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My norwegian 1984 Mazda 626 2.0 GLX Coupè

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:36 PM
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After 4 years of storing in a garage, my 84 Mazda is classified as a "veteran-car" here in Norway. This means that the car has to be at least 30 years old from first registration and the benefit of this is that the roadtax, insurrance and registration-fee is much cheaper. That`s why I have stored the car for 4 years, and as we for a change do not have snow where I live in winter this time of year, i got the car out for the first time in 4 years today.
It hasn`t been started or runned for 4 years, and after fitting a new battery, fresh fuel in the tank and changing the fuel filter, it fired up and goes like a dream
I am planning to do some work on it to pass the MOT-test and get the numberplates back on and enjoy driving it in nice summerdays


Here`s som pictures of the car straight from the garage and some after a quick wash. The car is in very good condition and the mileage is pretty low for an old car; 140.000 kilometres.

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What a nice Mazda! All original and no apparent rust!

I also noted another white car in the back of the garage. Is that a Ford Cortina?
 
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Originally Posted by tanprotege View Post
What a nice Mazda! All original and no apparent rust!
Agreed if you like that sort of thing: "The stock thing".
I like a bit of customization to be unique. Needs updated rims, lower suspension. Too bad engine is small.
I guess not too many cars like that around period---so this may be your uniqueness, in a different pain staking long storage kind of way.
 
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Noggin: there is a sticker on the right rear quarter panel. What else do you want!
 
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Noggin: there is a sticker on the right rear quarter panel. What else do you want!
I also found some nice specs for the 1984 Mazda 626: Detailed specs review of 1984 Mazda 626 LX Coupe (model for North America )

0-60 in a whopping 12.1 secs from the 122.4 cubic inch engine with 84 Horsepower and 110 foot pounds of torque

Apparently, below is a 1984 Mazda 626 which is a sedan (with much mods), I believe the one on this thread is a coupe (2 doors):

 

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Thanks for feadbacks people :-) A lot of things have happened since my first post, the car is now ready and the licenceplates will be on in a few days.
I got to do a lot of work on this car but now it`s ready.

As you can see on the pics, I`ve got other alloys. Not my first choice but they will do for now.

Regarding the engine; my car is european specs so it is 2.0l 102hp. I think it runs OK, this is not a car I`d like to go to a racing curcuit with anyways

Well, anyway.. Here`s some pics from the finish result.


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Oh man, you removed that sticker!!

This car is in incredibly good shape!
 
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Thank you, the car is in very good condition. The mechanic who did the MOT-check was stunned and said that he was almost certain that this was the best 626 GC Coupe left in Norway. So its really fun to have a unique car I think :-)

The sticker had to go! One of the first thing I did ;-) I like my vintage car cleen and original, for me that's the whole point with a vintage, that it appear like it was in that era, like a time-capsule, to catch the essence of that particular decade :-) But I don't drive my classics on a daily basis, they just for cruising and recreation on nice summer days, sundays and going on carmeets :-) So I understand people who modify their classic and drive them daily.

I also got a 72' BMW 2002 and a 71' BMW 2800 (Bavaria). The last one is not yet on the road and is a bit of a project. The first one is in good shape ;-)

Regarding the white car in the garage you were talking about; it's not mine. The garage belongs to my grandfather and the car belongs to a friend of his and have been in there for a loooong time now.
In norway I think we call the car a Ford Taunus, think its a 17m or 20m.
 
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Rims look better except for the red writing and middle caps.
Engine bay looks awesome. Very clean with lots of white paint still showing. That car must have stored in winter --- kept away from salt!
 
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Psyfoon:
I had my walls plastered with pictures of BMWs. The 2002 was my favorite. I also recall getting a ride in a BMW 2500 (Bavaria with the smaller engine) i was so fscinated by the tachometer. That was the first time I saw such a thing. I saw it move up and down all the time and couldn't figure out what it indicated....

Next time you get a chance please look at that white Ford. I don't recall any Taunus with that hood scoop thing. I am still thinking it is a British Ford Cortina.

Also, there is a website that you might enjoy frequenting: Curbside Classic
 
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