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  1. Jim

    Reatta Hood Ornament

    There was only one style of hood emblems on Reattas. Sort of. All year emblems looked the same as pictured. The '89-91s were about 3 inches in diameter and the '88s were slightly smaller. When I say "sort of" The '88 and '90 Select 60s came from the factory with the standard emblem but the dealer was supposed to include with the car a special emblem as pictured below. I have lots of nice standard emblems available.
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    Engine Choices

    My first thought was also to check the harmonic balancer and you should do that first. I would go with a used engine from a salvage yard. I have sent many many Reattas to the crusher with good engines in them as these engines are normally so good there is almost no demand for them and they are cheap. You will need to stick with an '88-90 engine as that is a direct replacement and no electrical or mechanical changes need to be done. An '88 engine has the 3800 stamped on the intake plennum but other than that is the same. Also find a small shop to do the work. $ 1500 sounds too high to me.
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    Bench testing a 90-91 cluster?

    Years ago I made a test setup for testing '90 and up IPC. I wired in a BCM, central power supply and everything else the shop manual schematics called for. ( I also have an electronics background ) I must have missed something as I could never get it to work. It was really a waste of time anyway. These IPCs very often are intermittent and needed to be tested for at least a month in your regular car to make sure they are not going to go out even for a few minutes. I used to take exchanges and have about 25 non working '90 IPCs on the shelf so If anyone needs one to be sent in for repair while keeping their original I can provide one for $ 15. At this time I do not have any extra good working IPCs. Jim
  4. I do have tested good used pump/motors and pressure switches, however I will be out of the country starting Thursday through Oct 29. Jim
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    Jim Finn's email address?

    I am not sure who y-jobfan is, but have responded to all emails that I have recently received. Jim
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    tonneau lock clip

    I do have very good reproduction clips.
  7. Just last week I replaced the magnet in my wife's Reatta. I have done the JB weld method several times and worked good every time. ( read Padgetts link above this post ) Auto Zone sells new ones for about $ 12 and that is where I got my most recent one. Their part number is wells SU151
  8. In another post someone was looking for a '90 headlight switch so I thought I would bring this topic to the top so folks do not pay too much. I see on Ebay there are 3 of them ranging from $ 250-$ 595. I have them for $ 85 exchange. I also have the '91 Reatta and '90-93 Riviera switches available. On Ebay currently there is a Riviera switch for $ 41, That is a good price but it does not come with the knobs on the sliders and it is not for a '90 Reatta but fits a '91 Reatta or a '90-93 Riviera
  9. I see Phil has not responded to the inquiry about the headlight switch and am not trying to beat him out of a sale but I have reconditioned headlight switches for the 90 Reattas and the '91 Reattas and the '90-93 Rivieras. I sell them for $ 85 exchange.
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    Rattling noise from crankshaft area

    I have both a good used harmonic balancer and crank sensor at reasonable prices.
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    Tonneau Cover

    I do have the clips that hold the tonneau oover up. Jim
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    The Reatta convertible prototype

    Nothing going on, just two great guys giving each other a bad time.
  13. The '88-89 window switches do go bad. Dirty contacts inside the switch cause heat inside the switch and melt the pointed rockers. You can probably get your window back up by pressing real hard on the up switch.
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    Anyone have a letter K?

    I have all letters available. Jim
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    wanted to purchase

    Barney does have them.