Did you guys see that 87 RX7 on Passtime last night. Blew the motor or the tranny on the line! ahaha... He was bouncing it off the rev limiter and it jerked and jusy stopped dead.
Hey joey... could you post a video of your buddy's 20b?
Nah, didn't see that. Link???
As for Andrews 20B, I don't have a video of it running, and I don't think he's up for taking it out of storage just for that. I believe I have a pic of his engine though. Here it is:
^ That thing is as big as my face.
Actually, the Apex seals are more like piston rings and valve seals as coolant doesn't pass them. They maintain compression though, so your right there.
I guess you're right as well. It's kinda hard to really say because the engines are so different. It kinda acts as both
You know, those 3 parts all together do the same job as the 40+ in a piston engine..
Engine rebuilding around Ontario is not hard. Scarborough Mazda and Dave Wood both have Master rotary mechanics on site and build quite a few racecar motors a year. Besides that, there are plenty more worth mention. Just thought I'd add that in.
This is interesting. If I end up needing a shop rebuild, and I'm still in eastern Canada, I may just drive it out there.
How about this? Make a list of all the shops that rebuild engines other than Mazda dealerships? (Which I don't recommend unless they've been around since the early 90's and actually SOLD RX-7's, as well as a mechanic that was there then) Could be helpful info for those who are looking into getting one but are worried about how to go about a blown engine(most Rotary owners go through a rebuild).
Also, if anyone wants to attempt a rebuild, the parts can be purchased here: Atkins Rotary