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 Post subject: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:46 am 

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Location: Three hills alberta
Hey there I picked up a b1800 I don't know what year it is but I like it alot. Has the old Mazda emblem on the top of the hood with just the m in a circle. I'd post pics but there to big coming from my phone.

It does not run but could it turns over just needs a coil and new gas.

Is there is any fellow owners on here

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:29 pm 

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Location: Three hills alberta
here are some pics of the truck.
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the gauge cluster is different them most even the sales brochures dont show them
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the carb has me stumped have not seen any truck with this set up.
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pulled the seat out and the floor is pretty much gone.
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here are some brochures i found in a boler i picked up.
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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:43 am 
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Nice find Derrick. It is an early BUD B1500, late 1960s or maybe just into the 1970s with the metal grille and round M badge.

The carby is an SU, similar to what the Mazda 1500 and 1800 sedans of the same era had, a copy of the British type SU on the early sports cars and Minis. Shouldn't be too hard to find a kit for it.

Glad you have saved it, hope to see your progress as restoration continues.

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:54 am 
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I love the interiors on these. How bizarre is it that you found brochures for it in a trailer you bought?


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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:00 am 

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Nice find indeed! B1500/B1600/B1800 (Proceed) with this grille went until 1973 I think. I maybe wrong Jon but I have a suspision that it lasts longer in US and Canada. I might have the US/Canada parts book so I ll check.

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:30 am 

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Location: Three hills alberta
Ok the part that gets me is that it says b1800. But I was talking with my service writer at work he knows these cars from new and he said its other at 70-71. Mazda did not come to Canada till 69 so I'm thinking I have one of the first imported

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:32 am 

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I found prob 300 brochures from ford dodge Chevy international Datsun Mazda and Toyota i sold all the domestics and kept the import stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:49 am 

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Little update full if new info for me today.
Finally found a dealer who knew something about the older cars and said the 5th number on the vin was the year so I'm going with a 71.

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:57 pm 

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Location: Sydney Australia
Interesting Pickup.
It seems to be an Early B1600 PRE 73. The 100MPH speedo in the that lhd dash layout is the first I've seen.
There was a guy on another site with a neat B1600 Sports US model with a completly different LHD dash config and a factory floor shift. As per your brochure.
I dont think it is a VC 1800 engine. It is possibly the 1800 from the 1500/1800 Luce model with a single SU Carb.
Australia got your model with a 1600 and column shifted 4 speed from 71 to 76. It was face lifted a few times before the Second Gen B1800 with the VC engine was released in 1977.
Worldwide there was different configurations of the First generation. They seem to cross polinate engine combo's around 1975.
What year is your example.


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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:43 pm 

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I think I have finally found it to be a 71 from the vin. Thing that stumps me is the b1800 did not come till 72 in the states at least Canada got trucks starting in 70 or 71 so this could be one of the first imported to canada. Could also be badged Wrong
I have seen one truck with the Same badges and cluster but it was a b1600 and rhd and different carb set up.

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:33 am 

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If the seat belts where still in it and it has the white tags attached. if they are readable it will give you the year and month the belts where made.
The belts go in within a month or 2 give or take so its a good way to at least work out your year and a close month build date.


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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:03 am 

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the seat belts have 1970 on them forgot the month. so im really getting stoked that this could be one of the first trucks inported to canada.
if u or any one knows how to read the vin/chassis number it is
bvd61-10411
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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:47 am 

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could this be my truck? same badge, lhd, head ach rack, red with red rims
http://www.productioncars.com/send_file ... d_1970.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:15 am 

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The bore and stroke say that it is the 1500 UB engine that has been stroked and was designated VB.Hence the single Stromburg.
The VC engine was new in around 75 I think and was fitted with nikki and haitachi carbs.
It will be a 70 model for sure. I have only seen one with your front end in person and it was written off in a crash but was far from original.
I have a B1600 75 Australian complied model.
They where the early engines that where Designated NA (1600) then stroked to become the (1800) VC then bore changed to become the MA 2.0 litre from memory.
But they where all related in some way.
The UB/VB where from the Luce series.
The NA/VC/MA where designed for the piston versions of the RX2 onward and seen as a new engine.

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There is lot more photo's here.
It is standard exept for the rotary engine and gearbox conversion.
http://s499.photobucket.com/albums/rr360/1000-08/b1600/


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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:27 pm 

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Strongberg is that the carb?
Cool Thanks for the info I have been trying to find out some more info. Been wanting to know the year for the last 6 months.

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:35 am 
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There was a vintage B1800 at the Spring Thaw. I didn't get a chance to see under the hood though.

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dash was a little different than yours

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 Post subject: Re: Derrick b1800
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:12 pm 

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Nice I ment to go to that but forgot all about it. That's the more common one will have the regular carb.

I finally got a year it's a 1971 b1800 it has to be other one of the first or a trial veichle

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