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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:21 am 

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 pm
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Location: Richland, WA
Hello,

Still reviewing options at this point regarding Coil-overs and bushings, but at this point, I just have updated springs in the back, and a heavier swaybar in the front! Car drives very solid currently, but would like the option to adjust ride height and stiffness. Still eyeing the Form & Function II Coil-Overs for the car, but pretty steep price at $1800.00 for the set. Anybody have other options they recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:24 am 

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 pm
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Location: Richland, WA
All,
Having some major problems posting some new pictures. Has anything changed, as I am getting an error code "images can't be over 800 pixels wide". I am using the same camera as before, for which I was able to upload my picture to this site.



Any ideas appreciated, as I was using the image tag again.



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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:57 am 

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:11 am
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Location: Adelaide, Australia
Just reduse picture size so it less then 800 :) most of picture storage websites have such option when you upload photos there or you can do it at home with help of some programs.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:26 pm 

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:shock: wow. :tu: looking forward to more pics.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 pm 

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Okay, here are some new pics!


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:29 pm 
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man, this is one sexy beast! i was on my lunch break today and i pulled up on a beat up old one driven by an elderly couple. i thought about chasing them down to make them an offer on it but i can't handle 2 project cars at the same time (i'm working on an ae86). after seeing your project and how gorgeous it's turning out, i'm kicking myself for not at least making an offer to them. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:51 pm 

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Very Very nice, best part is that all original paint right?


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:57 pm 

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 pm
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Correct! Still original paint.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:42 pm 

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that is one sexy looking Duece


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:31 am 
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Apple Guy wrote:
Hello,

Still reviewing options at this point regarding Coil-overs and bushings, but at this point, I just have updated springs in the back, and a heavier swaybar in the front! Car drives very solid currently, but would like the option to adjust ride height and stiffness. Still eyeing the Form & Function II Coil-Overs for the car, but pretty steep price at $1800.00 for the set. Anybody have other options they recommend?


Thanks!

A few of my RX-2 friends who have bought the pieces say that they were not really worth the cost. The actual shock components seem to be the weak point. If you have a few minutes check out the OLD SCHOOL section on the RX-7 Club Forum and search RX-2, lots of good information at:

http://www.rx7club.com/forumdisplay.php?f=63

Great duece and project!

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:55 pm 

Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 pm
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Thanks for the information! I appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:20 am 
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Apple Guy wrote:
Thanks for the information! I appreciate it.

You're very welcome Sir!


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:24 am 

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Awesome looking car man. Mines is just like it. Same color vinyl roof. I'm changing the color. But man seeing this car makes me question my decision


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:49 pm 

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Location: Richland, WA
Thanks for the comments. I actually removed the vinyl roof, as it was cracking and peeling, but left the chrome borders on the car. Still not sure if this was the right choice, but I get alot of positive feedback the way it is. Amazingly, the paint underneath was in pretty good shape, so just had to do some cosmetic work to bring it back to life.

Please post pictures of yours, as I would love to see it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:09 pm 

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Apple Guy wrote:
Thanks for the comments. I actually removed the vinyl roof, as it was cracking and peeling, but left the chrome borders on the car. Still not sure if this was the right choice, but I get alot of positive feedback the way it is. Amazingly, the paint underneath was in pretty good shape, so just had to do some cosmetic work to bring it back to life.

Please post pictures of yours, as I would love to see it.


Thanks!


ehh take them off.... and sell them to me 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:41 am 

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Well, after all of this time, I have continued to battle quite a flat-spot and sputter between 1,800 and 2800 RPM. After numerous carburator tear-downs, and trying new things, I have finally secured a different previously owned Racing Beat Holley Carburator. I performed a partial rebuild on the items that seemed to be in need of replacement, then finished the installation. All I can say now is WOW! The car is finally silky-smooth, with absolutely no flat-spots or sputtering of any kind. The motor runs seamlessly through all gears, and sings through all RPM ranges. After all of this time, it finally runs the way it was built to run, and is reaching it's full potential under the current setup. :tu: 8)

At this point, I will now progress forward with more of the suspension and cosmetic upgrades that I had been anticipating for well over a year now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:36 am 
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Car looks great with the vinyl roof removed. Leave the chrome strip on, it looks great!! Glad to hear you have the carby sorted and can now drive and enjoy the car. Well done 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:02 am 
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Hello Apple Guy! Just wondering if you are still thinking about getting rid of vinyl top chrome trim? Let me know if you are, I'll buy it off of you.

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:17 pm 

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Thanks for the offer, but I am going to keep them with the car for now.


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Mazda Rx2- Return from the Dead Project-Updated Pic
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:37 pm 

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Hello,
Who is still selling coil springs for this model? Would like to lower the stance just a bit, slightly firmer than stock, and maintain the rake.


All ideas welcome.

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