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Thread: OMC’s 4-Rotor Wankel Racing Engine - The Real Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby View Post
    Aaaaah yes I had forgotten all about Autolec, Lars !!!! Thank you. There was however a link between Pier 39 and Autolec. Pier 39 was on the bend just after Loch Vaal club if you were traveling up toward the Barrage wall. I loved going past there by boat as there were always exciting things going on. I once rode past and there was a Schultz or Schwitzer wing boat with a pair of Evenrude V4s strapped on the back. I never saw it run or race. Maybe the altitude was a problem? You will know first hand how difficult it was to get the boats to run well and how hard it was to dial out porpoising. On the rotary subject, I thought only one was brout out to ZA. A rotary run by Johnny Sanders and a V4 or 6 run by Jimbo Mc ( or the other way round). The big question was, did the rotary motor stay in ZA or was it shipped back to the USA?
    Sanders ran the rotary and it was shipped back to Waukegan after the race.

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    Made by Jackie Wilson.Attachment 59575Attachment 59576

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    Wow ! What a read. I was glued to my seat reading this.
    Its sad one of the only alternative engines to piston and crank have had such a hard time from others, rather than a joint interest to further improve and develop them. It would be good to hear the other side of the story from Merc, how they We're doing everything they could to stop the rotary engine and we're so worried about loosing. I hate school boy politics in racing so much. It takes from enjoying competitive fun to sore loosers that need to win at all costs.
    The race never stops

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    EVINRUDE OUTBOARD WANKEL's Based Engine: https://youtu.be/9bgsrJNMouE
    The race never stops

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    He is the link again of the OMC rotories including the only know footage of the race engine running. I believe it was shot at Lake Carol for a commercial.

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    Hey John, Technical failure no link. James

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techteam View Post
    Hey John, Technical failure no link. James
    Try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sr-aSoDAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotary John View Post
    He is the link again of the OMC rotories including the only know footage of the race engine running. I believe it was shot at Lake Carol for a commercial.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3sr-aSoDAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotary John View Post
    John,
    That video at least the field activity & according to the road sign was filmed in Centennial, Wyoming as you know . I was there at the snowmobile facility when they were developing the slide rail track system which was after Corporate announced getting out of the business. The reason I was there was a result of the class action Cushman Trackster ATV suit. I was the manager of the repurchase & training program associated with the law suit. One development was a sprocket lock to prevent icing under the pad break & between the track. We installed the test parts on several tricksters & I was able to even go up on the glacier. I loved Centennial, the little motel & diner & on the weekends the steak house down the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Schubert T*A*R*T View Post
    John,
    That video at least the field activity & according to the road sign was filmed in Centennial, away as you know . I was there at the snowmobile facility when they were developing the slide rail track system which was after Corporate announced getting out of the business. The reason I was there was a result of the class action Cushman Trackster ATV suit. I was the manager of the repurchase & training program associated with the law suit. One development was a sprocket lock to prevent icing under the pad break & between the track. We installed the test parts on several tricksters & I was able to even go up on the glacier. I loved Centennial, the little motel & diner & on the weekends the steak house down the hill.
    John: I don't know where the SN part was shot. If you were there, Most reasonable people would believe you. I think the outboard part was at Lake Carol in Ill. prior to the race. Johnnie Sanders drove the boat and as you can see he didn't get up to speed for the camera. I want to remember it was a potato chip commercial as I remember the good looking gal trying to hold the bag without wrinkles and the photographer told her to straighten it out and they could edit that part out. The sound was obviously dubbed in.

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