First Trackday of the year: 1.09 at Rudskogen!

Yeah! I did my first laps of the year at Rudskogen race track today (Barn door style!).The event was held by some guys with background in historic racing .The conditions...

Tuning with a WBO2

I have earlier used FM’s standard map for the FM2 kit with no alterations in the boosted rows.This has not been optimal as the map is tuned for a T28...

WBO2

I decided to finish the tuning of the non boosted rows with the standard lambda sensor before installing the wide band. I have read that the original sensor is more...

RX8 and MX5 NC testdrive!

The new MX-5 NC has just been released here in Norway and to celebrate the occasion Mazda Norway invited the MX5-Miata club for a test-drive and a snack + free...

Toyo R888

I bought a set of Toyo R888 semi-slicks today at www.sharif.no for 3600,- NOK including fitment and balancing:Data sheet here. They have a treadwear rating of 100 which is not...

First testdrive.

Finally! After two months of not so hard work the car is ready for the road again.I still has a couple of things to figure out but nothing that prevents...

Rollbar install

The NA and NB Miata/MX-5 was never delivered with a roll bar or other protections above the headrests.The 94- and up got an extra bar behind the headrests to improve...

2.5" Custom exhaust system

Well, this is actually a remake of the old "ghetto" exhaust that was thrown together last year with over 10 pipe clamps and mildsteel bends from www.Torshovbil.no .It consists of...

Fitting the Vishnu dual feed fuelrail

The original fuelrail is single feed and quite small innside dimmension which lead to uneven fuel distribution to the injectors:This is why the number 4 sylinder is most likely the...

Rollbar arrived

I pickedu up two Hard Core Hard Dog rollbars today.I had them shipped from the US with BAX Global and did the paperwork myself to save a few bucks.The M1...

Changing brake pads and rotors

No big problems. The pads sat a little tight in the calipers so i removed som paint at the ends of the pads to make them move more freely: The...

Fitting a new steering wheel

Nice to do some work that doesn’t require lying under the car for a change.The steering wheel is a cheap Momo lookalike bought from eBay for $40 including a hub.I...

Fitting an eBay short shifter

The short shifter was really just an excuse to empty my $50 leftover from my PayPal account.As the MX-5 has some of the best gear shifter on any car in...

Brakes have arrived

It took Adrenaline 14 days to actually ship the parts. Other than that everything went smooth. The rotors are from www.centricparts.comNothing fancy but they looks to be at least as...

Assembling the coilovers

To free up some space in the garage I decided to put together the springs and dampers.I didn’t find any instructions on which spring to use where.After som searching on...

Changing suspension bushings part II

I found out that an industrial strength vise requires an industrial amount of money…I refuse to spend 2500,- NOK for a basic tool consisting of 3 moving parts…Luckily the Biltema...

FM is changing their springs and shocks, Grrrr....

"The second generation of FM springs ": http://www.flyinmiata.com/news/springs.php How typical....I'm sure I was the one ordering the last batch...I have no problems with the KYB AgX but I would have...

eBay short shifter

I received this thing in the mail the other day.It might be useless as it was $30 on eBay.As long as it's not worse than the standard shifter I'm happy....

Changing the diff bushings

While I decide what to do with the broken vise I have started on the the bushings in the differential. It started out as usual wit a stuck bolt  I...

Changing suspension bushings

Changing the bushings is hard work! It's unbelivable how tight they are fitted into the suspension arms. Here is a pic of the old and new bushing:It took some brainwork...