Engine hoist modification

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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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I don't know how I missed this when you first posted it, thanks for resurrecting it David.

Nice upgrade Jeff, thanks. The ram on mine leaks around the pump piston and I haven't been able to find the correct seal, so I've made it, but it doesn't last that long, so I've been thinking about a new ram. The one from HF doesn't cost that much more than a mechanical one and my hoist is in good condition, so now I know how I'll take care of the problem. I've got time before I need it, so I know how I'll use the next HF 10% discount coupon.

 

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