Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?

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Hydraulic Ram Lift - How Big?

Post by nwav8tor » May 30th, 2010 11:56 pm

Still outfitting my garage for the upcoming restoration and was wondering how big of an engine lift should I get.

Will a 1 ton unit be adequate? It is rated at 1 ton if the extendable arm is fully retracted, but reduces to 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ton as the arm is extended out...

How much does a '71 coupe body weigh?

What about a 350/270 engine?

A 4-speed tranny?

Thanks for the help,

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