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 1M rod needed to be installed from the rear of the hoist. I did not have this much clearance. To solve the issue, I cut the T-piece off the rod with an angle grinder and drilled out the bit of rod left in the hole. […]

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 to get the 560SEC inside.

While the unlock rod is not working I can manually unlock the hoist if I need to. I was able to position the hoist at the height setting I’ll likely be using it and park the 250SE underneath.

The […]

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 sized car requires two people, even on a flat concrete floor. It is much easier to push a car without the jacks if it is moving in a straight line.

My expectation was that I would be able to push a regular size car around […]

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 quite heavy, but straightforward to get mounted. A hydraulic fitting needs to be screwed into the motor so it can drive the hoists hydraulic cylinder. The hydraulic fluid chamber also must be filled. The motor can be mounted either at the front or back of […]

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 pillar. The presence of the centre pillar would have made it difficult to get some other spots to the left of where the hoist is to go.

The idea was to be able to take a 4th car for storage and still have room for […]

560SEC Upcoming Projects

I’ve been preparing for the next round of improvement projects for the 560SEC. The most important is the Timing Chain and Valve Stem seals. I’m not going to do this job myself and am hoping to save a little labour cost by having both the stem seals and the chain done at the same time. I had previously checked the Timing chain and while it looked like it had been replaced before, the guides were getting quite old.

The parts below are all that is needed to perform this job. On the top row from the left the first are […]