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Old 12-11-18, 10:50 PM
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That engine looks really nice. Check the clearance on the apex seals grooves; buy new apex seals and a soft seal kit (the fel-pro kit is my fav) and enjoy.

Take a pic of the rotors and bearings. I don't see any wear on the e shaft in the corners of the pics so I'd assume the bearings are a ok.

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Old 12-21-18, 10:11 AM
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The chrome on the rotor housings looks real good!

Hard to tell until they're cleaned up but it looks like there may be some fatal corrosion around the water channels and O ring sealing grooves, which would be a shame.

I'm curious about the "X" irons too, anybody know where these come from?
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I'm curious about the "X" irons too, anybody know where these come from?
Japan! j/k they are a Japanese market part, i have the info at work. really hard to tell them apart from the R5's
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Looks amazing. Great job!!

Going to look really clean when it is all done. Even a new oil pan!

Have you arrived at a conclusion for why the car was smoking?
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just got these back from RB, they look great! A little paint and its time to re assemlble. any last words of advice?
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What was the shipping costs?
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Old 02-15-19, 07:29 AM
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What was the shipping costs?
Shipping cost approx. $80 each way. 89lbs...total weight.
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I've had allot of free time waiting for a backordered part, so I thought I would share a picture...
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Ah the simplicity of a rotary.
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Old 03-09-19, 04:04 AM
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That looks so nice and clean!
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Wow, that is beautiful. I very much like the treatment here with the blue around the Mazda logo.

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Really clean work!

Love all the details.

Is that a RB Dellorto with an original RB air cleaner? never seen an RB air cleaner look that nice I think they are discontinued.

I am just running socks over my trumpets on my RB dellorto!
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Yes good old DHLA 48
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Old 03-15-19, 05:59 AM
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1st try didn't start, all kinds of Vaseline on the plugs...
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It still wont start, after checking and re checking several things to ensure they are correct. I did a compression test with a conventional gauge and only get 80psi on each side.
Why so low? I've read about adding some oil to the combustion chamber, what is the best method? Thanks for any help. Im almost ready to burn this car!!!!
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just take your time and rethink everything.... it maybe as simple as re-dropping your dizzy
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Old 03-23-19, 04:52 PM
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As I understand compression got up after the break in period. Have you tried a small bit of fuel down the carb to see if it will fire that way?
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Vaseline on the plugs is something to look out for, and make sure you use a little inspection mirror and flash light to make sure the L and T plug holes in the housings are also clear.

Make sure that the timing is good, ie using flywheel method and looking at distributor pickups, set engine at TDC and make sure everything lines up.

On my 12A streetport (Dellorto!) first start after a rebuild, I removed plugs and the carb and cranked till I had oil pressure. Maybe 3-4 5 second cranks. Maybe less for you with a beehive.

With carb filled I primed accel pump with throttle movement till I had the first sign of solid squirts from the jets. Then did 1 more squirt and it fired right up and idled with the help of a bit of throttle.

Did it seem like it was trying to fire? Also make sure you have a good strong battery. Pull plugs to make sure you haven't flooded at all. Vaseline from rebuild should help initial cranking compression.
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Thanks, I am moving in two days so its been tough. I may have to tow it. Last night I drained the fuel tank. I know its a bit of a reach but that gas is probably 6mos old.
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Update. I replaced the battery cables, and with a squirt or two of oil down the leading plug holes it started right up!
YES!!! here it is in the new garage... Happy summer motoring to all!

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YES!! High fives all around! where did you get your cables? Just standard autopart off the shelf units?
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