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  2. Ronnie

    Value

    Reattas are not an easy cars to sell. Not a great reputation and not much utility other than the fun factor for two people.
  3. 2seater

    Value

    Hard to answer that question accurately without more detail, top of which would be mileage and a bit of car history. The car looks okay overall, a nice driver based on overall appearance. A little grungy under the hood. It doesn’t need to shine but it doesn’t help the otherwise neat appearance
  4. Today
  5. Reynjoe

    Value

    Attempting to sell my '89 red/tan coupe. $3500 seems to be attracting no interest. Is it unreasonable ?
  6. Ronnie

    Rear shock tower.

    Thanks Jon.
  7. jon L

    Rear shock tower.

    Ronnie, My mistake I was under the impression that they were available for cad, olds. It seem they are but out of stock.
  8. Yesterday
  9. Ronnie

    Teves valve module replacement

    Not sure I understand. Could you post a photo of the bracket and what you need to do?
  10. So, having learned that my old valve unit was t responsible for no fluid to the left front, I purchased a good working one from Jim Finn. Disconnected the lines and unbolted the unit for the master only to discover there's a small bracket under the reservoir stopping me from sliding the valve unit off. I don't want to force anything and possible rupture the reservoir and the bracket won't move enough to get out of the way. Any suggestions?
  11. BlakesReatta

    AC Light on dash is on.

    We changed out the accumulator/drier and condenser too but I didn't take out the radiator. We ended up jacking up the engine a little bit and took out the motor mounts to make it easier to pull out the compressor.
  12. 2seater

    AC Light on dash is on.

    It is a bit of a pain due to the location but it wasn't horrible. Maybe the multiple engine changes I have made helped become intimately familiar? Since I was also replacing the accumulator/drier and the condenser, the radiator and condenser were also out of the way making access much easier also.
  13. alchemist

    Rear shock tower.

    I agree with other comments already posted. Being a metallurgist, I would be very concerned about substantially higher stresses and associated fatigue from putting all of the suspension dynamics through the shock tower.
  14. BlakesReatta

    AC Light on dash is on.

    Mine is changed out with a brand new one now (not rebuilt), but wow I wouldn’t want to do it over again!
  15. BlakesReatta

    AC Light on dash is on.

    Has anybody changed out the compressor before? It requires a lot of dismantling!
  16. Sam car

    Rear shock tower.

    I looked into this option and it looks like a 2.5 inch coilover should work but without strut tower support and condition of sub frame,fatigued of the strut tower over the years. It is to risky for my taste.
  17. BlakesReatta

    AC Light on dash is on.

    Glad to report that disconnecting the battery and reconnecting worked. Ac is blowing cold on my car now.
  18. Last week
  19. Ronnie

    Rear shock tower.

    Jon, You said on Facebook that "Rear struts are out but listed for other cars." Can you give us a link to a website that has rear struts available that will fit a Reatta?
  20. jon L

    Rear shock tower.

    Ronnie, coil-overs are much thinner, even with the coil spring. As far as springs go, they are rated up 900lbs for each side. And by running up the adjustment on them up you can support more weight.
  21. jon L

    Plastic lines.

    you might want to consider that W/M system with your supercharger. It really keeps the heat under control..
  22. 2seater

    Plastic lines.

    I had such a system as well, no longer using it, but I never gave a thought to E85. Again, I have no expertise in that area. Maybe question the system manufacturer? Methanol is pretty aggressive stuff but gasoline is a different animal.
  23. Padgett

    Rear shock tower.

    I broke both front shock towers in my Sunbird autocrossing. Also used to crack hubs in steel wheels. GM mad thigs as light as they could. I'd suggest strengthening.
  24. Ronnie

    Rear shock tower.

    The shock tower looks pretty strong but it's really hard to say. I'm wondering if a coil spring big enough to support the weight of the car would fit in that space. There isn't much room around the stock shock at the top.
  25. Looking for an opinion on the rear shock tower. Do you think the tower can handle the weight and eliminate the leaf spring?
  26. jon L

    Plastic lines.

    I have a water/ methanol system on my car and I was wondering if the plastic line that is used with this system could be used with E85?
  27. 2seater

    Plastic lines.

    Good question. My off the cuff answer is yes if you are referring to the factory plastic lines on the 90-91, but I have no science to back that up. I know I have personally used several different fuel additives to "adjust" octane rating including turbo blue race gas, xylene, toluene and even a little acetone. The stuff people add in the winter for gas line antifreeze/dryer is all different forms of alcohol, so I never gave it a thought🤢
  28. Padgett

    Plastic lines.

    Just looked it up and E85 is more corrosive than gasoline so unless the plastic line is rated for E85 and the pressure involved, I would not use it.
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