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  1. What did the suede bolsters signify? Early production? I found this 88 on CL that has them: http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/4212540530.html
  2. My 88 had the leaking ICM when I bought it, but it ran great. I went to the yard and picked up a Delco setup with coils and the bracket for $30.
  3. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/4062360937.html
  4. The brake lines are crusty, so will likely need replacing. The seller is asking $1500 for it and is pretty firm on the price.
  5. Hey everyone, I'm looking at possibly buying a 90' convertible and have some questions. I had a friend of mine look at the car for me and he took some pics. Here's the details: 90 white over red unknown mileage (cluster has been out for a long time, just installed working one) interior is in good shape, little to no fading engine/trans good top is decent, no tears new tires headlights don't pop up front has spray paint on it has rust. Looks to be mostly around the wheel wells, battery tray I don't know anything about the convertible portion of these cars, my friend mentioned (and took a picture) that the rear of the top isn't seated correctly and the owner of the car said it's been like that since he bought it. He never put the top down because he doesn't know how to. Is there something wrong there, or is it just not latched? Finally, what do you guys think this car is worth? I know convertibles hold their value much better than coupes. Thanks!
  6. I'm not thrilled to be doing this, but I think it's time for my 88 to find a new home. I have done a lot of work to it since I bought it and it does ride great. It needs a few things to be a real good looking car. The good: Electronics work (CRT had wavy display on bottom part of screen sometimes) Added Trofeo compass module Radio works and has 1/8" jack install. Cassette does not function Cleaned and redyed entire interior. New headliner Compass mirror installed Power locks and windows work, passenger window is slow New monroe sensatracks on all 4 corners done 1k miles ago Engine runs great, trans works great AC works "Light show" works headlight motors work Ignition converted to Delco style. What needs attention: "I" on tail light missing Paint and body. There are small dents on the roof, hood and trunk lid. One large spot of paint missing on trunk lid. Also has a dent where small passenger belt line piece should be behind door. I have the part, needs dent pulled. Could use a repaint. Brakes: accumulator is failing and is only a year old. Brakes pull slightly in the rear at high speeds. ABS light it on. Headlight switch works but takes a couple pushes to get the parking lights to turn off. Parking brakes work but cable needs to be adjusted (hangs low) Power antenna only goes up half way Exhaust has leaks, tail pipes are not original. Tires are mis-matched but have good tread. Side mirrors are intact, but mirror glass is loose Windows work but are slow I really like this car and rides great with the new shocks, but I'm out of space for cars and think it's time to move on. With a little body work this can be a real looker. Asking $1500 OBO. Please contact me at davidpollock AT gmail DOT com. Pics at the bottom. Year: 1988 Coupe: __X__ Conv:____ Mileage:___95K_______ Considered Correct? (Y) Location:_____Trumbull, CT VIN:________________________________ Title: Clear Any Accident History? (N) Asking Price: $ 1500 Willing to take trade (N) Exterior Color: Black Interior Color: Tan Paint Original? (Y) Paint Condition? (Fair-Poor) Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black) Body Dents: (Y) If Y where: Hood, roof, trunk, pass behind door. Body Rust: (N) Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (N) Vent Glass Intact? (Y) Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Fair) (Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? (Fair) Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y, mirror glass is loose) Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y) Tail Light Lens: (Cloudy) Interior Original? (Yes, but redyed) 16 Way Seats? (Y) Works (mostly) Suede bolsters? (88 only) (N) Seat Condition? (Fair) Drivers interior door panel condition? (Fair- warped) Passengers interior door panel condition? (Fair- warped) Center console top armrest condition? (Good) Door weather stripping condition? (Good) Headliner Condition? (Excellent - new) Carpet Condition? (Good) Original Floor Mats: (Y) Floor Mat Condition: (Good) Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Fair) Sun Roof? (N) Functional Keyless Entry? (None) Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y) CRT works but gets slight distortion at bottom sometimes Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y but slow) Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y) Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y) Power Antenna Work Correctly? (N, only goes up half way) Original Sound System? (N) New speakers Sound System Fully Functional? (Y) If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise): Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y) If Y describe: New speakers A/C Functional? (Y) If N describe problem: Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y) Does the suspension require any attention? (N) If Y describe what is needed Tire Brand: Mixed Remaining Tread: 50% Are All Tires Matched? (N) Factory Wheels? (Y) If N describe the non stock wheel Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: (Fair) Missing Caps? (____) number Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y) If Y describe the part(s) replaced and when? Front calipers (less than 3k ago), new rear lines, new pads Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? Original Engine? (Y) If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement? Original Engine Rebuilt? (N) If Y when and how many miles ago? Does Engine require attention? (N) If Y what needs to be done. When was last tune up? less than 3k ago Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (N) If Y describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent. How often do you change the oil? 3000 miles Original Transmission? (Y) If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement? Original Transmission Rebuilt? (N) If Y when and how many miles ago? Does Transmission require attention? (N) If Y what needs to be done? When was last Transmission Service? Any Transmission Leaks? (N) If Y to what extent? Have CV joints been replaced? (N) If Y when and how many miles ago? I have (some) receipts for this vehicle's service history. Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? Yes In General, What items need attention? My Reatta Drives: (Excellent) I am the ______owner of this Reatta. I have owned this Reatta for ___1__ Years and/or ___6__ Months. Contact Me at davidpollock AT gmail DOT com
  7. FWIW, I had a problem getting any pressure from my 88 when I got it. I tried running it without the accumulator attached and no fluid came out. What ended up working was with the accumulator off, I unbolted the pump assembly and with the key on, tipped it upside down a few times until it started pumping fluid out of the port for the accumulator. I bolted it back up with the accumulator installed and my brakes worked.
  8. I hope someone saves it. I ran the plate through carfax and it shows it being registered to a 90 Reatta.
  9. The handle on my 96 Fleetwood looks similar to the Reatta handle. Those caddys turn the dome light on when you lift the handle, if it fits that could be a good replacement.
  10. The brakes on this car are pretty bad, but might just be the bad accumulator. AC compressor functions fine (and the system actually holds a charge!), doubt that can be it. I ruled out under hood accessories as the smell is not under there at all. I'll have to check the cat too, have to remember to do that in the evening. Thanks guys!
  11. Hope it's that simple, I'll report back once I get under there.
  12. As long as I have owned my 88 there has always been a faint smell of burning rubber, mostly from the back of the car. Today I pulled her out of storage and once again noticed it while the car was idling from its long nap. It seems to come from the rear of the car, not under the hood. Once I drove home I got a real good whiff of it, very strong as if I just laid some rubber down (which in its current state cannot happen without some help ). I have looked for it in the past, but can never figure out where it's coming from. There is never any smoke, just he smell. Anyone have any clue where I should look?
  13. Unfortunately I was just passing through and didn't have the time/tools to pull anything. I hope someone saves these parts!
  14. The driver's door panel was gone, headlight switch damaged, tail light cracked and the roof was ripped. The interior was in ok shape, but looks like the roof had been leaking for a while.
  15. For those in the Riviera beach florida area, I saw a black over tan 90 convertible at the LKQ there. Didn't notice any body damage, a real shame it ended up there. It was still pretty complete yesterday.
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