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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:19 am 
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Jaysen wrote:
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Jaysen, I thought it was the other way around, correct me if I'm wrong. I thought the rotor spun three times per revolution of the output shaft....?

Rotors that aren't worked off their nuts and no more than mild mods such as a little extra boost, exhaust and intake will travel over 200,000km with regular thrashing as long as they're serviced at the recommended intervals.


No this is somewhere that I have also run into heated discussions about. The simple fact of the gear ratio between the stationary gear mounted to the front, intermediate and rear housings and the ring gear in the rotors is at 3:1 there fore the output shaft MUST rotate 3 times for every 1revolution of the rotor.
Anyhow. enough about this as we are on a ford site and ford never played with rotaries, however holden and chev did


It does make sense, with each rotor revolution there being three power strokes, for a twin rotor such as 12A and 13B that is six power strokes per revolution of the rotor pair. This brings it inline to what everyone else says about there being two power strokes per output shaft revolution.

No worries, I'm no expert by any means with rotors. One day I'll read up on them, also one day I wouldn't mind bunging one into an offroad buggy due to their light weight and small size.

Its good to see people here do appreciate other makes & models and dont just think their chosen car is gods gift to everybody.
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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:24 pm 
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just asking again. but is there anyone with a 2L pinto engine for sale?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:35 pm 
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yes but you can't have it.


just look around for old buggerd escorts, cortinas and capris. they all had the pinto.
but you would have to modify the the cortina and capri sumps to fit an escort.
cheap and easy to do pluss you increase the size from 3.25L to around 5L

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:41 pm 
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yeh man im doin that. but there seems to be a shortage. we called a few wrecks but they wont pick up or there sold....

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:36 pm 
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99 tonner wrote:
I used to own a 93 Charade and blew the 1.3 and installed a import 1.6 and it was fun due to the fact it blew standard Vn 5.0 and was standard with only a full exhaust set-up and 90hp at the wheels 830kg :lol: :lol: :lol:


What engine did you put in it, and how involved was it i.e. what mods were needed? engine mounts? etc. Any info would be great.
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Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:56 pm 
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leethal wrote:
if u really want a car to do a quick 1/4 mile u cant really beat the rotorys


I take it you havn't been to a Group 1 drag meet.
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:39 am 
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Dont know if anyone said this or not.. But
Get a set of Twin SU's. Properly tuned it can increase HP quite well :D

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:34 am 
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Sell it and buy a Ford. :lol:

:shock: You retard!!! Haven't you ever heard of the Ford Escort??? :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:57 pm 
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Advice from an old f@rt (or getting there pretty quickly)

Having owned an RX3 coupe with mild 13B I'd have to look back and say
it was a fun thing to drive(so long as you like sticking your head under the bonnet often) as a young fella and Im probably lucky I got older.

When I look back and remember the sensation of seeing that needle stick
at 200kmh and shees still pullin while going over those humps towards Point Cook it's a bloody miracle i got older.

Ask yourself what do you want a race car or a street car, the two are/should be very different things.

Sure build your esky into a beast but dont put plates on it save it for the track or strip.

Get your self a nice Falcon for the street one where you can turn on the aircon and actually hear the stereo while you cruise down the road in something that looks a s**t load better than an old malleys esky.

With 20/20 hidsight I'd have been better off with a V8 than a rotary.
Use less/same amount of juice, easier to tune and less of it, bigger, more comfortable, and the list goes on.

But being young at the time i had to learn the hard way, oh well.

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