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Old 09-18-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Cool 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.....






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Old 09-18-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Uber jelly..... Can I haz?
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Trade for the Cosmo powered FC?

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

Need moar pictures!
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That thing is pretty dam sweet nice find.
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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.

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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!
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Trade for the Cosmo powered FC?

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Ok but you have to give me cash to boot for the detail job done this past Saturday. Xoxoxo mwahh
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That boot washes out with the detail job I had to do on this one.

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Filled her up with fuel yesterday so do the same and we got a deal!!!
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Sooooo wich one is going to make it to the gap?
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DJ with a rotary at Deals Gap? ? not gonna happen. .
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dj with a rotary at deals gap? ? Not gonna happen. .
zing!!!!!
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Damn DJ! What a find!
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DJ with a rotary at Deals Gap? ? not gonna happen. .
He brought an 8 5 or 6 years ago right?
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