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 Post subject: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:24 am 

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Total time capsule!
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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!

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Racing Beat!
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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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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:01 am 
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Alvin wrote:
-I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil


Sounds like it's running perfectly! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:55 pm 
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welcome to the rx4 brotherhood!


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Camshaft wrote:
Alvin wrote:
-I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil


Sounds like it's running perfectly! :D


I was gonna say, those are two things it did when new... :P


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:51 pm 

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i will take some videos from the morning commute tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:18 am 
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datsunfreak wrote:
Camshaft wrote:
Alvin wrote:
-I don't think it gets good mileage and its consumes oil


Sounds like it's running perfectly! :D


I was gonna say, those are two things it did when new... :P

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:31 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:45 pm 

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a few videos, it gets down for a station wagon :D


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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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:36 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:27 pm 

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Nostalgic Hero featured Rob's wagon!
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I'll do a full write-up on the blog soon

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:31 pm 

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Update:
JDM bumpers
lowered

http://www.zcarblog.com/2012/12/12/perf ... -rx-4.html

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