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.
Mazda RX2 - Phillip Island Classic 2011
A very brisk Mazda RX2 Gp Nc Historic touring car with Jason Humble behind
the wheel. An awesome race with the ultimate comeback after making an error
on the 1st lap. Watch and enjoy. If you like to race a Historic racer go to
Mazda RX3 tags the wall - MRHELI
King of the 2-step, Frank 'Mr Heli' Canistra hasn't raced the RX3 in some 2
years. The 13B rotary turbo powered
Mazda sedan ran strong all day going into the low 8s but got loose late in
the night. Frank did a great job of steering out of what could have been a
heavier hit and the good news is that he walked away unhurt.
APSA Pro Street Shootout round 3, Sydney Dragway, Australia - May 18th
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!
RX3 crash - The Godfather
Sam Sadek was very lucky to walk away from this big accident at close to
200mph. The PAC Performance Godfather Mazda RX3 is powered by a 20B turbo rotary engine.
APSA Pro Street Shootout, Sydney Dragway - May 18th 2013.
Mazda R100 13B turbo wins Pro Compact
Sport Compact Jamboree 2010 Pro Compact class. Craig Dyson wins the final,
driving the Hi Octane Mazda R100 13B turbo rotary. Includes qualifying and elimination