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.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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Car & Vehicle Win / Fail Compilation
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Nitto 3K Racing Car Thailand 2010 Rd 3, Bira Circuit - July 31: Recovering Crashed Cars
The third round of the Nitto 3K Racing Car Thailand 2010 championship took
place on the series' home circuit at Bira over the weekend drawing an array
of club racers, most Honda and Toyota models from through the ages. The
programme draws together a wide variety of cars with reasonably limited
levels of preparation to contest a number of different races and classes
with many of the cars able to contest more than one race over the weekend
or with more that one driver sharing the wheel. It's a low cost "club
racing" format that works well, with plenty of wheel-to-wheel action, in
cars that are mostly equal in performance. This year there are six rounds,
all of which take place at the Bira circuit.
The Bira International Circuit, to use the track's full title, is named
after Thailand's most famous racing historic driver, H.H. Prince Birabongse
Bhanutej Bhanubandh, and is a 2.41-km, 11-turn test which includes
elevation changes, a double apex bend, a constant-radius 360-degree turn
(which drops sharply) and a fast chicane. It's usually hot too, and at
around 20 kilometres inland from the sprawling costal resort of Pattaya it
doesn't benefit from any cool sea breezes while its also well above sea
level, and today with only some wispy cloud cover, it's baking hot.
Due to other commitments there is only time for a very brief visit to the
series action on Saturday afternoon. The weekend-long format of the Nitto
3K Racing Car Thailand 2010 series calls for practice runs on the Friday,
qualifying taking place on Saturday morning before the races kick off in
the afternoon and carry at a rapid-fire pace throughout Sunday. The bulk of
the machines in action, as can be expected, are drawn from the Japanese
brands that utterly dominate the Thai automotive landscape, models such as
Toyota's Vios and Yaris and Honda's Civic and Integra (there are "one make"
races for the latter's Civic) while there is also a well-supported one make
race series for Izusu's turbodiesel
pick-up. The "Retro" class races though throw out some interesting
diversity and alongside the hordes of ageing, square-cut Toyota Corollas
are a pair of elderly and well-worn VW Beetles and several of BMW's
E30-vintage 3-series'. Also popping up on the track in the "Retro" class a
Ford Escort MkI and the bulky, chunky shape of a Volvo 740. The historic
racing action is pretty frantic with a pair of very evenly matched Corollas
slugging it out together for supremacy clear at the front while the big
dark-blue Volvo is somewhat swamped by the field at the green lights from
its solid grid slot.
There is one biggish accident through a race later at Turn 5, the kink just
after the infield access road under the track, as two Honda Civics,
fighting for the leading position (after starting from the front row of the
grid) down the fast downhill section that leads from the 360-degree bend,
collide, and head straight for the gravel trap. The blue-and-white liveried
#5 machine ends up with severe right hand front corner damage and a wheel
torn off, the left hand front corner is also pushed back, while the #56
black car comes to rest on its roof, dug firmly into the gravel trap. The
race is red flagged, the safety crews are very quickly on the scene and the
two stricken machines are eventually dragged out and winched onto flatbeds
(the upturned car having been rolled back onto its wheels) before the
afternoon's racing action gets back underway.
Mazda RX7 Race Car Sidepipes Under Fire, Nice Sound
Our Mazda RX7 Race Car in the Pits after 2 hours of Race at Circuit in
There where another 2 hours to go.
We finished 8th out of 19 participants.
Sorry for the bad quality, video has been taken with handy.