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  • Birthday 12/27/1959

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  1. I Have a few good ones! Bare and covered. Shipping is the main problem, due to size and packaging requirements. The sunroof hole can be cut into a coupe headliner shell, use yours as the hole pattern and cut it smaller, increase as needed to fit.
  2. All Y'all are such great guys! Hey Vinnie, Barney, Harry, Jim & DAVE! Thanks for all the kind posts! Cancer Treatment Center awarded me with many extra laps!:cool: Dave called me today, said I was missed & should check in. Beauty is my last car, also have a 2005 Le Sabre for daily use, I down-sized my collection from 13 Reattae to ONE. Yep, I got in big trouble that day at Michigan Int'l Speedway, at 115mph (where signature photo was shot), Where's the pix of the fire marshal chewin' me out??? I've always been known to be one who takes full advantage of "once in a lifetime" opportunities. Who has pix of Beauty in the GM 100th parade? I saw TV cameras up close that day. ...and I have a plaque indicating Beauty was built last, despite all the signatures on her last surviving sister, (in Bulgari's collection 2008), who ceremoniously rolled off last. Congratulations, CarGirl! your Reatta is a beautiful hand-crafted automobile, built for two. Your Reatta is an extremely rare and unique vehicle, hold on tight!
  3. I have a bunch of "previously admired" center caps for early Reattae, not NOS but worthy. ...and a sizeable stock of electronics, tail lamps, clusters, master cylinders, alternators, switches, relays, turn signals, headlamp assemblies and others. ...including pair of NOS gray 16way seats with suede bolsters, LF fender, grilles, front lower valance, headliners. I still need a true '91 wheel for Beauty. Dave called me today and said I should check in, since we left the farm I've been out of commission. Thanks to Cancer treatment centers of America I'm now winning the fight against head & neck cancer & feel stronger every day. Howdy to all y'all! I'm glad to be back.:cool: Nice new look, way too many new options here at the forum. ...and a number of friends & familiar names, hey Barney, Jim, Mike, Padgett, KDirk, Handmedown, My3 and DAVE!!
  4. Winter - a very small town in Wisconsin, birthplace of Panikmekanik. It's soooo far north, they just call it winter year 'round up 'dere. We drove Black Beauty all the way up 'dere ONCE, an 8-hour drive, never leaving Wisconsin. We arrived in mid-September, stayed 1 night, nearly collided with a deer, woke to a frosty convertible, drove back down south. Frost reached the farm 2 months later. Beauty had never been frosted before, and not since.
  5. My earliest posts here requested advice on removing a cassette stuck in my 1991 Reatta convertible, (Black Beauty), as I was tempted to use a butterknife to rescue my Todd Rundgren tape. With excellent advice from Barney, I removed & disassembled the unit successfully retrieving the tape. Realizing my next tape may shred from age, I decided to acquire an adaptor-tape to play tunes from external sources thru the cassette player. It cost $5 at WALly-world. I can even use my turntable in my ragtop now! Thanx, Barney!
  6. I have one pair of NOS Reatta/Rivera gray 16-way seats with suede bolsters, (not included in bulk sale listed here), $500/pr. plus shipping. PM for more info, pix.
  7. Better than that annoying "DOOR AJAR OF JAM" message appearing when both door ajar and door jam switches fail simultaneously!
  8. '66 225 HT (no post) Wildcat 445 (401 nailhead) 3sp auto not driven/started in 4 years, or so. good body, chrome, black seats - not parted out, restorable. 75k miles. First $800 takes her home. reply via PM, be patient as we're moving on weekends.
  9. You and me both, Marck! The value of the parts stock alone may cover the cost of a car-hauler to transport all 4 cars and parts stock! We'll have room to keep the parts stock, yet not the cars - I don't want to send them to scrap.
  10. ....more details in the Reatta buy/sell section thread. Send me a PM for contact info.
  11. With a great deal of agony, I have decided to close the upper midwest Reatta orphanage, inspired by recent economic developments. All cars and parts must vacate the farm ASAP, as ownership may change hands as soon as 9/28. here is a quiklist of the bulk offering: (1) 1988 Reatta coupe White/Burgandy 182k miles runs smooth, good trans, very good overall condition, excellent interior, AKA Bambi-Killer (deer strike repairs completed years ago, no serious accidents), great tires. THIS CAR IS UNDRIVEABLE DUE TO DETERIORATION/BREAKAGE OF ISOLATORS. IT WILL NEED NEW ISOLATORS, AND NEW DASH SEAL, no others repairs needed, but must be repaired before roadworthy - so plan on towing it home. (3) 1989 designated parts cars, all with clear titles - Blue/blue, White/burgandy, Claret/gray. White/Burgandy '89 - Rolling bucket-o-parts, missing RF fender, R corner/vent window, and some interior parts which are part of included parts stock. 281k miles, runs smooth, trans good, VACUUM BOOSTER BRAKE SYSTEM-NO TEVES. CLARET/GRAY '89 - Rolling bucket-o-parts, front header bent from collision - no hood, front fenders, bumper. Interior mostly removed - yet many parts in stock, except seats. clean body, missing R vent window. Blue/blue '89 - mostly parted-out, no hood, bumper, L fender. Good engine, trans taillamp & remaining sheet metal, some interior parts remain in included stock. I prefer to sell all 4 cars and truck-load of parts in a single transaction, along with the remaining stock of Field service manuals for 88, 89, 91 Reattae. We're busy moving to another home nearby, so my replies may involve a delay, so don't get discouraged - I will reply. I also own a number of Reatta-specific special tools, some of which may be negotiated into the deal, including CRT tester, Teves breakout box, pressure tester, etc. Pix of most are at photobucket, username will-e-bay, or search photobucket for Reatta.
  12. I just ran accross this thread, does'nt look like anyone ever showed-up to examine your parts?car. I'd be glad to make the trip down from lower Cheezeland, as I'd like to meet up with my BCA sponsor (TomT), while in your town. Black Beauty has'nt been more than 50 miles from home since the BCA Nats/GM 100th parade thru downtown Flint, MI. We feel a need to get back In the Wind.
  13. check the self-diagnostic code readout, if your 740 has one it is on the cross-brace left-rear corner of the engine compartment. A little black box with a removeable cover, and a probe attached to a wire. Plug the wire into socket #6, hold button down for 1 second, then wait for code(s) to flash, read service manual to discern code description(S), then diagnose (decide) what is causing the code to be set. The trouble code does not always point to the defective part, rather to the part, or system being affected by the problem.
  14. One of my parts cars has been re-fitted with a vacuum-booster style M/C, an '89 White/Burgandy. I'll be out behind the barn today, maybe even down-under, in the spreader stall-where it resides. I'll take some pix, but may not get back to my 'puter 'till Monday.
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