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Created by David West
Featured in the inaugural edition of Spitfire & GT6 Magazine
installation of new dashboard
Dashboard Upgrade
modification of the frame
Frame Modifications
redesigned motor mounts
383cid Motor Mounts
installing the 383 cid engine
383cid Motor Installation
Installation of Tremec 5-speed
Tremec Transmission Installation
adapting of the Miata seats
Miata Seat Installation
front suspension upgrade
Front Suspension Upgrade
rear suspension upgrade
Rear Suspension Upgrade
photo of Zenith spoke wheels
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Originally, I purchased a set of four 16 x 7 inch 'lip laced' custom wire wheels from 'Zenith Wire Wheels', of Campbell, CA - owned by the late James Craig - he tried to talk me into putting a wide blue racing stripe on my car similar to the Ford Mustang.

When new tires were necessary, I could not find a tire manufacturer that continued to make the two sizes of tires required for the car - 195 x 40, R16 front tires and 225x45, R16 rear tires. In order to keep the tire brand and specifications the same for the front and rear, I had to upgrade the rear wheels to 17, or 18, inch diameter - this provided a much larger tire selection. In keeping with the wire wheel scheme, I ordered a pair of 17 x 10 inch 'standard laced' wire wheels, manufactured by 'The Wire Wheel King', of Campbell, CA.

'The Wire Wheel King' is owned and operated by James Craig's original staff - the wheels have the same look and quality.

I then ordered Goodrich 'G Force' tires - a pair of 275/40 ZR17 tires for the rear and a pair of 205/45 ZR16 tires for the front.

Updated: Tue 30 Jan 2018