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Basil
12-16-2001, 05:10 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Flagstaff BN1:
I am interested in buying a folding engine hoist. The nearest city is 150 miles away so I want to purchase from someone who will ship to me. Any suggestions for a source for an inexpensive (under $200) one?

Thanks<hr></blockquote>

I recenlty bought a really nice hoist from Pep Boys in Albuquerque for about that price. You might give them a call and see if they can ship one (expect to pay $25 $50 for shipping I'd guess). The legs detach and store vertically, and the main arm is in two pieces. The whole thing folds up easily for storage and it's on roller wheels for easy manuvering. If you're interested I can run out and take a picture with my digital camera and post it here.
Basil

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Flagstaff BN1
12-17-2001, 04:14 AM
I am interested in buying a folding engine hoist. The nearest city is 150 miles away so I want to purchase from someone who will ship to me. Any suggestions for a source for an inexpensive (under $200) one?

Thanks

aeronca65t
12-17-2001, 12:27 PM
northerntools.com is a good source for stuff like this. Some of their items are so-so quality, but prices are usually quite. I've seen this hoist...I'd say it's decent for home owner use.Goto:

https://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=120536&prmenbr=6970

Nial

LBCarNut
12-17-2001, 07:14 PM
You can try www.harborfreight.com (https://www.harborfreight.com) They sell these and if your order is over $50.00 shipping used to be free.

Johnny
12-21-2001, 11:18 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Flagstaff BN1:
I am interested in buying a folding engine hoist. The nearest city is 150 miles away so I want to purchase from someone who will ship to me. Any suggestions for a source for an inexpensive (under $200) one?

Thanks<hr></blockquote>

To member #340. As a suggestion from someone who has used an engine hoist purchased for under $200. I would just rent a good hoist and use it, then return it. One, because there safer to use, two, you don't have to store it. I have found the hoists available for under $200 are usually unsafe. The wheels, are the weak point. Most use threaded studs, which arn't available. I almost lost a completed Austin Healey motor because of wheel failure.

Charles #677556
02-16-2002, 07:57 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Flagstaff BN1:
[QB]I am interested in buying a folding engine hoist. The nearest city is 150 miles away so I want to purchase from someone who will ship to me. Any suggestions for a source for an inexpensive (under $200) one?

Flagstaff;
Jumping in late, here, I gotta agree with Johnny (Mem #376) about a "cheap" engine hoist..
You may say that you are only going to use it on lightweight engines, but eventually you will try to pull a heavy engine/gearbox like an XK Jag.. the risk is too high and a mistake can be expensive, not to mention fatal.
Several years ago I bought a very good quality "high-lift" (almost ten feet at the top) engine hoist/crane from Sam's Club for $250. I'm sure the price has gone up since then, but I have used it to not only pull engines (the biggest being a Ser III XJ-6 with gearbox attached) but I've lifted bodies off frames, used to to hold up the back of a '65 Mustang body shell while I primed the areas where the rotisserie was mounted, etc.
It is NOT a foldable type but the legs and boom can retract making it some smaller.. I have it in the corner of a 1500 sq ft shop.
I am a firm believer in buying quality tools.. quality does not always mean expensive. They are actually cheaper in the long run.. Save your dimes and get a good one.. too much is at stake.
Charles #677556.