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 Post subject: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:40 pm 
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MY RX3 :tu:
13B with 5 speed swap from 87 RX7, full RX7 suspension coilovers in front &
lsd rear end, racing beat exhaust, mint interior with RX7 front seats but no back seat.
13x8 revolutions on 13x50x215 on all 4 corners, only rust I can find are at the bottom of the windshield.

Plan is to get it running


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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:36 am 
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Man your car looks great. I wish I had me an old school.

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:35 am 
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Looks good dude! I vote to black out all the rest of the trim like the front bumper, it looks mean! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:14 am 
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Thumbs up for your purchase, if only mine was that clean when i acquired it :roll:

Get some more pics up, i am always interested in older mazdas still in good condition, or even rusty ones at that :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:38 pm 
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zionfarm wrote:
Man your car looks great. I wish I had me an old school.


Thanks man


Camshaft wrote:
Looks good dude! I vote to black out all the rest of the trim like the front bumper, it looks mean! :tu:


Yeah it will be blacked out.

Thanks

-djfizz- wrote:
Thumbs up for your purchase, if only mine was that clean when i acquired it :roll:

Get some more pics up, i am always interested in older mazdas still in good condition, or even rusty ones at that :lol:


Yeah tell me about clean :D I've had couple of RX3's over the years and they were POS and none were as clean and as complete or with good amount goodies as this one.
I just want to get it running good and see where I want to take it from there. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
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Looks like a good project mate well done!


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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:14 am 
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Oracles, buddy...we need to talk about your sig... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Turns out a friend who is working on the car for me has the back seat and the front grille emblem :tu:



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Looks like a good project mate well done!


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Oracles, buddy...we need to talk about your sig... :lol:



sure lets :D

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:01 am 
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Great find! Keep the pics and updates coming!!

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 am 
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Wiring was a nightmare with clifford alarm being wired into almost everything on the car, but its all been sorted out and should
be getting the car back sometime this week... cant wait :D

Thanks guys

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:27 am 

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Lovely! :D

13x8 wheels must be a squeeze.

I'd vote for chrome rather than blacked out trim... keep it old school.

Will go nice with a 13B :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
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Congrats on the new purchase. We need to see more though! Let the pics flow.. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Got my car back and 13B is just awesome for this little car.. it pulls hard :D .

now just gotta work on getting the suspension dialed in.

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Yo the pictures look great good luck with the build.

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:47 am 
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That body is super clean. :shock: I love the blackout rear trim. The whole car just looks mean.

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:03 pm 
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zionfarm wrote:
Yo the pictures look great good luck with the build.


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Camshaft wrote:
That body is super clean. :shock: I love the blackout rear trim. The whole car just looks mean.


Yeah car was parked indoors for past 14 years.
I am very happy with how nice it drives but front coilovers
needs to be adjusted some

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Oracles wrote:
I am very happy ... it drives


Adjust the coilovers all you want, but this in and of itself is a major victory for a rotary car that sat any length of time! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
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maz72 wrote:
Lovely! :D

I'd vote for chrome rather than blacked out trim... keep it old school.


I concur... silver or chrome bumpers would look great.

The wheel/tire fitment is divine. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
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Camshaft wrote:
Oracles wrote:
I am very happy ... it drives


Adjust the coilovers all you want, but this in and of itself is a major victory for a rotary car that sat any length of time! :lol:


Seller told me that it sat for couple years but when I went to register the car and put it on non-op it carried the date when it was last registered.

I took it for a test drive up the street and there was a clicking noise coming from front right,
After inspecting it seems that wheel was hitting something just enough to make noise so I put washers in between the wheel.... no more noise :tu:

Oh and there seems to be no way to adjust the height of the car.. I thought the reason for having coilovers is so you can adjust the height?

I couldnt look under the car when buying it because where/how it was parked. :x

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 Post subject: Re: 72 Mazda RX3
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:26 pm 
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maz72 wrote:
Lovely! :D

I'd vote for chrome rather than blacked out trim... keep it old school.


I concur... silver or chrome bumpers would look great.

The wheel/tire fitment is divine. :tu:


I will leave it the way it is right now only because money is spread thin between projects.

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