Brake fluid for convertibles.

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Brake fluid for convertibles.

Post by hgeffen » Thu Dec 8th, 2005 10:11

Hallo,

I am Hans van Geffen from the Netherlands and I have recently acquired a 49 Convertible.
The electric/hydraulic hood system is not functioning,and my information tells me to use brake fluid.
Does anybody know whether a modern DOT 3 brake fluid will do,is it possible to renew the system ,are parts available?

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Hans van Geffen

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Post by Specialdeluxe » Thu Dec 8th, 2005 4:42

Hans,

Have you found this place yet?

http://www.hydroe.com/

They may have parts you are looking for and would probably be able to answer your fluid question. If you find out about the fluid, let us know.
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Good going in your Plymouth! :driving:

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Post by hgeffen » Sat Dec 10th, 2005 1:13

Indeed the fluid to use is Brake Fluid,a DOT 3 will do.
Btw,I want to install the automatic choke,but the exhaust manifold doesn't look like it is designed to accept one.Is it possible to have an exhaust manifold that isn't designed for this choke?
And does anybody happen to know which hole to use for the tube from the temperature gauge ,through the firewall?
Is it adjacent to the hole for the handbrakecable?

Best Regards,

Hans van Geffen.

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Re: Brake fluid for convertibles.

Post by dsweidman » Thu Jul 23rd, 2009 8:15

Hello-
About your question, yes you can use DOT 3 brake fluid. That is what I use in mine. Also, I included a picture of the temperature gauge where it penetrates the firewall. Good luck with your Plymuoth.
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