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.
RX3 , 13B PP , Burnout
My mates RX3 , Towed car to new house , took it for quick hit down the
street.. Slipped on the clutch , HAHAHAHA
Rx7 13B Turbo
A look at the work that goes into building a modified rx7 road car.
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!"
RX3 13B PP 09 Targa Tasmania Mount Claude "chase" !!
At the start of the stage the Navigator of the rally spec Celica in front
said "my Driver hates Rotaries but I love em, I bet you a beer you cant
catch us on this stage..." With such high stakes, it was on !!
30 seconds head start, 9.86km and got him on the final straight where we
hit approx 215km/h as we passed him! 10,000rpm with the 13B PP
Enjoy, we did!
13B turbo rotary Ford Escort MkII - FAST!
Bill Nabhan piloting this Ford Escort to a personal best pass. The car is
backed by a Liberty 5-speed transmission and 9in rear end through 28x9in
Fusch's APSA Pro Street Shootout at Calder Park, Melbourne.