Needs some Takata Harnesses to go with that green ^_^
Tons of wisdom here, and you have been trying to impart it in the slew of s2000 vs ? threads recently. Do you have a blog? If not, I think you should.
Of course, your NBs interior looks great.
Thanks guys :icon_cheers:I think this car is my roadster Muse. And the club car direction is great. I haven't been able to find a direction I tell people I am going with it.
I tell the a street/ track car. But I want more refinements than just taking stuff out. Its being simple and light but also classy. I know my car is going to have a v6 but I may go irtb with it eventually.
Thank you for having and building this car. I wish my car was not brg sometimes so I could bring myself to paint it white.
Maruha offers 10mm lift cams with a smaller base circle so no head modifications are required other than switching to shim under bucket lifters.Those are roughly the specs I'm considering for my cams. Can you squeeze 10mm lift on the factory basecircle, and not modify the head (grinding out interference areas around lifters, that is).
Alternatively, you might consider just doing the shave and fooling around with trumpet lengths - probably worth 10 whp.
Or just retune for E85.
If they weren't so over priced I'd definitely consider it. I have something in store for my seats however that should finish the green off nicely.Needs some Takata Harnesses to go with that green ^_^
:icon_cheers:My "build" has been so slow, and much harder this time around. I've kinda lost some steam ... coming in here and re-reading your thread makes me happy and feel better.
I love you car, truly. its always a pleasure reading an update and I looking forward to seeing/hearing more.
Yeah I am not sure either to be honest. You are from CT?I dunno man I don't think a single gas station near us actually sells e85. I'd just stick to chevron 93. Unless you have hook ups to race gas?
I'm pretty sure those are more of a "street" style harness and do not use a cam lock.You should take a look at the Takata Drift II or III harnesses. They are way more affordable than the other Takata.
What are the specs of the RPF1 on the Rx7?
I only picked the car up from storage, drove it home, put the pulleys on, and drove it back. However, in the short period of time driving it, I did feel a slight difference. The engine did seem a little happier.feel any difference with the light weight pulley quin??
I am contemplating getting the lightened crank pulley that 949 Racing offers as it actually has a harmonic damper.if you add a smaller size crank pulley the car will oull even harder, i tried it on an NA miata and it was fun to drive the car
cool. You will feel the difference!! for sure!!!I only picked the car up from storage, drove it home, put the pulleys on, and drove it back. However, in the short period of time driving it, I did feel a slight difference. The engine did seem a little happier.
I am contemplating getting the lightened crank pulley that 949 Racing offers as it actually has a harmonic damper.
Each car is fun in their own way, which is why I went in different directions with both builds. I love my NB for the better chassis, response, and all out cornering speeds. It has just enough refinement to be comfortable, but has that club racer feel to it. The mechanical grip limits of the car far surpasses my stock S2000's, with the same Kuhmo XS tires. The ITB's make the engine and driving experience more exciting, but are definitely a little more work. The car is predictable, does what you tell it do it, and inspires confidence allowing to keep pushing it comfortably. My NA is different. With about 100 whp more and the old tired A048's I have on it, it has a hard time going straight. Granted new tires will definitely calm it's wild nature down, I didn't want to buy new tires after getting it running again this fall just so it can sit on them over the winter. In all honesty, I like that the car is a little crazy. Oversteer is cool, looks cool, and is fun to drive with if you are comfortable with it. Even though the engine on my NA is very quiet compared to my NB, the cabin is much more noisier because of it's lack of sound deadening and refinement. I will argue till the day I die that the NB is a better car over the NA hands down. The only reason I justified keeping my NA was for its more old school presence. I always wanted something retro, but working on older cars sucks and most older cars drive like butt. My NA fulfilled that craving for something retro, but still being a driver's car. For a street car, a bolt on turbo is a lot less work and is nice because it keeps the engine quiet. Cruise around normal and just put your foot down for that power on tap when you want it. At 156 whp, my NB is still a pinch slower than my S2000, so you are working that motor to get it moving. At WOT, the ITB's make noise and draw more attention to you. Both are a blast to drive and both fill different needs. However, if I could only keep one, I'd keep my NB.Such a clean car. Question. Which is more fun to drive, the NB with ITB's or the NA with the turbo set-up? I'm contemplating which way to go with my 02 NB, but not having any local miatas that have any performance mods to speak of, I haven't been able to experience an ITB or turbo set-up.
Thanks mancool. You will feel the difference!! for sure!!!
I LOVE YOUR NB~