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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:53 pm

Brian (Stage169) can you post those pic's as they are to cool to lose, the post will go away in 90, days and I haven't figured out how to do ebay pic's. The first pic must be an early piece from permanent tooling and the 2nd one a manually machined carb (Numerical Control was all that was available in '74 they hadn't added Computer to the machines yet, (and NC was still rare then as opposed to CNC today) from "Billet Aluminum" that is off the charts cool !!!! And thank you for posting this history gang!! I love this Harry
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby stage169 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 am

Harry I'll post them if needed no problem. There are 16 pics of the carbs and 15 of the engine. Do you use windows? I might be able to help just let me know. Here are a few, Brian.
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby stage169 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:18 am

Most of the engine pic's are of the same angle.
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:44 pm

Brian You DA MAN! With my job I do see some preproduction stuff but nothing even remotely close to as cool as those carbs, That just blows me away! I am very surprised that they survived, I can't believe the things the manufacturers through away. And yes I use windows and IE :cry: and you are one brave Mo... F :censored: r to try and help me with a computer. I have the patience to grind a round pin down to 0.030" and hold a tolerance of 0.0001 dia. but computers need to be BEATEN!!!!!!!!! Sorry I was just thinking about it and see what happens. Thanx Again Brian, Those were the photo's I was wanting, I seem to remember those engine shots on here somewhere. Harry
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby stage169 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:31 pm

:lol: they do deserve a good beaten!

Monzaaddict is the H body rotary King :th: I have talked to a guy who drove Vega's with the wankel in it from GM. He did drive train testing at Borg Warner in Muncie IN. I hoped that he might of saved some pictures or something but he didn't. He has enjoyed the pictures Monzaaddict has found though!

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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby monzaaddict » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:48 am

found some more pictures of a rotary monza on the web - scroll down. shows flat hood and rotary emblem. I don't think this was a running car.

http://blog.classiccars.com/future-clas ... let-monza/
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby stage169 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:45 am

More good pictures! What are your thoughts on if it was a running car or not?

I knew I had seen the same style front plate. Maybe same car?
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby Monza Harry » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:13 pm

That is why I am a Monza Guy now! I can't believe how well that nose fits! They were completely different to everything except the "Vette" at that time and basically a V8 Vega with futuristic styling and within a few years everything was "Aero". That is a beautiful shot of the car. Thanx for sharing Again Brian. Harry
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby monzaaddict » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:51 am

The emblem on the fender appears to be a corvair spyder emblem.
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby mahoy78spyder » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:50 am

I'm not sure if that's a Spyder emblem or not on the side there... wasn't there a prototype with the Chaparral (sp?) name on the side at one time? (I admit, that emblem on the side doesn't really even look like Chaparral either...)
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby monzaaddict » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:14 pm

here is an early prototype of the rotary emblem. I offered $100
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:26 pm

Monzaaddict that is a sweet combo and I want that too, but a $275 ask, is a little too rich for my pocket book. Good Luck on that acquisition, that will be a killer score if they let you buy it for your price. Thanx for posting, these always make me think I could have it too some day! Harry :th:
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby mahoy78spyder » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:16 am

Back when Ebay was still fairly new and the first couple NOS Spyder emblems came up for auction, I paid $250 for one of the 4 NOS emblems I've purchased through the years. $275 for this one doesn't seem too bad in comparison, considering it's probably the only living version of this emblem.
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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby stage169 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:25 pm

Nice find! Both are really cool! Would be nice to talk to the engineer!

Keeping the pictures is just as good... right? :P

I still need a zillion other H body items but if they were running I would buy it :D

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Re: rotary powered monza

Postby tinsfci » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:40 am

stage169 wrote:Keeping the pictures is just as good... right? :PBrian


Agree :)

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