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Convertible Top Hydraulic lines
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It takes exactly 1 quart to fill the system with everything brand new.

Now promise not to roll your eyes as we go through this journey. Tongue   I had made up my mind that I never wanted to have another hydraulic leak that would ruin my new trunk or puddle under the rear seat again,  BUT.... I might have gotten a little carried away...........I'm just hoping that I didn't do more damage than good. The idea was to completely build a secondary barrier around the entire system.

Enclosing the pump was relatively easy.

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Enclosing the cylinders was a tad harder

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enclosing the tubing took multiple tries of buying different tubing. I tried rubber, but in order to  get it large enough to fit over the elbow where it attaches to the cylinders made it way too big to work. I eventually found some clear shrink tubing that was 3:1 shrink, so that 1-1/2" diameter turned into 1/2 diameter after  hitting it with a heat gun. The first tube looks like crap, but then I learned how to do the other three like a pro thumb

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installed, filled , and operational.....let's hope I didn't waste alot of time only to cause more trouble than if I had done nothing whistling

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73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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