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scalliwag


Revvin Up
Posts: 69
posted December 22, 2003 03:26 PM

REPU's in new mag idea

How many of you guys have seen either mint stock or really nice (pass for new) restored REPUs? Maybe not even perfect but really nice quality. Even really well done modifieds would be nice to see.
The reason I ask is because for one I would like to see them and another is the new RXTuner magazine could really use a vintage rotary section with REPU's, R-100's, etc.
I would be more than happy to talk to Ryan Scott and get him to float that idea out there.
Here is a link where you can subcribe and/or download the mag and see if you guys don't feel we could get the REPU some notice there. BUt we have to have some nice pics.

http://www.rxtuner.com/

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brad


Rotorhead
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posted December 22, 2003 03:40 PM

I think

Craig's straightrepu would fit the perfect description. I've driven it and it really is top quality vintage restoration.

http://www.mazdadesign.net/Owners%20Gallery/truck-2.htm
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74 REPU Lawn Green
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Kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted December 22, 2003 03:45 PM

I think a readers rides would be neat. That way I can get photos of my cars in their. :D lol

What would be neat is if they had a whole thing on repu, talking about them and see some of are repus in their in diff places of look.

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straightrepu


Redlining
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posted December 22, 2003 03:56 PM

Thanks Brad....

for your compliment. I hope to have it looking even better in the near future, I`d like to enter it in some local car shows next year.
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scalliwag


Revvin Up
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posted December 22, 2003 06:19 PM

Now that is a truck I would love to drive and trust me that is saying a lot. That is a sweet truck. Take the truck to a good place for a photo shoot.
We have a publications department at my work that can print poster quality work. I would like to make a poster of vintage rotaries and rarities.

That is a great truck you got there Brad.


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scalliwag


Revvin Up
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posted December 22, 2003 06:20 PM
Edited By: scalliwag on 22 Dec 2003 18:22

Heck I doble posted because it gave me an SQL error. Hmmm I know to go and actually look to see if it did post next time.

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straightrepu


Redlining
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posted December 22, 2003 06:37 PM

Did the same thing

to me on this thread. By the way that truck is mine, Brad has a green one. Its apart right now, changing the tow mirrors back to the original small mirror. Have to get it to my buddies body shop and have the extra holes filled and the doors repainted.
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brad


Rotorhead
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posted December 22, 2003 06:42 PM

Yep, that's Craig's Red REPU Ride

Mine is green and all aparts. Dropped it off @ the bodyshop today. Should be ready early February 04. Unfortunately their best block sanding guy is on vacation for 2 weeks :(

Oh well, I'll just wait for better quality! But I might submit her when she's done to that rxtuner mag.


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scalliwag


Revvin Up
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posted December 22, 2003 06:46 PM

quote:
to me on this thread. By the way that truck is mine, Brad has a green one. Its apart right now, changing the tow mirrors back to the original small mirror. Have to get it to my buddies body shop and have the extra holes filled and the doors repainted.


Haha! I should have known not to go from memory ;) So are you trying to get it back to completely stock? I have my AE stock all the way down to the Goodyear tires. I have to get a stock stereo for it and it will be set.

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straightrepu


Redlining
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posted December 22, 2003 07:23 PM

actually

it was more factory correct when I got it from the original owner. I put a 77 REPU 5 speed in it, a 1st gen electronic ignition and 15" wheels from the 87-93 B2600 4X4. Oh yeah, I forgot and a 79 RX7 am/fm radio. All mazda but not factory stock. I prefer the look of the original mirror over the factory tow mirrors (which will soon be on brads truck).
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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 22, 2003 07:41 PM
Edited By: Fd3BOOST on 22 Dec 2003 19:44

double post

       
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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 22, 2003 07:42 PM

I think it would be a great project for the mag.
I was a contributing writer for the RXTuner prototype issue ("Getting behind the wheel" article on Page 16 was my handywork)
I will be documenting my trucks restoration anyway. Maybe I will do my next article on the truck.

-Dave

       
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scalliwag


Revvin Up
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posted December 22, 2003 08:00 PM

That's cool that you were part of that. I have high hopes that the mag takes off and does well. We are long overdue a publication for rotorheads.

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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted December 22, 2003 08:08 PM

quote:
a 1st gen electronic ignition


Hey how hard was that to do? I basically have an entire 12a engine bay in my shed and want to adapt my 13b to to use its electronic ignition.

What was involved in switching it over? THink there would be any benefit in one of those ignition boxes?


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http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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straightrepu


Redlining
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posted December 22, 2003 10:02 PM
Edited By: straightrepu on 22 Dec 2003 22:05

Martin

its been a long time since it was done, I do remember changing the coils to the rx-7 ones and I had a little trouble getting the tach to work, but nothing difficult. Right now I`m using the GSL-SE plugs with good results.
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted December 22, 2003 10:09 PM

Boxes? We don't need no stinkin' boxes!

First gen. electronic ignition works great--just don't get the 'remote mount ignitor box' version! (Prone to cross-triggering, etc.) Beats the hell outta points anyday. (Though 'supposedly' it doesn't make any more power per se, it does avoid a great deal of hassle with points, and points float a bit at Hi RPM's... and I'm convinced the hotter spark is better.)
Of course, then there's DLDFIS...
Oh yeah--you might end up having to modify your alternator bracket slightly to accommodate...

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted December 22, 2003 10:29 PM

Thanks guys

Thanks for the 411. I'll have to bug you guys for some pics of your setup when I get to the motor stage of my rebuild.



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http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted December 22, 2003 10:41 PM

Does that 'Reader's Rides' section

have room for a 'Rat REPU'--that is, a ratty, ragged, beater that still keps on buzzin'? Restoration's still in the future... and my 'driver's pretty much a 'Rat-PU'...

       
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kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted December 23, 2003 12:47 AM

quote:
have room for a 'Rat REPU'--that is, a ratty, ragged, beater that still keps on buzzin'? Restoration's still in the future... and my 'driver's pretty much a 'Rat-PU'...


Mine looks something along those lines too. lol
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1974 Repu - runs and drives
1976 Rx4 - no engine or trans (klaus42 old 4)
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dpassmore


Hauling
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posted December 24, 2003 06:26 PM

Truckworldonline.com has a reader's ride section,there is a mazda street section that has one posted,not stock though.What about that white one that was on the mazda site?


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