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humdinger


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posted October 16, 2003 09:16 PM

1975 in California

I guess I have to let go of my baby. Itís a 1975 REPU with 114,472 miles. Iíve held on to it thinking I would restore it some day but it doesnít look like that is going to happen.

I bought this truck new from a Dealer in 1975. It has been parked since 1988. The engine started smoking so I assume that the oil seals went out. The engine was built and installed in 1982 by a guy that built racing motors for the Mazda Racing Team. It was "street ported" (bridge port?) and has a Racing Beat 4 barrel manifold with a Carter carburetor. He also installed a 5 speed tranny. The interior was done about the same time. The body is clean with no dings but the top of the cab is starting to show some rust. The interior is in good shape except that the after market seat shows some wear. The door panels, headliner, sun visors, and carpet were installed by a custom street rod upholstery guy and he did an excellent job. It has the custom fit A/C unit that form fits under the dash. I have some NOS parts (windshield trim pieces, a sun visor, various seals and gaskets, Rotary Engine grill emblem, brake drums, etc.), as well as the original hub caps and a bumper cap. I also have the original; side mirror, rearview mirror, and the center grill emblem.

Iím asking $1,700. Itís located near Visalia California.

You can see pictures of my truck as well as the extra parts at:
http://photomail.photoworks.com/sharing/album.asp?Key=1~FQQ4aBru.cIfGGY7KREfWoVvSryRXZFY

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Klaus43


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posted October 17, 2003 12:05 PM

"Error: Invalid Sharing URL"...

Could you make those pics easier to access, please? Sounds like a sweet resto project; wish I had funds for anything... still curious to view your REPU pics... looking forward to doing so in a functional manner.

       
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humdinger


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posted October 17, 2003 05:03 PM

oops

I thought I had the picture thing all straightened out. Sorry about that. I tried to figure out how to post them on this site as well as the RX7 forum with no luck. I will find another spot for them tonight. Any sugestions?
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nwaco


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posted October 17, 2003 05:56 PM

There ya go......

Listed in the Gallery as Humdinger. Chalk it up as community service.

Only listed 8 of the 26 though. Took a good slice of what was there.

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humdinger


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posted October 17, 2003 11:11 PM

Muchas Gracias NWACO!

I've had a few friends access the pictures at the PhotoWorks site sucessfully. I wonder if others have had any problems.
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Klaus43


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posted October 18, 2003 10:32 AM

Nice!

Looks a worthy candidate for resto completion! Did you actually tow a 5th wheel with it?

       
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humdinger


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posted October 18, 2003 09:41 PM

Hauling Hummer

quote:
Looks a worthy candidate for resto completion! Did you actually tow a 5th wheel with it?


Yes I did tow a 5th wheel. My wife and I went on several camping trips with our REPU and our 19 foot Lance. We spent some time answering a lot of questions sometimes when we would hum in to a new campground. I used to change the jets in the Carter when we went above 6000 feet. Kept the jet kit in the glove box.

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roaddancer


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posted October 20, 2003 07:14 AM

Why, "everybody knows" the REPU can't tow, as I have been told by various folks who clearly had never even driven one. We know better! I towed a car that outweighed mine, up the steepest hill in my county, at 60. No sweat.

Yours had to be quite a sight. Your truck must have looked quite small under that RV. What did you do for mirrors?
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Klaus43


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posted October 20, 2003 09:59 AM

I knew there was a good reason

...for the 33-lb. stock flywheel!

       
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humdinger


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posted October 20, 2003 10:04 PM

Mirrors? We don't need no stinking mirrors!

quote:
Why, "everybody knows" the REPU can't tow, as I have been told by various folks who clearly had never even driven one. We know better! I towed a car that outweighed mine, up the steepest hill in my county, at 60. No sweat.

Yours had to be quite a sight. Your truck must have looked quite small under that RV. What did you do for mirrors?



Actually, I used the mirrors you see in the pictures but I carried some extensions. Just unscrewed the mirrors, screwed on the extensions and replaced the mirrors. I think they were 6" long. The Lance is only 7 feet wide so it worked quite well.

One of the cool things about owning a REPU is the suprized looks you get sometimes. I didn't race a lot but I took my share of stop light duals against a few "Muscle Cars"

I only ran into trouble once pulling my 3500 pound RV. We were going to a campground that was about 8000 feet and the road was really steep and full of hairpins. I had to slow down so much to go around some of the turns that my REPU would fall below the power curve. I knew if I stopped that I would probably fry the clutch trying to get rolling again and I wasn't looking forward to backing down to the next turnout. I was barely able to keep it over 2000 RPM though and we made it to the top.
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