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.
The Mazda Rotary Engine Part 1
Educational film by Toyo Kogyo about the Mazda Rotary Engine. Shows how the
Rotary engine works with comparisons to the Piston Engine. Also shows the
Mazda RX500 test vehicle on a banked circuit and the Mazda Cosmo Sport (or
110S). Originates from the late 60's.
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SCREAMING 20B rotary engine dyno ~ JPC
Centreline Suspension's 20B PP rotary engine from their Mazda RX-7 Sports
Sedan circuit racer on the Dyno at JPC.
1200HP+ 20B RX7 FD Twin Turbo GT35R Methanol Free Rev
Rotary Motorsports (Ben Hunt) 20B 1200HP+ 20B RX7 using twin GT35R and 90%
Methanol mix being free reved. My apologies for the whooshing sound but
this car was just too loud for any phone camera to deal with, the car
literally shakes your entire body every time it's reved up.
This thing is a machine, the explosion at the end almost blew me away as
you can see by the movement of the camera, ran low 8's previously with
How to rebuild a Rotary Bridge Port engine ~ fullBOOST tech files
FullBoost Tech Files, Ep 1 ~ Rebuild
and Bridgeport of a 13B rotary engine @ Mr Parts.
We have started with a stripped down 1984 Mazda RX7 13BT engine, and will
run through the steps involved in bridge porting the engine, then assembly,
to the start up in its new home, a 1972 Mazda 808 (RX3). [
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Nitrous LSx Mazda RX-7 vs E85 Big Turbo EVO on slicks!
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OutOfOrder EVO vs DNR Performance LSx RX-7
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Mazda RX-7 Spitting Huge Flames from Exhaust!
When I was driving back from an event, this turbocharged Mazda RX-7 FD3S passed me in a
tunnel. As you can see this tuned Mazda RX-7 FD3S was spitting some huge
flames from the Exhaust! Hate it or
love it, I really enjoyed it! :)
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Mazda 323 13B turbo dyno - Promaz Automotive
Don't let it's subtle looks fool you, Andrew's Mazda 323 is all go. On the
rollers at Promaz Automotive the small 323 is powered by a race 13B bridge
port rotary engine and Boosted by a
Garrett GTX42R turbocharger. [