Incredible! And how did YOU fare?
At 08:34 AM 2/13/2012, you wrote:
>I used to live one mile from the surface epicenter of the 7.1 Loma
>Pretia earthquake. Then the earthquake happened my TR3 was up on my
>jack stands. Though my house was in shambles afterwords my TR3
>remained on its jack stands.
>I use two kinds of jack stands. The heavy duty ones with the cast
>base and a rectangular box kind that supports wheels. I try to keep
>at least 2 wheels on the car at all times so I can use the rectangular ones.
>They are super stable.
>The jack stands that have a base made from stamped steel are a lot
>more apt to distort under load than the cast bases.
>If I am using a jack stand on dirt or asphalt I lay thick plywood
>under the jack stands to keep them from sinking into the dirt or
>asphalt. If there is ANY noticeable slope to the ground I find a
>tie point or pound in a ground anchor and attach a come along
>between the car and the anchor, taking up the slack.
>When my TR survived the 7.1 quake up on jack stands it was on dirt.
>Plywood base under the jack stands, heavy duty cast jack stands at
>one end, the rectangular box style jack stands holding up the tyres
>at the other end. There was a ground slope so the TR was anchored
>to a ground anchor about 8 feet uphill with a come along.
>The refrigerator walked out to the middle of the kitchen as did the
>stove. The cast iron kitchen sink fell through the counter. The
>ceiling fan fell to the floor. All the book cases and the TV fell over.
>The fireplace litterly exploded with a nine brick section ending up
>on the couch about 6 feet away. All the doors in the house needed
>plaining to close afterwords . But my TR stayed up on its jack stands.
>Oh and one thing I do every time before going under a car on jack
>stands is give the car a hard push along both axes to see if there
>is any give or sign of instability. If there is, I reset the jack
>stands. I do not want to be one of those people who spend their
>last minutes struggling while unable to breath because their car is
>siting on their chest. It is not one of my preferred ways to die.
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