Barney Eaton

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    Tips for removing the EGR cover?

    Don't use a torch/open flame......heat gun would do less damage. If you find a good one ....take the entire EGR.........put the unit in very hot water and let it sit, this can do 2 things, the plastic can absorb some water making it more flexible....also the hot water will completely surround the plastic part making it more flexible and easier to get off.
  2. You said the motor works, but does the mast go up and down?
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    Factory sunroof on '72 Electra

    Strange that the black & white picture the model's hair is dark.........then in color it is lighter.
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    The Wide Variety of Buick Dashboard Designs

    1939.......there was another design that the increments were in 20 mph jumps
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    Evaporator plastic cover

    looking at the parts book.. the Riviera, Eldorado and Seville is the same part. The parts book is not clear but there appears to be an inner and outter part....the part # for the inner did not change 1986- 1993 but for some reason the outter number did change I suspect it is a minor difference that you could handle.
  6. I think it is easiest to remove the passanger side tire and get to it via the wheelwell..........if you have the special socket, then from the top may be easier but most of us don't have the special socket for a job we might do one or two times in a lifetime. From the wheelwell you can see it and use a crescent wrench or channel locks. don't know the part number....auto parts store should be able to look it up
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    Registered Reattas

    For some strange reason, states do not tabulate unregistered cars.......which makes sense, how would they know? In post #7 it says.......this will not include whole cars that are not registered, cars in museums, collection and not registered and cars running with dealer plates Roger in AZ has around 70 Reattas that are not registered, I know a fellow in Denver that has 5 in his back yard, the list goes on. Whenever someone send information about a Reatta in a scrap yard or pick n pull, I put that in the database for several reasons. (1) It identifies that car by colors, adding to the information we have. (2) I indicate it is considered "scrap" not seeing the car, I do not know if it has been is a bad accident or just at "end of life" (3) someday that information might be valuable to someone buying a car that has been "rebuilt"......I'm not saying that is a problem, just that we have documented that car was considered scrap at one time.
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    Where do most of the Oil Leaks come from on a Reatta?

    There is not a lot of places on the right (passenger) side of the engine.....probably the valve cover gasket. A common oil leak source is the oil pressure sending unit......I said common, but in general Reattas run pretty dry, but if there is a leak, a common source is the oil pressure sending unit.
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    Reatta pictures...

    While looking for some pictures I found these...... The first one is 1991 burgundy convertible 900482......a donated car that first went to a technical school in Toledo and they redonated to the High School in Fremont OH...note it has steel wheels...someone switched wheels and tires. I may have posted these pictures of the Reattas at Speedway in Phoenix...the photo was taken in 2000, he claimed to have 200 Reattas......Roger in Tucson purchase about 70 cars and parts from Speedway.
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    '38 Special Oil Filter plumbing

    Here is the page from the 1939 service manual that tell how to install a filter on that year.....no pictures in the '38 or '39 service manual.
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    Finishing my Buick Shop

    It amazing what you can do if you have talent. I can't wait until you finish the building and start on the car.......you will make all of us look like the amateurs we are. Bill.......you must have something wrong with your system, I have had heat pumps for the last 40 years and the auxiliary heat only kicks on when stays in the 20's or if the outside unit gets iced over from a freezing rain. I am heating and cooling 2100 sq ft with a single unit (single story)
  12. Got the '39 out today to move the fluids around..........cleaned it up and snapped some pictures, going to put it up for sale.
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    Custom Car cover sale.

    Update.......Covercraft is giving a 10% discount on all covers with Kimberly-Clark material. Go to www.covercraft.com and look at the following cover materials below....if you are interested my prices are below, do the math (10% off listed price) and that would be the new price. Prices for a Reatta custom cover .....coupe or convertible. * NOAH $ 257 * Block-it 380 $180 * Evolution $ 223 * Dustop $238 * Multibond $143 My price includes shipping in the US........Covercraft offer good until Aug 1 2018
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    Need Car Cover Advice

    Update.......Covercraft is giving a 10% discount on all covers with Kimberly-Clark material. Go to www.covercraft.com and look at the following cover materials below....if you are interested my prices are below, do the math (10% off) and that would be the new price. * NOAH $ 302 * Block-it 380 $216 * Evolution $ 267 * Dustop $284 * Multibond $186 My price includes shipping in the US........Covercraft offer good until Aug 1 2018
  15. Not all judges are the same.......wish they were. This year at Denver our team had a fellow that had judged at Porsche meets and he was deducting for everything....actually taking too many points off on a deductible item. Some judges just flat miss things that should have deductions. Sometimes you miss things because they look like the factory should have done it that way.