Category Archives: Drive Train

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

1973 Javelin-street, Drive Train, Interior

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

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

getting ready for round 2 – NASA AIX Javelin update

Ok, here’s what’s been going on since the first race weekend… My single biggest issue from the Feb. race(s) was a bad vibration. After thinking about it a lot I convinced myself that it was the exhaust touching the axle. … Continue reading

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

Back on it! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Ok, as was just pointed out in a recent comment, it’s been TWO MONTHS since the last update. My last time with the car before last week was July 10th. On that day I finally put most of the fluids … Continue reading

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

Trans is in (again)… NASA American Iron Javelin update

ok, overdue for an update… here’s what I’ve been up to. First, as the title suggests, I had to pull the transmission back out of the car. I have to admit I was pretty sure it would have to come … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train

plumbing and more… NASA American Iron Javelin update

No matter how much I work on this car it always seems there is still an ocean of work to do. Plus all the one step forward, two steps back stuff. Anway, I have a 3rd member! That’s a major … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train

OWWWW!!!!!! !@#$%&^!!@!… NASA American Iron Javelin Update

ok, if you’re building yourself a race car might I suggest the following… TRY to avoid dropping a flywheel on it’s end onto your pinky. There’s nothing like the serrated end of a flywheel to both crush and cut open … Continue reading

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

Engine mock up… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Dropped the motor in place to check clearances. Everything looks good. Headers fit and oil pan clears the k-member and steering rack. I’m going to have fun getting the steering around the headers but I was kind of expecting that… … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Drive Train