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top lift cylinders
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Is it possible to reseal them, mine are in good shape just leaking a bit. I know you can buy new but at $150 each I would try something first.
Or can you get some from junkyard later model fox mustang or something?
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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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(11-02-2010, 06:06 PM)jorgem2 Wrote: Is it possible to reseal them, mine are in good shape just leaking a bit. I know you can buy new but at $150 each I would try something first.
Or can you get some from junkyard later model fox mustang or something?

Mine leaked so bad when I bought my car the top would only move a few inches. I thought it was just low on fluid but when I pulled the back seat to add some I could see the fluid pooled on the floor pan. I researched and found that they are not rebuildable. I had read that late model cylinders could be made to work but I never tried them myself. I ended up buying used ones which have worked well for 4 years. Gotta be careful if you buy used that you aren't buying more leakers.
73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#3
According to my source (Hollander Interchange Manual), the 71 Mustang used a lift assembly that was unique to the 1971 model.

The 72 - 73 Mustangs used the same assembly as the 71 - 73 Cougars.

Hope this helps.

BT
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thanks for the info everyone
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