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wankel_dreams


Redlining
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posted September 13, 2002 07:13 PM

REPU mentioned

So i got a surprise today. I was in Barnes and Noble looking at magazines and picked up "Sport Compact Car". Normally i don't read it, but it had the Nissan 350Z on the cover. After reading about the Nissan, i was happy to see and article on a 3rd gen RX7....then to my amazement, there was another article that mentioned the Rotary Pickup, and had pics of RX4 and 1st Gen Rx7!!!!!!!!
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74 wankel panther
77 REPU
79 rx7
89 Vert

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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted September 13, 2002 07:47 PM

Sport Compact Car... (repu mentioned)

You know its really weird...

I picked up a copy of SCC three months ago cause they had an article about their project FD (they shake-and-baked the o-rings) and it was actually a pretty interesting article if not overly technical is still gave a pretty decent view of raotary internals how htey work (and how they don't! :) for the novice.

I bought the next months issue thinking they'd finish up the feature (doing a monster rebuild and single turbo conversion) but nothing. I guess they like to build supsense or SOMEthing :) Anyway, that issue had an AWESOME article about Lincoln Electric's welding school up in Ohio. Somehting I knew nothing about but now plan to attend. Also there was a decent article about how to cut time off your drag runs through good habits and whatnot. And to top it off a great writup on the SWEETEST -73 rx-3 I think I've ever seen.

This month (The Z issue) they feature a nice FD that's working its way down from 12s to 9s (not impossible, but optimistic). PLUS that article about the REPU and 7s. Always a lot of good tuning info for boosters and non-boosters alike. Brakes, exhaust, etc. Stuff common to all performance cars.

I went from dismissing it as a 'Ricer-rag' to putting it second to GRMS on my favourite mags list. I only mention any of this cause it was such a shock to me that it was as good as it is, esp. after seeing stuff like "Superstreet" and "Turbo" magazine out there.

You may not find REPU stuff in there every month but there's decent rotary content, and other stuff that matters if you're into any of hte RX's too.





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So i got a surprise today. I was in Barnes and Noble looking at magazines and picked up "Sport Compact Car". Normally i don't read it, but it had the Nissan 350Z on the cover. After reading about the Nissan, i was happy to see and article on a 3rd gen RX7....then to my amazement, there was another article that mentioned the Rotary Pickup, and had pics of RX4 and 1st Gen Rx7!!!!!!!!

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-Martin
Orlando, Florida

http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

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

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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted September 14, 2002 02:53 PM

All those guys who write about the Hondas month after month know that the rotary is so superior to the other car engines out there it is like cheating.

I bet they all plan on buying an RX8.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted September 15, 2002 08:28 AM

All these 'old school honorable mentions'...

...may serve to 'fan the flames' amongst the import drag crowd... I've already heard about what they'll pay in LA for a nice old school rx-whichever... this is nice and all, but this resurgence in popularity is a two-way street. Our REPU's and such will be worth more, but there will be fewer old-school cars to be had, and fewer parts for 'em that much faster. Let's hope they don't fall into the 'wrong' hands...

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
Posts: 293
posted September 15, 2002 10:13 AM

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... Let's hope they don't fall into the 'wrong' hands...



What? You don't want to see REPUs with lighted washer nozzles and "TYPE R" sitckers?


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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted September 15, 2002 10:30 AM

Nope!

Not covered in stickers, lowered to the point of scraping, or being rattled apart by 1000 Watt subs playing rap, either. Also no neon, no huge-ass stupid wings, and no 6-inch exhaust tip crap! Just a set of four 'tumbling-rotor' led taillight units for me, please...no clear-lens b.s., either--just a stock look until I light 'em up! (And an exhaust cutout so I can blast the rap boy/sticker-tuner wannabes into oblivion when they pull up behind me with that annoying s--t!) Then it's goodbye by the time I hit third gear...

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted September 15, 2002 07:50 PM

I guess you would have "a" lighted washer nozzel.

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
Posts: 293
posted September 15, 2002 08:45 PM

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I guess you would have "a" lighted washer nozzel.


yeah, yeah, i know, 1 nozzle 2 holes
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79 rx7
89 Vert

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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted September 16, 2002 09:10 AM

Speaking of nozzles...or nozzle....

My nozzle was all crudy and the bottom half broke. Can I get a replacement from a newer car/truck?

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted September 16, 2002 10:32 AM

I dunno; probably...

...I could use a new one, too... all this talk of nozzles, though, brings to mind the best 'unused band name' yet: two hole junction... :)

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted September 16, 2002 03:42 PM

I'd imagine that is one of the parts you could probably still get from the dealer.

       
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