Local Datsun guru Ed brought his Datsun 280Z over for us to run his car on the dyno and gather information useful for tuning future 280Zs. He had spent years tuning this car by hand and the dyno showed that he had it spot on.
This vintage Rotary-Engined Pickup (REPU) is a restored example of the second generation Mazda B-Series pickups. The 1974 Mazda REPU was the first year for a rotary engine in a pickup which had a four-port 1.3-liter 13B four-barrel carbureted engine. 15,000 units were built.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Saturday, especially the MidCoast Road Rally. It was so much fun to watch everyone try their skills on our remote control car race track in the back and give the Burgies Grumman Olson coffee truck a steady line of customers for it’s first time out of the garage. We have never had this many people or vehicles here at one time before.