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Thread: T2 REPU Update!
rotarynews


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posted August 22, 2002 10:43 PM

T2 REPU Update!

Woo Hoo! I'm going saturday to the DMV to get a 10day pass, as the electrics, and mechanical are nearly done! Once the Haltec is tuned and in place, off to the "good" smog check place to see if she passes!

More info and pics hopefully by next monday.
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repuguru


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posted August 23, 2002 06:35 AM

I certainly hope all goes well Dan. Are you going to try to take the REPU to SS02 this year?

       
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rotarynews


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posted August 27, 2002 08:47 AM

Pics

If all goes well, the truck will be smogged and registered by the end of next week, painted in 3 weeks, and at SevenStock5 at the end of Sept!

Here are the Photos



I'm repainting the grill the a dark grey, with the black background as seen here.




Here is the massive driveshaft... may not look like much in this photo, but i'm used to 3rd gen driveshafts... damn this thing is big, long and heavy! No way will this break!




Engine compartment with most of the wires done, still left to do is alternator, and some sensors.



Mounted these on the side, they look great, stock looking, almost!


I'm pollishing/brushing the UIM and TB, think I'll take out the 2ndary butterflies.


Here she is in the current state. In the backgroun is Harry Neives, the mad rotary man himself. You can also see the drivshaft near him, it's almost as tall as he is!




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mazilla


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posted August 27, 2002 12:51 PM

Nice color...Is that stock? I like the old blues, yellows and orange colors. Blue is my fave and that is the shade that says mazda to me for some reason. Looks straight too.
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Smeagol


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posted August 28, 2002 02:09 AM
Edited By: Smeagol on 28 Aug 2002 02:10

Mine is a similar color. I believe it was originally the same color as yours but the previous owner repainted it Mazda RX-3 SP blue.

Check it out at:

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~mmanitta/repu.html

It's no TII conversion, but I dig it.

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repuguru


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posted August 28, 2002 06:37 AM

Dan what did it cost you to have that drive shaft made?

       
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rotarynews


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posted August 28, 2002 08:35 AM

Dunno

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Dan what did it cost you to have that drive shaft made?


I don't know how much it was, Harry picked it up at drivetrain.com (based here in vegas, but they do stuff over the web) I would suspect in the $300 range.

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posted September 10, 2002 02:56 PM

Update

So Very, Very Close!

The truck is wired up with the Haltec now, but the battery is dead. One more day of waiting...

I plan on taking it down to the paint booth this weekend, get rid of all that rust and crud... get it nice and shinny for SS5!

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posted September 11, 2002 06:16 PM

More Photos

More photos, these are from last weekend ...



Front mounted Fans... Had to get rid of the AC .. I might find a way to reinstall it, or I might sell the peices... all let you know



My Mad 3 inch tail pipe.. ricers beware!



Wires done, IC placed on there to see about fitment...



Kinda blury.. showing off the IC...



Almost ready to go under her own power for the first time since 94!





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Banzaitoyta


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posted September 11, 2002 06:24 PM

Looks great!!! What intercooler is that?

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Draggin_2600i


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posted September 12, 2002 10:09 AM

Damn, That looks very nice. What are you gonna do about a hood scoop. I read some where that it is bad for the engine if your intercooler isn't getting enough air.

Like someone mentioned before in this thread, that blue looks cool and definately says Mazda.

How hard was it to wire up the Haltech? Maybe when I win the lotto I will invest in one of these to power my engine.

       
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rotarynews


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posted September 12, 2002 10:16 AM

Hood...

Yes! I need a hood.

Anyone know where I can get one, or should I chop up this one.

About the blue, I do like it, but it is rusting, and any color other that white is just too hot in the desert...

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Draggin_2600i


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posted September 12, 2002 11:03 AM

No luck with the hood. I have seen a couple of Ford Couriers in the junkyards in the past weeks but they all had major front end damage. if you don't want to cut up the hood you coule get a Frount mounted intercooler. Cars like the Turbo Izuzu impulse or 323 have small intercoolers, or you could get one from a starion/conqiest or Isuzu NPR truck. They would require a bit of work to mount, though.

How come you still have a fan shroud if you have front mounted fans? It does make the engine look like it was originaly meant to be that way though.

       
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Rotor


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posted September 14, 2002 09:12 PM

Peurto Rico seems to be a hotbed of rotorheads. There are guys down there making Mazda R-100 bodies in fiberglass! I'd bet somebody knows somebody that either has, or can make a 'glass hood for a repu. then just graft a T2 scoop into the hood.


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