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1st Gear
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posted January 03, 2003 11:23 PM
Edited By: offline on 7 Jan 2003 14:29

RESCUED!

It was a good day.

I stripped the engine to the short block in anticipation of pulling it, removed the transmission, cut the front springs and lowered the rear, pulled the radiator and oil cooler, and cleaned it up quite a bit. I noticed the fuel tank has a drain plug on it, handy because this thing has sat for 18 years and needs it drained.

Do you guys know where to get a good deal on Racing Beat intake manifolds and exhaust headers?

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Jeff20B


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posted January 04, 2003 09:26 AM

Wow, that must have been a cool day! Try eBay for intake manifolds and stuff.

Just yesterday I got a new negative battery cable (1 guage, hehe), a (hopefully) good used short oil line because mine leaks about a quart every 50 miles from where the threaded nut fits on the crimped part, and a decent looking used motor mount to replace my oil damaged one. It's raining here today.
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posted January 07, 2003 02:28 PM






These are the pictures from when I picked is up in Kalifornia. I hope to have a new set of pics ready when I get the motor pulled showwing off the ne tires/wheels/ride height/TLC.

This truck has been kicking around in the back of my head for the last 12 years.

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Jeff20B


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posted January 07, 2003 09:27 PM

That looks sorta like my friend's truck. I can't wait to see it when you're done. As for me, it was a sunny day today and I had a chance to install that oil line. No more oil leak! :) Next I'll do my motor mounts.
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Klaus43


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posted January 08, 2003 09:58 AM

That REPU looks reminiscent of two of mine...and the on-trailer-from-Kali deal takes me right back to September's journey. Nice original round rearview mirror! That's the kind I like (besides the 'towing' mirrors), but that I haven't seen on a REPU in person, yet... Those other d*!n ones are screwing up my doors! BTW, where you at, offline? Anywhere near me in Eugene, OR.?
Congrat's on the score, and the motivation/results!
P.S.--hope you didn't find out the hard way how much you can't crank down on the back bumper as a trailering tie-down point...I actually tweaked the crummy bumper on the one I trailered...

       
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repuguru


Redlining
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posted January 08, 2003 07:00 PM

I haven't ever seen one of the passenger side round mirrors still mounted on the truck. I have had a few driver side ones come thru.
Offline does the passenger side mirror have the old Mazda "m" stamped on it? Its written very small.
The rear bumper looks like a "Barden Bumper". My first truck came with one. I did cut the side pieces off though and have moved it to a number of trucks including my present truck.
Its great to tow with being rated at 5000lbs. Of course I know it only as strong as the bolts that hold it to the frame.
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1st Gear
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posted January 09, 2003 04:23 AM
Edited By: offline on 9 Jan 2003 04:30

I dropped the rear bumper like a bad habit. It didn't come from Japan with one, so it was no big deal to me. As I recall the rear bumper was stamped from some company in texas and was atached to the frame with some seriously heavy duty bolts through the frame rails.

The rear view mirrors suck. I hate them, so I am going to replace them with baby tornado style mirrors. I think saving the stock mirrors is akin to saving the stock exhaust ports.

Today I did brakes front and rear, ordered 225/60/15 yokohama avs zr tires, and bought 4 15/7 nissan pathfinder steel wheels. I also cleaned the hell out of the front and rear hubs and painted the hubs gloss black. It looks much better.

With the springs cut it needs shorter shocks in front. I'm working on getting some ordered.

The rear glass is here, the installer will be here friday, this thing is coming together pretty fast.

I need to take pics again as it doesn't look like the same truck cleaned up/unfucked/lowered.

I live in Cornelius Oregon.

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Klaus43


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posted January 09, 2003 09:46 AM
Edited By: klaus42 on 9 Jan 2003 09:52

Man, you're ON it!

You GO, Offline! It's downright inspiring to those of us whose projects take waaay too long! Since you're not into 'em, would you care to part with those mirrors? It's not that I dislike the type you're going for, but I do like the stock round ones as well...and they won't screw up my door(s)! Is the driver's side one repairable?
BTW, when I first came to Oregon, end of the '80's, I worked a stint at McMenamin's "CPR"...near you, I believe.
(Mmm...Beer!...Yes, oh yes!...Woo-hoo!)
Another idea: might I have a part you need, to trade for the round one(s)? Gimme an email at klausdp@hotmail.com, or call me at (541)689-7178
Oh yeah--almost forgot--somewhere I do have the part #'s for KYB's that work for lowering 2" or so front, 3" rear...they also work for stock height...and I'm pretty sure I posted those part #'s in the supension section here back when as well. :)

       
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posted January 10, 2003 12:54 AM
Edited By: offline on 10 Jan 2003 00:58

The tires got here today, I hope I can get them mounted this weekend.

Short shock part # would be VERY helpful.

The mirror on the passenger side was aftermarket, and looked like it belonged on a boat. The stock driver side mirror was wasted. It was bent/corroded and the glass was chiped and fogged at the edges. I threw them both away.

It's difficult to remember sometimes that these aren't 10 year old trucks like they were when I first got into them, in fact this one is pushing 30 years old. There is a lot more wrong and parts are harder to come by then I remember from years past.

So far this has been a very rewarding project.

BTW- I found a dead bird on the front engine splash shield, ew!

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Klaus43


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posted January 10, 2003 09:42 AM

Found 'em!

KYB 'Gas-a-just'... KG5517 (front, I think), and KG4513, rear... These shocks don't look any shorter, but they spec'd out to be sufficient to allow for the previously mentioned inches of drop--while still being fully sufficient at stock height as well.
Too bad about the boat-y mirror(s)! Weren't all mirrors 'aftermarket' dealer-installed options on the REPU?
At least the passenger side? What else would account for the three different (apparently) stock options seen on REPU's? Is it possible some came with the little "m" and others did not?
Has your trash been picked up yet?

       
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posted January 15, 2003 12:15 AM

Did brakes all the way around today, mounted the new tires and ground out the bed in preperation of a spray on bedliner.


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brad


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posted January 15, 2003 11:55 AM

I'd really reccomend using Por-15 rust treatment on the bed. Great rust neutralizer which also leaves behind rust inhibiting layer of phosphate, and the paint hardens in the presence of moisture, thereby sealing out rust causing moisture.

I just did my truck bed and 1/2 the cab floor with the stuff and it really is a great product.

http://www.por15.com/


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81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
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