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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Blueiii's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhadamanthes View Post
    LOVE the wheel / shift knob / ebrake handle, especially the rich color. What is this? Now that the NA is a racer, I desperately need more vintage styling in my NB (shy of doing a full dash conversion.)
    2012: Purchased Miata, Laid off 3 days later. 4th place overall (default!), NWOR SCCA (RTR)
    2013: Budget RTR build, massive increase in participation, 3rd place overall, NWOR SCCA (RTR)
    2014: Suspension and more active competition in STS. 3rd place overall, NWOR SCCA
    2015: Time for some "form" and vintage styling (while still racing NWOR, of course).


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    I love my 2002 NB8C very much. It has all the safety and comfort features I need. I'm slowly altering its more modern look to harken back to 60's era.
    I was very, very fortunate to locate a billet grille from Mike at Miata Kingdom who had the last of the hand made grilles done by Glen Swensen of Roberts Auto Sport in Phoenix. If ever you find one don't hesitate to buy it. You'll be impressed by its quality.IMG_4095.jpg
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Warhammer's Avatar
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    I went with a retro-modern approach on my interior. I got rid of most of the exposed plastic and replaced it with leather or fabric covered surfaces, but used modern spacer mesh for the covering. The simplified interior, center console delete, flat door cards and chopped dash center, are reminiscent of older, more open cockpit designs. A classic Nardi leather steering wheel and chrome parking brake pair with a modern Raceseng hybrid shift knob. The doors have Porsche-style pull loops and retro-style switches under the dash control the windows.





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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Dam this is really cool! Really nice job!!
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    1,000 rpm - releasing the clutch NicolasN's Avatar
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    They arrived finally.. The only problem. Is tgat the tail lights are brighter than the brake lights so while the tail lights are on power the driver behind me can see that I'm going to brake only from the middle ttunk brake light.. Git any suggestions?

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Airbrush1's Avatar
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    Im in love with the shortened center console you did! Any documentation of the process?



    Quote Originally Posted by Warhammer View Post
    I went with a retro-modern approach on my interior. I got rid of most of the exposed plastic and replaced it with leather or fabric covered surfaces, but used modern spacer mesh for the covering. The simplified interior, center console delete, flat door cards and chopped dash center, are reminiscent of older, more open cockpit designs. A classic Nardi leather steering wheel and chrome parking brake pair with a modern Raceseng hybrid shift knob. The doors have Porsche-style pull loops and retro-style switches under the dash control the windows.






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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Warhammer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbrush1 View Post
    I’m in love with the shortened center console you did! Any documentation of the process?
    Thanks! I have pics of the process posted in my build thread: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....an-never/page8
    Last edited by Warhammer; 02-03-2019 at 10:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhammer View Post
    Thanks! I have pics of the process posted in my build thread: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....an-never/page8
    Thanks!!!

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    I've added a few external changes to bring my NB8C closer to the classic look I'm hoping to achieve. From Jass Performance the Chrome/Black LED Side Indicators. The chrome luggage rack from Racelands. The Zoom Engineering - Retro Racing Fuel Lid and the superb REV9 Runabout M2 Mirrors.20190107_164216.jpgIMG_8352.jpg20190107_164021.jpg20181215_152656.jpg20181210_182320.jpg
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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! MiataQuest's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicolasN View Post
    They arrived finally.. The only problem. Is tgat the tail lights are brighter than the brake lights so while the tail lights are on power the driver behind me can see that I'm going to brake only from the middle ttunk brake light.. Git any suggestions?

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    I think it is as easy as swapping the two wires to the light.
    Here is how I would do it..
    1. Disconnect the two wires but leave the ground wire attached to the bulb assembly.
    2. Turn on the lights. Use a test light to check which wire is being powered.
    3. Take that powered wire and touch it to the each bulb assembly wires one at a time. One wire should yield a brighter light than the other. You should attach that wire to the dimmer bulb wire.
    4. Now attach the other wire that is remaining.
    5. Hit your brakes and see if everything is working properly now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiataQuest View Post
    I think it is as easy as swapping the two wires to the light.
    Here is how I would do it..
    1. Disconnect the two wires but leave the ground wire attached to the bulb assembly.
    2. Turn on the lights. Use a test light to check which wire is being powered.
    3. Take that powered wire and touch it to the each bulb assembly wires one at a time. One wire should yield a brighter light than the other. You should attach that wire to the dimmer bulb wire.
    4. Now attach the other wire that is remaining.
    5. Hit your brakes and see if everything is working properly now.
    Done I just did that and it worked )

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Antonis' retro-inspired NB, spotting my old set of Wats (which ended up in the right hands)



    IMO really well executing the retro theme!

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    As I'm still aiming for the retro modern look, it was time to replace the RFP1s for something more classic. I've always like the look this style brings. These are Rota RBs in 15 X 8 +25 and fitted with 205/50. No scraping either which is a bonus.
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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift oldgrayleather's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko53 View Post
    As I'm still aiming for the retro modern look, it was time to replace the RFP1s for something more classic. I've always like the look this style brings. These are Rota RBs in 15 X 8 +25 and fitted with 205/50. No scraping either which is a bonus.
    20200327_110642.jpg
    Looks great! I see you lost the headlight surrounds (more vintage!) and billet grill (maybe less?). And what are those new seats?

    I'm an NA guy but have always wondered, do NB owners ever think about removing the nose badge?

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    I have removed mine, but nose looks empty without it. The NB one is much better as it is smaller, but I have some Revlimiter goodness to be installed.

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