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Adjustable Hoist Bar
Here's one of the more interesting ideas we've come across in our travels throughout the U.S. It's an adjustable hoist bar that lets a mechanic change the balance point on an engine by using an impact wrench. A threaded 3/8-in. dia. rod runs through 1/2-in. holes in the angle iron hangers. Nuts are welded to each end of the rod. When the rod turns, it moves the nut welded to the sliding lift hook. As the hook slides along the main pipe, the balance point changes and the engine tilts. (Alice & Robert Tupper, Canton, S. Dak.)

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5