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    1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon

    Total time capsule!


    The 13B got a mild street port, header and about 6 mufflers
    it made 188hp/165tq
    The interior was in great shape, even the hatch area was impressive!





    Racing Beat!


    We commuted to work in the RX today, 98 miles round trip.
    I am very impressed with the car!
    -It is surprisingly quiet and smooth at freeway speeds
    -85mph at 4500 rpm in 4th gear was our cruising speed
    -everything works! Even the redline/shift buzzer!!!
    -the gauges have a cool green lighting
    -I think the dash layout was ahead of it's time
    -I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil, but is fun!


    I will have some videos and newer pics soon!
    Full album here:
    http://rides.webshots.com/album/577372232nwxHuc

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    Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin
    -I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil
    Sounds like it's running perfectly!

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    welcome to the rx4 brotherhood!
    -Matt

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    Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin
    -I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil
    Sounds like it's running perfectly!
    I was gonna say, those are two things it did when new... :P

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    i will take some videos from the morning commute tomorrow

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    Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin
    -I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil
    Sounds like it's running perfectly!
    I was gonna say, those are two things it did when new... :P


    I laugh at the uneducated car shopper in the 80's, whose trading in his giant 70's Olds 98 for something more fuel efficient...

    Dummy: Hey honey? We hafta trade in the Olds, it's too much on gas
    Mrs. Dummy: Why don't you buy a car like Larry?
    Dummy: What kind did he buy?
    Mrs. Dummy: A new 1985 Chevy Sprint, he says it gets like 48 miles to the gallon
    Dummy: Wow, how big is the engine?
    Mrs. Dummy: He says it's a 1.3 litre
    Dummy: A 1.3 litre?(As he's looking thru his issue of Road & Track)...
    Oh, honey, look...
    Mrs. Dummy: What is it dear?
    Dummy: It says the Mazda RX7 has a 1.3 litre, too... Also, I seen Larry's car, it's too boring looking... I think I'll go with the Mazda, it's so stylish...
    We should REALLY be saving money on gas, now!

    *WaaaaaaaWaaaaa :lol:

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    Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon



    Looks like you were at Jimmy's picnic in this picture. I saw your RX4 on CL a while back I'm guessing you're the one who picked this up. Glad to see a classic rotary in the Bay Area. There are alot of us here, but were all spread out. Hopefully one of these days there will be a N.Cal classic rotary meet. See you around!

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    a few videos, it gets down for a station wagon


    2nd gear roll-on:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxHTk3eBb5M
    freeway cruise:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFswja3PKkA
    freeway merge:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ce8-peN4RQ

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    I giggled at the fuel and oil comment.

    if fuel economy is really really bad, change the plugs and make sure you have a clean air filter inside that racing beat ufo thing.

    otherwise, cruise the thing till the wheels fall off, rotaries are so much fun.

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    Nostalgic Hero featured Rob's wagon!





    I'll do a full write-up on the blog soon

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