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rdahm


1st Gear
www.TurboRX7.com
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posted December 15, 2003 07:46 PM
Edited By: rdahm on 15 Dec 2003 19:47

My '74 REPU!

I just got it a couple days ago! I am in love! Seriously i anticipate working on it more than my RX-7s! I think i enjoy the challenge ahead of me. (until three months from now i get really frustrated and give up! lol)

Here it is:

http://www.turborx7.com/myrepu.htm
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'93 Touring RX-7
'88 GXL RX-7
'74 REPU

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nwaco


Redlining
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posted December 15, 2003 09:44 PM

Hey, I like the ground effect oil cooler.....

as well as the standard issue 30 year anniversary valance.

I have a few of those myself.

Looks like you'll be having a lot of fun in your future. Stick with it. It is a fun hobby and there is a lot of help around here to see you through.

Welcome to the forum.

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kick


Hauling
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posted December 16, 2003 02:07 AM

Glad to see you still have your hood trim part. Those are very hard to come by. :)

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Mazdarx605


Redlining
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posted December 16, 2003 03:54 AM

Where did you get that truck?It looks an awful lot like one I was going to buy from a guy in Maine a month or so ago.


Chris
74 Green REPU
82 copper RX-7 Limited
92 Cummins turbo diesel
00 Protege ES "hers"

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rdahm


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posted December 16, 2003 09:08 PM

Aweful lot huh???

Bingo! That is it! I picked it up. Came with the ground effects oil cooler FREE! hehe. I am so excited to start working on it cause the guy I bought it from was really honest and the vehicle is in "good" condition. THe things to fix aren't scavenging parts, mostly simple body and interior work and i plan to go custom. Hopefully modernize it...

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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 16, 2003 10:41 PM

Small world ehh.

       
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Mazdarx605


Redlining
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posted December 17, 2003 02:27 PM

That was a pretty long trip for you up to Sherman Maine to get it huh?Have you figured out why the rear axle won't turn?I was guessing a brake issue.I was all set to head up there on a saturday,and thought it would be a good idea to call Nate up and make sure it was still there.Good thing I did because he told me it had just left recently.I'm glad i didn't make that 7 hour trip one way for nothing.You live in MI right?That is where I got my Dodge truck.I flew out there last december and had the guy who I was buying the truck from pick me up at the airport .He lived in Sterling heights.It took me and my father in law 13 hours to get back home.It wasn't really that bad.I was a bit worried with going through Canada and buffalo that we would hit some snow(truck is a 2wd) but only hit a small flurry in Canada that wasn't sticking to anything though.Welcome to REPU ownership.Good luck.

Chris
74 green REPU
83 RX-7 limited edition
92 Cummins turbo diesel. What is turbo lag??
00 Protege ES "hers"

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rdahm


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posted December 17, 2003 08:20 PM
Edited By: rdahm on 17 Dec 2003 20:21

Yep it was a brake issue. the rear passenger. Where are you from?
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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 17, 2003 08:23 PM

So does that mean its drivin now?

       
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rdahm


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posted December 17, 2003 08:25 PM

Close to driving. how bout rolling? lol I haven't looked at the clutch issue. Havent had a chance to look at it with the snow that just got in.
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'74 REPU

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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 17, 2003 09:29 PM

I cant say that I evny you on that tip.
I have family in Ann Arbor and the surrouding areas.

Snow=Yuck

       
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rdahm


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posted December 17, 2003 10:04 PM

Yeah, I am in Monroe so take 23S about 20 miles and you are at Cabelas which is in Monroe County. Hey if summer rolls around and you got your REPU running and decide it is road worthy, stop by if you are visiting the family. lol I'll buy you lunch.
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Fd3BOOST


Hauling
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posted December 18, 2003 03:49 PM
Edited By: Fd3BOOST on 18 Dec 2003 15:50

That might happen sooner than later.
My gradfather has poor health and cancer so unfortunately i will be up there sometime soon i suppose.


You dont happen to know any Clairs do you?

       
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rdahm


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posted December 18, 2003 04:51 PM

Cant say I do...

I got the beast running! The guy i bought it from had 2 cycle gas/oil mix in and the thing smoked out the road nearby. lol The trans doesnt engage but the engine purrs like it wants to be tuned. Slightly offbeat but puts a smile on my face! Now i gotta fix a tire and tow it to a trans shop.
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'88 GXL RX-7
'74 REPU

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nwaco


Redlining
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posted December 18, 2003 05:45 PM

Before you get too far down the road.....

you might want to check out the engine setup to make sure the oil metering pump (OMP) is working properly. If it had pre-mix in it, it may not have the oil injection set-up working and you won't get too far.

Rotaries that sit for prolonged periods of time tend to smoke pretty bad on initial refire because if the sideseals leak, oil slowly seeps down into the housings and it has to be burned out.

Pre-mix is fine, but make sure you have some sort of oil feed for the rotors or you will have more work than you want, much earlier than you want.

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rdahm


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posted December 18, 2003 06:41 PM

Good call Nwaco. I would have overlooked that in all of the excitement.
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Klaus43


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posted December 19, 2003 10:52 AM

Congrat's on getting her running!

Might I add that an oil/filter change, and perhaps coolant D&R, as well as fresh, or freshly-cleaned plugs, not to mention a fresh cap and rotor--points if you still got 'em--might be very beneficial before you fire her up again? You might well have done a number of these already; just checking... fresh fuel and air filters, too...
Soon as you're able to drive her, after doing the above kinda stuff, get your hands on a can of AmSoil Power Foam, and clean out the beast as per the directions--followed immediately by an extended, 'spirited' drive--you'll be glad you did! 50-plus miles later you'll have a better idea just how 'used up' your engine is--or not...!
Just don't fire her for too-brief a periods--she might tend to 'load up' and foul out the plugs/not want to start without a quick tow down the street if this is ever the case...
Sometimes an old, smoky motor can be brought back to decent runnable order for a while with a litle TLC...

       
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rdahm


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posted December 19, 2003 06:32 PM
Edited By: rdahm on 19 Dec 2003 18:33

My emblem

looks real nice one that paint is scraped off.

http://www.turborx7.com/emblem.jpg
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'74 REPU

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straightrepu


Redlining
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posted December 19, 2003 07:59 PM

That is a perfect...

candidate for restoration, I`ve tried to chip out the plastic insert on two different emblems and haven`t been able to achieve that level of perfection. I`m sure that I can take care of the re-chroming and the argent paint, but since I received the NOS emblem I realised that the the area under the discolored emblem insert needs to be perfectly intact for the amber insert to look correct. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to remove the old insert without damaging the underlying chrome?
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nwaco


Redlining
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posted December 19, 2003 08:07 PM

Is it an insert?

I aways figured it was liquid acrylic or some sort of plastic resin poured in flush. It would seem to me to have to be several inserts to allow the chrome to protrude.

I was going to consider cleaning, rechroming, and then shoot liquid plastic resin with a syringe until each section is full.

At least that was what I was thinking for the future, but I must admit, I was waiting for you to take the lead..

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