Tilter Update
For some time I have been looking for an easy and comfortable way to
get under my Jag for such things as cleaning, maintenance and painting.
There are two ways to do the job, one is to get a lift, and the other is
to get a tilter.
The lifts tend to come in a two thousand pound box, are expensive and
quite a chore to install. The tilters come in manageable size boxes
through UPS to your door, are a fraction of the cost, and can be easily
stored in the rafters of your garage when not in use.
I found three tilter producing companies in the US and Canada.
The first is Liqui-Tec Tilter in New Hampshire. (603) 598-8567. Their
tilter costs $1100., and can be powered with your electric hand drill.
The second is MPS International in Onterio. (519)455-9360. Their tilter
runs about $665. which includes adapters for 4 and 5 lug wheels, and the
Jag wire wheels. Jack not included.
The third is a new company in Tennesee called Accessible Sytems, Inc.
(423) 975-8907. Their tilter is about $550. with one set of adapters. It
is a heavier tilter, with a capacity of 6,000 pounds. Also, this tilter
will tilt a car in a one-stall width area. An optional jack is available
for about $350., or you can use a hoist or pulley system. This company,
run by Joel Johnson, did not have adapters for our Jag wire wheels at
the time, and after talking to Joel, I offered to help design and test
an adapter for the Jag wire wheel.
The hub we developed fits snugly but not tightly over the splines, and
is held away from crushing the splines by the machined ends of the hub.
Quite a design if I do say so myself. (Bragging mode on.)
I found Joel easy and fun to work with. He has a great ability to turn
ideas scratched on the back of an envelope into working machined
For more information you can contact me at @LLoyd_G_Nolan. A
FAQ and pictures can be seen at www.accessiblesystems.com/
LLoyd -caretaker of PrtyKty -