Buick City

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  1. Buick City

    Have you got your antique car tag yet?

    In AZ. you can get a antique or " plate the same year as the car " ,but the registration is not permernent and has to be renewed every 2-5 years ! What is bad here is once you register a car ,they make you pay the registration fee for every year ,even if you don't use it ! They won't give you a " title only " any more ! You used to be able to get a title only for $4.00 . Most of the Reatta I have were bought before this law came out ( about 2 or more years ago ) I guess the only way to get out of this is to not apply for a new title ,or if you already have it in your name , tell them you sold it ! ( I am not going to pay every year for a car not used , or a parts car ! )
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    What do you like and/or dislike about the Reatta?

    I like everything about the reatta ! No one mentioned it , but for the size of the car,it has a big trunk and lots of room in back of the seats for storage ! I was driving a 1976 corvette,and the gas prices were going up,so I started driving a 1986 Fiero 4 cyl. 5-speed .It got great mpg,but no room for anything ! I always liked the Reatta,but the prices were too high. I bought my 1989 about ten years ago for $4200.00 & put new struts on it. When I bought it , it had 164,000 miles on it ! It now has 318,000 on it.I had the trans rebuilt at 259,000 , but other than that,just the regular things that are needed. I now have 8 (inc 2 verts) & 2 for parts! The only thing I did to the engine was to replace the com sensor magnet !
  3. Buick City

    Merry Christmas!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you ! I Like the picture with the REATTA with the old car CHRISTMAS scene ! Thanks for your good work!
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    I saw this car at silver auction in nov -17 in phx. bid to $11,000 did not sell !
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    Just got back

    Yes that happened to me also,I jumped out and disconnected the battery , then someone told me to put the key in the door and turn to unlock ,and the horn quit !
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    It is red & tan - I put the vin on Barnys data base ! Body is good- CRT was broken - rt door panel ok - all glass good ! rt seat ok - console cover bad ! good tail light
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    Just to let you know,there is a 1988 Reatta in PHX. Pull & Save junk yard on 27th ave that has a good windshield ! ( for $45.00 ) I have 2 spares so someone else can get a good deal !
  8. Buick City

    Just got back

    Glad you had a good trip ! I just made a trip from Phx.AZ. to Michigan & back ! The only trouble I had was a bad tire (had to buy a new one ). When I got back I had 302,887 miles on the clock ! I took tools,and a xtra belt,alternator,crank sensor. This is a 1989, my daily driver.I also have a 1989 with 67,000 miles that stays in the garage most of the time ! I had the transmission rebuilt at 259,000 miles , but haven't done anything to the motor!
  9. fuse #17 on drivers side !
  10. Buick City

    Reatta convertible visor clips

    Thanks Jim ! I got a set in burgundy ,that worked out great ! Will be ordering a set from you in beechwood !
  11. Buick City

    another one junked

    I have always liked Reattas as I came from a buick town. The prices were too high for me,so I wasn't able to buy one till about 10 years ago! The first one I bought had 164,000 miles on it , which at the time I thought was high ! I still have it ,and it now just turned 288,000 ! The only things I did to it in that time was ,struts,master cyl,2-accumulaters (used) , 2 preassure switches ( used ) , alternater, ac compressor, fuel pump,( not because it went out,but as a preventive measure,as the high miles !) maf,power steering pump,cam sensor magnet ,headlight cranks & rollers. I also replaced the seats, ( driver side twice ) , sun visors,& driver side door panel ,console arm rest ,and transmission (at 259,000 miles ) This is a 1989 and I thought id deserved it as its been a good car! I did all the work on it myself (except for tranny ) Didn't do anything to the motor (except plugs & wires I also have a 1990 ,that I had to replace the cam &cam bearings, as the cam broke ( at 99,000 miles ) I now have 9 reattas, includeing 2 converts, my best a 1989 coupe with 67,000 miles ! I value the info I get from you on this fourm & enjoy hearing about others work on Reattas THANKS
  12. check fuse # 17 on the driver side fuse box ! I know it is blank,but that is the fuse that services those buttons ! 20 amp
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    convertable sun shade clips

    Thanks for the info ! I ordered a pair ! It is great that he is making them!
  14. Buick City

    RWD'ing my Reatta

    Just wondering what bellhousing can be used with the Reatta 3800 engine to adapt to a rear wheel drive manual 4 - speed (going to use it in a off-road app! )
  15. Buick City

    convertable sun shade clips

    I would like to know who sells the sun shade clips ! I know someone makes repros,but can't seem to locate them now. I need a pair of burgundy ! THANKS