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!"
323 13b pp
My 323 bugeye with 13b pp with 48mm ida and all the good stuff inside.
Mazda 3 sedan 20b racecar First race of 2013 (Zolder)
Mazda 3 sedan 20B racecar. (axela)
3 rotor engine with approx. 450hp (N/A, no turbo)
Rear wheel drive
Team: Van Herck Racing
Driver: Werner Van Herck (B)
event: FIA GT
track: Circuit Zolder
race series: Supercar Challenge http://www.supercarchallenge.nl/
date: 19, 20 and 21 april 2013
This video includes footage from the training session, qualifying and the 2
races of the weekend.
Qualified 3rd in GTB class (out of 5 entries) and 14th overall (out of 17
race 1 result: finished 2nd in GTB class and 12th overall
race 2 result: finished 4th in GTB class and 13th overall
improvements from last years car.
- bigger wing
- canards on front bumper
- new/stronger gearbox
- flat floor
- rear diffuser
More video's of this car on my channel.
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