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Thread: 74 Mazda Rotary Pickup HELP!
Kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted July 20, 2003 02:18 AM

74 Mazda Rotary Pickup HELP!

I just got back from looking at a 74 Mazda rotary pickup. I found a guy that has all this for sale, 1974 Mazda rotary pickup 13b and runs, 1977 parts pickup (ford), and an 86 rx7. All this for 800 dollars. What I am trying to decide is if I should go for it. I am really thinking about this, cause the Rx7 I could always sale again, the rotary pickup would be neat.

I didn't get any photos; I wish I had taken the cam with me. I will try to tell you what the truck looked like, here goes. Its a dark red color, has rust in the bed, missing the pass side door panel, has 5 speed, running 13b, Halley 4bl crab, with header. It needs some work, the hood is a different color, has an after market sunroof. Over all the truck didn't sound to bad when he started it up. It has some rust on the door, just under the wing window, and has some rust on the door pillar, between the door and the window. Front bumper needs some work, has a dent goind out words. Is missing the trim on front of hood. Also has a slider back window. One thing that throws me off was that the 13b was mounted on the front, and now on the sides. I have always thought that the 13bs were side mount, but this one was mounted in the rotary picked like it's mounted in my Rx2. One thing I do like is that its a 74 and doesn&'t need to go though DEQ.

I would really like everyone input on this, could help me decide if I should just go for it. I have the money, I have the money, its just I would hate to spend what I have saved up. I'm just cheap I guess.. heh


I know no one can tell me what to do; I just can't make up my mind. I have my Rx2 that I could blow this money on and get it closer to running, or go out and by this pickup. Any input would be really great.

Thanks,
:)
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1972 Rx2 - no enigne or trans
1974 Repu - runs and drives
1976 Rx4 - no engine or trans (klaus42 old 4)
1977 Repu - Parts

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Jeff20B


Moderator
Posts: 661
posted July 20, 2003 10:10 AM
Edited By: Jeff20B on 20 Jul 2003 10:14

Get it. If you don't, you'll "kick" yourself every time you think about it from now til forever. Heh, kick hehe.

Ok, the four port 13Bs had front mounts just like any 12A. Infact, I thought side mounted 13Bs were weird at first. It's just a front cover an doil pan swap to fit any later 13B in any pre RX-7 vehicle.

I spent money on my REPU that was supposed to be spent on my RX-2 engine. I'm glad I did.
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'74 REPU
'76 Cosmo
'77 MG Midget 13B
'81 RX-7

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
Posts: 293
posted July 20, 2003 09:43 PM
Edited By: wankel_dreams on 20 Jul 2003 21:50

yeah, i say get it too.

GSL-SE 6 port 13B are also front mounted
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74 wankel panther
77 REPU
79 rx7
89 Vert

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted July 20, 2003 11:00 PM

Hard to go wrong...

...if it doesn't burn excessive amounts of oil yet! Certainly, the motor's worth the asking all by itself if it's halfway tight... Just do it! (Just don't get rid of the rx-2, either!) Sell the seven.

       
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Kick


Hauling
Posts: 149
posted July 23, 2003 04:15 PM

I don't plan on saleing my 1972 Rx2 anytime soon. I plan to 13b turbo the Rx2 sometime. :)

I went out and took a look over it all again. I was able to get some photos too. I guess that 77 parts pickup is a 77 rotary pickup also. I don't know why I was thinking it was a ford, maybe cause it has a ford hood on it. heh



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1972 Rx2 - no enigne or trans
1974 Repu - runs and drives
1976 Rx4 - no engine or trans (klaus42 old 4)
1977 Repu - Parts

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banzaitoyta


1st Gear
Posts: 22
posted July 23, 2003 06:12 PM

Nice find!!! Where were they at?

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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted July 24, 2003 07:27 AM

If those are 'nice' at $800...

...(those two in Barstow are nice at $400 as well!) But: lookit that valance (!) (drooling) If you've got the room to park 'em, and the time to deal with 'em...

       
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