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BaronVonVVankel
05-07-13, 08:06 PM
'Showfield'?... does an airfield count? (Long Marston)...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_51d7243526ac7.jpg

Most recent pic, last weekend...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_51d7203266e83.jpg

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darrenwest1
05-07-13, 08:16 PM
wtf is that

BaronVonVVankel
05-07-13, 08:32 PM
The clue is in my username :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozq52tI4_74

hurtz
05-07-13, 09:03 PM
glad to see you pop is on the road and being used.
those rotary`s make a great sound when revved:tup:

SpannerPete
07-07-13, 07:59 PM
Good to see it out and about last weekend. Certainly sounds different to the average rod!

BaronVonVVankel
07-07-13, 09:11 PM
Thanks Guys. 'Different' is certainly right... some will say that different isn't necessarily a good thing but hey.. I like it :D and there's plenty of V8 Pops out there.

Today...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_51d9d5c438911.jpg

BaronVonVVankel
23-07-13, 11:24 PM
This weekend near Basingstoke with some donor cars...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x71/TRINDMASTER/sat200713056.jpg

moparhemi345
27-07-13, 07:58 PM
Nice easy access to your oil filter there. Bit messy changing it though?

BaronVonVVankel
29-07-13, 08:15 PM
Nice easy access to your oil filter there. Bit messy changing it though?

At least you don't get oil running up your arm :D

moparhemi345
30-07-13, 08:09 PM
Can't argue with that! :tup:

So, let's have the lowdown on the motor then....

BaronVonVVankel
30-07-13, 10:23 PM
So, let's have the lowdown on the motor then....

Erm, its a 1985 RX7 12A twin rotor engine with a displacement of 1146cc (70 cubic inches) but according to the DVLA for tax disc purposes its a 2300cc (not that it matters to me, the car being tax exempt). When I got it, it had such low compression that it would hardly run so its been completely rebuilt with new seals and at the same time 'Half Bridge Ported' to make it breath better (you can see from the photo of one of my ports why its called a Bridge Port). The porting consists of opening up the standard ports plus adding the 'eyebrows' leaving a 'bridge' for the rotor side seal to run across. The standard engine made 115bhp but with the Porting and free flow exhaust its probably around 150bhp now (still using the standard carb). A carb upgrade will take that closer to 200bhp. Beyond that the power possibilities are almost endless if your cheque book can take it, the quickest 12A engined cars have done the 1/4 mile in 7 seconds!! and the later 13B (1308cc) engines run into the sixes!!! Im using the standard 12A gearbox which is geared all wrong for the MG diff/ rear wheel diameter meaning that you need some revs to pull away from stationary and it struggles to pull 5th gear up hill.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_51f831f8b7f30.jpg

SG57
30-07-13, 10:45 PM
A Mazda Rotary in a Lola T616 chassis won C2 at the LeMans 24 hour in 1984. They were Type 13B engines and the noise was almost unbearable. You would be sitting in the pits dropping off until the Mazda came by!!!

Rog.

BaronVonVVankel
31-07-13, 07:05 AM
You would be sitting in the pits dropping off until the Mazda came by!!!

Which gives me the perfect opportunity to post 'that' video again :D 26B...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtUEPwHnxmU

Captain Scarlet
31-07-13, 08:03 AM
:lol: just watched your vid in post #13 and i was expecting your Pop to come along :lol:,i was getting ready to swap engines :D

SG57
31-07-13, 03:53 PM
The 1984 LeMans 24 hour with the BFGoodrich Lola Mazdas, don't blink or you'll miss a young SG57 wielding a pyrometer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PZYIo0no5Q&list=PLDAF6E2FBEB415843

Rog.

BaronVonVVankel
31-07-13, 06:52 PM
:lol: just watched your vid in post #13 and i was expecting your Pop to come along :lol:,i was getting ready to swap engines :D

:D I wish it sounded that good!!.. don't think mr plod would be too amused though.


The 1984 LeMans 24 hour with the BFGoodrich Lola Mazdas, don't blink or you'll miss a young SG57 wielding a pyrometer!

At 4:50? great sideburns! :D

hurtz
31-07-13, 07:32 PM
hope you don`t mind me posting this(I do apoligise and will remove if you do) .I know it`s not your car , but as said above what a great sound they make


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmw3vy_KhJ8

BaronVonVVankel
31-07-13, 08:24 PM
hope you don`t mind me posting this

:tup: Why would I mind? I wonder if it will turn up this weekend?



1308cc Rotary beats Camaro...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvUcdlr8TP8

moparhemi345
31-07-13, 08:41 PM
Hey thanks for the engine details BVW.
Interesting you mention the displacement discrepancy.
I remember when the rotary Nortons first appeared on the tracks, Norton insisting they were 588cc and everybody else insisting they were 1100's.

Oh, and saw the 767 at Brands in '88 or '89, awesome sound. We were up at Druids taking photos and you'd hear it screaming down the start/finish then howling into Paddock Hill bend, up to Druids pop pop popping round then full on screaming down towards Graham Hill bend.
It was the only car that ever made my wife put her fingers in her ears. :D

BaronVonVVankel
31-07-13, 09:04 PM
And from Shakespeare Raceway again, me on my 588cc Norton running a 12.3 (standard engine)...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVfTEg5pdnU

hurtz
01-08-13, 04:51 AM
[QUOTE=BaronVonVVankel;8032]:tup: Why would I mind? I wonder if it will turn up this weekend?
last I heard about the M O was the person bought it of vin as a weekend car , but he love`s it so much he drives it every day . from what i can gather he`s not into show`s or racing.

Chucks41
24-10-13, 10:53 AM
Looking good Baron, bet you got some good reactions at the Mazda run :tup:

BaronVonVVankel
25-12-13, 03:39 PM
A Mazda Rotary in a Lola T616 chassis won C2 at the LeMans 24 hour in 1984. They were Type 13B engines and the noise was almost unbearable. You would be sitting in the pits dropping off until the Mazda came by!!! Rog.

Listen to the difference in sound between piston (when you can hear it) and rotary... :D


http://youtu.be/-U_AOgYg_FM

SG57
25-12-13, 04:29 PM
I was the tyre guy in GroupC and I can still hear them in my sleep! LOL Very relieved when we bought Porsche 956s.

Rog

BaronVonVVankel
25-12-13, 05:03 PM
I can still hear them in my sleep! LOL Very relieved when we bought Porsche 956s. Rog

Because the sound of the Porsches sent you to sleep :sleep:

:giggle:

BaronVonVVankel
10-01-14, 07:31 PM
Fame at last! February Custom Car page 15... i will be signing autographs for a small fee :D

BaronVonVVankel
26-01-14, 03:52 PM
Lots of cars you will recognise in this...


http://youtu.be/Aq52IUB2h2Q

1147cc engine (same as mine)

Stiff
26-01-14, 04:41 PM
Wow. He was cutting through them like a hot knife through butter! :happy:

Stiff
26-01-14, 05:04 PM
This thing must be pretty rapid too.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/12/cooper-von-wankel-moonshines-rotary-mini/

http://www.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Moonshine-Mini-01-1200x798.jpg

BaronVonVVankel
07-02-14, 10:15 PM
Massive breakthrough on filling in the gaps in the cars history, just received this from a former owner Dave Saxon...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_52f55a606cc17.jpg

As I recollect it was 1982‐3 when I bought the car from C Hatton for about £350. It was a ‘bog standard’ side valve Black Pop. It had been stored in a garage so little rust. The car was run with the 103 engine for several years. The wife learnt to drive in it with the kids in the back. Unfortunately the car would fill up with exhaust fumes and there was no heater, bad lights and 0‐60 eventually. By 1985 I decided to sell – I didn’t get a sniff (must only be me that liked old cars I thought).
I convinced myself that if I brought it up to a modern car situation, maybe if it went a bit faster and looked a bit different then basically I would end up with a real nice car. I used to chop old bikes in the 70’s so not a real challenge, but I knew it would cost. I started by stripping car down just to back half of body and its chassis, windows out, doors off, engine out along with running gear. About ’86 I found a MK2 Cortina with a 2000 engine and running gear in a scrap yard. I rebuilt the engine. Cut up and re‐shaped 4 into 1 Ford RS 2000 exhaust system to clear the U.J area of the MG steering pinion. I fitted the front end from a ‘60’s MG ‘B’ GT but had to make small wedges to gain correct castor‐angle.
Next I welded steel plates to the chassis to strengthen ‘open box shape’. Had someone make up adjustable tie bars, I welded open boxes to top of diff to take tie rods. Coil spring (Jag) cut down – fixed to the axle via steel boxes. The diff, prop and U.J all Cortina parts. Inside the Speedo was ‘50’s Ford Zodiac (looked period). Steering column was from a Triumph Herald as were the sliding members for the front seats. The leather steering wheel was from an MG ‘B’. I added a Smiths heater from on old Mini, at the same time found two air scoops to direct warm air onto the window – found these on a crushed Pop in a scrap yard ‘What a find’. Used a Cortina clutch and brake pedals and a Triumph accelerator.
I made a new wood floor and a gear box cover. Purchased fibreglass wings, boot and sunroof cover. The front and rear windows were replaced with new (previously laminated). Used one off alloy wheels (K and N).
Engine next. Made homemade mountings. Pushed the original but revamped radiator further forward to give clearance for the cooling fan. Lights etc changed over to 12 volts with one off wiring loom. Old V.W. rear back lights and Lotus ‘7’ front. Land Rover wiper motor. Put in semifore indicator arms. Brakes (nonexistent rod brakes) changed for Ford Cortina Hydraulics. Put in a radio. Seats were recovered and head lining re‐done. I think that’s about it – car had a complete paint job in Taxi Black. Had to have an engineer’s report
(he was impressed), flew through M.O.T. Job took 9 months (no garage). I ran the car for many more years. The wife used it for work and the occasional wedding.
I moved to Leicestershire, still used the car for a while but in about ’96‐7 I debated putting in a Rover V8 (which I’ve still got), never did it. Loved the car but had to let go. It was sold to Mr Ken Rogers. He changed the colour and other things. I’m so glad it’s still going with some of the bits I added. I’d love to see some pic’s (Saw it in Custom Car – looks good).

BaronVonVVankel
08-11-14, 11:00 PM
Edit: deleted post (i found the thread i wanted to put it on)

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?1575-wont-be-long-till-theyre-in-the-fives!&p=30737#post30737

kapri
09-11-14, 10:20 AM
Massive breakthrough on filling in the gaps in the cars history, just received this from a former owner Dave Saxon...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_52f55a606cc17.jpg

As I recollect it was 1982‐3 when I bought the car from C Hatton for about £350. It was a ‘bog standard’ side valve Black Pop. It had been stored in a garage so little rust. The car was run with the 103 engine for several years. The wife learnt to drive in it with the kids in the back. Unfortunately the car would fill up with exhaust fumes and there was no heater, bad lights and 0‐60 eventually. By 1985 I decided to sell – I didn’t get a sniff (must only be me that liked old cars I thought).
I convinced myself that if I brought it up to a modern car situation, maybe if it went a bit faster and looked a bit different then basically I would end up with a real nice car. I used to chop old bikes in the 70’s so not a real challenge, but I knew it would cost. I started by stripping car down just to back half of body and its chassis, windows out, doors off, engine out along with running gear. About ’86 I found a MK2 Cortina with a 2000 engine and running gear in a scrap yard. I rebuilt the engine. Cut up and re‐shaped 4 into 1 Ford RS 2000 exhaust system to clear the U.J area of the MG steering pinion. I fitted the front end from a ‘60’s MG ‘B’ GT but had to make small wedges to gain correct castor‐angle.
Next I welded steel plates to the chassis to strengthen ‘open box shape’. Had someone make up adjustable tie bars, I welded open boxes to top of diff to take tie rods. Coil spring (Jag) cut down – fixed to the axle via steel boxes. The diff, prop and U.J all Cortina parts. Inside the Speedo was ‘50’s Ford Zodiac (looked period). Steering column was from a Triumph Herald as were the sliding members for the front seats. The leather steering wheel was from an MG ‘B’. I added a Smiths heater from on old Mini, at the same time found two air scoops to direct warm air onto the window – found these on a crushed Pop in a scrap yard ‘What a find’. Used a Cortina clutch and brake pedals and a Triumph accelerator.
I made a new wood floor and a gear box cover. Purchased fibreglass wings, boot and sunroof cover. The front and rear windows were replaced with new (previously laminated). Used one off alloy wheels (K and N).
Engine next. Made homemade mountings. Pushed the original but revamped radiator further forward to give clearance for the cooling fan. Lights etc changed over to 12 volts with one off wiring loom. Old V.W. rear back lights and Lotus ‘7’ front. Land Rover wiper motor. Put in semifore indicator arms. Brakes (nonexistent rod brakes) changed for Ford Cortina Hydraulics. Put in a radio. Seats were recovered and head lining re‐done. I think that’s about it – car had a complete paint job in Taxi Black. Had to have an engineer’s report
(he was impressed), flew through M.O.T. Job took 9 months (no garage). I ran the car for many more years. The wife used it for work and the occasional wedding.
I moved to Leicestershire, still used the car for a while but in about ’96‐7 I debated putting in a Rover V8 (which I’ve still got), never did it. Loved the car but had to let go. It was sold to Mr Ken Rogers. He changed the colour and other things. I’m so glad it’s still going with some of the bits I added. I’d love to see some pic’s (Saw it in Custom Car – looks good).


Some excellent 'provenance' there :tup:

Stiff
01-02-15, 02:45 PM
Rotary-power Fans, Meet Your New Holy Grail (http://bangshift.com/general-news/videos/rotary-power-fans-meet-new-holy-grail-functioning-12-rotor-wankel-engine/)

How smooth!?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2IFWveYBRs

BaronVonVVankel
04-04-15, 09:49 AM
New shiny bits :tup: Thanks to Northampton Motorsport and Buckland Automotive...

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_551fb06bc494c.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/3/7/1/371_54984c847d966.jpg