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ChrisWhewell last won the day on September 22 2016

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  1. Picture it having shiny chrome wire-spoked rims....
  2. In my '90 model..... what's a good windshield worth ? About $1500 , IF you can find one ? Then, the headlamp switch itself, a couple hundred. Rims ? The engine ? I mean.... there's about $2500 in parts, easily. As the "dollar" is kicked down its path to hyperinflation, the day may come when even a beater is worth $10k, because $10k is only worth what $5k used to be worth. Scrap iron was a penny a pound when they made the '90, today scrap iron is eight cents per pound. That means my Reatta is worth eight times its original scrap value, in terms of devalued Federal Reserve's "notes". Spend it while you can, while it still has buying power !
  3. To the OP.... Great Save !! I don't personally care for the overall look, but my sentiments are irrelevant ! Thanks for providing "food for thought"... I love pioneering thoughts like this !!
  4. Hi Ya'll, I look and I find ..... good.. running... Reatta's being offered for sale in various places, but.... the asking price is WAAAYYYYY too low ! Why do I suggest this ? 1) Inflation. Today's $4000 is the equivalent of about $2700 in terms of spending power, vs. not that long ago..... Been to the grocery store lately ? The lumberyard ? Romex prices ? etc. 2) A good running and relatively reliable car, that is the prettiest car of its style ever built, should be worth no less than about $6000, no way, no how. Don't short-sell your car !!
  5. I've driven the p*ss out of my Reatta. Great value, I've gotten four years of daily use out of it and it only cost me 2500 initially, plus about another 1000 to fix stuff. So, for 3500 Babelbucks, I got four years of reliable service out of it, turned a lot of heads, made a couple extra friends, and can sell it and get all my money back or maybe even turn a small profit. Its the car that pays you back. LOL.
  6. I had that same problem on a '92 suburban 25 years ago and on a 93 vette also. When the starter became "heat-soaked", it was a no-go situation. On the vette I disassembled the solenoid and the two flat-headed copper bolts that were the poles of the circuit were visibly ugly for lack of a better word. Essentially what goes on there is uber-high current for the split-second each time you start it, slowly over time it vaporizes the copper atoms off those bolts. Hahahaha, so I set up a small-time electroplating operation and electroformed two millimeters more of Cu onto those bolts, filed them and polished the business surfaces and re-assembled. Problem solved.
  7. That's be one of the few mods that'd actually deliver a noticeable power gain, the use of roller rockers with a ratio slightly higher ratio than stock. If I could find a set, I'd install em and it would also motivate me to remove the exh. manifold on the left and grind that huge obstruction out. Is that all it takes to get me off my dead @$$ ? hahaha
  8. Hey, look at my first posted messages, one was an offer to buy a CD from you having all the files. One issue with selling CD's or DVD's whatever, might be copyrights of the contributors. Lucky, the contributors were never out for money, just to help others. But still, get them to sign off on copyright. I ponder someday something breaks on my Reatta, and the website is gone or my computer is broke, etc. What is the value to me of having DVD of all the ROJ contents ?? It means I don't have to re-learn tons of stuff. I'd go $100 to have ROJ on DVD. That's what I think of it.
  9. If there was a contest for the most electrical problems, I'd enter mine. With AC on, driving down the road, the car becomes haunted and the AC switches from bi-level, to floor-only, then to discharging the cold air somewhere up inside the dash. Minutes later, the original bi-level delivery returns, all on its own. I've already changed the ECM b/c of a fault in it that didn't permit the rpm gauge to work. I still have this intermittent 041. Yesterday while driving the dash went black and the infamous ERROR message appeared. Turning off the engine and re-starting it, cures it. My next try will be to change the climate control box, when I find the spare time.
  10. When I let a shop do an alignment on my front end, I brought along the pertinent pages from the FSM for the tech. These cars aren't difficult but the FSM needs to be followed, so take them a copy !
  11. SOLVED ! Those who suggested an undercharge were right. As I slowly charged the system, a point was reached where the compressor just kicked on, and didn't shut off. So it was down quite a bit on the cold juice. I was initially hesitant to add more, b/c its summer and if it was overcharged, the last thing I'd want is a repair job in this heat. Thanks for yalls answers.
  12. The gauge pressures are cycling normally, I wrote it wrong in my message.
  13. Thanks, I'll try to bleeding some off. yeah, one has to have gauges for this activity - one of the best pawn shop buys I scored a nice heavy brass set of analog gauges, for just 20 bucks. Everybody in the trade went digital, so the analog version are cheap and plentiful, for now. I had a buddy once who overcharged a system in a fox body mustang, it caused the compressor to permanently lock up.
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