Getting My NA Back Into Shape: Front Yard Body Shop
In case you are wondering where my 1990 NA6C Miata's been lately, it got into a traffic accident on May 8th, when my Miata collided with a Land Rover after I was cut off near an intersection. Damage was mainly limited to the bodywork and a bent tie rod. I was found to be not at fault for the accident by an insurance investigation. Unfortunately, the other driver's insurance considered my Miata a total loss. However, to me, it isn't.
Since I already got my insurance check and I wanted to keep my Miata to transform it into a real racing car, I'm saving money for the bodywork by trying an old Spec Miata trick, wenching the body back into shape and banging out the dents myself, along with help, of course.
1999 Miata body work
My attempt to fix some light frame damage in order to attach the front
bumper. Things didn't quite work out. Just goes to show that sometimes the
bear gets you.
On a side note: I finally got a job that has allowed me to do this project.
I now work at Mazda. If you're in the market for a vehicle, new or used,
contact me through here.
How to straighten a bent frame on a budget
A friend of mine stuffed his Miata into the wall at the exit of Turn 6 @
Laguna Seca. Bent the left front frame rail, pushed the radiator and fan
back up against the motor. With only 2 hours until qualifying, with the
help of a few friends, he put on a clinic on low-budget frame
straightening. He managed to get the car out for qualifying, came back and
did some more work in the afternoon, and finished the weekend with a 2nd
place finish in ITA.
Frame Bangin' Miata | StanceNation
This is Morocco's absolutely slammed NA miata on Work Meister wheels. Check
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Laguna Seca near crash
Bob's Donut and CityTech track day 7/8/12, close call with a fellow driver.
1990 miata Salvage title 267k original engine/tranny.
Exady oem replacement clutch
Tein s spring
FM sway bar F/R
OS Gekin 2way LSD
205-50-15 Toyo RA1
song's by Motorcycle -As The Rush Comes.
How you shouldn't roll a miata fender.
Needed to slightly roll the fenders on my NA Miata, Not paying $200+ for a
roller. This way worked fine for me, no more rubbing & looks fine. Did all
4 corners, turned out decent enough.
Cost: $5 for 4loko and monster. Everything else I had at my house.
I don't advise doing it this way. Its not very safe, might shank yourself.
SLEEPER Miata Shocks 600hp Z06! [STREETS]
At our stop in Nashville we hopped into a 600hp Heads/Cam Z06 after a
random Miata asked to street race at a meet, not knowing much about the car
other than the Intercooler we
noticed we went out to see what the car had... The results were crazy!
This thing was SCREAMING down the highway surprising everyone who witnessed
the race. Returning back to the meet we all found out exactly why this car
was so damn FAST!
The 5.3L LSx under the hood Boosted
by a rear mount 78mm turbo puts down mid
600whp on LOW Boost, the car was
turned up as much as it could be without completely blowing off the
non-radial 225 (narrow) STREET TIRES (around 700whp) equipped with a 4L80
transmission, once this street beast spools you better hold on!!!
Can't wait to see this car again in the future.
Mazda Miata MX 5 Repair 1990 , By Last Chance Auto Restore.com
This 1990 Mazda Miata was brought out from storage after sitting for many
years. All the brake rotors and pads were replaced with new. We washed,
buffed and polished the paint. We located a genuine Mazda optional rear
spoiler, painted and installed it. We changed the fluids, tuned it up and
replaced the coil pack and egr valve for it to pass the "E Test". It's now
ready for fun!