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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:30 am 
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This is the other I'm not sure of.


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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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While I'm in the section I will ad some differences I have found in the series 1 not yet mentioned. All sd sedan
Between 6/71 and 9/72 the panel behind the back seat went from a bolted metal plate to a piece of malimine held in with Christmas tree clips.
In the same time the badge on the front guard was changed from metal to plastic.
There are 70 models with the two interior lights that have electric arial in the boot instead of in front left guard as the later ones had.
The 70 models I have seen with twin interior lights also have rear locks on frond doors and a different dash centre piece. The wording on the fan switch slide on the earlier ones has def-room and the later ones are def-heat. Not sure that all the changes happened together though.
To add to previous post the rear parcel shelf was the melamine dark brown board covered with a course hair type fibre then plain black vinyl on all the ones I have owned.
Till 9/72 models still had vented bonnet.


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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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Could the odd one be a T-dash one?? I can't say I've ever noticed this and I've had a few early ones. There were heaps of subtle changes throughout the years. The badge on the C-pillar got larger and went to plastic too at the same time the RE guard badge changed.

Does anyone know what model and years (square headlight) had the chrome trims on the grill??

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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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I have a set but they came from a 1600
I don't believe the re model was delivered with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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sir-revalot wrote:
Does anyone know what model and years (square headlight) had the chrome trims on the grill??


No square headlight RX-2 ever had the top and bottom chrome grille trims, only the Capella 1600 models had them, any RX-2 that you see fitted with them have been added by some numbskull!


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While I'm in the section I will ad some differences I have found in the series 1 not yet mentioned. All sd sedan
Between 6/71 and 9/72 the panel behind the back seat went from a bolted metal plate to a piece of malimine held in with Christmas tree clips.
In the same time the badge on the front guard was changed from metal to plastic.
There are 70 models with the two interior lights that have electric arial in the boot instead of in front left guard as the later ones had.
The 70 models I have seen with twin interior lights also have rear locks on frond doors and a different dash centre piece. The wording on the fan switch slide on the earlier ones has def-room and the later ones are def-heat. Not sure that all the changes happened together though.
To add to previous post the rear parcel shelf was the melamine dark brown board covered with a course hair type fibre then plain black vinyl on all the ones I have owned.
Till 9/72 models still had vented bonnet.


6/71 production was a massive change to the RX-2, and in all honesty if people want to use the massively flawed non-existent made up never happened "Series" crap then this point in time would be more than worthy of being a series change, i.e. square headlight models pre-and post 6/71 should be Series 1 and Series 2, but let's not get into that, that horse has well and truly bolted, pity it can't be rounded up and put out of its misery!

I researched a lot of the following information copied and pasted below, it outlines a lot of the 6/71 production changes as well as some other important running changes to various parts, it has been put in a few other threads, but might be of some help here as well.

There were quite a few detailed changed within the early square headlight model, things like the front door knob moving from the rear of the door to the mid front, interior ceiling light position changes, headlight stalk swapping sides on the column etc, and none of these conform to a f&cking gay homo spec "Series" change, but none the less are a running change that happens outside of the main items changing.

All of these were taken from the Australian Parts Manual which I was using when working fr Mazda in spare parts in the early 1990's, so it's not second hand poorly researched here say and rubbish.

Also take into account that these are production changes by Chassis Number, however, I have conclusive evidence that the assembly line may not have always applied these parts 100%, as I have seen the odd one owner car back in the day that didn't 100% conform, but none the less they are the best indicator you will get.

The questions asked by the person wanting to know this info is in bold, my comments in normal, and the part numbers and chassis number changes follow.

T-dash vs Flat Dash on Coupe (was T dash the only one with the under shelf split in 2?)
All Twin Dizzy RX-2’s as far as I’m aware have the under dash shelf fitted
Parcel Shelf - 0305 69 810B
Parcel Shelf - 0305 69 810C - from 10/1970 and Car No. 31267 >
Parcel Shelf - 0398 69 810 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >

Dash Frame - Includes speaker panel between crash pad and windscreen
Sedan Plain Dash - 0839 70 100B
Sedan Plain Dash - 0839 70 100D - from 3/1971 and Car No. 61926 >

Coupe “T” Dash - 0881 70 100B
Coupe “T” Dash - 0881 70 100C - from 9/1972 and Car No. 141225 >

Coupe Plain Dash - 0880 70 100B
Coupe Plain Dash - 0880 70 100C - from 9/1972 and Car No. 141225 >

It would appear that the Coupe and Sedan use a different panel, and the Plain Dash and “T” Dash ran at the same time and also were modified in 9/1972 in some way, so it may have been an optional choice rather than one replacing the other.

Crash Pad (Padded dash top)
Plain Dash - 0305 68 020E 00
Plain Dash - 0305 68 020E 00 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >
“T” Dash - 0398 68 020D 00 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >

According to the crash pad info the “T” Dash was introduced in 6/1971. Again either plain or "T" dash were running at the same time. I dare say the "T" dash is a much rarer (thankfully IMHO) thing so maybe not many were sent to Australia.


Speedo Units, MPH and Combined MPH&KMH
MPH - 2878 75 101
MPH - 2878 75 101A - from 10/1970 and Car No. 27392 >
MPH&KMH - 2875 75 101A - from 11/1972 and Car No. 153580 >


Interior Light Position (roof vs pillars)
Pillar Light - 0305 66 410 - up to 6/1971 and Car No. 79730 >
Roof Light - 0390 66 410 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >

Interior Light at Rear of Handbrake Console
Oddly enough I cannot find the rear console light in the parts book. It isn’t listed on the page with all the other interior lights. All of my RX-2’s however have had the light and from memory all were similar.

Rear Seat / Arm Rest
Coupe DX - No Arm rest.
Coupe SDX - No Arm Rest - 0839 57 250A
Coupe DX - No Arm Rest (assumed) - 0880 57 250 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >
Coupe SDX - No Arm Rest (assumed) - 0881 57 250A - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >
NOTE: The parts manual does not specifically list an armrest as being on the Coupe version, but mentions it for the sedan. My 10/1970 Coupe had no arm rest. All my sedans (5) had one.

Badges in seats (front & rear)- I think its usually the antelope logo.
0841 88 001 - From 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >

RE badges on Front Fenders
Strange chunky rotor badges on some front fenders higher than usual twin rotor ones??
Not sure, could be non-Au spec badges maybe? My 10/1970 Coupe, 4/1972 and 8/1973 Sedan all had the typical twin shadowed Rotor badges with the Red background.
Two part numbers are listed however but only one line drawing of the typical design so not sure what the actual change is.
0820 69 066A
0881 69 067 - from 12/1971 and Car No. 106922 >


Coupe Badge on Boot Lid
0839 69 054B - 6/1971 Car No. 79731 discarded (no longer used).
Interestingly enough the boot lid for the coupe changes at the same time the Coupe badge is deleted so it may be the boot lid from 6/1971 onwards does not have the holes for the badge?
Boot Lid
0839 52 510D
0881 52 510 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731>


Sport Badge on Rear Beaver Panel
0839 69 055A - No mention of start or stop date so may apply to all Coupes. Sport badge is located in the same place as the Super Deluxe badge on Sedans.


Antelope badge on c pillar (and any significance of the T at the base of some)
Only one listed. Again could be non-Au spec or later model if different.
0305 69 056 (R)
0305 69 056 (L)


Antenna - Electric & Position
As far as I’m aware all local RX-2’s had an electric antenna. Parts manual only shows electric type as well.

My 10/1970 Coupe had a R/H rear quarter panel mounted electric unit.
My 4/72 Sedan had a L/H front guard mounted electric unit.
My 8/73 Sedan had a L/H front guard mounted electric unit.

6/1971 car no. 79731 > seems the be a significant change in antenna though as alternate part numbers are listed for almost all parts including interior antenna switch.

Electric Antenna Switch
0305 60 540 00
0305 60 540A - 6/1971 car no. 79731 >

Front guards do not list any different numbers to suggest some have antenna holes and some don’t. Curiously the line drawing appears to have an antenna hole in it. Again not conclusive evidence either way.

Rear RH 1/4 panel lists changes in 12/1970 car no. 43803 and 2/1971 car no.55667, but there is no mention of the change so it may or may not be due to antenna hole being there or not.


Beaver Panel differences on some models.
Only one part number listed for rear beaver panel.


Super Deluxe vs Deluxe options and correct badges to suit.
Pretty sure all RX-2’s in Australia were Super Deluxe spec. I’ve never ever seen an RX-2 without the Super Deluxe badge on the rear beaver panel.

Position of Door locks on front doors
Door trims are listed as changing 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >
This appears to be when the door lock knob was moved from the rear of the door to the mid/front area.


Interior door handle styles (I know of at least 3)
Only one part number is listed.
0223 58 660A

Indicator lever/steering column shroud differences
Three combination switch numbers are used.
2324 60 250
2324 60 250A - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >
2324 60 250B - from 8/1972 and Car No. 85629 >

Corresponding Steering Column Covers
0303 60 330B-00
0398 60 330 - from 6/1971 and Car No. 79731 >

I think the 6/1971 is the change of the headlight stalk from the right to the left of the column.
Early cars had the headlight and wiper stalk on the right with only the hazard light switch on the left side of the column.


Other major changes

Front Apron
0305 70 020B
0305 70 020C - from 8/1972 and Car No. 137835 > (change to the big slots)

Radiator Support Panel
0305 74 040 - Square Headlight model from beginning
0881 74 040 - 9/1972 and Car No. 141225 (change to twin round headlights)

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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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That's some good info Dazz. After reading the the thread I decided to add a bit of what I could piece together without any data from Mazda and will edit/add as I get time. Cheers for taking the time to compile.
Does the manual have any reference to bonnets? Am interested in changes to the part numbers as there are two vented types that I know of with different catch locations and different internal frame. The non vented 73 type or at least some of them from what I have seen came with both catch locations which kind of indicates the replacement part was given to cover all models up to?


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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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Hi all,

Does anyone know of any differences between the Capella and rx2 seats? Some pics I have seen an armrest in the back seat, others (like in mine) do not. Also, do all series rx2 have badges on the seats?

Thanks for any info!

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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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early s1 and s2 rx2 have the arm rest and the capella horn badge inserts

later rx2 are 5 seaters and come without the arm rest and have a lap sash seatbelt in the middle and no badges

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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-2 (1970-1978)
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I have Belgian RX2 coupes. Both S1 (take it easy Dazz :D ).

No arm rests and no badges. One is deluxe and the other is super deluxe (has carpet on the door cards etc.)

I can't say what Oz spec is but there is a lot of variation in the RX2s. Check Dazz's posts re lack of true series changes.

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Awesome guys, thanks for the feedback.


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Dazz wrote:

Super Deluxe vs Deluxe options and correct badges to suit.
Pretty sure all RX-2’s in Australia were Super Deluxe spec. I’ve never ever seen an RX-2 without the Super Deluxe badge on the rear beaver panel.



I've not seen one either and I'm thinking it has to do with the collapsible steering column in the super deluxe conforming to ADR's.


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Hi All,

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of RX2 reproduction parts? I know there is some stuff from Phil's but is anyone else out there doing anything? Repo panels would be nice! :)


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