thh1511
thh1511
10/14/11 10:10 p.m.

Hello,

I've just purchased a 84 Mazda GLC Hatchback 1.5L 5spd. As one might expect of car of this age, it needs some fixing up. Its been sitting for awhile. I wondering if gurus of GRM can point me to any resources. I was going to start with some maintenance manuals I found off of ebay.

Thank you.

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 Dork
10/14/11 11:35 p.m.

Paging Hobiercr!!!

Woody
Woody SuperDork
10/15/11 4:59 a.m.

Were they still rear wheel drive in 84? I saw one with a rotary swap once.

thh1511
thh1511 New Reader
10/15/11 9:40 a.m.

In reply to Woody:

Its front wheel drive. It was Mazdas first front engine front wheel drive compact vehicle according to wiki.

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
10/15/11 11:40 a.m.

I had one of those. It was my very first new car and the first car I ever autocrossed. It handled pretty well, a bit on the tail-happy side, but only had 68 hp. 0-60 in one afternoon.

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
10/15/11 12:30 p.m.

I had one too. Twas a fun little car in my college daze.

thh1511
thh1511 New Reader
10/15/11 4:05 p.m.

In reply to jstein77:

cool wheels....

are those stock wheels? aftermarket?

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
10/19/11 10:01 a.m.

Aftermarket. I think they were Enkies, if I remember right. I sold the car over 26 years ago - my memory doesn't extend quite that far.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
10/19/11 12:23 p.m.

I raced one in SCCA Improved Touring C for half a minute, and Amos Johnson ran them in IMSA RS for awhile. Little cars handle great, especially if you can find stiffer bushings. It's just hard to get them to go fast enough. Even Amos couldn't get much out of them.

The one I drove sheared a balljoint at Charlotte. Sure wish my partner had let me know it used to be a rally car, I would have replaced a bunch of stuff.

turboHLS30
turboHLS30 Reader
10/19/11 12:31 p.m.

My godfather had one with a 13b turbo in it. It used to break wheelie bars all the time LOL

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
10/19/11 3:22 p.m.
jstein77 wrote: I had one of those. It was my very first new car and the first car I ever autocrossed. It handled pretty well, a bit on the tail-happy side, but only had 68 hp. 0-60 in one afternoon.

I had one,too. My first brand new car and my first autocrosser !! That exact colour and I had a set of 5 spoke gold wheels on it.

Capt Slow
Capt Slow Dork
10/19/11 3:44 p.m.

thats a great little car

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