Category Archives: 1974 Javelin-road race

Testing Fail… NASA American Iron Javelin update

After all the work done to the car over the last several months it was finally time to get it back on track for a test. First I had to renew my NASA license. After my 2015 competition license arrived … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race

Finishing touches… NASA American Iron Javelin update

With the exhaust done I was down to the last few items on my list… 1. Finalize the scale/alignment 2. Make extensions for the front spoiler and make it easily removable 3. Put vents in the hood for air extraction … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Suspension

Exhaust Redo… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update

Now that the car was 2″ lower the problem became ground clearance. The long tube headers were only an inch + from the ground. This was expected but I wanted to take everything one step at a time. Well, now … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Exhaust, video

Sway Bar Upgrade – NASA road race Javelin update

As the suspension overhaul continues I wanted to redo the swaybar setup. What’s been on the car was a parts bin find from Joe. Steel, splined, bar mounted using Control Freak solid bar frame mounts. The arms where steel as … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Suspension, video

Adjustable LCA – NASA AI Javelin update

So I got the road race Javelin 2″ lower all around. But, I didn’t have any negative camber. After thinking about a few options I hatched a plan to make the lower control arms adjustable. That would allow me to … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Suspension, video

GOING FOR low… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update

So after 2 years the car was rebuilt, repainted, re-stickered and ready to go. Seems like the perfect time to tear it all apart again! Ever since I first built the car I’ve been unhappy with the ride height. The … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Suspension, video

Repaint Complete!!! – NASA AI Javelin update

Well it’s been 3 weeks since I dropped the Javelin off and it’s finally done. Picked it up this morning. WOW, what a difference new paint makes. Looks great (again)! Now I just need to get the stickers reapplied and … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Body and Paint

Finally! back in paint – NASA AI Javelin update

Well it’s been over a year and a half but the car is FINALLY back in the paint shop! Took it back to Maaco in Santa Rosa. It’s been there a week and will be at least another week before … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Body and Paint

American Iron Javelin – Getting ready for paint

After the test day in January (2014) it was time to get the car ready for paint. I was not looking forward to that bill so I wanted to do as much as I could on my own before bringing … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint

444 days…. NASA AI Javelin update

After exactly 444 days Franken-Javelin returned to Sears Pt. for a shakedown run. Signed up for the afternoon test session 1pm – 4pm. Got to the track around 11am so I had plenty of time to register, get unloaded and … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Track Events, Traqmate, video