Tag: Interior


Warbird

What's hiding in the shadows?

Sharka has yet another different set of gauges installed. I call this set Version Warbird.

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Modified Door Sill Plates

About to go under the knife.

Sharka’s metal door sills are really old and crappy. When I got them, they also lacked the desirable feature known as flatness. If I remember right, they came out of a very very wrecked car for the price of shipping. I bent and beat them back into shape as well as I could. I’ve had them for about 6 years.

It was time to modify them.

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Japanese Quilted Goodness

Nakamae quilted transmission tunnel cover.

Nakamae They’ve made high end Eunos Roadster interior parts for longer than I’ve been involved in the hobby. And that’s kind of a long time! I’ve lusted after their stuff since the first day I saw it, but the opportunity to buy any of their fine products never arose.

Until now.

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2011 Gauges – Version Rossa

What's this?

In between gauge face commissions, I’ve been working on a new set for myself. Sharka has been wearing his old gauges (called “Revolution”) since around April of last year. I’ve been feeling a little tired of them and craving something a little more vintage looking. Something flashy and yet minimalist. Something that really complemented my KG Works gauge cluster.

To borrow a line from Jeremy Clarkson: And here it is.

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Japanese Car Parts and Film

A 15 year old car, 25 year old camera, and 30 year old lens.

The lead image for this post was shot by my newest camera, a Nikon F3 film camera. The F3 was the last professional manual focus camera that Nikon made. My copy comes from 1985. 10 years older than Sharka.

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M2-1001 Steering Wheel

The M2-1001 / Momo steering wheel

854 words on my newest steering wheel! It’s rare. It came from Japan. Fans of the M2-1001 Cafe Roadster might enjoy this post a whole lot.

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KG Works Instrument Panel Review

Stock cluster vs. KG Works cluster

A fairly random and gushing review of the discontinued KG Works Independent Look Gauge Cluster. This is a holy grail for me. I’ve wanted one for a long long time. And now I have one. Read on for the full review.

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Miata Soft Top Removal

Looks really clean without any soft top poking up.

This is sort of a required step on my road to hardtop-only motoring. It didn’t seem like there was much information out there on this. There’s a ton of pages dealing with Miata soft top replacement, but not much on how to make a car look good with no soft top whatsoever. So, if you want to lose 37-42 lbs and turn your roadster into a speedster, read on.

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Soft Top Boot Mods

OCD: Doing this mod. True OCD: Blogging about it.

I received a couple comments about my hacked up boot (what we call the vinyl cover for the soft top here in the States) after my last post, so I thought I’d give a quick how-to before I remove the soft top and render the boot useless. There’s not a whole lot to this mod. Still, a half hour of searching on miata.net revealed that there was not a lot of info out there about this.

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Rev9 M2-1002 Pedal Install

M2-1002 pedals installed. Wanna see how?

Hot on the heels of the 1002-style pedal review, comes an installation manual! For the same pedals!!! Those with too much free time on their hands will love it.

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