Thanks for that confirmation Julian. It does look like a substantial Jacking Point. I will use it when the engine is installed.
John with regards the picture above, its should be able to support being jacked up there with engine and gearbox, i have used this point on the subframe quite often to jack up the front end of a 75 or ZT, sometimes with a lot a vehicles in our workshop it's nice, quick and easy, i always support on axle stand on the the jack pads though, lernt my lesson a good few years ago now; how qucick a trolley jack can let go if the seal fails, will not do that again.
Wise words Julian. The red ZT-T is supported on both sides with axle stands on the Jacking Point Pads. Both front pads were missing on the car. I picked up a set on a previous visit to a local breaker yard. Things like that always come in handy.
I have three trolley jacks acquired over the years. Yes, the oldest does very slowly let go and lowers. I'll fix it ... one day..
I had a seal go on my pro-spec 3 tonner a few years ago. Fortunately NOT when used to hoist a car. It simply would not Jack-up next time I tried to use it. It's the one I use most frequently as it has a useful low entry facility. Not sure what to do, I removed its worn seal and took it along to a Hydraulics specialist on Innsworth Technology Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Gloucester. They looked through their store of seals and came up with a couple of new ones the same dimensions ... 11 pence each. Jack good as gold ever since. Now I'm an Hydraulics engineer ..
Originally Posted by Julian
If only our apprentice would take notice though, he will quite often go under vehicles that are just on trolley jacks; i swear some youngsters think they are invincible.
When I was young I believed I would live forever... yes, invincible...
More seriously, many moons ago, I read a sickening report of a mother taking a cup of tea out to her son working on his car. Found son crushed to death...
OK a million to one chance but ensure you're not that one!
ALWAYS take the little extra time to work in a safe environment. Axle stands and wheel chocks. Drop your guard for just as second ... that's all it takes.
For a year or so now, my favourite car breakers I first visited with my father as a junior schoolboy back in the early 1950s now does not allow folks to jack up cars themselves. Must ask staff to do it for you. On two occasions whilst I was there in the past ten years, I worked closeby and popped in at least once a week, an Ambulance has been called for someone working on the scrap cars.
It is a well run yard and if you need to work under a car, they will prepare a safe environment for you. I wanted some gear linkage off a Rover 600 a few years back. They put the car on this purpose built trestle ... Luxury ..