1972 Delta 88 scissor convertible top question - ClassicOldsmobile.com
ClassicOldsmobile.com  

Go Back   ClassicOldsmobile.com > Vehicle Lineup > Large Oldsmobiles > Eighty-Eight
Search

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 10th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1
Registered User
 
1972 X code 442's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 25
N/A N/A N/A N/A
1972 Delta 88 scissor convertible top question

The top on my 1972 Delta 88 goes about halfway up, then stops, and then goes back down. My initial thought was that the relay was bad, but I'd like to hear if anyone else has had this happen to them and what was the fix. I believe that these tops were all electric, no hydraulics.
Thanks
1972 X code 442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #2
Oldsdruid
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southside Vajenya
Posts: 5,594
Does the motor run when it does this or does the motor stop and the top just "drifts" back down?

I've heard of scissor tops doing many strange things, but never this.
__________________
Mopar guy on hearing my Hurst/Olds thru Flowmasters.. "TURN THAT DAMN LOUDASS OLDSMOBILE OFF!!"
rocketraider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gluckstadt, MS
Posts: 106
I had a similar issue. It was the relay over heating and cutting out. Replaced it and everything worked great. Search for my thread on sicissors tops for more info.

Could you dend me a photo of the bow with the ball piviots on the side frame rails. I need a shot of the piviot position while the top is up and the way the bow is attached to the top in the center.

Thanks
__________________
"The truth can run naked, while lies are always clothed."

Last edited by White Spyder; September 10th, 2012 at 02:32 PM.
White Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #4
Registered User
 
1972 X code 442's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 25
N/A N/A N/A N/A
1972 Delta 88 convertible scissor top question

It seemed like the relay to me as well. Thanks White Spyder, I'll start with that first
1972 X code 442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #5
Registered User
 
1972 X code 442's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 25
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Send me your email address. It will have to wait until the week end as I'm crazy busy with work right now.
1972 X code 442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #6
Registered User
 
1972 X code 442's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 25
N/A N/A N/A N/A
If you sent me your email address I did not get it. Please resend
1972 X code 442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gluckstadt, MS
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1972 X code 442 View Post
If you sent me your email address I did not get it. Please resend
Sent it by private message. Will do so again.

Thanks.
__________________
"The truth can run naked, while lies are always clothed."
White Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #8
Registered User
 
1972 X code 442's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Libertyville, IL
Posts: 25
N/A N/A N/A N/A
I cannot see it due to a spam blocker that I cannot seem to over ride. Sorry.
1972 X code 442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2012, 05:36 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gluckstadt, MS
Posts: 106
Henri.fuselier@roche.com
__________________
"The truth can run naked, while lies are always clothed."
White Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scissor Top Blues....Help Please RPMRestoAndCustom General Questions 0 May 8th, 2013 02:25 PM
Scissor Top R&R White Spyder Eighty-Eight 19 July 14th, 2012 07:38 PM
Scissor top maintaince and lube points? White Spyder Eighty-Eight 0 June 17th, 2012 12:53 PM
'71-'75 Delta Scissor Conv. Top Control Improvement MDchanic Electrical 0 June 19th, 2011 07:48 PM
Scissor-Top Convertible Bow Out of Place MDchanic Interior/Upholstery 0 October 26th, 2010 12:26 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:04 PM.

All content Copyright 2008 by Internet Brands, Inc.