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mazilla


1st Gear
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posted August 26, 2002 06:26 PM

No Pistons

I was really bored for a sec and was pondering the saying "No Pistons"...actually the impact it would have on everyone. I used to be one of those "yah f' pistons, they suck...yah, my HydroCarbs"..."eat s' and die!" Then i realized after I just came to a stop in my rotary truck with my piston brakes! Hmmm...I like my brakes since the rotary is just not good at going slow.

Just thought I'd waste some space...

       
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Jeff20B


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posted August 26, 2002 10:02 PM
Edited By: Jeff20B on 26 Aug 2002 22:03

Here is the answer you seek: http://www.nopistons.com/

       
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rotarynews


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posted August 27, 2002 08:31 AM

Pistons: Only good for slowing you down
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mazilla


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posted August 27, 2002 12:48 PM

That NOPISTONS site is OK...too many pistons heads for a "NOPISTONS" site. Hella posts about peoples mustangs and mitsu's and crap like that. Too many questions like "can my maxima beat my friends acura. What they don't drive and just day dream about it?! I like this site since everyone is into the same thing. The traffic is not too steady but it should grow little by little until we get some dude that want's to put a v8 in the REPU...

I must admit though...I have had a few piston things in my life...Yamaha rd350, Tz350, which are gone and dead but I still have a couple...my 61 mini cooper and my lawnmower.
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Rotor


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posted August 27, 2002 12:53 PM
Edited By: Rotor on 28 Aug 2002 20:45

My lawnmower has a Sachs Wankelmotor on it! Way smoother than a Briggs & Stratton!

BTW, I was on my way to Daytona or Sebring one year in my 76 RX-3 Wagon, and stopped at a service station to get gas. As I was about to leave, I saw a REPU being towed across the lot on a rope.Being the Rotorhead that I am, I went to see if I could help him out. Asked him what was the problem, and he said it wouldn't start. Told him I was a Mazda tech, and said I could get him going. He said "cool" and popped the hood. I opened the hood, took a quick look, and told him he was screwed! The thing had a 351 Ford in it! ;-) I got in the RX-3 and headed to the track. :-D

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Klaus43


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posted August 27, 2002 05:40 PM

Ya should'a made him a lowball offer on the body!

...ah well, another sad tale of stupid yumens and their misguided deeds... (Not you, Rotor, that 351 chump). We came up with this saying around here: Valves suck; Ports flow!

       
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repuguru


Redlining
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posted August 27, 2002 06:08 PM

I know where one is with a Mercedes 4 cyl hacked in. They even went as far as gutting the Mercedes gauges from the donor and attaching the open faced gauges to the dash face of the REPU. It is beyond words to look at!
The guy will not part with it because some other truck he has and it are within 2 numbers of each others VIN.
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mazilla


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posted August 28, 2002 12:18 PM

351?! I've seen others like that but most of the time I saw them where in the junk yard and they were hacked way beyond reasonable repair.

You did the right thing and drive off.

Mercedes...Now that's even worse....That one must have been a great one to call a hack job.

       
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mazilla


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posted August 28, 2002 01:00 PM

Rotor: rotary lawn mower engine...that is too f'n cool. I have a 10a...is that too much for a swap into my push mower? Have you seen those OS model plane engines. they have a rotary. costs darn near as much as a full size short block 13B. since those came out, I added another dream machine to my list...OS rotary skateboard or snowboard mobile....

       
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wankel_dreams


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posted August 28, 2002 03:28 PM

quote:
....I have a 10a...is that too much for a swap into my push mower?....


I think that might be a little much, put it in a big riding mower and go lawn mower racing.

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Klaus43


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posted August 29, 2002 01:53 AM

Why mow, when you could Ride?

Do you feel a calling...to build the Mazda Rotary Motorcycle? Someone'd better do it! Or was there a serious adrenaline-junkie out there who's already done that?

       
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Rotor


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posted August 29, 2002 04:56 AM

I don't want a pickle, I just wanna ride my motorsickle...

While cruising through a buddy's back issues of Easy Rider magazine,(for the articles, of course!) ;-) I notice in the readers rides section a rat Harley with a twin distributor 12A in it! A few issues later, I saw an article about a nice one with a later model 12A in it.

Of course, during the 70's, Suzuki built a rotary powered motorcycle. Someone else did, too, maybe NSU? And more recently, within the last couple of years, Norton built one as well.

As someone previouly mentioned, O.S. Engines sells one for R/C airplanes. That's one I've been wanting for a few years, but never seem to have the $$$ for when it goes on sale at Tower Hobbies.I always wanted one to graft onto one of my R/C cars!



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Klaus43


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posted August 29, 2002 10:18 AM

I'd like to take a look at those 12a powered bike builds... not that I'd want to do a Harley like that...yeah, the other rotary bikes are OK and all--and I'd love a Norton F1!--but something about building one around the Mazda rotary from scratch sounds...promising. And deadly fast!

       
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Banzaitoyta


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posted August 30, 2002 05:26 PM

I believe it was NORTON that made the other Rotary powered bike.

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Rotor


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posted August 30, 2002 06:25 PM

Upon doing a little research, the other bike I was refering to was Hercules, sold in the UK under the DKW name. As mentioned in my previous post, the Norton came later.

Check it out: http://www.monito.com/wankel/w2000.html

http://www.monito.com/wankel/motorcycles.html


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Banzaitoyta


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posted August 30, 2002 07:04 PM

Heres the norton rotary bikes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1853800464

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roaddancer


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Posts: 127
posted August 31, 2002 09:42 PM

rotary motorcycles

Check out stuff on the "Boss Hawg" a v8 bike. Something in a ported wankel with a simple two speed transmission would be easier to ride, with similar performance and less weight. Some versions of the boss hawg are single speed with long gearing.
Takeoff would be safer with the reduced low end torque of a rotary. A one speed might still work.
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Jeff20B


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posted August 31, 2002 09:45 PM

I've got a guy down the street that has an RE5. I hope he gets it running someday.

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted September 03, 2002 10:24 AM

Re5 on ebay

Speaking of an re5, I found one on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1855940329

       
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rotarynews


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posted September 03, 2002 10:29 AM

In Vegas!

Wow, that's in my back yard!

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