We take the WRECKED C8 to the Corvette Museum to Apologize! Rotary Surprises!

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Rob Dahm

پیش 5 ماه

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Nick پیش ماه
Honestly if someone were to bitch about how a rotary swapped Corvette "isn't pure", they wouldn't have a leg to stand on considering the (probably) enormous amount of LS swapped RX-7s. Plus that rotary Corvette concept from decades ago, of course.
Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly پیش 2 ماه
Was Jon Delorean planning on using rotary engines in the deloreans? I heard the museum guys talking about Jon designing the aerovette then leaving to make his own company.
Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly پیش 2 ماه
This title is hilarious. Corvette museum probably loves your idea of swapping rotary. It's the hardcore LS fans that will hate. It's still a Corvette and in my opinion swapping the engine is just a testament to the greatness of Corvettes. It's a great car no matter what engine. LS, 2JZ, Wenkle rotary, it's still a beautiful car.
Niclas Horn
Niclas Horn پیش 2 ماه
same with RC Rotary nitro engine , so much power compared to a piston nitro :)
Jeremiah Meachum
Jeremiah Meachum پیش 2 ماه
These corvettes have been one of my favourite bucket list cars for the last 15/20 years . They have come a long way and they have turned into one wicked super badass looking car
BCzepa پیش 4 ماه
i subbed because of this project! interesting stuff, donated 10 dollars for the C8 draw, i dont have much money but it looks like a good cause. i hope your repairs go along without too many more restrictions and the parts you need are available. much love from aussie land!
Sintra Senior
Sintra Senior پیش 4 ماه
southpaw117 پیش 4 ماه
Nice to see that the Overly-Attached Girlfriend got herself a normal life.
David Lively
David Lively پیش 4 ماه
I have a C6, used to have a C5, had three 2nd gen RX-7s and one 94 R2. I'm not sure how I feel about this channel but I just can't look away. :) Exciting project!
Mr. GTO پیش 4 ماه
Duntov and DeLorean were always way ahead in new designs and powerplants
Muckytuja پیش 4 ماه
Chest cam, to see nothing interesting.
Toms Tech
Toms Tech پیش 5 ماه
Imagine borrowing the rotary Corvette and see if they let you into LSfest then. If they said yes then drive yours in.
Drifting Life Sideways
Drifting Life Sideways پیش 5 ماه
Too bad you couldnt put a true gm 4 rotor instead of a Mazda in the corvette
threezerol944t پیش 5 ماه
No manual, no love.
Jon-Christian Kaczor
Jon-Christian Kaczor پیش 5 ماه
While a lot of people will talk shit and trash this idea I think it's cool. I've always been into making big power with small motors. In highschool everyone was building 327s and 350s and bigblocks and I had an 83s10 4x4 with a 2.8 that woulda lay waste to most of all my other class mates cars and over the years I've built 100s of motors and only a handful of bigblocks. Mainly all small blocks and v6s
Brian Jacobsen
Brian Jacobsen پیش 5 ماه
Takes his vette to Mazda for service.
Jack Pierce
Jack Pierce پیش 5 ماه
wont be late in a z8 mate
Alex Nastevski
Alex Nastevski پیش 5 ماه
Being in Australia that was cool to see... that said how big was the damn whole... 😳😳
sirgallium پیش 5 ماه
General Motors had an entire line of cars that they wanted to put rotary engines in. Then the gas crisis hit. But in an alternative history timeline without the gas crisis, lots of american cars would have had rotaries because they had good power to weight and were simple to make.
Thomas Shuman
Thomas Shuman پیش 5 ماه
Oil crisis befalls world...cheeky engineer smugly installs tiny rotary in corvette...proceeds to fill tank and drive....sixteen miles and two gallons later....WhAt RoTaRy CoRvEtTe?
aiden micheal
aiden micheal پیش 5 ماه
anyone else to see what looks like a mclaren speedtail in the background behind the auro vette
NoMore Mr.NiceGuy
NoMore Mr.NiceGuy پیش 5 ماه
Hey Rob-Wankel ChevVette Story: I am going to tell a story and try like hell to keep it short: Once upon a time, about 20 years ago, I was at a rally in the PA woods, watching the cars zoom by as the sun set. My daughter was with me and she was about 7 at the time. In between cars we talked about the vintage wankel powered snowmobile I was going to restore for her. She was very excited. After a while this nicely dressed old man walks up to me and asks: What are you folks restoring? I said just an old snowmobile with a Sachs air cooled rotary in it, for her to learn on. One thing led to another and this man told me he was part of the engineering team for the Wankel Vette. I of course lit up and said "Wow I bet you have stories, don't you?" He had several but the killer one was GM had set a speed limit on their test track, in 1973/74 of something like 60mph. Which was absolutely stupid and strictly politically motivated. The engineers on the Wankel engine team were stumped. They couldn't do real world testing without violating policy. They couldn't get a proper chassis to test with, due to corporate infighting, either. They could see the ax falling on the project and some, including him, were determined to properly test the engine, and not give up on the project, no matter what. So he tells me they had a prototype Chevette in the fleet, being tested for fuel mileage and durability. No one was really watching that car, or very concerned about it. Taking a tape measure, they figured out the two rotor GM mill would fit under the hood. Acting like James Bond on a secret mission, the team picked times no big wigs were around to work on the car. They yanked out the crappy Chevette four and stuffed in the two rotor. Within a few nights the car was drivable. They figured it was near the weekend and dusk, who's going to know, right? Well after a few warm up laps they dropped the hammer and came back all smiles as the motor ran like a scared rabbit. The little Chevette on rotary steroids was a true weapon, scary as hell to drive fast but it proved the engine had potential as a concept. Not wanting to risk corporate wrath they ran the car into a back room and threw a cover over it, and went home. Come Monday, the shit hit the fan. There was still a guard on duty at the test track when they ran the car. He had seen the car pushing almost 140mph! He filed a report with management. Our man who shall remain nameless had a board member in his office first thing that morning. He was not pleased. He was told: "You are lucky I like you and your team, or your asses would all be out the door today. Take that car apart and scrap it!" Thus ended the one and only all GM Hot Rod Rotary Chevette test mule.
senna پیش 5 ماه
"That's what torque feels like" hahaha
MsLoneWolf4 پیش 5 ماه
@12:00 in back ground is that the Banshee Concept car If so i definitely that place just for two cars and a engine.
Kp Raz
Kp Raz پیش 5 ماه
Wow just wow. Even delorean was in on it
GazMan پیش 5 ماه
Hey Rob, i work for the owner of the 2 rotor in your vid,if you ever want some history of the car from when he aquired it please feel free to visit our website @ Corvette.co.uk and send us a email. Great Vid and good luck with the c8 Build.
Emerald Composer
Emerald Composer پیش 5 ماه
Nice to see this weird amalgamation do some laps around NCM! Looks like you all had a blast!
Harrison Hunter
Harrison Hunter پیش 5 ماه
I totally enjoyed this little bit of corvette history and an awesome way to start off your project. Look forward to this build Rob thank you for the great video the people at corvette museum were great too. 👍
Hovik Gedjeyan
Hovik Gedjeyan پیش 5 ماه
Todd Brown
Todd Brown پیش 5 ماه
I’m pretty sure originally John Delorean was planning on using the rotary in the Delorean but he couldn’t afford it. Dude was basically gonna copy the aerovette lmao
Colin Plans
Colin Plans پیش 5 ماه
That museum is cool
K3NST3RFR33K پیش 5 ماه
i just realized that since ford bought mazda in the 90s, we could've had 2- and 4-rotor mustangs and t-birds.
Steven Vargas
Steven Vargas پیش 5 ماه
Ford never purchased Mazda. ford & Mazda had a Partnership that ran from 1974 to 2015 Ford was only holding Mazda stocks. now Mazda haves the same partnership with Toyota.
dillon james
dillon james پیش 5 ماه
Damn Don ur white ass hell bro get some sun lol just saying sorry love ur work brother
XenonG پیش 5 ماه
See? A four rotor in a Corvette is basically stock! (lolol)
CJSchecter96 پیش 5 ماه
Since your car is already orange any chance you’d go for the orange and green plaid renown livery like the 787?
ridefas78 پیش 5 ماه
rob runs back to the c8 like a woman with some big ol bitties lol
Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson پیش 5 ماه
Please no
Marc پیش 5 ماه
You should put the gopro on your head not you chest.
Prometheus 18562
Prometheus 18562 پیش 5 ماه
I got a Rx-8 I'm selling
Garrett Cramer
Garrett Cramer پیش 5 ماه
Just realized I wasn't getting your notifications. I literally live a half mile for Holley
Giga Shrubbz
Giga Shrubbz پیش 5 ماه
This concept car is here for you to stare aat but I'm gonnna just zoom in on my face instead
driojal پیش 5 ماه
They should have hook you up with some parts for your project.
Turbomar پیش 5 ماه
Get with the times guys. IMO a Tesla drive train swap would be way cooler!
14:29 , no one likes to social distance. 🤣🤣🤣
Alexes Miranda
Alexes Miranda پیش 5 ماه
Some guy brings the Aerovette to LS fest Holley: BANNED
Alexes Miranda
Alexes Miranda پیش 5 ماه
Your not ruining the vette, you are making a modern rendition of its past
Nicholas Field
Nicholas Field پیش 5 ماه
Be cool to have a Camaro museum.
MagicPoptartz14 پیش 5 ماه
The new corvette looks much more like a super car than it is
Andrew Kinser
Andrew Kinser پیش 5 ماه
I guess a low life like you thinks the rules don't apply to you. You go out during the quarantine spreading germs and making others sick for your own selfish pleasure.
Chris Sucharda
Chris Sucharda پیش 5 ماه
This was so amazing and learning experience. Wondered what Holly is planning with the c8..
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson پیش 5 ماه
When I saw that Aerovette I thought it looked kind of DeLorean like totally can see it...
Bda Bnd
Bda Bnd پیش 5 ماه
Hey Bro, aren't you guys supposed to be staying home???
LÜK پیش 5 ماه
Once the first rotary Corvette is completely finished, you should take it to the museum and show them
Brian Klein
Brian Klein پیش 5 ماه
I work at the museum! Katie texted me asking if I knew who you were.. Of course I do! Found out you made a trip to the museum and was bummed that I wasn't able to be there, big fan of yours! Thanks for stopping by!
Twoleggedkumulava پیش 5 ماه
BUILD IT!!!!!!! I'm excited to see it completed and destroying tires!!!!!
Pholiage پیش 5 ماه
Epic video. All that needs to be said
Kimi Rules
Kimi Rules پیش 5 ماه
Hey Rob, you should include the idea of adding hybrid power into the rotary C8. The C8 platform is built to accomodate a hybrid powerplant so it should be possible.
Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez پیش 5 ماه
OOOO Mind Blown....
coca killem
coca killem پیش 5 ماه
what if he puts a rotary in the c8
Eckoes پیش 5 ماه
That sinkhole exhibit is amazing! So cool!
Roger Truss
Roger Truss پیش 5 ماه
cool video and a 2 rotor by gm, nice!
Austin Dennis
Austin Dennis پیش 5 ماه
Where’s the AWD 4 rotor content
russrt spooling
russrt spooling پیش 5 ماه
Sweet... putting an unreliable motor in the new C8 nice.
joshua turner
joshua turner پیش 5 ماه
9:04 veHIcles
Andew Manning II
Andew Manning II پیش 5 ماه
Lol Rob looked like he was gonna cry when he say the 2 rotor vette
Alex Ford
Alex Ford پیش 5 ماه
This was a pretty cool thing to do. I have heard that the rotary engine cars can go faster, faster as the RPM rise. It's like a turbo more than a supercharger when the high rpm provides like over-boost or something like it. Apparently the oil something or other modification makes the rotor tips not wear out through cooling or something. Of course I'd like to see this car perform after getting four rotors. Seems like this Wankel is both simple and complex at the same moment. AF
JEEPNATION پیش 5 ماه
GM still can't make a main seal gasket right
trent gatlin
trent gatlin پیش 5 ماه
How many projects are ongoing? Lower number is cars finished.
THICC NOODLE پیش 5 ماه
Moto Vation
Moto Vation پیش 5 ماه
You should put a sticker on the side of your C5 that says XP987GT.2, or XP987GT V.2.....or something along the lines of that... could pay homage to the experimental side of motorsport, and Zora. Plus it would be kinda neat....
mick leeds
mick leeds پیش 5 ماه
pearlbluesoul پیش 5 ماه
It's funny that both Rob and Cleetus have been out to the museum. I didn't know you could take delivery there though, that's neat. :)
Da Ca
Da Ca پیش 5 ماه
there will be a cold day in hell before this is finished, maybe even two
TannerCsH1 پیش 5 ماه
I love the look of the two rotor! I think it would be awesome to replicate the decals and badging on the two-rotor to match and pay tribute on your C8! Or replicating badging from the Aerovette if you get a chance to see it!
Garrett Sharp
Garrett Sharp پیش 5 ماه
Safe travels man, just passed you heading west bound on I 10 through Boerne, Tx. Looking forward to updates !
Nightcore Thunder
Nightcore Thunder پیش 5 ماه
Most people: "I could buy ___ for the price of a C8 Corvette!" Rob Damh: "I could build an engine for the price of a C8 Corvette"
The Ranter
The Ranter پیش 5 ماه
When you pull the motor from the C8, you should put it into an RX-7, lol...
JIGA BACHI پیش 5 ماه
18:38 GM unit, can confirm, the starter is almost as big and heavy(perhaps heavier) as the ICE it's supposed to spin.
Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones پیش 5 ماه
I can't believe they didn't make you wear a helmet!
gfghjfgfghfj پیش 5 ماه
Woman at 8:05 looks like the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme!
dadadadankable پیش 5 ماه
Just watched Mazzei Formula's latest video. I've followed you for years Rob, but I think currently that guy has you beat in the 4 rotor department. I'll put some emphasis on CURRENTLY. That not lift air shift he has is insane. And he really does beat the shit out his 4 rotor, find weakpoints, and fixes them. So you have some catching up to do. Don't give a fuck his fd is rwd. His car is complete, has been for awhile and a monster. Yourse might have all the rare accolades, but it's incomplete and still in testing. Again, I'll say I think he beats you CURRENTLY, this 4TH CIRRENTLY is for the keyboard warriors that will get their things bunched up by reading this comment.
dadadadankable پیش 5 ماه
@Rob Dahm Unfortunately bought not built is how most people are. Part of why I've followed you for years is because you've always shown a passion for doing anything and everything yourself you're capable of not maybe not but willing to try. I.E., everything that's gone in to most of your projects. I respect the hell outta you honestly. Maybe one day we'll meet at a meet or even I can shake your hand, tell you I was the one having this conversation with you, and get a pic. 🤘 Unless you wanna pay my gas out there and I'll gladly put up the fees for a hotel to hang out for a day or say. Lol. Texas to Florida isn't that far and my WRX gets great gas mileage.
Rob Dahm
Rob Dahm پیش 5 ماه
None at all! It’s a good conversation and I appreciate what he’s trying to do with the car. It’s just not being used to it’s fullest potential and that bums me out given how obsessed I am with the platform. And half the excitement with building is driving it yourself. Not having someone else drive it. Hopefully he gets more comfortable with the power and we see him pilot it on the track.
dadadadankable پیش 5 ماه
@Rob Dahm Thanks for replying. I appreciate that. I know yours is better bud, or will be better. And I know your goals. At least your stated goals. I've followed you forever and, even back to when you showed up at Rob Spaghettis street car comp with a barely running 3 rotor. (Lol) I guess I'm just ready to see that car do some crazy stuff, like everyone but no more than you. And seeing a basically completed one that goes to the track, does 150+ on the street, makes me say what I said last night. No disrespect and sorry if I came off that way. I smile like heavily Everytime I get to see a new one of your 4 rotor videos.
Rob Dahm
Rob Dahm پیش 5 ماه
He makes 200 less torque than my car on my first dyno session. He doesn’t beat it nearly as hard as it sounds. But I will agree the no lift sounds good. I took that off mine as I love the manual shifting instead of air shifting. But I can put it back on if I get bored of yanking gears. Even my 3 rotor made more tq than his car for years. I completely agree it’s more sorted, but it’s a stock chassis not a brand new vehicle from the ground up. I hope he makes some legitimate power at some point. If I uncoupled the front drive shaft and went to the same dyno he did I would make 1150 rwhp as is. 3k rpm less than him. Just trying to share facts as power shifting and loud noises can be deceiving. Mine goes into body work to finish my dream carbon body. My car already weighs several hundred pounds less than him and itll weigh even less after. So it’s his time to shine. I’m in no hurry it’s all part of my dream vision, his car never altered my goals other than providing some enjoyable competition. I started with solidifying an experimental never done before drivetrain and power delivery now it’s time to finish the car. Hope that makes more sense as to my priorities.
TECHSPEC پیش 5 ماه
Rob we need a race between you and mazzeis four rotor, it’s not for bragging rights just to see how both cars stack up. 😃
TECHSPEC پیش 5 ماه
Rob Dahm lol I know if you don’t break it you know it’s built right 🤣I’m an Aussie we race just for the chance to race, I hate when people talk money means their scared. How do we get this to happen🤔
Rob Dahm
Rob Dahm پیش 5 ماه
Haha sounds like him. I’m down. He’s got a narrow window to make a bigger number as I swap intercoolers to go for even more consistent power. And then it goes for body work. But you know I don’t shy away from running them hard when they run hahaha
TECHSPEC پیش 5 ماه
Rob Dahm if this was to happen it would be one of the best IRpost videos to happen for a long time get 1320 involved as well this would be epic.
TECHSPEC پیش 5 ماه
Rob Dahm exactly let these monsters do the talking, he was commenting this morning saying he would build a 24 rotor to take him to the moon before your car would beat his. I will admit it I am team rob but I want to see both these race a two part race one on the 1/4 mile and a three lap circuit race. He did comment who would pay for this race, I did say rob has more youtube money so I suppose if you put it up the money he will have to race, as he did say talk is cheap, I’ll tag you in the comment see that works.😃
Rob Dahm
Rob Dahm پیش 5 ماه
Gladly! He needs about 200 more torque to be competitive. Or at least 60 more to beat the 3 rotor first. But you know I’m down to let the cars do the talking!
jesus pena
jesus pena پیش 5 ماه
I would love to do a 13b STI
Bob پیش 5 ماه
they put the paddle shifters on the freaking steering wheel?? why not stationary paddles??
Dean Murphy
Dean Murphy پیش 5 ماه
What will happen, if the rotary C8 is faster with the 4 rotor.
Brad Bradshaw
Brad Bradshaw پیش 5 ماه
The c8 is so ugly
Flavia Pitariu
Flavia Pitariu پیش 5 ماه
You are such an inspiration. You keep the small dream of me rebuilding something similar to the Mazda furai one day. 3 rotor 750bhp monster coming up, hopefully before I'm 50 hehe, only 18 years left on 16th
JD Anderson
JD Anderson پیش 5 ماه
This guys an idiot
Anspar America
Anspar America پیش 5 ماه
Bring the rotary corvette back Rob!
Alexander Fields
Alexander Fields پیش 5 ماه
rob meets the LS engine. you lost us at McLaren
jsjseven پیش 5 ماه
Experienced torque for the first time! :D
Bmx Rider
Bmx Rider پیش 5 ماه
Someone already asked, but i will ask too. PLZ PUT THE 787B RENOWN LIVERY
Christopher Zawadski
Christopher Zawadski پیش 5 ماه
Rob goes to museum and finds out it’s a museum
Mat Helm
Mat Helm پیش 5 ماه
"The GM Family"?!?... A Lawyer preformed hostile takeovers of family owned companies...
Spencer Russell
Spencer Russell پیش 5 ماه
Keep racing without a helmet rob you could it be My favorite vegetable channel soon lol stay safe ! Rob and keep up that hard work 💪
UncleManuel پیش 5 ماه
"We've created a hole exibit." - sorry, my brain is sometimes a bit weird... ^_^
Chase.E.H p
Chase.E.H p پیش 5 ماه
Will his car be the first manual c8?
krupanator پیش 5 ماه
I remember visiting the corvette museum, definitely a place to see if you are close by!
john cuervo
john cuervo پیش 5 ماه
Someone beat you to the c8 swap irpost.info/face/fy-lm-h-y/sq7a17HI1ISaqJk.html Should had done a Tesla
MJ Snosk8er
MJ Snosk8er پیش 5 ماه
Great vid. Plz don't apologise for living as normal as possible during the shamdemic.
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