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  1. Interested in antenna and headlight motors. Maybe the tires too. Live in Zanesville Oh and could drive out this afternoon. Still have?
  2. got an email from eastcoastreattaparts.com describing some products they carry for the reatta. They have automatic antennas
  3. Wheel spins with good force. Speedometer registered 24 mph with wheel up. Brake pedal stopped it but locked it again.
  4. (Was the front wheel just windmilling without any real force? ) Seemed to be rotating pretty good. I'll unseat the pads, start it in neutral with the wheels on the ground, and see if I'll need to replace my neighbor's fence
  5. Tried to move car for first time since rebirth. Right front caliper (new) was pressed against rotor. Bled the caliper and wheel released. Started car in park without reseating the pad and everything OK. Started car in neutral and right wheel spun!!! Left wheel fine. Rebled caliper and this time seated the pads. Caliper is again pressing the rotor. Ouch!
  6. Father time's not too kind to all things rubber. Relatively good news! This group is great! Thanks for all your inputs, fellows.
  7. Car ran fine a few minutes before I popped the hood, there was a little rattling I suspected to be a water pump failing. Free play is about 3 inches, with a hard stop on either side. Im a bit nervous about starting the car again. Every pulley including the crankshaft moves. The belt is tight. Timing chain broken?
  8. My 1989 Reatta Coupe (daily driver) had developed a severe negative camber in the rear and, when my oil cooling radiator rusted through I placed the car in storage in 2004 and bought a pickup truck. With the corona business giving me loads of home time, I decided to do a bit of restoration, with the help of this forum. Projects addressed (in order): Bypassed oil cooler. Shot WD40 into cylinders and put 2 gallons of gas in an empty tank. Replaced battery. Engine cranked successfully and spark seen at all cylinders. Time to spend money! Brakes rusted and frozen. Front calipers, rotors and shoes replaced. Jacked up rear of car for rear brakes and gas came streaming out of the tank. Ordered tank and fuel pump. Replaced calipers, rotors and pads. New plugs and wires Replaced brake and tranny fluid, oil, filter, coolant, power steering fluid. Pulled gas tank. Fuel sending unit lines looked really ugly. Found a fuel sending unit on the forum (Thanks, Daves89). Re assembled tank and powered up. Fuel was leaking from rusty fuel lines. Replaced damaged lines with vinyl. Car started! but transmission fluid leaking at front of car. Transmission cooling lines rusted through. Cut out damaged sections and clamped in rubber transmission line. Put car in gear and it wouldn't move. Added more tranny fluid and worked it through the gears. Car moves! No leaks! End result: Car still has severe negative camber, and oil cooler is still bypassed. But, for some reason, I'm really happy!
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