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Old 06-23-2004, 11:30 AM
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Where's the cat???

Holy cow, Chuck changed his avatar. What's with the rotary??

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Oh crap, now I have to get used to looking for a new avatar. I just got used to the old one!

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I liked the one you had before the cat with the Olds(?) motor. The new is pretty cool though.
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I agree, now straighten your tie, chickie.
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The rotery does look pretty cool. Have to admit; a pretty cool concept if you know how they work. Why couldn't I have thought of that?

Where did you get the picture? Something your working on? Never had one apart, would like to though!

I think I'll change mine when I hit 5000. Maybe a picture of the panel w/100,000 miles on it after the rebuild!
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a rotary!!! wow i thought that was a speaker i think its time to pick up the new glasses
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Just a fun fact, that was invented by a 17 year old kid!!! it was wenkle or wankel or something, I can't remember the spelling, and I believe it was invented in the 20s or 30s...
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I am pretty sure it was the wankel and at one point even used on snowmobiles.
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I liked the one you had before the cat with the Olds(?) motor. The new is pretty cool though.
Actually that was a 427 SOHC Ford with the glowing manifolds, see the attachment for the full size version.
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Gotta love a motor thats almost impossible to over rev. Felix Wankel was his name.

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Old 06-23-2004, 09:13 PM
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The rotary does look pretty cool. Have to admit; a pretty cool concept if you know how they work. Why couldn't I have thought of that?

Where did you get the picture? Something your working on? Never had one apart, would like to though!

I think I'll change mine when I hit 5000. Maybe a picture of the panel w/100,000 miles on it after the rebuild!
I've owned two Rx7's, an 1981 Rx7-GL with a 12A and a 1982 GT3 race spec Rx7-SE with rear discs and also a 12A. I fell in love with the rotary engine after the first one, a very fun car to drive especially once I replaced all the bushings with nylon or aluminum, it handled like a go-cart.

The "two stroke" power characteristics of the engine (particularly with a 650 Holley carb and some exhaust work ) made it a really enjoyable car to drive on the highway and a blast on the cloverleafs. Truly the only car I've ever owned that got the same mileage at 60 mph as it did at 100 mph...which wasn't great at 18 mpg.

I've loved light two seater sports cars ever since.
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It was Felix Wankel who invented it.....he's the guy on the pic above. It was promoted in 1951. In 1967 Mazda launched the "Cosmo Sport" in Japan that had the rotary in it. The rest is history. It used to be known as the "Wankelmotor". Pretty cool engine if you ask me....

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