Tech Column – Paul Reinmann

Saturday Feb 4 Tech Day at Stevenson Miata had the highest member attendance There were 18 Miatas piloted by 19 members, one was a co-pilot. Everyone was able to get their requested maintenance done while several had successful troubleshooting performed. I await feedback on these performance enhancements and will post in a later Ragtop Tales issue.

We had a great time socializing among ourselves with many staying beyond their own cars’ service time. Pizza was great and the weather allowed for nice top-down driving, to and from Stevenson.

Please take note we have an option to add another Tech Day event in three or six months.

John Wigger, the service manager, is willing to have us anytime. Perhaps we could consider this as a recurring event every quarter? Please give me your feedback.

Changing Car Batteries

Changing a car battery is simple, right?  Not so fast.  How to change the car battery in your Miata. by Ron Carmichael I think we have all installed a new car battery during our lifetimes. It was a simple operation which called for unhooking the battery terminals, removing the old battery, installing a new one…

Tech Column – by Ken Schiess

I spent a few minutes chatting with Mike at National Speed today. I was wondering if they do Miatas and what one might do to improve performance without forsaking drivability (quiet, fuel mileage etc). He was amazingly patient explaining to me that tuning, while not cheap, was one answer to my question. For models NC…

Tech Column – by Ken Schiess

As we approach Tech Day it seemed appropriate to write about some of the challenges one could encounter with the NC model. First is the top. As the NC’s age, (the newest now 5 years old and the oldest 15) tops begin to reach end of life, especially if they have been exposed to the…