“To add speed, add lightness.”

This saying is often attributed to Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars and racing Team Lotus. In essence, it is the passionate pursuit of speed and performance through economy of materials, creative design and ingenuity. Adding lightness is a captivating paradox, the seemingly contradictory ability to add something by taking away. What drives you?

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2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90

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2010 Volvo XC70

1991 Mazda Miata

1991 Mazda Miata

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2000 Aprilia RS50

2000 Aprilia RS50

1972 Honda CB350

1972 Honda CB350

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1969 Honda CB350

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2017 Project Miata Goals

Tune the Megasquirt ECU Drive the car a lot, gather lots of data, refine the engine tune Take car to a load bearing chassis dyno for even more engine tuning Install new brake discs and pads all around Reattach Redline Goods leather gauge hood cover where it is coming loose Modify instrument cluster so that the lights behind the tachometer are more diffuse so all the numbers on the gauge face are illuminated, possibly install LED bulbs Install Revlimiter anti-glare lenses for my KG Works instrument panel cover Install new door panel interior trim (upper and lower panels, door pulls), […]

Project Miata Update

Check original base tune setting for CLT thermistor setting. So which is it, Mazda or RX-7 S4&S5? So I read some old posts on Miataturbo.net and Braineack says several times to use RX-7 S4&S5. Every time I go to Tools –> Calibrate Thermistor Tables and set CLT to RX-7 S4&S5 and write it to the controller, when I open it back up again it shows that CLT is set to RX-7_AFM(S5 in AFM). Both Common Sensor Values share the same data tables so I’m thinking this is just a bug in Tuner Studio.   Figure out why MS3 is not […]

Project Miata Update

Figure out why MS3 is not reading NB cam sensor. Could be bad sensor or bad wiring between sensor and CAS harness. So I think I fixed the cam position sensor (CMP) issue: power and ground were apparently swapped by mistake due to misread wiring diagram (sensor pigtail has three black wires so no help there). I Googled pictures of exemplar 1999-2000 Miata engines and zoomed in on the CMP sensor to verify the OEM wire colors.   Apparently when reading wiring diagrams, the view is as though you’re looking at the back of the connector where the wires go […]

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