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About Retired w/Reatta

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  • Birthday 03/25/1945

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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Interests:
    Bonsai, My Cats, Hiking, Junking, Driving my Reatta

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  1. Cable on far right is from an '88 Olds 98 front, 39". Cable to left of that is a '90 Reatta front, 43". Second cable from the left is a '90 Reatta rear, 31". First cable on the left is a '90 Cadillac Fleetwood front, 39". Note that although the Olds front cable is 4" shorter than the Reatta's, the alignment of the hole/barrel is similar. The Caddy front has the same alignment of the hole/barrel as in the Reatta rear, although 8" longer.ðŸĪ”
  2. Painted muffler hi-temp flat black. I never did like the way it stuck out there.
  3. I always thought it was a right-of-passage for one to have hot oil pour all over your hand when you unscrewed the oil pan drain bolt when changing oil.ðŸĪŠ I've gotten it down to where I have the bolt completely unscrewed but still pushed against the hole, and then pulling away quickly as the hot oil pours (hopefully) into the well-paced collector pan. What invariably happens is when I pull my hand with the bolt away quickly, I manage to bash the back of my hand against some unwielding metal part. So now I'm dealing with blood and oil. After innumerable oil changes I'd like something dif
  4. I was just cleaning some fire smoke soot from the dash.ðŸ˜ē Thank you Padgett.😊
  5. I'm having a problem with my interior lighting on my ragtop. When I open the door the footwell lights and the door courtesy lights come on. When I turn the key to start the car the lights go off for a second and then come on again. If I then turn the engine off, leave the car and close the door the lights stay on for 15 minutes before they go out. If I continue driving, the lights never go out and stay on the whole time I'm driving until I stop, get out, close the door and wait 15 minutes.ðŸĪ” Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and stay safe.
  6. Here are photos of front wheel cables from a '90 Reatta and an '88 Olds 98. The Reatta cables are 43", the Olds 39". And as Daniel said the eye is not the same but will work. The Reatta cable is on the outside in photo #1, top in #2 and right in #3.
  7. You're an inspiration!😁
  8. I do have a few. Send me a PM and I'll mail you a couple.
  9. I'm pretty sure I have some. I'll check in the am and let you know.
  10. Here are some photos of the 90 vert with a new canvas top from Marck and installed by my local guy. This is the top Buick should have put on the Reatta.😊
  11. Great article. Thanks for sharing. Buicks are meant to be driven. Especially so for the Reatta. I can't wait to get back on the road again. These are may daily drivers.😊 I also agree with folks here re the Teves brake system; learn about them, simple to maintain and most important of all they stop the car on a dime.🚙
  12. Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. I took it to mean flames painted on the side of a car.🚗
  13. Karen, Not-A-Collector, told me if I put flames on either Reatta that it would be grounds for divorce, or a least couples' counseling!😄
  14. I believe you will have to pull the seat to access the motors. Not too difficult; 2 bolts fore and 2 aft on the seat frame, 2 electrical connections underneath. Good time to clean out 30 years worth of junk under there too.😊
  15. That's OK. As Reatta owners we accept all who are lost.🙃
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