Category: Miata MX-5

Introducing the Stormtrooper

A selection of Mazdas.

A new car for the revlimiter herd! It was about time I got an NC.


Retro Shift Plates

revlimiter Retro Shift Plates

Here’s a tiny project I’ve been working on for a few months – retro shift plates! I’ve long admired the ARC metal shift plates and wanted to do something of my own. I finally got all of the pieces of the puzzle together and have these in my store. It’s more than just a little […]


New Paint for the Family Car

That'll buff right out.

A parking lot crash led to a full respray of Blue Car, my 2008 Mazda3 hatch. Two weeks of work condensed into one blog post.


The Chrome Watanabe Horn Button Is LEGIT!

My Falcon's original horn button.

My chrome Watanabe horn button is legit. This post contains proof images.


Learning how to do videos

The first Sharka in-car video.

The first in-car footage of Sharka driving around and a plea for some video editing advice.


Bikini Top End Caps

Yeah... I've been driving around like that.

This is one part of the bikini top that I’ve never taken pix of. And in… what, 5 years? I’ve never fixed it. I am ashamed. When you cut off the end off the soft top, you’re left with this jagged metal edge. There’s nothing to cover it. No caps or anything. Actually… I think […]


Footwell Subwoofer Install

Bass for a tiny car.

Here’s something I’ve not had in decades and never in a Miata – bass. Some of my past cars had stereo systems. But since buying Sharka in 2000 I’ve been in tiny speaker land. Tiny speaker land really isn’t so bad. One day I was kicking back, browsing forums, and I came across an ad […]


Return of the Bikini

Out of the bag.

I just searched my own blog and discovered that I’ve not mentioned Sharka’s bikini top in roughly the past five years. July of 2011 was the last appearance. That’s almost criminal. It gets worse. I’ve not installed it since before I got the Blackbird Fabworx rollbar. I believe I last had the bikini top on […]


Garage Star Fender Brace Install and Review

Garage Star Fender Braces!

I’m apparently one of the last people in the world to install this. When I posted some fender brace pix on instagram, there were a lot of “How do you not have fender braces yet?!?!” comments. I’ve got them now. And for the few remaining Miata guys on the planet without them, here’s a brief […]


Coolant De-route

Time to get some hands dirty.

What’s the reverse of a coolant reroute? I’m calling it a deroute.


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