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What did you do to your Reatta today?

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With a four stall garage, that place would be perfect🙃

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Just a quick follow up to the low fuel pressure Reatta. I put a gauge on the rail and the best it can muster is 33psi which bleeds off immediately. It needs a small shot of ether in the intake and it will start and run. Pressure right at 32psi, with or without vacuum connected to regulator. Left it run about 20minutes checking cooling fans, lights and misc. items. Fuel pressure slowly decreased over this time down to about 28psi and blipping the throttle would drop the pressure a pound or two. Runs well but the pump is clearly on the way out. I think the little trip Dave and I did a couple days ago is close to the maximum range it can manage🙄

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I had a few minutes this morning so I did a couple of things to the Red. First my little trip following 2seater with his fuel deprived car ended up in a beautiful pine forest. Parking under the trees left me with a couple of pine sap spots which I cleaned off easily with mineral spirits.

 Then after going through my parts bin I saw that I had 6 Delco coils without Delco Ignition Modules. So I took three and swapped them into the Red and took it for a test drive. So far so good, but I am keeping the original coils in the car just in case.

 When I am confident with these three I will try the other three.

 Very easy swap out just remove the six screws going through the coils into the mounting plate. Also did a bench test and the ohms resistance was very consistent at about 5.72 ohms.

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How many 2 door coupes can actually carry a dog and wife (plus obligatory bags) comfortably on a 7 hour, overnight trip?

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Looks like you have her loaded down pretty good Jay.  Sorry I missed being able to meet up with you in K-town. Maybe next time.

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Went out to Gibsons today and picked up a Delco Ignition Module/Coil Pack from a 199 Pontiac Bonneville. It had 99,xxx miles. Installed it in Gibson's lot and test drove it home. Works great. Took the Delco unit I just took off in the trunk for emergency roadside repair and put the Magnavox I had been carrying around back in the parts bin to be used on the '88. 

 I really should get another one to have in the 'vert for when she goes to Texas. Only $21.00 w/tax.

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