Frequently Asked Questions
We'll try to address common questions here. Feel free to contact us if you have any more!
How can I get one?
Flyin' Miata is the exclusive US dealer for the Miata-based Westfield and we can also sell in Canada. In Europe, contact Westfield directly.
What do they cost? What options are available?
See our configurator for details on options and prices.
Are there any extra costs?
The price includes crating, trans-Atlantic shipping, duties and taxes. Shipping the kit inside the US will be an additional cost, and it will vary depending on how far you are from the port.
I'm looking for a Westfield XI or an XTR. Do you sell them?
Yes, we can provide the Megabusa, XI and XTR. Please contact us for details.
Can I buy the kit and find my own donor?
Of course. This is the least expensive option although it involves more work. We will support any kit we sell regardless of where the powertrain comes from.
Can I buy the Miata parts from you?
Yes, Flyin' Miata offers "pallet donors" that include all the Miata parts required to complete the car. This saves the effort and mess of finding a donor car, stripping it, cleaning the parts and disposing of the remains. We can also substitute upgraded parts and refurbish used parts. Full details
Can I buy a complete car and drive it home?
Yes, Flyin' Miata offers turnkey cars to whatever specification you desire. Full details
I'm confused. If you're selling the kit, who is Manik Technologies in Texas?
Manik Technologies is the US distributor for all Westfield kits. But we're the exclusive dealer for the Miata-based kit. Manik brings the cars into the country, we sell them and support them because we know the Miata so well. If you want to buy a Miata-based kit, you'll go through us. If you want to buy a Megabusa, an XTR2 or an XI, you can go through us or a number of other dealers or even Manik themselves. This doesn't affect the pricing of the kit at all, it simply means that you get the best, most knowledgable support for your Miata-based Westfield.
Building the car
Are there any special tools required to assemble the kit?
Nothing too exotic, although you will need a good selection of tools. We highly recommend a pneumanic riveter to save yourself a lot of effort. We've also found that a rivnut tool is very useful, and a right-angle drill attachment helps when reaching a few rivet holes. A few inexpensive hole saws for fibreglass are also required. Welding is not required.
Can I use a 1994/1996/1999/2001/Mazdaspeed MX-5 as the donor?
The kit is available for 1990-93 and 1994-97 models at this point. You can use a 1999-05 as a donor but there may be some modification required and these cars are not supported by the factory. For example, the front uprights have a steering arm that's 7mm higher and this will affect the bump steer unless the rack is spaced upwards. The rear uprights have an extra 10mm of track that may cause tire clearance problems in extreme cases. The instrument cluster is mounted slightly differently, the variable valve timing mechanism and the different intake may cause hood clearance problems. The ECU will likely be upset at the lack of some emissions components such as the gas tank pressurization check. Nothing that can't be solved, but there will be some problem solving involved. We'll help you out as much as we can.
Performance and upgrades
Do you have any performance numbers?
Automobile Magazine tested the car when it was fitted with a 1.8. Here are their results.
Keith's similar car posted a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds, lateral acceleration of 0.98G and holds the track record at our local track. This is with a 145 rwhp engine.
What will the final car weigh?
The weight varies depending on options, but it is right around 1300 lbs wet.
What FM upgrades will fit on the Westfield?
Brake upgrade kits, wheel/tire packages, engine internals, differentials and clutches are all compatible. Intake upgrades, exhaust components, suspension upgrades and cooling upgrades will not fit. Our turbo kits won't fit without modification, but we're certainly going to make those modifications work.
Is it road-legal?
Yes, a Westfield Miata can be fully road-legal and registered even in California. The process for registering a kit car like this varies from state to state however. Call your local DMV for specifics on your area.
Can I get one in Canada?
Yes you can! This is a big step for Canadian fans of lightweight sports cars. Shipping time will be around 4 weeks, and shipping costs will be approximiately 30% higher to Canada.