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06-17-19, 06:53 PM
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Posted By peejay

It'd be nice.. although I also am using 31 spline...

It'd be nice.. although I also am using 31 spline axles, which I think are physically larger than the ID of the Mazda carrier bearings.

Turn it up and enable closed captioning.
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06-17-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By peejay

Minor update. Spent the last month with the car...

Minor update. Spent the last month with the car laid up due to a broken U joint and used the time to do some other upgrades. Went back out and proceeded to wreck the 9" again. Destroyed the pinion...
06-14-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By peejay

Install it as-is. I usually put a smear of...

Install it as-is.

I usually put a smear of silicone (or Aviation Sealer or whatever goop) around the water pump passages on both sides, because the side housing and water pump housing are usually...
06-11-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By peejay

I never feel a peak, the butt dyno says it keeps...

I never feel a peak, the butt dyno says it keeps pulling harder the higher it revs. This is also probably largely due to the fact that the midrange torque sucks.


Very naturally aspirated. It's...
06-11-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By peejay

I couldn't imagine starting with FC parts. i have...

I couldn't imagine starting with FC parts. i have a GSL-SE based 6 port with stock port timing and it feels like peak torque happens around 8000-9000rpm. It pulls harder the higher you rev it, which...
06-02-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,024
Posted By peejay

I thought they scrapped all the peripheral...

I thought they scrapped all the peripheral exhaust tooling when they started to make the relatively high production level RX-8. Good to know.

Now I *really* want to buy GSL-SE rotor housings, so...
06-02-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,024
Posted By peejay

I believe you are right - the 13B did not come in...

I believe you are right - the 13B did not come in RX-7s in anywhere but North America until the FC. The home market got the 12A Turbo, which was kind of the basis for the GSL-SE engine in a way.
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06-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By peejay

They think your tie rods have bushings? ...

They think your tie rods have bushings?


Maybe try taking your car somewhere that doesn't employ people who couldn't make it into Taco Bell.
06-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By peejay

Ugh... that side seal groove is going to eat oil...

Ugh... that side seal groove is going to eat oil control rings. I have a pile of 12A side housings I won't use because of wear like that and they don't look nearly that bad.

It also looks like...
05-31-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By peejay

...at which point the rotor housings are scrap,...

...at which point the rotor housings are scrap, the rotors are scrap, the side housings are worn through the hardening, and the bodyshell is also garbage.

The great thing about 12As is they last...
05-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By peejay

I've done it, with an engine that ran fine. ...

I've done it, with an engine that ran fine.

IME the main wear items are side seals and oil control rings, not necesarily the apex seals. For certain you WILL need soft seals (coolant...
05-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By peejay

Might want to bag the engine to keep dust off of...

Might want to bag the engine to keep dust off of it...

I used to tell people to do the bodywork, THEN the engine, because you can pad everything with blankets but the dust created by sanding and...
05-28-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By peejay

....and then you remember that you have to take...

....and then you remember that you have to take the mount bar back off if you want to get a wrench on the front oil cooler line :D
05-27-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By peejay

Digging this up... when I bought my RX-3 it came...

Digging this up... when I bought my RX-3 it came with a number of vintage Popular Mechanics type magazines that had various Wankel articles in them. I only just recently started reading them. These...
05-27-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By peejay

I thought GSL-SE and 12A used the same crossbar,...

I thought GSL-SE and 12A used the same crossbar, all length differences were made up in the crossmember.

Of course, I bought an RB crossbar AFTER I modified a 12A unit to drop a 13B where a 12A...
05-25-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By peejay

I've run Atkins apex seals for 50-70k miles on a...

I've run Atkins apex seals for 50-70k miles on a full bridge port with no drama. Naturally aspirated application. They do like more oil, I found that power kept increasing up to 50:1 premix, Racing...
05-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By peejay

The counterweight matches the rotors. 4 port and...

The counterweight matches the rotors. 4 port and 6 port use the same rotors, so they are interchangable.
05-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By peejay

Open diff on dirt sucks hard, it's really...

Open diff on dirt sucks hard, it's really uncontrollable.
05-25-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By peejay

Miata guys routinely run 250hp/250ft-lb through...

Miata guys routinely run 250hp/250ft-lb through the Miata gearbox, which is slightly stronger (different transfer ratio) and in a lighter car with less traction.

What I have found is that what...
05-23-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By peejay

I am pleased with it. Was able to lower the front...

I am pleased with it. Was able to lower the front 30mm and also get good turn in. I found a geometry calculator tool and it looked like it actually reduced bumpsteer, although I didn't bother to...
05-22-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By peejay

Probably does. It's not going to get one, mind...

Probably does. It's not going to get one, mind you. I had to cut some of the hood reinforcement out for air cleaner clearance. Whatever brand Holley manifold this is, is maybe an inch taller than...
05-21-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By peejay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUUsohv2zY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUUsohv2zY

The muffler fell off about 20mi before getting to the event. Racing Beat pipes get paper thin after twenty years. RB shows the rear muffler as still...
05-21-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,812
Posted By peejay

Engine has about 1200mi on it now, almost half of...

Engine has about 1200mi on it now, almost half of that done this weekend.

I haven't gone to a dyno but I have done some 2nd gear pulls while towing a trailer, and it is somewhat interesting in...
05-19-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By peejay

That is kind of strange, usually cars with...

That is kind of strange, usually cars with electric fans run cooler with the A/C on because there is more forced airflow.

Thia thread actually kinda makes me feel better, I have been driving with...
05-12-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By peejay

I usually combine orders as much as possible to...

I usually combine orders as much as possible to cut down on shipping, but I also have no problem with supporting businesses that care enough to reproduce weird parts like that.
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