Category Archives: 1973 Javelin-street

Father’s Day Car Show

I’m not a big car show guy (I prefer a race track!) but there’s a local, annual show that the Norcal AMC club has been going to for years. Usually they have maybe 2 to 4 cars. I wanted to … Continue reading

Yellow Javelin Update

Since I’ve moved I’ve been able to go to the local AMC club meetings every month. I finally took the Javelin to a meeting and the car was overheating. It was weird. it’d get to 200* when stopped at a … Continue reading

My Javelin in Popular Hotrodding…

Several months ago Liz Miles put out the call for Reader’s Rides submissions for the magazine on pro-touring.com. I sent her some pics and info on my yellow 1973 street Javelin. Well I got my July 2011 issue today and … Continue reading

corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca

Survived another track outing with my trusty ’73 Javelin. This was my last track event of the year (probably ever) in this car as I plan to retire it back to street only duty. I hope to have the American … Continue reading

Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…

If you follow this blog at all you might remember that I’ve been leaking rear end gear fluid all year. I noticed it back in March when I did a shake down of the Javelin on Thunderhill’s skid pad. Initially … Continue reading

Nose job revisited…

So I had an idea to try tweaking the stripes on the hood.  I wanted to see what it would look like to split the band that runs around the nose.  I got a razor blade and cut out the … Continue reading

LED Taillights… a long time coming.

I finally got around to installing LED taillights in the Javelin this weekend.  This is something I’ve been thinking of for years and even experimented with building my own LED board about 5 years ago. I just never followed through … Continue reading

block off plate – Laguna prep continues…

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to carry my track tires where the back seat normally goes.  Pulling the rear seat leaves a big pass through opening to the trunk.  I’ve got the battery back there and will … Continue reading

Vibration …

I might have said it in another post but it’s worth repeating.  Running your car on track vibrates the SH!T out of everything.  Got the car on jackstands this weekend so I can do some prep for Laguna in November. … Continue reading

Plan B – Laguna Seca prep…

My next (and last) track day for the year will be Nov. 1st with NCRC.  Now that I’ve done 6 track days on my Kumho’s I’ve decided I really don’t want to drive the 2 1/2 hrs each way on … Continue reading