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 Post subject: Re: Mazda RX-3 (1971-1977)
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Was Sealike Blue a 808 colour or was it a option on rx3s aswell?


I am also in a fix for it..I thought rx3s is quite cool...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Hi All,

First post here :).

Im in the market for an RX3 (yes im a 38 year old male, reliving my youth), and was wondering if there is any chance that the photos meant to be accompaying this thread might be reapired so i can see all the differtences between the various RX3 model nosecones?.

Before i fork out $30K plus, i really do want to know what im buying! :).

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Hi, so can anyone tell me from my understanding savanna's are all gt after 1973?
Or are there savanna's and savanna's gt?
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Does anyone know what the different numbers are for on these RX3 Chassis ADR Plate (7-1 or 8-4)???

And which would be correct for a 12/72 ? Any help would be great!

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Hi John,

These number designations mean that the vehicles Passed Japanese Safety regulations, pretty much doesn't mean anything to the rest of the world except Japan.

The 7-1 is usually on earlier model year, and the 8-4 for the later years.

Your build date is on the cusp of the two, with your serial number, engine number and body style I could give you a more accurate answer.

You can pm the info.

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Hi, so can anyone tell me from my understanding savanna's are all gt after 1973?
Or are there savanna's and savanna's gt?
Thanks andrew

Savannas were available in all trim levels right through their production range with the possible exception of the very last (1977-78 V100) cars which I've only ever seen as GT spec. But just because I haven't seen it doesn't mean it didn't exist. I've never seen a series 4 brochure, so can't confirm availability. But certainly through to the end of the series 3 cars (early 77) Savannas were available in all body styles, sedan, wagon, and coupe, and all trim levels (GR only for wagons, RX, GR, & GRII for sedans, and GS, GSII, and GT for coupes). Earlier cars in series one and two were available in a base spec below RX and GS, and coupes had SX below the GS as well. I think these very low spec cars were dropped in the later series due to poor sales.

Most of the survivors today are coupes in GT spec, which is maybe why whoever told you this thinks it's the case. But it's always the top spec cars that survive in greater numbers. They most likely sold better than the lower spec coupes as well, as the price differences were pretty small between trim levels.

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!andrew! wrote:
Hi, so can anyone tell me from my understanding savanna's are all gt after 1973?
Or are there savanna's and savanna's gt?
Thanks andrew

Savannas were available in all trim levels right through their production range with the possible exception of the very last (1977-78 V100) cars which I've only ever seen as GT spec. But just because I haven't seen it doesn't mean it didn't exist. I've never seen a series 4 brochure, so can't confirm availability. But certainly through to the end of the series 3 cars (early 77) Savannas were available in all body styles, sedan, wagon, and coupe, and all trim levels (GR only for wagons, RX, GR, & GRII for sedans, and GS, GSII, and GT for coupes). Earlier cars in series one and two were available in a base spec below RX and GS, and coupes had SX below the GS as well. I think these very low spec cars were dropped in the later series due to poor sales.

Most of the survivors today are coupes in GT spec, which is maybe why whoever told you this thinks it's the case. But it's always the top spec cars that survive in greater numbers. They most likely sold better than the lower spec coupes as well, as the price differences were pretty small between trim levels.


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Hi all,
Does anyone know if manual 10a and 12a RX3's have different width/size transmission tunnels? Ive got a 10a car and have a 12a 5 speed gearbox.

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Does anyone know if manual 10a and 12a RX3's have different width/size transmission tunnels? Ive got a 10a car and have a 12a 5 speed gearbox.

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What are original spec tyres for a 10a coupe? I cant find anything to show what was fitted. Thanks on advance :D

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The parts book I have (JDM) list's 5 different tyres...a 12in & 4 13in styles.
A low profile tyre, low profile with double white ring, super low profile tyre and a radial tyre.
All seem to be 6.15 - 13 - 4 PR (?), 155 / 13 Skyway is the spare I have...

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clint wrote:
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Does anyone know if manual 10a and 12a RX3's have different width/size transmission tunnels? Ive got a 10a car and have a 12a 5 speed gearbox.

same


Hey Dennis,

I think a 12a tunnel is slightly wider?

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The parts book I have (JDM) list's 5 different tyres...a 12in & 4 13in styles.
A low profile tyre, low profile with double white ring, super low profile tyre and a radial tyre.
All seem to be 6.15 - 13 - 4 PR (?), 155 / 13 Skyway is the spare I have...

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Mo 10a and 12A have the same part number for floor pan


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:21 pm 
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10A Gearbox mounts are further up the tunnel where it's narrower, on the 12A they're closer to the front in the wider part so it seems like they're wider because it's easier to get boxes in.

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Ok that makes sense. Thanks kids :D

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Any difference between rx3 and 808 bonnets if so what am I looking for??

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