Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: NA vs NB fuel lids

  1. #1
    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
    Drives
    '04 Strato Blue NB2
    Location
    Greece
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    4,347
    Thanks Given
    5,478
    Thanked 1,905 Times in 1,108 Posts

    NA vs NB fuel lids

    Was originally thinking of buying a Zoom fuel lid for my NB; however the cleaner look of Runabout Type I fuel lid is really appealing to me lately. Unfortunately these seem to be produced only for NA, which makes me wonder, would an NA one fit okay-ish or be made to fit?

    According to THIS: "The bolts' layout, the actual size of the door and the locking mechanism are identical between the NA & NB. The "only" difference is the rear fender/wing, where the door is located. The NB wing is more flat and the NA is curved. The door's tripod base height had to be redesigned. Higher on one side and lower on the other. Cut & bend is the solution."

    Anyone tried it?

  2. #2
    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
    Drives
    '04 Strato Blue NB2
    Location
    Greece
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    4,347
    Thanks Given
    5,478
    Thanked 1,905 Times in 1,108 Posts
    Bit of guinea pig here, as I could not find any data points. Bought one for myself and after 13hrs of work today, decided to install it. Short answer, it fits.

    20180113_234226.jpg

    Long answer will have to wait till tomorrow.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to HarryB For This Useful Post:

    Cermivelli (01-14-2018)

  4. #3
    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power ScratchNSniff's Avatar
    Drives
    Miata, Pilot, Civics...
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    944
    Thanks Given
    153
    Thanked 435 Times in 244 Posts
    There are gaps is the issue IMO with putting NB lids onto the NA...

  5. #4
    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
    Drives
    '04 Strato Blue NB2
    Location
    Greece
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    4,347
    Thanks Given
    5,478
    Thanked 1,905 Times in 1,108 Posts
    The outline of the Runabout lid is almost the same as the NB one. The real issue comes from the subtle differences in the frame underneath. The NB fender is sloping more upwards, therefore the whole thing sits in a wrong angle. Moreover, the "legs" are of wrong length, and the Runabout lacks the part that flexes providing springing action on the NBs. I could massage it but it would not be proper; so I bought a spare OEM NB lid. I will remove both lids from frames, and then use the Runabout lid on the OEM NB frame, essentially making the only Runabout NB lid I am aware of!

  6. #5
    Admin / Pit Boss / Miataholic Phatmiata's Avatar
    Drives
    Kirin the '93LE Roadster #1073
    Location
    NEW Tampa > OLD Tampa
    Join Date
    Apr 1994
    Posts
    32,790
    Thanks Given
    13,336
    Thanked 9,175 Times in 4,450 Posts
    The gaps are more hidden on a dark color, black, dark blue, dark green, but would probably look bad on white, the dark colors help hide a lot.

  7. #6
    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
    Drives
    '04 Strato Blue NB2
    Location
    Greece
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    4,347
    Thanks Given
    5,478
    Thanked 1,905 Times in 1,108 Posts
    Better quality (daylight) pics




  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to HarryB For This Useful Post:

    Phatmiata (01-15-2018),vote4pedro (06-26-2020)

  9. #7
    Idling - Listen to it purr... ItsAllRigged's Avatar
    Drives
    Sakhir Orange '99 Sport
    Location
    Central Florida
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    40
    Thanks Given
    7
    Thanked 59 Times in 14 Posts
    I have a Zoom on my NB and it doesn’t fit perfectly, maybe it’s actually designed for an NA? I like the look of it but always wondered why it doesn’t sit completely flush to the body.

  10. #8
    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
    Drives
    '04 Strato Blue NB2
    Location
    Greece
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    4,347
    Thanks Given
    5,478
    Thanked 1,905 Times in 1,108 Posts
    Might be; although Zoom has both a NA and a NB-specific version. Runabout on the other hand comes only in NA fitment to my knowledge.

  11. #9
    Idling - Listen to it purr...
    Drives
    97 M edition
    Location
    Texas
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    18
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 2 Posts
    Any of yall put an NB lid on an NA? I bought a Brainstorm one thinking itd fit but it doesn't at all. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Felt like I should ask you guys before trying to return it

    Edit: nevermind. They will not fit NA at all
    Last edited by susu; 06-22-2020 at 08:55 PM.

  12. #10
    Admin / Pit Boss / Miataholic Phatmiata's Avatar
    Drives
    Kirin the '93LE Roadster #1073
    Location
    NEW Tampa > OLD Tampa
    Join Date
    Apr 1994
    Posts
    32,790
    Thanks Given
    13,336
    Thanked 9,175 Times in 4,450 Posts
    wont fit. not interchangeable

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •