#
It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:38 am


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 2   [ 32 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 1975 RX-5 errr Cosmo.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:11 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
Okay so I know officially these cars were only made as 76 model years, but that's to a friend at the DMV and a very very low production date/vin number I got my car registered as a 1975. When I found the car it was a bit of a mixed bag. Very descent interior, hammered looking body and blown motor. I was going to part the car or not even deal with it until I got a wild hair to put my streetport motor that I had been saving in it. I'm glad I did. The swap took a little longer then anticipated but was well worth the wait.

The car is great!!! Not fast, and not a great handling car, but super comfortable. It's got aftermarket sway bars so it has no body roll, and with the stock nikki and exhaust under it the streetport really struggles to make any real power. But none of that matters right now. The interior is clean and the car rides like a newer car. Just glides over bumps and smoothes out the road. I'm hoping to get the A/C charged up this week and call it a day. Gonna ride out for a little while.

I do plan on running some 17x9 inch wheels on the back and 17x8 up front in the very near future though. Just gotta finish up a few other things.

Here's a brief photo collage to update the cars progress.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:06 pm 

Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 49
Location: Finland
Looking great! Any pictures of the interior?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:30 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:07 am
Posts: 566
Location: Malaysia
:tu: nice Car...

what are wheel and tyre size? i like the combination..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:05 pm 
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:41 pm
Posts: 5591
Location: LA
So glad you put one of these back on the road. It's so rare and underappreciated.

_________________
Tyler wrote:
How I long for a shit brown wagon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:11 am 

Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 9:22 pm
Posts: 82
Location: Japan
Very nice work.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:47 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
Thanks for the compliments fellas. The car is definately different, but cool. It's got a bad rap because it's so heavy. Not a typical sporty Mazda.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:21 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:24 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Killeen, TX
Robert
Nice car, Yeah they are heavy but they have rear disk brakes (rare those days) and share lots of parts with the RX4. Also they were available from 76 to 78 if not mistaken. Got to love the wood trim and steering wheel also a very rare wheel bolt patern for a Mazda of those days 4x130. Just my .02.
Joaquin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:19 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 pm
Posts: 258
Location: compton
Engine & underbody pics?

_________________
www.galantvr4.org

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:17 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Grenna, Sweden, Europe
joaco wrote:
Robert
Nice car, Yeah they are heavy but they have rear disk brakes (rare those days) and share lots of parts with the RX4. Also they were available from 76 to 78 if not mistaken. Got to love the wood trim and steering wheel also a very rare wheel bolt patern for a Mazda of those days 4x130. Just my .02.
Joaquin



Nice car, I like the wheels but the pattern is 4x120.

//Magnus

_________________
Magnus Berglund
Mazda Rx7 Mariah
Mazda Rx5 x2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:56 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
I was going to say that about the bolt pattern but you beat me too it.

What do you want to see under the car for? It looks like metal and cables. :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:47 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 pm
Posts: 258
Location: compton
See how clean it is or isn't.

_________________
www.galantvr4.org

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:48 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:58 pm
Posts: 409
Location: Seattle WA USA
PERTANO wrote:
The car is definately different, but cool. It's got a bad rap because it's so heavy. Not a typical sporty Mazda.


Nothing the engine from the 787B couldn't solve.

_________________
Image
My JNC: 1983 Subaru GL wagon
My JNM: 1979 Yamaha XS Eleven


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:54 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
Yeah a 4 rotor motor would be sick, but I'd love to put a 20B in this thing at some point. Can't afford to, but would love to.

Oh and under the car is just stock. No rust or crap like that. Just a stock car with nothing spectacular. I hate rusty cars and pass them up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:31 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:58 pm
Posts: 409
Location: Seattle WA USA
By the way, I have a US brochure for the Cosmo. Let me know if you're interested.

_________________
Image
My JNC: 1983 Subaru GL wagon
My JNM: 1979 Yamaha XS Eleven


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:47 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 pm
Posts: 258
Location: compton
Engine pics? Under body pics?

_________________
www.galantvr4.org

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:53 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:24 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Killeen, TX
Yeap, my mistake it is 4x120, still odd for a RWD of the era.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:57 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:19 pm
Posts: 90
Location: Melbourne, Australia
From memory there are only 2 cars that shared that stud pattern

121/rx5/cosmo
and 1st gen Civic


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:42 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
That's what I'm gathering too. But i've already got a solution for that.

GSL-SE front suspension to convert to 4x114.

Then pull the rear axles and redrille to 4x114 out back. I am still looking for the donor car to lend the brakes and suspension for this one. After that I will order up the wheels and lower the car even more. I'm going to try for that Tuner/VIP look here. Should be interesting. Also RX-7 camber plates bolt right up so that makes life easier too. I hope the GSL-SE rotors are the same size up front because this car stops really well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:21 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Grenna, Sweden, Europe
PERTANO wrote:
That's what I'm gathering too. But i've already got a solution for that.

GSL-SE front suspension to convert to 4x114.

Then pull the rear axles and redrille to 4x114 out back. I am still looking for the donor car to lend the brakes and suspension for this one. After that I will order up the wheels and lower the car even more. I'm going to try for that Tuner/VIP look here. Should be interesting. Also RX-7 camber plates bolt right up so that makes life easier too. I hope the GSL-SE rotors are the same size up front because this car stops really well.


I have the same thing in mind for my green one.
Have you checked how the driveshafts look? If there is material enought to drill 4 new holes?

//Magnus

_________________
Magnus Berglund
Mazda Rx7 Mariah
Mazda Rx5 x2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:56 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:49 am
Posts: 530
Location: SO-CAL
I haven't looked at the driveshaft yet, but I was just thinking I'd make a new one anyway. I'm not a big fan of 2 piece shafts and the local shop will build me a new one for dirt cheap. So I'm probably just going to go that route.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 2   [ 32 posts ]
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net