13b-rew rotary single turbo widebody miata.
Here is a car i've been working on for about 3 years now and finally got it done this past month where i took it to a large auto show in Chicago. The rotary converion seems to be popluar but not many people do it so i thought it put it up here to show one of the few and far between rotary converisions that are done and if any one has questions just msg me. you can pm me or im quite easier reached at my email email@example.com
I (i mean me or me/w friends) have done nearly all the work ourselves. From applying suede on the dash to creating the carbon fiber panels from scratch (raw fabric and resin). I should beable to answer any questions.
The motor is a 13b-rew turbo rotary from a 3rd gen rx7. The motor was rebuilt to withstand 29lbs of boost. The entire miata was pretty much stripped clean of any miata mechanical parts and were replaced with 3rd gen rx7 parts. The transmission, rear diff, brakes, hubs, axles, suspension, steering, front and rear subframes, wireharness, pedals, gauges and even the windshield wiper motor is from an rx7. Basically anything that is mechanical on the car is upgraded to rx7 and just the shell of the miata remains.
The amount of work was incredible... the engine sits down and back..thus the shifter lever is moved back 3 inches..which makes it not fit. The tranny tunnel had to be cut out and also a fiberglass console made to accomodate the new shifter location.....and thats just the beginning. lol. nothing on the car fit from the start. Anything that is miata had to be custom fabbed and anything purchased for an rx7 had to be fabbed to fit since the miata is smaller... custom wire harness conversions to run the oem heater box off the rx7 wiring.. and the list goes on... I can help answer any questions anyone has.
Here is a video of the car and dyno
[/url]Mazda Miata Rotary 13b-rew widebody conversion dyn
a small write up of it is done here.
there are a few pictures on here but there are more things left out than what are showed. The underbody of the car was covered in carbon fiber sheeting from front to rear. I can also take photos of the car if asked. Visit the video above and click the photos link. There are many more photos on the streetfire website as well.
the car put down 366rwhp/290lbs on the dyno. The car was on a conservative tune to prevent any risk of detonation, under about 16/17lbs of boost while it will be tuned next time at roughly 22-23lbs and also higher octane fuel. Looking to get around 450whp at the next dyno run. Ive always wanted a car that was scary to drive and this is pretty damn scary fast. lol.