v8 miata car walkaround.MTS
Here's my conversion. Eagle stroker internals, 11.5:1 compression,
custom ground comp cam from comp cams, Dart Pro1 Heads, complete MSD
ignition system, walbro 255 fuel pump with bypass fuel system, Quick fuel
750 carb with mechanical secondaries, Edlebrock Air Gap intake, March
under drive pulleys and brackets, custom World Class T5, custom 7.5 rear
diff, custom valved Bilstein HD's from fat cat motorsports with ground
control coil overs, and gauges galore. There is a ton more that i have
done to the car but thats the nitty gritty.
V8 Miata racing at Infineon
This is my V8 powered miata racing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. This
is a NorCal NASA event. There were only 2 cars in Super Unlimited, so they
started us right behind the CMC, AIX and AIX extreme classes. I also catch
some of the Honda Challenge cars that did a standing start before our
stroker v8 miata
Me and my buddy spinning the tires all the way around the track. 500+ hp is
way too much for 205 xs's. I need slicks!!!!!!! Must have
V8 Miata on Targa Newfoundland - Garnish stage
Ride along with the Targa Miata crew on one of the classic Targa
Newfoundland stages in 2011. Garnish has a bit of everything - high speed
through the woods, tight little town streets, smooth pavement, rough
pavement - it's a real workout for the car and the crew. You can hear the
100 mph wheelspin right near the beginning of the stage. The team was
leading the Open Division of the race at this point.
The car is powered by a modified L33 V8 engine, making between 350 and 400
hp and a 6-speed transmission. The conversion was done using parts from
V8Roadsters, as are all the V8 conversions from Flyin' Miata. Suspension is
the FM AFCO setup, working hard in this stage. It was built and driven by
Keith Tanner and navigated by Janel Tanner.
For more on the car, see http://www.targamiata.com. For more on Flyin'
Miata's V8 conversions, see http://www.flyinmiata.com/v8
What happens in the transmission when you double clutch / Heel Toe Downshift???
Trying to do everything in one take is nerve racking, as it's nearly
impossible to do perfectly. Minor corrections: I said the clutch pedal and
throw out bearing are not wear items, I meant not high wear items, compared
to the clutch disk. Also, when I mention buying a cheap car to practice, I
mean if you own a manual transmission track car that is not your daily
driver. Finally, I didn't talk about the syncros. You can do this with
one clutch pedal action, but you make the syncros speed up the intermediate
shaft. When you double clutch, you bring the intermediate shaft up to
speed with the clutch disc, which has more capacity to do so than the
synchros. Minor point, but you will see prolonged synchro life when you
double clutch. Also, it is not the mass of the servo or engine but the
power created by electricity of gasoline that is responsible, but the mass
is responsible for the inertia.
331 V8 Miata first autocross
Here's my first autocross after getting the V8 conversion complete. The
on-board video recording had some problems, but I pieced together what I
could. It was a good day. Only real mechanical issue had to do with the
power steering fluid overheating. More video on vimeo[dot]com
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing (Sans Music Track)
The Comeback at Laguna Seca: STL/Spec Miata Racing
Fun version with music track here: youtu.be/pP05SiUhblM
10/02/2011 SCCA Race at Laguna Seca.
Driver: Doug Makishima
Car: Spec Miata #52 entered in STL class.
Hit twice at the start; spun around just before turn 2. Half the field goes
by. Time to play catch up!!!
One of my best drives.