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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted January 27, 2002 09:19 AM

Sway bars

Does any one know how to contact Addco or whoever sells their sway bars. I saw someone posting it somewhere around here I thought.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted January 31, 2002 11:27 PM

Yeah whassup with this lack of response??? I also need one of these! If nothing else surfaces, I'd be happy to try to look up some folks in Portland, OR. here who I'm sure will have the skinny...

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted February 01, 2002 09:02 AM

I think the guy was over on the YahooREPU club site.
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Rotor


Revvin Up
certifiable rotorhead
Posts: 70
posted August 23, 2002 12:27 PM
Edited By: Rotor on 23 Aug 2002 12:30

I never liked the Addco bars. Many of them just bolt to the stock bars, and the kits are kinda chincey. I've got a front bar from Quickor, (I think) that Mike gave me several years ago, that is supposed to fit a REPU, but was actually from a B2000, I think. I've not tried to install it, but it looks like it'll fit.

Rear bars are not a big problem, as there are plenty of them in boneyards that could be adapted with very little trouble.

If you really want to contact them, try this: http://www.addco.net/

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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted August 26, 2002 09:15 PM

This is one of those once a month threads...I saw summit racing list the ones for the rotary, 1" front and .75" rear. i read somewhere that there is a wait however.

       
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Rotor


Revvin Up
certifiable rotorhead
Posts: 70
posted August 27, 2002 01:15 PM

I just went through the Summit catalog and didn't see anything for REPUs. Where did you find it?
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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted September 03, 2002 01:34 PM

I went to the web site and use the online cat...part number ACO-841 for front 1" and ACO-247 .75" rear...They are still showing as backorder...I found the addco number at addco and then went to summits search...which sucks of course. Both show up @ 149.00 each....

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted September 08, 2002 05:46 PM

If it bolts on to the original bar,

forget it! But, a REAL bar, that would be sooo nice! Let's hope those guys get off their butts and take notice of our little niche market...

       
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rotarypwrd


Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted January 25, 2003 01:52 AM

talk to Chris @ checkpoint engineering, I believe they're close to sacramento california. he's done some work w/ cameron (petit racing) helping tune his 3rd gen for proracing.

he's got the sweetest REPU and setup I will ever see.
basics: repu w/ TII setup @ 280 hp @ the wheels
about 30mpg hwy over 20mpg city
passes smog extra clean
has 3, yes I said 3 front sway bars (saw them myself @ laguna seca. custom, but may do a run if demand and $$$ is right).

enjoy the info hope it's useful.

rotarypwrd, tomas

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted January 25, 2003 03:45 AM

30MPG ?!

quote:
talk to Chris @ checkpoint engineering, I believe they're close to sacramento california. he's done some work w/ cameron (petit racing) helping tune his 3rd gen for proracing.

he's got the sweetest REPU and setup I will ever see.
basics: repu w/ TII setup @ 280 hp @ the wheels
about 30mpg hwy over 20mpg city
passes smog extra clean
has 3, yes I said 3 front sway bars (saw them myself @ laguna seca. custom, but may do a run if demand and $$$ is right).

rotarypwrd, tomas


Er...

Not that don't BELIEVE it, I just want to know how the hell he did it.

You don't make HP w/o fuel and air, and I've not actually seen an N/A get that sort of mileage. Clamined sure, but never demonstrated. Since I'm looking to do a TII swap in my cabrio this would be worth knowing. I haven't gotten my REPU's engine apart just yet, I'm hoping the rotor housings are in good enough shape to rebuild. If not I'll be thinking about a rebuild there too.

Obviously it would be nice to know how he's managing 30MPG with that sort of arrangment.


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rotarypwrd


Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted January 25, 2003 07:33 PM
Edited By: rotarypwrd on 25 Jan 2003 19:34

Er........ forgot to mention the keyword is T-U-N-I-N-G.

he's got wolf 3d engine management system hooked up.
also not sure if it was clear on the "basics" part of my last post, but it's not an n/a REPU it's a TII
(rx7 turbo II)conversion, not hard to get those (numbers, air/fuel, mpg) with the right tuning (wolf).

re: swaybar: it was late last night when i sent the previous reply and now I forget if he had 2 or 3 front swaybars on the REPU stacked on top of each other. I know for sure it was more than one. just FYI. call him.

hope this is helpful. rotarypwrd, tomas

       
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brad


Rotorhead
Posts: 1672
posted January 30, 2003 12:01 AM

Quickor Suspension

Talked to a rotary guru who said Quickor Suspension makes sway bars for the REPU. 1 1/8" is the size to get. Found their website but nothing listed for our REPU or B1600.

Low and behold, they make lots of suspension for old Ford pickups. Take a look:

http://www.quickor.com/results.asp?MakeType=Ford&ModelID=Pickup&Year=1974

I _hope_ this is for a Courier, you better call and confirm first. And I _hope_ the control arms are the same for Courier and REPU. REPU does have wider track, was that accomplished thru wider wheels and tires only? If so this might work.

My REPU had many go-fast parts on it when I bought it last October, including a 1 1/8" front swaybar and urethane bushings. It has number 73715 stamped on the middle and 04 1332 stamped towards the side. It was painted light blue, like Suspension Technics painted their sway bars back-in-the-day.

Hope this helps. If not, it is a real simple sway-bar and wouldn't take too much time for a shop to make one

Oh, and I found this site too but it's only a 1" bar.
http://www.p-s-t.com/swaytv.html#MAZDA
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74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
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rtrypwr


Hauling
Posts: 115
posted January 30, 2003 08:56 PM

swaybar's

i've mesured just about every year of courier and mazda{piston} truck i could find at the auto wreckers. nothing is the same as the repu. i have given up on finding something from another truck that will work. unless you want to relocate the stock mounting point on the lower controll arms.

       
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Jeff20B


Moderator
Posts: 661
posted January 30, 2003 11:48 PM

An old hand at the REPU said its frame is wider than the B1600 by 4 inches. I've never measured the two though.
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'76 Cosmo
'77 MG Midget 13B
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rotarypwrd


Revvin Up
Posts: 55
posted February 05, 2003 12:07 AM

as we're talking about swaybars, talk to the one that has successfully got a REPU to be lowered and handle exceptionally well. Coil-overs in the front, 2-3 front! swaybars, etc.

it's Chris Greene over at checkpoint engineering. check out his REPU.

www.checkpointmotors.net
then click on project cars

       
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