Hero Hoists Side by Side Parker Installation Part 4

The Hero Hoists Side by Side Parker is now installed and fully operational. The locking mechanism is now working, and I have put the E-Type on top. In the last part, I had the electrical connection hooked up and did the final adjustment.

The challenge I had with the locking mechanism was that a […]

Hero Hoists Side by Side Parker Installation Part 3

The Hoist is almost operational! The only thing left is to get the unlocking mechanism working. In part two I installed the motor and hydraulic lines. Yesterday an electrician connected up the hoist for me. After fixing a minor hydraulic leak I had a working hoist (sans unlock rod). This is timely as I needed […]

Product Review Update: SCA Hydraulic Vehicle Positioning Jack

Back in 2015 I did a review on the SuperCheap Auto Vehicle Positioning Jack. I had purchased a set of these during a SCA sale. Overall, I have mixed feelings about this purchase. The jacks are useful to move cars that are not running. The big challenge with them is that moving even a medium […]

Hero Hoists Side by Side Parker Installation Part 2

In Part 1, I had done the heavy lifting to get the Side by Side Parker installed. I have arranged an electrician to come and hook the hoist up on Wednesday. This gave me a deadline to get as much as I could before they arrive. Most importantly to mount the motor.

The motor is […]

Hero Hoists Side by Side Parker Installation Part 1

I help defray the costs of my workshop by renting some spaces for car storage. This was making the workshop quite cramped, especially with the addition of the 560SEC. Hero hoists offered an interesting four post hoist – a model that could lift two cars side by side and lift them both without the centre […]

The great shed tour of 2016

As you go to car shows and car club events, you realize that there are many more big car collections out there than you would expect. Not just celebrities like Jay Leno, but people who live in the same city as you who have extensive and interesting car collections. Friends of mine think I am […]

Product Review: SCA Hydraulic Vehicle Positioning Jack

Supercheap Auto had their hydraulic positioning Jack on sale ($162 e.a.) last week so I picked up a set for the garage. There are some parts of the Garage that are not easy to get cars in/out of, and I’ve also had situations such as with the 280CE where there are cars that are not […]

Light plane arrives at the garage!

In other news, an aeroplane fuselage arrived at the garage today. I’m storing it for a guy who plans to restore it some day. Apparently his father crashed it some time ago in Germany and he would like to restore it. He needs to work on the wings and engine first and needed a safe […]