That's why I try to always the at least the e-brake installed or sets of stops to gradually roll the car. I've unloaded a few non-running cars off my trailer by myself using the winch and a wood stop without incident. Just place the stop in a location that won't allow the car to get too much momentum.
pedestal bolted to concrete? I've seen stranger things.
When Midtenn posted the idea yesterday I thought it pure genius. I immediately started about how the anchor would be made to be stable and strong enough to pull a car up a relatively steep driveway. Mine's not too bad, but it'd be nice to have.
I thought of the home garage two post lift I'd seen that uses 4 pre-drilled anchors i the floor to mount. Obviously you'd have to get the hoist above ground level. I'm thinking a tripod like stand bolted in place, using the downhill leg to take the pull stresses. I don't have the mad fab skill to prototype somthing like it but I know many on this forum do... any takers. I expect the builder would sell quite a few here.
Geeze guys its only a miata. Just push it up the hill.
Ahhhh, but you're assuming I have friends handy to help said push. Because pushing even a Miata uphill by yourself is looking for trouble. Can you do it alone? Depends on the hill. Can it go badly sideways in a heartbeat? Oh yeah.
Same reason I had one in my race trailer when I was doing that kind of thing. You never know when you are going to have to do something all by yourself.
Besides, as my dad used to say, "I'm too old for this crap".
First, I tuned our future chump car. Yes, we're running EC. '03 auto junk yard VVT with MSpro. This is the before tune and after tune torque at 1500rpm. Final numbers was 134hp and 125ft/lbs. It's a 2000lb beast.
Humming Aero graciously laser cut my gauge panel for the MSM, for super cheap, and here it is sitting in the glove box, looks ****.
I also got the engine installed.
It's apparently stuck in gear, that's why the speedo is moving. Scared the crap out of me cause I thought I had a damaged tooth on the flywheel. It was my tranny plug hitting the ppf once every rotation.