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wackyracer


1st Gear
Posts: 20
posted April 06, 2003 05:48 PM

REPU in junkyard

ok boys and girls. especially BRADP from SOCAL Area. I cant access the other forum (RX-7forum.com) to PM you.

Complete REPU yellow no engine/tranny/seats; otherwise complete. minor rust only. Located in Sun Valley CA (10min from downtown LA). Name of junkyard is U-Pick U-Pull off the 5 Frwy and Tuxford.

In addition, I got lucky...Got complete axles and rear end off a 74 RX-3 station wagon. Original engine is still there. Nice 12-A manifold for 12-A lovers. This one has better flow than any of the RX-7 edition.

Have fun. and BRADP, call me. you have my #.

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted April 06, 2003 07:35 PM

Damn, I was gonna stop there and check for parts.. but went to the one down the street next to memory lane instead.. Damn... Maybe it's still there next weekend..

       
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wackyracer


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posted April 06, 2003 08:58 PM

you went to pick up parts instead. Well, in my case, I was just looking for interior lights for my 2nd gen. Then I found the REPU and RX-3 station wagon. Although I didnt have the right tools (thanks to good old vice grip)and not properly dressed for it, I got my parts. try to beat me next saturday. lol

       
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Klaus43


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posted April 06, 2003 10:22 PM
Edited By: klaus42 on 6 Apr 2003 22:25

Better play hookey tomorrow...

Get the whole REPU out complete if you can! Also, '74 was THE year for flow, beyond that intake manifold... get the whole core! Might even still run, ya never know...

       
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wackyracer


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posted April 07, 2003 06:47 AM
Edited By: wackyracer on 7 Apr 2003 06:48

quote:
Get the whole REPU out complete if you can! Also, '74 was THE year for flow, beyond that intake manifold... get the whole core! Might even still run, ya never know...



bad boy... now ur giving me ideas.....lol
too bad Im out of parking space

       
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brad


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posted April 07, 2003 11:10 AM

Thanks Mel!

I'll check it out ASAP.



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-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
Bridge

       
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wackyracer


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posted April 07, 2003 03:05 PM

np.

       
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sparky


Redlining
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posted April 07, 2003 04:33 PM

I was in El Centro, CA a few days ago looking for intake and carb for my 77 repu. I saw a 74 rx-4. White, body in great shape, interior is ok but disassembled. Everything was on the car except intake and carb. It even has the original engine. Looks like factory wheels are on it with no tires, (no rotor wheel caps). I hate seeing a good car go to the crusher. Sparky

       
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Klaus43


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posted April 07, 2003 08:33 PM

GO GET IT!!! '74 rx-4's Rock! Too cool!

The perfect companion vehicle to your REPU! The 'other' original 'powered-by-a-4-port 13B' is as much a classic as our trucks... Please, someone rescue it! You'll be glad you did. Remember me when you're running circles around rx-7's with it.

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
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posted April 08, 2003 10:16 AM

I will try to go friday afternoon.. and at least check it out.. and maybe get parts off and hide them so that if anyone else want them I can just let you know where they are.. instead of having them pull out the truck and crushing it..

       
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wackyracer


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posted April 08, 2003 11:22 AM
Edited By: wackyracer on 8 Apr 2003 11:34

Klause: I could not resists.

Body parts, drivetrain (tranny/rearend/driveshaft), suspension parts are still available. Front bumpers are slightly damaged but repairable; dent on the driver side of the bed. hard to find battery cover is still there.

I picked up the instrument cluster including the gauges, middle section with asthray and temp control, and the turn signal/lights controls in the steering column. I forget to get the steering wheel.

Any offers? I need the funds to buy or trade for a 4.88 gears.

       
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Klaus43


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posted April 08, 2003 08:01 PM

I'm not in a position to buy...

However, if you have checked out this forum and/or ebaymotors at all, you'll have noticed just how rare/needed just about ALL REPU parts really are. Trouble is, it depends on who needs what when, and who has any money to spend, and when...
I recommend you get ahold of wankelguy (Mike) about any of that rx-4... but best would be to get 'em both outta there complete!!! Just do it! Except for the truly trashed aspects, these parts will not depreciate anytime soon, guaranteed. Better yet, how (relativley) few parts would either need to be built? It's worth every penny!
Just do it!!!

       
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sparky


Redlining
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posted April 08, 2003 08:25 PM

Draggin1600,
The junkyard is located on highway 111 north of interstate 8. The exit is Evan hughes road. Junkyard is on northeest corner. If had time and space I would have towed it home. My first rotary car was a rx-4. Took it for a drive and hit 130 mph with a 4 speed. I've been hooked ever since.
Good luck with the car, Sparky.

       
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brad


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posted April 13, 2003 01:57 PM

picked over good

what's left:

rusty body and all glass
manual ribcase trans
all suspension and steering
dash shell, glovebox, cracked top
no battery tray
it has 3 magnesium wheels needing tlc and polishing

couple little odds and ends in engine bay and interior

i got:
1 tail light assembly complete with beauty ring (someone put it in the bed!)
3 side markers
healight beauty rings
interior light
bracket for pass. upper mirror

Later,

____________
-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
Bridge

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
Posts: 293
posted April 13, 2003 07:42 PM

if someone goes, would you please pick me up the glove box. I don't need the door, just the inside compartment.
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74 wankel panther
77 REPU
79 rx7
89 Vert

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wackyracer


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posted April 14, 2003 07:59 AM

i placed one tailight in the bed. The battery box is inside the corolla next to the truck. i went back during lunch break but ran out of time. for those who send me e-mail, please re-send it to me.


thanks.

       
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wackyracer


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posted April 14, 2003 10:04 AM
Edited By: wackyracer on 14 Apr 2003 10:05

here's the link to the pics. Its under REPU parts.

http://www.wackyracer.freeservers.com/photo.html


       
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Klaus43


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posted April 14, 2003 03:06 PM

Somebody should snag that ribcase...

...especially if it's a 5-speed!

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
Posts: 293
posted April 14, 2003 04:22 PM
Edited By: wankel_dreams on 14 Apr 2003 22:36

quote:
here's the link to the pics. Its under REPU parts.

http://www.wackyracer.freeservers.com/photo.html



link no worky

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OK it works now
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74 wankel panther
77 REPU
79 rx7
89 Vert

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brad


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Posts: 1672
posted April 14, 2003 05:05 PM

quote:
...especially if it's a 5-speed!


Aren't 81-85 trannies better? Better syncho rings?

Is the old pre79 ribcase tranny stronger than 81-85?


____________
-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
Bridge

       
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