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Old 04-18-2003, 04:54   #1 (permalink)
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If ford made a rotary

it would be interesting to see ford make a rotary falcon based on the BA and the new mazda rx-8 engine

it would have to have:

4l rx8 engine producing arround 400kw
6spd manual/auto
AWD, etc

what do u all think?
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Old 04-18-2003, 05:03   #2 (permalink)
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Absolutely proposterous (spelling).
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Old 04-18-2003, 05:07   #3 (permalink)
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I shake at the thought of it (long live the V8).
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yeah true the V8 is the best sort of engine
BUT can you pull 141kw/l out of a conventional engine?
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i think its unfortunate that the rotary has become part of the ricer scene.
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Old 04-18-2003, 05:21   #6 (permalink)
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If you can make the Rotary sound different to what it does then maybe I'll think about it,but I dont think it will ever sound any different to that wankel sound so therefore I dont have to think about it, FEW, thank god for that.
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I would prefer an all alloy 4.0 litre inline DOHC six,that would ease off some of the weight concerns with the BA Falcon,cheers
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How about the 20B Triple Rotary Turbo? 220+kw/390Nm from 2000rpm and 400Nm from 3000rpm to 7000rpm.

Who says rotors have no torque?

Propelled the 1600kg Cosmo to 14.1sec 1/4s

Thought about dropping one of these in an EA Falcon! Be an ultimate sleeper!
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Old 04-18-2003, 06:56   #9 (permalink)
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Hmmm what about fuel consumption ??
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Errr, Ford sorta have a rotary. As Ford owns Mazda, word on the street says that if the Renesis Rotary of the RX8 fails to deliver - either sales, performance or reliability wise, then FoMoCo will shelve the rotary engine altogether.

+back in the early 70s holden used to export some unassembled kingswoods to Mazda in Japan for an exec car for japanese businessmen. They whacked a 12a (I think) in it and called it the Mazda Roadmaster. The thing had barely enough torque to get up hill.

+ also, given a rotaries fuel efficiency (or lack there-of), its certainly the kind of motor you dont want to see pushing much over the 2L mark......
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