After getting the 13B home to the RX3, it needed a bit of a clean up. Overall the housings, etc looks pretty clean but I just wanted to get the build up from the years of sitting in the woods off it. Once it was sprayed down and degreased, it was rolled into the garage to hang out with the car to get acquainted for a few days before I could circle back and install it. Prior to actually getting …

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As the performance of the #62 MX-5 increases, it becomes pretty apparent that a change of tire may be warranted as the track conditions change from time to time. Michael was able to reach out to Konig once more and land another set of wheels. This time he opted for the flat-outs in 15×8 with a little lower offset for a little MORE track width and lateral grip. Tires are Toyo again (can you tell we love these tires?) RA1s. …

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If you’ve been following this build at all, you’ll know that over the last several months we were working on getting this RX3 powered by a 12A bridge ported engine. After several dead donor engines and housings, we had to go with ‘plan C’ (plan A was stock port 12A, plan B was bridged 12A). Plan ‘C’ was to go with the “big block” swap and drop a 13B into this classic. There are SEVERAL things you have to overcome …

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We left off with the interior post last time just showing a bit of progress. We continued to paint the interior back to white and fixed a few areas along the way. Some trim, hinges, mounting points, etc needed a bit of touching up on the welding, so that was addressed. We also have since bailed on the fiberglass dash idea as a roll of aluminum sheet used for insulation/duct work was being tossed out at a dumpster and it …

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It’s been a while and I didn’t realize we never put the details of the Jenvey ITB setup on the website! We left off with teaser photos of the hardware and never followed through on the showing off the goods installed! The install went pretty well overall. Only minor modifications required to a few studs to allow the new manifold to mate up to the 1.8. Had to acquire a decent fuel pressure regulator, some additional fuel lines and we …

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