Garrett's V8: With the car running, it's time to start debugging.

Garrett's V8

Building a 2016 V8 Miata

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December 8, 2017
With the car running, it's

time to start debugging.
This car's been through a lot of changes since it rolled on to the lift as a meek, 100% stock Miata with 18 miles on the odometer. The initial test drives are all about monitoring gauges, logging data and looking for little buzzes and noises. It's not the exciting smoke show that reality TV would have you believe, it's careful, methodical work. We even have the entire nose of the car covered in tape to protect it from bugs, as it will get a clear wrap later.
Here's what the Header Shield material looks like after about 80 miles of street driving.

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