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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:56 pm 

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ill take that whole lot of old badges off your hands. pm me if youd like to see them put to use.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Getting there, note the front bar does not have recess for blinkers. This bar is unique to this model.

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I polished lenses with car polish. Try a small section first.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Location: Still aboard the Deathstar with my Plasma cutter
After watching all these old genuine, and even newly painted cars looking so good with a smooth glass shine, i'm thinking i need to revisit my project and buy some quality final application polish/wax ?

I did want to leave the very small amount of peel that i have in the paint application as i was going for that 80's-90's look. However i think it might start looking very cheap compaired to the quality of people such as you selfs cars :oops:

What do u use for the final run over and do you apply it with machine or hand ?

Regards Kurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:57 am 
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-djfizz- wrote:
After watching all these old genuine, and even newly painted cars looking so good with a smooth glass shine, i'm thinking i need to revisit my project and buy some quality final application polish/wax ?

I did want to leave the very small amount of peel that i have in the paint application as i was going for that 80's-90's look. However i think it might start looking very cheap compaired to the quality of people such as you selfs cars :oops:

What do u use for the final run over and do you apply it with machine or hand ?

Regards Kurt.


The GR is original paint it was machined buffed and then hand polished.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:07 am 
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Polished up rear bar

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Re-fitted tail lights with new gaskets

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And cleaned up rear garnish and installed. Replaced RE badge with better original example. Could of restored this and the front RE badge but prefer the worn look, both badges having good chrome unlike the original ones on the car.
Left original paint and no re polishing of the edges just a light run over with steel wool to remove oxidisation,

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Like new on the rear

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Installed, i remeber so many comments from people when i had my last GR how they did not like the rear lights i think they are the best lights you could get on a RX2, am i biased of coarse.

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Favourite angle

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Found some NOS windscreen washer nozzles new hose and though why not lashed on some new wiper blades

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Cleaned the behind the engine cowls and fitted up the windscreen washer parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:50 am 
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Definitely the best rear light treatment of the RX2s.....possibly the whole RX range....

Congrats on yet another fantastic car. I love the preservation as opposed to restoration.

I am glad that yet another classic Mazda has come into your hands. The more of them you touch, the more that are saved for future generations to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:54 pm 

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Location: Perth, Australia
Nigel, my Rx2 had the same front bumper with no cutouts for indicators.. I thought it was a JDM thing?

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Also heard you have Matt Russell doing your engine.. Good choice, he is a great engine builder and a top guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:16 pm 

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Maybe both of those cars were produced towards the end of the 1972 run? In the US the bumpers had the cutouts for the indicators and then in 73 they didn't have any. Another thing that changed was up to 72 the vents next to the indicators on the valence were narrow and then in 73 the width of the vents were doubled. Personally I like the valence on pre 73 models because I find the vents on the 73 are just too large, but I'm sure it has some benefit to the cooling.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:32 am 

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Very nice pickup, doing a great job there. Love seeing the little differences in these Jap spec cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:35 am 

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RX-2Fan wrote:
Maybe both of those cars were produced towards the end of the 1972 run? In the US the bumpers had the cutouts for the indicators and then in 73 they didn't have any. Another thing that changed was up to 72 the vents next to the indicators on the valence were narrow and then in 73 the width of the vents were doubled. Personally I like the valence on pre 73 models because I find the vents on the 73 are just too large, but I'm sure it has some benefit to the cooling.


Mine was a 1971 :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:53 pm 
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I have never noticed this bar on other models, you learn something new every day.

This car is August 1972.

I have ordered some parts to finish off the car

- Brake components
- NOS guard mirrors
- NOS Electric aerial

Need these to finish her off.
Rex272 wrote:
Nigel, my Rx2 had the same front bumper with no cutouts for indicators.. I thought it was a JDM thing?

Also heard you have Matt Russell doing your engine.. Good choice, he is a great engine builder and a top guy.

Simon


Yeah Matt is building a 10a for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Heres what i found in the glovebox.

- Owners manual
- Full service book, more in detail then the small Australian delivered service book. Bottom left
- Manual for the A/C and 8-track stereo

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I like the illustration of the rear of the car in the owners manual

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:06 pm 
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While im uploading. I had my S4 GSII coupe out yesterday and took it for a spin. I have recetly had the yellow bonnet wrapped in flat black vinyl as the yellow looked horrid. Looks mean.

For anyone keen on a buying a very unique RX2 coupe this vehicle is 4 sale.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Awesome awesome cars mate, the GR is gorgeous.

Any chance of getting some accurate measurments for where the guard mirror holes are?
Would they be the same on coupes as I have a NOS set to go on my 71 coupe, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:10 pm 
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[quote="ORE616"]Awesome awesome cars mate, the GR is gorgeous.

Any chance of getting some accurate measurments for where the guard mirror holes are?
Would they be the same on coupes as I have a NOS set to go on my 71 coupe, thanks!

I cant see why coupe would be different to sedan.

Center of hole to the front 295mm
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from side 30mm
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Managed to source some undamaged hubcaps which will make there way onto the car, will get a clean and a hand polish. Interesting to note
that these hubcaps are not fully polished but only on some sections i see most people highly polish the whole cap when restoring them.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:27 am 
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Thankyou so much! Champion!

Hubbies look mint too!


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:11 am 

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:tu: love it keep us updated, more pics please!


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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Oldmaz you are what legends are made of...

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:56 pm 
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I have managed to get a bit of work done to the GR of late after gathering parts.

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First was to replace shocks as you can see from this pic the originals have never been out as the bolts still have the factory yellow paint on them this paint is on almost all the bolts underneath the car.

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New KYB shocks installed in original springs bottom, old Tokico shocks on the top destined for land fill

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Also replaced the steering bush, i dont think i have ever owned a old Mazda that did not need this replced. The plug spanner in the original tool kit doubles as a perfect fit to install it. From this pic to you can see i have removed the after market tape deck and replaced the gearbox console with one not cut and the correct floral emblem.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldmaz Garage
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:03 pm 
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This pic not only shows the car is now on club rego but has the new guard mirrors installed and electric aerial. I have kept the original mirrors and will/maybe have them restored one day.
Ive put a few km on the car now hence these repairs to get it driving 100%, it seems the motor is now comming good and hardly blowing any smoke id say the seals just needed a good lube.

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I just need to replace the rear wheel cylinders as the drivers rear is leaking since i have started driving it.

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