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Ronnie last won the day on July 8

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  1. I think replacing the sending unit would be a good idea. Be sure to get the correct one for your Reatta. The one in there now might not be the right one for your car.
  2. Welcome to the forum Jon! Actually 110c, (230f), is within the operating range for the 3800 engine. You can sometimes see that when sitting in traffic on a really hot day. Can you tell if both cooling fans on the radiator are turning on high to cool it back down? You shouldn't see that spike in temperature when driving down the road with plenty of air flowing through the radiator. If you do something is wrong.
  3. Welcome to the Forum! Looks like you have picked up a really nice Reatta.
  4. Looks like we post almost the same thing at the same time Dave. Great minds think alike!!
  5. Everything looks good. I like the wheels. For a few bucks you can get chrome lugnuts from Amazon that would look really good on those wheels. They would be like icing on the cake.
  6. Sometime when it rains it pours Dave. Glad to here got them both going again. Good luck selling the fuel pump. Feel free to start a separate topic for selling the pump. It might get more attention that way.
  7. Thanks for posting the link to the video. I enjoyed watching it. I've added it to the list of videos here on ROJ.
  8. The Buick Reatta Was a 1980s High-Tech Marvel Great video that gives an in depth description of the 1989 Buick Reatta. The reviewer gives a good assessment of the features of the Reatta but he gives it a low rating. Surprisingly he gave the Reatta an overall "Dougscore" that is on par with the Buick Grand National and the Pontiac Fiero that have a huge following compared to the Buick Reatta. The Dougscore:
  9. I just got back from driving for my second time today. I took a photo on one of my favorite roads to drive near my house, Hwy 58. I guess the conditions were just right with the sun setting in the west and us driving south for the clouds and road to have a reddish tint to them when my camera snapped the shot. It didn't really look that red to the naked eye. The highway is actually the normal asphalt color. I stopped to take that picture because that old barn has been there since I was a kid and it has always had the "See Rock City" sign painted on it. Those signs use to be painted on old barns along highways throughout the south. Now you rarely see one around here.
  10. There isn't much else to do on this 4th of July so get out and drive! Be safe folks!
  11. Cumberland State Park, Crossville, TN.
  12. Me too. I made those calendars back in the good old days when you could get enough people on the forum to make a calendar. 🙂 Those were pretty good Reatta photos that were on that calendar. I need to post them here on the forum If I haven't already done so.
  13. I've heard of people accidentally getting two of the seals between the ICM and the connector preventing the connector from pulling up far enough to make good connection on the pins. Might want to check that if you have been swapping ICMs.
  14. I would go to the junk yard and pickup a Delco ICM and coils. I got mine for about $35 about 8 years ago and it's still going strong. Delco setup has a hotter spark and better reliability. Here are instructions and info about what you need and how to install. http://reattaowner.com/roj/common-problems-a-solutions/replacing-magnavox-ignition-with-delco Thanks to Padgett for the info!
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