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Old 17-01-18, 17:49
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Thanks Dave.
I think I will take you up on that as it will be easier in the long run.
I have also been offered a loan of the ADA gauge but not sure yet of the capacity.
The 911 is 1020Kg, each front corner is about 200Kg, quite high for an ADA gauge, your scales are man enough!
I should be needing the scales in about 2 weeks time, so will call and pop over if all is ok for you. Would need them for a couple of days.
Old 911's are tricky to set-up. The pro's take a day.
No problem Graham, zero 1 9 5 2 five eight double 7 zero 2 during normal work hours. I rarely use these units so time is not an issue, you can have them for a couple of weeks and take your time. Officially you drive slowly over them but I found jacking the front (or rear) up and lowering it slowly onto a pair gave the most repeatable results. I do each end three times, swapping the units side for side at each weighing then take an average reading for each corner so its a bit time consuming but very do-able. give us a call when you want them mate.

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Old 17-01-18, 18:13
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Thanks Dave.
I will take you up on the offer in about a weeks time when the long awaited suspension bushes should be here.
I'm going to borrow the ADA mechanical gauge too so with both systems I stand a chance (or a chance of confusing myself...)
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Old 31-01-18, 17:53
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I found myself spoilt for choice of equipment!
I had Dave's offer of 2 scales, an ADA/PACE lever scale and out of the blue 4 precision purpose made scales and slip pans!
The 4 scales were wire-less linked to a display which gave you every measurement under the sun to +/-0.1Kg

I used the latter as it was the ultimate and after a good 13 hours cracked it and nearly my back.

What an effort, even with the scales and essential slip pads it was a pain esp the rear which is tricky and very time consuming.

Out of interest I tried the ADA gauge after and the results were the same!
The elastic band on the card slip works an absolute treat.
(thank you for the loan of the lever scale!)



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Old 31-01-18, 20:28
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Great stuff, it would probably take twice as long with my scales due to taking multiple weighing and averaging the readings. Top result!

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Good luck with lifting 305kg with a lever arm
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Not too hard.
Had the wife tensioning the elastic!
Biggest prob was reading the number on the dial while on the lever.
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Just buy 4 of these and you can weigh a car up to 1000kg - cost is less than 90 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salter-Capac...g+scales+250kg

Edited to say - if you car is very front/rear heavy it won't work... sorry - but it might be useful info for someone reading who has a lighter car.
Thanks, this looks interesting for my car (550kg approx).

Tempted, but before committing I wonder if anyone has tried something like these?;

382154687430

Item number on That auction site.

Keen to hear any views please.
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I used to work for Salter designing scales!

They would be fine for a light car.
You will need some slip plates to go on top and they are expensive, £500 for 4.
Without the slip plates the side thrust of the suspension will induce a high side load on the scale which might even ruin the scale.
They are designed for someone standing on them directly with almost no other force applied.
At that price you can't go wrong.

The other scales I feel are better but with a possible similar side load weakness.
The remote display is a real + but the auto switch-off to save battery life may get in the way and switch off while you are messing about on the car.
Also, the main description is 300Kg but the text states 40Kg, so worth asking about the capacity of the scale.

I would go for the e!!y set if it were me.
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Old 01-02-18, 18:05
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I used to work for Salter designing scales!

They would be fine for a light car.
You will need some slip plates to go on top and they are expensive, £500 for 4.
Without the slip plates the side thrust of the suspension will induce a high side load on the scale which might even ruin the scale.
You could pay 500 quid for a set of slip plates..... or you could spend 20 quid and make a set of "plates that slip"....... 8 pieces of sheet steel..... 2 pieces under each bathroom scale with a liberal amount of oil between the plates.... as the car is lowered the suspension travel will move the scales appropriately.

Best of luck, with whatever method you end up using.
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