Mazda Capella Series 1 2 3 4

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Whats the difference you ask. not that much that you easily convert a piston to rotary power.

Series 1

The 1 capella can be distinguished by its rectangular headlights an both 1600 and models. The Rx2 had the round tailights (probably interchangeable) to the R100. The Rx2 had rotor shaped badges on the guards, the grill had a large badge and also a slightly rotor shaped badge in the centre of the grill. On the glovebox lid you find ‘capella’ on the piston and the rotary models also a red ‘re’ after it. ie capella re.

The Rx2 also had a centre console fold down armrest in the seat, tacho. dash, and other options like aerial..etc. Take a look in the manual to see some of the options! the rotary models came the ignition key steering wheel where as the 1600’s did not.

1 models will have a date between 1970 and

Series 1 Capella 1600.


Series 2 was very similar to the 1 but had twin round headlights on piston and rotary models. were built between and 1973. Everything else for series 1 should hold for series 2. The series 1 and 2 both out with a 12A twin distributor and four speed gearbox. motors saw the starter motor up on the top and the cylinder down the side.

The mounts to the crossmember using attatched to the front side of the engine. The brake master on the Rx2 models is remotely mounted on the hand strut tower for series 1 and 2 models, presumeably to the cylinder away from the of the exhaust.

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Series 1/2 Rx2 rear This is actually a series 1.

Rx2 used to belong to my friend, if you own it now let me Ill tell you some history of the Last time I saw it, it had a Rank 13B (stock), with a Rx7 s1 5 speed, 12A radiator/ oil cooler, and in dire of a tune up and new exhaust.

Passenger front door was yellow, drivers side guard and front stonetray all or brown oringinal color the stonechips, plus when we it it had two brake lights on both with the reverse light tinted orange for the indicators! out the pictures section for an engine bay pic of vehicle.

Series 3

The series 3 had the twin round headlight as the series 2, but had very different taillights. I believe this was to in line with some compliance at the time. Another is that for the first time the lights for both 1600 and models were the same, the Rx2 getting a Rotary Engine on the rear panel.

The rear bumper was also different to make place for the and new under bumper mounting for the number plate. I believe the on the front grille was also now Engine’ and the re badging on the front was discontinued. The ‘capella re’ on the box was also discontinued.

Another for the series 3 was the bonnet now instead of the real vents in the bonnet had a looking bonnet with fake vents more the centre of the bonnet. The Rx2 also had a change, recieving the new single 12A, which mounted to a different crossmember which the front type mounts we are to, that bolts to the front

On the front guards the indicator was much larger and more than the series 1/2 side The interior also received major changes with a different dash and instument no chrome rimmed tacho :(. the dash pad was a different shape, a raised section in the centre, to the coupes? I believe.

The fuel tank on the series 3 has 1 mounting hole than the 1/2 but is still interchangeable. The front bar now had split pins to ensure the don’t screw off, and the axles had a locator for the centre of the rim to the end.

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The Series 3 capella (1974, 1975 models seen), are different again. the the new bonnet, the large front the new style dashboard and instrument but retain the Series 1,2 Capella rear taillights. so are easily from their rotary

Series 4

The series 4 had the same tail lights as the series 3, on both piston and rotary The front styling changed though with a different, pointed bonnet, different guards, and a three piece bumper bar. The twin remained as did most of the other of the series 3. Series 4’s no reflector on the rear quarter the capella badge, and the interior for the time saw retracteable seat

Also if your petrol lid is rusted out like most get a series 4 one as they are single so don’t rust easily and are too. The series 3/4 Rx2 (not if the piston ones are the same. ) had their steering box relocated significantly (like 100mm) for exhaust manifold clearance, so if thinking about installing a 12A

or similar this might be to consider when buying.

The Rx2 is distinguishable under the bonnet, all had the twin coil brackets the left hand strut and most importantly S122A chassis number (rather SNA on all piston models), and also the number stamped into the matches the two plates rivited to the black cover panels. The also have different crossmembers and corresponding mounting on the chassis. as well as heat for the exhaust attatched to the underside of the

In the boot of the rotary models you find no spare wheel (the spare actually up space in the boot). The extra underneath the car was needed for the larger tank on the rx2 and also for the large muffler. As for brakes the rotary and models are virtually the same, the brake calipers are different but use the same brake pads, and are single piston also, use the discs, so they are virtually or wouldn’t have any increased ability anyway.

Front. Rx2 4/ Rx3 crossmember. Back. Rx4/ Rx5

Front. Rx2 series 3 crossmember. Capella 1600 series 3

Rx2 series 1/2 instrument cluster.

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