I bought my car in 2006 with 97000km’s, it was in very good condition. It was originally supposed to be a cheap runabout to tide me over until I could get myself another motorcycle (I had just written my trusty old Honda VFR off).
It came with some rubbish 13" tyres, but after upgrading to a set of 14" alloys and a set of Dunlop DZ101’s I really started to enjoy the car and decided it was worth keeping. After that I got an MRT twin outlet muffler, and then just kept going. My objective was always to have a car that was fun to drive on the road that could also do the odd track day, which I finally got round to doing in 2016.
Track Day 2016:
1.6 Detomaso Block. Decked by 0.4mm
1.5 HE-E Head - Skimmed by 1.5mm, ported.
Approx 11:1 CR, 1mm squish band
Flycut HD pistons
Camtech Stage 2 regrind camshaft - adjustable via offset bush
MX-5 260cc Injectors
Coil Pack Ignition with custom crank trigger wheel
CAI with K&N filter
Modified Detomaso headers
2" exhaust system with MRT twin outlet muffler
A101 190mm clutch
Applause vented & slotted front discs
Applause rear discs
Gtti front seats
15" Panasport wheels with 195/50 Bridgestone Re003’s
Some pics below of the various mods:
Engine, CAI & Coilpack:
Crank Trigger Wheel & Pickup
Regrind Camshaft vs Std
Currently the car probably produces around 120hp at the wheels, I haven’t been able to dyno it recently due to clutch issues (the 1.3 clutch slipped after doing the swap) and then 2nd gear went!
Future Mods under consideration:
The ITB’s were going to be my next mod, but blowing 2nd gear has been a bit of a setback. I am waiting on some spare gears to get it rebuilt and back on the road.