Which head gasket ?

A friend sent me a link to this very interesting thread on m.net discussing the differences in the 1.8 BP head gaskets over the years. http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=350182There are at least 4...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I fail at gapping rings

Or, actually I’m getting quite good at gapping rings. I just need to understand which ring goes where.<div>I misread the spec sheet from Wiseco and thought the thickest dark colored...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great engine build article

Its for a Honda B16 engine though, but its the same principles for all "modern" 4-cyl engines. I believe Honda engines has smaller tolerances than the old Mazda BP since...

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...

949Racing will offer Mazda BP crate engines in 2011

At least thats the plan according to Emilios blog:<div>http://949racing.blogspot.com/</div><div></div><div>Executive summary: </div><div>- 1.66:1 Rod ratio with custom rods and custom 85.5mm pistons.</div><div>- 270 cfm flowing head with lots of lift</div><div>- Sustained...