Monthly Archives: October 2005

Mazda Miata Enthusiast

Now I can be a little obsessive about a new things, but this guy in his Mazda Miata takes the freakin cake. I love his dedication, really appreciate his insight and in general have been really inspired by his website. If you like Miatas, it is worth the time to check out http://mymiata.paladinmicro.com/ Of special interest to me is his section on air intakes (I have decided to change my intake design due to this article, and others that I have read after I read his) and his praise of a Jackson Racing Supercharger. I really cannot afford the Supercharger right now but I am sure that I am going to get one.

A site dedicated to Mazda Accessories

I have to bookmark this for future reference. Parts I am interested in include the Venom 400 mod chip, the Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler (along with required connector pipe) and the High flow intake assembly. The intake uses a K&N filter and looks very much like the one from “That Crazy Italian” (or something of that sort.

Link: RavenWingPerformance.net

Mangnaflow Performance Exhaust for 1990 Mazda Miata

Doesn’t that look dreamy? I am looking to buy a high performance (and loud exhaust) for the Miata and the Magnaflow Catback exhausts seem to receive the most accolades. There are other, more expensive systems out there for much more money, but this looks very nice. I also have my eyes on a couple of Monza and OBX racing headers and stainless steel catbacks, but thats for another post. Till then, revel in this mandrel bend, resonator tipped beaut!

Dimensions = 4x9x18″ P-SS Muffler, 4x4x14″ P-SS Resonator, 2.25″ SS Tubing, 4″ Slash/P-SS Tips, Rear Exit. All MagnaFlow Miata Systems feature fast-flowing mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing, a straight-through stainless steel MagnaFlow Performance Muffler and a polished stainless steel rear exit tip. You’ll love the smooth, deep, throaty tone, and the extra torque and horsepower will make towing a pleasure. This system has the MagnaFlow performance muffler best suited to the needs of the vehicle. Included are all the system’s hardware, gaskets, and flanges for installation.

Mazda Miata MX- 5 Performance Projects

Being the eager beaver that I am, I wanted to get a leg up on getting my Miata up to snuff with performance upgrades. In addition, my friend Chris is also my mechanic and he suggested that I would really like the increased horsepower and the added fun. Also, since I want to make a lot of these upgrades myself, I figured a good book would be nice.
So I purchased the “Mazda Miata MX- 5 Performance Projects” from Amazon (used of course) for about ten bucks. I will have to post a review of this book once I receive it. I also bought a cheapie book on MIata history, but thats my geeky side showing. I cannot wait to get my baby tuned up for some country road swerving fun! 😉

Welcome to the Green Car blog

Well, green cars that run fast and are good on gas, namely my new (new to me) Mazda Miata MX-5. I am the proud owner of a 1990 Mazda Miata with about 150000 miles on it. It is going to be my project car, my beater and everything else in between. I am hoping to get more information on the car as soon as possible.

Though most of the stuff on this page is going to be about Miatas such as upgrades, products, tips and tricks etc, I am going to write about green cars, their reviews, worth, value and so on. So please stay tuned and if you are a tuner/wrenchhead yourself, please feel free to register and post your own thoughts.