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post #1 of 47 Old February 12th, 2012, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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2 choices. which would you choose

so the wife is upgrading her wedding ring for our anniversary. so that means i get a good chunk to do something with also. i'm almost possitive what i would pick, but what would you all do.

1. lift inside our garage. i do 99% of all my own work on my cars and others cars

2. forged short block

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post #2 of 47 Old February 12th, 2012, 05:40 AM
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If you like to work on your car and have trouble with jacks the lift and could possibly make profit out of getting the lift charging friends to use it ect.


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Short block.

The lift would make life easier, the short block would make life better!

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post #4 of 47 Old February 12th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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If your fine with the power you have now then go with the lift. You can find them for less the 2k so it wouldnt take all the shortblock money.
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i would do the lift. when your engine pops then you have a valid excuse for a forged block.

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I want a shop with a lift so bad.



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There are at least 5 DIY places in Phoenix that allow lift rental with all tools for under $20 an hour. I also do all my own work from home with the occasional trip to the DIY when doing stuff like tranny work.

I would go with shortblock.

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^^ Yeah but being able to go out in your garage whenever you want and do whatever work you want to do... that's just a man's heaven.



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Lift for sure.

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I would go with the lift if you spend serious time in the garage.

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what percent of time do you think is spent on the top side of the engine bay vs. underneath?

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that car needs a forged block!


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what percent of time do you think is spent on the top side of the engine bay vs. underneath?
well between 3-4 cars we own i'm always changing oil. i also just picked up a 50 Ford shoebox coupe that needs ALOT of work.

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Forged Shortblock. Almost ANYTHING can be done on jack stands. You can't make anymore power with your stock shortblock no matter what you do. I say get the shortblock and worry about the lift later.
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think i might make my absolute decision after i get home and check out the room for the lift. think the garage ceilings are 10', but there is attic room above also. just would need to know if we could open up the area right above so we could lift it all the way

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I don't know what you mean by lift it all the way up. The top of the lift posts should be the highest point. Unless you're digging the floor for an underground lift.


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I don't know what you mean by lift it all the way up. The top of the lift posts should be the highest point. Unless you're digging the floor for an underground lift.
if the ceiling isn't high enough then i wouldn't be able to lift the car all the way up. if the ceiling above the lift isn't needed for support i could open it up so i would be able to lift it all the way.

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