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Convertable top options


So i have a 64 cs rag and i will not be able to fix pistons and or lines in time for summer,its just not in the budget this year as i try and buy what i need each pay day, still need exhaust and hand full of otherthings, is there any way i can disconect the pistons and use the top by hand or is there more to it. Any info would be great thanks.

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Should be able to remove the top bolt on the cylinders and operate the top by hand. Just tape up the pistons so they don't flop around and get in the way. The whole system, pump, lines, and cylinders may come out as a unit



-- Edited by norontcan on Saturday 27th of January 2018 05:34:37 PM

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Ok does the top have to be up to see this bolt?

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Custom sport rag wrote:

Ok does the top have to be up to see this bolt?


Nope.

Here's what it looks like (at the far left): 

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norontcan wrote:

The whole system, pump, lines, and cylinders may come out as a unit.


 Yes, but the lines get pretty twisty. I disconnected the pump and lost a bit of fluid (which can be replaced) to make it easier. DON'T compress the cylinders once you have the lines disconnected or you will have a nasty "super-soaker" gun!biggrin

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Awesome thanks

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I've been putting mine up and down by hand for twenty years without undoing anything. (Hardest bit is standing on the back seat to pull it back up) I have two new cylinders to install this year, so I guess I'll find out if I've damaged anything then!

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Ya there will be no standing on the back seat lol, figured it should be easy for a 20 someting to operate not hooked up to the p8stons

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a '64 may still have brake fluid in the system. Around that time there was a switch to tranny fluid.  So be careful as brake fluid is a great paint remover. If you do have brake fluid I would suggest you flush the system and switch to tranny fluid.

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NOS wrote:

a '64 may still have brake fluid in the system. Around that time there was a switch to tranny fluid.  So be careful as brake fluid is a great paint remover. If you do have brake fluid I would suggest you flush the system and switch to tranny fluid.

Dale


 From 1964 Pontiac Shop Manual Supplement...............

 

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I have the 1961 shop book says supposed to be dot 3 but there appears to be atf in it, would have thought dot 3 would have the better hydralic properties than atf but i dont know much, was supprised to read the pump makes 240 to280 psi, impresive

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If you need the '64 manual infos on convertible top, I can mail it to you....

 

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Right on 409 safari, and thanks again everyone

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here are a couple of pages from the Hydro Electric web site www.hydroe.com concerning fluid choice and pump installation procedures.
hydroe.com/Tips_-_Cylinders__amp__Pumps.html
hydroe.com/CONVERTIBLE_PUMP_INSTALLATION.html


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