Billet engine for the Rotary Corvette? Almost time

  • Published on Apr 22, 2019
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Comments • 643

  • pandasalvesen1977
    pandasalvesen1977 Month ago

    jiiises what are you doing????

  • victor sanchez
    victor sanchez 2 months ago

    The seal is fine.
    The engine is backwards.

  • Conrad Wood
    Conrad Wood 2 months ago

    awks when is suspended service... hahahaha

  • Ed Correa
    Ed Correa 2 months ago

    So much fail on this video!

  • JP'sSpeedGarage
    JP'sSpeedGarage 2 months ago

    You press the bearing on first using a large ass socket as close to the same outer diameter of the bearing. then you lube up the seal with oil and press that on. Then you can install the retainer, then install the pully

  • Ralph D
    Ralph D 2 months ago

    Where is the wastgate being installed? Isn't the exhaust manifold intended for the BW's EFRs ??

  • Jeremy Scherr
    Jeremy Scherr 2 months ago is non existent or you didn't pay your bill homeboi

  • stlmikie
    stlmikie 2 months ago


  • Mike Larsen
    Mike Larsen 2 months ago

    121000 views, this is hard to believe because only 3000 has feedback, I think if you click on a video at all it counts as a watched, I watched this most of the way through

  • Mike Larsen
    Mike Larsen 2 months ago

    Seriously, you have a lambo in your garage...💨

  • K1ng West
    K1ng West 2 months ago

    You should play Assoluto Racing if you are into mobile gaming . The rx7 sounds great . Watch some videos on my page !

  • Leo Rosa
    Leo Rosa 2 months ago

    Nice front cover

  • matt gixxer
    matt gixxer 2 months ago

    So shiny! 😀

  • Evan Field
    Evan Field 2 months ago

    Will he make it to ls fest with a running car. Yes or no?

  • Lime
    Lime 2 months ago

    10:50 that's a torrington bearing.

  • Paul Tomlin
    Paul Tomlin 2 months ago

    Did anyone notice the seal?

  • Corto Shorty
    Corto Shorty 2 months ago


  • machinist1337
    machinist1337 2 months ago

    The seal is backwards as well bro

  • Wes Luther
    Wes Luther 2 months ago

    How is someone like this assembling a motor. Atleast hire someone so they can show you how to do it properly. No wonder you blow up so many engines. Sometimes the truth hurts. Also all i see is a video with you d1cking around with a few parts and not actually doing anything to make this build happen. Not to mention this rotary vette build seems silly af anyway.

  • the great white
    the great white 2 months ago

    Aye next time use a block of wood displaces energy better and wont crab walk your bearing

  • Tial Products Inc
    Tial Products Inc 2 months ago

    We're so happy to be on board with this project, Rob. Please keep us posted. Also, for viewers, the QRJ discharges out of the 'end' of the valve, not the side, which provides for enhanced and very linear response with a very light spring. For more details, feel free to reach out to us.

    FREE THERIM 2 months ago

    I don't think it has been mentioned, there are TWO needle bearings that can be out of place. There is one behind the thrust plate. You need to remove the six bolts on the stat gear and remove the plate to inspect. If your careful, you can just remove the thrust spacer and see the bearing from there. I thing what your doing is cool!

  • Ryan Workman
    Ryan Workman 2 months ago

    This is all working out well, but every time something is said about how much stress is going through the front cover engine mount, I keep thinking it's not going to be a problem, because you have that massive bazooka transmitting the torque to the transaxle, so minimum torque reaction should be going into the engine mounts at the front.

  • Michael Acquaviva
    Michael Acquaviva 2 months ago

    I think you need more shelves, man.
    Or do you just prefer to have all your amazing shit on the floor?

  • Brian Crofoot
    Brian Crofoot 2 months ago

    Hilarious. Dahm is always giving “physics lessons” but I’ve seen him on several occasions disconnect batteries positive cable first. Install seals backwards. This dude is a troll. I like the content. Props for doing something different. I will be pointing and laughing when this high dollar billet rotary blows up like all of his other Doritos. Make sure the car is corner weighed when it’s all finished and running to put the LS/rotary weight dispute to rest. 🤘🏻

  • MadEvo606
    MadEvo606 2 months ago +1

    Did someone already mention that the oil seal is backwards?

  • Pope's Projects
    Pope's Projects 2 months ago

    I think Popa Abel needs to step in and stop Bob Dahm from working on motors 😏

  • azza
    azza 2 months ago

    seal install fail lol nice uneven tapping supper fail

    • azza
      azza 2 months ago

      PS cant wait to see rotors fly out the bonnet. you not the sharpest tool in the shed are ya

  • Marc
    Marc 2 months ago

    you put in the radial shaft seal backward. Also never ever "press" in a bearing like that. You can use a hammer but you need to make sure that you don't put any force on the bearing balls. In this application, you should have pressed in the bearing by pushing on the outer ring. (if you were pressing it onto a shaft you would use the inner ring)

  • Taylor Thompson
    Taylor Thompson 2 months ago

    NO!!!! That oil seal is in the wrong way! Now it will need to be removed and reinstalled again. The oil will go everywhere.

  • Alpha Wërks
    Alpha Wërks 2 months ago

    I legitimately don't see how things guy still has a business or a channel or anything.. I cringe Everytime one of his videos pop's up in suggestion.... Only came to say that now I'm out at 1:30 in.

  • C Pinell
    C Pinell 2 months ago

    Tial is a stand up company, I bought MVS wastegates and one of the plugs on the boost reference ports vibrated off (I should have locktight them) I cocntacted them wanting to buy the plugs and they sent me some for free. Amazing customer support

  • tobbe wikar
    tobbe wikar 2 months ago

    The Oil Seal is backwards but the bearing is a closed of one so it may not have a differense

  • tobbe wikar
    tobbe wikar 2 months ago

    The fucking seal is backwards

  • maxpower700
    maxpower700 2 months ago

    Notice me daddy Bob Dahm senpaisan, im not commenting about the seal or a nut!
    Except the obvious nut over that billet tho

  • Icky
    Icky 2 months ago

    hey that oil se.....oh.....i see the subject has been covered....OH! SHINY!

  • Joe Fro
    Joe Fro 2 months ago

    Does there not exist a paper guide for assembly? Going off your phone is irresponsible

  • Joe Fro
    Joe Fro 2 months ago

    Please powder coat everything, that’s not polished aluminum, gloss black

  • AZ Patriot
    AZ Patriot 2 months ago

    I certainly hope he checks this comment section and fixes the seal and oil pump nut situation prior to attempting startup.

  • Uncle Daddy
    Uncle Daddy 2 months ago

    I'm cringing as i'm watching you put that seal in backwards on that front cover... The flat side always goes out and the side that has that tiny spring always goes towards the oil or grease side EDIT: I didn't read other comments until after posting this.... I think every single sub of yours knows how to install a seal lol

  • OlafEG
    OlafEG 2 months ago

    Just happy I was able to purchase a shirt

  • ChuckO
    ChuckO 2 months ago

    A rotary Vette is the exact opposite of a LS swapped RX7...
    People LS swap RX7s because it’s a relatively cheap, powerful engine with off the shelf parts readily available and that often makes the car quicker even with the engine in stock form.
    This is taking a less durable engine, that has to be modded to match the original engine’s power, that takes a bunch of expensive billet one off pieces to fit, and will likely make the car slower.
    This is essentially someone swapping a turbo Honda motor into a Supra because they like the inline 4 noises better.

  • RotaryRex
    RotaryRex 2 months ago

    It looks like a horizontally appossed engine ... It's so wide n flat xD

  • NAME
    NAME 2 months ago

    I thought that you put the seal in with socket or a pipe not a just hammer. I think we should have "squares" on how long this motor will last. Should we do miles? I say 180 miles then she will

  • cobnutts
    cobnutts 2 months ago

    Got 2 of those gates on my set up

    RODZILLA 2 months ago

    What a beautiful piece of CNC machined billet.

  • Gerrit Janssen
    Gerrit Janssen 2 months ago

    So tiny!

  • The Sound of Speed
    The Sound of Speed 2 months ago +1

    So painful to watch all these simple mistakes, but I appreciate your efforts!
    Make sure to reassemble the front cover, check the needle bearing and check end play. Also, if you put the engine on an engine stand with the front cover facing up, theres less risk of dropping that needle bearing.
    Good luck! Can't wait to see this thing run!

  • Jay Sea
    Jay Sea 2 months ago

    0:15 one came from UPS...(f them...) and...
    😂😂 poor rob

  • v12tommy
    v12tommy 2 months ago

    LOL, that isn't a billet engine. That is a billet bolt on to a cast engine. Also your boost spring explanation is totally wrong. If you are using an electronic boost controller, you can use the smallest spring available, not the spring closest to the boost pressure you want. The boost controller will regulate how much air is allowed into the hat, so you only need a 1 lb spring to keep the wastegate closed, as it will stay 1 lb more than the rest of the system until it needs to open.

  • Marquis Williams
    Marquis Williams 2 months ago

    You're fucked, listen to your fans!

  • Christian Vascot
    Christian Vascot 2 months ago

    Rob, one thing I have to thank you for is for actually having funny content and you actually working on your car. Not just you talking shit for 30mins and 5mins to 10mins of actual car content! 👍🏽🤘🏽💪🏽 you the shit bro!

  • Aleks Lazarevic
    Aleks Lazarevic 2 months ago

    Seal is in backwards

  • GT3582R LSVTEC EJ8
    GT3582R LSVTEC EJ8 2 months ago

    What really sucks is that you now have to take everything back off to remove that oil seal and reverse it...

  • E-roc
    E-roc 2 months ago

    How can someone with all this dank shit be so incompetent ????? Fuck me running

  • E-roc
    E-roc 2 months ago

    You fucked up again.... seal is backwards

  • GT3582R LSVTEC EJ8
    GT3582R LSVTEC EJ8 2 months ago

    Rob, you put the seal on backwards brother! The spring goes to the inside.

  • Sheeeiit
    Sheeeiit 2 months ago

    rip Andrew

  • 8 days till summer
    8 days till summer 2 months ago

    Not sure if it's been mentioned in the comments, but I think that oil seal might be round the wrong way 🤣

  • EvilCreedy
    EvilCreedy 2 months ago

    Seal is defo 100% wrong

  • raptorms773
    raptorms773 2 months ago

    The bearing doesnt fall out everytime you pull the shaft foward, seriously as long as you dont remove the counterweight or pull it foward which i believe wont happen with the gear on.

  • raptorms773
    raptorms773 2 months ago

    Yeah but that bearing is designed to handle the load being put on it by the shaft being out 8 inches with a load leaning on it, i mean more than likely, your argument is understandable though but i think unless yout putting something it wasnt designed to handle then its when you should consider adding further support, my guess if it had an alternator there before when the engine was designed the engineers picked a bearing capable of handling the added weight

  • Official Norde
    Official Norde 2 months ago

    Guess ill watch this again

  • sean bragg
    sean bragg 2 months ago

    You should race team boosteds 13b vw bug in the vette

  • Plan0B0Krue
    Plan0B0Krue 2 months ago

    if you look at say 8:13 you can see the chain holing the motor does not have a nut to keep it in place, SKETCHY! Rob realized this by 9:55 thank GOD!

  • Memzy - Blake
    Memzy - Blake 2 months ago

    Was thinking the same thing, when I saw the Summit racing hat.

  • TitanTradePicks
    TitanTradePicks 2 months ago

    so much talking with a ultra weird accent and near ZERO building and racing. Everyone just sub to Cleetus McFarlan that's a WAAAAAAAAAAY better channel then this garbage sheeeeiiiiiittttttttt

    GEORGE THEGREEK 2 months ago

    What happened to the RX7 project ?

  • that jamaican guy
    that jamaican guy 2 months ago


  • scottjinx
    scottjinx 2 months ago

    kool stuff, looks great, can't wait to see this thing running, i wont comment on the seal coz i'm pretty sure the half a thousand comments that are already mentioning it should be enough hey :)