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Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#106 Post by Dazz » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:18 am

There is also the option of using a later model speedo from a single distributor RX2 or later model 1600 Capella, which will fit the twin distributor dashboard, the only problem is the reset pin for the trip meter comes out in a different position to the early model and so cannot be used, not a huge big deal. It also requires the later model speedo cable which simply clips on at the rear instead of screwing on like the early version.

Attached is a picture when I did the conversion using the single distributor (Series 3 in retarded speak) speedo as I liked the 140 mph graduation better, the same style speedo from later in 1974 is kilometres per hour only so that would be the one to use if you do not want any mph showing.
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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#107 Post by wa1d0 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:36 pm

which models had the rear garnish? was it an optional extra? or a standard thing on all series 1+2 rx2's? And what was the orignal colour of these panels? Black / Grey or both?



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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#108 Post by Dazz » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:16 pm

all twin distributor models (round tail lights) had the rear garnishes (In Australia at least, some countries like the USA did not have them),
they were a medium to dark grey colour.


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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#109 Post by omp » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:46 am

Does anyone have a suggestion for a workshop manual please?

To suit the later 1976 model, allthough the engine side of things are different now (13B turbo), having a reference for the rest of it would be nice.

Have a look at these?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mazda-616-C ... Swd3dZaFmA

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MAZDA-RX-2- ... SwEzxYWs~Q

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MAZDA-CAPEL ... meeemUs7mg

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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#110 Post by bumpstart » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:01 pm

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these ones. 74 -78 only very minor changes


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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#111 Post by pknoutrx2 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:41 pm

If you want manuals use the search function and type in rx2 manuals, gypsy left a link for you......



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Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)

#112 Post by omp » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks fellas, I managed to download 2 different manuals elsewhere of the internet late last year.



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