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Old 01-12-07, 03:11 PM
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Waiting for my RX2!

Hey everyone, just purchased a 73 RX2 in vegas and should be in CA in a week or two. From pictures and discription, the car seems to be in very good condition overall. I don't know too much about rotory engines but it may need to be rebuilt. I called Haines Mazda in Alhambra and he told me it will cost a lot of $$$ to rebuild the original 12a. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic who can do this work, if needed, or can provide maintenance. Does anyone have experiences with Haines? Thanks

I'll post some pics once the car arrives!
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norman @ sidepex @ temple city. PM wackyracer for his phone no. he's built many RELIABLE rotary motorsb
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I've got an old 12a out of a '73 Rx3 wagon that I am parting out. Runs great, no smoke and uses no coolant. It's out of an automatic, and still in the car. I'll give it to you real cheap if you come pick it up. Let me know.

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is this the yellow 4 door with 36K miles?
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thanks alex - I'll let you know once it comes in. yeah - its the 4 door with 36k.
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Haines and Salazar in Silverlake will only do stock rebuilt IIRC. There are many builders out there but be sure to check the locals for feedback.

Let me know if you need help on that duece.
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Congrats! Sweet another 73 rx2 4door. I have one too. Post em pics. How's your pitman arm? Want to sell it? hehe
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hey sweet buy....i was actually going to buy this car through a friend of mine that lived in Vegas but the seller had a title problem so i hope its all sorted out now....i actually have pics of the car sitting under a cover in a tiny garage, i'll post them when i find them.... my rx2 is 100% the same as ur car and everything still works even the A/C,factory radio, power antenna...i think my car has 70xxx on the clock...i love my yellow 4door, i'll post some pics one day :-D
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picked it up on wednesday.

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Rx-2

DAMN you scored like a *****-efer!!! That is one super-clean original looking sedan with the original keys even huh?! You lucky dog.
Congrats!
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Very nice, congrats. So what are your plans for this car?
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I am having it towed to Sidepex today so they can tell me what needs to be done mechanically....again I really don't know too much about rotory engines or how to restore one. My initial thought was to keep it as original as possible.
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Originally Posted by bnn40
I am having it towed to Sidepex today so they can tell me what needs to be done mechanically....again I really don't know too much about rotory engines or how to restore one. My initial thought was to keep it as original as possible.

Tell Norm and Cam that Wacky is bored. I will check it out tomorrow.
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Saw your duece at Sidepex today. That ****** is clean.
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thanks wacky - norm is a good guy and really knows these cars. he said things should be done by early next week. hope he doesn't find any other issues!
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