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by Charles Wilson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: rotation

johnbirchjar wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am
Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.
Point to Intake Port. Move finger around Housing, the long way 'til you get to the Exhaust Port. That's the direction the rotor spins.

Charlie
by Charles Wilson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: rotation

OK, JB, I'll take a shot... Since the Apex Seals always run Unidirectional you should rotate the engine in that same direction that the Rotor spins when the engine is running. "Information is believed to be accurate but not warranted." "Do I get partial credit? A Certificate of Participation?" Best,...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander colours
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Commander colours

What was it someone once said?
"The most desirable motorcycle in the world"
Still is.

RN, I know you are extremely proud of the work you have done on this Project through the decades since its inception.
You should be. Thank you.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic up for Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Classic up for Auction

If I may be allowed to veer off slightly... http://www.realclassic.co.uk/nortonwankelprototype.html (Top Picture) The "Aurora 1010" Prototype has been let out of its playpen from time to time to be seen at various gatherings and such. It has a very beautiful tank. What is the status of this bike? Th...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Brochures and booklets

I'm not sure how the photo got in there but it did. I thank David Garside for answering my query those many years ago...

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Brochures and booklets

Garside001.jpg
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Paper Victory at Last!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Paper Victory at Last!!!

Congratulations -- The irony here is great. In olden days, southern states such as Alabama (and Florida) were held up to great ridicule for uhhh...lax Title standards: "A'course we can git'cha a title. jes' answr a few questions. First, do you have all of your teeth?..." Gales of laughter. Now, it's...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Re5 oils

CBracing wrote:Where are you getting DD+40 from
I'm printing this question and framing it. If anyone knows the answer to this, plz let me know.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: Norton F1 questions

I would suggest building a Shrine with the Bike on a high pedestal and Eternal Flames surrounding it. That would certainly increase the value of any real estate in the area.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NOC asking about Classic owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: NOC asking about Classic owner

Ask him,plz, if he was the owner of the USA residing Classic that went slightly horizontal and was repaired by Syd's Cycle, Florida, a few decades ago. If not then there may be another Classic hiding over here...

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: RE5 Starter Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: RE5 Starter Clutch

kanonkopdrinker wrote:Hi Charles,For reasons which I am sure all Norton Rotary Owners are well aware, rotary Nortons are notoriously difficult to kick start!!!
All I know is what I read in the papers.
by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: RE5 Starter Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: RE5 Starter Clutch

Let me rise to second the dire warnings. I lost 2 starters when the sprags locked on starting and caused the starter to spin to superluminal speeds and make the starter go D - E - V - O. It's one thing to kick start a Norton, from what I heard (I would love to get the opportunity...) A nice, tight R...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 31
Views: 5438

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

A prime example of "It aint what you know but who"(or is that whom? wink)J.B. 1. "He" => "Who" "Him" => "Whom" "I know *him*..." Therefore "Whom". I thimk. 2. My SAE Paper on our favorite Norton engine is in a box at the archaeological dig, level 3 but: It stated somewhere that only bearings with "...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Air cooled mods

OK, OK, maybe there aren't many interested in Variable Overlap... Anyway, when I first had the RE-5 back in 1982-ish, I replaced the Brake Lines with Braided Steels. I also looked at the brake assembly and discovered that the pistons were pitted and otherwise in dreadful shape. It seems that what we...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Ro80 Anniversary Meeting Aug 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Ro80 Anniversary Meeting Aug 2017

kkd and all --

Plz don't forget there are others at the RE-5 Site who are looking for KKM-502/612 parts (Apex Seals, A9EFPs, Center Housings (!) and the like for cross fitting and rotor repair.

Thnx,

CW
by Charles Wilson
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Recording Chamber Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Recording Chamber Pressure

One of the Tools used with the Suzuki RE-5 was a compression tester.The current Market for the used Suzuki RE-5 often has references to a Used Model still registering sufficient pressure in all 3 chambers, etc.Did/Do the Norton Faithful have a Reference # for a "good set of Rotors"? A tool for makin...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New member with Commander
Replies: 10
Views: 3647

Re: New member with Commander

Joe wrote:I've been down to Spain and up through Andora into France many times on this bike with my Girlfriend without any problems.
So...Did you have any problems with bike? Very Happy Charlie
by Charles Wilson
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: now classic owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3802

Re: now classic owner

Here's the Mazda work, SAE 930677, "A Study of a Direct-Injection Stratified-Charge Rotary Engine for Motor Vehicle Application"CW
by Charles Wilson
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: now classic owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3802

Re: now classic owner

It used a Glow Plug. The original idea was to use a Turbocharger, an Aerodyne. Eventually they found a good match with a (Custom Built?) model 53000. They wound up with a lot of non-Turbo work looking at generators rather than drones.This was a fun SAE Paper. The Paper does reference Norton Motors. ...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: now classic owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3802

Re: now classic owner

PS: This from SAE 930682, "Development of a Lightweight Heavy Fuel Rotary Engine", Len Louthan, AAI Corp.CW
by Charles Wilson
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: now classic owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3802

Re: now classic owner

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by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Mazda Rotaries
Replies: 9
Views: 2732

Re: Mazda Rotaries

'N the type of aluminum used in the Vega engine? It's the same aluminum used in the Norton Rotaries! Molybdenum spray anyone?CW
by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Mazda Rotaries
Replies: 9
Views: 2732

Re: Mazda Rotaries

Sorta' wished I'd put this in...Mazda's SAE paper explored a Pilot/Main Injection Series. It was decided that the Pilot Cavity was to be 12 ccm firing through a 5 mm shoot hole. The fuel would shoot into the chamber with a vaporization of enough of the fuel in the cavity to ignite and carry the plum...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Mazda Rotaries
Replies: 9
Views: 2732

Re: Mazda Rotaries

A year or so ago, one of the suits 'splained that they would have to sell 100,000+ a year to commit to it and no study they had told them that they could sell that many over the Long Haul, so, no RX- Y for the future. However, they keep allocating funds for more research.My guess is an internal corp...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic Replica, Water-cooled
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Classic Replica, Water-cooled

"Oh well, I can cope with an F1 Sport for a bit longer..........."Name dropper... cool Charlie
by Charles Wilson
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic Replica, Water-cooled
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: Classic Replica, Water-cooled

Richard-I want to sincerely compliment you on this fine motorcycle, which need not have been created or "authorized". It might have never seen the light of day. Yet, it did. The w/c 588 was where the development should have gone and if you wrote all of the sad stories of what happened, it might have...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: commando rotary (IP2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: commando rotary (IP2)

Well done,sir.When I was much younger, I was a collector of other things. I took great pride in keeping these items in Mint condition.My house ended up up being broken into with my collection, as well as most other things, stolen.My collection - worth thousands - was sold on a street corner, for equ...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: RE5 Ownership
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: RE5 Ownership

http://re5rotary.proboards.com/Lotsa' info for you there. 1st: Start with a compression check. Then: Follow the threads. The engine was licensed from NSU and was a variation of the universal KKM-502. The carburetor is a Solex design licensed to Mikuni. Suzuki stretched the GT-750 frame a little and ...