Part 7: My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration - Intake and Exhaust Porting
Has it been nearly a month since my last episode? Wow, time does indeed
fly. I've been quite busy preparing to build the engine. So in part 7, I
cover the intake and Exhaust porting.
The engine is being built with GSL-SE 6 port plates and the Cosmo rotor
housings as the basis for a 6 port turbo
setup. This port job is fairly conservative, only opening up the primary
ports a little and bringing the Exhaust ports close to 2nd gen RX-7 specs. The
goal is to maintain fuel economy, low and midrange torque, and idle
quality. This episode covers everything involved in porting including:
marking out the new ports, grinding the port shape, smoothing the bowls,
smoothing port to runner transitions, smoothing the runners, grinding and
blending the Exhaust ports.
Part 12: 13B Rotary Engine Rebuild - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Just as I promised last episode, it is finally time to build the engine!
Part 12 of my RX-5 Cosmo restoration covers the entire process of building
the 6 port 13B Mazda rotary engine. While this engine is a hybrid of GSL-SE
RX-7 and Cosmo parts, the process is the same for any rotary from a 12A to
a 13B NA, 13B turbo, 13B-REW or any
other variant of the 13B. This video shows the whole process of the engine
build, starting from measuring the rotors and covering everything else
including clearancing the side seals, assembling the rotors, complete
assembly the short block, setting the eccentric shaft end play and
installing the front cover and everything underneath it. It's probably the
most complete engine build video outside of what you can buy from the
vendors, and as such, is an hour long. After this one, I'm going back to
videos under 20 minutes. But for now, grab a beverage of your choice, sit
back, and enjoy.
Building a 13B-REW
This is how a 13B engine is brought to life from the Mazda factory.
Courtesy of RE4life.com
"Mazda Factory's veteran Engineer, Mr. Uchitani shows how Rotary Engines
are assembled. Amazing that each RE has been built by hand until 2003!"
Rx7 13B Turbo
A look at the work that goes into building a modified rx7 road car.
13B Peripheral Port LOUD!!!
Some guys 13B Carbbed Peri-port rotary starting and revving at our mazda
car show. Car is a 83 Mazda GLC. It was VERY VERY LOUD in person. I
couldn't even hear him hitting the rev limiter
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Peripheral port 13B idle
Homebrew 13B at idle; fabricated ports, header, intake manifold, etc,
breathing through a Weber 48 IDA.
Trying some tricks with porting and header design and it only fired up for
the first time about an hour ago, so I have no idea of power output, and
very little desire to make unrealistic guesses.
Full Throttle Friday | Rotors vs Piston at HI RPM | Sydney Dragway
WATCH | LIKE & SHARE | Full Throttle is back at Sydney Dragway!! Rotor
mayhem!! George from Pac Performance runs the world Record once again for
the Worlds Fastest Rotary!! Plenty of PBs and insane Rotor Action!! I have
thrown in some crazy vas including a blast from the past!! the PAC VL that
sounds like a Rotor but is really powered by an RB Please leave your
comments below!! Cheers RG