Dein Projekt-MX5

Dein Projekt: Peter’s Tribute Miata

2. Januar 2019

My wife encouraged me to buy a ‘90 Mariner blue Miata in 2015 as a tribute to my brother who had recently lost his battle with cancer.  He was a key source of my lifelong passion for cars.  In Feb ‘89, he and I marveled at the MX5’s Chicago unveiling and knew it was a brilliant antidote to what his ‘78 Fiat Spider failed to deliver beyond the top down fun.  He finally got to enjoy that reality in Lola, the Montego blue which was his last car.  We’ve now added two more NA’s to our collection.  One for my wife (a mint 100% stock Sunburst with 43k miles) so I could extensively modify the smurf along with a 91 BRG that I let my 18 year old son drive.  The Miata community is now an integral part of my life and I’ve been to London, Japan, Laguna Seca and beyond with this crazy little Roadster tribe of ours. 

I’ve been privileged to thank Tom (Matano) in person several times for his gift to all of us. 

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Continous build thread http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread.php?12926-Cars-Coffee-and-California



  • RS Watanabe Falcon steering wheel w custom RevLimiter horn button and surround
  • Daikei hub and polished cover
  • Nakamae Type R seats with side protectors
  • Nakamae door panels and pulls
  • Nakamae drink holder
  • Nakamae storage net
  • Nakamae window winders
  • KGWorks Door latches/ locks
  • Aerodramatics Door cups
  • Zoom center console
  • MiataRoadster short shift kit
  • Joyfast shift knob
  • Nielex handbrake lever and button
  • Nielex tombstone cover
  • Nielex hazard switch
  • Hayashi vents
  • AWD HVAC cover and trim ring
  • AWD 1013 gauge cluster w RevLimiter lenses
  • RevLimiter custom gauges and HVAC panel
  • Zoom engineering Monaco mirror
  • RS Products needle caps
  • RS Products HVAC controls
  • RS Products Vent rings
  • Retro Modern Ignition cover
  • Royal Clover Queen key
  • Retro Modern burled dimmer switch
  • Retro Modern Trip odometer reset cover
  • Sazaire glove box key hole cover
  • Zoom engineering starter button
  • Rev9 M2 pedal covers
  • Karo floor mats
  • Car Make Corns knee pad
  • Pioneer DEH-80PRS head unit
  • DDM Works Radio surround/ blanking plate
  • Focal Performance 165AC speakers
  • Beatrush side latches
  • Il Motorsports polished door sill covers with RevLimiter inserts


  • Barchetta Front bumper
  • Garage Star front tow hook
  • Garage Star plate relocator
  • RS Active Type II headlights
  • GV headlight lid
  • R front lip (by Rspeed)
  • Greasemonkey2000 hand drilled wiper arms
  • M2 1028 side mirrors with wide blue upgrade
  • Carbon Miata Fender Flares and black stainless fasteners
  • Zoom Engineering Fuel lid
  • Car Make Corns radio antenna
  • GV Rear finish panel/ badge and Porter cab lights
  • Custom Corfito Mazda rear badge
  • KG Works rear spoiler (by Rspeed)
  • Zoom Engineering Rear bumper
  • Rokyu Rob rear tow hook
  • Retromodern burled wiper


  • Starsharks rebarelled by Barrel Bros in Australia: 14×8.5 -8
  • 949 Racing lugs
  • Toyo R888 225/50/14 rear/ 205/55/14 front
  • 949 Racing Xida Race Coilovers with Billet upper mounts
  • 1.125” Racing Beat front sway bar
  • Rear Supermiata rear sway bar
  • SuperMiata End Links
  • ACT HD clutch
  • SuperMiata Clutch line
  • Blackbird Fabworx roll bar w custom Harddog cover

Engine/Engine bay

  • FM Stage 1 Carb approved Turbo kit
  • FM Cross Flow radiator and fan upgrade
  • 949 Coolant reroute
  • Rokyu Rob Powder coated valve cover
  • Mazdaspeed Oil cap
  • Mazdaspeed Radiator cap
  • Carbing three point front strut bar
  • KINOD edition Circuit sports coolant overflow tank
  • IL Motorsports hood struts
  • Carbing rear strut bar
  • Car Make Corns dual exit exhaust

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