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Jacking Adapter

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:54 pm
by Tralika
I wanted to make it easy to jack up the airplane. I bought a ¾” steel pipe nipple, 12 inches long. The outside diameter was 1.06”, just slightly too large to fit into inside the Highlander axel. I took it to work and used a lathe to turn it down to .90”. Basically it removed enough material to make the threads almost disappear. Now it fits snuggly inside the axel with enough protruding to get a floor jack under it.

I think there is enough material left on the pipe to support the aircraft without deforming. I'll know after I hang my engine next week. If this doesn’t work, I’ll buy a 12” section of 1” solid round stock and do the same thing.

Re: Jacking Adapter

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:40 am
by alan
Hey John.

I've been using a 1/2" pipe nipple for years. It is plenty strong enough. I have a small floor jack that I use exclusively to jack up each side to remove the wheels for bearing service during annuals.