Saturday, 4 October 2014

Converting Manual Top to Power Top

I worked out from all the pictures on the internet and various other convertibles that  I have seen in the flesh, that this seems to be the correct location for the roof top switch, top of the switch is positioned half way through the wiper switch. I took particular notice of cars that had power roof factory standard.

Just a quick note when positioning switch remember to allow enough space for a fog light switch if you want to put one in at a later stage.

Use Thread sealant on all hydraulic lines stops leaks and a mess later on.
Easy to use and seals well.

I used Virginia Classic Mustang USA made rams they are a little more expensive but they recommended them, they have a higher quality internal parts and are exact replacement parts.

Check out this link for instructions on how to install the new roof parts, I have just added a few bits of information that made it easier for me.

I used the same fluid that the transmission uses as directed by instructions given with new pump and hydraulic rams.

Here's a pump mount needed to mount the pump securely behind the back seat. 
I purchased all my parts off Virginia Classic Mustang, its a good idea to get everything from one supplier that way everything should match up well.

Went through a few cycles of up & down being careful not to extend too far.

1965 had just a circuit breaker mounted at the solenoid.

Had to make a hole in the right location on the firewall there was a little dimple just like the one to the right.

All mounted and ready to put the back seat in.

 Roof top cover fits on well just takes a little patience and technique, I worked out the best way is to do all the domes on the outside first then finish with the inside dome near the seat then finally the centre strip.

     Hi stop or third brake light sits discretely below edge of cover

Friday, 3 October 2014

Run to Lake Ferry with friends 14th September 2014

The day started with rain but with the promise that it would fine up.

My 65 convertible, Gavin's 65 Coupe and Mike's 69 we all met at the bottom of the Hayward's Hill

Richard joined us in his Blown Camaro, cool  CAMARO plates 

                                         Parked up  outside the Lake Ferry Pub for Lunch

    Scallops, Mussels, Seafood chowder,

                                                        The day got better but still overcast.