1977 CHEV MONZA

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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Bearhawke » Tue 05 Jun 2012, 15:43

I haven't seen one of those things in years here in the USA.
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Dragonkarr » Tue 05 Jun 2012, 18:46

"...a fuel-efficient 4.3 liter V8 engine option..."
:lol:
I'll be honest, I've never seen one of these before. Looks good 8)
[PS, exactly how fuel-'inefficient' was that wankel engine, that a 4.3 V8 was more 'fuel-efficient'? Just curious]
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Bearhawke » Wed 06 Jun 2012, 05:58

Dragonkarr wrote:"...a fuel-efficient 4.3 liter V8 engine option..."
:lol:
I'll be honest, I've never seen one of these before. Looks good 8)
[PS, exactly how fuel-'inefficient' was that wankel engine, that a 4.3 V8 was more 'fuel-efficient'? Just curious]
Let me put it this way: my step mom had a 1973 Mazda RX3 wagon with that Wankel and AT; it returned maybe 16 MPG @ 55-60 MPH. Many years ago I had an American Chevrolet Caprice 4 door with a 402-4V and that tank gave an honest 20 MPG @ 55 MPH----------and it weighed at least 1,000 lbs more than that little Mazda. In other words: a stock 350 in a Monza (a few Calif spec models had that actual motor for the 1975 model year) would be better in every regard over any Wankel IMHO.
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by zahistorics » Wed 06 Jun 2012, 14:01

Remember that Pierce's mpg are for little US gallons (3.785 litres) not Imperial gallons (4.546).

So that 20 mpg is more like 24 mpg in Imperial

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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Dragonkarr » Wed 06 Jun 2012, 20:43

~shakes head~ no wonder the rotary engine never really caught on...
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Bearhawke » Thu 07 Jun 2012, 03:08

Dragonkarr wrote:~shakes head~ no wonder the rotary engine never really caught on...
There was a version of the Holden Commodore/Chevy Kommando sold in Japan as the Mazda Pacesetter----------rotary and all.
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Sanas3.0 » Thu 07 Jun 2012, 14:40

That was called the Mazda Roadpacer, Based on the Holden Premier

Premiers were shipped to Japan without engines, and Mazda fitted a 1.3-liter 13B Wankel engine into the bay. Although the engine produced 100 kilowatts (130 hp) and 138 newton metres (102 lb·ft) of torque, the Roadpacer weighed 1,575 kilograms (3,470 lb).

While the 13B produced more power than the Red series motors that powered the equivalent Holdens, the lack of torque meant performance was restrained with a 166-kilometre-per-hour (103 mph) top speed, poor acceleration and terrible fuel consumption. Contemporary reports suggest 9 mpg (26 L per 100 km).
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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Glen » Thu 07 Jun 2012, 14:49

Sanas3.0 wrote:That was called the Mazda Roadpacer, Based on the Holden Premier

Premiers were shipped to Japan without engines, and Mazda fitted a 1.3-liter 13B Wankel engine into the bay. Although the engine produced 100 kilowatts (130 hp) and 138 newton metres (102 lb·ft) of torque, the Roadpacer weighed 1,575 kilograms (3,470 lb).

While the 13B produced more power than the Red series motors that powered the equivalent Holdens, the lack of torque meant performance was restrained with a 166-kilometre-per-hour (103 mph) top speed, poor acceleration and terrible fuel consumption. Contemporary reports suggest 9 mpg (26 L per 100 km).

interesting SANA'S

off the thread any good 30's in JHB preferbally with a Interceptor Kit Strapped to the engine?

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Re: 1977 CHEV MONZA

Post by Sanas3.0 » Fri 08 Jun 2012, 10:24

Cool,

Glen I have been searching and searching for a clean 3.0S, its my dream car.
There are a few but none with interceptor kits that i have come across.

I have seen a few and i think im just going to to purchase one that needs work and restore it.
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