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Doctor Robert last won the day on October 10 2019

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    1980 Mazda 626 2.0L Manual

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  1. WOW! I was there for last year's show and I didn't win anything! I think I need to polish more.... Congratulations!
  2. Are you on the Facebook group, by the way? We could use more US members... Seriously, I think I'm the only one on there.
  3. WOW! Congratulations man! Got any pictures of the show? (I need to get my butt down to Long Beach next year, I think. I would've gone this year, but Tomo's everything broke... and I'm only slightly joking)
  4. Wow!! Though not quite my cup of tea, that interior is sweeeet! I'm now not feeling so bad about maybe (eventually... like 20 years from now) swapping out interior bits for wood and leather ones (because... vintage sports sedan? ). I don't want to get laughed off the forum, but I'm also thinking about doing a V6 swap (when the engine goes... again). Mostly because everybody else has done the rotary swap to death. The K-series (2.5 maybe) is dear to me because my first car (Mazda MX-3) came with one (theoretically... mine was a 4 banger) but if I could cram a 3 litre J-series one,
  5. Oh that guy! I saw his car on Craigslist a few times a year or two ago. Disappeared it did.
  6. Well, that's what I get for not living in LA. Haven't seen another one ever. ...Planning on going to any shows this year?
  7. Pretty sure we're the last two on the West Coast... we need to meet up at a car show and pretend there's six more of us! (In all seriousness, they do come up on Craiglist occasionally... like this one, or go here when it disappears... but yeah, in America second gen Capellas are Unicorn horns)
  8. Wow! Why didn't you tell me about that sooner?!
  9. Happy New Year! I'm reanimating this dead thread mostly because... I still need that back panel! Life kept getting in the way and all that, you know how it is. (Hey, I did mend the shocks and the u-joint and other important mechanical bits like that!) (I really need to post more pictures of my adventures...) I've **finally** gotten into a position to actually get the job done now... only I've made a startling discovery: https://www.dijkgraaf-uddel.nl/a-51525974/plaatwerk/achterpaneel-mazda-classic/ ^ This is still up and while that's still an awesome price, they'll only s
  10. Ah yes, smog. This is why I left California! Your car is awesome!!! I was just in LA nearly a month ago. I went to this: https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/jdm2018/ JDM at the ADM on September 29th (my car was next to the black one in the first photo foreground)... I should probably post more pics (and of my other car show adventure)... I'm not on here often enough. There was only one other Capella there (a first generation/early 70's one) and it wasn't even at the same part of the show (it was bigger than you see here). It was a blast anyway, especially when I
  11. Congratulations! Do let us know when you've reached "Capella" posts. :3
  12. I bought me some Gabriel's, fore and aft. Wish me luck! (don't fail me, eBay.... heheh)
  13. Awesome! Yes, I can find the rear shocks no problem, but the fronts... Nobody in my backwater country seems to make them or even have a part # for them... It's exceedingly weird. Time to ply eBay for NOS! Will either of these work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-PAIR-Gabriel-Strut-Cylinders-for-Mazda-626-G44727-FRONT/223005355783?fits=Year%3A1980|Make%3AMazda|Model%3A626&epid=169013955&hash=item33ec27af07:g:pEoAAOSwBnZbFbyE https://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-363022-Suspension-Strut-Assembly-Front/262502079611?fits=Year%3A1980|Make%3AMazda|Model%3A626&epid
  14. Thanks a ton! (Another month and I'm finally getting back to this. Oh life... WHY?!?) So I've done some digging around and come to these: https://www.amazon.com/KYB-343127-Excel-G-Gas-Shock/dp/B000C3ZCVC/ref=dp_return_1?_encoding=UTF8&n=15684181&s=automotive https://www.amazon.com/KYB-343149-Excel-G-Gas-Shock/dp/B000C40S9C/ref=dp_return_1?_encoding=UTF8&n=15684181&s=automotive The fronts say they'll fit a 1980 B series truck but don't mention the Capella (none of the auto parts stores I asked around for showed an entry for the fronts either).
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