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mazda 3?
« 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??

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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 10:57:32 PM »
Been done to death I think

https://youtu.be/vw0mQA2W7as

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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: mazda 3?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 10:10:47 PM »
take some pics would you please?
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