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 Post subject: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:47 am 

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Location: Atlanta,GA
Here is my new project, 1980 mazda 626. In great working condition. and a full list of maintenance, Its either a 22,000 mile car or a 122,000. Either way its in great condition everything working, minimal surface rust. Still original paint, and like a new car! Looking to learn more about the 626!

So far i have been replacing and updating the cooling system.. so i can enjoy the car in this summer heat! progression to come!
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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:47 am 
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Man the car looks excellent for a 626. Are you located near any of the Army bases in GA?

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:03 pm 

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sort of there is only 1 base, but neither of them are far from me. Why you ask?


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Nice find and best S1 626 colour with the blue/grey interior.

It's really funny seeing a 626 without a factory tacho!
All the 6 Aussie spec 626s I've had, came with factory tachos.

You need some Aussie spec bumpers. They look a lot less bulky!
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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 am 
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jitb wrote:
sort of there is only 1 base, but neither of them are far from me. Why you ask?


I'm a Soldier @ Fort Carson CO, I always like to network with other service members.

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:38 am 

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Finally happy with the wheel situation! so hopefully i can lower the car soon. And than tend to the motor swap over the winter!
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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:40 pm 
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So what kind of rims are they and what size and off set did you use?

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:56 pm 

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zionfarm wrote:
So what kind of rims are they and what size and off set did you use?



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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Awww! And those FB plus wheels were starting to grow on me :lol: Definitely looking much sharper after the switch.


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:08 am 

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little update

Changed over rx7 suspension and brakes up front, and camaro shocks/fb springs in the rear.

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:51 am 
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Wow the car looks really Good lowered along with those rims.

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:34 am 
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zionfarm wrote:
Wow the car looks really Good lowered along with those rims.

I agree, looking awesome on those new rims and ride hight.

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:52 pm 

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looking for some advise on suspension, right now Its on the stock FB suspension, and its time for a upgrade. Im wanting to upgrade the shocks/springs but i dont want to go lower, and i wouldnt be against going up a little bit. Any cb 626 owners have some suspension guidance with these cars?


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:03 am 
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You need to talk to Danny - L10B.
If you haven't seen this thread, then have a look:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11003

His S2 626 is a road and track weapon!!!! :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:07 am 

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philip wrote:
You need to talk to Danny - L10B.
If you haven't seen this thread, then have a look:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11003

His S2 626 is a road and track weapon!!!! :twisted:



yea i have been keeping his build as a blueprint!

but i got a new project on my hands now!
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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:38 pm 
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That is definately a much funner project to take on!!!

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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:37 pm 

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UtahSleeper wrote:
That is definately a much funner project to take on!!!



yes indeed, im pretty excited. I had a few plans to try and keep it piston....but my rotary friends are soo convincing giving me a steal of a deal on one of his motors..lol


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:19 am 

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What series RX7 did you take the brakes and suspension from? How hard was the conversion?
I am restoring my 81 626 hardtop and am rebuilding my engine at the moment, next on my list is suspension and could really do with a few more ideas as I cant get anything for it (shocks and struts) in Australia other than OEM.
Yours is looking really awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:08 am 
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I reckon he used S2 Rx7 struts - direct bolt in and same stud pattern as 626.
His car looks as low as mine when I fitted my S2 struts. The tyres rubbed the guards
and the mudflaps scraped on the ground - they came back out the same afternoon!!!!!
TOOOOOO DARN LOW!!!!!! :evil:

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Mine now with lowered Kings Springs and new 205/40 x 17 rims and tyres:
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 Post subject: Re: M7 1980 mazda 626
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:10 pm 

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got the wheels sand blasted back to the original silver....still gathering pennies to get this 13b in..

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