MAZDA Rx-2

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by madrx » Sat 05 Sep 2009, 04:41

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The black crossmember is a reproduction one and the silver one was made for a Mazda van,made from 4mm steel plate and needs mounts fabricated.

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 05 Sep 2009, 18:05

I have a soft spot for these Mazda's, only ever seen one on the road and it was an special sight, totally orignal example with orginal wheels.

By chance I have found a Capella Rotary....not for sale but will keep my eye on it! Idea would be to paint it that pale yellow colour...
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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by madrx » Sat 05 Sep 2009, 23:40

My first one was that yellow Gunston type colour that they came out standard with.I used to see the car at Killarney curcuit in the 80s and it was always parked in Voortrekker RD in Parow at some steakhouse.I have driven some other rotaries before but when I got this one finished with the modified motor it was real smooth power unlike piston engines.Over here Rotaries are still big and we have some real fast cars ranging from 2rotor to 4rotor monsters.Cheers

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by NSURo80 » Tue 08 Sep 2009, 12:23

Hi Madrx. Thank you for the pics of the crossmember. Yes it seems to a simple design that can be home fabricated with basic tools and a MIG welder. I will have a word with the owner and let you know. Thanks for the help!

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by NSURo80 » Tue 08 Sep 2009, 12:28

The bodyshell
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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by turbo-gp » Tue 08 Sep 2009, 12:29

sorry...I couldnt resist.. :)
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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by madrx » Tue 08 Sep 2009, 12:48

Is that the car you want to fit the crossmember to or is it another Mazda ?

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by NSURo80 » Thu 10 Sep 2009, 13:13

The soughted crossmember be for a Savanna Rx-3! There were two cars imported in the early seventies to compete in the SAF Springbok 9 Hour endurance races. One car has survived because it was turned into a rally car. The other one we do not know... I was hoping to find a Rx-4 crossmember but this also proved to be very difficult.
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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by NSURo80 » Thu 10 Sep 2009, 13:33

http://www.africanmusclecars.com/forum/ ... &sk=t&sd=a

Hope it works. The shortcut link to the Rx-3 on this forum under History/Racing/Other Manufacturers/Mazda RX3

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Re: MAZDA Rx-2

Post by madrx » Thu 10 Sep 2009, 21:30

If you are restoring an rx3, its best to stick to the original type parts if that is what the owner wants.I can get RX3 parts but it depends on the owners budget as the guys who got parts know they are getting difficult to find.You can PM me it you want and I can find out some prices.

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