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Thread: REPU Club?
SmokingClutch


Newbie
Posts: 4
posted July 24, 2002 12:00 PM

REPU Club?

I was wondering if you guys would consider yourselves an actual National REPU Club as opposed to just a mailing list and message board.

Basically the reason I ask is that I'm looking for what I'd call "old-school" imported vehicle clubs. I'm affiliated with the car shows in Carlisle, PA, and we're looking to greatly expand our Import/Kit&Replicar show. Currently it mostly caters to classic roadsters, but we're looking to attract more older Japanese and European cars from the 1960s and 1970s. This isn't a "Hot Import Nights" sort of show with modern cars, but one that is aimed at what I guess you could call "Vintage Imports."

Anyway, if you guys are a club, who should I contact about getting information about your club? At our shows, clubs can get their own spaces where they can gather and meet. This would be a cool opportunity for some of you to meet in person and show off your trucks. They would be a very cool addition to a show that last year only had a few rotary powered vehicles, an old '70s RX-5 Cosmo and an FC convertible equipped with a 20B.

I'd appreciate any information you can give me.

         
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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted July 31, 2002 12:24 PM

Hey there, and welcome...I'm new here also but been into rotaries 4ever. I love them but the crowd around the bay area (SF,CA) is all newer stuff. I never see the r100, 2,3,4 and trucks around here in the last ten years. Shoot, I miss all the datsun's, the toys all that. I wonder the race community has found most of these and took them off the road. I myself like the early 70's japanese imports and if I could have them all, I would build a museum to show them off. sorry I couldn't be of any help but I am always looking to hook up with rotorheads in my area. I too want to start a club so we can visit shows like yours. I guess we are becoming extinct...
Dann
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted August 01, 2002 05:39 PM



This web site seems to have the largest group of REPU enthusiast I have seen yet. Whether you own one or not hasn't been to big of an issue. As long as you keep the subject on topic.

It would be nice to see some of the cars I remember rolling around new being deemed as classics.

Any one remember the Datsun F-10?

I guess to accomplish what you are wanting a group of owners from the N.E. would be appropriate.




       
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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted August 02, 2002 08:02 AM

The F-10 was rad! Really hard to find. It's funny you mention that model because just last night I was dreaming about where to put my turbo 1 12a I got lying around. I was thinking of the fast back b210, 1200(sold mine, shouldn't have!), corolla, 510. All the old 70's japanese cars are all stylee! I did have a 13b r100 but it was too much for the little guy for other than going straight.

REPUGURU: Have you even seen an old f10 in a while? I'm here in nor cal and have not seen one in a long time. Gotta start checking peoples backyards! There are still some 510's every once in a while and the corollas are still popular up here. I've even seen a couple of the first corolla's they call the peanut...not too many of the mango's. I even know a guy that may be able to import a 67 or so cosmo...UK land...kinda rusty but worth restoring! Anyway, you have a great site. I hope to have something as informative to share one day. I've had all but the old cosmo's and the newer sevens and have a few pics to share. Gotta get a scanner. Keep on peggin that tach...

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notREPUbutRX4


Newbie
Posts: 1
posted August 02, 2002 10:12 AM
Edited By: notREPUbutRX4 on 2 Aug 2002 10:13

What about this?



Check out www.ratdat.com for other cool datsun stuff.

          
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted August 03, 2002 07:53 PM

That looks like a Jap spec Datsun B210.

No I haven't seen an F-10 in a while. I imagine it was because they were so unattractive they didn't make it past the first motor before they hit the junk yards. A Rotary F-10 would sure be a sleeper to say the least.
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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted August 05, 2002 06:48 PM

RatDat.com is unreal! Thanks for that link. I'm a mazda guy first but old japanese cars just turn that crank. That guy over there is way in debt or has hhhellllaaaa parking. And his girl lets him get away with it. My wife would kill me...well maybe not but even she has been bitten by the rotary bug before. She has HAD(she got all foofy on me and started liking the new cars for their, uhg comfort!) a 79 Rx7, x2 77 Rx3SP's(silver with louvers/stripes, red plaino, 72 Rx2 now she drives a honda. Me well, I've gone through 74 rx4 (my first car), 2 of my own sp's(one was my favorite car until some ass t boned me and just folded it, 72 rx2, 72 rx2 4dr,79 Rx7, 71 r100 (my last car...too much 13b and no brakes...scared all the passengers and me...but only a little bit), 76 Cosmo Tank, 75 rx4 4dr, 75 REPU and 74 REPU (my current daily) and finally my 73 rx3 (my favorite of all that yes I traded my r100 for). Now that I have a daughter...and no room...I can only savor my 3 and pickup.

That is a b210 with the sick lights. Datsun and mazda always had the sick rear setup. Toyotas a distant 2nd but that's IMHO. I want a ranch so I can have them all like that nut case...

We must all preserve these gems...

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted August 05, 2002 09:02 PM

Yeah the B210 is classic. My stepmom had one in 78. Never liked it as well as my step brothers new 79 RX7 though.

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted August 06, 2002 09:14 AM

I rmember the B210. My older bro had one about 10 years ago. I looked real nice comparedd to most b210 I had seen. Then One day someone actually stold the car. The police found it in East L.A. a week later. I guess someone took it for a joyride. Those cars would make pretty cool sleepers.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted August 22, 2002 12:24 PM

Cool taillights; nice Grape paint...

...too bad it's not a rare old rotary Mazda! Hey, while you guys are dreaming of rotary conversions, why not something that'll REALLY handle--like a rotary lotus? Light weight, rigid 'backbone' frame, legendary suspension... sound good yet? I know there's folks dropping rotaries into Porsche 914's, beefing those up with other Porsche suspension, brake, and body components... but then, these wouldn't be sleepers so much as go-karts... hey, what about little old convertibles like the Fiat 124 spyder, or the old Datsun roadsters if you wanna stay all Japanese? Aw heck, let's just find every old 808 we can, and start building our own rx-3's from those!

       
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markfujimori


Newbie
Posts: 2
posted September 30, 2003 10:18 PM

70s import muscle

quote:
Hey there, and welcome...I'm new here also but been into rotaries 4ever. I love them but the crowd around the bay area (SF,CA) is all newer stuff. I never see the r100, 2,3,4 and trucks around here in the last ten years. Shoot, I miss all the datsun's, the toys all that. I wonder the race community has found most of these and took them off the road. I myself like the early 70's japanese imports and if I could have them all, I would build a museum to show them off. sorry I couldn't be of any help but I am always looking to hook up with rotorheads in my area. I too want to start a club so we can visit shows like yours. I guess we are becoming extinct...
Dann

       
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Peritrochoid


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted October 05, 2003 05:27 PM

Hi mazilla, where in N. CA are you? I'm in the Sacramento area. I guess you could say I'm a vintage Mazda rotary collector of sorts. Right now I have a 71 1200 and a 75 REPU. In the past I've had 3 RX-2s (71/72/73) and a 77 RX3-SP. Always on the hunt for a nice R-100 but they hardly ever pop up around here. My 1200 was the closest thing I could find.

Mike
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1973 RX-2 coupe - too much to list -
1973 RX-2 sedan - project "infestation"
1975 REPU - big port 13B, race header, straight exhaust, RB "flying saucer" intake -
1983 GSL - streetported 12A, race header, dual straight exhaust -
1993 FD - project "crispy"

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tobanybe


Revvin Up
Posts: 80
posted November 01, 2003 07:29 AM

bringin back jdm history...

i've been looking nationwide for other rotary pickups and people ... i want to join start or continue this beautiful piece of history. My 75 is very sharp but needs more porformance ... and the other five i have seen so far tell me that i will find them ... and i will find you if your out there. as for you will find me when we're on the same page, in the same state.. i'm in the ozarks(midwest) and i am the one to be talking to if you need it, and if we can get everybody in on a nationwide connection to search for people like me we will go along way ... i'm not easy to locate cause i am all over underground (seriously to in all these caves here!)
So if you got a truck,need a truck, contact me if you want in!4799271381.

my nice little dream is a 20b rotor swap w/ turbo psi pushin well over 250 hp ... i am a racer.. just very different than today's impression ... JDM !!!
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted November 01, 2003 09:36 AM

Welcome to the Forum!

You've found us... just how many of us are located how close to you, geographically, remains to be seen... (Say, just how far do those caves/tunnels go?)...

       
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tobanybe


Revvin Up
Posts: 80
posted November 01, 2003 11:38 AM

'75 repu

these caves can go miles without sunlight ... and i'm not talking commercial tours that u pay someone, just u and your repu deep in the woods! so far i have found only one person locally (ozarks) w/ a repu that, needs restored though,wants to be a part of some sort of gathering of the repu... that is if it can happen. people say they don't see them ever but on the coast, i think you can find one or two, even more if you really want to.1 in new york, 1 in colorado, 1 in oregon, 2 in ok.,1 in miss.,3 in AR. is what i have seen in the past 6 months ... plus this website. caves on the other hand ... hundreds to see, 22 on my personal list for this season.=(=)
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted November 01, 2003 12:39 PM

quote:
my nice little dream is a 20b rotor swap w/ turbo psi pushin well over 250 hp ... i am a racer.. just very different than today's impression ... JDM !!!



Er, you get that out of a 13bt running stock boost. Dan's 13bt REPU should be pushing 250 or real close to it.

In fact a non-turbo charged 20b puts down right around 250bhp.

a decent single turbo setup on a 20b running 1 bar of boost should push you up to right around 500 horse I would think. Probably close 300-400 ftlbs of torque too.

Go nuts with it and you can put down something like 800 bhp with a 20b.

Course now you've spent $30k-$40k just on the powertrain, and the truck probably wouldn't be the best platform unless you're taking it off the street permanantly, in which case you should use something else.

I saw a pro-mod courier last week turning 5-somethings @ 140+mph on the 1/8 mile. It was cool but just made me wish my REPU was finished :)

I'll be happy if I can get 250/250 hp and torque. Figure that's more than enough for want I want my truck for. Be nice to see if I can't pull 12s in the quarter though :)


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

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted November 01, 2003 01:15 PM
Edited By: klaus42 on 1 Nov 2003 13:16

"...1 in Oregon..."

THAT's pretty funny! Considering I have three, plus a spare bed... and know of many more here... More like, "REPU's: #1 in Oregon!" But you're right... we NW'ers are kinda spoiled old-school wise, in our own little way...
Check out this forum's member list, for a bit of a clue who might have a REPU, and where...

       
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Rotary_Pickup


Hauling
Posts: 117
posted November 01, 2003 06:51 PM

I'm near Kansas City. Not too far from the ozarks. Got any REPU's for sale? Let me know. I'll make the trip.
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75 REPU (7/10/2004)

       
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