MX-5/Miata Boeken
Een overzicht van diverse boeken over de Mx-5 / Miata / Eunos en aanverwante techniek die ik in de loop van de jaren heb verzameld.
Deze zijn in willekeurige volgorde.


titel: Rod's Mazda Miata 1.6 liter Enthusiast's shop manual
schrijver: Rod Grainger, Pete Shoemark
uitgever: Veloce Publishing
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 1-874105-59-6
beschrijving / flaptekst:
covers all 1.6 liter Miatas 1998 through 1994
Compare these features with other manuals, then buy the best:
  • over 350 pages
  • over 1200 step-by-step photos
  • over 400 line drawings
  • based on a full strip-down & rebuild
  • friendly, very easy to use
  • step-by-step procedures
  • covers rebuild in same detail as stripdown
  • includes full tune-up & maintenance procedures
  • includes 5-speed manual transmission stripdown & rebuild
  • tool sizes, dimensions, settings & torque values included in text

titel: Rod's Mazda Miata 1.8 workshop manual
schrijver: Rod Grainger, Pete Shoemark
uitgever: Veloce Publishing
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-1-845840-90-7
beschrijving / flaptekst:
covers all 1840cc MX-5s, Miatas & eunos Roadsters with pop-up headlights 1993 through 1999
Compare these features with other manuals, then buy the best:
  • over 350 pages
  • over 1200 step-by-step photos
  • over 400 line drawings
  • based on a full strip-down & rebuild
  • friendly, very easy to use
  • step-by-step procedures
  • covers rebuild in same detail as stripdown
  • includes full tune-up & maintenance procedures
  • includes 5-speed manual transmission stripdown & rebuild
  • tool sizes, dimensions, settings & torque values included in text

titel: Mazda MX-5 Miata: Performance Projects
schrijver: Keith Tanner
uitgever: Motorbooks
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-7603-1620-7
beschrijving / flaptekst:
If you are like most Miata owners, tou never miss a chance to bond with your car. With Mazda MX-5 Miata: Performance Projects, long-time Miata owner and innovator Keith Tanner gives you up to 41 new ways to maintain, modify, and upgrade your favorite sports car.

This book is both an introduction to maintaining the Miata and a guide to common modifications. The Miata is a fairly simple car, making it an excellent platform for the biginning mechanic, as well as a treat for more experienced wrenches to work on.

Covering everything from oil changes to suspension mods to engine work and much more, this book provides the most direct Miata how-to instruction offered anywhere. Each project includes helpful color photography and estimates of the time commitment, necessary skill level, and cost of each project – so you know what you're getting into before you start. Mazda MX-5 Miata: Performance Projects is the perfect resource for the serious Miata enthousiast.

 


titel: Mazda MX-5 Miata: Find it. Fix it. Trick it.
schrijver: Keith Tanner
uitgever: Motorbooks
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-7603-2792-0
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Introduced in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has become the convertible of choice for enthusiasts seeking the classic sports car experience. It is without question the most successful modern sportscar, as popular in autocross and amateur racing as it is among pleasure drivers.

In Mazda MX-5: Find it. Fix it. Trick it., author Keith Tanner shows readers how to make the most of any Miata – what to look for in a used model and what to avoid, how to perform common maintenance and repairs, and how to complete several projects to improve performance and appearance. Each project includes required parts, cost, time, tools and skill level necessary for completion. Whether you're thinking about buying a Miata or if you already own one, Mazda MX-5 Miata: Find it. Fix it. Trick it. is sure to enhance your experience as a Miata owner.

 


titel: How to build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5
schrijver: Keith Tanner
uitgever: Motorbooks
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-7603-3705-9
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Since it's introduction more than 20 years ago, the Mazda Miata has captured the imaginations of countless motoring enthusiasts. It's a great car in stock form, but the the MX-5 begs to be modified, whether for enhanced performance or simply to personalize its appearance. Whether you're headed to a roadracing circuit, the local autocross, or that curvy road on the way home, you can tailor your Miata to best suit your goals, and How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5 provides the road map you need.

Miata expert, mechanic, and racer Keith Tanner guides you through the most cost-effective, performance-improving products and modifications available for the Miata.Whether you've considered simple bolt-on projects such as cold air intake or exhaust systems, or you are interested in a substantial power upgrade employing a turbo or engine swap, Tanner answers all your questions with practical, easy-to-understand information that will prevent you from making a costly mistake. Other common modifications discussed include wheels and tires, brakes, suspension, and safety equipment.

Whatever your desire for high-performance upgrades for your Miata, you're sure to find all the information you need in How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5!

 


titel: MX-5 Miata: The book of the World's Favourite Sportscar
schrijver: Brian Long
uitgever: Veloce Publishing
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-1-84584-043-3
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Now in its second decade of production, Mazda's superb convertible roadster has become by far the world's best-selling sports car. Here, in definitive detail, is the full story of the MX-5 Miata (known as the Eunos Roadster in Japan) from inception in the early 1980s to the current third generation models. Researched in Japan, this book includes exclusive interviews with key people in the MX-5 story. Coverage includes development, launch details, the model’s evolution in all the major markets, motorsport, specials, and much, much more. The book also features a foreword by Takao Kijima, the MX-5 Miata's chief engineer.

titel: Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster,
Design & development: the inside story told by Mazda's designers & engineers
schrijver: Toshihiko Hirai (en anderen)
uitgever: Veloce Publishing
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 1-904788-29-7
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Translated from Japanese, here is the extraordinary account of how the world’s most popular sportscar came into being.

This is the story of how a team of dedicated engineers and designers boldly conceived the idea of a totally new lightweight sportscar at a time when the traditional open roadster seemed doomed to extinction. Despite considerable opposition, the group tenaciously defended its concept of a car which would offer the driver the same unity as that found between a horse and its rider.

Despite the odds, the team succeeded brilliantly.

Here is the fascinating, and very often surprising, inside story of the MX-5 Miata’s conception, design and production as told by the individual members of the team.

 


titel: Miata Universe
schrijver: Jay Lamm
uitgever: Media Source
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: ---
beschrijving / flaptekst:
(niet beschikbaar)

titel: Mazda MX-5 Miata Haynes Repair Manual
schrijver: Alan Ahlstrand, John H Haynes
uitgever: Haynes Publishing Group
taal: Engels/Brits
ISBN-nummer: 1-56392-289-4
beschrijving / flaptekst:
  • Step by step procedures linked to hundreds of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations
  • Complete troubleshooting section helps identify specific problems
  • Written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown using common available tools
  • Haynes tips give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools
  • Notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic
  • Color spark plug diagnosis
  • Easy to use index
Models covered by this manual: All Mazda MX-5 Miata models 1990 thru 1997

titel: MX-5 Renovation Manual
schrijver: Paul Hardiman
uitgever: Haynes Publishing
taal: Engels/Brits
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-85733-006-2
beschrijving / flaptekst:
This all-colour practical book provides expert advice on how to breathe new life into a used and perhaps tired example of the MX-5/Eunos/Miata, a modern-day classic. From preventative maintenance to the renewal of worn components and details of known problems and how to fix them, the down-to-earth, comprehensively illustrated text provides all the information to enjoy an MX-5/Eunos/Miata on a budget.

With the aid of over 500 colour illustrations, and numerous step-by-step procedures, this book tells you:

  • The story of the MX-5/Eunos/Miata development and evolution
  • What to look for and what to avoid when buying a second-hand MX-5/Eunos/Miata
  • How to carry out all the recommended routine maintenance/servicing procedures, from oil level checking to cam belt (timing belt) renewal
  • How to renew components that commonly need attention on high-milage cars, including suspension components, the clutch, and the window-lift mechanism
  • How to renew easily damaged body components, including the hood (soft-top) and nose-cone
  • Advice on carrying out simple modifications, such as fitting upgraded lighting, uprated brakes and modified instrument dial faces
  • specifications for all MX-5 models up to 2005
  • Listings of MX-5/Eunos/Miata clubs and specialists

Covers MX-5 Mk1, Mk2 and 'Mk2.5' models (1989-2005)
(this book was originally published as 'Do it up! Mazda MX-5')

 


titel: MX-5 Miata 1990-1994: The five Year Retrospective of a Classic
schrijver: Barbara Beach
uitgever: Miata Club of America
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: ---
bijzonderheden: gelimiteerde uitgave, 4000 exemplaren (genummerd).
Bij ieder exemplaar hoort een 'certificate of authenticity' met het nummer van het boek.
beschrijving / flaptekst:
(niet beschikbaar)

Titel: Miata, Mazda MX-5, The Rebirth of the Sports Car in the new Mazda MX-5 Miata
Schrijver: Jack K. Yamaguchi, Jonathan Thompson
Uitgever: St. Martin's Press
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: ---
bijzonderheden: Twee boeken. Één boek met het verhaal van de ontwikkeling. En een uitgebreid fotoboek.
beschrijving / flaptekst:
After several years' absence from the world automotive market, the basic, affordable 2-seat softtop roadster makes a strong comeback in the 1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Judging by the previous extremely accurate identification of the specialized 2-seat GT market for the company's rotary powered RX-7 coupé, the entry-level sports car market has been reborn, and other makers may follow Mazda's lead. For those who are long-time sports car fans or those who are new enthusiasts, the MX-5 stirs up old and new feelings. This book's purpose, besides presenting the MX-5 in great detail, is to examine the sports car tradition, both in concept and in specific examples from earlier eras. The concept, once identified clearly (not as easy a task as one might imagine), was examined carefully by Mazda's product planners and engineers as the design took shape – sketches, models, running prototypes, production engineering, detail solutions. These are all presented in full – not only the facts, but also the emotions that inspired each member of the project. Accompanying the exhaustive, thoroughly-researched text is a volume of photographs, – in color and in black and white, and drawings, showing both the technical and the romantic side of this great project. Mazda MX-5 Miata, The Rebirth of the Sports Car in the new Mazda MX-5 Miata is an ideal presentation of the creative process that must stimulate all great works, especially in the complex, highly-regulated world o0f the automobile.

titel: Mazda MX-5 Miata Twenty-Five Years
schrijver: Thomas L. Bryant
uitgever: Motorbooks
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-7603-4643-3
beschrijving / flaptekst:
The revolutionary Mazda MX-5 Miata revitalised a virtually dead traditional sports car market when introduced in 1989 and went on to become the bestselling sports car of all time, selling over a million units worldwide to date. Customers proved that they hadn't lost their desire for simple, lightweight twoseat convertibles; they had simply lost their desire for unreliable, archaic European anachronisms that caught on fire as part of their charm. Mazda took the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout of the traditional British and Italian roadsters such as the Triumph Spitfire, MGB, Fiat 124 Sport Spider, Alfa Romeo Spider and Lotus Elan and created what many consider the perfect sports car.

From the get-go, the MX-5 won universal acclaim, including awards such as Wheels Magazine's Car of The Year for 1989 and 2005 and Sports Car International's "best sports car of the 1990's"and "ten best sports cars of all times." The Miata has also made Car And Driver magazine's annual Ten best list 14 times. In it's december 2009 issue, Grassroots Motorsports magazine named the Miata the most important sports car during the previous 25 years.

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Twenty Five Years is a handsomely illustrated coffee table book celebrating the first quarter century of this groundbreaking car, a car that not only redefined a genre of vehicles but also became the best-selling car in the history of that genre.

 


Verder nog een aantal boeken over Mazda en motortechniek in het algemeen:


titel: Mazda, Seit 1920
schrijver: Joachim Kuch
uitgever: Motor Buch Verlag
taal: Duits
ISBN-nummer: 978-3-613-03028-2
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Mit korkmachinen hat alles angefangen. Die firma Toyo Kogyo spezialisierte sich zuest auf die entwicklung von Maschinen für die Korkveredlung, baute dann Gesteinsbohrer, Lieferdreiräder und sonstiges Gerät – aber keine Autos. Die kamen erst 1960 und mit ihnen der Wankel-Motor, der dem Unternehmen, das inzwischen Mazda hieß, eine weltweit einzigartige Stellung einbrachte und den Ruf, besonders technikorientiert zu sein.

Auch in den folgenden Jahren und Jahrzehnten unterstrich das Unternehmen seine herausragende Position: "Leidenschaftlich anders" wollte es sein, und das war keineswegs ein inhaltsleerer Slogan, sondern erkennbar in die Produkte eingeflossene Überzeugung. Mazdas "Zoom-Zoom" steht seit Jahren für den eigenen Anspruch wie für die erzielten Erfolge. Denn welche weltweit verbreitete Marketing-Botschaft könnte besser als dieses "Zoom-Zoom" Autos charakterisieren wie den Mazda MX-5, die Roadster-Ikone schlechthin, den elegeganten Mazda6 oder den Mazda CX-5 mit innovativer SKYACTIV-Technologie?

Wie es zu dieser Entwicklung kam und wie sie verlief zeigt dieses Buch, das die Meilensteine ebenso präsentiert wie die lückenlose Chronik der nach Europa exportierten Mazda-Modelle, die Konzern- und Technikgeschichte, den Motorsport und die Konzeptfahrzeuge von Japans viertgrößtem Automobilhersteller.

 


titel: Maximum Boost
schrijver: Corky Bell
uitgever: Bentley Publishers
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 978-0-8376-0160-1
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Maximum Boost is the definitive book on Turbocharging. This hands-on book gives you the most detailed information available on understanding designing, setting up, testing and modifying your car with a turbocharging system. Find out what really works and what doesn't, what turbo is right for your needs and what type of setup will give you that extra horsepower. The author shows you how to select and install the right turbo, how to prep the engine, test the systems, integrate a turbo with and electronic fuel injection system or carburetor and even gives detailed troubleshooting information for both OEM and aftermarket turbocharging systems.

You will find valuable information on the following:

  • Essentials of turbo system design - including sizing the turbo, intercooling, fuel system tweaks, preparing the engine, intake and exhaust design
  • Evaluating and installing an aftermarket turbo kit
  • Improving your current turbocharged system
  • Designing and installing your own custom system

Whether you're interested in better performance on the road or extra horsepower to be a winner. This book will give you the knowledge to get the most out of your engine and its turbocharging system.

 


titel: Supercharged
schrijver: Corky Bell
uitgever: Bentley Publishers
taal: Engels/Amerikaans
ISBN-nummer: 0-8376-0168-1
beschrijving / flaptekst:
Corky Bell, the author of the best selling Maximum Boost, has done it again with the publication of Supercharged! Design, Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems. Superchargers have become one of the most popular performance bolt-on products for all engine sizes-from the diminutive, but powerful, Honda and other import four cylinder engines, to Porsche and BMW engines, and Detroit's V6s and V8s. However, bolting a system on that works to the enthusiast's expectations and at the same time is reliable has been a "mystic art." No longer!

As with turbochargers, Corky Bell provides clear and comprehensive information on how to select, size, and install a complete supercharger system that is both successful and reliable. This comprehensive book with numerous illustrations deals with all aspects of the supercharger system from the initial planning to the actual implementation. Corky begins at the beginning devoting chapters to the three basic types of superchargers, giving the reader a grounding in the pluses and minuses of the Roots type, centrifugal, and screw-type superchargers. From there he moves onto to the other elements of a supercharger system, devoting a chapter each to: intercooling, electronic fuel injection, secondary components, and drive mechanisms.

There are also chapters devoted to engine preparation, mounting the supercharger, and testing procedures. Each chapter is complete with accurate information, such as formulas for calculating necessary elements of the system, like size of the supercharger, intercooler, drive mechanisms, etc.

But Supercharged! is not just theory. Corky gets down to the hands-on application of his information. In the chapter "Implementing the Design" he takes us step by step through the calculations, design, installation, and testing of an original supercharger system for a BMW Z3 that ends up producing 10 more horsepower than originally estimated to propel the car down the drag strip in the mid-14 second range. In the next chapter, "Installing a Supercharger Kit," he shows us how to install and dyno check a Toyota off-the-shelf factory system on a Toyota pick-up truck. A suppliers list and glossary are also included at the end of the book.

The supercharger has become the most powerful piece of bolt-on performance equipment. For anyone interested in installing a supercharger system, or just in learning about them, Supercharged! Designing, Testing, and Installing Supercharger Systems is a must have book!