No fun pics to share, but I got the Hawk HPS pads on the car today. Rear calipers were a bit weird on the Miata, one bolt, and then a hex to compress the rear calipers, never done one like that before.
Braking is massively improved, super impressed with the grab on this pads. Should hold me over till next spring when I can put on the big brake kit.
On August 7th I took Clockwork Orange to Blackhawk Farms Raceway for her (and my) first track experience.
It was a SCCA TrackNight in America event. The track was superb, the people were great. The way the even was ran was very smooth. I got more than an hour of track time for something like $150 (with SCCA membership). There was lots of coaching, and easing you into speed. It was a great way to get into a first track
Installing a roll bar was a lot more work than I anticipated. Some additional interior work is needed before this weekend's autox if possible. Now that the car has the bar in it I will be able to join in the next track sprint or track day. #projectcar #trackcar #miata
A fellow autoxer recently finished parting out a rustbucket Mazdaspeed, many useful parts were harvested. I was able to score the following for Clockwork Orange.
The gauge unit will be used to create an old school roadster style gauge cluster. I will be following an already existing build guide.
The spoiler will be cleaned up and added to the rear trunk lid to add to the cars orange and black color scheme. I think this will look very sharp.
The center console
Just set up a deal to go pick up a blow '99 1.8L project motor for the Miata. Super cheap deal. Ideally the head, block and crank will be in good enough shape to build it up. The head is warped, so here is hoping enough can be shaved off to even it up, and hit a decent compression ratio. #cheapmotor #miata