Lotus Elan

scissor lift

PostPost by: 111Robin » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:24 pm

Hi Alan,
I've been using a Ryobi RPD1200 drill. It has a two speed gearbox and variable speed and has plenty of torque to operate the lift easily even with a large car like the BMW.
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PostPost by: alanr » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:59 pm

Thanks for the info!

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PostPost by: jbeach » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:12 am

I use a stout 1/2 inch Bosch that works really well. I do like the two-speed idea, though, as it does take some time to lift the car to the heights you really want. But, in the end, what is an extra few minutes, really? 8)
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PostPost by: 111Robin » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:43 am

I agree, the speed of the lift isn't important. I like the variable speed as it gives very accurate control if for example lowering the body to align with a subframe supported on stands. I've used it this way to fit the rear frame on a Mini.
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PostPost by: miked » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:49 am

I have had the EZcar lift since 2014. Fine bit of kit. Great communicator of his business.
The slow speed with the drill is helpful in the sense that you can position the lift and any timber and slowly raise observing that you have not caught anything you should not have. There are quite a few older posts on the forum regarding the lift and its use and accessories.

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PostPost by: phil1800 » Sun May 01, 2022 7:38 pm

From a dutch vendor. Movable and fits all cars (Elan, thight fit, P1800, Mini)
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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Mon May 23, 2022 11:29 pm

Trying to decide which is the best lift is not always easy with so many options available. Here is a link to a video where the guy takes you through his thought processes in deciding the most suitable for him. He looks at numerous variations which others may find helpful, also he has produced a further couple of videos on the delivery and installation of his chosen lift which provides one or two tips.

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