Jan 4, 2013 update to the Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow project car

Ordering Miata Brakes

Our Miata does stop, but it could do so with more confidence. We also need to replace a blown-out bulb.

Soon we’ll be back in the shop.

The competition debut for our Sunburst Yellow 1992 Mazda Miata went well, but the brakes did start to feel soft. The brake pads and rotors were fresh, but obviously the rest of the system needed some love.

We figured that we’d install braided brake lines before the car’s track debut, but that item has been moved up the schedule. Braided lines have been ordered from Good-Win Racing.

For $99.95, we ordered a full set of their Techna-Fit braided lines. These DOT-approved, Teflon hoses are perfect for performance duty: less deflection while also better able to fend off rocks, stones and debris. And unlike the stock hoses currently on our car, they’re not 20 years old. We also sourced a rebuilt brake master cylinder for less than $40 from our local AutoZone.

Soon we’ll be back in the shop.


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Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
1/4/13 11:31 a.m.

Are you sure you want to go with a rebuilt master? I've never seen one work for more than a short time if they weren't DOA out of the box. Heck, many of the brand new ones are completely untrustworthy. That's one place I don't scrimp. I've even gone for the (shudder) factory service part if need be.

belteshazzar UberDork
1/4/13 2:25 p.m.

I'd like to second Jerry's sentiment.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/4/13 9:41 p.m.

Call the rebuilt master a quick, easy way to get the car back on the road. Longterm, yes, a new master makes a lot of sense.

CSPDrvR New Reader
1/7/13 6:07 p.m.

To reduce front brake lockup Replace NA with NB Brake Bias

Eliminate all of the front brake lock up Flying M Complete adjustable brake proportioning kit

Sil80redtop Reader
1/27/13 7:11 p.m.

In recent article about upgrading injectors in NA miatas to NB injectors, what were mods to the test vehicle? 1.8 swap w/RX7 MAF? Header and exhaust?

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