Mazda 929 Generation 2 | Unique Cars and Parts

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Mazda 929

Mazda 929L

The rebodied Luce Legato was introduced in 1977 and became the second 929 for export markets, often the 929L, which it was here in There was no coupé version of this generation, although a hardtop body was available in and some other markets. A wagon was added in February

The design was American inspired, stacked rectangular headlights and a chrome grille. A more 2.0 litre L4, producing 90 hp (66 kW) with a carb replaced the existing First presented in Japan in 1979 was a facelifted version large, rectangular headlights and a orthodox appearance.

The 929L in

In Australia the 929L’s release was a low key affair. Most people it looked a little too much a Toyota, be it the Cressida or Crown. In some motoring journalists thought it was the same car that had seen at the Melbourne Motor but Mazda had in fact brought out the Legato. The styling was very but the 929L was both smaller and expensive.

Unlike the 929/RX4 range it the 929L was available in only one style, a four door and with manual transmission and no it would set you back A$7451, the auto cost A$7995.

The one strategy was not a case of penny-pinching by as the 929L had pretty much option then available on a car the mid to late 1970s – the option was air- conditioning. and a little unfairly, people referring to the 929 as a Japanese Cadillac but the Cadillac was not on Australian roads, and had mid-size luxury cars as the Sigma SE, Cortina Ghia, SL, and Nissan Skyline in their

It cost more than the model 929, but the second car had the goods to carry it off. all, the Cressida was doing well in this arena.

the body of the 929L, the mechanicals new too. At the front, McPherson with coil springs retained although new geometry was to withstand the rigors of the more motor. The Japanese were to adopt rack and pinion and persevered with the ball and nut so it was at the rear where all the changes had place.

Gone was the leaf spring axle, replaced by a four coil sprung rear When combined with the wheelbase (not quite longer), it made for a very and well mannered car.

Suspension, Sloppy Steering

that was the theory. But if you have driven one you will know the engineers wanted the 929L to a soft, quiet ride which they achieved but meant it also offered of body-roll thanks to its long-travel It also suffered from a lot of harshness on bumpy roads, yet there was a general lack of feel transmitted through to the The steering too suffered from

The steering wheel wasn’t bad for type of car, but you couldn’t anything through it. The power may have been good in spots, but it didn’t provide any on the open road. The steering didn’t allow for any precision or placement through corners.

you were not interested in any type of driving, and were happy to along aware of the 929L’s then inside the cabin was not a bad place to be. Very little noise managed to get through to the as it was outstandingly well insulated. did get through however, was engine

The engine in the 929L (there unfortunately, no rotary any more) was same unit used in the generation 929, except it was now being stretched to two litres its original 1.8. The engine was a dog, but in 2 litre guise it was better even if it was noisy. It willingly and with its well four speed box it would the 929L well in a straight

Accelerating in the gears from 40 to 80 km/h brought plenty of chatter which penetrated to the cabin, although generally it was not too

Inside the 929L

Inside, the new was pleasant to drive, if a little The cloth covered seats well although we have one long term driver where they complained they were too soft. All the were set up ergonomically.

There was a surprising amount of rear together with all the usual gadgets, including electric for the boot lid and fuel filler Mind you, we cannot why it didn’t come with a clock, which just every other Japanese car the era was fitted with an item had become a hallmark of the Japanese car

The 929L’s styling was bland, its ordinary, but despite that, it too bad. The final addition of the 2nd 929 was a 2.2 litre Diesel engine in 1980. Its output was 66 hp (49 kW) and 104 N·m N·m).

The 929 was replaced after 1981 by the generation Luce/929, although the generation station wagon in production until the March as no wagon replacement of subsequent was ever developed.

Mazda Gen 2 Quick Specifications:

Manufacturer: Kogyo Ltd. Mazda Sedan; Price: (basic) (Airconditioning +$650).

Mazda 929

Engine: Front; Construction Iron; No of Four; Configuration In line; 1970cc; Valve gear Induction system – draft, two stage, two barrel; ratio 8.6:1; Bore and (mm) 80 x 98.

Transmission: Type speed manual; Shift Floor; Drive Rear; 1st 3.214:1, 2nd 1.818:1 3rd 1.296:1, 4th Final drive 3.727:1.

Construction Unitary; Panel Steel; Weight (kg)

Dimensions (mm): Length Width 1710; Height Wheelbase 2610; Front 1430; Rear track

Suspension: Front Coil McPherson strut; double shockers; Rear Four-link coils, gas filled double shockers.

Brakes: Power disc/drum; Front Ventilated assist, disc.; Rear assist, drum.

Steering: Ball and nut, power Turning circle 10m.

Pressed steel; Diameter Rim width 5.5in; Tyre Notch Rib; Type radial; Dimensions 175 SR14

Acceleration from standstill to 60 5.8; 80 km/h 9.6; 100 13.3; 120 km/h 21.7; 140 32.1; Standing start 400 – Elapsed time Terminal speed 122; speeds in gears: 1st 60 km/h, 2nd 118 3rd 148 km/h. 4th NA; Braking 110 km/h to (average distance taken in 54; Fuel consumption (litres per 100 14.0/19.9; Tank capacity 65

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