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10MMCop
10-01-2005, 22:36
Anyone into rotary engines? Its a big expensive hobby of mine. Ive collected RX7s since I was 18. I currently have a 84 GSL-SE a 79 SA, a 87 TII, a 91 Vert, and a 93 Touring. Most of em run...some better than others. The n/a ones are alot more reliable than the turbos..but they are all fun cars to drive.

JMF
10-05-2005, 22:52
I had an 81 GSL RX-7, now I have a 76 Cosmo (small project) with an 88 13B with dual weber down drafts. Those rotory's are fun, looking to rebuild my first engine, hope that goes OK.

arrowdriver
10-06-2005, 11:19
Currently driving an RX-8, used to have a 1987 (hmm I think, maybe 88) Turbo II.

dbrowne1
10-06-2005, 12:28
I love the Wankel engines, especially the turbo'ed ones, but I've never owned one. The 3rd generation RX-7 is one of the greatest sports cars ever made, though, in my opinion.

epsylum
10-06-2005, 16:49
My buddies used to work at/ hang out at this place.

http://www.aimtuning.com

They know thier stuff when it comes to rotories (and miatas).

Interesting sidenote: AIM is actually owned by the grandson of Glenn Curtiss (of airplane and land speed record motorcycle fame).

streeter69
10-06-2005, 19:34
Originally posted by dbrowne1
The 3rd generation RX-7 is one of the greatest sports cars ever made, though, in my opinion.

I love the wankle. When I worked for a dealership there was an old tech that was around from the mid 70's, He only worked on wankles. His sandrail engine was a custom 3 rotor turbo. The thing is an animal!!!

Glock-Man-Man
10-07-2005, 22:39
I've heard the 3-rotors can be Super crazy fast...

JohnH
10-08-2005, 08:11
Owned a Mazda RX-2 back in the early seventies. I loved that little car. It would top out at about 120 mph, put down four feet of rubber on a second gear shift, and routinely shoot 1 foot flames out the tailpipe when using leaded gas. It did, however, burn quite a bit of oil, as rotories do, and the gas mileage was not great. Recently saw a tricked out RX-2 at the car wash. It had a huge weber down-draft car and headers. It's still a pretty good looking car. JohnH

quichedem
10-13-2005, 19:11
The 7 is one of my favorites. After almost buying a '93 back in '01, I vowed never to let another slip through my fingers! check out www.robrobinnette.com (i think that's how it's spelled) for 3rd gen 7 stuff. Very helpful.

bac1023
10-14-2005, 16:22
I never owned one. However, I have driven a few RX-7s over the years. They are fun to drive, IMO.