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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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well, here is where I am at this point

I found I can do most of the work, with this tool...
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I think that the car should be ON the metal ramp......

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Hahaha, it won't run, so I had to jack it up...BTW, where are the best places to jack it up? I thin the front crossmember looks really weak, I don't see many good places.

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best place is the jacking points... assuming they are not rusted...
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yeah, what I am using. just was wondering if there are other places...not much under there, that seems like good places

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. . . I found I can do most of the work, with this tool... . . .
Sure, that's a no-brainer. I use that tool all the time. You are speaking of the 'tool' in your left hand, right?

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[ You are speaking of the 'tool' in your left hand, right?[/QUOTE]

of coutse. that is the mecenics friend...hahaha

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Hahaha, it won't run, so I had to jack it up...BTW, where are the best places to jack it up? I thin the front crossmember looks really weak, I don't see many good places.
That crossmember is probably the strongest area in your car. You can use it. The crossmember is behind the oil sump--don't jack under the radiator.

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yes, the cross member behind the sump, looks good. I am only asking, as some stuff under there looks pretty weak.

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Good picture! You oughta fit in here just fine.

As many do, I lift the front of my Spider with the jack under the front crossmember, behind the oil sump, with a piece of wood between the jack pad and the crossmember. I lift the rear with the jack under the differential. I put jack stands under the jacking points to support the car once it has been lifted.

Alfas will rust in the area of the jacking points, so it is important to make sure that they are solid.

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Well said Slash !! Couldn't have said it better myself!!
And I think he will fit in well,,,

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thanks fellas, you made me blush....Hahaha, I hope some day, if we meet, the first guinness will be on me.

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Well said Slash !! Couldn't have said it better myself!!
And I think he will fit in well,,,
do you really have 43 Alfas?

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Yes. About 30 of them are parts cars,,

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Well said Slash !!
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I hope some day, if we meet, the first guinness will be on me.
You got it, Bob, and I'll get the next one.

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