Recently, we had CarbConn in Kirkland, Wash., install the new BEGi-S turbo kit from Bell Experimental Group. The kit costs less than $2000 nicely equipped. See the Fall 2008 issue of the Magazine for the complete review.
Messing with our (MX-5) head
Forever MX-5 Magazine sent out the head from its 1990 Time Attack Miata
project car for a cleanup. Driving Sports TV stops by to see what's
472 RWHP Turbo Miata, Ultimate Street Car Challenge 2004
Andrew Campbell's 472 RWHP turbo Miata
that was featured in Sport Compact Car's 2004 USCC.
The road course part was @ SOW and the car was driven by me.
As you can tell, it was quite a handful - huge, laggy turbo, stock brakes, tires that were far too small
to put the power down and a stock radiator that prevented us from taking a
warm-up lap (or the car would overheat...).
Still, we came 5th after the dust settled, ahead of HPA's twin turbo R32 Golf, the mighty Nissan Skyline R32GTR
as well as the overall winner of the event with the supercharged V6 MR2.
Not too bad.
Project Miata Part One
Part one of my 1990 Mazda Miata project. Contains a little bit of
everything I've done so far. Part two coming soon.
How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
Wanna show the world that you fix your own shizzle? MCM stickers, ti shirts
and other mad shizuoika available here:
Official Site: http://www.mightycarmods.com
Music from the episode is available here:
http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/music (Forced Induction by MOOG
was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
95R Project Miata 1
A brief look at our new (old) project street car. This will be a daily
driver, shop errand-mobile, autocrosser and maybe occasional track day car.
Cosworth MX-5 vs MX-5
a comparison of MX-5s. I am just getting used to the new clutch and faster reving engine. The tune is a
preliminary one while I wait on a wide band AFR logger. THe car is putting
out about 200rwhp right now, but 220-230 should be a snap once it is tuned
Mazda Miata turbo 11psi
Edited so you only see/hear the cool parts. There were a lot of cars on the
road so I had to be careful for most of the time. This was the first turbo drive EVER, with a tune from the
DSM 450cc injectors
ETD Racing tubular manifold
Mitsubishi Starion Intercooler
It's open downpipe and wastegate in this video but it has a 3" Exhaust now with an open dump internal WG.
In this video it had the stock (Stage 1) clutch, but now it has a Spec
Stage 2 (seriously) clutch.
For a more recent autocross video:
2013 Mazda MX-5 Club: A Car to be Toyed With! - Ignition Episode 55
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago takes a look at the attributes
that have made the Mazda MX-5 such a successful roadster for the past 24
years. With its old-school charm and simplistic yet lively characteristics,
the MX-5 turns a SoCal canyon road into a driver's playground.
Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel.
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