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.
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NB Miata Rear Caliper Rebuild
Disclaimer: This video is provided for educational purposes only. I accept
no liability for expenses/injuries/fatalities caused by the failure of
equipment as the result of following these instructions.
I couldn't find any DIYs or full tutorials on performing a caliper rebuild
for an NB Miata, so I decided to make a recording of my process. Note: I'm
not an expert, so if the terminology or procedures I use are incorrect,
please let me know and I'll gladly update the video.
If your calipers are leaking and you're unwilling to spend ~$160 to replace
each caliper, you can buy a rebuild kit for $60 for both rear calipers. I
purchased mine from Moss Miata, part # 904-451. This contains all the dust
covers and seals that you'll need to rebuild it.
The process is not terribly difficult, just time consuming. I was fortunate
to not have any seized or stripped parts, and everything came apart pretty
easily. Most of my time was spent cleaning dirt/brake fluid/grease off the
caliper. If all goes well, it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to
Be sure to adjust your brakes and bleed your system after re-installing the
Many thanks to bluemeany06 for his video on rebuilding an NC Miata's front
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.
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68 Chevrolet Camaro Overhaul, Part 1
Had the car since 2005, finally got round to getting it in my mates body
shop and getting it sorted out, it only went in to have a respray, but
found it needed more and turned into more work than i thought.
But hey, it's all good because it makes the car all that much better in the
V8 Miata startup & idle (Wreck Racing / Georgia Tech)
The Lexus V8 is running beautifully. The bodywork is still under
construction. Front fenders are overrated! They also don't fit over these
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