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Building a Track Car–Goodbye Miata

It was a journey that I really enjoyed.  Transforming the 1996 Miata from a well ridden roadster to a very capable track-day car was a project that I really enjoyed.  Along the way I was able to engage several friends … Continue reading

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A New Project Miata – part one

If you look back on some of the past entries you will find a few on work that was done on a 1996 Mazda Miata.  That car came to us with some modifications that, while performance oriented, left it with … Continue reading

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The Miata Project – part 4

This is the part you have all been waiting for.  This weekend we return this pocket sports car to its owner.  I cannot wait to find out what he thinks of it. It started out as a request to fix … Continue reading

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The Miata Project – part 3.7

OK, so I’m drawing this out, but understand that I’m still waiting for the Chaparral wheels to show up so we can get the new Bridgestone Potenza tires mounted and complete the package. Yesterday I spent over four hours installing a … Continue reading

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Project Miata – part 3.5

I returned the Miata to the owner after completing part 3 (yes, really) and as part of the service we perform at Jim’s Garage we provide a write up of what was done and often some suggestions or advice.   The … Continue reading

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Project Miata – part 3

Hey, aren’t we done yet? I don’t know if cars are ever done, but tomorrow we return this little gem back to the owner.  During all the service and care and feeding the owner was kept up to date on … Continue reading

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Project Miata – part 2

This 1996 Miata is a really great car.  After doing the brakes and cleaning up the combustion chambers and intake of carbon it was time to really go over all the maintenance items. We flushed the anti-freeze, changed all the … Continue reading

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Project Miata – part 1

  The latest resident of Jim’s Garage is a beautiful Mazda Miata.  It is a 1996 with just under 33,000 miles on it.  The owner had already had some modifications done primarily to the suspension a few years back.  It … Continue reading

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