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Kitskaboodle

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  1. Hi, I am selling two items: One pair of factory (ATE) wheel sensors. Both came from the passenger side front. (one from an 88 coupe and one from a 90 coupe) Unless someone tells me differently, I assume they both will fit 88-90 Reatta's and that they are interchangeable, left and right. Both are in good condition with no cracks in the insulation jacket. I have tested them both with my Innova meter and this is what they are reading: 1.103K ohms and the other at 1.120K ohms. They also come with the original Torx bolts. $75 + shipping I also have a very nice pair of orange glass globes. These ar
  2. Hi, I am selling an aftermarket set of ASA wheels that I had on my Reatta for only a short while (3K miles? ) At any rate, they are in GREAT condition with great paint, no curb rash or anything! These are stock size (15X7) and would fit all years except for 91's which have the 16" wheel size. The extra bonus to having these is if you have newer tires already on your stock wheels. (you can simply swap over your tires to these wheels. If your looking for a different look and are not excited with the flat spoke 88-90 wheels, than this is for you! Pics sent upon request since I don't know how to a
  3. Hi, I am selling an aftermarket set of ASA wheels that I had on my Reatta for only a short while (3K miles? ) At any rate, they are in GREAT condition with great paint, no curb rash or anything! These are stock size (15X7) and would fit all years except for 91's which have the 16" wheel size. The extra bonus to having these is if you have newer tires already on your stock wheels. (you can simply swAp over your tires to these wheels. If your looking for a different look and are not excited with the flat sp
  4. Unfortunately, almost all your cons are completely incorrect. 1) The Fiero did start with parts bin technology but the designers had hot sports car in their minds. It was pushed to the corporation as a sports commuter but the designers had grand plans for this little car. Come on, do you think it's a coincidence that the engine bay is unusually big for such a small car? You can put a Northstar in the thing for crying out loud! And headroom poor? Are you kidding? Go out to your Reatta, get inside your Reatta with a tape measure and measure the distance between your head and the ceiling. There
  5. Cargirls response is a typical one I get from people who know little to nothing about Fiero's. Your comments about them being a death trap and unsafe is completely untrue. Your negative comments show only your opinion about them but are not based in actual fact. I have two questions for you....... Question #1 What two cars only made the 5 star crash rating in 1984-1985? (Hint: one of them was a Volvo 240DL wagon, a car company renowned for safety) Question #2 Where is the safest place to put a gas tank on a car?
  6. Yes, really. I hope your not another one of those Fiero "haters". There is way too many of them. Kit (85 & 86 Fiero GT's)
  7. The Reatta may look "sporty" but let's face it, the bent is far more toward luxury than handling and performance. For its size it handles good but it's far too heavy to be considered a "sports car". It's a matter of perspective. Go out and drive a Lotus, Porsche, Vette, Fiero, etc...then go drive your Reatta. You "ll then know what your Reatta is and isn't. Kit
  8. It sounds a little unorthodox but I have had good luck using Orange Pumice hand cleaner. My Fiero door panels and door pulls were as dirty as anyone's and it works pretty good. By the way you mentioned leather cleaners but the door panels are made out of vinyl, unless I'm mistaken. Just sayin... Kit
  9. Looking for a "small" car and your in the neighborhood for a Reatta? Personally, I think for a two seater the Reatta is a pretty big car. (just sayin ) As for expensive , nobody mentioned the Teves pump unit. That 'll cost you a few bucks. And if you end up getting a not so pristine Reatta and you need a few trim items to get your car back to "kosher", here are a few items that are getting pricey and/or hard to find: front abs sensors, console armrests, 88-89 steering wheels, tail light letters and reflectors, tail light letters, seat belt guides, power mirror internals, power mirror inside
  10. I used a commercial stripper from Home Depot and it took 8-10 applications to get all the Clearcoat off. I used an orbital buffer to polish the flat spoke areas and used a Meguires Powerball and drill to get in between the spokes. Oh , and get polish that's for aluminum. Kit
  11. It should be easy to tell if they were ever installed. Number one the "thread cutting nuts " would have cut into the "virgin " posts and number two the post bases tend to pull up after being installed for a while. Kit
  12. Huh??? What?? The reflectors are still available at the dealer? For $55? Kit
  13. I have custom seat belt pads in both my Fiero's and really like them. They say "Fiero" and also have the Pegasus logo. I would like to have something similar for my Reatta. "Reatta" with the "R" logo ought to do the trick. Anyone here make them? If not, there is a guy in the Fiero "Mall" section that would probably do some if we had enough people. (Russ88TTop) I believe he offers them in foam or leather. Thanks, Kit
  14. I'm 100% sure. ALL Fiero's had the GEN 1 headlight system through 1986. You have an 86 GT Padgett? Go out and take a look at it. If your motor housings are two halves riveted together, than you have the GEN 1 system. If the top half of the motors are round, barrel shaped, then someone converted your car to GEN 2. If someone wants to post a few pics I happen to have my 85 GT with me today and I could take a few pics for you. Both my GTs have been upgraded to GEN 2. Kit
  15. The Gen 2 design wasn't applied to the Fiero until 1987. The gen 1 design consists of two motor halves riveted together. Up/ down switching was controlled by limit switches. By the way, did you know the limit switches have mercury in glass tubes? As for the motor housings they are a different shape than the Reatta but the transmission internals are identical and can be swapped back and forth.
  16. Not only that, the relay or "limit switches" are sometimes finicky and the contacts dont open or close properly. By the way , them limit switches are kinda pricey. If your a " smart" Fiero owner, you would have swapped over to Gen. 2 by now . Kit
  17. I have always used Delrin torque drive pins and have not had a problems with crushing, deforming, etc Kit
  18. Several years back I bought one of those plastic pry tool kits (to remove door panels) from Harbor Freight and I use the two smallest /thinnest ones to remove the letters. I did use my bench grinder (with a 6" fine grinding wheel on it) to make them extra thin & narrow to better remove the letters. Kit
  19. I was recently rear-ended in my little Toyota pickup. It took quite a hit in the rear. Anyways, it got me thinking about all my cars and how they would fare in an accident. Does anyone know what NHTSA rating the Reatta got? (how many stars?) Also, I would like to hear from anyone out there who has been in an accident in their Reatta and how they and their car fared? (we're talking more than just a fender bender) Just trying to get an idea of how robust the Reatta is. Thanks, Kit
  20. I have seen MANY Reatta tail lights with water/moisture seepage inside, especially on the right side just before it curves around. (passenger side) I restored mine (took it all apart to clean & polish it) and it leaked soon afterwards. Only suggestion would be to apply LOTS of GE silicone (RTV) or something similar. To answer your main question....you could speed up the internal drying process by unplugging the light sockets and pointing a blow dryer into the holes for a while. (low or medium setting only) Kit
  21. Thank you everyone for your interest. The wheel sensors have been spoken for. Regards, Kit
  22. Hi, I have a pair of front wheel sensors for sale that were pulled from an 89 Reatta coupe. The condition is very good. There is no cracking/fraying or chafing of the outer black sleeving and the barrel ends are in great shape as well. I have tested each one and they pass with flying colors! These come complete with the original Torx screws. The California weather has been good to these wheel sensors. I can supply pictures upon request to your email address. (since I don't know how to post pics from my IPhone) "Good condition" front wheel sensors are getting harder to find for the Reatta! Get
  23. It's your Cruise (vacuum) canister. Looks like a massively large black Contact pill. Strangely enough, this was missing on my car when I bought it. . Kit
  24. I am willing to wager that despite our favorable climate and no salt on our roads, California Reatta's probably still have a high scrap/attrition rate. Not because of rust but because of not passing smog due to our strict 2 year smog program and the "tightening" of the max pollutant numbers. I have seen many Reatta's in the local yards and Im thinking, "why is this car here? It looks to be in good overall shape". Kit
  25. I was just gonna mention the same thing. Rating system based on positives, negatives, etc... As an FYI the Fiero forum has a rating "bar " that stays directly under your userid. If your bar goes from green to red, they simply ban you. And yes, this rating system has more to do with user conduct and common courtesy than parts vendor buying & selling . Kit
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