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 Post subject: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Hey all, I'm the 2nd owner of a great little car, the 323 ;)

given as how I haven't seen very many of these around
southern cali, let alone at a junk yard, I don't have many
options if I need a quick fix...

so my question: are there other cars that have parts I can grab from?
Right now I want to lower it a bit or just fix up the suspension and switch
the rear brakes to discs for better stopping power.

any help would be awesome, thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:43 pm 
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I haven't been on in a while and saw the notice about the forum crash.... did I miss any posts on here?




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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:52 pm 
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yes you did actually.

I said go and check out ausrotary. :D
(GLC/323 and RX-3/808 have interchangeable bits)

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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:31 am 

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I had posted on here too but it is gone now. For suspension and brakes you can use a lot of the first gen rx7 stuff. The front suspension is a bolt in affair, but I suggest using coil overs and camber plates to get things right. Up top you can either drill new holes or use the 323/glc strut mount with a bearing. You wagon has leafs in the rear so leaf spring lowering is accomplished just like any other car with leaf springs. Rear shocks are actually still available for your application as well. Check Rock Auto and Ebay for oem items like bushings and voltage regulators etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:25 pm 
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ewokracing wrote:
yes you did actually.

I said go and check out ausrotary. :D
(GLC/323 and RX-3/808 have interchangeable bits)




thanks for the tip. I wasn't aware that the RX-3 would work too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:28 pm 
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cfamilyfix wrote:
I had posted on here too but it is gone now. For suspension and brakes you can use a lot of the first gen rx7 stuff. The front suspension is a bolt in affair, but I suggest using coil overs and camber plates to get things right. Up top you can either drill new holes or use the 323/glc strut mount with a bearing. You wagon has leafs in the rear so leaf spring lowering is accomplished just like any other car with leaf springs. Rear shocks are actually still available for your application as well. Check Rock Auto and Ebay for oem items like bushings and voltage regulators etc.




thanks for the info. The RX-7 struts are lower than the stock glc ones right? I've seen a few sites that sell one or two types of front coilovers for the 7. I'm going to have a go with that soon :)


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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm 

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I'm getting ready to swap my 1982 GLC wagons front suspension with a coilover set-up from a 1981 rx7. I would read the tech articles from the AusRotary website as recommended in a previous post. The thread pitch on Mazda brake lines changed in 1981/82 (outlined in the tech articles) and of course they're different on my two set-ups. The GLC is really just a universal parts bin of whatever they had..... Lots of pieces interchange with earlier rx3/808 cars. These cars are getting really hard to find these days..... most went to the crusher.


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 Post subject: Re: Interchangeable parts for my '79 glc wagon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:26 pm 

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Yes rx7 front suspension does lower a glc significantly...and introduces quite a bit of positive camber. You will want to dial that out with adjustable strut tops or camber plates. The real benefit is the brakes.


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