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 Post subject: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:01 am 

Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:04 pm
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Location: australia
got the car about 1 year and a half ago.
this is on the day i got her.
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this is a week later after just fixing things like the radio fuses and fog lamps
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a few mounths later replaced clutch master and slave cylinders and painted the rims.
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then rebuilt the engine and carbi.
replaced all 4 brake disc's and rotor's
and referbished bits and peaces of trim and stuff.
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spent ages hunting down some wheels for her.
was referd to a set of work equip 01s from a very awsome dude on this forum.
fitted them and decided it looked weird as the suspension sat 1 inch lower in the rear then the frount.
turns out this is how its suposed to be aparently so i had lowerd it 3 inchs in the frount and 2 in the back and new dampers to match.
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above was taken at jdmst meet last year.
then i painted the head light surrounds to the way thay should be.
the car was ran into at the beach nice ig dent hazard of using it as a daily :(

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that is how the car sits at the momment still needs some interior retriming and the dent and small amount of rust repaird.
getting a quote soon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:07 am 
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Looks great! I love this bodystyle and the Equip 01s are some of my favourite wheels of all time.

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:28 am 

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Location: australia
thanks camshaft there is something elegent yet agresive about the 01s that i havent seen in many outher rims.
going to get a quote for body repairs tomorow.
and just orderd some of the new style jnc stickers :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:27 am 

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Location: New South Fails, Australia
Manage to find the dizzy parts yet? Or did you just take the plunge and buy the one on Ebay?
I'm still jealous of this thing. Despite it's little blemishes it still manages to make my car look like rolling scrap lol :P

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:52 am 
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Wow!! Mazda 121? Never new these existed, especially here in the States where no one hardly appreciates the RX5/Cosmos.

Whats the Chassis Prefix? How common are they? I'm intrigued!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:52 pm 
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Very nice and tidy, had one, 70s pimp to the max (made me want to grow the mustache).

keeping the eye on the back panel and front guards is the key with these (rear lights leak and rust back panel - not of the greatest of designs)


these are CD body coded.

as far as i know US got both the 121s the RX5 shape (as above) and the Landau
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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:25 pm 
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What a fantastic car. Nicely done.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:13 am 

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Location: australia
still havent found a dizzy :( and still unshore about getting the one off ebay as its for the tc not vc engine.
starting to look like the only option though.

no rust in the back panel yet and i found out why today when i whent to get a quote.
i whent to a panel beater after he was refferd to me. turns out his wifes dad used to own it and this guy whent nuts on it haveing the hole car coeted in fish oil and so on.
but this wasnt enof to stop rust under the rear window. the little rust spots on hood and bonnet ( and i do mean little ) have happend due to the adhisive that holds the bonnet and hood togeather has come apart alowing it to rust.
waiting to find a hood and bonnet before we can start.
ps i did grow a mustache :P


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:14 am 

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Location: australia
o and when its not raining here in australia i will take some pics of the rust.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:25 am 

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Don't get the TC dizzy, look for anything NA, VC, MA powered, or early FE if you want an electronic dizzy


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:47 pm 
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possibly my favourite car on jdmstyletuning.

any dizzy from the 929, 626 or 121 family will do.

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 am 

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Location: Sydney Australia
love it. the electronic dissy is the way to go.
the rims looks shmick.
keep up the good work....


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:14 am 

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Location: australia
thank you for the heads up gentelmen.
i shall start looking for a dizzy from the advised models.
going back to the work shop on mounday to see what there quote is.
on a side note i wunder how many jnc members there are in new south wales.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:37 am 

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havent found a dizzy and havent found a hood or bonnet.
been very distracted with the idea of haveing to decide what to do with my life.
but on a side note im going to pick up my first dslr tomorow :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:47 am 
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I found an electronic dizzy last year in a B2000 with an MA 2.0L.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:40 pm 
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Man the car looks great, I don't think the US ever got the 121's only the Cosmos. If you don't mind how much did you get the rims for and how hard was it to find this car in your country?

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:55 pm 

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Location: australia
cheers philip i didnt even think of the b2000.

its cool the rims i got for 50 bucks each $200 for all of them then shipping was $300 total $500
as for the car i grew up with mine as a mate had it then sold it to me. there are a couple here and there you dont see them on the road but every now and then you will drive down a street and see one thats unloved in a frount yard. all though this means thay are hard to find (and parts are even harder) thay are very cheap i got mine for 2 grand and back then it had no rust the body was straight and it still ran very well. even the paint was spotless.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:17 am 
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I keep looking at your coupe, and it just starts reminding me of my RX5 and 121L. I let the RX5 go 3 years ago and the 121L go last October!
I still miss them both! :(

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:08 pm 

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Location: australia
:cry: im shore you had a good reason though


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 mazda 121
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:39 am 

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What happened to the Landau. Love these things...


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