Category Archives: Wheels and Tires

The “Ah Hah!” moment – NASA AI Javelin update!

The Trackmasters event was a mixed bag. I didn’t go any faster and I cut a tire which meant I didn’t get to run the last two session. The tire got cut because I didn’t run the ½” front wheel … Continue reading

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

Still no faster and a cut tire to boot! – NASA AI Javelin update

So after another long summer of working around the clock it was finally time to get back on track with the Javelin. At the last test the car was “ok” but I just couldn’t get near my old fast lap … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Track Events, video, Wheels and Tires

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

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

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

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

1973 Javelin-street, Track Events, video, Wheels and Tires

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

1973 Javelin-street, Track Events, Wheels and Tires

“Weapon” of choice… American Iron Javelin update.

After some research I decided which wheels I’m going to run. They are MB Weapons in 17 x 9 with about 6″ of backspace. I bought them from Discount Tire Direct. They weigh 21lbs each. Wanted to run the Enkei … Continue reading

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

New wheels/tires and… the doors work!

So, after the skid pad outing in March (where I put a big hole in one of the Kumho Victoracer track tires) I realized I should probably get a set of street tires. I was especially concerned about driving the … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Body and Paint, Wheels and Tires