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Old 02-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default The RX-2 / Capella / 616 / 618 Info Thread

Base specifications of the RX-2 / Capella / 616 / 618

The best way to look at this is from a year to year perspective. All of the engine related technical information is in regards to a rotary powered vehicle unless otherwise noted.

1970

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 97 inches
Length: 163 inches
Width: 62.2 inches
Height: ???? inches
Ride Height: ???? inches
Track: Front ??? / Rear ????
Curb Weight: 2,315 lbs

???? Mpg
????? Gallon Gas Tank

*The engine was carbureted with a 4 barrel Hitachi, 12A four port engine with a 9.4:1 compression ratio. Rated at ??? HP @ 7000 and ??? ft/lbs @ 4000.
*There were two transmissions available; a four speed manual and ????????? .
Manual gearing was as follows?????????????:
1st: 3.380
2nd: 2.002
3rd: 1.390
4th: 1.000


1974

General info here

Specifications

Wheelbase: 97 inches
Length: 163 inches
Width: 62.2 inches
Height: ???? inches
Ride Height: ???? inches
Track: Front ??? / Rear ????
Curb Weight: 2,315 lbs

???? Mpg
????? Gallon Gas Tank

*The engine was carbureted with a 4 barrel Hitachi, 12A four port engine with a 9.4:1 compression ratio. Rated at ??? HP @ 7000 and ??? ft/lbs @ 4000.
*There were two transmissions available; a four speed manual and ????????? .
Manual gearing was as follows?????????????:
1st: 3.380
2nd: 2.002
3rd: 1.390
4th: 1.00



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Old 02-11-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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if anyone has ideas for these threads please PM the info to either one of us so that we can add/edit the info thread and keep the thread as uncongested as possible

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quick question guys... need help locating parts for my 1972 rx-2... any help greatly appreciated .... thanks
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quick question guys... need help locating parts for my 1972 rx-2... any help greatly appreciated .... thanks
what do you need, for the most part it should show up on ebay sooner or later
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Default Looking for front shroud

Hey all, I have a '73 RX2 and I am trying to find that black plastic piece that goes beneath the rad support. I guess you would call it a shroud or valence??? Does anybody have a spare or know of a place that reproduces them?

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Hey guys, I just picked up a RX-2 and have it parked in california. I will be trying to get parts and info from here in Japan before I move back to Cali next year.
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added paint codes!
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paint codes are from suren 03 , circuit theory , yo got some parts for your car from vince , witch i sold to him : hope you keep the car . if anyone needs some parts hit me up , I will try to help
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paint codes are from suren 03 , circuit theory , yo got some parts for your car from vince , witch i sold to him : hope you keep the car . if anyone needs some parts hit me up , I will try to help
yup! trying to spread the info!

that said, ill probably be hitting you up for parts for my restoration. Lots of plastics where murdered by 30 years of desert sun.
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Well here are some more paint codes... hope some of u guys find them useful










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just curious, where did you come across these? its like Mazda archaeology
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just curious, where did you come across these? its like Mazda archaeology
These I found on the aussie forum... But i have tons of rx2 books, vin decoder and other nice thing at the house...
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I like to see the sharing ,nice find suren .Hey suren got some more defrost vents(bought an rx3 and it had a good one ) so hopefully I will go to the plastic fab place next week and see if they can be made , ill keep you posted
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I like to see the sharing ,nice find suren .Hey suren got some more defrost vents(bought an rx3 and it had a good one ) so hopefully I will go to the plastic fab place next week and see if they can be made , ill keep you posted


Thanks for the update Matt.... Let me know when there done..... I have some other stuff I will post here later regarding vin #'s and specs.....
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Here is the vin decoder..



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