November 3rd, 2012 — Gauges
Sharka has yet another different set of gauges installed. I call this set Version Warbird.
October 9th, 2012 — Interior
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.
August 23rd, 2011 — Interior
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.
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.
January 6th, 2011 — Interior
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 29th, 2010 — Interior
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.