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Savalas
 Post subject: Jack
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:07 am 
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I need to change my tires and was curious what everyone was using to jack up the plane?


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Jeff J
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:07 am 
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I use a small floor jack.

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Jeff J
 Post subject: Re: Jack
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:11 am 
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There are some other ideas in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8324&p=20832&hilit=Jack#p20832

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david read
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:58 pm 
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I use a harbor freight engine hoist with a seat belt around the motor mount. Slide it a bit to which ever side you want to lift.


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Jim Mantyla
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:18 am 
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Guys,

I tapped the hole on the bottom of the gear leg with a 5/16 NC thread. I then install a 5/16" socket head cap screw and washer. This gives me a secure place for my Princess Auto/Harbor freight floor jack.

I attached a picture. I find that this allows me to lift the wheel without having to remove the gear leg fairings.

Regards,

Jim


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Ryan Allen
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:42 pm 
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I use a floor jack, but I have to remove my wheel pants


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