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 well and hung BELOW the lower control arm. New setup is a Speedway Engineering hollow… Continue Reading Sway Bar Upgrade – NASA road race Javelin update

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 push the bottom of the front tires out causing the top to tip in. If… Continue Reading Adjustable LCA – NASA AI Javelin update

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 car was much higher than the cars I was trying (and failing) to compete with.… Continue Reading GOING FOR low… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update

Meet “Mad Matt” the Road Race Matador!

If you watched the video from the last post you know that’s there’s been a new addition to my little AMC fleet (totaling 5 cars now). Here’s what I know of the story so far. In the late 90’s a guy named Lynn Peterson bought a green 1974 Matador. He drove it around for a… Continue Reading Meet “Mad Matt” the Road Race Matador!

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 the “cosmetic” reconstruction will be done. Now I get to bolt everything I took off… Continue Reading Repaint Complete!!! – NASA AI Javelin update

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 I get it back. Dropped by this morning to see where they are at… MAN… Continue Reading Finally! back in paint – NASA AI Javelin update