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Mazda RX-7 SA22C / 1st Generation (1978 - 1985)

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#76 Post by drtool » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:56 am

74gt wrote:I have a JDM brochure in my hands, so depending on whether you have a GT, GT-X or SE-Limited the specs will be slightly different. Nice purchase by the way.

This thread may shed a little light until you post up what model you picked up (as well as pics 8) ).
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126402&start=0&hilit=12a+turbo+gtx

My ultimate 1st gen Rx-7 is a white 12at SE-Limited. I'll own one one day.
GT-X

it was imported into the UK in 1984, then fitted with a full TWR kit.

It hasn't been used since 1993. Surprisingly rust free considering.

Keen to see the specs. Cheers dude.


1971 RX2 coupe 12A TD
1971 RX2 coupe 13B BP
1995 20B Cosmo Type SX

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#77 Post by 74gt » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:47 am

drtool wrote:
74gt wrote:I have a JDM brochure in my hands, so depending on whether you have a GT, GT-X or SE-Limited the specs will be slightly different. Nice purchase by the way.

This thread may shed a little light until you post up what model you picked up (as well as pics 8) ).
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126402&start=0&hilit=12a+turbo+gtx

My ultimate 1st gen Rx-7 is a white 12at SE-Limited. I'll own one one day.
GT-X

it was imported into the UK in 1984, then fitted with a full TWR kit.

It hasn't been used since 1993. Surprisingly rust free considering.

Keen to see the specs. Cheers dude.
Not sure how technical you want the specs to be... but according to the brochure:

Engine + Mechanical:
12a turbo
Power: 165ps (~120kw)
Torque: 23kg-m @ 4000rpm
Gearbox: 1st:3.622, 2nd: 2.186, 3rd: 1.419, 4th: 1.000, 5th: 0.791, Reverse: 3.493
Diff: 3.909 LSD
Steering: Recirculating ball power steering
8 step variable damper

Body + Interior:
Power windows
Power mirrors
Dover white paint + grey cloth interior
Sunbeam silver + red cloth
Sunrise red + grey cloth
Sparkling black + red cloth
Custom silver metallic + red cloth



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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#78 Post by drtool » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:03 pm

Thanks mate, that helps a lot.

Custom metallic silver and red interior and power mirrors.

What's the difference between the GT, GT-X and SE Limited?

Any idea how many were made?

Thanks again.


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1971 RX2 coupe 13B BP
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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#79 Post by 85ltd » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:02 pm

Hey guys, let me start by saying this is a fantastic thread. I just got a nice little '85 s3, was told it was the limited model, but it has:-
-full electrics (minus central locking)
-Red seats, carpet, dash.
-amp'd stereo with graphic equalizer
-original space saver tyre
-tachometer to 8 grand and speedo to 210
-light silver paint with rubber buffers down both sides

Thing that throws me is the foam wing on the back, it runs the entire length of the rear glass panels. Never seen one quite the same on here or anywhere on the net.

Would post a pic but can't load it off an iPad.

Cheers for the help in advance.



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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#80 Post by HughZ » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:46 pm

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#81 Post by Mazda Sports Corner » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:12 pm

Real_Steal wrote:hello everyone

I have myself a 1980 series 1. according to the above info its a savanna model ( has the 180kph speedo, chrome numberplate lights, fender indicators - however these have been shaved by a previous owner, and the chrome piping on the doorcards/dash) the car was also a auto to begin with. anyway is anyone able to explain these seats to me, they have a different headrest to any other seats ive seen in a series one.

any info on them would be choice
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JDM 1978 Limited spec model had these "shoulder shrug" seats fitted.

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The GT, Super Custom and Custom spec models had a very similar seat however it had a fixed head.

As for trim colour, it looks to have been replaced at some point.
Is your car red ?



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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#82 Post by biemonster » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:21 am

Is it this steering wheel from mazda rx7 sa22a? Which series?
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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#83 Post by green200b » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:58 pm

Series 2, and maybe series 1.


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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#84 Post by HughZ » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:05 pm

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#85 Post by TWENTY B » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:13 am

drtool wrote:Thanks mate, that helps a lot.

Custom metallic silver and red interior and power mirrors.

What's the difference between the GT, GT-X and SE Limited?

Any idea how many were made?

Thanks again.
I had a JDM SE-Limited ( 2nd owner)
12a 6port auto with overdrive
LSD
Jesus bar in the passenger footwell
Sunroof and Burgundy leather

Sold it to a bloke who had it stolen from his workshop...
Never to be seen again :cry:


Wtb, 1st gen door trims, any condition, even if you think they are ready for the bin. Pm me.

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#86 Post by HughZ » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:50 pm

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#87 Post by Real_Steal » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:08 pm

Mazda Sports Corner wrote:.
Is your car red ?

yea it was originally red, has had 2 resprays (in red) over the top of the original paint. Im planning of ripping it all off and go black however.

how did you know it was red?



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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#88 Post by Mazda Sports Corner » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:56 pm

Real_Steal wrote:
Mazda Sports Corner wrote:.
Is your car red ?

yea it was originally red, has had 2 resprays (in red) over the top of the original paint. Im planning of ripping it all off and go black however.

how did you know it was red?
Just guessing, but all the red interriors with that pattern in s1 I have seen in Japan & USA have been in red cars.

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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#89 Post by mazrota » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Hi,
Please can anyone help me sort out what door mirror goes on a savanna 78.
Is it only one?
Or a pair?
I have a mirror and I just want to make sure that it's the correct one.
I no that they should have guard mirrors.
I have seen some original pics with just the one on door.
My email address is sameale@hotmail.com or 0438636198
So i can send the photo of what I have.
Thanks
Mazrota



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Re: Mazda RX-7 SA22C (1978 - 1985)

#90 Post by Damo_12app » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:55 am

Hey guys,
Recently bought a series 2, just wanting to clear up some info on the interior
Was told the car was an import. Just after some varification as to which particular model.
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