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  1. I saw a 91 vert at a car show recently. The owner said he had performed this switch over as it looked better and he was not a fan of air bags. He did not say how he had done this swap though.
  2. My 30 year old driver side sun visor had the typical broken ear that would hang down. It looked nasty. I removed the old one and asked my wife if she could recover it using the left over material from my headliner re-do. The material on that visor was worn through, thread bare and looking its age. She said it was beyond her skills. I was able to find a used one of the correct color with an intact ear. But once again the material was toast. I took it to a local upholstery shop that charges $70/hour for labor. He said it would be a 1/2 hour job so I gave it to him and got it back the next day. Looks great! I was looking at my old one and decided to take it apart to see how it was made. I also discovered that I could reattach the ear with plumbers PVC pipe tape that I had laying around. The stuff is super sticky and quite flexible. I took a few pics for those who might be interested. I will give my old visor to anyone who wants it to use for parts. It came from my 88. I removed the latch pin that clips it to the roof but the lights work, the mirror is in good shape and the lid opens and closes at it should. FREEBIE! Just pay postage from 86409. Here is the tape I used, the part that is a jam fit into the visor, and the before and after pics of the tape repair.
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    Paint for body colored mouldings

    You can find the switch at most auto parts stores. I think I got mine at NAPA.
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    Which side

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    Which side

    Passenger side according to the ROJ article.
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    Nice vert. Why didn’t it sell?

    I was confused about which car we were discussing. Thanks for the clarification Ronnie. Now the Red one's engine bay does not reflect an enthusiast owned car. I would be ashamed to open the hood at a car show on that one.
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    Nice vert. Why didn’t it sell?

    Several reasons for me. Rust belt state, miles are a bit high, engine bay looks nasty, rebuilt title, rear of top where it meets the body looks jacked. A good detail along with an explanation of why it has a rebuilt title would help.
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    Reatta Forum Moderator

    Ronnie. You are doing a great job. I have been on a few auto related forums over the years and feel this is one of the best out there. There seems to be very little selfishness, envy or bickering. Politics and religion don't seem to be discussed and I rarely come upon a troll. One of my friends was a moderator on the Corvette Forum and said he felt it was like being a hall monitor. Keep up the good work.
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    Reatta Hood Ornament

    For your Texas fans. Not recommended for driving in Georgia.
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    Older model vs Newer model

    I own an 88 and love it. I fixed all the normal problems and it is a pleasure to drive. I just wish it had a bit more power. Parts can be found and repairs can be made. Buy the 88.
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    Racing a Reatta in 24 Hours of Lemons

    I think this is a Lemons Reatta from a few years back:
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    Engine Choices

    I was unable to copy the listing. Go to and type reatta engine into the search area. I was wrong about the price as it is actually $1,900. Check their rebuilt heads out too.
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    Engine Choices

    The Jegs on line catalog shows a remanufactured C code engine for around $2,900. That's cheap when compared to doing the same type of work on most classic cars out there.
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    I really think it was body color. Are you referring to the panel below the bumper that has a section cut out for the exhaust tips to protrude? Do a Google search for images and you will see that none of them are black unless it was a black car.
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    Need help with terminology

    AACA member kriswinner was kind enough to type my 88's VIN into a data base and found that the original owner of the car had service work done at Royal Buick in Tuscon, AZ. Date Mar 2002, Mileage 80,059. "Labor Op N4172-Module, Driver Information Center Display (Instrument Panel Cluster) - R&R or Replace. USD: $74.51 So it looks like a module was replaced in the DIC. What are they calling the DIC? Is this the speedometer area or the CRT?