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Member: John626
Vehicle: 1979 Mazda 626 Deluxe ( More )
Location: Australia
Last Updated: 20th April, 2005
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John626's Comments:

This is a fully imported series 1 Mazda 626, and was manufactured in Japan in November,1979--The engine is 1970cc, with a bore of 80mm, and a stroke of 98mm. Compression ratio is 8.6:1.

Modification Listing
Head Work: $800

Hardened valves, seats, and guides installed to allow engine to run on unleaded petrol.

Performance Statistics Top Rankings
Power Output: 86 wheel hp
Torque: 158 Nm
0 - 100km/hr: 15
Quarter Mile: 19.2

Performance Comments:

The series 1 has less understeer than the Series 2 and performs better on cornering.

Photo Album Members Gallery

Front - on view

Rear View

Installing Monroe rear gas shocks

Engine bay of my spare 626

Wheel before being resprayed

Wheel after being sprayed with Holts dupli - color

The dashboard controls are all original

Re-tensioning seat springs

My 1979 Mazda 626

Series 1 Badge ( custom made )

My Spare Parts Mazda 626

Engine - 2 litre

Inside view of the Spare Parts 626

The Spare Parts car is in the background.
Readers Comments
Posted by: Rollin_AE102 on October 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey i had a few of these for first cars, they arent to bad at all, 1 i had was lowered, with a rebuilt 2.2l stroker with tripple webbers so it moved a bit but yeah good to see they're stil around.......

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah dude I had one as my first car they actually have a bit of balls suprisingly

Posted by: John626 on October 2, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah, not bad for a 1979 "family" car. Haven't decided what my next "modification" will be yet, cos I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment. mad.gif

Posted by: John626 on October 15, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

I'd like to have the car resprayed in metallic silver, but with a quote of over $3000, that's somewhat beyond my budget at this stage......however, as you can see from the photos, I've already started respraying the wheels, using Holts dupli-color Auto Spray ( in 150 gram cans), and at only $10 per can, it's a relatively cheap alternative. The Dupli-Color is acrylic lacquer, and I finished up spraying on 3 coats of Clear Top Coat which also comes in a 150 gram can..... it's sorta like a "budget 2 pac " paint job. Too bad I can't do the whole car that way !

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 15, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

smile.gif nice home job on the wheels I used that paint to paint my wpers and mudflaps they look really good now. Umm ya should be able to get your car done for cheaper than that Ive been quoted 1500 for a full respray in black panther with purple flakes.

Posted by: John626 on October 15, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

1500 dollars sounds much more realistic to me Zorb, but unfortunately I can't get any of the Professionals in my area to do it for less than $3000....... I could get a "backyard" spray for around $800, but I want a paint job that's going to look good, and last for more than a couple of years.
Unfortunately there's a fair bit of "putty" work to be done, and that puts the price up...... I've already tried spraying some Dupli-Color on the roof as an experiment, and it came out a bloody mess crying.gif
Oh well, at least the wheels came out ok smile.gif

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Umm a good Idea rather than seeing actual paint shops is to go to your local panel beater also suggest that you can buy the paint (sold at any auto paint place in wahtever colour u want) and offer to sand the car back yourself. usually they'll do it for a lot cheaper that was as there not getting the paint (dont have to spend time colour matching and shit) and its also less labour cause they dont have to sand back and prep smile.gif....Another alternative could be to get ya car sprayed in bits cheaper but looks a bit tacky to drive around in

Posted by: John626 on October 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Thanks for the tips Zorb..... my local Panelbeater told me basically the same thing........but I've got a bad back, and sanding back is out of the question. I think I might go for the "one panel at a time" option. I know it's not as good as getting the whole car sprayed at the same time, but I'm not intending to enter it in any "show and shine" contests, so it won't really matter.
I've been quoted around $300 to spray the boot ( outside only ) so I'll probably start with that......... means I'll have to drive around without a boot lid for about a week, but I'm willing to give it a go ............... rolleyes.gif

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

yeah that should be okay smile.gif just see how ya go glad I could help out kinda.

Posted by: John626 on April 15, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Haven't done anything in the way of respraying the body yet..... but I managed to get another 1979 Mazda 626 for spare parts...It was sitting in a backyard in Queanbeyan for about 10 years and has a lot of rust in the body, but the engine parts are in good condition.-- I only paid $100 for for it, so I can't complain about that...There's 2 thumbnail pictures of the spare car, including the engine bay but unfortunately you can't view the full size pictures. sad.gif

Posted by: John626 on April 15, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

Actually you CAN view all the pictures in full size simply by LEFT CLICKING on the picture. ( I didn't realize this when I posted the last message ).......

Posted by: gombatron2000 on December 27, 2005 [ Car Profile ]

dam... that puts a new meaning to oldschool

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