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djmtsu 09-18-2014 05:51 PM

Project 1976 Cosmo #2 (I can't help myself)
So, the other day, after trying since April to buy this thing, I finally got it home.

1976 Mazda Cosmo (#2)

This was taken while I was washing it. Dirty.

Then I hit it with some compound.

Here's the story.

Car was bought new here in Murfreesboro back in 1976. 13B, 5 spd. Fully loaded, with power windows, mirrors, A/C and PS. Sometime around 1980, it was converted to a 12A and auto trans. Did the 13B blow? Did an injury prevent driving a manual trans? Who knows. Thankfully, the manual trans pedal assembly and everything is in the trunk. Notice the sweet ass luggage rack on the trunk? Awesome. It also has some sweet headlight 'lids' that are retro as fuck. The owner kept it garaged its whole life, and drove it until his death a few years ago (allegedly). It was bought at an estate auction, but was left behind and never claimed, or paid for. I found it hiding in a gravel parking lot in rural Rutherford County, and found someone who knew someone who could get info on it. After much patience, it is now mine. It also has an old school, unassembled rotary engine model!!!

Still has the AM/FM radio with an Audiovox 25 Amp booster. All the glass is good, as well as the interior!!! Only thing I can find missing so far is the dome light lens :(

I hooked it up to power today, to test the electrical systems. As soon as I hit the key, the fuel pump started whirring and everything came to life!
-mirrors- check
-windows go down- check
-windows go up- check
-headlights, markers and tail lights- check
-brake lights and high beams- check
-stereo- check check check

Since I was sitting in it, and it had power, I decided to hit the key. I know it wouldn't start, there are no plug wires on it, or spark plugs. But it spun fast and I heard many whooshes.

Next step is going to be more cleaning, and see if the 12A runs. Once that is determined, its coming out.

What will go back it? Don't know yet.....

rx7 vinnie 09-18-2014 07:44 PM

Uber jelly..... Can I haz?

djmtsu 09-19-2014 07:47 AM

Trade for the Cosmo powered FC?


t_g_farrell 09-19-2014 08:28 AM

Nice, how many bills did you have to drop to get it?

Need moar pictures!

Force13b 09-19-2014 08:38 AM

That thing is pretty dam sweet nice find.

djmtsu 09-19-2014 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by t_g_farrell (Post 288270)
Nice, how many bills did you have to drop to get it?

Need moar pictures!

Less than a Grover Cleveland. I'll get more pics this weekend.


Originally Posted by Force13b (Post 288272)
That thing is pretty dam sweet nice find.

Thanks! Luck is all it took. I heard about it, but didn't know where it was. Spent 3 hours driving around the county looking for it until it finally appeared!

Pete_89T2 09-19-2014 10:14 AM

Nice Find!

rx7 vinnie 09-19-2014 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by djmtsu (Post 288269)
Trade for the Cosmo powered FC?


Ok but you have to give me cash to boot for the detail job done this past Saturday. Xoxoxo mwahh

djmtsu 09-19-2014 02:32 PM

That boot washes out with the detail job I had to do on this one.


rx7 vinnie 09-19-2014 03:31 PM

Filled her up with fuel yesterday so do the same and we got a deal!!!

almoststockfc 09-19-2014 03:50 PM

Sooooo wich one is going to make it to the gap?

FC Zach 09-19-2014 11:09 PM

DJ with a rotary at Deals Gap? ? not gonna happen. .

rx7 vinnie 09-20-2014 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by fc zach (Post 288322)
dj with a rotary at deals gap? ? Not gonna happen. .


JL1RX7 09-21-2014 10:37 AM

Damn DJ! What a find!

TitaniumTT 09-21-2014 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by FC Zach (Post 288322)
DJ with a rotary at Deals Gap? ? not gonna happen. .

He brought an 8 5 or 6 years ago right?

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