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  1. This may not be the correct forum for this question, but unfortunately it's a last resort.....Iv'e got a 1986 Maserati Spyder (convertible version of the 6 cylinder Bi-Turbo)...these are not complex as one might think....But I'm having a strange brake issue that no one can seem to help me on...when the car is started (without even getting in) the brakes lock up. That's right, the brakes lock up after approximately 2-3 minutes, all without touching the brake pedal. Once the car is shut down, after approximately 30 minutes, the brakes release....strangest damned thing I've ever encoutered...The
  2. This may not be the correct forum for this question, but unfortunately it's a last resort.....Iv'e got a 1986 Maserati Spyder (convertible version of the 6 cylinder Bi-Turbo)...these are not complex as one might think....But I'm having a strange brake issue that no one can seem to help me on...when the car is started (without even getting in) the brakes lock up. That's right, the brakes lock up after approximately 2-3 minutes, all without touching the brake pedal. Once the car is shut down, after approximately 30 minutes, the brakes release....strangest damned thing I've ever encoutered...The
  3. This may not be the correct forum for this question, but unfortunately it's a last resort.....Iv'e got a 1986 Maserati Spyder (convertible version of the 6 cylinder Bi-Turbo)...these are not complex as one might think....But I'm having a strange brake issue that no one can seem to help me on...when the car is started (without even getting in) the brakes lock up. That's right, the brakes lock up after approximately 2-3 minutes, all without touching the brake pedal. Once the car is shut down, after approximately 30 minutes, the brakes release....strangest damned thing I've ever encoutered...The
  4. Hello all! well, after shipping back the wrong color dye sent to me by Leatherique, and still no reponse from anyone there, I had to dispute the $95 charge on my credit card. It amazes me how these people try and swindle the public! I ended up purchasing a dye kit from Color-Plus (dead on, thanks to Joanne Price) for a little over $100, so hopefully my CC company will remove the fraudulent charge from Leatherique. Members beware! Stay away from the swindlers at Leatherique!!
  5. :mad: After waiting weeks for my Leatherique dye order with no return calls from the bubbleheaded 'Christy' who I guess, 'works' there...The order finally arrived...Lou Z. wasn't kidding when he said "watch the color"...Wow! I couldv'e mixed a better batch of dye with dark sunglasses on! The color is so far off I can't use this dye unless I want to turn my interior into an ad for Orange Crush soda! Into the third telephone call now, I guess I'm just going to have to return, and then dispute the charge on my CC.... Members beware.....Leatherique has gone directly downhill! My mechanic used dye
  6. Hello one and all, hope you all had problem free topless summers this year. Well, this past spring I sold my 89 T2 TC to a gentleman from NY who loves the car! So I decided I wanted to go with something completely different, perhaps a British, or Italian little two-seater, but didn't want to spend much more than what I sold the TC for ($3,000)....So....I started looking at everyting, and let me tell you all.. the Brit and Italian cars are all trash in that price range, and need metal work, interior work, etc... And you know what? None of them (other than the Jag XJS) are as sharp looking as th
  7. I know this is probably a post no one will want to reply to, but here goes; I am contemplating purchasing a 1990-1995 Mercedes SL Convertible with the 3.0, or 3.2 L engine. I have owned several vintage / semi-vintage vehicles in the past, some of which I restored, drove, then sold, but never a Mercedes SL, which in my opinion, is one of the sleekest looking cars that has ever been built. That being said, the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger on a purchase is the reputation Mercedes' have for high cost parts, and repairs. I would like to reach out to any Mercedes (especially S
  8. I know this is probably a post no one will want to reply to, but here goes; I am contemplating purchasing a 1985-1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible with the IE 6 cylinder engine. while I absolutely love these Jags, I know nothing of them, other than their notoriety for failure. I have owned several vintage / semi-vintage vehicles in the past, some of which I restored, drove, then sold, but never a Jag XJS, which in my opinion, is one of the sleekest looking cars that has ever been built. That being said, the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger on a purchase is the reputation Jags have
  9. Hello to all! A quick question for anyone who has had to change out the top pull down motor. My "89 needs a new one, and I see quite a few on Ebay from GM, Dorman, etc... Are any of these interchangable with our TC pull down assemblies?? The GM / Cadillac trunk pull down units look a lot like what we've got for top pull down units....
  10. 1989 CHRYSLER TC by MASERATI 2.2L 4 CYL TURBO, 90k original miles Royal Cabernet / Ginger Recent work: New head & gasket including; Head bolts, Guides & seals, Valve seat grinding, Pressure test, Valve cover & gasket, Thermostat, Starter, Water pump, O2 sensors, Alternator, Timing Belt, Accessory belts, Vacuum lines, Coolant sensor, Fan sensor, Battery, Axles, Brakes, Struts, New paint, New Tires, Oil change, Transmission fluid & filter.<O:p</O:p Originally a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com</st1:State>Florida car, I am the second own
  11. Hi to all you Reatta fans! I own a chrysler TC with the same Teves ABS brake system as yours. I'm trying to locate the proper relays, (there are three) and have had Noooooo luck! Chrysler dealers say obsolete, and haven't had any help on my Chrysler TC forum pages. Anyone happen to know what the proper relays are for this system, or perhaps a good starting source? Thanks to all, Wayne
  12. :confused: Well, I garaged the TC for the winter last November, everything was running fine after spending $mucho diniero$. Went to start her up today, she cranked right over, but both my ABS (yellow) and Brakes (red) lights are on, and I have no brakes.... Looked for loose wires, a common issue, but this time no luck... The ABS relays look REAL old, maybe it's time to replace (?) but...I can't find an OEM part # for them. I turn the key, no pump motor sound at all... last winter we performed the following; new calipers, rotors & pads, bled & filled system ... she ran fine for one mon
  13. Pics look pretty good Lou. Was thinking of purchasing this product to treat parts of my '89 ginger interior. You mention it's more like a 'paint', that sits on the surface rather than absorbing (which would make sense). It didn't smell like latex paint at all, did it ? How do you think this will hold up on the seats?? Gotta figure they'rte going to see the most abuse.
  14. After all the work, time, and needless to say $$ put into this car, I've decided to let it go... Mechanically she's a jewel, interior is great, there's a small hole in the back panel of the armrest, can't see it unless you're looking. Had it painted at Maaco for short $$ just to get it looking good for the summer, and well...you know Maacco. Didn't come out too bad, but the few shopping cart dings in the doors would have come out a lot better had I spent big $$ and got it done somewhere other than Maacco. On the plus side, The Royal Cabernet paint's a perfect match, and looks pretty darn good
  15. OK, first, I searched high & low for a pair of new axles for the 89 TC. As most of you know, this was no small feat. Axles Unlimited in Charlotte N.C. sold me two absolutely INCORRECT axles for $368 (I was desperate), and when I returned them, refuses to issue a refund to my CC, so have had to dispute.... Now..the good news...I found CVJ axles in Colorado, who sold me the CORRECT axles for $69 (plus $30 core) each. The only difference was the speed sensor ring, which I easily switched from my old axles. In short... Stay away from the lying theives at Axles unlimited in Charlotte, NC... Ca
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