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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: October 05, 2005, 10:27:39 PM »
at the end of the day.......beetles are NOT in the same orientation as Mr2s or others. MID ENGINED mr2s are fantatsic cars, and great fun. The ideal weight distribution for handling being about 40:60 from to rear.
Porkas have always had the problem of being tail happy, especially the 911s.....
i dont think rex\'s are great cars either...why do you think they are used in drifting? because they are tail happy, all the weight in the front and none over the driven axle leads to lots of tyre smoke and controllable oversteer.

Beetles are fun, and give a realistic driviong experience.

You wont understand until youve driven a properly setup one.

even then they dont claim to outhandle others, but they are good fun

Take one down a drag strip and suddenly it puts aside all previous thoughts of necessity, and displays to you what you really want to see; raw driving.

Its not about ABS, cruise control and power steering. Its about driving experience and what you want from a car.

My car gives me this experience, as im sure your rex\'s or big block ford v8s do.

Good luck, but dont poo-poo what drives others.....these people can be the ones who suprise you as you see them change from your rear veiw mirror to your front windscreen.

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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: October 05, 2005, 08:42:52 PM »
Quote from: oldone
Let me tell you something bro....you are so welcome...as others will vouch...if you visit you bring a des(ignated driver)...or stay over...we will tongue wag until the sun comes out.Always willing to share and show :yes ...anytime ...yer welcome just shout dude... :wiggle


fannytastic!

shall have to come and have a couple
heading down to hayward rotary as well
:)

maybe in a couple of weeks?

528
Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: October 05, 2005, 08:29:26 PM »
cool mines gonna be standard. I litterally am rushing to get it roadworthy by this sunday...gonna take it to santa pod and give some jap crap a spanking!
got a standard clutch so with any luck it\'ll hold out and add a little slip to protect the gearbox :)

im gonna have to pop in on you if your in sherfield sometime....im only in portsmouth, but spend most of my time in hatfield. Pass right by yours!

would be good to meet up with someone who knows what theyre doing!
 :wiggle

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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: October 05, 2005, 08:08:20 PM »
thats quick...what gearbox?

 :)

530
Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: October 05, 2005, 07:58:43 PM »
nice rides dude.....

just finished my rotary bug...first one...13b engine. Its a pain in the ass at the moment because i need to route up some sort of induction piping so i can close the decklid. I have a scoop in the decklid so with any luck i can pipe summat up from there. What sort of 1/4 mile times are you getting?

531
2nd generation RX-7's / FC\'s going to the pod next week?
« on: October 03, 2005, 01:16:42 PM »
with any luck ill be there and racing in my 13b beetle ;)

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General Technical / help! new to rotaries!
« on: September 29, 2005, 06:26:41 PM »
got a 13b fitted into my beetle.....got all the wiring done, and most of it sorted.
Started it, and its smokey.....pretty smokey.
Funny thing was it was fine when it was running a while back.
What could it be?
second off, whatg radiator size should i use? Its gettin VERY hot....
How can i check the timing isnt too far out causing the overheating?

533
Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:05:49 PM »
microtech?
is that an aftermarket ECU?

534
Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:00:42 PM »
if the electrics are easy how do ya do em? im lost on this EGI stuff.... got any diagrams etc?

cheers bro

Steve

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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:09:03 AM »
i already have my engine in the car. It fits fine. the adapter and flywheel are simple things. Its the electrics, exhaust etc thats the difficult part so ive been told...

steve

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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: August 16, 2005, 02:06:32 PM »
the VW flywheel is adapted as follows;
you take the vw flywheel and cut out the centre.
You then get the mazda centre and have a machineshop braise or whatever, it into the centre. This way you have a VW starter ring on a mazda centre (which uses a woodruff key)
Yoiu then drill and tapp the 5 holes (i think) to hold the counterweight from an auto RX7 to the back of the wlywheel. fit the clutch then off you go!

The only difference in beetle and bus gearboxes is with the starter motor and flywheel. The PCD of the bellhousing is the same. Just make sure you use a 12v flywheel with a 12v starter etc etc...

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General Technical / faulty fuel return?
« on: August 16, 2005, 01:20:50 PM »
just trying to plumb up the return line on my rotary beetle. Should it go back to the tank or just be tee\'d into the low pressure side of the fuel pump?

steve

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Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles / rotary beetle
« on: August 08, 2005, 10:56:36 AM »
alright james!
ill post a few pics of my bug later but heres one... good to see yours is starting to come together!


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