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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

6-speed transmission swap Part 1

Stock gearing on my 1.8 NC is not optimal for trackdriving.  The sweet spot for the more twisty parts of the track is somwhere between 2nd and 3rd.  I remember...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...