msm

MSM fuel rail and ID1000 works!

Whille looking trough my MSM pics I found this screen dump.Section 3 and 4 shows EGT for each runner in a 1.2 bar Rotrex setup. Fuel system is a Walbro...

MSM gone , but not forgotten...

Note to my self: Do not sell a convertible at the end of the summer/season. Seller did a killer deal. Me, not so much.  But I’ll make up for some...

My MSM is up for sale...

New plans and new priorities have lead me to putting my project car for the last 5 years up for sale.http://www.finn.no/finn/car/used/object?finnkode=35622609It has been a fantastic 5 years of ownership, and...

Testdrive with new preliminary Rotrex map. Like!

I made a preliminary Rotrex map based on my N/A map and the old 3017 turbo map.  I basically modified my finely tuned N/A map with the ignition and fuel...

MSM project status August 2011

This blog has been lacking MSM project updates the last 6 months due to laziness.  I have a huge backlog of very cool stuff I need to write about but...

Turbo and related parts sold...

Yup. I sold most of my turbo setup last week. I didn’t think it would go that fast but it was gone the day after put it up for sale;...

Innovate LC-1 install

I did use an LC-1 on my previous 95’ turbo build. Back then I mounted it in the engine bay as the O2 bung was located near enough to route...

New cold side intake piping fitted

Great piece of “soft-“ware. Very flexible and easy to adjust without the need to secure it to the frame. Not as restrictive as the OEM pipes.<div>I had to cut a...

Installing Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors

As mentioned in this post I will use the Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors and installed them yesterday.<div>Nothing special during install. You need to use the included harness clips and the...

Project update: Hotside parts back on the car.

Manifold, turbo, DP, exhaust, piping and other misc. stuff are now back in the car. It took forever due to all the small things that needs modifying or improvement.<div>The install...

Testfitting the WG return.

Here is how the WG return ended up looking.<div>No point in takeing pictuarez after installation as everything is hidden under the turbine.</div><div><div></div><div></div><div>Since the pipes are 38mm OD and the flexpipe...

WG return flange welded to DP

I finally got the down pipe welded for the waste gate return.<div>The plan is to just have 38 mm flanges from the WG and the DP and an 3 layer...

New PWR tube and fin inter cooler

My latest internet purchase is a PWR Intercooler based on the AERO 2 tube and fin core.<div></div><div>One of the biggest challenges on a tracked turbo Miata is engine cooling. Especially...

FM Exhaust brace

New shiny part. FM exhaust brace which ties the exhaust to the transmission. I hope this will somewhat fix the problem with turbo to manifold studs and nuts backing out....

New 65 mm Throttle Body

The next step on optimizing the intake side of things is a new throttle body for my 2001 Sport "square top" intake manifold. I just ordered it from Summit but...

New charge piping.

The stock MSM intake piping is is not optimal with all its bends, 1.75" piping and restrictive transitions between hardpipes and rubber hoses. I'm already using FM's silicon intake pipe...

New 1000cc injectors

Since the RC550 injectors was sold off with the Hydra I got myself a set of the all hyped up Injector Dynamics 1000cc from 949Racing. They are said to have...

MSM Project status

It’s mid summer and my money sucking project car is still on wheel stands with parts lying scattered around the shop floor.<div>After i got it trough PKK I had 5...

YEEEAH! PKK emission test passed with flying colors!

It only took 4 tries and a shit load of hours wrenching to pass the emission test. CO was way off.It was most likely the CAT on the 99 N/A...

Short MSM update.

The MSM project is going slooow due to problems getting trough the PKK emission testing. For some reason the freshly built engine produces to much CO. I’m using the exact...

Tuning boost with EBC

Last sunday I started dialing in the boost with the Greddy E01 EBC. Until now I have been running a direct boost signal from the compressor to the WG.I found...

New motor mounts

I got new Mazda competition motor mounts from miataroadster.net while oredering manifold studs.  I hope this will somewhat make the six-speed shift better without too much NVH. Also  the turbo/DP is...

It's alive, GT3071R that is...

After 6 days of hard work in the garage the car is back on the ground.<div>The test fitting and routing of hoses took ages. Since the ETD manifold has the...

Project update ( or lack of it..)

Not much happening at the moment.I’m awaiting parts from FM, ATPTurbo and Miataroadster:- exhaust manifold gasket, water/oil lines for turbo, FM turbo to IC hose, MS motor mounts, turbo heat...

Removing the stock turbo for something better

Last weekend I removed the OEM turbo and all other parts I won’t be needing for a while when the new hair dryer arrives.This time I used the removal procedure...

Comparing different turbos for the MSM

The OEM turbo is a dead end if serious power is the goal.Serious power in Miata terms is 300+, about what a Supra or Skyline delivers with an open intake...

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

Taking my MSM to the dyno

I decided to get the car on the dyno before parking it for the winter. No tuning, just a couple of runs to measure the current power output before I...

Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

installation

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

begi

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

cool-air-box

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

intake

Chrysler 74mm throttle body upgrade

January 2018 the user whalesac on miata.net posted a very detailed post on using the Chrysler 74mm drive by wire throttle body as a replacement for the stock 60mm unit:...

Jet Stream ram intake install

As I outlined in this post I want to optimize the intake for better flow and hopefully lower initial IAT measured at the air box.  The stock setup is actually...

New intake plans, Jet Stream Ram Super Intake

The stock NC intake is pretty good from factory. Inlet is in the front right corner above the radiator into a muffled intake snorkel that travels across the front into...

IAT, ECT and pressure drop mesurement with stock intake on a 1.8 NC

I finally got the time to do some temperature and vacuum measurements on the stock intake system.I used OBDII readings via my Innovate OT-2  to iPhone.The mesurements was done with...

New charge piping.

The stock MSM intake piping is is not optimal with all its bends, 1.75" piping and restrictive transitions between hardpipes and rubber hoses. I'm already using FM's silicon intake pipe...

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

cooling

How the MX-5 NC cooling system works

The MX-5 NC cooling system can be a bit hard to fully understand unless you have had the engine out.  Lots of hoses going everywhere and some important parts are...

GarageStar radiator panel.

Or “Cooling Panel” as the website says.  I’ll use it + some additional PVC plastic sheets to completely cover the openings in the OEM panel. My plan was to do this from the...

Cooling options.

Despite the PWR alu radiator and oil cooler my engine tends to overheats at the track.After about 5-8 laps with 20 c ambient temps my coolant reaches 110 which is...

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen 26.7.08

New trackday with NSK today. Nice sunny weather and 28-30 C ambient.A lot of fast cars here today. The faster one was a Porsche 996 GT2 with some RUF tuning....

nsk

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen 26.7.08

New trackday with NSK today. Nice sunny weather and 28-30 C ambient.A lot of fast cars here today. The faster one was a Porsche 996 GT2 with some RUF tuning....

trackday

Trackday Rudskogen. 1.39,3

I ended 2018 by setting a blistering 1.37,8 lap time on my local track Rudskogen. Grenaded two engines that summer so I really needed a bit of win at the...

Two first track days of 2015. Success!

I did my first two trackdays this season on the 23. april (NSK) and 3. may (Trackday.no)This was the first time with the new engine.The first one was more of...

First trackday with the FlyinMiata supercharger

I attended the NSK trackday at Vålerbanen August 3. which was the first time on track with the FM supercharger.  It was not fully tuned yet but the map was...

VACN trackday @ Rudskogen 1.9.2013. 1.44,57!

Yeees!  The closer ratio 6-speed box and perfect conditions bettered my personal best with almost 1 sec ,  1.44,57.  I had a total of four 1.44 laps so it was...

Trackday @ Rudskogen , Ford treff 2013

I had a blast @ the Ford treff 2013 trackday with over 50 laps on a mostly sunny Rudskogen.I didn’t expect any fast laps as the Ford guys are more into...

First (two) trackdays of the year. Suspension mods pays off!!

I attended both the thttp://www.trackday.no and NSK trackday in april with great success.The trackday.no event was blessed with nice dry weather and few cars on the track which meant perfect...

Trackday with Trackday.no

New trackday. Probably the last chance to do some fast laps at Rudskogen in 2008.Of course everybody knew this and i think it was 150+ cars that showed up.The first...

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen 26.7.08

New trackday with NSK today. Nice sunny weather and 28-30 C ambient.A lot of fast cars here today. The faster one was a Porsche 996 GT2 with some RUF tuning....

e85

New DW65c fuel pump install

I decided to upgrade my fuel pump for several reasons.- I was not able to keep target AFR with the SC above 11 psi regardless of MAF scaling and other...

E85 and red deposits on engine internals

I managed to grenade my engine back in august but didn’t do the post mortem tear down until recently. More on why that happened later.But the first thing I noticed...

Taking my MSM to the dyno

I decided to get the car on the dyno before parking it for the winter. No tuning, just a couple of runs to measure the current power output before I...

Converting to E85

Finally I had the time off to test E85 on the MSM.Since I already have a programmable EMS and bigger injectors everything was set.The advantages are obvious:- 104 octane rating-...

tuning

Testdrive with new preliminary Rotrex map. Like!

I made a preliminary Rotrex map based on my N/A map and the old 3017 turbo map.  I basically modified my finely tuned N/A map with the ignition and fuel...

Power to weight ratio and the effect of I/H/E mods on the Miata

I found this excellent post on fourm.miata.net by Emilio @ 949Racing.com  where he summarizes the effect I/H/E mods have on NA/NB engines and how power to weight ratio compares to the...

Taking my MSM to the dyno

I decided to get the car on the dyno before parking it for the winter. No tuning, just a couple of runs to measure the current power output before I...

Racing Beat 1.250" front sway bar. I like it..

I miss the sharp feeling my NA had with the KYB agx shocks and FM springs.I was certain that the AFCO’s would make the MSM feel as good or better...

Converting to E85

Finally I had the time off to test E85 on the MSM.Since I already have a programmable EMS and bigger injectors everything was set.The advantages are obvious:- 104 octane rating-...

vacation

Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

n-rburgring

Trip to the Nürburgring 2015, new personal best BTG time!

During the first two weeks of august me and some friends had a fantastic trip to the Nürburgring.This was my 5th visit to the Ring and the longest and most...

Mazda MX-5 NC 2.0 does 07:58 Nordschleife BTG

This is really impressive.  I have done a few laps around the Nordschleife with a NC myself but not even close to a sub 8 min lap.  170 km/t trough...

Trip to the Nürburgring 2012

On October 11-16 I took my annual trip to one of the most awesome places in the world; The Nürburgring Nordschleife.The date was picked to maximize driving on the track...

Nürburgring trip 2011

Mid August I had some glorious days of car heaven at the famous Nürburgring.This is my 4th. pilgrimage to this glorious, scary, insane, dangerous, fantastic and intimidating race track built...

Excellent Nürburgring Nordschleife video guide from northloop.co.uk

I found a link on bridgetogantry.com to a set of very good corner by corner video guides on how to drive fast and safely around the Nordschleife.http://vimeo.com/channels/nordschleife#9490554I embedded all videos here for...

Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

crash

Trackday with Trackday.no

New trackday. Probably the last chance to do some fast laps at Rudskogen in 2008.Of course everybody knew this and i think it was 150+ cars that showed up.The first...

Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

supercars

Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

racing-beat

Racing Beat 1.250" front sway bar. I like it..

I miss the sharp feeling my NA had with the KYB agx shocks and FM springs.I was certain that the AFCO’s would make the MSM feel as good or better...

suspension

KW Coilover Kit Variant 3

There is no other car in the world that needs a lowering more than the MX-5 NC.  The tire to fender gap is just ridiculous:<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

Racing Beat 1.250" front sway bar. I like it..

I miss the sharp feeling my NA had with the KYB agx shocks and FM springs.I was certain that the AFCO’s would make the MSM feel as good or better...

sway-bar

Hotchkis sway bars.

I don’t know about the sway bars on the 2.0 NC but the ones on my 1.8 base model are horrible and probably one of the main reason the car...

Racing Beat 1.250" front sway bar. I like it..

I miss the sharp feeling my NA had with the KYB agx shocks and FM springs.I was certain that the AFCO’s would make the MSM feel as good or better...

corksport

3" Corksport exhaust. No more backp pressure

I have always wondered why there were no after-market 3” exhaust for the MSM.The stock exhaust is 2.5” so why does FM make their MSM exhaust the same size ?In...

exhaust

Repacking midpipe resonator ? nah...

My GWR 2.5” midpipe was put on the shelf some years ago as it started to have terrible  resonances between 3-4K and generally too boomy for any kind of driving....

Exhaust back pressure testing part 2

Follow up on the earlier blog post where I measured the backpressure on the OEM exhaust I now have some data for two new setups, both with the OEM rear...

Measuring exhaust backpressure on stock exhaust and FMSC.

The stock MX-5 exhaust was put on to pass inspection (which went ok). Before I replace it with something more shiny I measured the exhaust backpressure.

Which MX-5 NC exhaust ?

I’m upgrading the exhaust this winter to open up the airways for future upgrades and maybe even gain some power on the 1.8.I’m not upgrading the rear muffler as I...

Active exhaust = SILENCE on demand!

I love the sound of a high revving/boosting engine going WOT (wide open throttle). The exhaust note is part of the experience when driving a tuned car. It gives feedback to...

Heat insulation of trans tunnel

A common problem when tracking a Miata is heat radiating from the trans tunnel. This may not be a huge problem for daily driving but on track both the exhaust...

RaceLand header one year after

I removed my header today to do some work in the transmission tunnel.. This is how a blingy SS header looks like under the exhaust wrap.I have only used it...

Raceland header

I did a somewhat lengthy post some months ago about the basic principles on how a performance header works. Based on the info and numbers gathered in that article I started...

Testfitting the WG return.

Here is how the WG return ended up looking.<div>No point in takeing pictuarez after installation as everything is hidden under the turbine.</div><div><div></div><div></div><div>Since the pipes are 38mm OD and the flexpipe...

WG return flange welded to DP

I finally got the down pipe welded for the waste gate return.<div>The plan is to just have 38 mm flanges from the WG and the DP and an 3 layer...

FM Exhaust brace

New shiny part. FM exhaust brace which ties the exhaust to the transmission. I hope this will somewhat fix the problem with turbo to manifold studs and nuts backing out....

DP and exhaust fabrication

I managed to move my car to the guys doing the DP fabrication and welding.The trip with 3” open exhaust ending where the CAT ought to be was memorable. The...

3" Corksport exhaust. No more backp pressure

I have always wondered why there were no after-market 3” exhaust for the MSM.The stock exhaust is 2.5” so why does FM make their MSM exhaust the same size ?In...

rudskogen

Rudskogen Trackday 2020.05.30

This trackday was a blast. Not that many cars in the R-session. Nice weather and a good mix of cars and nice people. Managed several sub 1:40 laps. I was...

VACN trackday @ Rudskogen 1.9.2013. 1.44,57!

Yeees!  The closer ratio 6-speed box and perfect conditions bettered my personal best with almost 1 sec ,  1.44,57.  I had a total of four 1.44 laps so it was...

KARN Trackday @ Rudskogen 21.09.08, fastest lap of the year !

Yess. I did a 1.08,0 lap today in the first session on KARN trackday @ Rudskogen and several 1.08,4 laps.I was hoping for a 1.07 this season but thought that...

karn

KARN Trackday @ Rudskogen 21.09.08, fastest lap of the year !

Yess. I did a 1.08,0 lap today in the first session on KARN trackday @ Rudskogen and several 1.08,4 laps.I was hoping for a 1.07 this season but thought that...

fast-lap

KARN Trackday @ Rudskogen 21.09.08, fastest lap of the year !

Yess. I did a 1.08,0 lap today in the first session on KARN trackday @ Rudskogen and several 1.08,4 laps.I was hoping for a 1.07 this season but thought that...

dyno

AEM Dyno-shaft

I found an article on motoiq.com about a new AEM product called a dyno-shaft.Its basically a slip yoke with some strain gauge magic and a controller that will replace the...

ctdrftna @miataturbo.net 3071 dyno results

ctdrftna @miataturbo.net forum ran his amazing NA build on the dyno and got418 HP285 FTLBS18psi8000RPMThats with the same turbo I got but with a redline at least 500 rpm higher...

Taking my MSM to the dyno

I decided to get the car on the dyno before parking it for the winter. No tuning, just a couple of runs to measure the current power output before I...

hydra-ems

Hydra and injectors sold. Needs moar ECU

My Hydra + RC550 injectors are sold to a fellow MX5-Miata.no member. I did the install for him last saturday. The car is now a rocket. Pushing 11-13 psi with...

Launch control with Hydra EMS

I have seen some posts on miata.net and mazda-speed.com regarding Hydra and launch control. I decided to try it in hopes of saving some time when launching at Auto X...

launch-control

Launch control with Hydra EMS

I have seen some posts on miata.net and mazda-speed.com regarding Hydra and launch control. I decided to try it in hopes of saving some time when launching at Auto X...

gardemoen-raceway

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

mx5

Blown engine Post mortem

As I mentioned in a previous post i managed to seize up my engine on the track in a none spectacular fashion. I’m not sure how this happened but will...

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

miata

Miata on speedhunters.com

speedhunters.com has a very nice feature about the Roadster community in SoCal.Check it out at: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/01/28/carlife-gt-gt-the-socal-roadster-lifestyle-by-linhbergh-nguyen.aspxAwsome photos and cars.This car kind of looks like mine:Those 15x9 6UL’s are the LAW.I’m...

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

ss1

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

autox

The Mighty RatX5 scored second place at NCL cup SS2 AutoX

Great day with sunny weather and about 20 cars attending.<div>I managed a 1.08,43 pass on my last try which was 2 seconds faster than my first run. These 225 R888...

RatX5 prep for AutoX

Since my MSM is offline I will be using my NA for the NCL Cup Auto X on Saturday just for giggles. Since the 6UL rims wit R888 was lying...

TSW Auto X @ Gardermoen

On 18. October MX5-Miata.no held Auto X event with the standard SS1 track setup at Gardemoen Raceway. This was MX5 only event and the first in MX5-miata.no’s history.<div>It was a...

crompressor-maps

Comparing different turbos for the MSM

The OEM turbo is a dead end if serious power is the goal.Serious power in Miata terms is 300+, about what a Supra or Skyline delivers with an open intake...

gt3071r

Comparing different turbos for the MSM

The OEM turbo is a dead end if serious power is the goal.Serious power in Miata terms is 300+, about what a Supra or Skyline delivers with an open intake...

turbo

Supercharger and turbo efficiency

The last two seasons I have been pushing harder than ever on the track resulting in lower lap times with basically the same engine power.  More optimal driving results in...

80's Audi ALS system details

I came over this pic on mt.net of the old Audi S1 E2 Quattro AntiLagSystem.Lots of compressed air gets recirculated at throttle liftoff into the manifold runners and mixed with lots of...

More info on the new FMIIR turbo system

FM has posted some more info on their FMIIR turbo system.I wrote some harsh words about it earlier:http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2010/08/flyin-miata-fm-iir-turbokit.htmlMy assumptions was not far off.GT3071R, with .72ar hotside T2 housing with a...

Excellent article on new Garret GTX series turbochargers from motoiq.com

An Inside Look at the New Garrett GTX Turbochargers These new billet compressor wheels can really do wonders for flow on the same size turbos. Look at the comparison between...

Clocking the turbo and test fitting

The turbo needs to be clocked to get the center section aligned correct for the oil drain.<div>Both the compressor and turbine bolts needed to be loosened.  I suspect the bolts...

Project update ( or lack of it..)

Not much happening at the moment.I’m awaiting parts from FM, ATPTurbo and Miataroadster:- exhaust manifold gasket, water/oil lines for turbo, FM turbo to IC hose, MS motor mounts, turbo heat...

New ETD manifold arrived

I got the ETD turbo manifold today. It looks the business. Something tells me the high-temp paint will look different after a while.If the post office or customs do their...

Comparing different turbos for the MSM

The OEM turbo is a dead end if serious power is the goal.Serious power in Miata terms is 300+, about what a Supra or Skyline delivers with an open intake...

bumpstops

Coilovers rebuilt with new bushings and bumpstops

When removing the coilovers during the suspension bushing install I noticed that the coilovers did not look the way they should. The front dampers leaked oil and the bump stop...

afco

Coilovers rebuilt with new bushings and bumpstops

When removing the coilovers during the suspension bushing install I noticed that the coilovers did not look the way they should. The front dampers leaked oil and the bump stop...

bushings

Coilovers rebuilt with new bushings and bumpstops

When removing the coilovers during the suspension bushing install I noticed that the coilovers did not look the way they should. The front dampers leaked oil and the bump stop...

coilovers

KW Coilover Kit Variant 3

There is no other car in the world that needs a lowering more than the MX-5 NC.  The tire to fender gap is just ridiculous:<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

Coilovers rebuilt with new bushings and bumpstops

When removing the coilovers during the suspension bushing install I noticed that the coilovers did not look the way they should. The front dampers leaked oil and the bump stop...

turbo-removal

Removing the stock turbo for something better

Last weekend I removed the OEM turbo and all other parts I won’t be needing for a while when the new hair dryer arrives.This time I used the removal procedure...

gearbox

6-speed transmission swap part 3, WIN

So after a lot of searching I found a 6-speed propshaft for sale on autolink.co.uk that was not listed on their site.For reference , here is a pic of both...

Temp sensors in gearbox- and diff-drainplugs

I got my extra diff and gear box drain plugs ages ago but have been prioritizing other stuff. The reason for buying some extras is that my first try didn’t...

diff

Temp sensors in gearbox- and diff-drainplugs

I got my extra diff and gear box drain plugs ages ago but have been prioritizing other stuff. The reason for buying some extras is that my first try didn’t...

drainplug

Temp sensors in gearbox- and diff-drainplugs

I got my extra diff and gear box drain plugs ages ago but have been prioritizing other stuff. The reason for buying some extras is that my first try didn’t...

tempsensor

Temp sensors in gearbox- and diff-drainplugs

I got my extra diff and gear box drain plugs ages ago but have been prioritizing other stuff. The reason for buying some extras is that my first try didn’t...

rims

Miata on speedhunters.com

speedhunters.com has a very nice feature about the Roadster community in SoCal.Check it out at: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/01/28/carlife-gt-gt-the-socal-roadster-lifestyle-by-linhbergh-nguyen.aspxAwsome photos and cars.This car kind of looks like mine:Those 15x9 6UL’s are the LAW.I’m...

blog

Miata on speedhunters.com

speedhunters.com has a very nice feature about the Roadster community in SoCal.Check it out at: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/01/28/carlife-gt-gt-the-socal-roadster-lifestyle-by-linhbergh-nguyen.aspxAwsome photos and cars.This car kind of looks like mine:Those 15x9 6UL’s are the LAW.I’m...

manifold

New ETD manifold arrived

I got the ETD turbo manifold today. It looks the business. Something tells me the high-temp paint will look different after a while.If the post office or customs do their...

etd

New ETD manifold arrived

I got the ETD turbo manifold today. It looks the business. Something tells me the high-temp paint will look different after a while.If the post office or customs do their...

aero

Front DIY splitter using Racebred Components brackets

Since I’m ~100 hp down on power this season I got motivated to do some aero mods to better lap times trough grip and downforce. I have had the Racebred...

Great Swedish article on race car aerodynamics

I found this great article on rejsa.nu covering aero modifications to racecars. Splitters, wings, skirts and diffusers are explained with examples and illustrations. http://rejsa.nu/info/aerodynamik.pdf<div></div><div>I didn’t know that a splitter can...

Crazy NA Aero pics

I found this thread over at clubroadster.netSome guy has done serious aero work on his car. Custom under body panels, S2000 diffuser, APR splitter with proper supports etc.Check out the...

diffuser

Crazy NA Aero pics

I found this thread over at clubroadster.netSome guy has done serious aero work on his car. Custom under body panels, S2000 diffuser, APR splitter with proper supports etc.Check out the...

undertray

Crazy NA Aero pics

I found this thread over at clubroadster.netSome guy has done serious aero work on his car. Custom under body panels, S2000 diffuser, APR splitter with proper supports etc.Check out the...

clubroadster-net

Crazy NA Aero pics

I found this thread over at clubroadster.netSome guy has done serious aero work on his car. Custom under body panels, S2000 diffuser, APR splitter with proper supports etc.Check out the...

movie

Gatebil 2010

This pretty much sums up what happens at Gatebil events here in Norway.  There is a mix of drift cars, unlimited track cars and a bunch of other tuned cars...

Nice drifting movie

Found this on speedhunters.comIt almost makes me wanna start drifting.Almost..Drift Mechanik’s Don’t Stop from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

drifting

Video: INVASION BY STEPHEN BROOKS

Nice video as usual from Stephen BrooksMakes even drifting look cool.  The guy on the podium is Norwegian drifter Fredric Aasbø.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="450" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/28975331?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="800"></iframe>INVASION - Maxxis Tyres...

YAER Productions Does FD Long Beach Video

After every new round of FD there is a new wave of drifting videos hitting the internet.  Most of them delivers the same boring stuff of Japanese cars converted to V8 shot...

Autumn Drift Matsuri 2010, Good times

90% of drift videos are crap.  This one is not.<iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16922457" width="800"></iframe>Autumn Drift Matsuri 2010 - Ebisu Circuit, Japan from Remi Schouten on Vimeo.

ECO Tec engine with some nice bits

I found this picture on deathmachines.net. I'm not 100% sure but I think this is the 4-cyl ECO Tec engine that Ryan Tuerck from Gardella Racing used in the Formula...

Henry Swasey, Texas Street Drifting video

As my car is stuck in PKK hell I’ll continue to post drift videos…Since drifting is getting old incredibly fast these days its cool to see a video that differs...

Unknown car drifting up Eschdorf Hillclimb

Nice video. I have seen clips shot from this angle before but never in this sort of quality. The sound is nice too. No wind noise or other unwanted sounds...

Awsome drift video from FD Long Beach

Nice video. I like the editing, sound, everything.Formula Drift 2010 Round 1 from Justin Shreeve Films on Vimeo.

Tanner Foust drifting Mulholland drive

I found this great video of Tanner Foust drifting Mulholland drive on Speedhunters. I can't belive we didn't drive this road when we were road trippin trough LA back in...

Intense drifting video

This must be the wildest drifting I have ever seen. Too many cars on small track with overtaking happening in mid drift. Nice cars too.<div>I’m no drifting fan at all...

Nice drift video

I saw this one on motormavens.com . . Nice setting. I wish I had a play ground like that. http://vimeo.com/9510390

Nice drifting movie

Found this on speedhunters.comIt almost makes me wanna start drifting.Almost..Drift Mechanik’s Don’t Stop from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

vtsc

Removing restrictive VTCS from intake manifold

Since I have to wait for more parts before continuing the turbo installation I decided to remove the intake manifold.This makes it easier to properly block the EGR and remove...

egr

Removing restrictive VTCS from intake manifold

Since I have to wait for more parts before continuing the turbo installation I decided to remove the intake manifold.This makes it easier to properly block the EGR and remove...

intake-manifold

Jenvey.co.uk Miata FI manifolds

Looks like www.jenvey.co.uk will start producing both IRTB and a FI manifold for the BP.I stole some pics from Malcoms excellent Miata race car build thread:Så dette fra denne tråden:   http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=45768&view=findpost&p=799680£600...

VICS manifold pics

‘95MSM @ www.mazda-speed.com forum was kind enough to take some photos of his 99-00 Miata VICS manifold that are going onto his 95 NA with a complete MSM engine/drivetrain swap...

2001 MX5 1.8 Sport and MSM manifold comparison

I took some measurements and pics of my MSM manifold today. It should be the same as 2001-05 VTCS manifolds on USDM cars.<div>I also measured ID and OD inlet and...

2001 MX5 1.8 Sport inlet manifold pics and specs

I got my new intake manifold from http://www.autolinkmx5.com/ yesterday.<div>It’s from a 2001 MX5 1.8 Sport and has the same manifold as the JDM 1.8 NB RS.</div><div></div><div>I took some pictures and...

New intake manifold.

I have been hoping that someone would come up with a proper intake manifold for an overboosted BP engine.Begi got one but its $600 and it got very short runners...

Removing restrictive VTCS from intake manifold

Since I have to wait for more parts before continuing the turbo installation I decided to remove the intake manifold.This makes it easier to properly block the EGR and remove...

project

First testdrive with the Rotrex.

I took the car out for a short spin on Sunday just to to properly bleed the cooling system with the reroute.  Since the header wrap is new and smokes a...

Rotrex install finished !

I now have everything on the car working mechanically. The last major custom part was fabricated on Saturday by Håvard @ my workshop doing his thing with the TIG welder.<div class="separator"...

Prosport boost gauge mounted inside instrument cluster

Updated: Remove annoying beep and wire it to always use red background lighting (Step 6. and 7. )Where is the optimal place to mount a gauge ?- In the vents,...

MSM project status August 2011

This blog has been lacking MSM project updates the last 6 months due to laziness.  I have a huge backlog of very cool stuff I need to write about but...

Turbo and related parts sold...

Yup. I sold most of my turbo setup last week. I didn’t think it would go that fast but it was gone the day after put it up for sale;...

Project update: Hotside parts back on the car.

Manifold, turbo, DP, exhaust, piping and other misc. stuff are now back in the car. It took forever due to all the small things that needs modifying or improvement.<div>The install...

DP and exhaust fabrication

I managed to move my car to the guys doing the DP fabrication and welding.The trip with 3” open exhaust ending where the CAT ought to be was memorable. The...

New motor mounts

I got new Mazda competition motor mounts from miataroadster.net while oredering manifold studs.  I hope this will somewhat make the six-speed shift better without too much NVH. Also  the turbo/DP is...

It's alive, GT3071R that is...

After 6 days of hard work in the garage the car is back on the ground.<div>The test fitting and routing of hoses took ages. Since the ETD manifold has the...

Project update ( or lack of it..)

Not much happening at the moment.I’m awaiting parts from FM, ATPTurbo and Miataroadster:- exhaust manifold gasket, water/oil lines for turbo, FM turbo to IC hose, MS motor mounts, turbo heat...

n-a

Naturally aspirated Miata power.

I found this dyno comparison between a Honda S2000 and Keith@FM 2.0 stroker engine built for the Targa Miata ( www.targamiata.com ).There were high expectations in the Miata community for...

s2000

Naturally aspirated Miata power.

I found this dyno comparison between a Honda S2000 and Keith@FM 2.0 stroker engine built for the Targa Miata ( www.targamiata.com ).There were high expectations in the Miata community for...

fm-stroker

Naturally aspirated Miata power.

I found this dyno comparison between a Honda S2000 and Keith@FM 2.0 stroker engine built for the Targa Miata ( www.targamiata.com ).There were high expectations in the Miata community for...

gasket

Clocking the turbo and test fitting

The turbo needs to be clocked to get the center section aligned correct for the oil drain.<div>Both the compressor and turbine bolts needed to be loosened.  I suspect the bolts...

m-tuned

M-tuned coolant reroute system

I got mail from 949Racing today announcing the new new M-tuned coolant reroute for all Miatas.<div></div><div>Compared to other reroutes I have seen this one has the thermostat in its own...

coolant-reroute

M-tuned coolant reroute system

I got mail from 949Racing today announcing the new new M-tuned coolant reroute for all Miatas.<div></div><div>Compared to other reroutes I have seen this one has the thermostat in its own...

motor-mounts

New motor mounts

I got new Mazda competition motor mounts from miataroadster.net while oredering manifold studs.  I hope this will somewhat make the six-speed shift better without too much NVH. Also  the turbo/DP is...

ariel-atom

Ariel Atom

The Arilel Atom is a fantastic car if comfort and weather is totally taken out of the equation. I actually considered one of these but ended up with an NSX...

chassis-setup

SPEC miata setup guidelines

Harald @mx5-miata.no sendt me this link to the new SPEC miata setup guidelines.They are now running Toyo R888 tires and has recomended setup instructions for this tire which is exactly...

r888

Rolling and pulling fenders for 17x9 ET35 - 235/40 wheels

9” wheels and matching 225 R888 was one of the best upgrades I did for the MSM.  They where worth 3 sek on Rudskogen compared to the 205 -17 street...

SPEC miata setup guidelines

Harald @mx5-miata.no sendt me this link to the new SPEC miata setup guidelines.They are now running Toyo R888 tires and has recomended setup instructions for this tire which is exactly...

spec-miata

SPEC miata setup guidelines

Harald @mx5-miata.no sendt me this link to the new SPEC miata setup guidelines.They are now running Toyo R888 tires and has recomended setup instructions for this tire which is exactly...

down-pipe

DP and exhaust fabrication

I managed to move my car to the guys doing the DP fabrication and welding.The trip with 3” open exhaust ending where the CAT ought to be was memorable. The...

ebc

Tuning boost with EBC

Last sunday I started dialing in the boost with the Greddy E01 EBC. Until now I have been running a direct boost signal from the compressor to the WG.I found...

engine-build

New 2.3L engine

After grenading the 2.0 early in the 2020 season I needed a new engine fast. Building something during COVID19 is hard due to international shipping taking ages from the US....

Engine rebuild part 9 and beyond..

I just realised I haven’t made an update here since spring.Short story : The 2016 season has been a disaster with less than 2h behind the wheel and what feels...

Engine rebuild part 1: Tear down and damage assessment

I have started disassembling the engine to find out exactly how broke I’ll be after the rebuild.After testing the compression all I knew was that cylinder one had 0 psi which...

Boundary Engineering high flow oil pump

I took some comparison shots of the blue printed Boundary Engineering oil pump while putting it on the engine.<div>This is fitted with their billet oil pump gears which . I...

It's alive!

On Wednesday evening I was ready to fire up the engine for the first time after rebuild.<div>I was pretty confident that the shortblock was ok was but the real test...

Modification of the windage tray

When ARP or whoever designed/choose the studs and nuts for the Miata they obviously did that before the NB windage tray was invented. The ARP nut and washer has a...

Bottom end almost ready

Pistons with rings, crank, rods etc. are all in the block and has been for over a week.I’m still waiting for the Boundary Engineering blue printed oil pump before I...

Wrist pin to small-end clearance on Belfab rods

That was a long title…<div></div><div>There has been some discussion on the interwebz if the Belfab rods could be installed without honing for correct small end clearance.</div><div>All 4 rods of mine...

Engine assembly part 1

I got the block back from the machinist a couple of days ago and are now ready to start assemble stuff.<div>I started off with some thorough cleaning with brake cleaner...

New rods

I got the rods yesterday. Actually, the rods belong to a fellow member of mx5-miata.no who had the same rods from 949racing lying around. He’ll get mine when they arrive...

Engine tear down part 3

Block is finally delivered to www.motorteknikk.no for +1mm bore and hone. I'll have it back some time next week. No problems removing the internals. Most of the time was spent...

Engine tear down part 2

Today I used almost 2 hours just to get that damn engine on the engine stand.<div>I did not have access to the enige hoist so I used a very risky...

Engine tear down part 1

It’s soo nice to have unlimited space around the engine. No sore knucles, akward positions and special tools to reach those hard to get nuts and bolts.<div>I got the transmission...

Removing the engine

I have never removed an engine from a car before. I opted to lift it out with the transmission i place. I suspect the release bearing is toast as I...

clutch

6-speed transmission swap part 3, WIN

So after a lot of searching I found a 6-speed propshaft for sale on autolink.co.uk that was not listed on their site.For reference , here is a pic of both...

Clutch problems

As I mentioned in a previous post my throw out bearing and pressure plate looks kind of hammered after only 2-track days and maybe 500 Km of street driving.<div>It turns...

video

Trip to the Nürburgring 2015, new personal best BTG time!

During the first two weeks of august me and some friends had a fantastic trip to the Nürburgring.This was my 5th visit to the Ring and the longest and most...

YAER Productions Does FD Long Beach Video

After every new round of FD there is a new wave of drifting videos hitting the internet.  Most of them delivers the same boring stuff of Japanese cars converted to V8 shot...

400 whp Rotrex supercharged Integra.

Check out this clip of Mr. Oscar @ Kraftwerks  and his 400 whp Rotrex equipped Honda Integra.400 whp with no lag and excellent transient response.  This is what I hope to acomplish...

Some unusual and extreme hill climb cars.

A 1.7 turbocharged Hill climb special with a gass turbine pumping inn air to reduce turbolag.I wonder how that is done. Maybe it is injected directly into the exhaust manifold...

Autumn Drift Matsuri 2010, Good times

90% of drift videos are crap.  This one is not.<iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16922457" width="800"></iframe>Autumn Drift Matsuri 2010 - Ebisu Circuit, Japan from Remi Schouten on Vimeo.

AMS Alpha 10 upgrade for the 09+ R35 Nissan GT-R = 1100hp and 9.3@153 MPH quarter mile

You think your mid nineties jap 4-cyl turbo engine is hightech ? No, its a turd. At least compared to the mighty VR38 V6 twin turbo from the Nissan R35...

Crazy 1664 hp 4-rotor dyno pull

I found this video via speedhunters.com in their feature about the Queens St. BMW M3 drag car. For some reason they put a Mazda 4-rotor with a GT60 turbo and...

Gotland Ring, slow motion of fast cars

Quality edit with nice music. Look at that 911 tearing up the tarmac in the right left combo. Delivering the neccesary torque in such a contolled manner with a peaky...

911 (964?) oversteering trough SPA

Good video. Those 911 type of things sure needs to be steered with the throttle. Fantastic sound and recording without rattling interior or road/wind noise. A 4-cyl will never sound...

Henry Swasey, Texas Street Drifting video

As my car is stuck in PKK hell I’ll continue to post drift videos…Since drifting is getting old incredibly fast these days its cool to see a video that differs...

Unknown car drifting up Eschdorf Hillclimb

Nice video. I have seen clips shot from this angle before but never in this sort of quality. The sound is nice too. No wind noise or other unwanted sounds...

Tanner Foust drifting Mulholland drive

I found this great video of Tanner Foust drifting Mulholland drive on Speedhunters. I can't belive we didn't drive this road when we were road trippin trough LA back in...

Great video of tire deflection on a V8 Supercar at Bathurst

Looks like the rim is almost touching the ground at some places. I bet those tires have super stiff side walls but with the extreme forces involved they look like...

oil-pump

Boundary Engineering high flow oil pump

I took some comparison shots of the blue printed Boundary Engineering oil pump while putting it on the engine.<div>This is fitted with their billet oil pump gears which . I...

ratx5

The Mighty RatX5 scored second place at NCL cup SS2 AutoX

Great day with sunny weather and about 20 cars attending.<div>I managed a 1.08,43 pass on my last try which was 2 seconds faster than my first run. These 225 R888...

RatX5 prep for AutoX

Since my MSM is offline I will be using my NA for the NCL Cup Auto X on Saturday just for giggles. Since the 6UL rims wit R888 was lying...

RatX5 is offline.

My old trusty NA decided to get rid of all the coolant my way to work. Lots of smoke and coolant on the road. <div>The OEM rad from 95 has...

radiator

New CSF radiator installed

I managed to slip my car jack off the crossmember while trying to get control of a oil leak and ended up destroying my radiator a while ago.  After logging temps during...

RatX5 is offline.

My old trusty NA decided to get rid of all the coolant my way to work. Lots of smoke and coolant on the road. <div>The OEM rad from 95 has...

pkk

YEEEAH! PKK emission test passed with flying colors!

It only took 4 tries and a shit load of hours wrenching to pass the emission test. CO was way off.It was most likely the CAT on the 99 N/A...

turbomiata-net

ctdrftna @miataturbo.net 3071 dyno results

ctdrftna @miataturbo.net forum ran his amazing NA build on the dyno and got418 HP285 FTLBS18psi8000RPMThats with the same turbo I got but with a redline at least 500 rpm higher...

wheels

New wheels for the street and wheel weight comparison.

When I picked up the old 1.8 engine on the wreckers I also bought some super cheap Mazda 6 2.3 17” wheels.The 16” OEM wheels will not clear the new...

RatX5 prep for AutoX

Since my MSM is offline I will be using my NA for the NCL Cup Auto X on Saturday just for giggles. Since the 6UL rims wit R888 was lying...

speed-hunters

Very good vintage racing article on Speedhunters.

I found this excellent article of vintage F1 and racing on speedhunters.com written by John Brooks. Amazing and unusual pictures from a time when motor sports was a deadly affair:http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/07/27/photo-roll-gt-gt-film-speed.aspx<div></div><div>It...

f1

Great article on speedhunters.com on the increasingly complex rules and regulations in motorsport.

Given my modest interest in F1 I have not ben able to keep up with the regulations that seems to change and get more complex for each season.As I understand...

Very good vintage racing article on Speedhunters.

I found this excellent article of vintage F1 and racing on speedhunters.com written by John Brooks. Amazing and unusual pictures from a time when motor sports was a deadly affair:http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/07/27/photo-roll-gt-gt-film-speed.aspx<div></div><div>It...

injectors

Installing Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors

As mentioned in this post I will use the Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors and installed them yesterday.<div>Nothing special during install. You need to use the included harness clips and the...

New 1000cc injectors

Since the RC550 injectors was sold off with the Hydra I got myself a set of the all hyped up Injector Dynamics 1000cc from 949Racing. They are said to have...

throttle-body

New 65 mm Throttle Body

The next step on optimizing the intake side of things is a new throttle body for my 2001 Sport "square top" intake manifold. I just ordered it from Summit but...

pwr

New PWR tube and fin inter cooler

My latest internet purchase is a PWR Intercooler based on the AERO 2 tube and fin core.<div></div><div>One of the biggest challenges on a tracked turbo Miata is engine cooling. Especially...

inter-cooler

Pierburg CWA 100-3 IC pump

I just got my new Pierburg water pump that I’ll use on the FMSC instead of the stock Bosch unit. I ordered it from https://tecomotive.com/en/products/CWA100-3.html

New cold side intake piping fitted

Great piece of “soft-“ware. Very flexible and easy to adjust without the need to secure it to the frame. Not as restrictive as the OEM pipes.<div>I had to cut a...

New PWR tube and fin inter cooler

My latest internet purchase is a PWR Intercooler based on the AERO 2 tube and fin core.<div></div><div>One of the biggest challenges on a tracked turbo Miata is engine cooling. Especially...

waste-gate

Synchronic 50mm V-band wastegate

I just got my wastegate from Synapse Engineering.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Huh, a waste gate for å Rotrex compressor install you say ? Yes. The WG doesn’t care if...

Testfitting the WG return.

Here is how the WG return ended up looking.<div>No point in takeing pictuarez after installation as everything is hidden under the turbine.</div><div><div></div><div></div><div>Since the pipes are 38mm OD and the flexpipe...

WG return flange welded to DP

I finally got the down pipe welded for the waste gate return.<div>The plan is to just have 38 mm flanges from the WG and the DP and an 3 layer...

nc

Brake ducting installed

I bought a brake ducting kit from gw ages ago but never installed it due to the reservoirs on the KW3 suspension interfering with the inlet of the ducts.  After...

Mazda MX-5 NC 2.0 does 07:58 Nordschleife BTG

This is really impressive.  I have done a few laps around the Nordschleife with a NC myself but not even close to a sub 8 min lap.  170 km/t trough...

Blown engine Post mortem

As I mentioned in a previous post i managed to seize up my engine on the track in a none spectacular fashion. I’m not sure how this happened but will...

A closer look at the "Cosworth" MP62 supercharger kit for Mazda MX-5 NC

I recently got the chance to take a closer look at the Cosworth SC for the MX-5 NC.It is no longer branded as a Cosworth SC but sold from several...

Great article on how to do the MZR/Duratec 2.5l NC swap

The following is a post from Moto-Mike @ forum.miata.net on how to swap a 2.5 MZR/Duratec into an NC.  I'm reposting it in case miata.net goes up in flames. 2.5 swap...

My vibration free smart phone camera mount for MX-5

Ever since the Harrys Laptimer app for iPhone was able to capture video I have been trying to find a good mounting solution for my iPhone.  I have tried several...

IAT and ECT temps at the track.

I did some temprature logging via OBDII at Rudskogen yesterday which pretty much confirms my testing in this post: http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2013/07/iat-ect-and-pressure-drop-mesurement.htmlI did the logging at the end of a balls out 10...

IAT, ECT and pressure drop mesurement with stock intake on a 1.8 NC

I finally got the time to do some temperature and vacuum measurements on the stock intake system.I used OBDII readings via my Innovate OT-2  to iPhone.The mesurements was done with...

A closer look at the stock 2006 NC header

I removed the stock header on the NC the other day and took some pics of the “squid”.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>On the internetz this piece is considered to...

Lowering stock NC seat

Having enough head room when wearing a helmet has been a problem in all my MX-5 including the NA and MSM. I partially solved it by removing foam from the...

Mazda MX-5 NC vs. NA / NB

The first thing I wanted to know when the NC was released was how it compared to the previous generations. Which parts was carried over from the NA/NB. What is...

New car , Mazda MX-5 NC 2006 1.8

I ended up with yet another MX-5.  This time a 2006 NC 1.8.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>It’s probably the least exclusive edition of them...

270 whp N/A NC

Brian Goodwin from good-win-racing.com installed a 2.5l Duratec based on a Mazda 3 into a NC.<div></div><div>Full story here: http://www.mazdatalkforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1721</div><div></div><div>Nice to see such an extreme project using a late model MX5...

aem

AEM Dyno-shaft

I found an article on motoiq.com about a new AEM product called a dyno-shaft.Its basically a slip yoke with some strain gauge magic and a controller that will replace the...

New ECU = Adaptronic e420c

I have done some heavy reading the last couple of days trying to decide which ECU/EMS to get for the MSM now that the Hydra is gone.<div></div><div><div>I used the following...

ems

New ECU = Adaptronic e420c

I have done some heavy reading the last couple of days trying to decide which ECU/EMS to get for the MSM now that the Hydra is gone.<div></div><div><div>I used the following...

adaptronic

949 Racing NA with a 2001+ 1.8 VVT transplant

Emilio over at www.949Racing.com has been going crazy in his own webshop and loaded up his own daily driver with fancy parts. The result is a very competent and clean...

New ECU = Adaptronic e420c

I have done some heavy reading the last couple of days trying to decide which ECU/EMS to get for the MSM now that the Hydra is gone.<div></div><div><div>I used the following...

wing

Rear wing project

I got this Chinese carbon wing from www.badassparts.no earlier this year to add some much needed downforce on the car.  It has always felt a little loose down into the...

Great Swedish article on race car aerodynamics

I found this great article on rejsa.nu covering aero modifications to racecars. Splitters, wings, skirts and diffusers are explained with examples and illustrations. http://rejsa.nu/info/aerodynamik.pdf<div></div><div>I didn’t know that a splitter can...

splitter

Front DIY splitter using Racebred Components brackets

Since I’m ~100 hp down on power this season I got motivated to do some aero mods to better lap times trough grip and downforce. I have had the Racebred...

Great Swedish article on race car aerodynamics

I found this great article on rejsa.nu covering aero modifications to racecars. Splitters, wings, skirts and diffusers are explained with examples and illustrations. http://rejsa.nu/info/aerodynamik.pdf<div></div><div>I didn’t know that a splitter can...

racing

Amazing pictures from Le Mans Classic 2010 by Laurent Nivalle

I saw this on Speedhunters.comhttp://laurentnivalle.fr/LMC2010.htmlI don’t know much about photography but I know a good picture when I see one.These are just phenomenal pictures of cars and racing. The soft...

Great resource for different racing series and cars

I found this link on the interwebz the other day. http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/racing.aspx<div></div><div>It is a thorough introduction to all of the most famous racing series and cars both past and present. I...

flyin-miata

Flyinmiata Supercharger installation

I had the pleasure of installing the FM Supercharger for the NC MX-5 back in May and I thought I’d share share some pics and experiences from the installation.For a...

Flyin` Miata Big Fuel kit

I noticed that the new Flyin` Miata Big Fuel kit is now available from their webshop.- 300 L/h Deutchwerks pump- AN-Lines- AEM fpr- FM dualfeed rail (optional)<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align:...

More info on the new FMIIR turbo system

FM has posted some more info on their FMIIR turbo system.I wrote some harsh words about it earlier:http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2010/08/flyin-miata-fm-iir-turbokit.htmlMy assumptions was not far off.GT3071R, with .72ar hotside T2 housing with a...

Flyin Miata offers ECU reflash for 99+ Miata/MX5

It only took 11 years for someone to crack the code :-) This is pretty cool. Especially for the NC guys that have a very powerful OEM ECU with a...

New Flyin Miata supercharger kit for the NC MX-5

I saw this pic on www.flyinmiata.com:<div></div><div></div><div>Thats most likely a MP62 blower with a water to air IC integrated in the intake manifold.</div><div>I love how both the Cosworth and this design...

Flyin Miata FM IIR turbokit ?

From flyinmiata.com:<div></div><div><blockquote>Horsepower is coming to townAt the last count for Summer Camp, we’re going to have five v8 powered Miatas stopping by. We also have at least two supercharged NCs...

wbo2

Innovate LC-1 install

I did use an LC-1 on my previous 95’ turbo build. Back then I mounted it in the engine bay as the O2 bung was located near enough to route...

lc-1

Innovate LC-1 install

I did use an LC-1 on my previous 95’ turbo build. Back then I mounted it in the engine bay as the O2 bung was located near enough to route...

ecu

Flyin Miata offers ECU reflash for 99+ Miata/MX5

It only took 11 years for someone to crack the code :-) This is pretty cool. Especially for the NC guys that have a very powerful OEM ECU with a...

oil-separator

IxizConspet Air Oil Separator, a closer look

I really thought the stock MSM catch can was up to the job of venting the head and crank case pressure without oil splattering out into the engine bay. At...

rotary

Crazy 1664 hp 4-rotor dyno pull

I found this video via speedhunters.com in their feature about the Queens St. BMW M3 drag car. For some reason they put a Mazda 4-rotor with a GT60 turbo and...

supercharging

Supercharger and turbo efficiency

The last two seasons I have been pushing harder than ever on the track resulting in lower lap times with basically the same engine power.  More optimal driving results in...

Supercharger IC pump upgrade and relocation

My AEM Infinity logs from my last trackdayshowed IAT peaking 100C which was 75C more than ambient that day. Crazy..  I know the MP62 is not the most efficient blower...

First trackday with the FlyinMiata supercharger

I attended the NSK trackday at Vålerbanen August 3. which was the first time on track with the FM supercharger.  It was not fully tuned yet but the map was...

Flyinmiata Supercharger installation

I had the pleasure of installing the FM Supercharger for the NC MX-5 back in May and I thought I’d share share some pics and experiences from the installation.For a...

A closer look at the "Cosworth" MP62 supercharger kit for Mazda MX-5 NC

I recently got the chance to take a closer look at the Cosworth SC for the MX-5 NC.It is no longer branded as a Cosworth SC but sold from several...

Supercharger pulley alignment, Star Wars-style

I knew getting the pulleys to align properly would be a challenge and crucial for proper operation of the Rotrex. Misalignment can result in belt wear/failure and slippage.  Since I’m...

Stop the press: My Rotrex bracket is actually finished

After 7 prototypes made in wood I now have a bracket made in 10mm 7072 alu.  I designed it using eMachine shop in 3D but had to convert it into...

Header tech

Since the MSM for some reason did not include a N/A header I need to get one of this things for my new Rotrex plans.<div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right:...

Turbo and related parts sold...

Yup. I sold most of my turbo setup last week. I didn’t think it would go that fast but it was gone the day after put it up for sale;...

compressor

Synchronic 50mm V-band wastegate

I just got my wastegate from Synapse Engineering.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Huh, a waste gate for å Rotrex compressor install you say ? Yes. The WG doesn’t care if...

Rotrex compressor sizing

<div style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;">I need to decide which Rotrex supercharger to use in my next engine setup.</div><div>My goal is 400whp max @ 7200 rpm with no more...

rotrex

Testdrive with new preliminary Rotrex map. Like!

I made a preliminary Rotrex map based on my N/A map and the old 3017 turbo map.  I basically modified my finely tuned N/A map with the ignition and fuel...

First testdrive with the Rotrex.

I took the car out for a short spin on Sunday just to to properly bleed the cooling system with the reroute.  Since the header wrap is new and smokes a...

Rotrex install finished !

I now have everything on the car working mechanically. The last major custom part was fabricated on Saturday by Håvard @ my workshop doing his thing with the TIG welder.<div class="separator"...

Stop the press: My Rotrex bracket is actually finished

After 7 prototypes made in wood I now have a bracket made in 10mm 7072 alu.  I designed it using eMachine shop in 3D but had to convert it into...

Laminova oil cooler for Rotrex ? Nah...

I have been trying to figure out where to put my conventional 10x30x5 cm Setrab oil-cooler for the Rotrex unit and avoid having to stack 3 coolers (oil, IC, coolant) in...

400 whp Rotrex supercharged Integra.

Check out this clip of Mr. Oscar @ Kraftwerks  and his 400 whp Rotrex equipped Honda Integra.400 whp with no lag and excellent transient response.  This is what I hope to acomplish...

Rotrex compressor sizing

<div style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;">I need to decide which Rotrex supercharger to use in my next engine setup.</div><div>My goal is 400whp max @ 7200 rpm with no more...

A closer look at the stock 2006 NC header

I removed the stock header on the NC the other day and took some pics of the “squid”.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>On the internetz this piece is considered to...

Header and midpipe install

I now have both the GW header and midpipe on the car mated to the stock rear silencer.  Car is still on stands so I have only started it in...

Roadster sport header

I got my RoadsterSport header today.Very nice:<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>It is very compact compared to a NA/NB header.  Mainly because it ends after...

Which MX-5 NC exhaust ?

I’m upgrading the exhaust this winter to open up the airways for future upgrades and maybe even gain some power on the 1.8.I’m not upgrading the rear muffler as I...

RaceLand header one year after

I removed my header today to do some work in the transmission tunnel.. This is how a blingy SS header looks like under the exhaust wrap.I have only used it...

Raceland header

I did a somewhat lengthy post some months ago about the basic principles on how a performance header works. Based on the info and numbers gathered in that article I started...

Header tech

Since the MSM for some reason did not include a N/A header I need to get one of this things for my new Rotrex plans.<div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right:...

lancia

1.8 litre 4 cyl 16v twin/sequential turbo Triflux Lancia ECV engine

What a fancy name. “Sequential Triflux Turbo Engine”.  It’s like stright out of a 60’s Star Trek episode.This is both the strangest and coolest otto-engine I have ever seen and...

sequential-turbo

1.8 litre 4 cyl 16v twin/sequential turbo Triflux Lancia ECV engine

What a fancy name. “Sequential Triflux Turbo Engine”.  It’s like stright out of a 60’s Star Trek episode.This is both the strangest and coolest otto-engine I have ever seen and...

fuel-system

New DW65c fuel pump install

I decided to upgrade my fuel pump for several reasons.- I was not able to keep target AFR with the SC above 11 psi regardless of MAF scaling and other...

MSM fuel rail and ID1000 works!

Whille looking trough my MSM pics I found this screen dump.Section 3 and 4 shows EGT for each runner in a 1.2 bar Rotrex setup. Fuel system is a Walbro...

Flyin` Miata Big Fuel kit

I noticed that the new Flyin` Miata Big Fuel kit is now available from their webshop.- 300 L/h Deutchwerks pump- AN-Lines- AEM fpr- FM dualfeed rail (optional)<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align:...

anti-lag

80's Audi ALS system details

I came over this pic on mt.net of the old Audi S1 E2 Quattro AntiLagSystem.Lots of compressed air gets recirculated at throttle liftoff into the manifold runners and mixed with lots of...

vide

Video: INVASION BY STEPHEN BROOKS

Nice video as usual from Stephen BrooksMakes even drifting look cool.  The guy on the podium is Norwegian drifter Fredric Aasbø.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="450" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/28975331?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="800"></iframe>INVASION - Maxxis Tyres...

raceland

Raceland header

I did a somewhat lengthy post some months ago about the basic principles on how a performance header works. Based on the info and numbers gathered in that article I started...

synchronic

Synchronic 50mm V-band wastegate

I just got my wastegate from Synapse Engineering.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Huh, a waste gate for å Rotrex compressor install you say ? Yes. The WG doesn’t care if...

pikes-peak

PPIHC prepped RS200 from Forge Motorsport

How can we not love purpose built hill climb cars ?  Check out this all carbon, 900hp, 2.4l BPD Cosworth RS200 from Forge Motorsport.In 2012 Pikes Peak is all tarmac...

oil-cooler

Laminova oil cooler for Rotrex ? Nah...

I have been trying to figure out where to put my conventional 10x30x5 cm Setrab oil-cooler for the Rotrex unit and avoid having to stack 3 coolers (oil, IC, coolant) in...

laminova

Laminova oil cooler for Rotrex ? Nah...

I have been trying to figure out where to put my conventional 10x30x5 cm Setrab oil-cooler for the Rotrex unit and avoid having to stack 3 coolers (oil, IC, coolant) in...

949racing

949 Racing NA with a 2001+ 1.8 VVT transplant

Emilio over at www.949Racing.com has been going crazy in his own webshop and loaded up his own daily driver with fancy parts. The result is a very competent and clean...

miata-whp

Power to weight ratio and the effect of I/H/E mods on the Miata

I found this excellent post on fourm.miata.net by Emilio @ 949Racing.com  where he summarizes the effect I/H/E mods have on NA/NB engines and how power to weight ratio compares to the...

gauge

Prosport boost gauge mounted inside instrument cluster

Updated: Remove annoying beep and wire it to always use red background lighting (Step 6. and 7. )Where is the optimal place to mount a gauge ?- In the vents,...

prosport

Prosport boost gauge mounted inside instrument cluster

Updated: Remove annoying beep and wire it to always use red background lighting (Step 6. and 7. )Where is the optimal place to mount a gauge ?- In the vents,...

egt

MSM fuel rail and ID1000 works!

Whille looking trough my MSM pics I found this screen dump.Section 3 and 4 shows EGT for each runner in a 1.2 bar Rotrex setup. Fuel system is a Walbro...

Stinger EGT probes x 4

While I have the header out I got my main man over at A&R consulting to weld on some EGT bungs into my header primaries. Four of them actually. <div...

innovate-tc-4

Stinger EGT probes x 4

While I have the header out I got my main man over at A&R consulting to weld on some EGT bungs into my header primaries. Four of them actually. <div...

alignment

Supercharger pulley alignment, Star Wars-style

I knew getting the pulleys to align properly would be a challenge and crucial for proper operation of the Rotrex. Misalignment can result in belt wear/failure and slippage.  Since I’m...

synapse

Rotrex install finished !

I now have everything on the car working mechanically. The last major custom part was fabricated on Saturday by Håvard @ my workshop doing his thing with the TIG welder.<div class="separator"...

fuel-rail

MSM fuel rail and ID1000 works!

Whille looking trough my MSM pics I found this screen dump.Section 3 and 4 shows EGT for each runner in a 1.2 bar Rotrex setup. Fuel system is a Walbro...

specs

Mazda MX-5 NC vs. NA / NB

The first thing I wanted to know when the NC was released was how it compared to the previous generations. Which parts was carried over from the NA/NB. What is...

seat

Lowering stock NC seat

Having enough head room when wearing a helmet has been a problem in all my MX-5 including the NA and MSM. I partially solved it by removing foam from the...

mx-5

Calculating hp and tq using Virtual Dyno and MazdaEdit on a MX-5 NC

I had a go at measuring horse power and torque today using Virtual Dyno and the Dyno function in the MazdaEdit LogViewer.Both are based on the same method; measuring the time...

Two first track days of 2015. Success!

I did my first two trackdays this season on the 23. april (NSK) and 3. may (Trackday.no)This was the first time with the new engine.The first one was more of...

Brake ducting installed

I bought a brake ducting kit from gw ages ago but never installed it due to the reservoirs on the KW3 suspension interfering with the inlet of the ducts.  After...

E85 and red deposits on engine internals

I managed to grenade my engine back in august but didn’t do the post mortem tear down until recently. More on why that happened later.But the first thing I noticed...

A closer look at the "Cosworth" MP62 supercharger kit for Mazda MX-5 NC

I recently got the chance to take a closer look at the Cosworth SC for the MX-5 NC.It is no longer branded as a Cosworth SC but sold from several...

My vibration free smart phone camera mount for MX-5

Ever since the Harrys Laptimer app for iPhone was able to capture video I have been trying to find a good mounting solution for my iPhone.  I have tried several...

Trackday @ Rudskogen , Ford treff 2013

I had a blast @ the Ford treff 2013 trackday with over 50 laps on a mostly sunny Rudskogen.I didn’t expect any fast laps as the Ford guys are more into...

IAT and ECT temps at the track.

I did some temprature logging via OBDII at Rudskogen yesterday which pretty much confirms my testing in this post: http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2013/07/iat-ect-and-pressure-drop-mesurement.htmlI did the logging at the end of a balls out 10...

DIY wheel ramps for lowered MX-5

Jacking up a lowered car can be a pain since there is no room to get a hydraulic jack under the crossmember/diff.<div>My 90 NOK solution.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div></div><div>200mm...

IAT, ECT and pressure drop mesurement with stock intake on a 1.8 NC

I finally got the time to do some temperature and vacuum measurements on the stock intake system.I used OBDII readings via my Innovate OT-2  to iPhone.The mesurements was done with...

Lowering stock NC seat

Having enough head room when wearing a helmet has been a problem in all my MX-5 including the NA and MSM. I partially solved it by removing foam from the...

roll-bar

Hard Dog M3 Sport roll bar install

This is the third time I’m installing a rollbar.  Actually, I have installed a HardDog bar in a NA, NB and NC.I wanted the following features:- Single hoop- Max height...

kw

KW Coilover Kit Variant 3

There is no other car in the world that needs a lowering more than the MX-5 NC.  The tire to fender gap is just ridiculous:<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

mid-pipe

Which MX-5 NC exhaust ?

I’m upgrading the exhaust this winter to open up the airways for future upgrades and maybe even gain some power on the 1.8.I’m not upgrading the rear muffler as I...

cut-out

Which MX-5 NC exhaust ?

I’m upgrading the exhaust this winter to open up the airways for future upgrades and maybe even gain some power on the 1.8.I’m not upgrading the rear muffler as I...

roadstersport

Roadster sport header

I got my RoadsterSport header today.Very nice:<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>It is very compact compared to a NA/NB header.  Mainly because it ends after...

hotchkis

Hotchkis sway bars.

I don’t know about the sway bars on the 2.0 NC but the ones on my 1.8 base model are horrible and probably one of the main reason the car...

exhast

Header and midpipe install

I now have both the GW header and midpipe on the car mated to the stock rear silencer.  Car is still on stands so I have only started it in...

midpipe

Header and midpipe install

I now have both the GW header and midpipe on the car mated to the stock rear silencer.  Car is still on stands so I have only started it in...

race-seat

Sparco race seat install using GW steel rails

I have had a race seat installed in all of my MX-5 that I have used on the track. Both for better support but also to get more head room...

sparco

Sparco race seat install using GW steel rails

I have had a race seat installed in all of my MX-5 that I have used on the track. Both for better support but also to get more head room...

enkei-rpf1

Rolling and pulling fenders for 17x9 ET35 - 235/40 wheels

9” wheels and matching 225 R888 was one of the best upgrades I did for the MSM.  They where worth 3 sek on Rudskogen compared to the 205 -17 street...

rolling-fenders

Rolling and pulling fenders for 17x9 ET35 - 235/40 wheels

9” wheels and matching 225 R888 was one of the best upgrades I did for the MSM.  They where worth 3 sek on Rudskogen compared to the 205 -17 street...

cai

IAT, ECT and pressure drop mesurement with stock intake on a 1.8 NC

I finally got the time to do some temperature and vacuum measurements on the stock intake system.I used OBDII readings via my Innovate OT-2  to iPhone.The mesurements was done with...

wheel-ramps

DIY wheel ramps for lowered MX-5

Jacking up a lowered car can be a pain since there is no room to get a hydraulic jack under the crossmember/diff.<div>My 90 NOK solution.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div></div><div>200mm...

transmission

6-speed transmission swap Part 2

This is the FAIL part of the install.-  Did you know that the Moss short shift is crap and requires both the stock collar and top plate of the 6-speed...

prop-shaft

6-speed transmission swap Part 2

This is the FAIL part of the install.-  Did you know that the Moss short shift is crap and requires both the stock collar and top plate of the 6-speed...

short-shifter

6-speed transmission swap part 3, WIN

So after a lot of searching I found a 6-speed propshaft for sale on autolink.co.uk that was not listed on their site.For reference , here is a pic of both...

6-speed transmission swap Part 2

This is the FAIL part of the install.-  Did you know that the Moss short shift is crap and requires both the stock collar and top plate of the 6-speed...

6-speed

6-speed transmission swap Part 2

This is the FAIL part of the install.-  Did you know that the Moss short shift is crap and requires both the stock collar and top plate of the 6-speed...

brakes

Brake cooling - Porsche style

Porsche has some really well engineered stuff on their cars like their hood vent but also their brake ducts which scoops up air from under the car and channels it...

New brake pads and caliper rebuild

After my last trackday in 2018 the pedal felt softer. I thought it was the fluid that was cooked but did not change it as it was already late in...

MX-5 Vmaxx Big Brake Kit install and review

After this winters power upgrades the poor stock brakes are struggling to keep up .  After about 5 laps in attack mode they’ll start fading and act non consistent.  It...

Brake ducting installed

I bought a brake ducting kit from gw ages ago but never installed it due to the reservoirs on the KW3 suspension interfering with the inlet of the ducts.  After...

New discs and pads for the rears while waiting for other parts.

Since I’m currently waiting for parts that don’t exsist (6-speed prop shaft..) I swapped the rear discs and pads to the cheapest China could offer  http://www.ilmotorsport.de/shop/article_detail.php5?aid=4285&oid=1862&depth=3&page=0&count=3&PHPSESSID=b5caff48aba187c230807d169b134734Thanks for painting the discs...

ect

IAT and ECT temps at the track.

I did some temprature logging via OBDII at Rudskogen yesterday which pretty much confirms my testing in this post: http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2013/07/iat-ect-and-pressure-drop-mesurement.htmlI did the logging at the end of a balls out 10...

logging

IAT and ECT temps at the track.

I did some temprature logging via OBDII at Rudskogen yesterday which pretty much confirms my testing in this post: http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2013/07/iat-ect-and-pressure-drop-mesurement.htmlI did the logging at the end of a balls out 10...

iat

IAT and ECT temps at the track.

I did some temprature logging via OBDII at Rudskogen yesterday which pretty much confirms my testing in this post: http://www.mazdaspeedy.com/2013/07/iat-ect-and-pressure-drop-mesurement.htmlI did the logging at the end of a balls out 10...

anycase

My vibration free smart phone camera mount for MX-5

Ever since the Harrys Laptimer app for iPhone was able to capture video I have been trying to find a good mounting solution for my iPhone.  I have tried several...

camera-mount

My vibration free smart phone camera mount for MX-5

Ever since the Harrys Laptimer app for iPhone was able to capture video I have been trying to find a good mounting solution for my iPhone.  I have tried several...

flywheel

6-speed transmission swap part 3, WIN

So after a lot of searching I found a 6-speed propshaft for sale on autolink.co.uk that was not listed on their site.For reference , here is a pic of both...

mzr

Engine rebuild part 8: Assembling the bottom end, crank, rods and pistons. Twice of course...

Progress, although things are going slow.- Crank oil holes deburred. Took a lot of work to polish after deburr. No pics.- I received the bearings.The old ones were marked with...

Engine rebuild part 7: Valve lifter adjustment after valve job

The valve job I did earlier changed the valve clearance a tiny bit as it will position the valve further into the seat.  The MZR uses bucket between the valve...

Engine rebuild part 4: Mazda MZR 2.5L valve job and assembly

My cylinder head needed some TLC after the port job as some of the seats had some minor scratches after the grinding, and I’m pretty sure some of the valves...

How the MX-5 NC cooling system works

The MX-5 NC cooling system can be a bit hard to fully understand unless you have had the engine out.  Lots of hoses going everywhere and some important parts are...

New engine for 2015.

For those of you who read my blown-engine-post-mortem post it may not come as a surprise that I didn’t rebuild the 1.8 MZR engine with the block fubar and all.I did as...

Great article on how to do the MZR/Duratec 2.5l NC swap

The following is a post from Moto-Mike @ forum.miata.net on how to swap a 2.5 MZR/Duratec into an NC.  I'm reposting it in case miata.net goes up in flames. 2.5 swap...

2-5

Great article on how to do the MZR/Duratec 2.5l NC swap

The following is a post from Moto-Mike @ forum.miata.net on how to swap a 2.5 MZR/Duratec into an NC.  I'm reposting it in case miata.net goes up in flames. 2.5 swap...

cosworth

Finally fixed the IC coolant leak for the SC

I have been fighting a coolant leak for the Water2Air intercooler on the FMSC supercharger for at least a year. The coolant reservoir started loosing coolant during trackdays or spirited...

Mazda MZR camshaft data

IND over at forum.miata.net posted some invaluable data on the different cams available for the MZR engine including Cosworth, Kelford, Tomei and Crower/Massive. http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=564488I’ll just quote the entire post here in...

A closer look at the "Cosworth" MP62 supercharger kit for Mazda MX-5 NC

I recently got the chance to take a closer look at the Cosworth SC for the MX-5 NC.It is no longer branded as a Cosworth SC but sold from several...

coswort

Flyinmiata Supercharger installation

I had the pleasure of installing the FM Supercharger for the NC MX-5 back in May and I thought I’d share share some pics and experiences from the installation.For a...

v-lerbanen

First trackday with the FlyinMiata supercharger

I attended the NSK trackday at Vålerbanen August 3. which was the first time on track with the FM supercharger.  It was not fully tuned yet but the map was...

deposits

E85 and red deposits on engine internals

I managed to grenade my engine back in august but didn’t do the post mortem tear down until recently. More on why that happened later.But the first thing I noticed...

blown-engine

Engine rebuild part 1: Tear down and damage assessment

I have started disassembling the engine to find out exactly how broke I’ll be after the rebuild.After testing the compression all I knew was that cylinder one had 0 psi which...

Smoking is harmful, for your MZR engine that is.

Short version:  Engine is furkedLong version:I attended a VACN trackday last weekend which was no fun at all.In my third session I suddenly noticed white/blue smoke in my rear window...

Blown engine Post mortem

As I mentioned in a previous post i managed to seize up my engine on the track in a none spectacular fashion. I’m not sure how this happened but will...

mazda-mx-5

Trackday Rudskogen. 1.39,3

I ended 2018 by setting a blistering 1.37,8 lap time on my local track Rudskogen. Grenaded two engines that summer so I really needed a bit of win at the...

Catalytic converter failure

During my backpressure testing I had a discrepency in the logs and some stuttering and grey smoke during the end of one of the pulls.  I could not quite explain...

Measuring exhaust backpressure on stock exhaust and FMSC.

The stock MX-5 exhaust was put on to pass inspection (which went ok). Before I replace it with something more shiny I measured the exhaust backpressure.

Adding some (cheap) sensors for pressure readings.

One of my goals with the AEM Ininity and CD7 was to have better control over different engine parameters. For every step away from OEM we also say goodbye to...

Engine rebuild part 5: New engine internals and gapping rings, twice...

I received my new shiny pistons and rods some time ago.  The block however wasn’t finished (rebore) until recently after spending 3 months at the machine shop.But now It is...

Engine rebuild part 4: Mazda MZR 2.5L valve job and assembly

My cylinder head needed some TLC after the port job as some of the seats had some minor scratches after the grinding, and I’m pretty sure some of the valves...

Engine rebuild part 3: Porting the MZR 2.5 L5VE head including results

The piston failure on cyl #1 caused a lot of carbon buildup in the ports and on the valve/pocket.  To verify that the head was still in shape I delivered...

Mazda MX-5 NC 2.0 does 07:58 Nordschleife BTG

This is really impressive.  I have done a few laps around the Nordschleife with a NC myself but not even close to a sub 8 min lap.  170 km/t trough...

Mazda MZR camshaft data

IND over at forum.miata.net posted some invaluable data on the different cams available for the MZR engine including Cosworth, Kelford, Tomei and Crower/Massive. http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=564488I’ll just quote the entire post here in...

camshaft-specs

Mazda MZR camshaft data

IND over at forum.miata.net posted some invaluable data on the different cams available for the MZR engine including Cosworth, Kelford, Tomei and Crower/Massive. http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=564488I’ll just quote the entire post here in...

dry-sump

Dry sump kits for the MZR/Duratec and how they work.

While wasting time on the internet I read an article about dry sump oil systems.  I have always thought this was used exclusively for eliminating oil starvation and enabling the...

btg

Trip to the Nürburgring 2015, new personal best BTG time!

During the first two weeks of august me and some friends had a fantastic trip to the Nürburgring.This was my 5th visit to the Ring and the longest and most...

Mazda MX-5 NC 2.0 does 07:58 Nordschleife BTG

This is really impressive.  I have done a few laps around the Nordschleife with a NC myself but not even close to a sub 8 min lap.  170 km/t trough...

l5-v-2-5

New engine for 2015.

For those of you who read my blown-engine-post-mortem post it may not come as a surprise that I didn’t rebuild the 1.8 MZR engine with the block fubar and all.I did as...

mazda-mzr

Another one bites the dust (engine)

During a trackday  @ Vålerbanen June 7. my 2.0 suffered a piston failure on cylinder #4. Not sure what caused the damage based on the data and the resulting damage....

Spare engine

I got hold of a cheap MZR 1.8 out of a 2007 Mazda6 a while ago.I will use it as spare engine so for next season if the 2.5 problems...

Mazda (MX-5) MZR engine data and rod ratio.

While doing researching on the MZR/Duratec I4 engine i collected some data from different sources for the most common variants of the MZR L engine used in the MX-5 (factory...

rod-ratio

Mazda (MX-5) MZR engine data and rod ratio.

While doing researching on the MZR/Duratec I4 engine i collected some data from different sources for the most common variants of the MZR L engine used in the MX-5 (factory...

mean-piston-speed

Mazda (MX-5) MZR engine data and rod ratio.

While doing researching on the MZR/Duratec I4 engine i collected some data from different sources for the most common variants of the MZR L engine used in the MX-5 (factory...

mzr-engine-data

Mazda (MX-5) MZR engine data and rod ratio.

While doing researching on the MZR/Duratec I4 engine i collected some data from different sources for the most common variants of the MZR L engine used in the MX-5 (factory...

csf

New CSF radiator installed

I managed to slip my car jack off the crossmember while trying to get control of a oil leak and ended up destroying my radiator a while ago.  After logging temps during...

mx-5-nc

AEM Infinity parallel install part 1

There have been some interest lately in my AEM Infinity EMS install on my 2006 MX-5  so I might as well make an update.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

Engine rebuild part 7: Valve lifter adjustment after valve job

The valve job I did earlier changed the valve clearance a tiny bit as it will position the valve further into the seat.  The MZR uses bucket between the valve...

How the MX-5 NC cooling system works

The MX-5 NC cooling system can be a bit hard to fully understand unless you have had the engine out.  Lots of hoses going everywhere and some important parts are...

MX-5 Vmaxx Big Brake Kit install and review

After this winters power upgrades the poor stock brakes are struggling to keep up .  After about 5 laps in attack mode they’ll start fading and act non consistent.  It...

Installing a OS Giken limited slip differential into a MX5 NC

My 2006 NC 1.8 came with an open differential.  Not a big problem while on the stock suspension but after upgrading to stiffer sway bars and the KW3 suspension it...

New CSF radiator installed

I managed to slip my car jack off the crossmember while trying to get control of a oil leak and ended up destroying my radiator a while ago.  After logging temps during...

fl22

New CSF radiator installed

I managed to slip my car jack off the crossmember while trying to get control of a oil leak and ended up destroying my radiator a while ago.  After logging temps during...

dw65c

New DW65c fuel pump install

I decided to upgrade my fuel pump for several reasons.- I was not able to keep target AFR with the SC above 11 psi regardless of MAF scaling and other...

ducting

Brake cooling - Porsche style

Porsche has some really well engineered stuff on their cars like their hood vent but also their brake ducts which scoops up air from under the car and channels it...

Brake ducting installed

I bought a brake ducting kit from gw ages ago but never installed it due to the reservoirs on the KW3 suspension interfering with the inlet of the ducts.  After...

virtual-dyno

Calculating hp and tq using Virtual Dyno and MazdaEdit on a MX-5 NC

I had a go at measuring horse power and torque today using Virtual Dyno and the Dyno function in the MazdaEdit LogViewer.Both are based on the same method; measuring the time...

mazdaedit

Calculating hp and tq using Virtual Dyno and MazdaEdit on a MX-5 NC

I had a go at measuring horse power and torque today using Virtual Dyno and the Dyno function in the MazdaEdit LogViewer.Both are based on the same method; measuring the time...

mzr-2-5

Engine rebuild part 3: Porting the MZR 2.5 L5VE head including results

The piston failure on cyl #1 caused a lot of carbon buildup in the ports and on the valve/pocket.  To verify that the head was still in shape I delivered...

Engine rebuild part 1: Tear down and damage assessment

I have started disassembling the engine to find out exactly how broke I’ll be after the rebuild.After testing the compression all I knew was that cylinder one had 0 psi which...

Port matching the FlyinMiata SC manifold to fit a MZR 2.5l (L5-VE)

The MZR 2.5L has a different head with larger intake ports than the 2.0 MX-5 head. The ports do not match perfectly and the stock 2.0 gasket will not fit....

Lowering the MZR 2.5 in a MX-5 using a modified motor mount

The 2.5l MZR engine is about 14mm higher than the 1.8/2.0 version. This results in clearance issued with the FM SC intake rubbing with the hood and the stock strut...

motor-mount

Lowering the MZR 2.5 in a MX-5 using a modified motor mount

The 2.5l MZR engine is about 14mm higher than the 1.8/2.0 version. This results in clearance issued with the FM SC intake rubbing with the hood and the stock strut...

fmsc

Finally fixed the IC coolant leak for the SC

I have been fighting a coolant leak for the Water2Air intercooler on the FMSC supercharger for at least a year. The coolant reservoir started loosing coolant during trackdays or spirited...

Port matching the FlyinMiata SC manifold to fit a MZR 2.5l (L5-VE)

The MZR 2.5L has a different head with larger intake ports than the 2.0 MX-5 head. The ports do not match perfectly and the stock 2.0 gasket will not fit....

differential

Installing a OS Giken limited slip differential into a MX5 NC

My 2006 NC 1.8 came with an open differential.  Not a big problem while on the stock suspension but after upgrading to stiffer sway bars and the KW3 suspension it...

os-giken

Installing a OS Giken limited slip differential into a MX5 NC

My 2006 NC 1.8 came with an open differential.  Not a big problem while on the stock suspension but after upgrading to stiffer sway bars and the KW3 suspension it...

vmaxx-bbk

MX-5 Vmaxx Big Brake Kit install and review

After this winters power upgrades the poor stock brakes are struggling to keep up .  After about 5 laps in attack mode they’ll start fading and act non consistent.  It...

oil-level

Smoking is harmful, for your MZR engine that is.

Short version:  Engine is furkedLong version:I attended a VACN trackday last weekend which was no fun at all.In my third session I suddenly noticed white/blue smoke in my rear window...

compression-test

Smoking is harmful, for your MZR engine that is.

Short version:  Engine is furkedLong version:I attended a VACN trackday last weekend which was no fun at all.In my third session I suddenly noticed white/blue smoke in my rear window...

detonation

Engine rebuild part 2 - detonation

I took a closer look at the pistons after disassembly in my earlier engine rebuild part 1 post.After a quick session with the brake cleaner on the piston domes there are indeed...

Engine rebuild part 1: Tear down and damage assessment

I have started disassembling the engine to find out exactly how broke I’ll be after the rebuild.After testing the compression all I knew was that cylinder one had 0 psi which...

compression

How compression ratio effects power output of an engine

Since I need new pistons in my non voluntary engine rebuild I’m considering upping the compression ratio to extract more power.But how much more HP can I expect by going...

piston

Engine rebuild part 2 - detonation

I took a closer look at the pistons after disassembly in my earlier engine rebuild part 1 post.After a quick session with the brake cleaner on the piston domes there are indeed...

How compression ratio effects power output of an engine

Since I need new pistons in my non voluntary engine rebuild I’m considering upping the compression ratio to extract more power.But how much more HP can I expect by going...

diagram

How the MX-5 NC cooling system works

The MX-5 NC cooling system can be a bit hard to fully understand unless you have had the engine out.  Lots of hoses going everywhere and some important parts are...

Pressure in the cooling system...

The 2020 season has been less than optimal. Managed to crack a piston/bore in my beloved 2.0 and then spending the rest of the season fighting pressure in the coolant...

Engine rebuild part 7: Valve lifter adjustment after valve job

The valve job I did earlier changed the valve clearance a tiny bit as it will position the valve further into the seat.  The MZR uses bucket between the valve...

Engine rebuild part 3: Porting the MZR 2.5 L5VE head including results

The piston failure on cyl #1 caused a lot of carbon buildup in the ports and on the valve/pocket.  To verify that the head was still in shape I delivered...

porting

Engine rebuild part 3: Porting the MZR 2.5 L5VE head including results

The piston failure on cyl #1 caused a lot of carbon buildup in the ports and on the valve/pocket.  To verify that the head was still in shape I delivered...

l5ve

Engine rebuild part 8: Assembling the bottom end, crank, rods and pistons. Twice of course...

Progress, although things are going slow.- Crank oil holes deburred. Took a lot of work to polish after deburr. No pics.- I received the bearings.The old ones were marked with...

Engine rebuild part 5: New engine internals and gapping rings, twice...

I received my new shiny pistons and rods some time ago.  The block however wasn’t finished (rebore) until recently after spending 3 months at the machine shop.But now It is...

Engine rebuild part 4: Mazda MZR 2.5L valve job and assembly

My cylinder head needed some TLC after the port job as some of the seats had some minor scratches after the grinding, and I’m pretty sure some of the valves...

Engine rebuild part 3: Porting the MZR 2.5 L5VE head including results

The piston failure on cyl #1 caused a lot of carbon buildup in the ports and on the valve/pocket.  To verify that the head was still in shape I delivered...

valve-job

Engine rebuild part 4: Mazda MZR 2.5L valve job and assembly

My cylinder head needed some TLC after the port job as some of the seats had some minor scratches after the grinding, and I’m pretty sure some of the valves...

wiseco

Engine rebuild part 5: New engine internals and gapping rings, twice...

I received my new shiny pistons and rods some time ago.  The block however wasn’t finished (rebore) until recently after spending 3 months at the machine shop.But now It is...

ring-gap

Engine rebuild part 5: New engine internals and gapping rings, twice...

I received my new shiny pistons and rods some time ago.  The block however wasn’t finished (rebore) until recently after spending 3 months at the machine shop.But now It is...

crank

Engine rebuild part 6: Crank finally arrived. Measuring clearances and ordering bearings.

Finally my crank arrived.  Actually the same day I showed up early in the morning and held a little speech regarding customer satisfaction. They used two months and all that...

bearings

Engine rebuild part 6: Crank finally arrived. Measuring clearances and ordering bearings.

Finally my crank arrived.  Actually the same day I showed up early in the morning and held a little speech regarding customer satisfaction. They used two months and all that...

valve-clearance

Engine rebuild part 7: Valve lifter adjustment after valve job

The valve job I did earlier changed the valve clearance a tiny bit as it will position the valve further into the seat.  The MZR uses bucket between the valve...

engine-assembly

Engine rebuild part 8: Assembling the bottom end, crank, rods and pistons. Twice of course...

Progress, although things are going slow.- Crank oil holes deburred. Took a lot of work to polish after deburr. No pics.- I received the bearings.The old ones were marked with...

deutch-connectors

Wiring done right with Deutch DTM connectors.

I’m in the process of wiring in an AEM Infinity EMS where I’m creating the harness from scratch.  It’s a parallel install which involves splicing, teeing and cutting misc wires...

wiring

Wiring done right with Deutch DTM connectors.

I’m in the process of wiring in an AEM Infinity EMS where I’m creating the harness from scratch.  It’s a parallel install which involves splicing, teeing and cutting misc wires...

aem-infinity

Rudskogen Trackday 2020.05.30

This trackday was a blast. Not that many cars in the R-session. Nice weather and a good mix of cars and nice people. Managed several sub 1:40 laps. I was...

Reading a fuel level sensor with the AEM Infinity EMS and CD-7

Ever since I got my ECU flashed back to the stock map my OEM fuel level sensor started to malfunction.  It shows 1/3 full when the tank is empty.‌‌There is...

AEM Infinity parallel install part 1

There have been some interest lately in my AEM Infinity EMS install on my 2006 MX-5  so I might as well make an update.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

mazda

AEM Infinity parallel install part 1

There have been some interest lately in my AEM Infinity EMS install on my 2006 MX-5  so I might as well make an update.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator"...

ignition

Interesting test of aftermarket and OEM ignition coils

I have been following a discussion on alternatives for the OEM NC coil packs on m.net. https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=637421 People running FI starts to see problems ~ 300whp with spark blowout and...

pierburg

Pierburg CWA 100-3 IC pump

I just got my new Pierburg water pump that I’ll use on the FMSC instead of the stock Bosch unit. I ordered it from https://tecomotive.com/en/products/CWA100-3.html

sensors

Adding some (cheap) sensors for pressure readings.

One of my goals with the AEM Ininity and CD7 was to have better control over different engine parameters. For every step away from OEM we also say goodbye to...

backpressure

Exhaust back pressure testing part 2

Follow up on the earlier blog post where I measured the backpressure on the OEM exhaust I now have some data for two new setups, both with the OEM rear...

Catalytic converter failure

During my backpressure testing I had a discrepency in the logs and some stuttering and grey smoke during the end of one of the pulls.  I could not quite explain...

Measuring exhaust backpressure on stock exhaust and FMSC.

The stock MX-5 exhaust was put on to pass inspection (which went ok). Before I replace it with something more shiny I measured the exhaust backpressure.

catalyst

Catalytic converter failure

During my backpressure testing I had a discrepency in the logs and some stuttering and grey smoke during the end of one of the pulls.  I could not quite explain...

battery

Battery relocation

I never understood why Mazda moved the battery to the engine compartment on the NC vs. the NA/NB where it was nicely tucked away in the trunk. They also managed...

New battery, again.

My Odyssey PC680 started to fail last season. Gradually lost power and took a long time to charge. I believe it was in the car for 3 years. Not that...

mazda-mx-5-2

Rudskogen Trackday 2020.05.30

This trackday was a blast. Not that many cars in the R-session. Nice weather and a good mix of cars and nice people. Managed several sub 1:40 laps. I was...

Chrysler 74mm throttle body upgrade

January 2018 the user whalesac on miata.net posted a very detailed post on using the Chrysler 74mm drive by wire throttle body as a replacement for the stock 60mm unit:...

Installing a Porsche 997 GT3 hood vent

Yeah. I’m adding Porsche parts now…  a.k.a the GT3 Mustache vent.

Supercharger IC pump upgrade and relocation

My AEM Infinity logs from my last trackdayshowed IAT peaking 100C which was 75C more than ambient that day. Crazy..  I know the MP62 is not the most efficient blower...

New intake plans, Jet Stream Ram Super Intake

The stock NC intake is pretty good from factory. Inlet is in the front right corner above the radiator into a muffled intake snorkel that travels across the front into...

New battery, again.

My Odyssey PC680 started to fail last season. Gradually lost power and took a long time to charge. I believe it was in the car for 3 years. Not that...

pierburg-cwa-100-3

Supercharger IC pump upgrade and relocation

My AEM Infinity logs from my last trackdayshowed IAT peaking 100C which was 75C more than ambient that day. Crazy..  I know the MP62 is not the most efficient blower...

hood-vent

Installing a Porsche 997 GT3 hood vent

Yeah. I’m adding Porsche parts now…  a.k.a the GT3 Mustache vent.

mazda-mx-5-nc

Another one bites the dust (engine)

During a trackday  @ Vålerbanen June 7. my 2.0 suffered a piston failure on cylinder #4. Not sure what caused the damage based on the data and the resulting damage....

New heat exchanger for the supercharger

During full attack for 10+ laps at the track in hot weather I see the intake air temperature touch 100C(!).  It starts at around 60C on a 20C day but...

Rear Wing Project Part 2

5 years ago I purchased a “carbon wing” with generic mounts and uprights.   https://www.mazdaspeedy.com/https—www-mazdaspeedy-com-2014-08-rear-wing-project-html/ I never got the time to finish my new uprights due to other projects and...

rear-wing

Rear Wing Project Part 2

5 years ago I purchased a “carbon wing” with generic mounts and uprights.   https://www.mazdaspeedy.com/https—www-mazdaspeedy-com-2014-08-rear-wing-project-html/ I never got the time to finish my new uprights due to other projects and...

ninelivesracing

Rear Wing Project Part 2

5 years ago I purchased a “carbon wing” with generic mounts and uprights.   https://www.mazdaspeedy.com/https—www-mazdaspeedy-com-2014-08-rear-wing-project-html/ I never got the time to finish my new uprights due to other projects and...

oil-temp-sensor

Oil temp sensor and adapter

I have tried to find a good M14 oil sump plug adapter that can take a standard M12 NC water temp sensor as I now have at least three leftover...

mazda-mx5-nc

Front DIY splitter using Racebred Components brackets

Since I’m ~100 hp down on power this season I got motivated to do some aero mods to better lap times trough grip and downforce. I have had the Racebred...

New brake pads Ferodo DS300

Noticed rear pads was all worn out on the last trackday. Front’s might have had another trackday in them but I was eager to test if the new Ferodo DS3000...

New larger battery

So.. my motorcycle battery died again. Two years of service and it’s dead. I’m a slow learner so bought a slightly bigger one from the same brand (.. and it...

NC oil temp and pressure data during trackday

This article was originally posted on miata.net

GV style front lip

To fill up the gap between my slow moving splitter project and the stock NC front I bought This one from Carbon Miata.

New engine for 2021 - back to the big block MZR.

As mentionedhere I need a more reliable engine setup than what has been going on for the last 5 or years or so. Pushing 15 psi of boost trough a...

Pressure in the cooling system...

The 2020 season has been less than optimal. Managed to crack a piston/bore in my beloved 2.0 and then spending the rest of the season fighting pressure in the coolant...

Finally fixed the IC coolant leak for the SC

I have been fighting a coolant leak for the Water2Air intercooler on the FMSC supercharger for at least a year. The coolant reservoir started loosing coolant during trackdays or spirited...

New 2.3L engine

After grenading the 2.0 early in the 2020 season I needed a new engine fast. Building something during COVID19 is hard due to international shipping taking ages from the US....

Repacking midpipe resonator ? nah...

My GWR 2.5” midpipe was put on the shelf some years ago as it started to have terrible  resonances between 3-4K and generally too boomy for any kind of driving....

Brake cooling - Porsche style

Porsche has some really well engineered stuff on their cars like their hood vent but also their brake ducts which scoops up air from under the car and channels it...

Battery relocation

I never understood why Mazda moved the battery to the engine compartment on the NC vs. the NA/NB where it was nicely tucked away in the trunk. They also managed...

Nürburgring trip 2019

On October 11. it was time again for a trip down to the legendary Nürburgring race track in Germany. I think this was my 6th time , all of them...

Reading a fuel level sensor with the AEM Infinity EMS and CD-7

Ever since I got my ECU flashed back to the stock map my OEM fuel level sensor started to malfunction.  It shows 1/3 full when the tank is empty.‌‌There is...

Supercharger and turbo efficiency

The last two seasons I have been pushing harder than ever on the track resulting in lower lap times with basically the same engine power.  More optimal driving results in...

Jet Stream ram intake install

As I outlined in this post I want to optimize the intake for better flow and hopefully lower initial IAT measured at the air box.  The stock setup is actually...

Trackday Rudskogen 2019.08.11

I attended a trackday on Sunday held by trackday.no Weather forecast was not good with rain and damp track until 16:00. Driving in the rain is getting old.  There is...

Oil temp sensor and adapter

I have tried to find a good M14 oil sump plug adapter that can take a standard M12 NC water temp sensor as I now have at least three leftover...

jet-stream

Jet Stream ram intake install

As I outlined in this post I want to optimize the intake for better flow and hopefully lower initial IAT measured at the air box.  The stock setup is actually...

chrysler-74mm-throttle-body

Chrysler 74mm throttle body upgrade

January 2018 the user whalesac on miata.net posted a very detailed post on using the Chrysler 74mm drive by wire throttle body as a replacement for the stock 60mm unit:...

aem-cd-7

Reading a fuel level sensor with the AEM Infinity EMS and CD-7

Ever since I got my ECU flashed back to the stock map my OEM fuel level sensor started to malfunction.  It shows 1/3 full when the tank is empty.‌‌There is...

fmsc-supercharger

Water Injection - or how to fix a roots supercharger.

2021.02.26 : Sold my supercharger but the info in this article is relevant for any kind of forced induction

Finally fixed the IC coolant leak for the SC

I have been fighting a coolant leak for the Water2Air intercooler on the FMSC supercharger for at least a year. The coolant reservoir started loosing coolant during trackdays or spirited...

New heat exchanger for the supercharger

During full attack for 10+ laps at the track in hot weather I see the intake air temperature touch 100C(!).  It starts at around 60C on a 20C day but...

intercooling

New heat exchanger for the supercharger

During full attack for 10+ laps at the track in hot weather I see the intake air temperature touch 100C(!).  It starts at around 60C on a 20C day but...

nurburgring

Nürburgring trip 2019

On October 11. it was time again for a trip down to the legendary Nürburgring race track in Germany. I think this was my 6th time , all of them...

track-day

Nürburgring trip 2019

On October 11. it was time again for a trip down to the legendary Nürburgring race track in Germany. I think this was my 6th time , all of them...

porsche

Brake cooling - Porsche style

Porsche has some really well engineered stuff on their cars like their hood vent but also their brake ducts which scoops up air from under the car and channels it...

aem-data

Rudskogen Trackday 2020.05.30

This trackday was a blast. Not that many cars in the R-session. Nice weather and a good mix of cars and nice people. Managed several sub 1:40 laps. I was...

water-injection

Water Injection - or how to fix a roots supercharger.

2021.02.26 : Sold my supercharger but the info in this article is relevant for any kind of forced induction

mp62

Water Injection - or how to fix a roots supercharger.

2021.02.26 : Sold my supercharger but the info in this article is relevant for any kind of forced induction

2-5l

New engine for 2021 - back to the big block MZR.

As mentionedhere I need a more reliable engine setup than what has been going on for the last 5 or years or so. Pushing 15 psi of boost trough a...

l5-ve

New engine for 2021 - back to the big block MZR.

As mentionedhere I need a more reliable engine setup than what has been going on for the last 5 or years or so. Pushing 15 psi of boost trough a...

Jekyll

Temporary site up and running

Got my pages up and running again. This time using Jekyll static website that uses Markdown for content creation. Souped up the HW as well with an overclocked RPI4.

Mazda MX5 NC

2.5l Install

I got the used L5 installed in the car back in april just in time for the trackday season and the bi annual vehicle inspection here in Norway. It’s pretty...

Temporary site up and running

Got my pages up and running again. This time using Jekyll static website that uses Markdown for content creation. Souped up the HW as well with an overclocked RPI4.

Blog

Temporary site up and running

Got my pages up and running again. This time using Jekyll static website that uses Markdown for content creation. Souped up the HW as well with an overclocked RPI4.

L5-VE

2.5l Install

I got the used L5 installed in the car back in april just in time for the trackday season and the bi annual vehicle inspection here in Norway. It’s pretty...

engine swap

2.5l Install

I got the used L5 installed in the car back in april just in time for the trackday season and the bi annual vehicle inspection here in Norway. It’s pretty...

Front lip

NC oil temp and pressure data during trackday

This article was originally posted on miata.net

GV style front lip

To fill up the gap between my slow moving splitter project and the stock NC front I bought This one from Carbon Miata.

car battery

New larger battery

So.. my motorcycle battery died again. Two years of service and it’s dead. I’m a slow learner so bought a slightly bigger one from the same brand (.. and it...

brake-pads

New brake pads Ferodo DS300

Noticed rear pads was all worn out on the last trackday. Front’s might have had another trackday in them but I was eager to test if the new Ferodo DS3000...