Category Archives: Suspension

Shop Rock!

That was brutal! But after 3 months of working 7 days a week I finally got my life back! Things started to ease up near the end of October. Time to get back in the shop. Now the first order … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Shop Talk, Suspension, Wheels and Tires

Braking news… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Man… that took a lot longer than I thought it would but I finally have the front suspension and brakes ALMOST finished. I had a major problem trying to get the power rack in. First I found out that the … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Brakes, Suspension, Wheels and Tires

IFS Continued… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Ok, got the remaining front suspension parts (upper control arms, springs and upper shock mount plates) from Control Freak Suspensions. Managed to get the drivers side all put together today. I also picked up a used Accusump and a 5lb … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Suspension

Got IFS? – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Ok, so today I pulled the stock front suspension out and got the IFS pieces that I received bolted up (k-member, lower control arms and spindles). I really need the rest of the parts now. They should be here by … Continue reading

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

They’re here! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Today was a BIG day. The Control Freak IFS AND the A5 transmission were delivered! These are two big pieces of the puzzle. I didn’t get the upper control arms and a few other pieces for the IFS but I … Continue reading

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

getting close… NASA American Iron Javelin update

ugh… I was hoping to get the car back 2 weeks ago.  but we’ve been stuck waiting for parts.  we’re pretty close at this point though.  the rear coil over shocks/springs showed up today.  the 3-link is almost done and … Continue reading

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

American Iron Javelin – first parts purchase!

ok, it’s real now… I bought the first part for the American Iron Javelin race car project. and it was a big (read expensive) piece. it’s a killer IFS system for AMC’s that’s just come out. It’s built by Al … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Suspension

On the ground!

well, it’s been almost two years but the car is back on the ground.  I sent the hub with the sheared wheel stud back to Ken McIntire and he was able to get the old stud out and put in … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Misc, Suspension