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 Post subject: My 1975 Mazda R.E.P.U
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:01 pm 
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This is my newest addition its a 1975 mazda REPU. Im still in the process of going through it all but Im pretty sure I am going to need parts and all that fun stuff so if anyones got some tips about the build or even where i can find parts I would love to hear about it so just let me know! Ive been looking for one of these truck for a long time then one day I came across this truck at the junk yard and had them pull it out for me. I purchased it and now is in better hands LITERALLY haha.

Heres some pics of my new project.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:27 am 
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we never got these in Aus, so a few people have brewed their own rotary powered B1600's, but this is just awesome. I tip my hat to you for saving it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:07 pm 

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Check Ebay as much as you can, sooner or later you will find what you need. nice find :tu:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:43 pm 

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Who in their right mind would send that truck to the junk yard? That thing looks pretty solid,or at least solid enough to save. Good work, I love my 74 REPU,and have been itching to drive it since the late fall,but she never sees the road when the salt is out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Thanks guys! Yeah i check ebay nonstop haha and yeah who would send sumthing like this to the junk yard. person obviously didnt know what they had. I just got done checking some things out and so far im gonna need all the vacuum lines, oil feed lines, crank angle sensor, distributor, and plug wires. and more but so far the motor seems to be in pretty solid shape. The trucks also in good shap some rust here and there.

heres my most recent pic. i just got that bulky bumper pulled off

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:37 pm 

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I finally got around to taking the rear bumper off of my 74 last spring,and I wondered why I hadn't done it sooner. It looks so much cooler without the bumper!!!

By the way how is it there isn't any snow in your pics? We have tons here in MA,and I would think CO would be even worse.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Yea i agree they look way better without the bumper!!

And as for snow we havent really gotten muchthis winter just a few light dustings and thats it. Its still pretty cold though


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:36 pm 

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Whoa, a REPU in the junkyard?! High five for saving it! :tu: I wish I could help but I've never owned a Mazda before. :|


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Awesome find! I want one of these in the worst way. :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:56 pm 
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sweet save mate, great to see you'll make sure it will live on. So want one of these, the only Mazda ute I don't have in the collection!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Dang sound like a sweet collection!! maybe you can help me out in finding parts for this thing maybe even help me out with some of the names of the parts as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:02 pm 

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He can't help you find parts as they were never imported to Australia. You are pretty much stuck to the USA as far as parts are concerned as they were only ever sold here,and Canada I believe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Oh my mistake. but yeah im havin a hard time finding parts and I dont wanna end up calling a part by the wrong name. Do you know if theres a repair book out there for these trucks by any chance? What kind of condition was your 74 in? My goal is to get mine running by spring/ summer time if possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm 

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There is a factory repair manual available(probably an ebay find),and also a Chilton's type manual as well. You really should join up at mazdarepu.com if you haven't already. There are people over there that have forgotten more about REPU's than I will ever know.

My 74 is in decent shape,and can be seen here:

http://web.me.com/cdirado/Diradosite/74-REPU.html

Chris

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Yea i found a few things on ebay as far as manuals. The chiltons I find are only for the b1600's and so on. nothin to do with rotaries but im still lookin. Checked out your pics too and i gotta say very nice! its super clean.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:29 pm 
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So heres just a litlle update on the project...

ordered a distributor so far I still need all the hoses and lines, removed the radiator for cleaning as well as the battery tray. heresome random pics...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:18 pm 

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Wow that is even a stock 4-port 13B,and the truck was Flare Yellow to begin with. Your truck looks to be a left over 74 that they re-badged as a 75 with the "S" prefix on the VIN. The 74's were all PA136 VIN's,and then they took left overs,and restamped them I think with the "S" prefix. You should contact rotarydave on here,as has forgotten more about these trucks,and almost every other old school rotary than most will ever know.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:06 pm 
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Wow really!? thats awesome ill deffinatly have to do that!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Sorry havent posted anything lately the weather here in colorado never seems to make up its mind so its been really cold and cant do much since the truck sits outside, but as for an update i just recently got a distributor so i can check one thing off the list, and a glenns manual for 1971-1975 rotaries, but still searching for other parts like the air control valve and air pump etc etc.. As soon as i can get some work done to it ill deffinatly take some pics!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Well weather here in coloroado has still been pretty cold but ive managed to work on the truck a little bit ive pulled off the water pump housing and cleaned it up and gave it a new coat of paint. Also got the distributor parts in just need time to put it all together. Ive got a few pics of the water pump housing and so far just waiting on the gasket so i can put it all together.

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