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il take this over a rotary rx just sayin lol
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yeah, but that's an entirely different story... who wouldn't want 1650 daily drivable hp? but the wankel engine is the essence of the RX cars... that sound and the way it keeps revving... i almost regret not buying the one i test drove...
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I love the sound of rotory's mmmmmm

That OPOC engine looks pretty sick. I've been really interested in the MYT engine for yearsssssssss. I have not heard any updates about it though. Check it out...


I do really want to see something different come out just to see it.
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i've been wanting one for a while now, especially with talks of a retrofit business...
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Hopefully both the MYT and OPOC will show up in the market...

I'd love to test out an OPOC. Here's a cool little fact about that engine... it was developed and made in Michigan.

What I wonder is if these revolutionary engines will go the way Tucker and his excellent Torpedo went... some manufacturers really don't want anything to replace what they offer.

Another interesting engine that actually is on the lines of a Wankel is the Quasiturbine. However, from what I've read about it, it just doesn't last, those wheels on the carrier kept failing.

I love how the OPOC is a two stroke, and it meets emissions. Simple, reliable, and very powerful for its size. I think they said something about it showing up on the market in 2015 or the like.

As for the NRE V8 swapped RX, fail. That thing is not only V8 swapped, but is definitely far from a sleeper. Anyone that has half of a brain and knows the note of a rotary would pick up on the V8. Not to mention all of the damn gauges...

As the guy above said, Rotary Experiment. Nothing else belongs in the engine bay. Ever. Also, didn't you see that 1664 hp stacked 13b's? That would be so much more fun than any V8. And with proper care, is perfectly capable of being a daily driver. Maybe not at full power, but still high enough that 97% of the other cars out on the street wouldn't be able to hold a candle to it. What about putting some nitrous on it? 2200 hp... ho lee chit. Now that might cause poor gas mileage... lol.
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i'd like to get their smaller model, as i don't need 800 cubic inches, even though it only weighs 150 pounds... i'd like to get their 6 inch model (IIRC something like 200 cu.in or 3.3L) with a turbo... the turbo might weigh more than the engine, which is claimed to weigh 37 pounds, but the entire, sub 100 pound package might produce 400 hp... possibly get 60 mpg, too... just that alone would reduce the weight of the ranger to about 2500 pounds and really help the weight balance out... now hook that directly to an 8.8 axle via centrifugal clutch and chain drive system on the pinion... set it up to have a 2.73 final drive... weight goes down again to about 2300 pounds when you remove the transmission, driveshaft, the heavy flywheel and clutch setup... you would gain a front mounted trunk and probably at that point you might look at 75 mpg...
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800 ci weighing 150 pounds? Sign me up for the tester's list! I'll put it in the Ranger...
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well it's an equivalent 800ci... and makes roughly 800 hp and 800tq and can make useful power as low as 40 RPM... just look up the theory behind the MYT engine... pretty awesome stuff...
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I my self am thinking about doing the same thing i have an engine available but
i'm wondering how much it estimate it would be to convert the truck to a manual (its an automatic)
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