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...

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...

New year, new parts

New year, new plans and new parts arriving. My plans for 2010 is pretty much set. - +1 mm Wiseco FM turbo pistons - M-tuned/949Racing rods - ATI super damper...