Richard D

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  1. I bought this car to stop using my 1990 Reatta as my daily driver. Since it is the middle trim model, Premium Coupe I thought it would have courtesy lights besides the map lights. It doesn't even have footwell lights or trunk light that is listed in the owners manual. Does have all the other stuff, leather, shaker stereo, power seat etc. Is it possible that something happened to the build sheet? Since it has dimming and brightening for the map lights if I were to install led foot well lights and figure some way to mount one in the back of console to add some light to the back seat would that overload the dimming circuit? 3 LEDs draw about the same as one map light. I am also aware that the positive is always hot and the negative is switched. I already installed an auto dim, compass rearview mirror. Anybody looking for a 1990 Reatta in the south Florida area? Most everything works, 305-233-9593, Richard. Pictures in Reatta buy sell forum Thanks for your time Richard
  2. I am selling my Coupe, condition I is good to fair, mostly good. In the last year it has received a new set of tires, battery,dashboard surround with vents,BCM. Last two years brake accumulated,brake fluid changed plus what I can't remember. I do have service receipts for the last 19 years or so. Was repainted about 5 years ago with urethane. The interior is original, carpets in front are great, behind the seats is faded. Seats need a cleaning, the 16 way drivers seat shows some signs of wear, no rips or punctures. The yellow anti brake light is intermittent. Car does not leak, engine is perfect uses no oil which has been changed at least every 3,000 miles. I always use Purolator Pur 1 filters. Mileage is 149,5XX. Sorry about the poor pictures, will add some better ones asap. I can be reached at 305-233-9593 before 10:00pm please, getting old. Oh yeah price is $2,000.00 car has not been wrecked.I have dropped price to $1,750, less than new windshield. Have receipts to prove it. Too many letters from condominium association. Hanger space fell through, the owner had the nerve to buy a plane. Some people
  3. Well I did it. I found a low mileage 2005 V6 premium trim mustang for $4,600. The paint shop will get the Reatta in the next few days and to lower the price he can keep it in his shop and work on it when things are slow,much better price. I was supposed to pick up the 72 Centurion today after being in the shop for almost 9 months. Maybe tomorrow, having trouble with the new door cards, this is a different shop than the Reatta is going to. Since I live in a condominium I have arranged for the convertible Centurion to share garage space at a friends 8 car garage, he is a real car collector and a very special friend. That Centurion takes up two spaces in his garage, it is truly huge. By the time the Reatta is done I will think of something. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED ME THROUGH THIS. THIS IS THE BEST CAR SITE ON THE WEB BECAUSE OF ALL THE PEOPLE ON IT! Richard.
  4. Thanks to all. I have always liked oddball and different cars than most folks. I was also looking at Mazda Rx 8s but was told they were ugly which is not a problem, then someone else told me the Rotary engine in the RX 8 is good for 100,000 miles and rebuilding one is not really rebuilt like a piston engine that can be bored 30,000 over size. Padgett thanks for the reminder of the Crossfire, I looked for one with my brother who bought a Cadillac, maybe I was adopted. I also am looking for a Subaru Brat. Once again thanks to all for your time, the search goes on. Richard
  5. About 5 years ago I had the same problem we a rock. State Farm had Safelite at my home the next day and installed a PiLkington for $1,800.00 and have had no problems.
  6. I my found out that to paint my Reatta with a two step clear coat paint, align hood $1,800. Refurbish interior using existing leather(no rips, some cracks on drivers side seat bolster) Drive train in good shape, oil level does not drop every 3k everything works but courtesy lights. Here in Miami I can buy a 2005 or 6 Mustang for 4 to 6 K with 80 to 100,000 miles. HELP! What should I do? Spend 4grand onReatta or replace it?
  7. Forgot to mention that down here my AC is on high 50 weeks a year. I am pretty sure that the radiator fans are on high when AC is on.
  8. Hi Ronnie, it has been raining here all day,I will check it tomorrow and let you know what I find. Thank you for your help, Richard
  9. Thank you Barney,after I checked the relay (no difference) I tried a known good BCM, still no change. Even with the B relay in my hand when I turn the key to run the fog and clearence lights come on. Tomorrow I will check the export mode. Thanks for your time, Richard Ps I know have a spare BCM for my spare parts box. I have found some unknown characters when I hit symbols twice by mistake, maybe one of them is a line. Good luck.
  10. I have studied the schematic in the fsm and I can't figure it out. Whenever the key is on all the marker lights, the amber light in the headlight switch comes on. I sent the switch to Jim Finn after I pushed the fog Light button too hard and he replaced it. When there was no headlight switch I noticed the fog lights were on. On the schematic I cant see how the lights can be backfed some how. My next thing is to turn the key on and start pulling fuses one at a time. The fog light relay checks good on the bench. All help, ideas,gratefully accepted. Thanks, Richard
  11. Looks like a previous owner dib not us antifreeze in Miami. Side flow radiator used plain water. The person I bought it from just drained the water and added enough to give the coolant to give it a green tint. New rad installed and removed side tank and it was half clogged with corrosion everything's good now. Thanks for everybodys help. Richard
  12. Needs to be automatic, size of engine (stock) not important. Richard, again.
  13. Car should be as well optioned as possible, a/c, power brakes, steering, I don't think they came with power windows but can be added email dalk01@aol.com phone 305 233 9593 Thanks, Richard
  14. My explanation was hard to understand, I removed the bottom petcock untill coolant stopped, started car until last of coolant poured out then filled with fresh water while it was running until drainage was clear. Shut off engine, let drain. Capacity is about 2 gallons so after closing the petcock and poured the full strength gallon into the system then poured about 5 quarts clean water with heater on high and reserve bottle to cold. Down here for extra profits they sell half strength coolant fot the same price, to avoid having to use half of what you bought when you are just topping up. Theoretically it should cost half of the full strength stuff. Oh well when is two segments over 12 o clock and I start rollimg at constant speed (45-50)temp will drop to normal. Any suggestions on radiator flush?
  15. Thanks for your help, I was hoping the impeller and shaft were cast as one piece. Since they built millions of these engines should not be hard to find. I hope it is something I can do, it seems like the older I get the less I can bend over fenders and such. Regards Richard.
  16. For the last 5 months or so for the first 45 minutes of both stop and go driving, first stop and go then 20 minutes of non stop and go then about 20 minutes of returning driving, 20 minutes of crusing at 60 then 40 minutes of stop and go the temp gauge will up about 2 segments past half way. The car is parked between 20 and 40 minutes before return trip. I have drained until fluid is clear then drained radiator, refilled with full strenghth antifreeze conditioner (I live in Miami) yet the problem returns. Have also replaced thermostat no sign of leaks. Milage is 149,000. Have also tried bypassing heater core. Thanks to all Richard
  17. Richard D

    USPS slipping?

    I sent an oscilloscope via UPS and it arrived with no scope but a well wrapped brick. I was refunded, in about 3 months. It was only a Tektronics
  18. For some reason with 149,500 miles I have had nightmares about freeze plugs. I am just now putting some real money in the car. The almost 7 year old urethane one step black paint job is starting to show its age, here in Miami it now needs to be polished at least once a month. I want to put a real 2 step imron paint job,have the interior taken apart and completely detailed and get the courtesy lights fixed. Engine, transmission, leak no oil my mechanic told me he has never seen a car this dry on the bottom that was more than one year old. I'm afraid that after I do all that the freeze plugs will fail or the engine or tranny will shed parts while going down the road. Advice, PLEASE, everyone says this engine is bullet proof(I do maintain it very well) I want to have the work done without worrying about a major repair. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
  19. HOLY REATTA!!! The difference between a single urethane job with a 4 year warranty, whatever that means will cost around 700 dollars. For a two step job using a paint called Glassuritt, it is made in Germany, my spelling may be off. Oh yeah, the Glasurit will cost an extra $1,000.00. $1,700 seems like a lot. Most folks claim that to get 10 or more years this is what I need. I did some research and reviews say it is much better than Imron. Anybody familiar with this paint?
  20. Thank you, it sounds like I want to have a base coat, clear coat urethane job done. The one step I used last time looked great for about two years with a wax twice a year. Even now six years later if I have it polished once a month it still looks good. With a black car in Miami the two step seems the way to go. I talked to my mechanic and he went over all the records and the mileage I drive a year and can't find any major problems that may show themselves, other than new struts in a year or so. The bottom of the car is dryer than a lot of one year old cars. No oil leaks. Thanks again to all, Richard.
  21. I am on my second Reatta, the first one gave it's life for mine. My second one is black and has to live outdoors. The last job was done by a good local shop that has closed. She used a urethane paint and did some minor body work. Here in South Florida the sun is brutal, the paint can maintain a shine but requires a once a month polish. To repaint it should I stick with urethane, or go to a two step job,pigment then clear. I don't know if it's still available but I remember enamel or laquar or something magic? I need someone who knows more about paint than I do. Thanks to all, Richard
  22. Here we are 6 months later and I have bought two radios that don't fit. The problem is the width of the rectangular tuning section that pass through the dashboard needs to be 4.5 inches and two and thirteen sixteenth of an inch tall. Anybody with an am fm stereo delco radio from that era please measure the tuning rectangle for me and contact Bob Mayer at 305 389 7666 or myself at 305 233 9593 or return this email address Many Thanks to all, Richard
  23. In Miami Florida yesterday I noticed a Citgo station that is now offering "pure gasoline,no ethanol" on big signs. In smaller letters it shows the price as 90 cents more a gallon then regular unleaded. I wouldn't mind paying 25 cents more a gallon for gasoline because of the higher energy content and less corrosion. But 90 cents more? That is gouging IMHO
  24. Thanks for your help. What has happened to GM, an alternaror that fails at just under 150,000 miles. This morning I stuck my nose at the alternator vents and the same burning smell is present, so after 150,000 miles it owes me nothing. Rock Auto has a Delco reman with lifetime warranty for $99.79 + $15.00 core charge. New Delco $189.00. I think I will go for the Delco reman. Unless Padgett or someone else recommends the new Delco. Back in the 1970s if your car lasted 100,000 miles that was amazing.