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  1. Hello, long time no posts from me. I need to replace the transmission in my 88 Reatta. I don't want to spend much at this time because my Reatta is not in great shape. I just want to try to get it back on the road. I found a few transmissions in my local junkyard. Here are a few candidates. I read info from the Service Parts Information sticker when possible: Y /M /M Eng, RPO Trans RPO 94 Cutlass Ciera. 3.1L. ??? 93 Riviera. 3.8L L27 MX0. 97 Lumina. 3.1L L82. MX0. (Hope that for
  2. This project was on hold for a LONG time because we had to move the engine and car out of the garage where it was stored. One by one we freed up the stuck pistons. One required drilling holes in the piston to get penetrating oil to the rings that were stuck firmly to the cylinder. Others just had to be banged out. The crankshaft was stuck in a position with connecting rod #1 rotated so that the piston could not be pushed out, since the big end of the rod was too close to the block. Also, one of the #2 connecting rod bolts was too close to the block oil pan rail to get a
  3. Hi, my brother owns a 1958 Dynamic 88 2 door hardtop. It was parked and last ran around 1971. We've been restoring it off and on for years. The engine is a 371 2-barrel. It is seized. Back in the 1980s we added penetrating oil, Marvel Mystery Oil, Kroil, etc from the spark plug holes. Tried many times over the years to turn it, to no avail. The #1 goal now is to free up the pistons and remove them, and find out whether the motor is rebuildable. Since the motor can't be turned, we can't remove the Jetaway transmission yet. Recently we removed the heads, intake, oil pan, and some other part
  4. I dropped my tank and finally have it all apart. The lines on top of my tank just after the sending unit are intact but are badly rusted. Greg, I like the idea of the plastic lines. If I can't find a 92 Riviera or equivalent donor car, I might try to install plastic - nylon fuel lines using new parts. I can buy rolls of nylon feed and return line, and transition fittings for the 90 degree bends and ends. Take a look at these parts: http://www.fmsiinc.com/fuel-lines-adapters.htm http://www.fmsiinc.com/nylon-tubing.htm This might be a bit different than what you are using. I would do it without
  5. Barney, Please describe the lines coming off the 92 Riviera sender unit. Are those very short metal lines with some kind of rubber lines pushed on, with no threaded fittings or clamps? I wonder if it is feasible to use a later sender on the 88 Reatta. I'd expect the shorter metal lines to be less susceptible to the rust that ate my tank and all my brake and fuel lines.
  6. Thanks Drake. At those prices, I'll take it all apart first to see whether I really need them.
  7. Drake, Mine's a 1988. I see in the Parts + Illustrations book that the fuel pump for 1988 is different than 1989. The sender and the wheel house plastic shield are different too. The other parts are same in the book from 88-89. RockAuto lists the same part number for the 88 pump and 88-89 strainer as are listed in the parts book; maybe the strainer part number was superseded? I looked up these parts on GM Parts Direct: 3523296 hose, tank fill & vent - did you replace this? * 3526548 pipe, tank fill * 22530727 hose, feed rr * 22527934 hose, rtn rr * 22523751 bolt, tank strap * *
  8. Hi, I'm replacing my gas tank too. Fuel leaks a little when parked on a hill. Rust has attacked the rear suspension and fuel and brake lines aggressively. I replaced most of the fuel lines and now have the leak. I expect to find the upper half of the tank rusted. The rubber fuel fill line and return line are difficult to get off! I'm working with the car on jack stands. The suspension parts are blocking hand access to these lines... I have a new Spectra replacement tank. $204 from Spectra. I was able to get free shipping by paying for it at their show stand at Carlisle. I planned to replace t
  9. purchasing history: 2001: front rotors - Bendix, made in Canada 2001: rear rotors - store brand, made in China 2008: front rotors - Bendix, made in USA * 2008: rear rotors - Bendix, made in USA ** * Old rotors were taken out of service. Rust ridge on rotor. Could probably be cut on a lathe. Decided to replace with Bendix USA-made rotors in case USA-made ones become extinct. ** Wife insisted on buying USA-Made Bendix rears, searched for the parts and ordered them herself. She said "I don't want to buy cheap Chinese junk for my Reatta"
  10. Hi, time to replace the rear brake rotors on my 88. I recently bought Bendix front rotors that were made in USA. Bendix has always worked well for me. It's getting harder to find Bendix parts, though - a parts guy told me their domestic production was expected to end soon. RockAuto lists these brands of rear rotors: RAYBESTOS Part # 5870R WAGNER Part # BD60843 ACDELCO Part # 18A201 Has anyone used one of these? Good quality? Made in USA? I could buy the Wearever or other various Chinese-made rotors at Advance Auto or Pep Boys, but I'd rather find USA-made (or at least Western hemisphere-
  11. Hi, I've been coping with transmission trouble in my '88. I thought it would need a rebuild soon. But maybe not... The trans began giving a shudder somewhere around 40 MPH. I have not yet checked whether the trans was in the 3rd-4th shift, or the torque converter was attempting to lock up. I had the car lifted to check the brakes and noticed a piece of metal tubing just laying behind the engine/trans in parallel with the steering rack. It was somewhat captive and cannot fall out on the road, but it was disconnected at both ends. The part appears to be a hollow tube, like brake line tubing, wit
  12. Is anybody going to Fall Carlisle 2007?
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    My wife is shopping for new wheels for our 88. Yours look good. Are these aftermarket wheels, or from another GM car?
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