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Thread: how rare is an automatic repu
fliboyz6


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posted September 22, 2008 10:20 AM

how rare is an automatic repu

just tryin to find out how rare my new truck is

       
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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted September 25, 2008 03:33 PM

how rare is auto trans in REPU

Never saw one in person.

Saw a pic of one.

Pretty rare. It's a 3-speed auto, right?

       
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fliboyz6


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posted September 26, 2008 11:41 PM

yes it is...... and it is alomost mine but i really want a mannua im just worried that i might kill the value

       
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tankkira


1st Gear
Posts: 29
posted October 26, 2008 08:45 PM

is this truck blue? 1975?

Hey I used to own a blue truck that was a auto. Do you live in califirnia? if so my email is tankkira@gmail.com i have a manual we could trade if this is my old truck.
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roaddancer


Hauling
Posts: 127
posted October 26, 2008 08:55 PM

however rare it is, it isn't rare enough....They really sucked the gas..as if a wankel didn't do that bad enough already.
I converted my 75 to a 5 speed.
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ovquick


Redlining
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posted October 26, 2008 11:32 PM

Auto Truck Rarity?

Well, the automatic trucks are indeed very rare and as the price of all the REPUs (and everything else in our economy)is going down I would caution you not to change the truck to a manual transmission. It would be much easier to pick up a 4 or 5 speed truck and just store the auto one till things improve.
The auto did give up a great deal in mileage but not as much in performance. The gearset they came with helped with the mileage somewhat, but everyones automatic back then left a lot to be desired.
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fliboyz6


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posted November 02, 2008 01:06 AM

no the truck is still wearing the original white paint... and it gets the worst milage ever..... i pullin the auto but everything i do to the truck will be reversable... i have two other repu"s but this it the only true rotary one is a four cylnder and the other is a crazy six

       
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Klaus45


Redlining
On two wheels
Posts: 218
posted November 04, 2008 09:47 AM
Edited By: Klaus45 on 4 Nov 2008 09:48

Food for thought:

Economically, now may be a really rotten time to try to assign
a good value to... just about anything collectible.

However -- In the long term, the only REPU's *losing* value, IMO, are those that succumb to the ravages of time, and those that lose value at the hands of their owners.

Rare tends to = valuable...

Consider also that all of the oldschool rotary Jatco auto.'s were in need of servicing to keep 'em alive... and those that weren't --(which was most of 'em!)-- tended to succumb at between 40 and 80 K miles...

However, they did apparently make a viable drag-race transmission in their time... and there *might* still be some tricks to pull out of that bag... (?)

Why not put one of your pistoned REPU's back to 13B-ness, and 5-speed it while you're at it?

Just my $0.02 !


       
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trochoid


1st Gear
Posts: 19
posted December 31, 2008 04:46 PM

I have a white 75 with an auto, which has to go. Still looking for a pedal set so I can convert it to a manual. REPU has a little over 50k original miles, the rear rotor took a dump. If anyone is looking for an auto tranny, PM me over at RX7 club under the same user name.

       
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