Roadster Of The Week – Kevin’s NA6.8


Article Written By: Adam Zitka
Pictures Taken By: Kevin Davey

This stunning mariner blue NA6 belongs to Kevin Davey. He has owned his Miata since 2003 and has been tinkering with it as soon as he purchased it. This NA6 is Kevin’s daily driver and track car so mods have been kept conservative. For instance, He has left the air-con and climate control untouched.

The exterior has been kept extremely simple, With the only modifications being an R-package front lip, M1028 Vitaloni Mirrors and a Carbon fiber NACA duct headlight lid. Kevin has recently added a set of 15 inch Work Miester S1 wheels to his NA6, which replace the 949 Racing 6UL’s that were previously on the car.


The Engine has been drastically modified. For starters the B6 donk has been jacked for a 1.8 litre setup. The block is from a 97 model, And the Head is off the BP-4W engine, Found in the 98-00 NB. Kevin hasn’t just slapped these together. The whole setup has been rebuilt. A set of Hi-Compression Supertech pistons have been stuffed into the block. The head has been mildly ported & polished, And a MazdaSpeed Miata intake cam shaft has replaced the OEM cam. Kev’s new setup made 130HP at the wheels after break in, On a rather safe tune.


Kevin has updated the interior with an NB steering wheel, And a pair of Bride Vios III seats. Some Corbeau 5 point harnesses help strap Kevin, And his passenger in when competing in track days. Kevin grasps a RE Amemiya gear knob when shifting the six speed gear box, And places his feet on some Aluminum pedal covers.


Seeing this is a track car, The suspension has been well looked after. The standard shocks and springs have been replaced for a set of Tein Flex with F9kg/R6kg springs. A Racing Beat tubular front swaybar has been installed to the front of the NA, And the power steering has been removed for better steering response.

Seeing the new engine setup makes a-lot more power then the standard engine did. Kevin opted to install a Goodwin Wilwood big brake kit, With Porterfield RS4 brake pads for the street, And Carbotech XP12 brake pads for the track. A Wilwood brake proportioning valve has also been installed to adjust the brake bias.


Kevin’s future plans include a full set of gauges to monitor engine vitals, Energy suspension Hyperflex bushings, And an R-Package rear lip. For more photos of Kevin’s Miata check this link out.

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Congrats Kevin, You’re the Roadster Of The Week!

Modifacations:

Engine:

’97 1.8 Block
11:1 84mm Supertech Pistons by 949Racing
’99 Head with a mild port and polish
MSM Intake Cam
OBX 4-2-1 Header
Magnaflow 2.5″ exhaust
MTuned Duel Feed fuel rail
NB “purple” Injectors 265cc
MTuned Coolant Reroute
Goodwin MonsterFlow Carbon Fiber intake
PWR Aluminum Radiator
Samco Silicon Hoses
Innovate LC-1 Wideband
MegaSquirt PnP ECU
Mazdaspeed engine mounts

Drivetrain:

ACT 6 Puck Clutch
ACT 9lb Flywheel
6 speed transmission
4:30 Torsen differential

Suspension:

Tein Flex with 9kg front and 6kg rear springs
Racing Beat tubular front swaybar
Goodwin Wilwood Big Brake Kit
Wilwood Brake proportioning valve
Porterfield RS4 brake pads (street)
Carbotech XP12 brake pads (track)
Stainless steel brake lines
Depowered steering rack

Wheels/Tires:

Work Meister S1’s 15×7.5 w/ 195/50 R15 General UHP tires (street)
949Racing 6UL’s 15×8 w/ 205/50 R15 Toyo R888’s
949Racing Aluminum lugnuts

Interior:

NB Nardi Steering wheel
RE Amemiya shift knob
IL Motorsports center console
Bride Vios III Sport seats
Corbeau 5 point harnesses
Boss Frog Clearview roll bar and harness bar
Aluminum Pedal covers

Exterior:

R Package front lip
M1028 Vitaloni Mirrors with concave mirrors
Carbon fiber NACA duct headlight lid

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I saw a set of lug nuts for sale on JDMST last night, And decided to get a closer look, They are similar to the blue on the Superlites so I snapped them up!

All I need now are a set of tyres.

Tomorrow, the car will be hanging out at Dahtone Racing, where Anthony and I will be installing the Flyin Miata butterfly brace.

Stick around!

Roadster Of The Week – Montego Blue NA8

Broady from MX5cartalk.com has one fine-looking NA, after seeing the snaps from Sasso, another forum member I was impressed!

This NA8 will be rocking a few nice parts from Japan too, RSR exhaust, ARC intake Chamber, and a Carbing/Mazdaspeed 3 point strut tower bar.

At the moment, it already boasts buddyclub wheels, a BD roll bar, and Sparco Sprint V. A very purposeful and thought out car indeed.

Keep up the good work Broady, you are the ROTW!