Category Archives: American Iron

Last dance… NASA American Iron Javelin Update

Finally got around to checking out the video/data from the last test session. This was the first time I had my Traqmate and GoPro camera running at the same time. After messing around with the Traqstudio software I was able … Continue reading

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

sifting through the wreckage…

After a week of mourning it was time to drag my ass into the garage and survey the carnage… I had already borrowed and brought home Jeff’s Porta-Puller. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically an hydraulic jack … Continue reading

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

When it all goes horribly wrong…

So this will go down as one of the worst days of my life… I get home from what felt like a fairly successful test session at Sears. The car’s in one piece, seemed to run ok, probably not any … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron

Testing, testing, 1 2 3… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Well I got the MSD distributor in and got the car running and set the timing around 34*. Then I had to figure out whether I was going to try to get a test in before the next race. Kind … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Track Events

Distributors 101… NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

Ok, after the epic fail at Buttonwillow it was time to dig into the Javelin and figure out wtf was going on with the timing. I had the car dyno tuned before the race to make sure the engine was … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train, Electrical

Race report Buttonwillow – NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

Well, that was a total bust… The title of my last post was “back in game” but it looks like I spoke to soon. I spent the week before the race nut and bolting the car and cleaning it. Doing … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Racing

back in the game! American Iron Javelin update…

Well, it’s been 5 months since I blew the motor at Buttonwillow. Let’s recap what’s happened since then… Early May I brought the Motor to Rob’s Auto Machine in Hayward. Took a couple of months for the rebuild to be … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train

Dun Blowed Up… NASA AIX Javelin update

blown motor? check… Ok, the motors blown but the question was, how bad? I took off the valve covers and manually rotated the engine. none of the valves moved and the engine wouldn’t turn a full 360*. It hangs up … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train

Race Report – NASA AIX Outlaw AMC Javelin AMX – Buttonwillow April 21, 2012

Fresh off my test day with Dave Brown I had less than a week to get ready for Buttonwillow. I decided last minute to try and get a little more downforce at the front to try to help the push … Continue reading

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

the cold, hard, facts… NASA AIX Javelin update

After two race weekends it’s clear that both the car and me are way out of our league. At Infineon I’m 10+ seconds behind the leaders and I’m even slower than the CMC2 cars (even though I should have almost … Continue reading

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