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Old 01-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Yet another old car pic.....

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Old 01-17-2019, 01:41 PM   #2
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Cool pic thanks....that's my car
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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I remember when Chief tore down his drive on ramp & had the Hydraulic Lift installed!! The FIRST in town. We also had the FIRST, Fast Battery Charger, in town along with the only 4 way AMBER flashing signal light.!!! It was a Conoco Fillin' Station, next to the Hardware Store & close to the BEST, GREASY Hamburgers & Fried Okra & Onions!!!
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #4
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Is the Model A in the photo being lifted by the front axle and ????
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Bob - good question. I see some pipes running down the side of the running board, and appear to culminate in a 'box' of some sort opposite the back wheel. I wonder if that box is somehow connected to the rear wheel. Hopefully they weren't putting all of the weight on the rear axle......
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The old lifts had two rails one down each side and the crossrail on the front and rear and the vehicle was lifted why is the front and rear axle

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They figured out 9 ways to lift them--LOL
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:45 PM   #8
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Nothing wrong lifting by the rear axle. The old Ford was easy to hoist up!
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Bob - good question. I see some pipes running down the side of the running board, and appear to culminate in a 'box' of some sort opposite the back wheel. I wonder if that box is somehow connected to the rear wheel. Hopefully they weren't putting all of the weight on the rear axle......
The pipes running down the side terminate in a funnel. That is the catch system for the drain oil. Lift the car higher than it is in the picture, then move the funnel and the pipes (the joints in the pipe are not tight) to the correct location to catch the engine oil, transmission oil, or differential oil as it drains out.

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:51 PM   #10
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I worked at a gas station in the late 50s and 60s(in Huntington NY) that had one of those rail lifts. It was very stable. There were 4 pcs that hooked onto the rails and slid to whatever position you needed, they had a rod about 24" long so you could adjust them easily. There was a U shaped cup that the front and rear axle slid into, once the weight of the vehicle was on it , it did not move. When I moved down to Virginia in 1975 a local repair shop(Reed's garage) had the very same lift and hook-up, it was like being in a time warp. The owner continued to use the lift with slight modifications for newer cars, until the shop changed hands in 1999. It was replaced with a modern lift.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:45 AM   #11
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W. Micheal - I see what you mean... Thanks!
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Fender skirts anyone?
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Skirts are for women not cars!


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