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!