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Old 10-26-2015, 08:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I no longer attempt to pick cars up. Last time I tried was on a Suzuki X-90. Not that I couldn't do it- I don't know if I can because lifting on the bumper broke the tail light which I had to buy and install. I stopped as soon as I heard the cracking.

Whoa- I can't remember when I weighed 120... junior high? IIRC 180 as a H.S. Senior.

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I no longer attempt to pick cars up. Last time I tried was on a Suzuki X-90. Not that I couldn't do it- I don't know if I can because lifting on the bumper broke the tail light which I had to buy and install. I stopped as soon as I heard the cracking.

Whoa- I can't remember when I weighed 120... junior high? IIRC 180 as a H.S. Senior.
117 lbs at age 17 when I graduated HS (1968 turned 18 later in November). 150lbs with a 28 inch waist at age 30.

6 feet tall. Fighting now to get under 200, both ring and shoe sizes went from 10.5 to 13 between 30 and 60 years age.

Snatched the rear end of a Ford Maverick off the ground (both rear wheels) when I was 23 and weighed 135-40. I had just finished welding a whole rear clip on the car testing for squeaks and rattles, probably 6 times my body weight. No fuel in gas tank.

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I can lift up any vehicle with just 1 arm.

Also, I always use my 1 arm on the jack to lift the vehicle.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I can lift up any vehicle with just 1 arm.

Also, I always use my 1 arm on the jack to lift the vehicle.
I used my one arm on a jack that twisted the frame up like a pretzel. Hopefully in the right direction.

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My rear wheel outran my sandrail once. Wizzed by my ear at about 45 mph. I had to dig it out of an embankment. I found two lug nuts and mounted that wheel hand tight and got back to the house which wasn't very far

What's weird is that it was the wheel behind me but the rail stayed upright until I nearly came to a stop. That rail had everything over the back wheels! The front brakes were nearly useless it was so light there.
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Back when I lived in south St Petersburg, Florida I had an old 1979 Honda Civic with the two-speed Hondamatic trans, which I drove to Largo daily and also delivered pizzas in every night. On the way to work one morning the timing belt broke out on the highway. I had known it needed to be changed but hadn't gotten around to changing it yet, so I had a new timing belt, my tool box and a Chilton's manual in the trunk.

I changed that timing belt on the side of I-275 at rush hour, and was only an hour late for work!
You've got to love those old Hondas with the non-interference engines. Timing belt breaks on that, install and re-time a new one. Timing belt breaks on a new engine like a Subie or VW, it's time for a rebuild head.

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