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Everything posted by Rotated6_2

  1. The 626 boys and girls representing at Daylesford Motorfest 16.02.2020 Later on in the day when we had some room to move.
  2. Because this is what owning a CB2 626 is all about !
  3. Hardtop, for me, prettier lines. For all round practicality, sedan!
  4. Sorry Sean, long gone. Are you after S1 or S2?
  5. It is always nice to see a hardtop in really good condition. I think you are grateful that you purchased a well looked after and maintained car?
  6. Just gotta ask the right people, bloke! You asked anybody on the RX626 FB page?
  7. Not a hardtop, but damn...........this car is mint!!!! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mazda-626-2/
  8. There still out there x(why)z. Cfamilyfix lives in Brooklyn and has just gotten a hold of this little gem, and it's been converted to rotary. Therefore, is now an RX626
  9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/permalink/662127297480498/?comment_tracking={"tn"%3A"O"}
  10. What width/profile tyre are you fitting? If you are fitting a 205/50, this means you are fitting a 6" tyre onto a 7" rim. Therefore, the shoulder of tyre will be narrower than the rim at its widest point. The lower profile also reduces shoulder roll under cornering. So you have a tapered side wall away from the edge of the rim at its widest point. Anyway, it's your car. I won't waste any more time. This is roughly what the tyre will look like fitted on to the rim.
  11. I am not sure if you are worried about the rim having enough clearance or the tyre, when under cornering load? To answer your question, yes, my 17s were about 1/2" (7mm) away from the strut. Did they ever contact under spirited driving and cornering, no! And let me tell you, I do not drive my RX626 like a grandpa. It was built to drive hard!!!! I am also not sure of your knowledge of tyres/rims, so I will try and explain a little. By up sizing your rims to 15, you done what we call 2 up or 2 sizes up. So, in a logical progression of tyre/rim sizes controlled by rolling diameter
  12. You have the correct fitment rims. If you are a person who worries about speedo accuracy, then you will want the replacement wheels to be as close in rolling diameter as your original ones. Most of us guys over here in Oz run a 205 up to 225 width tyre and alter the profile based on the rim diameter/width and offset, used. Or, you muck around with offsets to compensate for tyre widths BUT you open a Pandora's Box when you start looking for wider lower profile tyres because suddenly the "perfect fitment" tyre is either not made or so expensive, you cannot justify purchasing i
  13. If you are looking for parts, especially LH drive interior items, you need to look at Europe, in particular, Germany. Most exterior parts are the generally the same, so most markets - Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand can help you out. These FB pages have a great mix of all nations with RWD 626s. I strongly suggest you join - I do not think you will be disappointed. I am Philip Hans on these pages. RX626 https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/?ref=bookmarks Mazda 626 CB2 https://www.facebook.com/groups/184887451593851/ Mazda Classics https://www.fac
  14. I back tracked ....you're in Canada? Shame, i have an S1 hardtop here in Oz, begging for restoration!
  15. Here is an Aussie hardttop that has always been a favourite/benchmark!
  16. This one? Now resides in Brooklyn. Colin is on this forum.
  17. There was an Orange hardtop up in Seattle, but I don't know if Dave still owns it. He had fitted a really nice set of 3 Series BMW leather seats - fitted the car perfectly, and was looking at upgrading the motorvation, the last time I heard from him.
  18. Cheapest RWD Mazda we can still buy here in Oz, although S1 chrome bumper models, in good condition, are now becoming a lot harder to find and more expensive - $2K-3K ish. Some dreamers are now starting to ask $4K-$6K for S2 plastic bumper low spec 3sp auto sedans.....they either get laughed off websites or 626 newbies get totally done buying them!!!
  19. Classic Japan 2018 - not as many this time round. A few very late withdrawals on the morning of the event.
  20. 550CCA battery is about as big as you can fit in the existing battery tray. I fitted an aluminium base (over the existing battery tray) with a rubber mat, for the battery to sit on. I also modified the factory battery holder to suit the width of the bigger battery.
  21. Welcome Matt! Awesome colour as well!!!! If you're not a member of this 626 FB page, then time to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/?ref=bookmarks Here's a pic of my yellow 626 - paint code YW!
  22. Finding an S2 hardtop boot lid in good nick, is super difficult. They all rust along the lip - for some reason. I saw your post on RX626. I have a spare one, but it's only in poor to fair condition - it has rust also.
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