<VV> Sluggish Convertible Top

Ron F Hinz ronh@owt.com
Thu, 20 May 2004 12:59:09 -0700

Sorry, I'm just a poor guy with a manually operated top.

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From: "Steven J. Serenska" <corvair@serenska.com>
To: <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 12:01 PM
Subject: <VV> Sluggish Convertible Top

> Group:
> The power top on my '65 convertible has gotten quite sluggish of late.
> It's gotten to the point where I have to reach back and push up on it
> with my hand to get through the initial stages of the "up" cycle.
> My question is, is there such a thing as "progressive weakness" syndrome
> for power convertible tops?  Can I expect this problem to continue to
> get gradually worse?  Or should I be concerned about a sudden stoppage
> of the top in the near future?
> My dilemma is whether I should fix it now and not risk it getting stuck
> in the open position during a rainstorm, or whether I can wait a little
> while until the offseason when I'll have more time/money to do the work.
> Finally, are there specific parts I should be thinking about replacing?
> Thanks in advance for everyone's comments.
> Steven J. Serenska
> '65 Monza Convertible, 110/4, sluggish top
> '66 Corsa Coupe, 140/4, hard top
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