Jump to content
Icehouse

What does it weigh?

Recommended Posts

Those engines can revved though. Back in the days at Laguna seca, them rx2-4 would beat a lot of cars.

Share this post


Link to post

I'd do a rotary in a heartbeat but my understanding is replacement parts are getting tougher to find and the apex seals are getting pricey. Also for a street car 200hp is the ceiling for N/A street car (not sure if that was 12A or 13B). 510s race ITC & GT4/GTL versus RX2-3 ITA & GT3. Both car weigh about the same but RX is sporting upward of 40 more horsepower.

 

You can milk about 22-25 mpg out of a rotary car but the instant you start revving them it quickly descend in to the 4-7 mpg zone.

 

As for burning oil my street B210 was burning a quart of oil a week.

 

As for weight I seem to recall an all up 12A being around the 260-280 mark. As for turbo rotary motors; there was a thread on the Grassroots Motorsports forum where someone swapped a V8 in place of the turbo rotary and the V8 powered car was lighter.

Share this post


Link to post

Soon we will see who's guess is closer :)  I weigh them with clutch, flywheel, starter.  All the goodies. 

 

 

 

 

You should leave the stock drum brakes.  That will make it feel so much faster!  

 

 

 

Yep!  Hopefully have the weight in a week or two.   :)

You didn't happen to get a chance to put the VG30 on the scales yet? Very interested to know. May need to invest in one of those digital scales, they look handy.

Share this post


Link to post

I remember hearing it was like 20 pounds more than a KA.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I’m curious about how much the real weight of a Toyota 1UZ weighs. Internet says 360, seems pretty light to be put into vehicles with a curb weight of 3500+

Share this post


Link to post

I’m curious about how much the real weight of a Toyota 1UZ weighs. Internet says 360, seems pretty light to be put into vehicles with a curb weight of 3500+

The 1UZ is a simple engine that makes for an easy swap, but it doesn't stack up well against other V8's. I would rather have a 5.3 LS than the wimpy 4.0L Toyota. And if you don't know, I am a Toyota guy.

Share this post


Link to post

Added NA SR and FJ20ET

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.