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Old 02-28-2017, 02:08 AM
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Hello everyone,
I am new to the forum and to Sterling Kit cars. I am trying to help a friend who just purchased one. It has the power canopy, we replaced the hydro lines and the pump, even got two new Ford starter solenoids. The problem we have is the wires on the switch was cut and we fixed that, but the wires from the switch to the solenoids and the pump have been removed. I am wondering how to wire this all up to get it working! Can anyone help with instructions?

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Old 02-28-2017, 07:12 AM
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Search is your friend: Canopy hydraulic system

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Old 02-28-2017, 01:00 PM
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Thanks Letterman, I did do a search but I did not get the info you posted.....maybe I didn't try the right words? I gave up after 4 different tries. Thanks for the help though!
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No worries, sometimes a search function can be tricky. Would love to see photos of the project car though!
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:35 AM
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Sir,it really is a basket case in my opinion, but my friend likes it! So I am trying to help him out as much as I can. I will try and take some pictures as soon as I have time. Thank you for that diagram, I got the top working, I just need to figure out how to properly bleed the air from the system.
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Sir,it really is a basket case in my opinion, but my friend likes it! So I am trying to help him out as much as I can. I will try and take some pictures as soon as I have time. Thank you for that diagram, I got the top working, I just need to figure out how to properly bleed the air from the system.
A few pumps are essentially self bleeding and you simply run the pump up and down a number of times until no air remains. What pump is in the car?
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:53 PM
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The pump is a brand new High Output one from Sterling Sports cars LLC. I will try working the canopy up and down some more to see if the air bleeds out. Also how much fluid is suppose to be in there? I don't see a fill line any where?
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Don't know if this is current or not.

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Old 03-03-2017, 04:12 PM
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Some of those pumps don't have a fill line for whatever reason. Generally, I would try to keep the reservoir 3/4 full after all the air has been purged. And yes, they are self-bleeding. You can run the rams all the way up and all the way down 10 times and there still might be air.
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