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ace


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posted December 11, 2007 08:00 PM

want to buy a repu?

was wondering if anyone wanted to buy my 1974 repu? some recent developments came up, and im unable to keep it, im in oregon and i dont want to deliver or ship, it runs strong, has a header, new starter, fresh carb rebuild, new slave and master clutch cylinders, newer brake master, seems to drive well

       
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Klaus44


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posted December 12, 2007 12:02 PM

Oregon's a big state...

...so... whereabouts in Oregon? Asking price? Pic's? 5-speed? Original stock engine, or who rebuilt it, and when? Mileage on rebuild/total mileage on REPU...?

       
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ace


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posted December 12, 2007 11:27 PM

im in the small town of molalla, im about 30 miles away from the areas big citys, portland, salem, oregon city, as for as asking price, ill see what somebody offers me, its a 5 speed. i had a rotary mechanic work on it, and he says it looks like the original, engine and trans, and says he knows it was rebuilt at sometime, because something on the engine was painted blue, and apparently its a trademark of some shop that rebuilds them he says,but since i just got, i have no way of knowing how many miles or when it was rebuilt, it has good compression, if you give me your email, ill email you some pics

       
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Klaus44


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posted December 13, 2007 10:35 AM

Sorry, but my email doesn't do well...

...with large size anything, like pic's. (I'm on dial-up. I know, I know...)

Which 'rotary mechanic' did any work/expressed those opinions is of interest. No offense, but the reason why is because there's plenty of BS out there... Paint color used on a motor is no guarantee of anything, I'm afraid.

You wouldn't happen to have been talking to/purchased your REPU from a guy named Robertson, right there in Molalla, by any chance?

Suggest you post your pic's online, either in the Gallery here, or perhaps over at 'my' little MSN-Group, MazdaRotaryEnginePickup. It's free, and that way you can simply direct people to the pic's via a link. ;)

       
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ace


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posted December 13, 2007 11:30 PM

ill put some pics up tomorrow or saturday, yes it does happen to be robertson, lmao, how do u know or know of him? does he have a reputation of sorts?

       
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Klaus44


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posted December 14, 2007 07:20 PM

lmao...?

I once purchased a REPU from Mr. Robertson. He had quite the collection going on, as I recall...
As regards your question: Doesn't *everyone* have a reputation, of some sort or another?

       
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ace


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posted December 15, 2007 01:04 AM

lmao=LAUGH MY ASS OFF, he does have quite a few, I didn't buy mine from him, i had him rebuild the carb, new slave and master, and rebuild the wiper switch, he seemed pretty good, but it idles pretty rough and dosent want to warm up forever, im not sure if the carb is adjusted right, anyways, what exactly is hes reputation

       
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Klaus44


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posted December 15, 2007 09:55 AM

I know what 'lmao' means...

...I just don't know why you'd be doing so regarding Kurt Robertson.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, though, since a lot can change in 10 years or so.

I will say that I could never get him to get back to me, though, after I brought back his homemade header to him to fix the crap welds for me that cracked in short order after I purchased the REPU in question from him...

I'd want to get to the bottom of what is/is not correct about the work you had done, before commenting further.

       
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ace


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posted December 15, 2007 01:11 PM

i lmao because the way you asked if he was the mechanic, you seemed like you either didn't enjoy him, or did not agree with his opinions, either way, I find if amusing that you happened to know him, and that he was your first guess as of who told me my information, maybe im amused to easily, idk

       
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ace


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posted December 16, 2007 03:13 AM
Edited By: ace on 16 Dec 2007 03:15

here you can look at some pictures of my 74 repu im offering up for sale or trade

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/Alexblake89/Image086.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/Alexblake89/Image084.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/Alexblake89/Image079.jpg

       
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Klaus44


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posted December 16, 2007 11:38 AM

I always liked that shade of blue.

Looks like the body could be a hood trim, emblem, headlight bezel, valance, and some overspray-removal away from being complete...? Always nice to see a straight bumper! Anyone seriously interested will likely want to see the tailend, as well as under the hood, and inside the cab, as well... (That non-stock bench reminds me of another detail of my 'Robertson Special': the non-stock bench he supplied wasn't bolted down...) ;)

       
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kansei


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posted December 21, 2007 12:50 PM

Why am I getting the feeling I wound up with the "Robertson Special?".

If so, I believe that truck had the very same ill-rebuilt carb troubles. She didn't run right either, especially at idle, when she'd start anyways. I never understood how so many people have so much trouble rebuilding stock carbs. I must've done them countless times and never had any problems. I should have taken the time to rebuild old blue's before I sold her. I'd probably still have her if I had.

Neal.

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bliffle


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posted December 21, 2007 03:28 PM

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Why am I getting the feeling I wound up with the "Robertson Special?".

... I never understood how so many people have so much trouble rebuilding stock carbs. I must've done them countless times and never had any problems....
Neal.


They're probably clumsy and rush the job. Maybe they use some 'gasket sealer' that's wrong or unneeded. Gasoline seeps thru lots of joints and sealers. Also, the screws have to be tightened down Just Right: not too loose and not too tight. Takes experience, althO I think I've seen a lightduty torque wrench that would do the trick.


       
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Klaus44


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posted December 21, 2007 06:21 PM
Edited By: Klaus44 on 21 Dec 2007 18:25

That wasn't the one, Neal.

...and for whatever it's worth, I never went through the carb on the truck you bought, either. The engine not having been rebuilt properly (or, likely, as I was told...) was always so much of a bummer to me that I did not proceed to do much of anything with that truck.

You *DID* get the non-stock (non-fitting) bench our of my 'Special', however... as well as a stock bench out of another one, that I wish I still had.

I have managed to screw up a stock carb in the past, though, while attempting to bust loose the fuel inlet fitting. :(

Of course, to be fair, there are a number of other issues that might make it *seem* that the carb. is the problem... when it's really not...

Crud in the tank/pickup tube/fuel line/etc/ comes to mind. So do vacuum leaks (very common), poor electrical connections/grounds, (also very common)... etc., etc.

       
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automaster


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posted February 19, 2008 12:54 AM

what are you asking for your REPU???

I live in florence, Oregon and have been looking for one.
I am on a tight buget
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