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  • Birthday 09/19/1956

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  1. Hey Stanley! The new owner / caretaker of the Reatta is in the Canby, OR area. I'm sure he will make his presence known here very soon. Mixed emotions about letting the car go.
  2. Thanks B Jake! I wanted to "keep it in the family" so I chose Buick Lucerne wheels from 2006. They are 16x7, so they are the same size as the wheel that Buick used on the 1991 Reatta.
  3. My Reatta has been sold. Thanks all! After 9+ years of ownership, it is time to let my "black beauty" move move on to its next owner. The interior and exterior are nearly perfect. The body is straight and w/o dings. There is no rust. The paint is above average, considering the age. Note mirror-like reflections of the clouds in photo of hood and trunk lid. One 1” x 1.25” paint imperfection just ahead of the driver’s door handle is present Under current ownership since 2012, the vehicle is always garaged. Upgrades during current ownership include tires, wheels, struts, re-sealed intake, timing chain, power window motors, out-of-car injector service, crankshaft sensor, ignition control module, fresh fluids, and more. These receipts are all available for review. Total mileage on the Reatta is 144,000. 8,000 of these miles have been accumulated under current ownership. The car has two prior owners, both from the Dallas TX area. (hence a rust-free car) Currently licensed in WA with “forever” collector plates. Sale includes original wheels, window sticker, craftsman’s log, and car show awards. CL ad with 24 photos is posted at https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/ridgefield-1990-buick-reatta-convertible/7337635986.html $6,000
  4. Hi all. There is a little life here. My OCD self is getting ready for a car show in mid-June...so this is a great topic!
  5. I enjoyed this CL ad for an off-road Reatta. Apparently this Reatta has successfully participated in the Gambler 500 off-road rally aka Navigation-Adventure Challenge. https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/6682594854.html My question...if they seller has run the rally since "year one", and this is the only vehicle to get him back home without the aid of a tow truck...why sell it??? Run it again next year!!! Here is info on the Gambler 500 https://gambler500.com/
  6. Thanks. The wheels came from a 2006 Lucerne. They are 16's.
  7. Since Labor Day marks the un-official end to summer, I thought I would take the Reatta to the "beach" for a photo shoot.
  8. Is the car parked on a flat surface? I had this problem when trying to operate the top when parked on my sloped driveway... When I pulled in the garage everything worked properly.
  9. Sorry for "slacking" and not posting the final chapter on this issue sooner... My auto care provider diagnosed the schizophrenic high idle as a faulty ECM. After replacement with a Delco re-manufactured unit the issue was cured!
  10. Just noticed that the Brake Presure Accumulator for our Teves systems price has dropped just under $100. It's time for me to snag one! (I have no affiliation with The Reatta Store....but that is where I found the deal.)
  11. A repair shop owner that I know swears by Bon-Ami and 0000 steel wool. Just make sure that you rinse well when you are finished.
  12. Nice job, Greg!!! Sounds like it was a great event. (Unfortunately I had to be out of town for a trade show...but I can't wait to get back and take a scenic cruise in your honor! )
  13. Safelite recently told me they would have no problem getting one. But it wasn't going to be inexpensive! Here is the shop that I was at... [TABLE=width: 100%] <tbody>[TR] [TD]SAFELITE AUTOGLASS®[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]5119 NE 158TH AVE[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PORTLAND, OR 97230[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD](503) 258-6505[/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]
  14. Is there supposed to be a gasket that goes between the mounting base of the Idle Air Control (IAC) and the surface that it mounts to on the throttle body? Yes, I know about the round rubber ring that slides over the IAC, but wondering about another mounting gasket. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  15. Thanks Gents! This is a good list to work on. The problem re-occurred on the second of two 70 degree days. The IAC is relatively new, so I suspect a vacuum leak. It's time to do some "bonding" with the engine compartment, or seek professional help (for the car...that is, although I could probably use it too!)
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