Mazda Rotary Club

Cars by Model Type => Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles => Topic started by: xamtex on September 10, 2019, 06:46:17 PM

Title: mazda 3?
Post by: xamtex on September 10, 2019, 06:46:17 PM
just a silly thought crossed my mind today while looking at my mazda 3 sport that needs an engine rebuild...and then looked at the rx8 engine sitting in my garage...has anyone done a rotaty 3??
Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: Jamie R on September 10, 2019, 10:57:32 PM
Been done to death I think


Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: xamtex on September 11, 2019, 01:39:16 AM
ive seen that,but its a spaceframed rwd car. i was thinking more like fitting it fwd instead of the 16v vvt motor thats in there.
Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: Jamie R on September 11, 2019, 04:38:58 AM
Gotcha.....

Certainly be an interesting build.

Exhausts straight out and under the car. Might need a bit of a shimmy to miss the drivers side half shaft.

Definitely different. I like it.

You feeling brave ?? Lol

Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: Jamie R on September 11, 2019, 06:10:16 AM

http://www.maztra.nl/rotary_Eng.html
This guy put a 13b in a transverse layout but I think for a rear engine, same principle. It's very home brewed.
 I've seen a few 13b Honda civics on Google, not sure how that works as I think Honda cranks spin opposite way I.e. Engine on passenger side in fwd layout.
Can't find any more atmo
Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: Jamie R on September 11, 2019, 06:18:02 AM
Definately need some sump mods I think, casting my mind back to Jons problems with oil surge on bends, you'll get it all the while with braking.
Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: xamtex on September 11, 2019, 06:24:09 PM
when i take the engine out i might drop the rotary in the hole and see how it looks.
Title: Re: mazda 3?
Post by: Jamie R on September 11, 2019, 10:10:47 PM
take some pics would you please?