Billet engine for the Rotary Corvette? Almost time

  • Published on Apr 22, 2019
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Comments • 100

  • julia baldo
    julia baldo 3 months ago +1

    Insane build ! I want to see this work... :-o

  • Dinah Barme
    Dinah Barme 6 months ago

    did yo just say one.... came.... from UPS? thats weird

  • Corrie Jacobs
    Corrie Jacobs 8 months ago

    Ok now

  • Corrie Jacobs
    Corrie Jacobs 8 months ago

    Oil seal is wrong way around what I see

  • Eyüp Yörük
    Eyüp Yörük 9 months ago

    Dawn you need vaseline for building rotarys...
    It makes fitting parts and seals easy...

  • pandasalvesen1977

    jiiises what are you doing????

  • victor sanchez
    victor sanchez Year ago

    The seal is fine.
    The engine is backwards.

  • Conrad Wood
    Conrad Wood Year ago

    awks when is suspended service... hahahaha

  • Ed Correa
    Ed Correa Year ago

    So much fail on this video!

  • JP'sSpeedGarage
    JP'sSpeedGarage Year 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 Year ago

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

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

  • stlmikie
    stlmikie Year ago


  • Mike Larsen
    Mike Larsen Year 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 Year ago

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

  • K1ng West
    K1ng West Year 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 Year ago

    Nice front cover

  • matt gixxer
    matt gixxer Year ago

    So shiny! 😀

  • Evan Field
    Evan Field Year ago

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

  • Lime
    Lime Year ago

    10:50 that's a torrington bearing.

  • Paul Tomlin
    Paul Tomlin Year ago

    Did anyone notice the seal?

  • Somewierdo Online


  • machinist1337
    machinist1337 Year ago

    The seal is backwards as well bro

  • Wes Luther
    Wes Luther Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Tial Products Inc

    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 Year 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 Year 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

    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 Year 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 Year ago +1

    Did someone already mention that the oil seal is backwards?

  • Pope's Projects
    Pope's Projects Year ago

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

  • azza
    azza Year ago

    seal install fail lol nice uneven tapping supper fail

    • azza
      azza Year ago

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

  • Marc
    Marc Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 P
    C P Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    The fucking seal is backwards

  • maxpower700
    maxpower700 Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Joe Fro
    Joe Fro Year ago

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

  • Joe Fro
    Joe Fro Year ago

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

  • AZ Patriot
    AZ Patriot Year ago

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

  • Jeff Stark
    Jeff Stark Year 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 Year ago

    Just happy I was able to purchase a shirt

  • ChuckO
    ChuckO Year 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 Year ago

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

  • NAME
    NAME Year 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 Year ago

    Got 2 of those gates on my set up

    RODZILLA Year ago

    What a beautiful piece of CNC machined billet.

  • Gerrit Janssen
    Gerrit Janssen Year ago

    So tiny!

  • The Sound of Speed
    The Sound of Speed Year 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 Year ago

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

  • v12tommy
    v12tommy Year 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 Year ago

    You're fucked, listen to your fans!

  • Christian Vascot
    Christian Vascot Year 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 Year ago

    Seal is in backwards

  • Big Turbo EJ8
    Big Turbo EJ8 Year ago

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

  • Eroc
    Eroc Year ago

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

  • Eroc
    Eroc Year ago

    You fucked up again.... seal is backwards

  • Big Turbo EJ8
    Big Turbo EJ8 Year ago

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

  • Sheeeiit
    Sheeeiit Year ago

    rip Andrew

  • 8 days till summer

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

  • EvilCreedy
    EvilCreedy Year ago

    Seal is defo 100% wrong

  • raptorms773
    raptorms773 Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    Guess ill watch this again

  • sean bragg
    sean bragg Year ago

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

  • Plan0B0Krue
    Plan0B0Krue Year 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 Year ago

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

  • AN1
    AN1 Year 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


    What happened to the RX7 project ?

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  • scottjinx
    scottjinx Year 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 :)

  • merobot.
    merobot. Year ago

    You really did hammer the seal on one side a time like that? And it’s in backwards aswell reading the rest of the comments... better off buying a new seal now to be safe. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • MotiveAngel
    MotiveAngel Year ago

    This has got to be one of the coolest builds ever, can’t wait to see the overall product!

  • David Kavanagh
    David Kavanagh Year ago

    btw, coming from Audi turbos... Plumbing the bypass valve back into the intake tract, means you don't vent metered air. Generally better for fuel-air ratio. Sure, you'll still get lean-rich spikes, but not to the same extent.

  • Ziggy J
    Ziggy J Year ago

    Forbidden Love Child!!!!! Perfect name for the RotoVette!!!

  • Renato Rocha
    Renato Rocha Year ago

    What are you doing just stop please

  • W Hoggdoc
    W Hoggdoc Year ago +2

    Let's see where do I start. First the bearing behind the counter balancer at the front of the engine is called a Torrington bearing.
    Then he installs the thing he called "it's like the wax ring on your toilet" actually a simple oil seal backwards.
    Also noticed the two "sponsored" items from Tial are clearly marked "NOT FOR RESALE". Companies usually do that on sample parts not sponsored parts.
    I have no idea how this guy has 546K subs as he clearly doesn't know what he is doing. This will be my first and last visit to this channel.
    Oh BTW don't bother clicking on the link to his "SHOP" as it nothing but a shell site for selling his overpriced tee shirt.

  • type-dRew
    type-dRew Year ago +1

    dont forget to set your valve lash before you leave

  • Kevin Kirk
    Kevin Kirk Year ago

    Have you ever considered getting a few tables or work benches or roll-around carts to keep stuff off the floor? Your knees and back will thank you a few years down the road! Oh, mentioned previously, the front oil seal is backwards.

  • Mike Honcho
    Mike Honcho Year ago

    That sponsorship material not for resale is badass

  • ryan wetzel
    ryan wetzel Year ago

    You put the oil seal on the e shaft backwards when you put the billet kit install .

  • Brian Bob
    Brian Bob Year ago

    Don’t listen to these fools. That seal is in the correct way.

  • enwri
    enwri Year ago

    Was waiting for the chain to slip off that stud, glad to see a at least a nut on it after you noticed it as well. Still not liking having that long stud levering against the thread ..

  • Daniel Ibrahim
    Daniel Ibrahim Year ago

    RIP to Andrew. It’d be cool to see all the youtubers collaborate for an event and have all the proceeds go his charity. Andrew did great things! Much love from Aus 🇦🇺

    • Rob Dahm
      Rob Dahm  Year ago +1

      Such a bummer. I met him briefly a couple times. He was a good dude

  • Jordan
    Jordan Year ago

    Rob!! Go buy or make a seal installer you dahmmy! 😁 just kidding. You can do things however you want... ... .. .

  • Vintage Tech Repairs

    A thing of beauty

  • the dude
    the dude Year ago

    26:22 so sexy

  • Jonah Robb
    Jonah Robb Year ago

    Where did you get your rotary engines

  • luigi88ish
    luigi88ish Year ago

    Half the people in this comment section that are wishing the motor blows up due to that seal or the nut on the pump are exactly the reason why he records these videos and he's taking it to LS fest. Fake ass fans and salty haters 🙄. They love to talk shit but would never invest this type of money on any type of build.

  • the dude
    the dude Year ago

    Fun fact skf bearings are made about 20 minutes down the road from me

  • Bradley Ruffner
    Bradley Ruffner Year ago

    Thatseal was wrong way lol

  • Tazjukie Gaming
    Tazjukie Gaming Year ago

    You should try all 3 caps, Record them so we can see the difference.

  • Ethan Galbraith
    Ethan Galbraith Year ago

    Most common comment...... oil seal has been put on backwards haha

  • Honey BBQ Sauce
    Honey BBQ Sauce Year ago

    "scream in your face youtube vlogger" gotta be talking about Hoonigan, but on their behalf at least they admit they are scumbags.

  • XxCaptanTac0MoN
    XxCaptanTac0MoN Year ago

    Builds 13b vette But where is the 4rotor. ROB

  • Matt Brewer
    Matt Brewer Year ago

    Why not just get a new counterweight they aren’t that expensive