Car #: 8
Year : 1992 FP Posts: 406
Let's start this thread specific to the items of the actual conversion. One thing that has come up in conversation is that of an ITA car. I know there is another thread about ITA vs SM. I haven't read it but there is a natural progression one could take going from SM to ITA then to FP or even EP.
One of the first things you could do that Jesse brought up is to go with an aftermarket computer system.
Let's just start a list then we can open it up for discussion and add to it. Keep in mind all of this can be done in steps. Pick the items that are easy and cheap and go racing!
1. Sell the Hard Top 2. Remove windshield and cut A pillars 3. Locate ballast to passenger floor a. Fuel Cell and Battery 4. Aftermarket computer system a. Remove ALL wiring...every inch of it b. You can wire the computer system yourself. It may require a few tools for wire connections/crimping, otherwise you can follow the instructions. 5. Read Production section in the GCR 6. Use the Complete stock brake system. a. You don't need anything aftermarket. The stock brake system and bias works perfectly 7. You could probably get by with some 8" Goodyear slicks or 8.5" Hoosier slicks without having to do any body modifications or fender flares to get started. Most full built production Miata's are using the 9" slicks 23x8x15 but would probably require some fiberglass fender flares. 8. Upgrade to Delrin or poly bushings 9. Torsen Diff 10. Direct Intake system 11. Headers with 2.5” exhaust 12. Upgrade Fuel Injectors 13. Accusump 14. Shocks - Unlimited choices 15. TBD
-------------------- Rick Harris F Production - A place for 1.6 Miata's
Year : 1990 Posts: 35
One of the great things about a Miata in general is the fact that you can pick the prep level you're interested in and race it anywhere. From SM to EP and GT cars, they're all great.
Another thing to point out, just like in SM, many of us have spent the last multiple years developing the 1.6 car/engine package specifically for production racing. Just like you can buy bolt on pieces for your SM, the same is true in F Production. This also makes your conversion easier.
Car #: na
Year : 89 Posts: 441
And as an added bonus, you are not limited to a spec gear ratio and or diff. My current car is setup with 4.88 gears and a clutched diff.
I was talking to a very well known E driver after the RunOffs. He broke the diff and LS during qualifing and had to install the backup stock gears. He told me that his best lap of the week was on the stock gear ratio.