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  1. steveskyhawk

    IPC black

    Bobby and all, The schematic for the crt is unavailable from Zenith, GM etc. I have an overhaul shop that has re-written the schematic, identified and sourced the components. I have overhauled CRT/touchscreens with a 2 year warranty available in my eBay store.
  2. The cost of a complete 134a conversion is about the same as replacing a compressor and recharge on an R12 system. The high cost of R12 offsets the cost of the additional components required with the conversion. Most people look to the future and anticipate needing refrigerant in the future and consider the 134a conversion more cost effective even though it costs about the same as the R12 repair. ($700)
  3. Richard brings up a variety of good points. The space shuttle accidents were both failures of management not engineering. Properly maintained, Reattas and its systems (including Teves) are one of the most reliable cars on the road.
  4. Car parts shouldn't be a problem for the TSA. If you check your bag it eliminates the possibility of a problem.
  5. I agree with Angelo. I have removed and replaced headliners in Reattas with and without sunroofs. It is time consuming which is why it is expensive to have it done. Being able to match the color isn't easy. You wont find the proper material where your wife or grandmother get their crochet supplies as some have suggested earlier. Another problem with amateur restorations is that rattle can adhesives and vinyl dyes are NOT the same as is commonly used at professional shops. Some money can be saved if you remove, clean, repair and replace the headliner board AND take control of the color m
  6. Removal and replacement of the headliner board will save you a considerable amount of money however it is best to leave the recovering of the board to the pros. The glue that comes in a rattle can is NOT the same as the glue that the upholstery shop uses. This is one job better left to the pros if you want it to look good and last.
  7. Kevin, Did you ever consider becoming a technical adviser for the Reatta division? I think you will do an excellent job.
  8. "I need to know the voltage necessary to send the mute and disc-on signals to mute the radio tuner and play from the remote." I used 12v and it has worked fine for years
  9. AMEN. I agree with Ronnie. Barney's made up database has "entertainment" value only and harms the value of many cars.
  10. If you are planning on tinting the rear window I would take the car to the tint shop with these panels removed. It makes for an easier work around for the tinter and a neater job.
  11. Two Door, What color is the paper manual that is contained in the black binder? My photo is of a prototype owner's portfolio or simply an extremely early photo.
  12. Interesting. That photo came with a group of other BMC photos that included pictures of a "prototype" Reatta convertible. It included matching painted mirrors and the rear reflector painted to match the body. The prototype didn't have the Reatta Script on the BSM.
  13. This is what the portfolio is supposed to look like. The other picture is a nice Riviera being prepared for the 400 point judgeing at Ames Iowa.
  14. Had the cat put on today and now she purrs again.
  15. Turns out I need a cat. Muffler availability is a PITA. Thanks to everybody for their suggestions
  16. "Could go for the schoolbus look... " Padgett, why is it you know so much about school busses?
  17. I was hoping that there was an easy fix but I guess that using the old tailpipes is the only way to do it. Thanks guys.
  18. Greg, Did the Riviera mufflers have the same dual tailpipe?
  19. Has anybody had any luck getting an original style muffler from a local shop? Is the 88-90 different fom the 91? I have a 91 with a bark and it quiets down when it gets warm. No two of my cars drive exactly the same. They all have a personality all their own.
  20. Doing the 90-91 shifter tape repair is similar to the earlier but a little easier. Ive done a couple of them without trouble. Getting it out of the car is the hardest part on the later cars
  21. When I bought my 91 convertible it would not run. The car looked nice but needed a GOOD jump start to run. Once running it would quit when driven 10 feet. Bought it anyway. Had it flatbedded to my mechanics shop. Repair order read "just bought car...doesnt run... make it run." Risky you say? Not really. Too bad NEMO cant find a competent, honest shop like this. They called me at 4:30 PM same day and told me that the car's battery had an internal short. They replaced the battery and it has run fine without a problem since.
  22. How is the tail light and rear bumper rub strip?
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