rivalrx

Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

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haha cool. What parts do you need? I have a bit of NOS Mazda bits kicking about.

 

618 manual would have me in a lather 

 

RHD..winning

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Awesome find, very similar to the one(rx2 coupe) ive found and am restoring.

Will keep a keen eye on this thread.

You dont want to sell one of your boot lock and latches do you?

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No sorry, I should of clarified as a similar 'condition' project

mines a 71 Capella RE, jap assembled and NZ new

I wouldn't normally post on others build threads, but as you asked-

bonnet very dusty, this was the day it came out of a shipping container after 11 years

 

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I can't even believe there is talk of converting this to RHD! Insane! driving left hook cars is awesome fun and a piece of cake, plus its like 10 million extra uniqueness points in a land of RHD mazdas

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I'm after pontiac parts, not really into mazdas like I used to be although I've got an RX4 hidden away

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No sorry, I should of clarified as a similar 'condition' project

mines a 71 Capella RE, jap assembled and NZ new

I wouldn't normally post on others build threads, but as you asked-

bonnet very dusty, this was the day it came out of a shipping container after 11 years

 

P1010569_zps3e3d0666.jpg

 

Thats COOL AS!!! Cheers for sharing. PM me if you are after any bits as I might be able to point you in the right direction.

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Make sure you keep it piston and dont put those rx2 tailights on the back. Keep it Left hook. 

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I saw it for about 10min the other day but didn't have time to whip old old tarp. Sat in the seat and held the wheel which ROCKED.

The interior was mouldy as but exterior looked good with the exposed metal patches are still exposed metal.

Hope to drag it out the shed this week perhaps.

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except the first time I tried to go through drivethru and it dawned on me the logistics were not good.

 

False.

Passenger must pay.

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Managed to get some good used coupe rear quarter and door glass sorted so that's all good. I swapped a spare set of tail garnish off an rx2 for a genuine Italian 48 Ida from USA so that's a mini result. I need to change the chokes and tubes but that's no issue. I gave it a tear down and clean so it's looking nice and I even plonked my K&N filter in top.

Also I bought new rx4 13b old school housings that have been polished and have had some exhaust port work done already. I. On the hunt for 12a tall port plates now and 13b rotors etc.

I've been looking for a set of rx2 steelies and have had sets offered to me for $400. I'm it too keen to pay that much so I Sussed a set of 2 off a trademe advert $60 and as luck would have it my mate has 2 on his mazda 1000 so that's me sorted.

Hoping to get stuck into the left to right conversion over Easter. Pics will be taken and beers will be had.

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Have the older 13b housings got the water seal grooves in them ala 12A? I remember someone telling me that the chrome was better quality on those housings and the 10a housings...but I reckon thats just urban myths as I am sure Mazda would not have gone backwards when it came to quality on such important items?

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