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  1. padgett

    Car Logo Quiz...

    Never made it past 20 - Froze/reset on RR then Chery and gave up.
  2. See here for details and pictures Your Contact information (Phone/Email/Private Message/???): __ppr@6007.us_____ Asking Price: $_7500.00_______ Willing to take trade? (Y/N): Consider XLR__ Year: __1990 Body Type: Coupe: ____ Conv: __X__ VIN: __1G4EC33C4LB908220_(Recommended) Vehicle Location: (if applicable) _______Orlando, Florida_____________________ Mileage:__109.2K ________ (Highly recommended) Mileage considered correct? (Y/N): _Y____ I have owned this Reatta for: __9___ Years and/or _11.5____ Months. I am the __Think 3rd____ owner of this Reatta. Title Status: Clear__X - Florida__ Salvage ____ Other ______________________ (Explain) Any Accident History? (Y/N) _N__ - If Y please explain: _______________________ Exterior Color: ____White___________ Interior Color: __Blue______________ Paint Original? (Y/N): _N___ Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___Respray 2010- Excellent___ Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color): ___Black____________ Body Dents: (Y/N): _N___ - If Y please explain: __________________ Body Rust: (Y/N): _Once___ - If Y please explain in detail: _Spent three days with wire brush and rustoleum cleaning underside_________________ Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) _N___ - If Y explain to what extent: _______________________ Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N): __Y__ - If N please describe: _________________________ Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Excellent_____ Rubber molding for coupe rear window condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) __N/A_______________ Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N): __Y__ Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked): Mildly Cloudy______________ (Convertible only) Convertible Top Material (Vinyl – Cloth – N/A): _Cloth_________ Convertible Top Color? _Blue_________ Convertible Top Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___Excellent____________ Please describe any flaws or problems with the convertible top: _____None__________ 16 Way Seats? (Y/N): _y___ - Working? (Y/N): __y__ - Suede Bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N): ____ Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Excellent for age_____________ Interior Original? (Y/N): _16-ways added___ Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _Excellent______________ Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Excellent_____________ Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___Excellent____________ Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___Excellent____________ Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___N/A____________ Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Good_____________ Original Floor Mats? (Y/N): _Y___ - Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Fair_____________ Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ____Excellent__________ Sun Roof? (Y/N): _N/A___ - Works? (Y/N): ____ Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N): __Y__ - Both Remotes? (Y/N): __2__ Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N): __N__ - If Y describe problems: _______________ Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N): __Y__ Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Original Sound System? (Y/N): _N but have original_Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N): Y Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N): _Y___ - If Y describe: _Clarion 702 with Bluetooth________________ Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N): _Y___ - If N please describe: ___________________ A/C Functional? (Y/N): _Y___ - If N describe problem: _________________________ Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N): _Y___ Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N): __N__ - If Y describe what is needed: ______________ Tire Brand: ___BFG_ Remaining Tread: _95%_____ Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N): __Y__ Factory Wheels? (Y/N): Factory yes, Buick No____ - If N describe the non stock wheel: GM 16x7 crosslaced Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _N/A______________ Missing Caps? (Y/N): N/A____ - If Y number missing: ____ Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N): N____ If Brake Components were replaced describe: (part(s) replaced and when: Accumulator 2010 Last Time Brake System Was Flushed: (Date flushed/Don't know): _10/12/2015______________ Original Engine? (Y/N): ____ - If N date replaced: ______ - How many miles on replacement? ______ Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N): __N__ - If Y when and how many miles ago? __________ Does Engine require attention? (Y/N): _N__ - If Y what needs to be done: ____________________ When was last tune up? ___2 years How often do you change the oil? 1 year or 3,000 miles Mobil 1________ Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N): __n__ Describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent: ____________________ Original Transmission? (Y/N):Think Original ____ - If N date replaced: ______ - Miles on replacement: _______ Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N): ____ - If Y when and how many miles ago? ________ Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N): _n___ - If Y what needs to be done? _______________ When was last Transmission Service? __5 years_______ Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N): N____ - If Y to what extent? ____________________ Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N): _N___ - If Y when and how many miles ago? __________ How many receipts for this vehicle's service history? (all/most/some/none): some_______________ Explain any major work performed on this car: _none______________________________ Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? (Y/N): _Y___ (90/91 Reattas only) The Portfolio contains the following: *Craftsmen?s Log (Y/N): ____ *Tire gauge (Y/N): ____ *Flashlight (Y/N): ____ *Road Atlas (Y/N): ____ In General, What items need attention on this Reatta? ___Nothing_________________________________________ My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ____Excellent___________ Other comments about this Reatta: _Maintained fanatically______________________________________________
  3. padgett

    Buick Lesabre shares wheels with Reatta?

    Why would you want more 15x6s ?
  4. padgett

    Single, center post, in ground garage lift

    With all of those considerations (plus needing a 7,000 lb capacity) I bought a portable (it rolls around) medium rise scissors lift. They make an inground version with no clearance issues but my cars can all handle 4" and would lose portability. Except for the control dolly the is no side clearance required. Handles both a 148" WB 21' RV and a 94.5" WB toy. (Wood was for the RV - track was too wide for the ramps & top was to the rafters so could not raise as far. Tires hang & clearance in center is 33" wide. This is what worked best for me. I see the Atlas Kwik-Bay is rated at 7,000 lbs now. " This portable lift easily raises a 7,000 lb. car or truck to a comfortable working height and does not require the customer to position arms under the lifting points of the car. " Look for dual pistons, full tracks (no rollers on the concrete), and a solid locking bar. The only drawback for some would be you could not park a car under another one. It works for me.
  5. padgett

    My 18 year old sent me this...funny

    Interesting. So many PBIs. My V8 Sunbird was that way but was very easy to remove the two bolts from the mount and raise the engine to clear the shaft though was two different levels for two different plugs AFAIR. Was very reliable but like most SBCs after a certain period they would start using A Lot of oil. And plugs. After enough autocrosses though I punched the top out of the spring towers, puchcked the clutch linkage through the firewall, and was fortunate the 13x6 Vega GT wheels were common because I cracked at least one every weekend. Sunbeam Tiger had two plugs you removed from inside the passenger compartment. Seems that Northstars went through a big improvement when the VVT came out, was always DOHC but after 2003 (been around since 1993) are much more reliable. As long as they have oil pressure. Have heard the Aurora ShortStar is the best for hopping up. Want something fun ? From 2004 to 2007 there were a Whole Bunch of Mercedes M272 engines (V6) built with defective balance gears. No Big for a Buick V6 but for Merc meant the balance shaft had to be replaced. In true Germanic precision the Merc had a bolt on the end of the balance shaft. Under the flex plate. The MB TSB requires removing the engine ($4,000) to replace. Was a class action suit but time has now expired for all affected e.g. SLK280s and SLK350s.
  6. padgett

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    If drawn to a '60 Edsel may I suggest a '59 Bonnie ?
  7. Just to be a PIA, 67 and 68 Camaros had two different taillight bezels each, base and RS, all four easily spotted. Back then almost every GM model had differences in trim, grilles, and taillights even in the same car line. And then there are the interiors... You did a remarkable job in keeping the period correct something many majors often miss (my favorite is "Hurry Sundown"). Guess only a fanatic would notice though.
  8. padgett

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    Growing up in the only state that was occupied the whole war and with some vets still around, "Yankee" to me usually has a pejorative prefix.
  9. padgett

    YEAHHHH!!!! RETIRED!!!!!!

    Congrats Terry, only difference for me was to turn the alarm clock off. Had been telecommuting since 2004 when my employer finally agreed I had better computers at home than in the office. Sill enjoying cars that have AC & still talk to them with computers just a little more complicated than a Prince Onboard Computer now.
  10. padgett

    Parts catalog

    Was one of the things that GM used to allow us to provide to members...
  11. padgett

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    As long as 87 and 93 PON does not become "rare"...
  12. padgett

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    I prefer Pittsburg since like a bit of char. A lot depends on the make/model. For example an ongoing process involves the production record for *every* Buick Reatta (thanks Barney) and last I knew PHS had the production record of every Pontiac made since 1959 (thanks Fred). Am sure similar records for other cars exist but may be considered trade secrets. Personally do not consider any car "rare" if more than 100 were built so to me a Tucker is "rare".
  13. padgett

    Should I daily drive a classic car?

    Insurance costs are part of what killed Muscle Cars in the early 70's. Not all but was significant. Remember being asked when first insured my '78 Sunbird. Was asked if it had a V6 and I said no.
  14. padgett

    Rarity ? Pure sales talk?

    Having had several cars with total production under 100 units, understand well the difference between "rare" and "desirable". Interesting point is my Reatta convertible. Halo car, 2,200 built, yet not very desirable. Maybe the problem is that they are so reliable. Know a few cars where an uncorrected factory defect adds value.
  15. padgett


    I'll match your porkers with my tow car: a '12 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4475 lbs, rest of the herd are well under 4k.