I have to get her done soon, as the wife wont let me buy another project car untill this one is finished, and I've found a 72 cuda that I have got to own
A Plymouth in NZ? I assume they weren't sold there new and had to be imported, right?
Funny, you've got your Japanese build and are considering an American build next and I'm doing almost exactly the opposite. I've got a black 1971 'Cuda 440/6 that's almost finished and I'm considering an array of mostly Japanese cars for my next project. Well, my first actual project I will tackle myself anyway.
If you're interested, come check out www.cuda-challenger.com
. There are a bunch of knowledgeable and helpful guys there from all over the world. At least one from NZ as well. He has an incredible white 1970 Challenger 440.
Anyway, I digress. I'm not usually into the Mazdas and only check this forum every now and then to see what stands out. This Mazda stands out. The level of quality going into this restoration is incredible. The parts you're using, the color, everything is ridiculously clean.
New Zealand has a very large number of American cars, all are imports.
I'm not biased towards make or model of cars, I love them all, it's just what some owners do to them that makes me cringe.
The cuda will have to wait at the moment, not the right car and not the right time.
I will use the link you added thanks, it's nice to know as much as you can before jumping in.
If you have only had the joy of a large V8, then the fun of a jap ride will be a thrill for you, what you loose in torque you gain in driveability.
The wonderfull gocart feel of an import is the best thing on a tight windy road
I have been lucky to come from a family that has had it's fair share of both V8 and jap cars, and I look forward to owning many of both types myself.
Thanks to all for the compliments.