Category Archives: Suspensions

Another Bullitt Mustang Project Car

Ford produced the Mustang back in 1964 and it kicked off the era of the pony car.  Soon Chevy had the Camaro and Pontiac had a Firebird, followed by Mopar’s Barracuda. Carol Shelby was tapped to produce a performance version … Continue reading

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Red Bull–How it designs its winning F1 cars

Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have become just about unbeatable this season as well as the past three.  Next year is a year of big change in Formula One with 1.6 liter turbocharged engines being the new power plant.  The … Continue reading

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The P71 visits ADTR!

We were on our way out of Los Angeles and it was the one chance we would have for the P71 to meet ADTR – the source of many of its magical parts. Chris has been very helpful with all … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Topping the Miata and adding a Hard Dog

A couple of posts back we took a road trip to Bethania to visit the garage where Hard Dog roll bars are made and sold.  It was a fun trip and we hope to make it back again when the … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – The rear suspension comes together at last!

In an earlier post we took the rear suspension apart, although not without some trouble.  The axles were just about frozen into the splines of the rear hubs.  With a great deal of effort we were finally able to extricate … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Time for a road trip to Bethania

The Internet has been a boon for those of us looking for ways to improve our rides.  It has amazing search capabilities and its ability to aid in shopping can save a lot of heartache and gasoline.  But sometimes it … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Thoughts on the Miata

As I wait for more parts to arrive I am continually reviewing what needs to be done to the car to make it track worthy. There will no longer be a need for Air conditioning so I will remove all … Continue reading

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Track Car – More work on the Miata

The Miata track car project is making progress.  One of the first things to accomplish was to remove the aftermarket anti-theft system that had been installed in the car.  The last thing I needed was to have the anti-theft system … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Miata Project Car

Parts have been ordered and many have shown up already.  A lot of thought goes through just what to spend money on and how much.  If this were a Spec Miata I would be somewhat limited in the modifications that … Continue reading

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Building a Track Car – Miata Project Begins

Its been a while since my last track day and I’ve been itching to return to VIR and get some time in HPDE (High Performance Driving Education). While I certainly enjoyed the power and handling of the Evolution VIII MR … Continue reading

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