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  1. I use my hoist around the shop for moving a lot more than just engines. (You ever try and move a cast iron powerglide?) So in a moment of clarity I decided that I would convert my hoist to air over hydraulic operation. It could not be easier, two bolts, it dropped in perfectly and it works great. I got the ram through Northern tool https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200641740_200641740?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Automotive > Jacks&utm_campaign=Strongway&utm_content=46200&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqH7BRDdARIsACTSAdvNlwl_ElNoINEWoD6emyxUDHhn07fSt4zJxjN1ofd6wo3w6zSlb7YaAv05EALw_wcB though this one is a bit cheaper, it looks to be manufactured pretty much identical other than the painting of the resevoir https://www.harborfreight.com/8-ton-long-ram-airhydraulic-jack-56215.html?cid=paid_google|||56215&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqH7BRDdARIsACTSAdtfUHPJ5C8zG-1biGn8whO-nE62n8zEJiF18rmQWp_Ye4xPFU-5aBcaAgHAEALw_wcB If you pull engines more than just once in a blue moon, this is a handy upgrade, and everything works as normal when the air is not available
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  2. Well, unfortunately, not really much last year. With the pandemic and everything shut down, had a long lull where I wasn't able to make much progress. Working through things now and expect to make more progress this winter.
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  3. Got around to putting on my subframe connectors. Was hoping Santa would do it but I guess I was a bad boy so I had to do it myself. I know one thing for sure - I HATE welding laying on my back under the car! In my next life I will have a lift. Also welded in wideband o2 sensor bungs in the exhaust. Dry fit before prepping for welding. Welded and primed. Will spray with finish when the weather gets a little warmer.
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  4. OK gang, I took it out for a short drive after the unloaded bleeding the other day. I did about 20 cycles left to right with wheels off the ground and the engine off. I still have a little air to bleed as there is some slight groaning from the steering. The steering felt nice and the assist felt great. So what was wrong with mine? 1) A retaining ring was not seated properly that affected the rotating valve. 2) A defective High Pressure hose that failed at the crimp. Now the bad retaining ring could have caused a detrimental pressure situation that taxed the hose, but the hose did slip out of the crimp. I am feeling a lot better about this now. kcmash
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