Gary D

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  1. Happy Labor Day

    Thanks. The wheels came from a 2006 Lucerne. They are 16's.
  2. Happy Labor Day

    Since Labor Day marks the un-official end to summer, I thought I would take the Reatta to the "beach" for a photo shoot.
  3. Raise Convt Top - What Am I Doing Wrong?

    Is the car parked on a flat surface? I had this problem when trying to operate the top when parked on my sloped driveway... When I pulled in the garage everything worked properly.
  4. High Idle Issue

    Sorry for "slacking" and not posting the final chapter on this issue sooner... My auto care provider diagnosed the schizophrenic high idle as a faulty ECM. After replacement with a Delco re-manufactured unit the issue was cured!
  5. Just noticed that the Brake Presure Accumulator for our Teves systems price has dropped just under $100. It's time for me to snag one! (I have no affiliation with The Reatta Store....but that is where I found the deal.)
  6. How to clean a windshield

    A repair shop owner that I know swears by Bon-Ami and 0000 steel wool. Just make sure that you rinse well when you are finished.
  7. Just Got Home From Portland!

    Nice job, Greg!!! Sounds like it was a great event. (Unfortunately I had to be out of town for a trade show...but I can't wait to get back and take a scenic cruise in your honor! )
  8. Windshield Help

    Safelite recently told me they would have no problem getting one. But it wasn't going to be inexpensive! Here is the shop that I was at... [TABLE=width: 100%] <tbody>[TR] [TD]SAFELITE AUTOGLASS®[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]5119 NE 158TH AVE[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PORTLAND, OR 97230[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD](503) 258-6505[/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]
  9. IAC Gasket?

    Is there supposed to be a gasket that goes between the mounting base of the Idle Air Control (IAC) and the surface that it mounts to on the throttle body? Yes, I know about the round rubber ring that slides over the IAC, but wondering about another mounting gasket. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  10. High Idle Issue

    Thanks Gents! This is a good list to work on. The problem re-occurred on the second of two 70 degree days. The IAC is relatively new, so I suspect a vacuum leak. It's time to do some "bonding" with the engine compartment, or seek professional help (for the car...that is, although I could probably use it too!)
  11. High Idle Issue

    It hit 70 in the great northwest today...so time for a top-down cruise! The car hadn't been started for a few weeks, but started promptly (like usual). However, the car went to an idle speed of 2500 and stayed there for the first 3 plus miles. Then the idle speed went to around 1500 and stayed there for the next couple of miles. We stopped at our destination, and the car sat for 30 minutes, then restarted with normal idle speed. Any ideas on what is going on?
  12. Question about ED16

    Thank you sir!
  13. Ferrari

    Good stuff! The gas station employee at the local Costco was sure my convertible was a Ferrari. Then there was the real estate agent (who drives a Jaguar) was certain I had a Jag too!!! Go figure!?!?
  14. Question about ED16

    The snow and rain have finally stopped in Portland, so I took the convertible out for a winter cruise! I noticed that ED16 (Spark Angle) never moved off of "0" the whole drive, whether at idle or at 60, or anywhere in between. So what is the Spark Angle? And, is it normal to be at "0" all of the time? The book says the normal range is 0 to 45 There are no "codes", and the only issue I have with the car is poor (low) idle. Thanks gang! 1990 Reatta
  15. 1991 Reatta Generic radio

    wws944....that is quite a collection! hopair...If you shop on “that big internet auction site", here are two models that are currently for sale that would work. 16156621, 16182625 You can also watch for future postings on that site for these numbers…16085434, 16148104, 16149094, 16169494, 16170214, 16200324 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> <w:EnableOpenTypeKerning/> 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