Mazda reproducing parts for FC and FD RX-7

Mazda is making it easy for Japanese RX-7 owners to replace wear items on their cars by reproducing and selling 91 different parts for the rotary sports car.

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Even the newest RX-7 is now old enough to vote, so owners will be pleased to hear Mazda will begin remanufacturing parts for it.

Japanese Nostalgic Car reports Mazda will build 61 different parts for the final FD generation and 30 for the previous FC generation, though these numbers will grow.

Parts will be available from February 2021 in Japan.

The parts list comprises wear-and-tear items like vacuum hoses, fasteners, throttle position sensors, and rubber bushings and gaskets.

The most expensive part is the throttle sensor at ¥44,000 (A$562), while the cheapest is a washer at just ¥105 (A$1.34).

Mazda consulted with mechanics that service the RX-7 in Japan to put together the list of critical items. You can view a full list of the parts here.

It’s a similar program to Mazda’s Roadster Restore program for the first-generation MX-5, if not quite as extensive. That program will go so far as to restore an MX-5 for you and has also expanded to markets like the US and the UK.

Nismo also recently announced a full restoration program for the Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R.

Nissan’s motorsports and tuning arm will perform ground-up restorations, with prices starting at more than $500,000 for a complete rework of the body, interior, driveline, and engine.

Other Japanese automakers have been running heritage programs to supply owners with reproduction parts. These include Honda with its NSX and Beat and Toyota with the A70 and A80 series of its Supra and the 2000GT, while Nissan also reproduces parts for its R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R.

Mazda manufactured the FC RX-7, the second generation of this nameplate, from 1985 to 1992.

The FD RX-7 was introduced in 1992 and manufactured until 2002, though it was discontinued here in 1998.

The rotary-engined RX line continued with the RX-8, produced from 2003 until 2012. Since then, there’s been no rotary-engined Mazdas despite the company’s long history producing these engines.

Mazda is planning to reintroduce a rotary engine, however, as a range-extender for its new, electrified MX-30 crossover.


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