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  1. Pretty nice history with great drawings of the Craft-Center---Thanks for the share M
  2. in my case we are in vacation season m
  3. I tripped across this and found it interesting; forgive me if its been posted before https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a34761242/tested-1988-buick-reatta-by-the-numbers/ Murray
  4. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it Murray
  5. I have a 90 Convertible with a very few chips in the paint. What is the correct name for the "red" used by Reatta Used too use Dupli-color but surely now out of stock due to age, What else is available? Thanks, Murray
  6. Macs Motors put this one out detailing history and "Life with a Reatta". In general I thought it reasonably on point. One thing I often hear is that the Convertible is very shakable. Maybe I'm numb but on my 90 I have not noticed a lot of cowl shake, in fact it's much better than my 64 Vette. Just my opinion Murray https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/reatta-buick-quasi-sporty-two-seater/?fbclid=IwAR0P9cJbLvazLruwARkN3Rm4GoCuaLnEYavBbRqElykkn4remNXtvuEMmwY
  7. Hi Guys, Thanks for all the suggestions; I think i tripped onto another. In Home Depot, they have a magnet section by the screws and nuts. i saw a Latch Magnet kit for cabinets and tried it. you fasten a 5/8 diameter magnet with the furnished small screw inside of the fabric flap so the magnet hits the metal pieces. the little screw sticks out a bit on the flap side that shows; i covered it with a 4-40 thread cap-nut. the magnets are 16 pound pull and the whole thing works great Murray
  8. Hi Guys, Thanks for all the suggestions; I think i tripped onto another. In Home Depot, they have a magnet section by the screws and nuts. i saw a Latch Magnet kit for cabinets and tried it. you fasten a 5/8 diameter magnet with the furnished small screw inside of the fabric flap so the magnet hits the metal pieces. the little screw sticks out a bit on the flap side that shows; i covered it with a 4-40 thread cap-nut. the magnets are 16 pound pull and the whole thing works great Murray
  9. On my 90 Convertible everything runs pretty much as it should so no need for the expert tech people on-site. My issue is just an annoyance. On the Verts there is a flap that simply closes off the airflow to the rear when the top is up and the windows are open. it's secured by Velcro that always seems to lossen up and let the flap , flap. Has anyone in the community had this [problem, where you able to cotrrect it? Murray
  10. If theres a solution, I'm interested Murray
  11. Then State Farm is on top of their game. The gave me agreed value insurance for collector cars at a $15,000 value. My major Antique car insurance company is "American Collectors" and they refused to insure it. Murray
  12. I found this an interesting article that goes into some depth about how our Reatta’s came to market. This except about its naming is interesting, does anyone have any input. Murray https://ateupwithmotor.com/model-histories/buick-reatta-history/ Does anyone remember the three names under consideration for the Reatta, one was Magnum. I recently spoke with David North – Head of GM’s Advanced Design 2 studio during development of the Reatta. He related a story about the reluctance to name it the Reatta. Reuss confused it with Regatta and wanted another name. Although North came up with the name, originally spelled Reata, he needed a little help from a woman that, I believe, worked in Buick marketing that also believed “Reatta” was the best choice. To prove Reatta was best suited for the new Buick, she held a rather unscientific test to see what name was most liked by the general public. She put the three names, up for consideration, above different turnstiles to see which one most people would gravitate to. Most people went through the Reatta turnstile helping to sway others to picking that name. Later, when North asked her how she chose which turnstile got Reatta above it, she told him most people will go through the middle turnstile so that was the one chosen for Reatta. The Buick brass was suckered just a tad. Mr. North also told me about the quality of the Reatta. It had a unique build process with the car on a platform large enough for eight craftsmen performing their tasks instead of the usual assembly line. When the Reatta was completed, it was the only Buick model that scored 100 out of 100 points. Apparently all models were scored at the end with 86 being a minimum passing score. Not a single Reatta had to go back through for any corrections.
  13. I'm lucky enough to be 15 minutes away from a great little Classic / Special Interest car dealer. It's so nice to get in your old iron and drive out there to stroll through three floors of interesting cars. They sales are robust enough that the inventory turns over quite quickly. I would guess that their stuff is about 40% consigned. I have no interest in this business but thought that a place that allows casual walkabouts might be of interest. I did have them cosmetically refresh my Speedster and they did a super job; it looks showroom new. Take a peek if your around Upstate NY or on the net https://www.greatlakesclassiccars.com/ Murray
  14. Hi Guys, My 90 Vert has no problems so let me pose this idea. All my old cars are running with Silicone Brake Fluid; My Chevelle for example hasn't needed any brake work for the 31 years I've owned it. I know you can't run Silicone in anti-lock brakes because it has a different compression. My question, if I didn't give a fig about the Anti-Lock feature could I just rum with Silicone fluid? Would that be better, worse or the same in the Teves system maintaince regimen. Thanks, Murray
  15. II recently had the dreaded "it sometimes works" issue with my 90 Vert, headlights. Contacted Mr. Eaton for a Headlight Motor, Long story short, the entire transaction was done quickly and it couldn't have been more professional. it's easy to forget how lucky we are to have a cadre of great support people furnishing advice and parts. Thanks, Barney Murray
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