The Convertible

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:27 pm

Now check this out!
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Noise is the top vinyl, nothing to worry about
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:30 pm

Second movie outside
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:39 pm

Driving it for the first time after the break
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:44 pm

Ofcourse it's really hard to operate a power seat :lol:
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:46 pm

She finally figured it out a little bit
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Ron Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:52 pm

Pics!
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Old vs New
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Top really sits lower
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Working on the power seat
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The one with the big buld on it was melting away the plastic in the speedo, replaced them all
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Lights!
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Got the breather tube on
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With the top cover on
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Folds down pretty good
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Re: The Convertible

Post by rogerh » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:01 pm

Great information you have shared!
1) You replaced the instrument cluster, so I won't be held responsible for those over-sized dash light bulbs!
2) Yes, the power seat never worked well for me. Glad to see Matthew is fixing it!
3)Just one replacement convertible top arm made all that difference in the folded height??? or did you do something more?
4) I will be very curious to know if the replacement carburetor improves the performance.
5) Draft tube looks great.

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:07 pm

rogerh wrote:Great information you have shared!
1) You replaced the instrument cluster, so I won't be held responsible for those over-sized dash light bulbs!
2) Yes, the power seat never worked well for me. Glad to see Matthew is fixing it!
3)Just one replacement convertible top arm made all that difference in the folded height??? or did you do something more?
4) I will be very curious to know if the replacement carburetor improves the performance.
5) Draft tube looks great.
1: those bulbs were in there, I spotted the melted plastic on the old cluster. I changed them to prevent it to the one that's in now. These give more light also. Not sure if these will melt the plastic too but we know it when I get this one out again. Maybe someday.
2: took me an hour or 2 but it works. Still have to lube some things and the circuit breaker kicks in every now and then. Motor stays cold so have to figure it out.
3: I replaced both arms. I couldn't get the cylinders in (put new ones in including motor) and found out that the arms going all the way back were set up different. Passenger side was all the way to the front and drivers side was all the way to the back. Had the adjust them both but it's perfect now.
4: me too! I will get to that later. Want to do the power steering pump first.
5: yes! Have to do some touch up on it but it makes a huge difference there. The old lip of the tube was still on the bracket. Who knows what happened with it

Already have some things ready but will update tomorrow night probably
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Re: The Convertible

Post by rogerh » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:31 pm

It seems I have no defense regarding those dash lightbulbs. :oops:
The folding top mechanism may have been adjusted by the people fitting the new fabric, but I recall just prior to selling it trying to improve on the folding by messing with the adjustments.
Matthew, you are proof that the car is in better hands than it was with me! :D

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:46 pm

They worked! Who knew that they were a little bit too big? I found out when I had the speedo out. If I didn't do that I would never know.

I am doing my best Roger, that's all I can do. So far it's working out.
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Re: The Convertible

Post by eddie.gordou » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:38 am

Wow, impressive. Very nice job, Matthew!

Love the power seat - never seen that before...
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Re: The Convertible

Post by big m » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:32 pm

You're doing a great job, Matthew!!!!

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Dick Koch » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:23 pm

John Q. and I have trained him well, that's the reason he comes to the states so often, Right John?
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Re: The Convertible

Post by Denver 59 Fin Convert » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:28 pm

ahhh sure Dick...He comes to the states to visit NAPA stores and eat American Hamburgers and fries! That boy has a bottom-less pit for a stomach! :o

He is good with cars too!

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Re: The Convertible

Post by Matthew Keij » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:36 pm

True, true, true, true, thanks!
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