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Thread: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

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    The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    This is the rare of the rarest in Mazda Rotary History with only 44 made from Feb.1974~Jul.1976 the Parkway Rotary Bus is one cool ride notably with its TQX gearbox and select-sync differential...There are about 4 that still exsist in Japan and one on the road after getting recomissioned.

    Here are the technical specs of the TA13L...

    Pics later

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    TA13L specs:
    Make: Mazda
    Model: Parkway Rotary 26 Bus
    Chassis-code: TA13L
    Year(s)-produced: 1974~76
    Total-production: 44
    Model-type: 22-seater (low line), 26-seater Deluxe & 26-seater Super Deluxe
    Options: A/C
    Body-style: 3-door bus
    Body-length: 6195 mm
    Body-width: 1980 mm
    Body-height: 2280 mm (22-seater)/2310 mm (26-seater)
    Wheelbase: 3285 mm
    Front-track: 1525 mm
    Rear-track: 1470 mm
    Ground-clearance: 180 mm
    Curb-weight: 3210 kg (22-seater), 2835 kg Deluxe, 3260 kg Super Deluxe

    Engine-code: 13B
    Engine-type: twin-rotor Wankel
    Engine-dimensions: 588x714x661 mm
    Engine-weight: 151 kg
    Combustion chamber volume: 654 cc x 2
    Displacement: 1308 cc
    Compression-ratio: 9.4:1
    Compression-pressure: 9.0 kg/cm2 @ 280 rpm
    Operating oil pressure: 11.0 kg/cm2
    Induction: single 4-bbl downdraft Hitachi carburettor (REAPS)
    Ignition: single distributor (twin-points)
    Firing-order: 1-2
    Max.power: 135 ps @ 6500 rpm
    Max.torque: 132 lb-ft (18.3 kg-m) @ 4000 rpm
    Port-timing: Intake opening @ 32 deg ATDC
    Intake closing @ 40 deg ABDC
    Exhaust opening @ 71 deg BBDC
    Exhaust closing @ 48 deg ATDC
    Oil-capacity: 6.4 l
    Coolant-capacity: 11.0 l
    Thermostat-type: wax (opening temp 82 +/- 1.5 deg C and fully open @ 95 deg C)
    Point-gap: 0.45 +/- 0.05 mm
    Dwell-angle: 58 deg +/- 3 deg
    Idle-speed: 820 rpm
    Ignition-timing: 20 deg BTDC (Leading) @ 720 rpm
    15 deg BTDC (Trailing) @ 720 rpm
    Capacitor-value: 0.24~0.30 microfarad
    Plug-type: NGK B7EM or B8EM
    Plug-gap: 0.60~0.70 mm
    Electrical: 12v w/NS70 65Ah battery

    Drive-layout: cab over engine (longitudinal)/rear-wheel-drive
    Transmission: 5-speed torque-glide manual gearbox w/select-sync differential
    Gear-ratios: 1st-5.376:1
    2nd-2.608:1
    3rd-1.693:1
    4th-1.000:1
    Rev-5.495:1
    Final-6.667:1
    Clutch dimensions: 225x150x3.5 mm
    Trans-capacity: 2.8 l
    Suspension: front-beam axle w/leaf springs, sway bar and telescopic shocks
    rear-live axle w/leaf springs and telescopic shocks
    Brakes: front-drum w/two leading shoes (servo-assisted)
    rear-drum w/leading and trailing shoes (servo-assisted)
    Brake master dia.: 1"
    Servo dia.: 9"
    Front wheel cyl dia.: 1-1/8"
    Rear wheel cyl dia.: 1"
    Front drum dia.: 320 mm
    Rear drum dia.: 320 mm
    Stopping distance: 13.5 m from 50 km/h
    Steering: recirculating-ball (manual)
    Steering-ratio: 28.9:1
    Turning-radius: 6.7 m
    Turns lock-to-lock: 4.7
    King pin angle inclination: 7 deg 00 min
    Camber angle: 1 deg 30 min +/- 30 min
    Steering wheel dia.: 420 mm
    Tire-size: 6.50-16-8 (4.25 kg/cm2 front)/(4.0-4.25 kg/cm2 rear)
    Rim-size: 4.50E-16SDC
    Fuel tank capacity: 140 l
    Top speed: 75 mph (120 km/h)

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    First pic is one of the four buses that remain and the rest is one that is being re-done...



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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    That looks like a rare find mate, well done.

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    Heck of a find. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    Thanks lol here's a little more of the 13L...




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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    After the body work...





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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    That is by far the most amazing bus I have ever seen. Excellent find! :tu:

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    :tu: Amazing! Its Impressive that the 13B can manage to power a vehicle of that size

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    Re: The Mazda (TA13L) Parkway Rotary 26 Bus

    Quote Originally Posted by RX-2Fan
    :tu: Amazing! Its Impressive that the 13B can manage to power a vehicle of that size
    It couldn't really! ops: That's why only 44 were ever made! 8)

    Cheers,
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