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  1. Huskymaniac

    Huskymaniac Karting
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    I am looking at lifts. Unfortunately my garage is only 8'6" so that eliminates all 2 post lifts that I have been able to find. My fall back is to cut into the ceiling. I have been looking at one post lifts, four post lifts and even scissor lifts. I like the 4 post lifts but I am thinking it would be impossible to drop the engine out of the 348 with that type of lift. Any advice?
     
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  3. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

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    Bendpak md-6xp

    Search the forum for that key word and other threads will come up that give you all the options

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  4. Meister

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    no with some ingenuity you can drop the 348 engine with a 4 post. There are some pics somewhere here of a 355 doing it.
     
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  6. Huskymaniac

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    That has a minimum height of 4.75" and the 348 has 4.5" clearance. No problems?
     
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  8. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

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    The way you get around that is you build runways from 2x10 doubled wide and 2 thick on each side ..8 all together .. the lift will fit direct in between and then you drive up onto the wood .. you can layer 1x10 (three of them each side ) in front to make driving onto the wood easier


    Or you can always cut concrete and recess it ..

    I did the first option


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  9. Meister

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    Did you look into the portable maxjacks just for service work?
     
  10. dennis_maine

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    I bought this one: https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-9KBP-Baseplate-9-000-lbs.-Capacity-2-Post-Lift?gclid=Cj0KCQiAzsz-BRCCARIsANotFgNjkGRQ8CU9kk3CEjltnHzcRnYyYEq03UTJU2hkiH5VVbHhklLkBtgaAuZ8EALw_wcB about 6 - 8 years ago, at Gregg Smith Equipment in New Hampshire. I picked it up with a 1/2 ton pickup, and as there is no sales tax in NH, the advertised price was the total price. I installed it myself, too. Pretty easy. It is 9' 3 1/2" tall, but since it is a baseplate lift the tops of the posts can just stick through the ceiling, if your garage has a finished ceiling. The garage where I have the lift has an open ceiling, so it made it that much easier. Its an incredible price, and the lift has been trouble-free. The welds and hardware are first-rate.
     
  11. Ray Smith

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    I bought and use the Quick Jack lifts. They work great. Raises the car far enough so I can use my creeper.


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  13. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    My 2 post fits in 8ft ceiling but no longer made. Try mohawk A7. I think it is 8ft twin.
     
  14. tantumaude

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    I've very little lateral room, and I need to be able to park two cars in winter. My ceiling is reasonably high, so I went with a scissor lift. Works well and has a small footprint.
    I can do pretty much anything on it (driveshaft swap being the only thing I would likely struggle with as the structure would be in the way).
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  15. Huskymaniac

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    That works! Pricey but it works.
     
  16. Huskymaniac

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    No but I just did and that works too!
     
  17. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes but there is no finer lift. It is asymmetric so you can open the doors. That is a huge +. The Mo will outlast any car you will ever own
     
  18. spider348

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    Have the Bendpak MD-6XP. Excellent tool. Limited ceiling compounded by the Central Air Duct taking another 12" directly over Ferrari.
    Have done majors on my prior 348, 2X F355 and service my current 360. No problems removing drivetrain on both the 348 and 355. Rear bumper off, comes right out. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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