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admin


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Posts: 444
posted March 11, 2003 09:55 PM

Ages

Wow, I'm a youngin... at 27

Bought my REPU 2 years ago. It hadn't been registered since 1994, and don't think it had ran since 1993. When I purchased it the PO had installed a 12a in it... Out that went and in went the 91 jspec T2.

What a screamer now! The friday night drags are starting up again, with the warm weather... i'll be posting some times soon :)
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted March 12, 2003 12:53 PM

I still am the younger young'n on here.. I know there has to be someone younger than me on this forum.. Oh well..
My bastardized repu will hopefully be roadworthy this year..

       
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jlbuys53


Newbie
Posts: 2
posted March 12, 2003 01:22 PM

i am 30 had my REPU for about 10 years and i love it, its the orange 77 in the gallery

         
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brad


Rotorhead
Posts: 1671
posted March 12, 2003 08:12 PM

howdy

I'm 33.

Bought the 81 Rx7 in 88. Turning it into a racecar. Almost done. Got many tickets in that car. Used to be daily driver.

Bought my 74 REPU Oct 2002. Not registered or smogged but I really enjoy working on it, restoring it, and raizing hell driving it in the neighborhood. Everyone looks at me funny with the loud REPU heel-toe downshifting from 4th-3rd-2nd to a Stop sign.

Bought my 99 Isuzu Amigo V6 Hardtop in July 99, that's the daily driver/tow vehicle. Might try towing with REPU if it can handle hills and has the brakes.

Bye,
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-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
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Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted March 14, 2003 09:25 AM

quote:
Very interesting ages and truck histories so far reading. I
Have a stock blue 74 and had a blast at sevenstock 5 . I bought my truck in 91 and the next week took off to Flagstaff AZ.for a week of vacation fun... I was hooked on the REPU. I drive my truck weekly .Age dosen't matter 52.
Tim


You drove from where to Flagstaff in your REPU? I was just thinking how dedicated you are if this was a cross-country trip.
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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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TimPA136


Redlining
Posts: 325
posted March 15, 2003 09:48 AM

average age

You drove from where to Flagstaff in your REPU? I was just thinking how dedicated you are if this was a cross-country trip.

Hi Tom93R1,

The Sevenstock5 rally is basically in my back yard, and to Flagstaff is about 475 miles. I regularly drive up to the Gold Country (Mariposa) to visit friends, and the truck just runs like a champ. Seventy five miles up the Grapevine grade is effortless. I still have the stock distributor and probably slip in points fairly often. Other than that, it's trouble free, one of my better purchases.

TimPA136

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted March 15, 2003 11:19 AM
Edited By: Tom93R1 on 15 Mar 2003 11:26

Ok, that isnt so bad then. I drove mine from here in Phoenix to SevenStock 5 last year, put over 1000 miles on it over the week I was in the area. To do that regularly I still think takes some dedication, I get pretty worn out after a full day in the REPU.
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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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kansei


Redlining
Wankelized
Posts: 423
posted March 16, 2003 07:47 AM

Odd mix of folks here.. Cool!

Just caught this thread, a bit behind on my end. I'm 27, going on 70 sometimes. Got my first rotary when I was 15, hooked ever since I was 14. Like everyone else, I've owned close to 40 rotaries total, now have the list below. Got my REPU off Klaus less than a year ago, can't wait to restore her! Traveling out West this summer to visit Klaus, Mike, Craig, etc. and pick up my RX-3 Wagon. The bug just gets worse and worse, and I wouldn't change a thing!!

'Cause the world goes round and round, not up and down!

Neal.
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Neal A.E. Swigert
Greenville, Michigan
1974 REPU Resto Project
1976 808 Wagon
1977 Cosmo
1978 Savanna RX-7 GT
1980 Leather Sport RX-7
1980 Petty Targa RX-7 #11
1985 GSL-SE RX-7
1988 RX-7 10th Ann
1993 RX-7 VR Touring




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gantech


1st Gear
Posts: 11
posted April 11, 2003 02:48 PM

I'm 47 and started with a red 4 door RX 2 in 1973. Just got my REPU repainted and want to upload the pics (they're great!) but seems as though uploading has been discontinued.

Mark

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted April 11, 2003 05:03 PM

I'm potentially (finally) able to upload...

...if it's not disabled after all, and if I can get my 'Outlook Express' to function properly, I have a scanner now for the old photos, and a very, very basic (freebie) digicam... Help us, Admin-wan-kenobi -- you're our only hope!

       
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redline13bREPU


Newbie
Posts: 6
posted June 10, 2003 09:49 PM

well, this is my first post here.... I'm 26 and i have had my REPU for 3 DAYS! and man, i already have crappy problems. i got it running today after rebuilding the cheapo fuel pump.......and while i had it running i noticed something discouraging. I had the pass. side drum off and i noticed that the axle is BENT! the engine is idling and the axle is there, turning slowly and that biotch is just wobbling up and down ever so slightly. weak. any advice on where to get a non-bent axle?
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'74 REPU
'80 Widebody RX-7
'73 RX-3
'85 GSL-SE
THE ONLY PISTONS IN ANY OF MY CARS ARE IN THE BRAKE CALIPERS.

       
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Mazdarx605


Redlining
Posts: 314
posted June 13, 2003 03:25 PM

I'm 28 going on 29 at the end of the year.I don't currently have a REPU but have a deposit on one down in Georgia.It's going to take a few eeks to get up the funds and such,and then have it shipped up to Massachusetts.I have owned a rotary(83 RX-7 LE) since 98.I bought it a few weeks after i got married as a second vehicle.My love affair with RX-7's goes back to my childhood though.My first Matchbox was a black 1st gen RX-7 with gold trim.I still have it to this day.I told my father back then that I would own one as my first car.Well it wasn't my first but it was the first one I really loved.I can't wait to get the REPU.I haven't actually seen one in real life,and of course have never sat in one or driven one but I will be buying one.Does that seem wierd?Well thats my story and I'm stickin to it.


Chris
83 RX-7 LE
00 Protege ES+ her's
92 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton cummins turbo diesel 5 speed club cab
soon to be lawn green 74 REPU
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74 green REPU w/factory air
Early production 79 Spark yellow RX-7 GS


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Jeff20B


Moderator
Posts: 661
posted June 13, 2003 08:43 PM

28 and will be 29 at the end of the year. I've had the REPU since early '97. It was abused by its previous owner (it ran out of oil and locked up, so he poured atf in it to try to get it unstuck, lol). I installed an odd rebuild which is still running today, but very gutless due to its '80 RX-7 califiornia EGR intermediate housing with its tiny ports. I had thought seriously about intalling a 20B in it, but I'd rather not cut it up for a bit more torque. Instead, I'll be partial bridgeporting an R5 style 13B (nitrided side plates from a 1st gen) and using a Holley double pumper carb. Similar low end torque to what I have now, but tons more high end power, which is what my engine is currently lacking (it's got a Cosmo reversed runner manifold on it which flows the carb's primaries into the front and rear plate, which are tall '74-'75 style ports, so my low end, where I spend 90% of my driving anyway, is now usable with super weak secondaries as the compromise).

I've been slowly fixing the things the PO did wrong or neglected. It still has sloppy steering.
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'74 REPU
'76 Cosmo
'77 MG Midget 13B
'81 RX-7

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted June 18, 2003 10:34 AM

Greetings, redline...

Are you definite on the bent axle, or is there any chance at all it could be either your rear wheel bearing's totally shot... or merely a missing stack of shims? I mean, a bent axle's not impossible or unheard of, but it'd be cool if it wasn't that extreme... Makes me curious what comes outta the rearend when ya pull the plug to drain it... I'm still driving on a half-ass one held together by the miracle of Amsoil gear lube... thought for sure it'd be dead by now! Just keeps going and going...
Where to get one: Parts REPU. (Better get the rearend complete...) Best, K.

       
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redline13bREPU


Newbie
Posts: 6
posted June 18, 2003 11:45 AM

hey Klaus, it turnd out that the previous owner ran up a curb and ruined the idler arm on the front and bent the axle in the back. I have been thinking of putting a rifferent rearend in there. The axle is not horribly bent, so i may look into getting it straightened for the time being (no$$). And as for the amsoil, you're preaching to the choir, my dad was a dealer for 10 years. we still use it in everything. hell, we still get the newsletters...
So now are there any rearends that will fit back there?
I am not afraid of a little fabeication. Any firsthand experience would help my project. thanks an advance fellas'
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'80 Widebody RX-7
'73 RX-3
'85 GSL-SE
THE ONLY PISTONS IN ANY OF MY CARS ARE IN THE BRAKE CALIPERS.

       
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Jeff20B


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Posts: 661
posted June 18, 2003 11:50 AM

I know a B2000 can hold a 4.6 out of our REPUs. Maybe it's just the pinion ring gear stuff? Or maybe it's the entire unit? I don't know for sure.
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'76 Cosmo
'77 MG Midget 13B
'81 RX-7

       
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redline13bREPU


Newbie
Posts: 6
posted June 18, 2003 12:45 PM

yeah, that is exactly the type if info i am looking for, if anyone has done something similar, i need details! thanx
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'80 Widebody RX-7
'73 RX-3
'85 GSL-SE
THE ONLY PISTONS IN ANY OF MY CARS ARE IN THE BRAKE CALIPERS.

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted June 18, 2003 02:10 PM

There was a whole thread here somewhere about the Chevy rear end one of the guys swapped into his truck. Nice suspension setup too if I recall correctly. You could talk to him about what he did, he was superhelpful and friendly.

A co-worker of mine has swapped in a LSD, disc-brake rearend out of a modern mustang (sorry don't remember the year, but can find out) into his '89 2600. That's got to be CLOSE to the same width.

Just have to figure out how hard it would be to swap

a) the front hubs to a larger brake, five lug assembly to match the five lug hub of the mustang rear or

b) convert the rear five lug hub to a sixlub hub to match the front.


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Orlando, Florida

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

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rotarypwrd


Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted June 29, 2003 05:34 AM

this rotary enthusiast is the grand total of 31 years young, when I'm driving my wife's REPU that is.

I have emersed myself in the rotary world for the past 15 yrs. I have owned a total of 3 mazda 1st gen rx7 gslse's, 1 89 TII, and thanks to mazdarepu.com and Brad's help last September my wife and I became the proud owners of an original now 2nd owner 77 mazdagreen repu.

rotarypwrd

       
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repujeff


Revvin Up
Posts: 71
posted June 29, 2003 07:36 PM

Going on 51 and have a 77 repu for 2 years.

       
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