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Belair0419

I am brand new to the forum but feel like I found the holy grail. Drove home last night a 1990 White convertible with Red interior. 

It is the car featured on Ryan Glick's Sinister performance site. It has an LN32 Series 3 Supercharged engine very very professionally done. 

The owner became very ill during the project and that combined with his weight prevented him from driving it. Still as a lifelong GM purveyor

accomplished his Dream car with his favorite car and his favorite engine. Many other modifications and maintenance were done by Ryan while he had it. 

It had covered only 325 miles since it left his shop over several years. I drove it 200 miles home and it is a dream. The estimated 300hp at the crank now obviously 

wakes the car up but drives splendidly with a nice idle quality in normal driving . The work looks of very high quality and factory.

Ahhh what the car was destined for. Will follow with more info but it is as seen on Sinister Performance/ GM tuner under customer's cars. 

Lots of little issues to attend to that seem common but I am a very happy man this morning. 

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Ronnie

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new car! I look forward to hearing more about it. We have a member here with a turbocharged Reatta who knows a lot about the 3800 engine. I'm sure you will get lots of help with any problems that pop up.

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Belair0419

Thanks Ronnie. Actually just moved back outside of Nashville from 8 years in Knoxville. Appreciate the help. All the major things are in great order, but little details of common problems need to be addressed. 

1st squawk list 

One headlight lift inop

Cables to tonneau release broken and missing

Truck actuator and latch

Power seat on drivers side ( at least ) inop

Power antenna

Passenger window lift slllloooowww.

No working interior lighting

Engine bay fuse relay cover

These are just the top of my head things. 

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Welcome to the Forum...show the Forum members pictures!

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Belair0419

Heart of the beast. Very factory like. All the suspension was renewed along with brakes, working 134 A/C. mandrel bent 2 1/2 exhaust with Magnaflow muffler, etc.

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2seater

It looks like it means business for sure. I have seen Ryan's work before on his own Fiero at the GS Nationals, and you have a rare combination there. I look forward to seeing your progress on the little things and if you need help, you are in the right place. 😎

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DAVES89
On 11/6/2020 at 1:56 PM, Belair0419 said:

Thanks Ronnie. Actually just moved back outside of Nashville from 8 years in Knoxville. Appreciate the help. All the major things are in great order, but little details of common problems need to be addressed. 

1st squawk list 

One headlight lift inop

Cables to tonneau release broken and missing

Truck actuator and latch

Power seat on drivers side ( at least ) inop

Power antenna

Passenger window lift slllloooowww.

No working interior lighting

Engine bay fuse relay cover

These are just the top of my head things. 

Sounds like a beat up old car ready for the junk pile. I'll give you twice what you paid for it just to get it off your hands. We're pretty generous guys here, always looking to help someone out.

 Actually while it does have some issues they are easily correctible and with that drive train set up you have really got a very exclusive car there.

 Good luck with it!

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Belair0419

So let's see if I paid $10K then your offer is $20K. Hmmm. Let me consider it......OK considered I will take it.

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DAVES89

I think I want to see the DOT title application...

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Belair0419

Hahaha. Now we are just bogged down in details. Now that some reality has set in I probably would entertain a reasonable offer. 

I just had to have it! At this time in my life I really don't have a good place to put it inside. Also time to get all those little things done. 

You guys would probably have a better idea of a value than I would. 

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DAVES89

Sorry while I really wanted to do what you have, the last thing I need is another Reatta. Just 6 months ago I had 5 of them and am now down to 3. And if 2seaters [he bought the two I was trying to get rid of] son decides my old Reatta isn't worth fixing I would entertain selling him my winter Black. That would get me down to two and is a real working number as then everything fits in the garage...

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