Mazda MX-5 Miata: 
  Find it. Fix it. Trick it. 

 by Keith Tanner 

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Other books by Keith Tanner

Keith has written for a number of publications including Grassroots Motorsports and 4x4 Builder. Mazda MX-5 Miata: Find it. Fix it. Trick it. is his third published book.

Mazda MX-5 Performance Projects is a series of 42 projects aimed at every type of Miata owner. They range from oil changes to engine swaps. A number of interchange upgrades such as installing a 1.8 engine in a 1.6 chassis are also covered. All projects include estimated time and cost, necessary tools, complimentary upgrades and degree of difficulty. The book is well known for its clarity of both the text and pictures and has become a standard in the Miata field.
How to Build a Cheap Sports Car is both the story of building a Miata-powered sportscar based on the Lotus Seven, and a technical manual on how to build your own. The build takes you from stripping down a wrecked Miata, through the pitfalls and small victories of the construction, to the tuning of the final result on the racetrack. The technical information covers everything from the fundamentals of brake systems to car setup.


In his own garage, there's a 1967 Land Rover, "the Seven" (a Miata-based Lotus Seven replica), a 1966 Cadillac, a classic Mini, a 1989 Toyota pickup and a Mazda 323 GTX. His latest project is the Targa Miata, a Miata being built for the 2008 Targa Newfoundland. His wife Janel drives a turbocharged 1990 Miata.