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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Glad you hold on at your BRG, I personally prefer it and think it is one of the best NA examples for my taste.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Testing and playing around with the new camera, lense and equipment.







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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    The car will be going in for service. Aside from the usual minor service, some extra bits will be going on the car, mostly replacing OEM items with fresh new ones or upgraded to a better brand. Although the car has been very reliable up until now, there is always room for improvement. The key focus is reliability and being proactive rather than reactive. Plus, most of the factory parts currently on the car are 20 years old now and could do with a replacement and refresh.

    In no particular order :

    - OEM Rocker Cover Gasket
    - OEM Throttle Body Gasket
    - OEM Intake Manifold (Satin Black)
    - OEM Valve Cover (Satin Black)
    - OEM NA6 Oil Pressure Sender
    - OEM NA6 Valve Cover Bolts
    - OEM Thermostat Cover
    - OEM Timing Cover
    - OEM Upper Timing Belt Cover
    - OEM Lower Timing Belt Cover
    - OEM Clutch Master Cylinder
    - OEM Clutch Slave Cylinder
    - OEM Rear Main Oil Seal
    - HKS Sports Oil Filter
    - Goodridge Braided Clutch Line
    - RacingBeat Sway Bar End Links
    - Mazdaspeed Engine Mounts
    - GarageStar Lightweight Alternator Pulley
    - GarageStar Lightweight Water Pump Pulley
    - Toda Sports Clutch Disc
    - Toda Sports Clutch Cover
    - Toda Lightened Flywheel (4.5kg)
    - Dixcel Type SD Slotted Front Rotors
    - Dixcel Type SD Slotted Rear Rotors
    - Dixcel Type M Front Brake Pads
    - Dixcel Type M Rear Brake Pads
    - Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid

    She should be running very nicely after this!

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    That's a hell of a "refresh" list. Wish I can do something similar to mine at some point.

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    Steve the BRG is looking top notch as usual! Always enjoy your pics! How is Daniel? Haven't seen him on in a while...
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Steve the BRG is looking top notch as usual! Always enjoy your pics! How is Daniel? Haven't seen him on in a while...
    Thanks mate! Yeah Daniel is doing well. Just been busy with other stuff I think? Met up with him a while ago to go for a drive!

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    ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
    - Advanced Cam Timing +14 Degrees
    - Arrive Intake Pipe
    - Beatrush Radiator Cooling Panel
    - Carbon Miata Black Silicone Cooling Hoses
    - Gates Racing Performance Timing Belt
    - Koyorad 36mm Hyper-V Core Aluminium Radiator
    - Mazdaspeed Ignition Leads
    - Mazdaspeed Induction Box
    - Mazdaspeed Oil Cap
    - Mazdaspeed Panel Air Filter
    - Mazdaspeed Radiator Cap (1.3 Bar)
    - MiataRoadster Short Shifter
    - NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
    - GarageStar Lightweight Alternator Pulley
    - GarageStar Lightweight Water Pump Pulley
    - OEM Mazda Intake Manifold (Satin Black)
    - OEM Mazda Rocker Cover (Satin Black)
    - Toda Racing Lightweight Flywheel (4.5kg)
    - Toda Racing Sports Clutch + Spigot Ring


    SUSPENSION & HANDLING
    - Beatrush Rear Strut Brace
    - GarageStar Delrin Door Mounts
    - Mazdaspeed Front Strut Brace
    - Ohlins DFV Coilovers
    - Mazdaspeed Engine Mounts
    - RacingBeat Sway Bar End Links (F+R)


    WHEELS, BRAKES & TYRES
    - Goodridge SS Braided Brake Lines
    - Goodridge SS Braided Clutch Line
    - KICS 5mm Spacers (54.1 Hubcentric)
    - Pirelli Cinturato P1 Tyres (185/60/R14)
    - RS-Watanabe Type-A (14x6.5 +4.5 Final Offset)
    - RS-Watanabe Centre Caps
    - RS-Watanabe Lug Nuts
    - RS-Watanabe Valve Stems
    - Dixcel Type M Brake Pads (F+R)
    - Dixcel Type SD Slotted Rotors (F+R)


    EXTERIOR
    - B1 Hybrid Polarg Parkers and Tail Lamp Bulbs
    - Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Blades
    - Depo Clear Front Indicator Lamps
    - Front Number Plate Mounting Bracket
    - KG Works Chrome Washer Nozzles
    - Nielex Fuse Box Sticker
    - NoPro Washer Bottle Relocation
    - Philips 4300K Crystal Vision Headlamp Bulbs
    - Raybrig Crystal Reflector Headlamps
    - Runabout M2 Mirrors
    - ZOOM Engineering Amber Side Indicators
    - ZOOM Engineering Eunos Lotus Emblem
    - ZOOM Engineering Retro Fuel Lid


    INTERIOR
    - Arrive Mahogany Wood Handbrake Handle
    - Carbing DASH Foot Rest Pedal
    - HKB Boss Kit
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Gearshift Boot
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Handbrake Boot
    - JASS Performance Sun Visor Plugs
    - JDM Eunos Sunglass Holder
    - JDM Eunos Chrome Door Sills
    - Joyfast Chrome Gear Knob (Super Short)
    - Joyfast Chrome Handbrake Button
    - Nakamae Cup Holder
    - Nardi Classico 360mm Wood Steering Wheel
    - RevLimiter Gloss Black Vent Rings
    - RevLimiter Retro Window Switch
    - RevLimiter "Type MX-5" BRG Door Sill Inserts
    - RS Products Classic Retro Cluster
    - RS Products Classic Retro Switch
    - Sony CDX-S2010X Headunit
    - Vintage Mazda Chrome Cigarette Lighter
    - Zeromotive M2-1002 Style Pedals


    MAINTENANCE/OEM REPLACEMENT/MISC
    - Carbon Canister Delete
    - Front Tie Down Hooks Removed
    - Reconditioned Fuel Line Metal Shroud
    - Reconditioned Wiper Arms
    - OEM Mazda Camshaft Seal Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Crankshaft Seal Replacement
    - OEM Mazda External Tensioner Belt Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Fuel Filter Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Idler Bearings Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Panasonic Battery Replacement (Replaced 28/07/16)
    - OEM Mazda PCV Valve Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Shifter Insulation Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Thermostat Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Third Brake Light Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Water Pump Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Coolant Overflow Tank Replacement
    - OEM Mazda NA6 Oil Pressure Sender Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Timing Lower Cover Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Timing Upper Cover Replacement


    12/10/2016

    Major Service 2 : Completed
    Received the car back from service today. As mentioned previously, along with a minor service changing the oil and oil filter there were a few things which were going to be upgraded/refreshed.

    No major issues and the service went quite smoothly, except for one thing which was the front calipers seizing. I've replaced the front calipers with NB8A items for the time being (same as NA8C) and will probably look at getting the original calipers pulled apart and rebuilt so I can put it back on next time. Brand new injectors were also replaced. Needless to say, the car feels so nice to drive now, especially with the new clutch and flywheel! The clutch will be bed in properly for the next 500-1000kms or so and will also bed the new brakepads in as well. Mazdaspeed engine mounts were installed and there was no discernable increase in NVH which was awesome.

    Now that the majority of the engine suspension and brakes have been tended to, there's only a few more things which I'd like to get done for the next service.

    - Torsen 4.1 LSD
    - Mazdaspeed Suspension Bushes Replacement
    - Refresh Control Arms
    - FM Chassis Frame Rails
    - Maxim Works 4-2-1 Headers
    - Fujitsubo Catback Exhaust
    - Denso Fuel Pump + Bag
    - SAMCO Silicone Hoses in BRG
    - KG Works Retro Rear View Mirror

    For now though, I can get back to focusing on the interior. I've ordered some Nakamae parts and they will be coming in shortly.

    - Nakamae Quilted Sidestep Interior Trim
    - Nakamae Quilted Transmission Tunnel Trim
    - Nakamae Quilted Upper Package Tray Trim
    - Nakamae Quilted Lower Package Tray Trim
    - Nakamae Quilted Beltline Trim

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift JamieH's Avatar
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    Mucho envidia for all dat tan Nakamae goodness.

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    Freaking great. This is a wonderful example of what a BRG should be.

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    so nice.............

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
    - Advanced Cam Timing +14 Degrees
    - Arrive Intake Pipe
    - Beatrush Radiator Cooling Panel
    - Carbon Miata Black Silicone Cooling Hoses
    - GarageStar Lightweight Alternator Pulley
    - GarageStar Lightweight Water Pump Pulley
    - Gates Racing Performance Timing Belt
    - Koyorad 36mm Hyper-V Core Aluminium Radiator
    - Mazdaspeed Ignition Leads
    - Mazdaspeed Induction Box
    - Mazdaspeed Oil Cap
    - Mazdaspeed Panel Air Filter
    - Mazdaspeed Radiator Cap (1.3 Bar)
    - MiataRoadster Short Shifter
    - NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
    - OEM Mazda Intake Manifold (Satin Black)
    - OEM Mazda Rocker Cover (Satin Black)
    - Toda Racing Lightweight Flywheel (4.5kg)
    - Toda Racing Sports Clutch + Spigot Ring


    SUSPENSION & HANDLING
    - Beatrush Rear Strut Brace
    - GarageStar Delrin Door Mounts
    - Mazdaspeed Engine Mounts
    - Mazdaspeed Front Strut Brace
    - Ohlins DFV Coilovers
    - RacingBeat Sway Bar End Links (F+R)


    WHEELS, BRAKES & TYRES
    - Dixcel Type M Brake Pads (F+R)
    - Dixcel Type SD Slotted Rotors (F+R)
    - Goodridge SS Braided Brake Lines
    - Goodridge SS Braided Clutch Line
    - KICS 5mm Spacers (54.1 Hubcentric)
    - Pirelli Cinturato P1 Tyres (185/60/R14)
    - RS-Watanabe Type-A (14x6.5 +4.5 Final Offset)
    - RS-Watanabe Centre Caps
    - RS-Watanabe Lug Nuts
    - RS-Watanabe Valve Stems


    EXTERIOR
    - B1 Hybrid Polarg Parkers and Tail Lamp Bulbs
    - Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Blades
    - Depo Clear Front Indicator Lamps
    - Front Number Plate Mounting Bracket
    - KG Works Chrome Washer Nozzles
    - Nielex Fuse Box Sticker
    - NoPro Washer Bottle Relocation
    - Philips 4300K Crystal Vision Headlamp Bulbs
    - Raybrig Crystal Reflector Headlamps
    - Runabout M2 Mirrors
    - ZOOM Engineering Amber Side Indicators
    - ZOOM Engineering Eunos Lotus Emblem
    - ZOOM Engineering Retro Fuel Lid


    INTERIOR
    - Arrive Mahogany Wood Handbrake Handle
    - Carbing DASH Foot Rest Pedal
    - HKB Boss Kit
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Gearshift Boot
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Handbrake Boot
    - JASS Performance Sun Visor Plugs
    - JDM Eunos Sunglass Holder
    - JDM Eunos Chrome Door Sills
    - Joyfast Chrome Gear Knob (Super Short)
    - Joyfast Chrome Handbrake Button
    - Nakamae Cup Holder
    - Nardi Classico 360mm Wood Steering Wheel
    - RevLimiter Gloss Black Vent Rings
    - RevLimiter Retro Window Switch
    - RevLimiter "Type MX-5" BRG Door Sill Inserts
    - RS Products Classic Retro Cluster
    - RS Products Classic Retro Switch
    - Sony CDX-S2010X Headunit
    - Vintage Mazda Chrome Cigarette Lighter
    - Zeromotive M2-1002 Style Pedals
    - Nakamae Quilt Mat Belt Line Trim
    - Nakamae Quilt Mat Lower Package Tray Trim
    - Nakamae Quilt Mat Side Step Trim
    - Nakamae Quilt Mat Transmission Tunnel Trim
    - Nakamae Quilt Mat Upper Package Tray Trim


    MAINTENANCE/OEM REPLACEMENT/MISC
    - Carbon Canister Delete
    - Front Tie Down Hooks Removed
    - Reconditioned Fuel Line Metal Shroud
    - Reconditioned Wiper Arms
    - OEM Mazda Camshaft Seal Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Coolant Overflow Tank Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Crankshaft Seal Replacement
    - OEM Mazda External Tensioner Belt Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Fuel Filter Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Idler Bearings Replacement
    - OEM Mazda NA6 Oil Pressure Sender Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Panasonic Battery Replacement (Replaced 28/07/2016)
    - OEM Mazda PCV Valve Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Shifter Insulation Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Thermostat Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Third Brake Light Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Timing Lower Cover Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Timing Upper Cover Replacement
    - OEM Mazda Water Pump Replacement


    17/10/2016

    Nakamae Quilt Mat Interior Trim Set
    Received the Nakamae interior trim set today. I've been a fan of the trim pieces ever since seeing it on Adam's NA "Sharka" and also on Gianni's NA6. I had opted to keep it simple by not going too crazy on the quilted mat look so for now I decided to just get the transmission tunnel, side step, rear parcel upper and lower and the beltline done and see how it looks. I'm going to get the Nakamae seat reupholstry kit with new covers and quilted centre to match but for the doorcards, I might just go the plain Nakamae ones and utilise the door pulls instead and replace the arm rest. I think this will give it a cleaner look overall. These will be the next big items interior wise.

    For now though, it looks really good! Install was pretty simple and I decided to take the seats out of the car to make it easier for me. To my surprise there was dead leaves and other crap under the seat so it's a good idea to remove the seats once in a while and give it a nice vacuum and cleaning.

    Automotive archaeology. Finding random bits of crap under the seat.



    Result.


















    In other news, I think the silicone hoses I bought from CarbonMiata are failing on me after less than a year. They seem to be cheap chinese copies and the hoses have discoloured as they were probably manufactured without quality assurance in mind. Not only that, there's a smell of coolant coming from the engine bay and after going through my checklist of what it could be, I've deduced it must be the hoses. So I've contacted the Australian distributor for Samco silicone hoses and will be getting full coolant and ancillary replacement hoses in BRG. Should look good once done!
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    Hory shit this is amazing. An extremely clean car that keeps getting better and better.


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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift oldgrayleather's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustRat View Post
    Hory shit this is amazing. An extremely clean car that keeps getting better and better.
    Couldn't have said it better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustRat View Post
    Hory shit this is amazing. An extremely clean car that keeps getting better and better.


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    Couldn't have said it better!
    Thanks guys! Appreciate it!

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    Engine bay as it currently stands.

    Definitely need to install the headers!

    Last edited by BRGNA8; 07-08-2017 at 12:30 AM.

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