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travellinbob

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« on: October 17, 2004, 06:51:33 PM »
i now that over in the depths of russia there are other types of cars that are factory supplied with rotary engine. Are they ladas or some other weirdy thing. Kinda hard to do a search when I dont know the name of them.
 Also thnk that alot of them might be front wheel drive.
 Comments anyone.??:confused:

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 07:36:05 PM »
Ok so I just got sent some info and have done a google search on russian rotary cars and have come up with some good stuff. Does anyone know of any eastern european cars, rotary that is, living in the uk? Would be cool to have a closer look.

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004, 07:57:29 PM »
havn\'t heard of any in the UK, apparently they used to do quite a few different models. The engines themselves were very closely copied from the Mazda units.

this page has some good info on Vaz Rotaries

http://members.tripod.com/cp_www/rotary/pg07.htm

I also have some photos of a fwd Rotary Samara equivilent

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2004, 08:00:17 PM »
my mates both rally Riva\'s so I end up learning a fair bit about Lada\'s  They are actually very good strong rally cars and handle much better than a rwd escort as standard + they are dirt cheap.

another piccy

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004, 08:16:37 PM »
Thanks for those photos mike. Dont know why they dont have a bigger fan base myself? I did manage to find on a website that lada had some sort of sublicensing from mazda and one of the twin rotor lada engines has exactly the same housing displacement as the 13b.
he, he, he, make a good daily driver. 13b injected pp front wheel drive:D

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2004, 08:24:55 PM »
they are quite well respected by rallying folk ... as are Skoda\'s

 I tend to find a lot of cars that have a bad reputation get it via the press and that its not always fully deserved. Having said that Lada\'s are awfull to work on and they are made out of very poor grade steel (albeit in armour plate thickness!!)

I don\'t think Vaz would have licensed anything from Mazda ... the commies weren\'t overly bothered by copyrights ! Ref Conkordski :rollin  that was basically copied from concorde blue prints !!

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2004, 08:44:36 PM »
Mike, check uot the web site http://www.rotaryaviation.com and go  to the link russian rotaries. Makes for good reading.
 cheers., michael.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2004, 10:34:03 PM »
Believe it or not, this is a Lada !!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2004, 10:52:47 PM »
hey norton, just comes up as a box with a red x in it? is it just my computer?

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2004, 11:29:28 PM »
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Originally posted by travellinbob
hey norton, just comes up as a box with a red x in it? is it just my computer?

Even when logged on to site?  Works ok on mine...

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2004, 09:05:55 AM »
just tried it for you and works fine for me to.

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2004, 09:53:05 AM »
Nice pic\'s Mike.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2004, 03:13:13 PM »
Oh ok, I seem to see it now! not too sure what the problem was before, but m 99% sure it was probably me.
 Looks like a tough little race car. Know any stats on it anyone?

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2004, 04:44:05 PM »
its not a rotary ... I know that much.

The only site I know of that has info on that car is in hungarian :rolleyes:

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2004, 10:52:17 PM »
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Originally posted by MikeLMR
its not a rotary ... I know that much.

Having researched it you will be aware that there are web sites that claim that it is, for example...
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/4546/vaz2110.html
http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/main-english.htm  (click on Lada page 2).
Quote: the new Lada "110 Super Tourism" equipped with a two-rotor engine, for the National championships.
What leads you to believe that they are wrong?
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