1986 Mazda B2000 Specificationsby Alan Edwards
The Mazda B2000 was produced from 1986 to 1993. It was a smallish pickup truck that seated three on a bench in the cab of the truck. Although no longer made, there is a good deal of activity on the Internet from car enthusiasts who enjoy working on vintage trucks. Parts are either still available from Mazda or from other manufacturers who have made parts to the OEM specifications.
The engine was an in-line four-cylinder configuration with a two-barrel Mikuni carburettor. Each cylinder had two valves. Engine displacement was 122 cubic inches. The cylinder head was an aluminum single-overhead cam. The truck produced 86 horsepower at 4,800 rpm; the torque was 120 foot-pounds at 2,800 rpm. Both the bore and stroke were 3.39 inches. The compression ratio is 8.6-to-1. It was rated at 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and a combined mileage of 20 mpg.
Drive Train, Brakes and Suspension
The drive train was composed of a five-speed manual transmission with rear-wheel drive. The final drive ratio is 4.1-to-1. The braking system for the B2000 had ventilated disc brakes on the front wheels and standard drum brakes on the wheels. The suspension was composed of a torsion bar in front and a Hotchkiss leaf-spring suspension in the rear. Steering was of the ball and nut -- or gear box -- type. Its turning radius was 39 feet, 4.5 inches.
Structure, Dimensions and Weight
The Mazda B2000 was 61.6 inches high, 193.7 inches long and 65.7 inches wide with a wheel base of 117.5 inches. The B2000's front track was 55.1 inches and its rear track was 55.5 inches. The curb weight of the Mazda was 2,788 pounds while the gross vehicle weight was 5,401 pounds. Tire size for both front and rear wheels was 185R14C-8PR. The chassis structure was of ladder-type construction.
Alan Edwards began writing in 2005. He is a retired pharmaceutical industry analyst, a career that allowed him to hone his research and writing skills. Edwards holds a Master of Business Administration in health care from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Now, he writes full-time.