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Old March 8th 2007, 13:17
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Rotary

So who knows what about putting in a rotary?
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Old March 9th 2007, 12:15
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do some searches on it. there used to be quite a bit of conversation on it but most seem to be going Suby these days if not staying in the family.
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Old April 6th 2007, 13:45
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I pulled it off with a 12a but it was short lived. I am switching to SOHC ej25
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Old April 14th 2007, 01:12
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Toying with the Idea of a Rennis.
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Old April 29th 2007, 13:27
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rotary

the kit from kennedey clutches is 400. and i think you have to run a radiator, which means some water pipping work. if your gonna do it, do the turbo rotary. it would be impressive to see it done.
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I read about the subject me too and it appears to me that the hardest parts are the wiring and the rebuilding/porting of the motor.

For the wiring, someone told me that if you keep the Stock EFI, you need to keep the original cluster because it wont works without it. Now, I checked and may be a Megasquirt can solve the problem, but again, the problem is to make it running well with the rotary. If you choose to go in carb'd mode, youll have to buy a new intake manifold and a carb setup. I heard many times that the setting of carb with rotaries are PITA so they recommend to go with the Holley Kit that is ready to install and already setted for 6 ports (N/A) and non ported 13B.

The radiator and piping is not hard at all. Only the calibrating of the thermostat is touchy and that's all.
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Check this out: http://www.geocities.com/zenjoe/vw.html
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The rotary is so beyond simple, and easy to rebuild if you have attention to detail and specs! The eccentric shaft rotates 3 times for every 1 reverse rotation of the rotors.

Popper seating and spring tension of the ol control rings and apex seals are very important.

Porting on the rotary is akin to changing the cam, valves and rocker ratio on the boingers (piston engines).

I love the rotary, and am thinking about building a Turbo leaf blower bug!
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What about a rotary t3 square? anyone with one?
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Old October 7th 2008, 19:59
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Hi

If your going to go rotary, go the whole way 20B like this bay.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vhcCCi3UVpU

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That's just ridiculous, I have never seen a van come off the ground like that unless it had a V8 in it. Amazing!

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It has 650 rwhp and a 6 speed Porsche tranny and its street driven.

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