Banana Racecar is alive and well, got lots of goodies in the last couple months, but this is how it sits right now.
My BRZ paint got delayed another week, and my rental is a Camry. I’ve been driving my track Miata almost everywhere and there are ~30 days until my next track event. I’m having withdrawals. Post your track photos to help me get through the next month.
My BRZ was sideswiped, literally two days after i got it back from my tuner, and I dropped it off at my favorite body shop in Dallas, JP Euro. They have done killer work on some of my friends’ cars and my family’s cars. Unfortunately the K1X crystal white pearl on the BRZ is notoriously difficult to paint match and…
Completely stock (except wheels) NA Miata goes racing! I spent 4 months rebuilding this Miata to running and driving condition and finally got to take it to Motorsport Ranch for an SCCA Track Night.
Impulse signed up for a track day in the Miata to force me to finish prepping it this weekend. I’m currently running OEM semi-metallic brakes/rotors that I replaced a couple months ago. They probably have ~1500 miles on them. Fluid is Motul RBF600.
I’m gonna blame myself for this one. Wastegate bolt backed out and came loose, pressed up against the engine block and bent itself.
I found out that 7" Jeep headlights fit perfectly onto an NA Miata, WITHOUT MODIFICATIONS. So naturally, I bought some and gave the Miata some drugged out eyes. Then I found someone at work that has the same headlights as my Miata.
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Advan Racing RGD2 15x8 wheels and new front lip on the Miata! I had a small ducktail spoiler ordered but its backordered for 3 months so I cancelled that. Anyone have suggestions for a ducktail for the Miata, that doesn’t cover the 3rd brake light?
Look at that strapping young idiot. That idiot decided that taking his turbo BRZ to a track day would be a good idea, even though it had a series of small problems. That idiot is me. Don’t be me.
Now the turbo gets more airflow and stays nice and cool
290 whp at 9psi. Garret GT2860RS turbo.
The BRZ is boosted!! Took 9 hours to finish the entire install, and didn’t install the EBCS since the fittings were too small. I’m taking it to the tuner tomorrow to get tuned @7psi, and see if he as a workaround for the EBCS issue.
I’ve been working in cybersecurity for just over 2 years now, and decided to try to apply for a job way above my skill level Senior vehicle cybersecurity consultant with a major car company. I wasn’t expecting a call back, or anything at all really, but they’re intrigued with my background in physics and math so they…
they raise the OEM spoiler about 2 inches and push it back about an inch. I like them.
Apologies for vertical video
It took 9 hours, but the Southbend Stage 2 clutch is into the car, with Motul trans/diff fluid. 1000 mile break in upcoming, JDL turbo kit should be delivered in Feb/March and then we’re gonna be boosted!
A few months ago I drove my buddy’s turbo BRZ. 400whp, e85, WHOOOSH noises. It was amazing.