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papsmagu


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posted March 27, 2014 04:16 AM

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HERE'S THE LINK: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/papsmagu/20B%20REPU/IMG_1920_zpsefbf57c3.mp4


SEE IF WE CAN IMBED THE VIDEO USING THE IMG TAG:



MOTOR SOUNDS GOOD, GOT A NICE LOPE.


thanks brad....


       
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papsmagu


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posted March 31, 2014 05:11 AM

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HERE'S THE LINK: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/papsmagu/20B%20REPU/IMG_1920_zpsefbf57c3.mp4


SEE IF WE CAN IMBED THE VIDEO USING THE IMG TAG:



MOTOR SOUNDS GOOD, GOT A NICE LOPE.


thanks

Finished up some things over the weekend. Got the rear end cover on and had a one piece driveshaft made and installed. Also, filled up the tranny, installed short shifter and filled up the rear end with fluid.





Also re-wired the fans. I had a fan controller and I think it was on its way out. Since I now have the option of running the fans from the computer I ran them from the computer. Here is what they look like installed.



       
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papsmagu


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posted March 31, 2014 05:14 AM

Lastly installed the throttle cable, cleaned up some misc wires. Here are some pics over all. Hopefully next week take it to the tuners to get a good base map installed and start putting some miles on her.







       
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TimPA136


Redlining
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posted March 31, 2014 08:08 PM

Simon,

Thanks for posting the up grades and the twin rotor was bad-ass, this is a show stopper for sure.

Tim

       
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papsmagu


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posted April 07, 2014 05:08 AM

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Simon,

Thanks for posting the up grades and the twin rotor was bad-ass, this is a show stopper for sure.

Tim


thanks Tim.

While at the 12 hours of Sebring last month with my family I saw a Ferrari 458 and fell in love with the interior. Although not leather, nor anywhere near the quality of the Ferrari’s interior I copied the overall theme and applied it to my REPU Bucket seat. I think it looks great and gives it even more of an old school look. I am on the fence about changing the door panels now???? I’ll see what happens.







Having the carpet modified so that the hole in the carpet matches the shifter hole of the tranny tunnel. Once I get that and install the carpet I will get some better interior shots for you guys.

       
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papsmagu


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posted April 14, 2014 06:22 AM

While making a vid of the truck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6UZeGRrJGc&feature=youtu.be

I noticed that the parking lights/reverse lights were on the entire time. Did some investigating and found that the switch is doing the opposite of what it should be doing. It opens the circuit when the car is reverse and closes it when not in reverse. I don’t know if this is because that the way Turbo II switches work or if I just have a faulty switch. Im thinking the switch is working as its supposed to. anyways a combination of having the wrong light bulbs plus the lights staying on the entire time, melted my parking light lenses.



Looked all over for replacement lenses and came up short. Found these lights are the local advanced auto. They were the perfect size and fit perfectly, or course, with some modifications. I’m pretty happy that my lenses melted, as I would have never thought of replacing the parking lights. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good and this is one of those times.





Also got some cool new valve stem caps.



       
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TimPA136


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posted April 15, 2014 09:43 PM

You did fry those back-up lights but you replaced them with really cool looking units.

Your truck will be the main topic of discussion at our local cruise, no doubt!

Tim

       
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Papsmagu


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posted April 19, 2014 05:44 AM

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You did fry those back-up lights but you replaced them with really cool looking units.

Your truck will be the main topic of discussion at our local cruise, no doubt!

Tim


Maybe one day when I take the truck to seven stock I can join you guys on a cruise. In the meantime I will enjoy the pics. Not many REPU's to cruise with around here but plenty of rotary's. Enjoy the cruise and post plenty of pics for those of us that can't be there. Thanks again for all the kind words

       
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papsmagu


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posted May 12, 2014 05:57 AM

So since relocating the shifter location towards the back of the truck 4”,I had to relocate the hole for the shifter location back 4” in the carpet. Took it to a local shop and they attempted to do this work. The carpet color does not match and it looks like a skunk died in my car. Absolutely horrible! So off I was trying to find a new REPU Carpet. Tried all the obvious places and came up empty. Found Auto Carpet Customs Inc and they have one for the Courier. Since I did not want the have the dead skunk I took a chance. Really happy I did. Great carpet. Even comes with sound deading material. Here are some pics. Carpet needs trimming but its nothing too difficult. Other than that its really nice. I’ll get some better pics of it installed in the daylight and post












       
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papsmagu


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posted May 12, 2014 06:04 AM



Now is the time where one starts to change small things that did not come out correctly the first time. The radio always bothered me. Although it was a clean install, the radio was too modern for my taste. Found Retro-Sounds and ordered their Zuma model. Easy install, good old school looks with new technology, has connection for phone and you can set the dials anywhere you want to fit your existing dash. Really happy with the unit. This is what the old radio looked like.



New Zuma radio







       
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repumax


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posted May 12, 2014 07:10 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Your attention to detail is amazing!

       
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Hunter


Hauling
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posted May 13, 2014 03:50 AM

Simon,
Sweet. Awesome job / work.
Can't say that I go for those blue side housings though !
Hunter

       
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papsmagu


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posted May 27, 2014 02:03 PM

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Simon,
Sweet. Awesome job / work.
Can't say that I go for those blue side housings though !
Hunter


thanks for the compliment......i think you are thinking of the 13B motor, it had blue plates. the 20B has grey plates and silver housings.

quote:
Absolutely beautiful. Your attention to detail is amazing!


thanks.....still have to work some details but that is the fun of owning an old car/truck. there is always something that you are tinkering with.

I may have mentioned this before but the two mufflers used in the exhaust system were not making the truck quite enough for my old ass. This weekend I did something about it and added a third muffler to the system. Its great cause you cannot see it at all unless you kneel down and look for it. the sounds coming from the REPU are now at acceptable noise level for my old ass…..again, if I was 18, I think this thing would be straight piped but its been some time since I was 18 ahahahahahahha here are the pic


       
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posted June 13, 2014 07:25 AM

wasn't a big fan of the velocity stacks. also wanted some way to filter them more then just a screen. found these filters with velocity stacks on a V8 site.





       
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Brad


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posted June 13, 2014 08:56 AM

Those filters look sharp but things I've noticed with an air filter that draws air in from the engine compartment is it runs lean the hotter the motor and/or ambient gets....and really heats up the carb or in this case throttle body/fuel rail... also causing fuel to heat up and run lean...

I'm a big fan of building an airbox and drawing air from outside the engine compartment.... especially if you're drawing air from the top of the block which is right behind the radiator. There's just no cheap and easy way to do it.


       
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posted August 25, 2014 12:24 PM

Finally finished up my raditor install. Went with a 16" Spal fan and i love it. Very quite compared to my previous set up. Truck does not go past 90 degree. Mostly pinned at 88 but sometimes creeps up to 90 then the fans bring it right back down. Took some modification as always but here is the finished pics.....enjoy.







lastly here is a vid of her at idle. hope this works cause i suck as posting vids. :blush::blush::blush:

20B Idle - YouTube

       
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papsmagu


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posted May 11, 2015 06:02 AM

so my cousin was over yesterday and took some pretty cool pics of the REPU.....thought i would share






       
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exzyled05


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posted May 29, 2015 07:59 AM

looks clean man. love the setup. what radiator and fan are you using?

       
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posted June 01, 2015 11:22 AM

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looks clean man. love the setup. what radiator and fan are you using?


Spal 30102120 16" High Performance Fan

       
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posted August 08, 2016 01:46 PM

So how bout a status report on the 20B truck? I have a couple of 20B's at the shop and your report has got me thinking I need to install a 20B in my REPU. I'm considering leaving the turbo's on it. Do you know if they will fit?
Thanks for your posting. Great help to me with my project!
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