Retired w/Reatta

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About Retired w/Reatta

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  • Birthday 03/25/1945

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    Portland, Oregon, USA
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    Bonsai, My Cats, Hiking, Junking, Driving my Reatta

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  1. Fascinating stuff. I noticed the third from last 1991 was donated to Portland Community College (OR), then transferred out. Barney, a new project for your spare time.😊
  2. You would think a name like Hemmings would respect some honesty and research in it's advertising.🀨
  3. My congratulations also Brenda. πŸš— You deserve it. Beautiful Car!😁
  4. I've bought and sold stuff on the Buy/Sell part of the Forum. I've also bought Reatta parts from the main suppliers listed in Resources. I have always trusted these sources; I'm sure it's because these people (you) are my "buds". 😁 Most of you I'll never meet, however I feel a special bond with people, of all walks of life, who are fascinated with this incredible automobile. πŸš™ It is from the members whose ads I expect to see in the B/S section. It seems it has worked well this way for many years. I believe it's a matter of trust, or, as we used to say in Queens in the 1960's, I know where you live.😎 I know how to get to EBay or Rock Auto or Amazon or any of the myriads of parts suppliers waiting to take my buck who don't know the difference between the 1990 and the 1991 Reatta brake systems. So Ronnie I think I agree with many here that the B/S should be more hometown.
  5. Or you could go this route. Same Camaro muffler.
  6. Ronnie, Let me add my name to those who think you are doing a great job and appreciate all your efforts to help the Forum exist. Every organization needs someone to keep it on the straight and narrow. I'm sorry if some have taken exception to what is your job. You've always seem to be fair and polite and we can't ask for more. RONNIE IN 2019! πŸ˜„
  7. Gotcha there!πŸ˜„ There are never enough tools.🚘 It is a fantastic work space. Your wife really must love you.😊
  8. 😊Thanks Ronnie. I will double check the VIN of the donor car. I just found a third wrecking yard in my area that sells used, compression tested engines for under $300. All these places list the year and make, and usually the mileage, of the donor car but it never hurts to ask. Thanks Dave. I think. So I go to Rock Auto just to get an idea of the availability of a rack and pinion. So I see prices ranging from $56.79 to $158.79. So core prices are ranging from $4.50 to $50.00. So three ports appear to be favored over two ports. πŸ™„ So I should replace the water pump. So I guess the freeze plugs also. So now Karen-not-a-collector (remember her?), says now that maybe we should fix up the convertible, at least for another summer. Hey! What's a guy to do? πŸ€”
  9. Well it's official: I have a main bearing chewing itself up and an oil leak from the crank seal.😟 I've found two wrecking yards (thanks Dave) where I can buy a 3.8 with good compression for under $300.😊 My regular repair shop said to R&R the engine is about a seven hour job, less than $800. So I'm thinking of going this route. Will keep you updated.πŸ€” Thank you all for your input.
  10. I told Santa I've been good.πŸ˜‹
  12. I was hoping to work on the car today but instead I had to move it from a friend's garage to another storage space. I will try to get to it tomorrow.πŸ™„ The drive was about five miles of speeds from 25 mph to 45 mph. The engine operated as normal except the oil pressure showed low on decelerating and braking, going back up to normal when accelerating. I also noticed an oil leak (don't know exactly where it"s coming from) on that same side (right) of the engine as the noise that had not been there before.😟