Retired w/Reatta

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About Retired w/Reatta

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  • Birthday 03/25/1945

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    Portland, Oregon, USA
  1. Horn Buttons !

    What color is your interior?
  2. Ignition module

    Gentlemen please, We have been through this before . We have weathered this storm. There will always be people pushing our buttons, trying to make us behave in certain ways, we're better than that. At he end of the day, it's you in the mirror you have to look at, no one else. I wish the moderators would speak up here since a post was deleted and this topic no longer makes sense as it stands. I know this is selfish of me but the Forum without Ronnie is not quite the same. We got a good thing going here. Let's not blow it. Stanley ps moderators if you want to delete this that's fine: I wasn't going to bring this up fearing I would alienate or piss off some but you can't escape reality. It's Easter and Passover. A time of searching the soul and the body. We all want to be good people. Let's do it.
  3. Air foil / wing

    Jon, If it's the kind that is about 2" tall I'm interested. I figure I can repaint it to Maui Blue. My email is
  4. Junkin'

    Weather has been dismally grey and wet in the Pacific northwest this late winter. Nothing new actually and I just read (not on Twitter) that Portland is the most depressing city in the country. This is about the time of the year that we can't take it anymore and need to see that big yellow orb in the sky to keep us going. Luckily I have other avenues. I've been working on an '89 burgundy/light grey Reatta and a '90 white/light grey Riviera. Unfortunately they are in two different Pick n Pulls twenty-five miles and much traffic apart. So I went to see the '90 Riv today and joked with the attendant that I should get a discount for coming out in the rain. He pointed to a sign stating all this week all parts were 50% off due to the flooding conditions in the yard, which is surrounded by a wetlands wildlife refuge. Amazingly the rain abated and I spent almost three glorious hours there. It's amazing what junkin' can do for one's attitude. I got a nice IPC, a nice ECC, door and window switches, IP surround, the thermostat housing and various small plastic parts and metal hardware and (not to rub this in Jim) both front wheel speed sensors whose barrels came out with just a slight turn of a wrench, and check out good with no cracks in the rubber. Also a pair of grey horn buttons from a '96 Century. Canadian Geese were flying over and honking all day and I left as the rain began again. It doesn't get much better than this.
  5. Rear Sway Bar Bushings Again

    Great sayings. May I quote you? Hope you're all bundled up for the night.
  6. 90 Reatta wheel sensor

    Dave I never meant to diss you or your work. I respect you as one of a handful of Reatta owners who has gone above and beyond to help the slobs like me keep their cars running. Case in point is your reconditioned wheel speed sensors: An unobtainium part as new with the native population diminishing rapidly. You and friends developed a way to recondition these parts. I think that's great; way beyond my skills. And the price, considering what you put into them, is reasonable figuring you'll only have to buy this part once for the rest of the life of the car. And yes Jim I'm still here. I can't believe you missed my post re Getting Ready for a Date. However I just went downstairs to my basement and counted 15 wheel speed sensors that I pulled from Reatta, Riviera, Toronado and LeSabre, all testing good with no cracks in the rubber. I only remember once when the sensor was so rusted into the knuckle I could not remove it (I am a great proponent of PB Blaster); I also only remember a couple of cars that the lead rubber was cracked beyond the point I wanted to deal with it. I imagine it's the climate which up until a few years ago was considered Temperate Marine but now is all wonky, but that's another discussion. Wife just called that dinner's ready. S.
  7. 90 Reatta wheel sensor

    Jerry, I don't know how handy you are, and I don't want for DAVES89 to lose a sale, but these wheel sensors are not difficult to remove from a junked car. You'll get a bit greasy and scuff a few knuckles but they can be removed with few tools. When I go to a pick n pull I always look for cars (Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac) with the Teves brake system. I remove the sensors and visually inspect them, test them with my DVM; if they're good I buy them (and they are not very expensive), if not I just leave them. If Dave doesn't have any just used ones, I do, tested and good. Stanley
  8. Buick reatta convertible

    Mileage? Location? Price?
  9. Getting ready for a date

  10. Pontiac Reatta

    Two weeks ago this car was on eBay with a starting price of $99., no buy it now price and an unknown reserve. I believe it got one bid and then disappeared. Before it was gone I emailed the owner asking for more pics of the bad stuff, like the driver's seat. I also asked about the touchscreen and the original wheels. We had a bad snowstorm then and he said he'd send more pictures after the snow was gone. He said he could get the stock wheels back if that was a deal breaker. Never saw any other pics. It then appeared on craigslist for $1500. Went down quickly to $1200.: which is where it's at now. I agree with 89RedDarkGrey. If I had an '89 I'd be out bargaining with this guy. Heck, if I had extra garage room I'd buy it to fix it up (always wanted an '89). The car is about a 40 minute drive from my house if anyone is interested and wants me to look it over.
  11. Pontiac Reatta

    I'm having trouble getting this link to post.
  12. Pontiac Reatta indignity of it all (and I have nothing against Pontiacs).
  13. Wheel options

    OK I just found the receipt. The wheels aren't on my car now because I need to buy new tires for them and also I use a set of so-so stock wheels for my winter tires. And it is winter here (see photo), and that's in the carport! So the tires were Tourevo 94V all season 215/55R-17. I remember the tire dealer working with me to find the best tire for my car. They tried on three different sizes until one was found that had the proper clearances, up and down and lock to lock.
  14. Wheel options

    Checking with my GPS the difference was about 1 mph at 60. I'll look for the receipt for my tire size.
  15. Wheel options

    17" 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL wheels on my '90. No clearance problems.