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posted August 26, 2004 10:44 AM
Edited By: Bill55AZ on 26 Aug 2004 10:46

New guy here

Well, new to the forum. I am 58, recently retired, had a 74 once but sold it before moving to AZ (from Idaho). No air conditioning! It was not stock, had a Buick 215 aluminum V8 in it, chevy 3spd plus OD, courier 4.11 rear gears. Had to keep my wife out of it, she kept smoking the tires.
Now that I have a lot of time on my hands, I want another REPU. I spend summers in Logan, Utah and have a shop on the lot where we will build our retirement house, as soon as the wife retires.
Question, are you guys all purists? Did I violate REPU etiquette by mentioning the GM motor/trans in my old 74?

Living in AZ, summers in Logan, UT.
Also a Mopar Nut.

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Revvin Up
Posts: 95
posted August 26, 2004 01:06 PM

I'm 67, with 4 FBs and a REPU. Semi-retired. I think there are quite a range of REPU owners here, even some with swaps. Personally, I prefer the old 13B 4 port.

Craig, down in Sunnyvale CA, has a very pretty red 74 REPU, mostly restored with NOS, and very nice, for $9500 on eBay. It's a steal, and I'd grab it myself but I have too many projects going already: 5 cars, 3 houses in CA and a house in the south of France. If he's still got it in 4 months I'll probably take it.


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posted August 27, 2004 10:21 AM

Welcome to mazdarepu.com Bill@!@

Although we don't suggest putting pistons under the hood it sounds like a fast truck so that's all good.

Best of luck finding and restoring a REPU; they're a rare gem indeed!
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-

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posted September 01, 2004 08:47 AM

Welcome, Bill!

Yes, indeed, we tend to prefer the rotary remaining in our Rotary Engine Pick-Ups... I know I sure do! We do have a couple'a members who are not so, er, *blessed*, shall we call it...?
So, the question presents itself: are you looking for a REPU to restore, or a REPU to 'pistonize'? Reason I'm asking is I won't be able to keep all of mine... one of which has a dead 4-banger under the hood, needing removed and thrown away, and replaced with what is only proper...
Say, being a Mopar enthusiast, I should ask... You don't happen to have/be a fan of that most quirky of years of Dodge Dart, the 1962 ? The '62 Dart GT 440 especially appeals... :) Ah, for the days of cheap gas and no worries... !

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