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yoyoman
01-11-2018, 08:15 PM
I say R@R but I really only mean R , When I bought my convertible there was no , Switch below dash, Rams, and wiring harness in place. but I have all the parts in a box that were removed except for the dash switch.
Has anyone ever replaced the components? I would like to hear you story of installation.
Thanks
Rob

jts359
01-11-2018, 09:17 PM
Hi I believe there is a section on a lot of your issues in the shop manual , Ed

SScopelli
01-11-2018, 11:07 PM
What exactly is your concern? Maybe I can help.

I've completely rebuilt the top, along with a 61 Lark Convertible.

Top:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124054617@N06/albums/72157691370610324


Top Pump
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69688&d=1515734054
69688

Hallabutt
01-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?

az64stude
01-12-2018, 06:15 PM
I have not used these guys but they certainly have lots of stuff.

www.convertibletopguys.com

fpstude
01-12-2018, 07:31 PM
For our '60 Lark, I got a new motor pump assembly from Hydro-E-Lectric in Florida. http://www.hydroe.com/

Warren Webb
01-12-2018, 09:10 PM
I replaced my pump on the 60 convertible with one from a 90's Chrysler Sebring. Exactly the same, even the wiring colors matched & worked perfectly.

Hallabutt
01-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the resource info!-Bill

SScopelli
01-15-2018, 08:40 AM
Mr. Scopelli do you have any recent information regarding top motors and rams? Are there any special recommendations that you could pass along?

http://www.convertiblecylindersdirect.com/catalog/item/7731474/8236737.htm

These guys have the specific rams for the 60 Lark, USA made. The 60 are a bit longer than the 61-64. They also mention made to Studebaker Specs and they use a better quality of steal for the rams.

The other sites I noticed did not list Studebaker directly, so I'd guess they will give you something "close", where they claim Studebaker specs.

I had bought some from another place. My sister put the top up and the switch did not return to center so the pump ran a bit causing the ram rods to bend. was not pretty getting them out.
Sorry for the late reply.