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What Is A Repu..?

Old 11-13-2005, 05:19 PM
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if mazda put out a rotary powered truck again, i would trade my jeep in a heartbeat. i would not care if it were turbo'd or n/a. i would get one.
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me too.. but the chances of that happening.. we'll see.. i would like to make a newer repu though.. since i love the 86-93 bseries body style..
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Hercules also made a rotary motorbke.I don't believe it sold too well
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:05 AM
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What are the basic prices, and what to look for when buying a REPU.
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Originally Posted by fcdrifter13' post='822446' date='Jun 4 2006, 01:05 AM

What are the basic prices, and what to look for when buying a REPU.
Look for rust from the inside out on the front fenders, right in front of the door hinges. Look for rust around the battery box. (Battery was built in the right rear quarter). Dont look for power steering, it wasnt available. 76 was the first year for a 5 speed, 77 was a bigger cab and the one to own if possible.
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Originally Posted by vosko' post='175334' date='Mar 3 2003, 01:22 PM
i don't think they made 15k-20k.... there is no way.

im almost positive that there are at least that amount in the states. ive got 3 or 4 that i see on a regular basis around my area. and my grandpa has two himself
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"It is estimated that just over 15,000 total units were built. Most were made for the 1974 model year, due to the energy crisis putting a damper on sales, Mazda restamped many of the 1974 models with a prefix "S" designating it as a "1975" model. Approximately 700 units were built for the 1976 model year. Mazda invested in a moderate redesign for the 1977 model, updating electrical systems, adding an additional 4 in cab stretch for more comfort, and adding a 5-speed manual transmission with different differential gearing. However, after about 3,000 units, the REPU was discontinued due to poor sales."

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Suzuki made it for 2 years. Releasing it in late 74 and discontinuing production in 76. It was called the RE-5, for rotary engine 500cc. It had a single rotor and performed like a 2 cycle bike of the same vintage. No torque, but using high revs made it fast. Reliability was a problem as few shops could work on it and the Suzuki rotary was very tempermental.
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