Here is a link to an MX-5 Workshop manual for an NB 1.8 miata: I figure this might come in handy for others that are building miata based kit cars or repairing their mx-5: Link to view in Google Drive:
Wheels for the Catfish: Being that this Catfish will be serving double duty as a weekend cruiser and a track car I wanted some nice looking wheels that were light weight and strong. I already had some Rota RKR 15×9’s (from my second donor car) but I opted to sell those and buy some new […]
Today I mounted the muffler on the Catfish. The first step was to cut out the exhaust hole in the fiberglass. I ended up drilling holes then filing the rest. I then mounted the fiberglass body, attached both parts of the muffler with the Vband and got a good sense for were the muffler needed […]
Now that the aluminum panels are coated with Lizard skin, the under panels (and the firewall) are permanently installed and the mounting holes for the interior panels are finally drilled its time to tackle the gas tank, steering column and pedal assembly. This post also includes a few small random steps along the way. Installing […]
I just installed the Deatschwerks 700cc injectors that came with the FMII Turbo kit. Overall a very straightforward process that took less than an hour. I’m hoping these will be big enough to run E85 once I also get a larger fuel pump.
After deciding to go the forced induction route with the Catfish I had a couple conversations with Cord to decide on the best way to mount the radiator and intercooler. There are two main ways to set up a radiator and intercooler. The typical way is to simply sandwich them together. This is the way […]
I just picked up a set of Carbon Fiber seats from a guy in LA. He bought these seats 6 years ago and never used them so they are brand new. They brand (Netami) no longer produces these seats but I did find some info on them from the manufacturers website. They weigh in at […]
Once I had my kit one important step early on in the build process was to coat the aluminum panels with a heat control insulation. It was recommended that I use a product called Lizard Skin. However, before coating the aluminum panels I suggest you first test fit all pieces to make sure you have […]