Remember the red NA Miata that was seen on national TV as a woman and a dog were pulled from it? Well, as it turns out ClubRoadster.com forum member Ethaniscool does, and with the help of a local Mazda dealership is restoring the car - which was stolen from the rightful owners by the woman with the dog - for the…
...at like, 20mph. But whatever. Cool turbo noises.
That right there is a picture of the sort of thing that would make miataturbo.net have a complete fit: a super-budget turbo build done without a Megasquirt. Here’s what I did today:
So I kind of always thought that “NA Miata” meant “Naturally Aspirated”, but kept seeing NB or NC Miata in posts, so I got curious and looked it up. Turns out, that’s different generations, akin to C4, C5, C6 Audi A6s or Vettes... Who knew.
Got my drain line installed, put on the cheapest garbage FRAM I could find, bought 3 quarts of ATF and a quart of 20w40, dumped that all in the car and fired it up. At first the lifter tick was significantly quieted down then it came back loud as ever but after 30 minutes of idling it was running smoother and quieter…
For just the cost of a 1.8 swap you can keep me from mutilating this Mazda 1.6
I also have some other bad pictures
It’s in amazing condition for being 25 years old and on its return trip home from the moon.
ITBs are just the business. Also I got in a new dipstick tube for the Miata and my dad will be out of town all week next week so I’ll be able to use the garage. Hopefully I can get the turbo’s oil drain done, suck a can of Seafoam through the intake and turbo in an attempt to clean out the oil residue, then do an ATF…
Just makes car photos so good.
Took the wheels off to paint them something a bit less ricey.
At the end of the summer, probably in early September, I’m going to go on a road trip. I hope some of you guys living around the country can help me find some stops to help make my journey more interesting.
I’m being hyper-competitive on finally wining an autocross championship after campaigning my ‘02 Miata for the past 3 seasons. This will probably be my best and only shot to do this before I have to start putting my job ahead of autocrossing (we sometimes have to come in on Saturdays if we’re behind on work orders).
Did a lot more cutting yesterday on the roof and the shell. Trimmed the roof length about 7-1/4 inches. I think I need to take another inch and a quarter out still.
Tonight on “Jake makes bad financial decisions”
I have a set of injectors that will handle 20% more fuel so I can slap those bastards in and run E85 which should solve my cooling and knock issues. An intercooler is needed as well, but for now I can put around if I keep my foot out of it and it works beautifully.
So I picked up another Miata shell to practice on, before I work on the $500 Miata. This one had already been parted out. It’s clean enough that I am still tempted to work with it long term. I’ll see as I go I guess.
ikisi mənim qolu üzərində fender həyata sürünərək əvvəl Bağışlayın, yəqin ki, bir “trigger xəbərdarlıq “ idi ki, sonra yenidən hər hansı bir xəbərdarlıq almayıb ...
Mən insektisid ilə bütün avtomobil aşağı sprayed və onlar bütün ölü shudders etdiyiniz əmin deyiləm qədər kənarda yaşayan var
Hər halda mən uzun həftə sonu…