In case you have ever wondered....

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In case you have ever wondered....

Post by ian65 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:08 am

In case you have ever wondered.... this is all it takes to rebuild a rotary...

1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by spoddy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:39 pm

i liked the sound track :)

i take it the parts are all new?
i was told most parts are not reusable and best using new housings as very difficult to get good used housings. basically it's so you won't be rebuilding a few thousand miles down the road.

has anyone on here rebuilt their 12a or 13b?

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by TOOL » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:24 am

Of course. This is why the parts have tolerances, so you can measure them and see if they're reusable.

As there's no new 12A housings left, how do you think they get rebuilt?
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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by spoddy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:22 pm

I was talking about all rotary engines in general but if no 12a housings left I take it 13b engines are being used instead.

Are there companies who can resurface the housings of 12a/13b engines? I know there is an accepted tolerance on the edge of housings of something like 2mm. So they can be reused up until they eventually do wear out.

I have thought about sourcing another 13b renesis engine and installing then taking mine apart to learn and see how housings are with possibly adding new seals etc.

What kinda tools do you all recommend?

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by spoddy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:32 am

no crash course in rebuilding your rotary engine courses from anyone on here?

it would be great to have someone show you how to rebuild your engine and explain
it all in a day. as its only 3 moving parts it shouldn't be complicated, just knowing
what tolerances should be and how things go together. tips and tricks etc.

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by TOOL » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:58 pm

spoddy wrote:
no crash course in rebuilding your rotary engine courses from anyone on here?

it would be great to have someone show you how to rebuild your engine and explain
it all in a day. as its only 3 moving parts it shouldn't be complicated, just knowing
what tolerances should be and how things go together. tips and tricks etc.

You want the Atkins rebuild DVD.
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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by spoddy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:06 pm

I appreciate your answer Tool. Is it available to buy anywhere handy?
Would be nice to have someone guide you through everything though and ask questions.

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by ian65 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:40 pm

spoddy wrote:I appreciate your answer Tool. Is it available to buy anywhere handy?
Would be nice to have someone guide you through everything though and ask questions.
Check out the rebuild videos on our Youtube channel Ronnie.... not the Atkins one but...







1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by spoddy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:35 pm

Thanks Ian. I found the atkinsrotary web site and they sell the DVD and you can specify which engine you have to get the torque settings etc.

Will look out for a 6 port engine and take things from there.

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Re: In case you have ever wondered....

Post by TOOL » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:18 am

The 6 port is no different. The concept is the same.
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