In The Build – Jess’s LS6 Miata

Some might recognise this car from one of the early ROTW features, Well Jess managed to blow the Turbocharged B6 that used to live in this BRG. Now instead of replacing the engine for another B6, She has come up with a rather wild idea. Jess is putting a Corvette Z06 engine into her Roadster.

All I can say is, This thing is going to be absolutely mental!

Check out the build here.

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Roadster Of The Week – Aj’s 13B NA6

This weeks Roadster of the week, comes from Canada, where AJ has built his NA6 from ground up. A lot of time, money and effort has been spent forever changing this NA6.


Pictures speak a thousand words as they say, and looking at the Silver NA6 can tell that AJ is not messing around,
The front is graced by a time-less Garage Vary front lip, whereas the arches have recently had an overhaul. Junbiride flares are to thank for the busty appearance of AJ’s NA, and with good reason, he needed to find some way to fit the 15×10 – 6 Work Equip 03’s under there.

Assumptions cannot be made by just looking at the exterior, as there’s a lot more than what meets the eye with this car.


It all began in March 08, when AJ yanked out the B6 engine, and started working placing a N/A 13B as a replacement. It took roughly two months to get the 13B sitting in the engine bay. AJ decided to run a Turbo II Transmission, Lightened flywheel, and tailshaft. With this combination, he managed to keep the PPF untouched.


AJ didn’t go through all this hassle to mount a stock N/A 13B, His engine has been Bridgeported and has carbies!
Danstroy stainless headers, and A’PEXI N1 catback exhaust help the rotor roar to its redline, and the Danstroy intake manifold, along with the 48 2 barrel Webber’s help it breathe.

The rear end has been beefed up, in an attempt to hold the extra power the rotary makes. A 1.8 diff with a Maruha 2 way LSD has been installed.


The cockpit has had some attention too, A  Cusco chromoly 4pt roll bar has been bolted to the chassis, so has a buddyclub racing seat. Another cool mod AJ’s NA has is the Micron3 gold gauge stack/data logger.


Suspension has been modified in order to lower and create a better handling package. HKS Hypermax 2 coilovers contribute to the dope stance this Roadster has. AJ has also installed a set of Racing Beat swaybars to help reduce body roll.


Aj’s rotary powered proves that these little cars are capable of almost anything, it’s used for various applications, autocross, time attack, and drifting to name a few. It’s also AJ’s daily driver.

For updates on AJ’s NA6, check out the link below, it’s the build log for the Rotary Roadster.

http://www.myspace.com/na6_build

And remember guys, if you have a killer Roadster you would like to see on RoadsterGarage.net, then shoot us an email at roadstergarage@live.com.au

Congrats AJ, you are the Roadster Of The Week!

Day One

After work, I went on a hunt to find a tailshaft for the conversion, My friend gave me a lead to a place in Villawood that had an Evolution Gold NB8A sitting there, So I gave them a call to see if they had what I needed.

And thankfully, they did so off I went to get the manual tailshaft.

Arriving to Dahtone Racing with the newly acquired tailshaft, I saw the MX sitting on the hoist, with the automatic gearbox ripped out of it, words really couldn’t describe how i felt at the time. It’s finally happening!

As you can see, the exhaust, PPF, transmission, tailshaft and Diff have been removed, The diff will be stripped tomorrow and Adan will lock it permanently.


This picture is the last time the Automatic will be next to the differential.


This is how the car is currently resting, till tomorrow!

MX-5 Now At Dahtone Racing!

Well as some may know, I have recently sold my Nissan Micra to a friend of mine, however the Micra will be in my possession for a few more weeks, so while I still have the oppurtunity to drive the Micra around I figured there wouldn’t be a better time to get the MX-5 back on the road.

I decided to take the MX down to Anthony at Dahtone Racing, he is a very good mechanic, and is pretty much the only person I trust with my cars.

We have decided to finally finish the manual conversion, removing power steering, modify the diff, and complete the wire tuck on the engine bay, along with other various little bits and pieces.

I am still searching for last-minute parts, as I didn’t expect for this to happen so soon.

You see, I actually took the micra of the market, but my mate offered me pretty good coin for it, and i will still have it until the Mazda is back on the road, I couldn’t resist, and here we are.

The Roadster  is currently resting at Dahtone, and work will commence on monday the 1st.

To get in contact with Dahtone Racing, or simpily to see what kind of work they do, click the link below

www.dahtoneracing.com

I really can’t wait to start driving him again!