Thanks to forum members
This past Monday night I completed the dreaded cooling system refurbishment. The rad. had developed a leak around the upper hose connection area, so now was the time.
I changed the rad (NAPA-Spectra), NAPA exp. tank (both with lifetime warranties-I quizzed the salesman about the return policy before the purchase). Hepu water pump, hoses, belts, fan clutch, pulleys, etc.
I really appreciate all of the posts and advice given on this procedure. It was a bit of a chore, but not too bad. Thankfully, we recently completed building a garage, so that was also a big help.
I've owned the car for about 10 months, and have experienced some of the TLC involved of which I was forewarned (repairing the drivers-side power seat cable connection about a month ago). However, I do enjoy driving the car. It reminds me a bit of my '87 RX-7 turbo from years ago.
I'll post updates if any probs develop on down the road.