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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 00, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for some advice on the convertible pump. I am restoring a 67 ragtop and when I put power to the pump, no action. I removed the pump, and opened it. The armature seemed to be seized. Actually, a little WD-40, and the armature was freed and it looks like everything should work fine. Any advice on new brushes? Proper cleaner for magnets and armature? Proper reassembly instructions?

Anything will help....beats a new pump if I can get this one working again. I have lots I can spend my money on.

Also, what is the recommended fluid for refilling the pump and lines?

Thanks.....

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Doug....Neighbor to the North
67 ragtop....middle of restification.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 00, 03:06 AM
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I just went thru the same thing with mine, and I bought a new pump. Didnt want the hassles of getting the old pump going and not working once the interior was in. I got it from that place in Fla. called 'Convertible Specialties'. Nice pump. What to put in it, they recommend power steering fluid. I think the assembly manual says that you can use tranny fluid, take your pick. Also, they said that they dont rebuild them.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 00, 06:17 PM
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Doug I used hydraulic oil on my top system works great, as far as the motor goes try a auto electric shop the one here in Windsor rebuilds them check the price first might be cheaper and better to replace it with a new one. Hope this helps Garry
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