Lotus Elan

REMOVING +2 BODY USING SCISSOR LIFT

PostPost by: Donels » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:40 pm

Mike,
Only just got your message. I hope you’ve solved it now but if not here goes.

Take the load off the ratchet mechanism with the strap handle then carefully lift the pawl off the ratchet. Now lower the handle.
Reset the strap handle by pulling back its pawl then repeat above. You can normally drop by 3 to 4 ratchet teeth per go.
Safety note: DO NOT TRY AND DROP BY THE MAX POSSIBLE. IF YOU GET THE STRAP HANDLE OPEN 180 deg THEN THE MECHANISM GOES IN TO FREE RUNNING.

Hope this helps.

Dave
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:19 pm

Thanks Dave, got it and it works fine.

In the meantime, I've ordered some pulleys. The bare body is not too heavy, my 38*89mm timber frame is easily strong enough to support it and I can comfortably lift one corner. On that basis, with one pulley above and one below, I will have a 50% load reduction and I should be able to easily raise and lower it. Watch this space...
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