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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fastest lap @ Rudskogen 2013, 1.43,09

Here is my quickest lap @ Rudskogen i 2013 .   1.43,09 ! It happend on a Trackday.no event 28. Sep 2013.  My previous best was 1.44,57. The only difference in...

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...

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...

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...