ROTARY swap - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2010, 07:41 PM   #21
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elesjuan View Post
Why do people continue to start these ******* threads?

Edit:

I vote for implementation on "rotary" into the word filter.. Any thread started with the topic would just automatically be purged..
whats so ****** horrible about a rotary swap that makes you say that? a miata with a rotary in it would be a ****** rocket
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

What sort of response did you expect here? I don't know of anyone on this board who's done this swap.

BTW, my Miata is much faster than my friend's modded FD. Just turbo the piston engine.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #23
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Yamato Japan
Posts: 692
Total Cats: 26
Default

I'm having trouble understanding how a swap that would cost you thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours was thwarted by the sale of an extremely commonly available engine worth maybe 400-500 bucks assuming it ran well (and that's optimistic).

I have both a turbo rx7 and a turbo miata. While there are WAY more big HP 13b's out there, unless you plan to crack 400whp you're only doing the swap just to say you did it.
tasty danish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:02 PM   #24
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

The money and time you would put into a 13b swap would make your 1.6 a rocket...and you won't have to worry about apex seals. Really what is your goal with your car (purpose and power)? Also what color pallet is blazing yellow from?
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:07 PM   #25
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

well i would like to do some drifting with my buddy in his rx7 and possibly do some autocross the power range wont be too terribly high untill i find a secure job and get some good income to build the rotary,

and from the previous owner he said the color was a blazing yellow (factory paint is what i'm assuming but i'm not for sure)
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:12 PM   #26
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,685
Total Cats: 216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Recognizing sarcasm > you
I know right.
Im actually a pretty big fan of the wankel, and it drives me crazy when people say stupid **** like "they have to rev super high to make power" and "they have no torque", because its simply not true, those are the same people that make the same arguments against hondas.

But anyway, Im gonna sit back and watch this thread blossom into a clusterfuck. Its pretty epic so far, but I see further potential.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:15 PM   #27
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

k if anyone has anything helpful to say about the swap please do if not go away
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #28
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie View Post
...Im gonna sit back and watch this thread blossom into a clusterfuck. Its pretty epic so far, but I see further potential.
Definitely, looking good so far. I mean, just sit back and take in this quote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
k if anyone has anything helpful to say about the swap please do if not go away
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #29
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
miata2fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dover, FL
Posts: 2,898
Total Cats: 109
Default

It sounds like you have budget issues. That being the case, I would forget about the swap. I am sure it would be cool, but add the costs of what it is going to take, and then add the cost of turboing what you have. Lots of used turbo parts out there.

You can always do a swap later, and turboing what you have will sharpen your skills for the more challenging swap when you can afford it.
miata2fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Meriden, CT
Posts: 2,072
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
high untill i find a secure job and get some good income
Sounds like you should just rock the car as is....you gotta pay to play and it looks like you might not be in the best spot right now....
Cspence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #31
Unbannable
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Trent Hills, ON
Posts: 156
Total Cats: 1
Default

I thought the word drifting was banned....

This thread needs to die.

Also, to the OP, I'd venture a guess that a motor swapping is something that constantly drains your wallet. If you don't have any money, even to outbid your buddy on a $400 motor, you aren't going to make it.
jmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:45 PM   #32
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 2,322
Total Cats: 12
Default

Everyone has it wrong, the reason you want a rotary in your miata is for the gas mileage.

Yah that's it, gas mileage.
dustinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #33
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

hell ya man the gas mileage would be amazing lol itd pay for itself in the long run
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:48 PM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
whats so ****** horrible about a rotary swap that makes you say that? a miata with a rotary in it would be a ****** rocket
Well first off, use the fscking search button. Miata boards get what, one or two of these threads A MONTH..

Second I've watched people "build" rotary engines and spend $2000 in parts.. For $2000.00 you could build one beast of a 1.6/1.8 motor to turbo.

Here, let me start:







And...




Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
hell ya man the gas mileage would be amazing lol itd pay for itself in the long run
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:56 PM   #35
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 19
Total Cats: 0
Default

i thought about doing the swap as well when i came into a good deal on a street ported 13b. For the sheer amount of time/money/work that has to be done to the motor sitting properly in the car. It becomes more cost effective just to buy an RX7....
mx5pride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #36
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
hell ya man the gas mileage would be amazing lol itd pay for itself in the long run
Swapping a 1.6 liter piston engine for a 2.6 liter rotary. Yes, this is how to improve fuel economy.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:24 PM   #37
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

you sure do know your rotaries huh most rotaries made were 1.3 liter two rotor motors rarely will you see a 1.9 three rotor motor unless you build it yourself and then there is those very rare occassions you'll see a four rotor motor the said 2.6 liter motor. but you are right with any variation of the rotary there is no fuel efficient rotary motor
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #38
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Meriden, CT
Posts: 2,072
Total Cats: 1
Default

Some one lock this thing up....nothing useful in here
Cspence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:33 PM   #39
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Linn, MO
Posts: 54
Total Cats: 0
Default

there would have been usefull info in here if you all hadn't started thrashing on it i was being serious about the swap but thankfully some one is willin to help me and pm'ed me about it
Steiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Meriden, CT
Posts: 2,072
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steiny View Post
there would have been usefull info in here if you all hadn't started thrashing on it i was being serious about the swap but thankfully some one is willin to help me and pm'ed me about it
You do realize your on miataTURBO.net right....not miataROTARY.net
Cspence is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM
Low oil pressure after 1.8 swap and new turbo setup JesseTheNoob DIY Turbo Discussion 15 09-30-2015 03:44 PM
VR6 to Miata Swap ScrapinMX5 Meet and Greet 8 09-28-2015 02:04 PM


Tags
rotaries=garbage, triangles, trifail, triforce

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 PM.