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Anybody have a copy of the June '74 issue of Hot Rod handy?

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I'm kicking around the idea of a project with tandem Mazda rotary engines, and on the cover of that issue is an Andy Brizio-built '32 Ford roadster with just such a setup. I'd like to see how everything was packaged in there, and I can't seem to find any pics online other than the image on the cover. The car still exists, but is now powered by a snooze-inducing SBC. I'd appreciate any help. B)

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The basic design of Wankel engines allows the rotor sections to be 'stacked' with relative ease, needing not much more than a custom eccentric shaft, and longer bolts to hold it all together. My guess would be that that's how it was done in the car you're looking for. Here are some many-rotor race engine shots to get you in the ballpark...

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(Images taken from open internet sources, under the "fair use" definition in copyright law)

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I've seen a 13b torn down and always wondered if you could 'stack' the components like that- guess now I have my answer. Thanks, Bill- I think you just helped me out more than you could possibly imagine.

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