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Old 10-17-17, 10:51 PM
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My new rotary!

Should have posted this a while ago, but been too busy with the new project. I brought home this 1974 Rx-4 thanksgiving weekend. Bought it from the original owner with 27,700 miles on it. Was stored in his garage on jack stands since the early 80's. Last licence sticker was 1982. Came with a whole trailer load of parts as well as manuals, brochures, original bill of sale, and ownership from 1975. I've been working at it and with a new fuel pump and a carb rebuild it came back to life! I'll be giving it a full tune up next as well as new fluids, go over the brakes, check it all mechanically, and give it a good cleaning.




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Wow. I am very jealous. beautiful find ... got any rocker chrome trim for sale? Missing that on mine
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Pic#3..Buggy you are gettin old lookin..hahaha!..see what happens when you start foolin around with rotaries?..!
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Holy crap! How did you find something like this?! And with all those spare parts!

Wait, does that mean you're up to 3 rotaries now???
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Holy crap! How did you find something like this?! And with all those spare parts!

Wait, does that mean you're up to 3 rotaries now???
4 actually lol. We have an rx8 now too. So much for thinning the collection. I've had my eye on this car for years.
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Epic find!!!!!!!!!!


thats awesome It looks so mint


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Dammit. Well I guess I'm glad you got it. I called and had arranged to go see it the following Monday. He called back and said it was sold the next day. But solid find. Good luck.
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Dammit. Well I guess I'm glad you got it. I called and had arranged to go see it the following Monday. He called back and said it was sold the next day. But solid find. Good luck.
There were a few people after it. I actually had to buy it over the phone because another guy was there looking at it when I called. Luckily I knew the car and the condition it was in.
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Epic FIND. Congratulations on the beautiful purchase. So many toys! Awesome.
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4 actually lol. We have an rx8 now too. So much for thinning the collection. I've had my eye on this car for years.
4?! Indeed, whatever happened to thinning the herd?! lol

Congrats!! Great condition!
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4?! Indeed, whatever happened to thinning the herd?! lol

Congrats!! Great condition!
I waited 8 years for this car to come up for sale so I couldn't say no. The rx8... Well for $250 its hard to say no to that too.
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Hopefully with some new spark plugs, points, and condensors it will be running tip top. It runs good sometimes and then other times it's like the ignition is weak or something. Compression is awesome on both rotors on all faces.
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Hopefully with some new spark plugs, points, and condensors it will be running tip top. It runs good sometimes and then other times it's like the ignition is weak or something. Compression is awesome on both rotors on all faces.
You're talking about the RX8?
Was that a typo you wrote before?? $250?? You sure its not $5200?
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No no, the rx8 has a blown engine and has some pretty good body rot. It cost $250 for a reason lol. I was talking about the rx-4. It's the only thing old enough to still use points ignition lol.
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Great grab.

Keep the pictures coming!
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Congrats! Great colour, too.
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I finally got the car running right last night. Chased my tail for a while trying to figure it out. Turns out one of the valves for the air injection is sticking open sometimes causing me grief. Easy fix though. I'll get some more pictures and a video of it running soon.
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Congrats! Great colour, too.
Thanks. The blue is a sharp colour and with the white interior it sets it off.
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Once in a lifetime find it looks like! Congratulations
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That is an exceptional find! Can't wait for next season.
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